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Interview with Christophe Lasseur: Linking space exploration and ecology with MELiSSA

Interview with Christophe Lasseur: Linking space exploration and ecology with MELiSSA

Christophe Lasseur is the head of MELiSSA (“Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative”), a project with the objective of developing a regenerative life support system allowing to reproduce the main functions…

New Φ-lab in Sweden and the Rise of Edge Computing in Space

New Φ-lab in Sweden and the Rise of Edge Computing in Space

Under the leadership of the newly established Directorate of Commercialisation, Industry and Procurement, ESA has signed a Letter of Intent with AI Sweden to set up a pilot development of…

How Mars missions drive the development of hydrogen storage solutions on Earth

How Mars missions drive the development of hydrogen storage solutions on Earth

Today there is an intense discussion about climate change and the high level of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere. Greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced but more and more CO2…

Creation of the European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce (ECSECO)

Creation of the European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce (ECSECO)

The creation of the European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce (ECSECO) was announced by ESA DG Josef Aschbacher. The ECSECO aims to serve as a European forum for interdisciplinary…

Interested in space investments? Join a capacity building programme for fund managers

Interested in space investments? Join a capacity building programme for fund managers

Investments in space technology, infrastructures and digital applications are a quickly growing segment. In the coming years, European companies will find new business opportunities coming from the launching of satellite…

When pigs fly: Stockholm-based “porkchop” reaches orbit on SpaceX rocket

When pigs fly: Stockholm-based “porkchop” reaches orbit on SpaceX rocket

porkchop is a Stockholm-based startup developing a reusable in-space logistics vehicle called “porkchop M“. Thousands of satellites are being launched daily and many of these satellites require services in-orbit, the…

How handcrafted technology from space benefits the search for the origin of our universe

How handcrafted technology from space benefits the search for the origin of our universe

RUAG Space Austria has been developing and producing innovative thermal insulation for satellites for the last 30 years. This insulation protects satellites from extreme cold and heat (+/- 200°C usually)…

Space and Health: A long success story of synergies

Space and Health: A long success story of synergies

A combination of demographic, market and technology trends is making digital transformation increasingly critical to the future of healthcare. At the same time, it opens new possibilities at the crossroad…

Space for Intelligent Health Workshop

Space for Intelligent Health Workshop

This one-day workshop held by the ESA Downstream Gateway discussed how space technologies can have a major impact on innovations in the health sector on Earth. The panellists, belonging to public…

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