DGI 2023

Europe

Rocket Factory and ESA sign Boost! program contract

Launch services company Rocket Factory Augsburg AG (RFA), signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) under ESA's Commercial Space Transportation Services and Support program, Boost!, Rocket Factory said. Both parties aim for the commercialization of European space transportation, challenging current processes.

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Solar Orbiter observes origins of magnetic switchback

The ESA-NASA Solar Orbiter observatory found clues on the origin of magnetic structures dubbed switchbacks, and also revealed insights regarding the mechanisms that are likely to accelerate solar wind, the Metis Collaboration said. Solar Orbiter’s Metis coronagraph observed an S-shaped magnetic structure in the solar corona, propagating towards interplanetary space.

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Space Cafè Radio – on tour in London – with Dr. Jason Forshaw

In this Space Café Radio – SpaceWatch.Global Senior Editor and Space Café Italy Host Dr. Emma Gatti spoke with Dr. Jason Forshaw, Head of Future Business for Europe at Astroscale, during the 4th Secure World Foundation Summit for Space Sustainability, held in London between the 21 and the 23rd of June 2022.

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ERC 2022 announces winners of the space robotics competition

The 8th edition of the largest space robotics competition, the European Rover Challenge, (ERC) has concluded this Sunday with announcing the winners. The hybrid competition included 30 academic teams from almost all continents. The audience had access to a replica of Neil Armstrong's spacesuit, and could travel to the seabed of the Pacific Ocean.

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Space Cafe WebTalk 33 minutes with Davide Petrillio – Is there (enough) room for the youth in the European space sector? Recap

Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Davide Petrillio - Is there (enough) room for the youth in the European space sector?” took place on Tuesday, 30th August. Davide has currently been appointed as Executive Director of the SGAC (Space Generation Advisory Council).

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Space Café Austria by Judith Delany: Spacejunk or a museum object? – How important is our shared space history?

The third edition of Space Café Austria focused on a topic, that has been more and more discussed ever since the Artemis Accords have come into play: The protection of space heritage and our shared space history. Host Judith Delany spoke with Dr. Christian Klösch of the Technical Museum in Vienna, giving a unique insight not just into Austrian Space history, but into the importance of history in general. Dr. Klösch, who studied history and astronomy, has been with the Vienna Museum of Technology (TMW) since 2009.

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