Cooperation between the Finnish ICEYE and the Norwegian KSAT it will be possible to deliver complete SAR images to the customer within fifteen minutes after the satellite has taken the pictures. Through two decades of acquisition of radar pictures from space, the customers have had the possibility to detect details on earth every time, […]
Broadband for All
Broadband for All – OneWeb and European Industry in the Lead The ultimate goal of providing quick broadband for all, independent of geographical locations on the globe is not an unattainable goal, however, it requires huge investments and is challenging at best. Using the existing satellites in geostationary orbits does not provide customers with […]
Meeting Place for Suppliers of Very Small Units
Space Tech Expo Europe – the Meeting Place for Suppliers of Very Small Units All instruments, satellites included, that have been sent to space consist of a very large number of small units, developed and manufactured by specialized companies worldwide. The last week of October, some of these companies, mainly European, participated in the […]
Trends in Space Technology – Cheaper and Environmental Friendly
For the first time, the space industry held their annual gathering in Europe. Space Tech Europe gathered most of the most important space industries in Europe and throughout the evening it became evident what the newest trend within the community is; cheaper and environmental friendly Space technology. New Launcher Family Large parts of a […]
3D Printing Captures the Aerospace and Space Market
The Norwegian based company Norsk Titanium AS (NTi) has developed a plasma-arc-based direct metal deposit technology that can produce aerospace-grade parts from titanium wire. Complicated engine constructions for airplanes and space applications are mostly cut from large blocks of metal, a slow and demanding material, not to mention an expensive method, however, 3D printing of […]
Hybrid Engine – Engine For the Future
Sounding rockets and satellites have almost constantly been launched with launchers driven by solid or liquid motors, or in combination. A third alternative has always existed, but has not been used to any appreciable extent – the hybrid engine. As the name indicates, it is a combination of the two first types.
Aircraft Tracking from Space
The two recent tragic and mysterious catastrophes that hit Malaysia Airlines have generated support for airline tracking services. Through the history of aircrafts, the different aircrafts have been monitored and managed from dedicated management systems on the ground, and much of the flight history is secured through the so- called “Black Box” onboard. The […]
The “space tug” SMART-OLEV – Prolong the satellites’ lifespan
Many of the communication satellites in orbit are still in perfect condition, but are about to run out of fuel. Very costly, but there’s nothing one can do about it – until now. If a rescue mission proposal from a European industrial group proves a success, the satellites’ lifespan may be prolonged to the time the technology is out of date.
Space as industrial base
Space activities still greatly influence global economy, much based on the space as unsurpassable basis for business areas like communication, navigation, earth observation and others.
Tventy five years with CANADARM
– Canada’s ticket to the Space Shuttle and ISS