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Beyond Borders: Satellite Applications for Humanitarian Emergencies [Mar/2023]
In August 2022, Caribou Space published
the report “Beyond Borders: Satellite Applications for Humanitarian
Emergencies” commissioned by the UK’s Humanitarian Innovation Hub, which is
funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Of...
OECD Policy Paper: How the War in Ukraine is affecting Space Activities [Feb/2023]
In November 2022, the OECD published the paper “A New
Landscape for Space Applications – Illustration from Russia’s war of aggression
against Ukraine”. The paper uses illustrations from the war in Ukraine to
highlight growing trends and de...
Seven Benefit Case Studies of ESA's Space Safety programme [Jan/2023]
The ESA Space Safety Programme (S2P) contributes to the
protection of our planet, humanity and assets in space and on Earth from
hazards originating in Space, providing safety from such hazards as a service
to society. ESA Space Safety activities ...
European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce (ECSECO) concludes first-ever General Meeting of members in Vienna [Dec/2022]
On the 9th of
November, the first General Meeting of members of ECSECO took place in Vienna,
Austria. Nearly 100 participants from 14 different countries, used this unique
opportunity to connect with other members of ECSECO, gain insights into spa...
Europe decides to increase ESA’s budget by 17% compared to the last Ministerial meeting in 2019 [Dec/2022]
At the ESA Council at Ministerial level held in Paris on 22
and 23 November, government ministers representing ESA’s Member States, Associate
States and Cooperating States resolved the ESA budget for the upcoming three
years until the next C...
ESA Space Operations and Space Safety activities: supporting Europe’s innovation, competitiveness and market opportunities [Nov/2022]
As Europe's centre of excellence for satellite operation,
ESOC is home to the engineering teams that control spacecraft in orbit, manage ESA’s
global tracking station network, and design and build the systems on the ground
that support missions ...
ESA ARTES Partnership Projects, providing the satcom industry with the right environment to introduce innovative space-based solutions systems into the commercial market [Nov/2022]
ESA ARTES Partnership Projects federate industry around
large-scale programmes, developing innovative cutting-edge solutions in
partnership with private or public operators. This innovative approach allows
European prime contractors and equipment ...
Space-based Solar Power: Contributing to achieving Net Zero by 2050 [Oct/2022]
With the objective of achieving Net Zero carbon emissions by
2050, Europe is investigating ways to rapidly decarbonise its sources of
electricity generation and ensure both stable and secure supply. While
requiring substantial development, space-b...
FutureEO, critical enabler of EO benefits for the European economy and society [Oct/2022]
FutureEO (formerly called Earth Observation Envelope
Programme) is ESA’s cornerstone of Earth Observation. The programme develops
pioneering Earth Observation systems that respond to major science, societal
and environmental challenges concernin...
Terrae Novae: from inspiring Europe’s generations to supporting its economic growth [Oct/2022]
The European Exploration Envelope Programme (E3P, branded
Terrae Novae in 2021) was created in 2016 to deliver Europe’s space exploration
strategy. The mission of Terrae Novae is to lead Europe’s human journey into
the Solar system using robot...
ESA TIA ARTES programme’s continuous boost to the commercial markets and European competitiveness [Oct/2022]
Satellite communications represent the most commercial sector
of the space economy. ESA, through the ARTES 4.0 programme, is the most
significant public investor in innovation in space-based telecommunications in
Through a study ...
Exploiting the remarkable potential of space technology transfer [Oct/2022]
technologies, systems and know-how developed
in the framework of European space programmes
hold remarkable potential in
the terrestrial sphere.ESA’s Technology Transfer activities explore this potential, identifying space t...
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