Nyx, the European space capsule that wants to compete with SpaceX

Provide Europe with a sovereign and reusable space capsule, available from 2026. This is the bet of the former Airbus Hélène Huby and her start-up The Exploration Company. Barely eighteen months after its creation, the young Franco-German shoot strikes a blow by announcing, this Wednesday, February 1, a fundraising of 40.5 million euros, the largest … Read more

An intriguing spiral of light has formed in the skies of Hawaii

On January 18, very early in the morning, a strange luminous spiral lit up the sky nocturnalnocturnal from Hawaii. Of colorcolor blue, she was captured by the telescopetelescope Subaru, located at the top of the volcanovolcano Mauna Kea, over 4,000 meters above sea level. The video shows its appearance from a point of light growing … Read more

Is that white light in the sky a SpaceX rocket?

It is from this place that the Soyuz rockets are fired, as recalled by the National Center for Space Studies (CNES), which participate in the program of the International Space Station (ISS). Despite the context of the war in Ukraine, NASA and European projects with Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, have not been interrupted. Also … Read more

Can space Europe recover from its setbacks?

ANALYSIS – Ariane 6 will not fly before the end of 2023, three years late. Vega C is unavailable for months. Europe is plunged into an unprecedented crisis. It’s a Europe “plunging into a particularly serious crisis”according to Guillaume Faury, Executive Chairman of Airbus, who has just decided to set up a “space security and … Read more

Europe could turn to SpaceX to replace Russian rockets

by Tim Hepher and Joey Roulette PARIS (Reuters) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has started preliminary technical discussions with SpaceX, the company of billionaire Elon Musk, which could lead to the temporary use of its launchers after the war in Ukraine blocked the Western access to Russian Soyuz rockets. Arianespace’s US competitor is along … Read more

the final flight of a crazy year

This week, SpaceX carried out two launches with Falcon 9 reusable rockets. For the deployment of 54 Starlink telecommunications satellites on Tuesday, and today for the deployment of an EROS C3 satellite. Weighing just under 400 kg, EROS C3 (Earth Resources Observation Satellite C3) was developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for commercial imagery company … Read more

SpaceX wants to put very high speed in planes

SpaceX has just announced the launch of its satellite Internet service for aircraft with a speed of up to 350 Mbps. From next year, the first travelers will be able to make video calls from the air. Not so long ago, a plane flight meant complete disconnection from the Internet for a couple of hours. … Read more

NASA refuses to abandon Hubble and appeals to extend its mission

A pop culture icon, the Hubble Space Telescope could continue to operate much longer than its successor, the James Webb Telescope. Indeed, NASA seems not to want to resolve to abandon it. A few days before Christmas, it launched a call for ideas from companies in the space sector to extend the life of Hubble! … Read more