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Tue, 09.05.2023 - 15:21 (Europe/Berlin)
Canadian Forest Service (CFS)

OroraTech, the global industry leader in space-based thermal intelligence, is partnering with Spire Global to work with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to deliver preparatory work for implementation phases of a wildfire monitoring satellite. The contract is the initial step towards building CSA’s planned WildFireSat mission, which aims to monitor all active wildfires in Canada from space on a daily basis.

Fri, 05.05.2023 - 13:30 (Europe/Berlin)

Es klingt paradox: Auf der einen Seite werden allein in Deutschland aktuell gleich drei Microlauncher entwickelt. Auf der anderen Seite wurden mit den Starts von Space Launch System und Starship neue Rekorde hinsichtlich Schubkraft und Nutzlastkapazität aufgestellt. Nun hat die Europäische Raumfahrtagentur ESA eine Studie für den Bau einer wiederverwendbaren Schwerlastrakete (European Heavy Lift Launcher) in Auftrag gegeben. Bis September 2023 soll sie abgeschlossen sein, durchgeführt wird sie von Arianespace und Rocket Factory Augsburg.

Thu, 04.05.2023 - 07:05 (Europe/Berlin)
NASA/Joel Kowsky

The exploration of space is always a political issue. This is evident not least in the Artemis Accords, which were adopted in 2020 by NASA in coordination with the U.S. State Department. During a ceremony in Washington, D.C., Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský now also signed the agreement. The Czech Republic is thus the 24th country to join the Artemis Accords.

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Tue, 02.05.2023 - 19:19 (Europe/Berlin)

On April 30, 2023, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket placed several satellites into geostationary orbit as part of the ViaSat-3 Americas mission. The Berlin-based NewSpace company Exolaunch ensured the successful arrival of Gravity Space's 16U Cubesat GS-1 at an altitude of about 36,000 km.

Sat, 29.04.2023 - 12:57 (Europe/Berlin)

Satellites in space seem unreachably far away and thus protected from sabotage. But it is precisely this distance that poses a security risk that should not be underestimated. Decreasing costs for the development and launch of small satellites could even exacerbate the problem. The fact that hackers can gain access to satellites was impressively demonstrated at CYSAT in Paris.

Thu, 27.04.2023 - 16:46 (Europe/Berlin)
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Aerospike engines are regarded as a kind of holy grail in space travel. Researchers have been working on the implementation of this promising propulsion principle since the 1950s. Although only prototypes exist so far, new materials and the possibilities of additive manufacturing could be the decisive gamechangers. The Bremen-based startup POLARIS Raumflugzeuge has now been commissioned to conduct a study on the development and flight testing of a Linear Aerospike rocket engine.

Fri, 21.04.2023 - 19:36 (Europe/Berlin)

A strong cup of coffee, a hearty burger, or a soy-based veggie patty - many products in our daily lives contribute to deforestation and species loss. Between 1990 and 2020 alone, an area of forest larger than the European Union was destroyed worldwide. Around ten percent of this is due to the consumption of agricultural products within Europe. LiveEO could now help companies implement a new EU law against deforestation.

Thu, 20.04.2023 - 23:30 (Europe/Berlin)

Since its founding in 2002, SpaceX has made space history time and again. With the launch of the Starship, the largest and most powerful rocket of all time, a new chapter is added. Even if not everything worked out as planned.

Wed, 19.04.2023 - 08:50 (Europe/Berlin)
Airbus Defence & Space

Vom 17. bis 20. April 2023 fand in Colorado Springs (USA) das Space Symposium statt. Während der "Pflichtveranstaltung" der internationalen Raumfahrtindustrie präsentierte Airbus Defence & Space mit LOOP seinen Entwurf für ein neues Orbitalmodul, aus dem sich auch eine eigene Raumstation bilden lässt. Wie die Designs zeigen, könnten die nächsten Generationen menschlicher Außenposten im All durchaus komfortabel werden.

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