Home / Region / Europe (page 4)

Europe

#SpaceWatchGL Themes: ESPI Brief 22 – Some Key Questions on the Commercial Future of the International Space Station

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 22: ‘Some Key Questions on the Commercial Future of the International Space Station’, originally published in April 2018. On the 11th of …

Read More »

Airbus Expands Satellite Imagery Service Offering With SSTL’s S1-4 ‘Vision-1’ Capability

Airbus has enlarged its high-resolution imagery portfolio following an agreement to leverage capacity from the S1-4 satellite built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). This new imagery offer called Vision-1 delivers full end-to-end imaging operations to Airbus’ customers. Vision-1 provides 0.9m resolution imagery in the panchromatic band and 3.5m in …

Read More »

#SpaceWatchGLThemes: ESPI Brief 20 – Uncontrolled Re-Entries: Outstanding Issues and Considerations for the Future

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 20: ‘Uncontrolled Re-Entries: Outstanding Issues and Considerations for the Future ’, originally published in February 2018. As communicated to the UN Secretary-General …

Read More »

European Space Agency To Support Portuguese Space Launch Programme

Portugal is developing the infrastructure for a national spaceport on one of the islands of the Azores archipelago, Santa Maria, a European launch and landing location for small satellites. As an ESA Member State, Portugal has requested ESA’s tailored expertise and technical assistance in an agreement signed on 21 June …

Read More »

Japan And France Sign Two Space Exploration Agreements On Mars And Asteroid Ryugu Missions

On the occasion of President Emmanuel Macron’s official visit to Japan on 26 June 2019, and in the presence of Frédérique Vidal, Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and Masahiko Shibayama, Japan’s Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall …

Read More »

Israeli Satellite Technology Company hiSky Expands Presence Into UK

An innovative company looking to make satellite communications more accessible and affordable is set to create over 100 high-tech jobs in London and Oxfordshire. The Israeli company hiSky has established a UK limited company – hiSkySat Limited – based in London, with an R&D centre at Harwell to develop a …

Read More »

Germany’s DLR Leads Five European Companies To Take On SpaceX In Reusable Launch With RETALT Programme

Five European Companies and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have teamed up to tackle the shortcoming of know-how in reusable rockets in Europe, which start upright and land upright after a successful mission. For that, they commonly decided to investigate and develop key technologies to land rockets backwards. What is state-of-the-art …

Read More »

Guidelines For Long-Term Sustainability Of Outer Space Activities Of The Committee On Peaceful Uses Of Outer Space Adopted

During its 62nd session, the Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) adopted a preamble and 21 guidelines for the long-term sustainability of outer space activities. These provide guidance on policy and regulatory framework for space activities; safety of space operations; international cooperation, capacity-building and awareness; and scientific and …

Read More »

Studies Planned to Assess Environmental Impact of Space Hub Sutherland

Artist's Impression, Space Hub Sutherland

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is currently developing plans for Space Hub Sutherland, which is expected to begin vertical launches of small satellites from the A’Mhoine peninsula, near Tongue, early in the next decade. The project has attracted support from the UK Space Agency, which is also funding two launch …

Read More »

Telnet, Sputnix and GK Launch to Cooperate on Manufacture and Launch of Small Satellites

Telnet, SPUTNIX and GK Launch Services sign MoU

The Skolkovo Technopark was the backdrop for the signing of a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Tunisian company TELNET Holding and Russian companies SPUTNIX and GK Launch Services. The MoU will see the companies cooperating on the building of smallsat components and entire satellites, and the orbit and deployment …

Read More »