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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.

The last weather satellite in Europe's highly successful Meteosat Second Generation series lifted off on an Ariane 5 launcher at 21:42 GMT (23:42 CEST) on 15 July from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

Telecom satellites are set to enter a new age, as ESA, Eutelsat and Airbus Defence & Space begin designing the most flexible payload ever.

The liftoff of Soyuz flight VS11 from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana took place as scheduled on 21:46:18 GMT (22:46:18 CET) on Friday 27 March 2015.

Start-ups From Space

This month's Space focuses on startups in Europe that are finding everyday Earthly applications for space innovations.

In the afterglow of the Rosetta mission's success in landing on a comet, the member states of ESA met in Luxembourg in early December to look forward to future challenges.