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ESA Prioritises Boosting Commercialisation of Space

In a speech at the World Space Business Week (WSBW), held in Paris from 12 to 16 September 2022, the Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA) Josef Aschbacher showed full support for further commercialisation of the European space sector. Here is the transcript of his speech, as published on his personal Twitter account […]Read More

20 Space Acronyms That Help Farmers

Agriculture is one of the key application areas of satellite data. We have all heard about precision farming using satellite navigation signals and a large array of Earth Observation techniques that help farmers identify soil characteristics and crop health. In this article we describe these techniques in a list of space data ‘indices’ that describe […]Read More

Living Planet Symposium Kicks Off Today

Attracting thousands of scientists and data users, the ESA Living Planet Symposium LPS22 is amongst the biggest Earth observation conferences in the world. For decades now, Earth observation has played a fundamental role in advancing our understanding of how our planet works and how it is being affected by climate change. While the need to […]Read More

The end of Sentinel-1B?

The situation “does not look very good” for the Sentinel-1B satellite of the EU’s Copernicus Earth observation programme, confirmed European Space Agency (ESA) Director General Josef Aschbacher and Simonetta Cheli, head of ESA’s Earth observation programmes, at the end of the institution’s Council meeting on Thursday 17 March. Official update from ESA This remark came shortly after […]Read More

ESA funds 12 new experiments to fly on OPS-SAT

The European Space Agency ESA announced today that it has funded 12 new experiments to fly on board its OPS-SAT flying laboratory cubesat. OPS-SAT: A Swiss Army Knife in Orbit ESA’s OPS-SAT (short for Operations Satellite) is a Swiss army knife in orbit. The 30-cm 3U CubeSat packs a powerful onboard computer and an array […]Read More

Roadmap for Your Space Career with ESA

It’s not all about astronauts! The European space sector needs people from all educational backgrounds. Thousands of people work on space science, engineering, applications, management, logistics, and everything else! So of course there is a place in space for your career too! Your path to space begins at ESA The European Space Agency ESA offers […]Read More

Sports Event Photography In Seconds, Thanks To Space

Space is no longer just about rocket science. In fact, space has become part of all aspects of our daily life, much more than most people realise. Recently, space has even become an essential part of sports event photography! ESA Business Applications Ambassadors This example was mentioned in a presentation by ESA Business Applications Ambassador […]Read More

Call for Tender: Space for Hydro Energy

The European Space Agency (ESA) is inviting organisations to propose a plan for a feasibility study of space-based applications for the hydro energy sector. Funding Opportunity Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is one of the great challenges of the coming years. Sustainable development requires more and better use of renewable energies such as hydroelectric, wind and […]Read More

Vega launch offers opportunities for Dutch commercial space

More than 50 small satellites were simultaneously launched into space from French Guyana with the Vega Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) on 2 September 2020. It is the first time that a rocket launch by the European Space Agency ESA is entirely devoted to small satellites. There are several Dutch innovations and hardware on board, […]Read More