One of the first European Communications Satellites (ECS) to cover the whole European continent is being put into retirement after 15 years of dedicated service. The ECS-4/Eutelsat I-F4, was launched in September 1987 and has far outlived its projected life-span.
NASA Deputy Administrator Fred Gregory announced
George Reese, Assistant Administrator for Equal
Opportunity Programs, has accepted a detail assignment
with the Department of Education¹s White House
Initiatives Office for Historically Black Colleges and
The final pieces of what will become the longest
structure in space, the International Space Station’s
football-field-long backbone, are being shipped to Florida
In one of its first official duties since taking up
residence on the International Space Station, the crew of
Expedition Six helps light up the holiday season by taking
part in a New York tradition that dates back to the 1930s.
The Wright brothers quest to fly was born of a dream to
achieve the impossible and inspired by the freedom flight
would bring. On Dec. 17, 2002, the 99th anniversary of the
Wright brothers’ first powered flight, NASA and the U.S.
Centennial of Flight Commission will mark the start of the
year long Centennial of Flight: Born of Dreams — Inspired by
Freedom celebration to honor their achievement, and the
century of flight-related milestones that followed. The
tribute will be at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space
Museum (NASM) in Washington.
The activities of the new residents aboard the
International Space Station and a preview of extravehicular
operations will be discussed during a Mission Status
Briefing at 2 p.m. EST on Dec. 10 at the Johnson SpaceCenter.
ESA is offering industry the opportunity to use a van fully equipped to demonstrate the next generation of advanced mobile multimedia equipmentand applications.
Tomorrow’s spacecraft will be capable of generating more data than they can transmit to Earth. In some cases, this could be more data than can even be comfortably handled by today’s computational methods. What benefits are there for us in this flood of data?
Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Bob Thirsk in Montreal for One Day only to Kick-off 2-year Canada-wide Space Education Project
MONTREAL, December 2, 2002 – When the first manned spaceship leaves Earth for Mars the astronauts may be growing and eating Canadian tomatoes in space. In preparation for that voyage, Canadian Astronaut Dr. Bob Thirsk will be in Montreal on December 4 to give a briefing to students about “Mission to Mars,” a cross-Canada research/education project.
The European Space Agency recently proposed to representatives of the world’s major satellite Earth observation organizations a pair of initiatives to support the plan for sustainable development adopted by the summit held last summer in Johannesburg, South Africa.