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.
James Webb: How does a grain of sand held at arm’s length look like?
The first picture taken by the James Webb Space Telescope is now known. We see a cluster of galaxies. The image is scintillating, sharp and detailed - and opens a window on the universe.
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.
SP22 enhances the ambition and innovation of the Portuguese space sector
The class of 2022 of the Space Studies Program (SSP) was welcomed at Taguspark for a nine-week exchange between students and the Portuguese Space ecosystem. The course aims to leverage synergies between the space and non-space sectors, Space-Ocean-Climate interactions and the use of microgravity, among others.
Critical Software and the audacity that led to Mars and the Sun
Born in the corridors of Coimbra University, Critical Software was one of the first start-ups to surface in Portugal. Almost 25 years and many other space missions later, the company is preparing to lead the development of one of the subsystems of a historic mission: Clearspace-1.
André Moitinho de Almeida: from the unsustainability of space debris to the glow of the Milky Way
Professor and researcher at FCUL, a specialist in the study of the Milky Way, President of the Portuguese Astronomical Society. André Moitinho de Almeida's curriculum is extensive, and it also includes something that takes space from Space: the accumulating space debris.
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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