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ESA Space Economy Team presents a paper on “Statistic and thematic satellite accounts for measuring the Space Economy” at the 73rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Paris [Sep/2022]

On 20 September 2022, the ESA Space Economy team will present a paper on ‘Statistic and thematic satellite accounts for measuring the Space Economy”, co-written with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the US ...
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European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce (ECSECO) presents at the 73rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Paris [Sep/2022]

The European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce will be present at the International Astronautical Congress. On Thursday (22.09), from 10:30 to 11:00, there will be a presentation on ECSECO at the ESA stand. It will include: Welcome mes...
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ESPI Yearbook 2021 – Space Policies, Issues, and Trends of the European space sector in a global context [Sep/2022]

In July 2022, the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) published its annual Yearbook. The report provides an examination of the main trends and developments in the space sector, space policy, and space programmes over the past year. Implementing...
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ESA Science Core Technology Development Success Story - Broadening the TT&C Industrial Base in Europe [Aug/2022]

Development of TT&C subsystem capability, funded by ESA’s Science Core Technology programme, creates another European alternative for this critical spacecraft function for upcoming science missions, leading to improvements for commercial sat...
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ESA Science Core Technology Development Success Story - Game-Changing European X-Ray Optics Technology [Aug/2022]

A pan-European consortium of industry and research organisations is leveraging semiconductor manufacturing capabilities to achieve a 2-order of magnitude improvement in space X-ray telescope optics (by developing the concept of Silicon Pore Optics...
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ESA Science Core Technology Development Success Story - Ground-Breaking Solution Enabling Demanding Optics Missions [Aug/2022]

A pan-European collaboration, funded by ESA’s Science Core Technology programme, developed Silicon Carbide (Booster SiC) – an optical material that is stiff, low-density, highly thermally conductive with low thermal expansion, whilst meeting s...
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ESA Science Core Technology Development Success Story - Fostering European Technology Non-Dependence [Aug/2022]

The development of AQUILA, the first and only European radiation-hardened high-accuracy accelerometer for space use, provides a European navigation solution for upcoming missions, leading to enhanced applications on Earth. ESA chose Ireland’s In...
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ESA Science Core Technology Development Success Story - Critical Cooling Technology Enabling Complex Science Missions [Aug/2022]

Development of long-life Joule Thomson cryocoolers, funded by ESA’s Science Core Technology programme, creates compact, performant and competitive European solutions, with terrestrial applications in quantum technologies. These technology develo...
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ESA Science Core Technology Development Success Story - Unrivalled High Accuracy Star Tracker [Aug/2022]

Funded by ESA’s Science Core Technology Programme, the development of ASTRO XP – an autonomous high accuracy star tracker of the 0.1 arcsec class – demonstrates leadership and strengthens European competitiveness in the Attitude Determinatio...
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ESA Science Core Technology Development Success Story - First Proton Diverter Developed for the Space Sector [Aug/2022]

The spacecraft of ESA’s ATHENA (Advanced Telescope for High Energy Astrophysics) will be exposed to a considerable flux of charged particles due to the mission’s large Halo orbit in L1. Indeed, the protons in solar winds are in the energy rang...
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The OECD publishes the 2nd Edition of the Handbook on Measuring the Space Economy [Aug/2022]

The OECD has published the second edition of the ‘Handbook on measuring the Space Economy’. Ten years after the first iteration, this step was justified with a strong diversification of actors contributing to the space economy in recent years,...
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ESA Technology Transfer Success Story - A new perspective: satellite image processing algorithms to improve lives on Earth [Aug/2022]

Cloudflight’s code optimisation expertise, developed in Austria for analysing satellite imagery (from ENVISAT - ENVIronmental SATellite), was applied to enhance the underlying technology of UK-startup GiveVision’s SightPlus device, designed to...
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