Arianespace launches ESA’s Sentinel-2B satellite into space

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Arianespace has launched its new Sentinel-2B earth observation satellite into space from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA).   An Arianespace Vega rocket deployed the Sentinel-2B satellite into a Sun-synchronous orbit during the launch operation, which lasted approximately 58 minutes. The newly launched satellite is part of the European Union’s… Read more »

The Future of Building and 3D Printing in Space

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The first 3D printer from Made In Space was installed aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in November 2014. The idea sounds cool, but many ordinary earthlings have yet to feel its impact.   The start-up, based at NASA Ames Research Center in California, has since installed a second 3D printer on the ISS. The… Read more »

Experts from China and South Korea join the Luxembourg Government’s SpaceResources.lu initiative as high-level advisors

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Luxembourg, March 8, 2017 – The Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy today announced that leading experts from China and South Korea join the international Advisory Board, which guides the Luxembourg Government in shaping and developing its SpaceResources.lu initiative which aims to promote commercial use of resources gathered from celestial bodies such as asteroids or from… Read more »

Luxembourg and ispace sign MoU to co-operate within the SpaceResources.lu initiative

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The Luxembourg Government and the Tokyo-based space robotics company ispace Inc. announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the context of the SpaceResources.lu initiative with focus on developing miniaturized technology to discover, map, and utilize resources on the Moon. The governmental SpaceResources.lu initiative aims to promote and support the commercial… Read more »

L’ESA invite la population luxembourgeoise à participer au débat citoyen sur l’espace au service de l’Europe

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Destinée à développer la coopération entre États européens dans les domaines de la recherche et de la technologie spatiales ainsi que des applications y liées, l’Agence spatiale européenne (ESA) invite pour le samedi 10 septembre 2016 à une journée de débat citoyen sur l’espace au service de l’Europe. Organisée simultanément dans les 22 États membres… Read more »

Ariane 5 rocket launches satellite for Bank Rakyat Indonesia

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On June 20th, BRIsat was launched by Arianespace from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou in French Guiana. The satellite of Indonesia’s second-largest bank by assets, Bank Rakyat Indonesia, foreshadows a new era for the digital banking industry. BRIsat is the first satellite that is owned and operated directly by a bank, as banks… Read more »

L’Agence spatiale européenne offre des stages à 14 étudiants luxembourgeois

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Afin de développer les compétences dans le secteur spatial, un accord spécifique a été conclu entre le ministère de l’Économie et l’Agence spatiale européenne (ESA) en vue de permettre aux jeunes diplômés luxembourgeois d’obtenir une première expérience professionnelle dans différents secteurs spécifiques relevant du domaine de l’aérospatial.     À travers le programme “Luxembourgish Young… Read more »

Luxembourg plans a new space law by 2017

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The Luxembourg Government forges ahead with the SpaceResources.lu initiative by presenting an overall strategy to be implemented progressively for the exploration and commercial utilization of resources from Near Earth Objects (NEOs), such as asteroids. Amongst the key actions undertaken is the establishment of an appropriate legal and regulatory framework for space resource utilization activities to… Read more »

SpaceResources.lu – Georges Schmit joins the Luxembourg Government’s Advisory Board

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The Luxembourg Government today announced that Georges Schmit, Consul General and Executive Director at the Luxembourg Trade & Investment Office in San Francisco, joins the Government’s Advisory Board of the recently announced spaceresources.lu initiative. The initiative defines a framework for the exploration and commercial utilization of resources from Near Earth Objects (NEOs) such as asteroids. Prior to… Read more »