The year 2020 was a period of increased global turmoil – also in terms of the intensity of competition and international competition with space in the background. From there, tendencies bearing the signs of taming the international community with more offensive activities undertaken in extraterrestrial space by major powers competing… Read More »Security in space – analysis
Very low frequency, high intensity sound waves can cause increased rainfall in drought-affected areas, as the results of a study by Chinese scientists suggest. During an experiment carried out in the Tibetan Plateau, a powerful source of sound waves with a frequency at the lower end of the human hearing… Read More »Chinese experiment with forcing rainfall
The State Space Agency of Ukraine (Державне космічне агентство України) has signed an agreement with the Australian private company CosmoVision Global Corporation, which is to open a way for Western Australia to operate regular rocket launches for Ukraine. The conclusion of the bilateral declaration of will was announced in more… Read More »Ukraine one step closer to space launches from Australia
Iranian government television broadcasted on Monday, February 1st recording of the launch of the previously untested Zoljanah three-stage launch rocket. The test flight was successful. The reports were authenticated by the Iranian defense ministry, indicating that it was an attempt to lift light satellites. Demonstrated on February 1st this year… Read More »Iran tests rocket capable of bringing satellites into the orbit
A quarter after 5 p.m. CET, the control center of the mission servicing the flight of the first Martian probe of the United Arab Emirates announced the successful launch of the object into orbit around the Red Planet. This is a critical step in the implementation of this interplanetary mission.… Read More »Successful introduction of the Arab probe into orbit around Mars
In October 2020, the Swedish government pledged to invest nearly 90 million kronor (over EUR 8.6 million) over the next two years to finalize a significant reconstruction of the Esrange Space Center near Kiruna. As a result, this long-standing center for European probe and suborbital rocket launches is to be… Read More »On development of European spaceports
Belgian media boasted that the local military intelligence, i.e. the Main Intelligence and Security Service (GISS / ADIV / SGRS – abbreviations depending on the language), which was subordinate to the Ministry of Defense, gained access to “one of the best” IMINT tools (image recognition) in Europe. It happened in… Read More »Exquisite observational capabilities offered by Belgian spy satellite.
Faced with the expected wider demand for new materials and manufacturing processes in the aerospace industry (in primary structure construction), Leonardo and Solvay joined forces to launch a joint thermoplastic composites research laboratory. Most of the activities are to be carried out at Leonardo’s plants in Grottaglie (Taranto, Italy) and… Read More »Leonardo and Solvay to work on composites for space industry
Originally planned for January 28 this year. The deployment of the second large prototype of the Starship spacecraft finally took place on February 2 – after several days of downtime due to an investigation into a possible breach by SpaceX of the federal launch license. The controversy concerned the memorable… Read More »Starship SN9 lauch
EU to invest 1.5 billion euro for the second generation of Galileo satellites. Suppliers were selected.
The European Commission has awarded contracts totaling EUR 1.47 billion in the program to build the EU’s second-generation global satellite navigation system Galileo. Their implementation involves the construction of the first 12 satellites of this strategically important orbital constellation for the EU. The selected contractors are two of the main… Read More »EU to invest 1.5 billion euro for the second generation of Galileo satellites. Suppliers were selected.