Portuguese Space Agency launches tender for satellite command and control operation in Santa Maria
Located in Santa Maria Island, the Portuguese Space Agency’s 15 meters TT&C antenna represents an additional capacity installed in the Teleport of Santa Maria, Azores, which will allow Portugal to position itself in the operations of international space missions, due to its exceptional characteristics and performance.
BEEVERYCREATIVE’s 3D sting takes Portugal to Space
The company based in Ílhavo was started in 2011, on board a technological revolution that made 3D printing accessible to the general public. A few years later, BEEVERYCREATIVE was already participating in ESA missions. Today, space is one of the many fields where this company operates.
Portuguese Space Agency launches survey to update the Portuguese Space Catalogue
The new survey is the starting point for updating the Portuguese Space Catalogue. Companies and research centers with connections to Space will be able to participate until February 23rd.
João Lousada: “The first person to walk on Mars has already been born”
The aerospace engineer has already participated in four analog missions, which aim to simulate human life conditions in extreme environments. That was the case for this last mission, in Negev, Israel - a desert that in many ways resembles Mars, the planet where João Lousada believes we are very close to leaving a footprint.
Portugal contribution to ESA reaches €115 millions
The Portuguese contribution for the next ESA budget reaches €115 millions, boosting the national position in the European space sector and supporting the reinforcement of scientific, technological and business activities in this area. The overall budget accounts for €16,9 billion, with an increase of 17%, reaching a new record.
2022: The year in review (from Space)
The positive points of the year now ending in the space sector on a global and national level - from the magnificent discoveries in astronomy to the most awaited launches, as well as the events that marked the year and the national bet on strengthening the Portuguese space ecosystem.
Tackling the climate crisis should be the priority of the space activities, say Europeans
A survey conducted by the European Space Agency reveals that the European citizens support the use of space technologies to understand the causes and effects of climate change on Earth. The data also shows that the vast majority want Europe to be a leader in the global space sector.
Horizon Europe promotes six calls for space-related projects
The six calls are managed by EUSPA and focus on the downstream segment of using data generated by programs such as Copernicus, Galileo, EGNOS and Govsatcom.
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.
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