Tag Archives: European Space Agency

Start-up incubated at the ESA BIC Harwell set to overhaul breast screening in the UK

SWINDON, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — From space cots to bed bugs, to bicycle bell satnavs and sustainable farm food – whatever the sector, the European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centre in Harwell (ESA BIC Harwell) has supported them all. It is … Read the full press release

First results from the Gaia satellite revealed

SWINDON, 15-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The first results from the Gaia satellite, which is completing an unprecedented census of more than one billion stars in the Milky Way, are being released today to astronomers and the public. The release marks the … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space, European Space Agency partner to ensure the safe and precise landing of the Russian Luna-Resource lunar lander

ESA awards new contract to continue developing PILOT lunar landing system BERLIN, 06-Jun-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, and the European Space Agency (ESA), have signed a contract for the early development of … Read the full press release

SENER participates in European Space Agency’s ExoMars program

MADRID, 14-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The SENER engineering and technology group is participating in ExoMars, a European Space Agency (ESA) program that includes two missions: ExoMars 2016, which consists of an orbiter and a descent module that will land on Mars, and ExoMars … Read the full press release

First relay satellite of the SpaceDataHighway EDRS-A successfully launched into geostationary orbit

BLAGNAC, 04-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — EDRS-A, the first relay satellite of the SpaceDataHighway, was successfully launched into geostationary orbit on 30 January 2016. After a test period, it will become operational for its first end-user customer by mid-2016. The SpaceDataHighway system will … Read the full press release

Innobyte developed new European Space Software Repository for the European Space Agency

Innobyte supported the European Space Agency for the development of the European Space Software Repository (ESSR), an ESA information web portal that promotes reuse of Software including Open Source Software, and provides all parties involved in European Space software development … Read the full press release

Inmarsat: SwiftBroadband Safety will play integral part in the future European air traffic management (ATM) infrastructure

LONDON, 28-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat, has today announced that SwiftBroadband Safety will play an integral part in the future European air traffic management (ATM) infrastructure. The announcement follows the signing of a contract between Inmarsat and the European Space Agency … Read the full press release

Trinity College Dublin geologists found strong evidence that one of the largest preserved impact structures on Earth was caused by a comet and not a meteorite

DUBLIN, 18-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Collaborative research led by geologists at Trinity College Dublin has found strong evidence that one of the largest preserved impact structures on Earth was caused by a comet colliding with our planet over 1.8 billion … Read the full press release

BAE Systems reveals powerful ‘smartphone’ like system to help Rosetta in its historic attempt to deploy a lander on comet ‘67P’

As the Rosetta space probe prepares for its historic attempt to deploy a lander on comet ‘67P’, BAE Systems reveals the cutting edge technology it pioneered which makes the €1.3 billion programme possible. LONDON, 3-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — At its … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space awarded the phase B contract for initial design work on European Space Agency (ESA) next-generation satellite platforms

The European Space Agency has awarded the phase B contract for Neosat to Airbus Defence and Space and TAS Operational from 2019, the new platform will be optimised for electric propulsion Paris, France, 20-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space, number … Read the full press release

European Space Agency’s Rosetta to land on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko later this year

Cannes, France, 23-1-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Rosetta, the European Space Agency probe that was launched towards the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on March 2, 2004, has been “woken up” after being placed into deep space hibernation on June 8, 2011. In the nearly ten … Read the full press release

Four PPS®1350-G plasma thrusters from Snecma on the Alphasat satellite now in operation

Courcouronnes, 21-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Snecma (Safran) annonce la mise en service de ses quatre propulseurs plasmiques PPS®1350-G sur le satellite lancé par Ariane 5 le 25 juillet dernier pour l’opérateur Inmarsat. Cette mise en route s’est effectuée par étapes successives du 9 … Read the full press release

Global mobile satellite communications company Inmarsat confirmed successful launch of the largest satellite Alphasat on Ariane 5 ECA launcher

30-7-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has confirmed the successful launch of Alphasat, the largest satellite, designated I-4A F4. Alphasat was launched on an Ariane 5 ECA, the latest version of the … Read the full press release

EIB financed €225m out of the total €598m cost for construction and in-orbit validation of Alphasat, the world’s largest and most sophisticated commercial satellite

29-7-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The world’s largest and most sophisticated commercial satellite was launched successfully from the European Space port in Kourou, French Guiana on 25 July. Called Alphasat, it will provide advanced voice and data communications for customers across Europe, … Read the full press release

Europe’s largest spaceship Albert Einstein reached the International Space Station on 15 June

17-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — ESA’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle, Albert Einstein, completed a flawless rendezvous with the International Space Station on 15 June when it docked smoothly with orbital outpost at 14:07 GMT (16:07 CEST). The Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) is now connected … Read the full press release

ESA’s heaviest cargo ship Albert Einstein launched into orbit from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana

14-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — ESA’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle, Albert Einstein, was launched into orbit last evening from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Europe’s autonomous supply ship will perform a series of manoeuvres to dock with the International Space Station … Read the full press release

The European Space Agency (ESA) to present at the 50th Paris Air & Space Show at Le Bourget

UPDATE 13 JUNE: CALL FOR MEDIA 13-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  ESA will be present at the 50th Paris Air & Space Show at Le Bourget with a pavilion at its traditional and central place, near the full-size Ariane 5 and Ariane … Read the full press release