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ESA Council appoints Josef Aschbacher as next ESA Director General

The ESA Council appointed Dr Josef Aschbacher on 17 December 2020 as the next Director General of ESA, for a period of four years. He will […]

Ariane 5: Unrivaled Performance and Reliability

High 5! Let’s take a closer look at Ariane 5’s exceptional track record Ariane 5 was officially inaugurated in 1987, when the European Space Agency (ESA) […]

Space Entrepreneurs Virtually Join Space Academy Rome 2020

The Space Academy Rome was held 9th – 10th December 2020, the third such event following successful Space Academies in Helsinki and Bremen in 2019. It […]

Galileo Prize Bremen

The winner of the Galileo Prize Bremen are Andreas Haselsteiner and Aljoscha Sander from Flucto. Their Galileo-enabled technology for tracking individual wind turbine components with high […]

Copernicus Prize Bremen

We are happy to announce the winner of the Copernicus Prize Bremen: Jaroslaw Parzuchowski. His technology supports the monitoring process of coastal zones based on current […]

Fresh Breeze at the ESA BIC Northern Germany

07.12.2020: The aerospace engineer Frank Kortenstedde spent many years researching in the field of wind energy – most recently at the Institute of Aerospace Technology (IAT) […]

Boeing receives first P-8A Poseidon components from Aljo

Berlin, 1 December 2020 – Aljo Aluminium-Bau Jonuscheit GmbH (“Aljo”), a medium-sized specialist for aluminum components from Berne, has delivered the first parts for Boeing’s P-8A […]

New cli­mate guardian in space – Sen­tinel-6 will mon­i­tor glob­al rise in sea lev­els

On 21 November 2020 at 18:17 CET, the eighth satellite of the European Copernicus programme, Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in […]

Extraterrestrial Couture

How is a space suit made? And what does space travel have to do with fashion? We take a look behind the scenes of the production […]

Enjoy the shooting stars this fall with the taurids, leonids, and geminids meteor showers

23.10.2020: The nights may be getting longer, but don’t just huddle up and hide under your comforter! The night sky will be at its most spectacular this […]

Anke Kaysser-Pyza­l­la – Chair of the DLR Ex­ec­u­tive Board

Curriculum vitae Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla studied mechanical engineering and materials science in Bochum and Darmstadt. She completed her doctorate and qualified as a university lecturer at Ruhr […]

Assembly of the first ariane 6 upper stage

ArianeGroup teams in Bremen, Germany have assembled the very first Ariane 6 rocket upper stage, coupling the launcher’s tanks with the equipped engine bay of the […]

IAC2020 Digital Edition: A summary

Between 12 and 14 October, the International Space Community met digitally for the IAC Cyber Space Edition. The “Bremen Bremerhaven City of Space” stand, which as […]

CONNECTING SPACE REGIONS: South Australia, Nova Scotia, Zuid Holland and Bremen

IAC 14.10.2020, 12.00 CET (noon) Are you interested in getting to know more about current space activities in selected regions across the world? Then, join us on October 14th, 2020 between 12:00 […]

Bremen – City of Space – presents itself with a virtual exhibition stand at the International Space Congress 2020

The 71st International Congress of Astronautics (IAC) is being held in purely digital form for the first time in its history. This is due to the […]

Optimising air cargo traffic: Helios Aircargo Network

5.10.2020: What do the Airbus wings, the Ariane upper stage and the Galileo satellite navigation system have in common? They are all produced in Bremen. The […]

Ice-cold savings potential: Safely crossing the polar regions with satellite data

28.9.2020: Over the past decades, the State of Bremen has become the hub of the international aerospace industry. In the Hanseatic city, established manufacturers meet renowned […]

Astronautin GmbH: Bremen start-up offers ‘out of this world’ empowerment workshops

17.9.2020: Bremen is an important hub for the international aerospace industry. One of the new innovative drivers in the City of Space is a company called […]

Valispace: Rocket-like rise of a Bremen start-up

14.9.2020: Bremen has been a decisive player in the space domain for decades. In addition to the well-established industry giants, more and more start-ups and small […]

planblue: making the invisible visible

7.9.2020: In Bremen, 140 small, medium-sized and large companies and 20 research institutes – with a total of around 12,000 employees – generate more than four […]

Ariane 5’s third launch of 2020

16.8.2020: Europe’s Ariane 5 has delivered two telecom satellites Galaxy-30 and BSAT-4B, and the Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-2), into their planned transfer orbits. There are also […]

Six new missions for the European Copernicus Earth observation programme

1.7.2020: On 1 July 2020, the European Space Agency awarded contracts for the development and construction of six further Copernicus satellites. Contracts with a value of […]

Airbus wins ESA contract to construct third European Service Module for NASA’s Orion spacecraft

Bremen, 26 May 2020 – The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a contract with Airbus for the construction of the third European Service Module (ESM) […]

Galileo Master Bremen Challenge

4.5.2020: Innovative ideas for the “Galileo Master Bremen Challenge”! International competition for satellite navigation started in Bremen.   This year, the State of Bremen is also […]

Bartolomeo successfully docks with ISS

2.4.2020: Milestone reached for commercial research in low Earth orbit. In a complex operation lasting several hours, the Canadian robotic arm of the International Space Station […]

New incubator for space start-ups in Bremen

ESA Business Incubation Centre launches as a collaboration between Starthaus and AVIASPACE BREMEN Bremen/Bremerhaven, 13 May 2019. The ESA Business Incubation Centre Northern Germany (ESA BIC […]