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Ariane 6 engine test postponed again

The European Space Agency (ESA) has again postponed a test-firing of the rocket’s main stage. A statement on August 30th said that a planned test on August 29 was scrubbed because of problems which the Agency described as a “technical issue affecting the control bench” that handles propellant loading and the automated countdown. The key […]

August 31, 2023By Chris Forrester

GSMA, ESA comms innovation partnership

Mobile industry trade body the GSMA and European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) to bring the mobile and satellite industries closer together to collaborate on developing new, innovative satellite and terrestrial networks technologies. The ambition of the partnership is to further strengthen the competitiveness of both mobile and satellite network […]

July 13, 2023By Colin Mann

ESA boss praises SpaceX

Josef Aschbacher, Director General at European Space Agency (ESA) has praised Elon Musk’s SpaceX, saying that the rocket launch company “has undeniably changed the launcher market paradigm as we know it.” Aschbacher, in a blog post for ESA, said: “With the dependable reliability of Falcon 9 and the captivating prospects of Starship, SpaceX continues to […]

May 26, 2023

Ariane 6 deadline “impossible”

The European Space Agency (ESA) has issued an update to its timetable for the debut launch of its new Ariane 6 launch vehicle. The update came from a Ariane 6 Launcher Task Force set up with ESA’s top management, the launch base prime contractor (CNES), the rocket’s builder ArianeGroup, and service provider Arianespace. But the […]

May 15, 2023By Chris Forrester

Starlink, Starship and ESA troubles

SpaceX launched 21 of its larger Starlink V2 Mini satellites into orbit on April 19. SpaceX has also confirmed that it will make a second attempt to launch its massive Starship rocket later today (April 20th). However, the world’s major rocket suppliers – and their key clients – are discovering that Elon Musk’s rocket business […]

April 20, 2023By Chris Forrester

Seraphim: High growth in space activity

Space-focused investment business Seraphim, which this week partnered with the European Space Agency (ESA), has issued its annual map of how it sees the complete space business. It sees itself as a ‘space accelerator’ and its Seraphim Space Investment Trust targets early and growth stage Space Tech companies that have the potential to dominate globally […]

February 8, 2023

ESA partners with Seraphim

Seraphim Space Accelerator, part of Seraphim, the Space focused Investment group, has entered a partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA). The European Space Agency is dedicated to the peaceful exploration and use of space for the benefit of humankind. With an annual budget of €8 billion, they’re pushing the frontiers of science and technology, […]

February 7, 2023

UK Space Agency puts extra £50m into space projects

The UK Space Agency has announced £50 million (€56.7m) of funding for innovative projects that aim to “supercharge” the UK’s satellite communications industry. The funding, which comes as part of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Advanced Research in Telecommunications Services (ARTES) programme, is available for a wide range of projects, such as developing new satellite […]

January 24, 2023By Chris Forrester

HummingSat secures ESA support for SWISSto12

Switzerland’s fast-growing aerospace company and a manufacturer of advanced satellite payloads and systems, has confirmed that the HummingSat Partnership Project with the European Space Agency (ESA) is moving forward in the roll-out of the HummingSat satellite product line thanks to fresh subscriptions in excess of €30 million received at the ESA Ministerial Conference Meeting at […]

January 19, 2023By Chris Forrester

ESA partners with Euroconsult

The European Space Agency (ESA) and Paris-based Euroconsult have created a partnership to “empower entrepreneurship and the development of innovative space solutions”. They have signed a Letter of Intent and will focus on European space start-ups. The agreement sees such start-ups getting help and data from Euroconsult “that aim to enhance knowledge and access to […]

January 9, 2023By Chris Forrester