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.
A “finite resource” in danger: space debris are increasing by the hour
Millions of pieces of space junk orbiting the Earth are transforming space exploration a more dangerous activity and putting in jeopardize access to Space for future generations. This is not a new or recent problem, but it is becoming "one of the biggest challenges of our time".
Space Sustainability for Earth Sustainability in the
5th edition of the New Space Atlantic Summit
Portuguese Space Agency - Portugal Space brings together national and international experts at Aveiro University on June 9th to promote dialogue
on new technologies, new services, and innovative space-based solutions.
FHP hardware flies from Porto to the rest of the universe
Frezite High Performance began in 2007, at a time when few companies made hardware for the aerospace industry. Since then the Porto company has grown and has been participating in important international space projects and missions - so much so that it has even taken hardware to Mars.
Express Ukrainian Call: ESA BIC Portugal supports Ukrainian companies
The Portuguese Space Agency, Instituto Pedro Nunes and ANACOM launched a call to support Ukrainian companies in the space sector
that want to set up (even temporarily) in Portugal. Applications close on the 26th of May.
Hugo Messias: a Portuguese astronomer in Chile
The Portuguese researcher was part of the large international team that revealed to the world the first image ever obtained of the shadow of a black hole. Nowadays he is still investigating the universe at ALMA.
In Portugal, Astronomy is an expanding universe
In December 2000, Portugal became a Member State of the ESO. Since then, astronomy has been growing in Portugal, where academia and industry have both increasingly participated in relevant international projects.
EuRoC 2022 will have the most teams ever
The European competition will take 25 teams to Ponte de Sor and to Campo Militar de Santa Margarida. This year's edition of the European Rocketry Challenge takes place between October 11 and 18.
Zero-G Portugal – Astronaut for a Day competition receives 460 applications
The first phase of the contest promoted by the Portuguese Space Agency closed on 25 April with 460 applications coming from all the country's districts. The participants who move on to the second phase of the competition will be announced in May.
Portuguese secure €3.1-million contract for SKA software development
The largest telescopes ever built will have Portuguese technology. ATLAR, Critical Software and the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto won the competition, among several other Portuguese companies, for the development of software services and infrastructures that will guarantee the operations of the SKA telescopes.
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.
Space, the new Portuguese adventure
that is written with everyone
Portugal's history in space began even before 2000 when the country joined ESA. This narrative results from a series of contributions from various moments and actors, such as those who participated in the first Portuguese satellite in 1993, and many others who have built today's Portuguese space ecosystem.
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