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From 20 to 22 March 2024, ESA’s Future Space Transportation preparation programme (Future Launchers Preparatory Programme – FLPP) hosted the ESA Space Transportation Pitch Week: a series of virtual events exploring new technological concepts for space transportation. In line with...
Washington DC (UPI) Jan 28, 2024
Iran has launched three satellites into space with a rocket that had failed multiple times before, Iranian officials announced Sunday. Western authorities have said the move improves Tehran's ballistic missile capabilities. Iran has claimed the launch is part its peaceful civilian space program, but U.S. officials said in a 2023 worldwide threat assessment said launches like this one an
Mbryonics, an Irish-based company, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to deliver an optical terminal for the second phase of the Space-BACN program. Space-BACN is a program initiated by the U.S....
Dugway, United States (AFP) Sept 24, 2023
A seven-year space voyage came to its climactic end Sunday when a NASA capsule landed in the desert in the US state of Utah, carrying to Earth the largest asteroid samples ever collected. Scientists have high hopes for the sample, saying it will provide a better understanding of the formation of our solar system and how Earth became habitable. "Touchdown of the Osiris-Rex sample return c
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) in an effort to enhance India's space capabilities. The agreement, announced...
Paris (ESA) Sep 05, 2023
The X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM) is ready to launch on 7 September 2023 to observe the most energetic objects and events in the cosmos. In doing so, it will unveil the evolution of the Universe and the structure of spacetime. XRISM is a collaboration between the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NASA, with significant participation from ESA. The launch will be
London, UK (SPX) Jul 25, 2023
Following a close consultation with the space sector, the UK Space Agency recently unveiled the Space Exploration Technology Roadmap, a strategic guide that will shape the direction of research, development, and funding allocation for the next ten years. The plan anticipates working closely with key international partners, including NASA, the European Space Agency, and JAXA (Japan's space agency
Ocean energy has a key role to play in the energy transition in countries with coastal areas and island territories. Progress on technological and industrial level can be observed with worldwide funding increasing as governments make bigger commitments to...
Syrenna, a current incubate of ESA BIC Norway, has developed a new type of autonomous underwater vehicle called a “WaterDrone”, able to collect vast amounts of ocean data to monitor the health of its ecosystem. The team has successfully...
Phase Four, a leading propulsion company, has secured a funding increase of $4.26 million from the Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX, its innovation arm. The additional funding will be used to develop a propellant decomposition chamber for propellant-agnostic...