AIR QUALITY-MONITORING SATELLITE IN ORBIT

The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel‑5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) on 13 October 2017. The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing Read more about AIR QUALITY-MONITORING SATELLITE IN ORBIT[…]

New satellite constellation to provide high-speed, low-latency, ultra-secure, global network for mobility market expanding coverage & moving to 5G

LeoSat BV, which is launching a constellation of up to 108 low-earth-orbit data communications satellites, has signed a Joint Statement with the European Space Agency (ESA) and 15 satellite industry leaders to collaborate on “Satellite for 5G”. ESA and the European space industry are joining forces to develop and demonstrate the added value that satellite Read more about New satellite constellation to provide high-speed, low-latency, ultra-secure, global network for mobility market expanding coverage & moving to 5G[…]

CALL FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE IN SPACE

With more than 750 000 pieces of dangerous debris now orbiting Earth, the urgent need for coordinated international action to ensure the long-term sustainability of spaceflight is a major finding from Europe’s largest-ever conference on space debris. “We require a coordinated global solution to what is, after all, a global problem that affects critical satellites Read more about CALL FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE IN SPACE[…]

Galileo goes live!

On 15 December 2016, Europe’s satellite navigation system Galileo will start offering its initial services to public authorities, businesses and citizens. Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, responsible for the Energy Union, said: “Geo-localisation is at the heart of the ongoing digital revolution with new services that transform our daily lives. Galileo will increase geo-location precision ten-fold Read more about Galileo goes live![…]

Save the world from an asteroid impact

QinetiQ is examining what it would take to save the world from an asteroid impact, under an € 840,000 contract awarded by the European Space Agency (ESA). Scientists from QinetiQ’s Space business, in partnership with GMV, are defining the requirements for ESA’s Asteroid Impact Monitoring (AIM) mission, part of the Asteroid Impact & Deflection Assessment Read more about Save the world from an asteroid impact[…]