Recently in the ESA Category


ESA has confirmed a contract signature with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) to be the main customer for their Lunar Pathfinder satellite launching in 2024 that will provide communications services around the Moon.

Space is changing fast. ESA wants to open up space to start-ups, new companies, new actors - basically to everyone.

Europe's Vega has delivered Pléiades Neo-4 and four auxiliary payloads, SunStorm, RadCube and LEDSAT developed through ESA, and BRO-4, to their planned orbits.

Bartolomeo Connected To Columbus

The first European external commercial facility on the International Space Station arrived at its new home last week: the Columbus laboratory module.

ESA Spacecraft Dodges Large Constellation

For the first time, ESA has performed a 'collision avoidance manoeuvre' to protect one of its spacecraft from colliding with a satellite in a large constellation.

A new type of multibeam antenna has been patented by ESA and European industry, offering high-throughput performance at a lower price tag for future telecom or Earth-observing missions.

Decided in Luxemburg by the European Space Agency council meeting at Ministerial level, Ariane 6 is a modular three-stage launcher (solid-cryogenic-cryogenic) with two configurations using: four boosters (A64) or two boosters (A62).

ESA business incubation has passed the milestone of 400 new companies. The initiative to profit from space technology and expertise to create new businesses and jobs in Europe also boosts local economies and Europe's competitiveness.

An Ariane 5 lifted off tonight from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, and delivered two telecom satellites into their planned orbits.

ESA will give the most promising European space applications, services and technologies the chance to access a substantial new source of venture capital finance.