Artemis I: Back to the Moon… to stay
Portugal contributes to different Artemis elements. Concerning Artemis I, Active Space Technologies contributed to the Orion MPCV with Structural Thermal Models (STM) for the battery packs and Amorim Cork Composites provided cork as thermal insulation for the SLS.
Portugal promotes call for Internationalization of European SMEs in Ghana
The Portuguese Space Agency is opening, together with the AIR Centre, the third of four calls to promote the internationalization of European SMEs developing Copernicus-based products. After South Africa and Brazil, ten SMEs will be selected to participate in a presential event in Accra.
ESA announces end of Sentinel-1B mission
Satellite has not provided data since late last year. Operations to remove Sentinel-1B from orbit are already underway, but the satellite is not due to leave orbit until 2023.
Ciência Viva completes its' mission every day
More than 25 years after its creation, Ciência Viva has achieved part of its purpose: taking more science to people and increasing scientific culture. But there is "much to do and much to fight for". Because Ciência Viva wants to reach everyone.
Space education: from engineering to new academic perspectives
Vacancies for the Aerospace Engineering course have increased over the years — as have the average grades. More and more universities are including the course in their educational offer. The good job prospects seem to justify the growing interest, but the fascination for Space is also a good reason to make this choice when entering the Higher Education — and many others, because Space is not restricted to one course.
Giving Space to young people — and betting on their future
Launching rockets, flying in zero gravity, participating in multidisciplinary programmes with the biggest personalities in the space sector globally. These are some of the possibilities promoted and encouraged by the Portuguese Space Agency, which sees young Portuguese students as the future of the Portuguese space ecosystem.
Vega-C: major enhancements to boost space transportation
Manuel Wilhelm, Space Transportation and Exploration Officer at the Portuguese Space Agency and national delegate to the European Space Agency (ESA, travelled to the European Spaceport to witness the launch of ESA’s new medium-lift Vega-C rocket. This report is based on Manuel Wilhelm’s impressions and descriptions of the launch, before and after.
Portuguese Space Agency announces the finalists of the Astronaut for a Day initiative
Thirty students, aged between 14 and 17, will take part in a parabolic flight scheduled for 16 September from Air Base No. 11, in Beja.
The Portuguese Space Catalogue is now available
The Portuguese Space Catalogue, produced by the Portuguese Space Agency, offers an in-depth portrait of the Portuguese space sector ecosystem and includes chapters dedicated to the intersection of Space with other domains, such as education and the arts.
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