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AITS Bremen startet als Online-Event in seiner ersten Ausgabe

AITS Bremen startet als Online-Event in seiner ersten Ausgabe

23.02.2021: From 23-25 February, more than 150 companies and over 250 participants will take part in the Aeronautics & Space Innovative Technology Summit (AITS) in Bremen. Originally planned as  ...
CITY OF SPACE Bremen appoints new state coordinators for aeronautics and space

CITY OF SPACE Bremen appoints new state coordinators for aeronautics and space

Aeronautics and space are two key industries in the state of Bremen, generating approximately 4 billion euros annually and comprising upwards of 12,000 employees, 140 companies and 20 research  ...
Brand new findings on fire safety in space

Brand new findings on fire safety in space

For the fifth time, a team of 25 international scientists used the Northrop Grumman CYGNUS supply vehicle for the International Space Station to conduct experiments with large fires in space. This  ...
Staying long-term

Staying long-term

The “red planet” in the evening sky seems more and more within reach, as leading space agencies aspire astronaut missions to Mars in the future. Unlike the 1969 moon landing, these  ...
Launcher Stage Delivery

Launcher Stage Delivery

4.2.2021: The first complete Ariane 6 upper stage has just left the ArianeGroup site in Bremen. This delivery represents a major step in the development of the new European Ariane 6 launch vehicle.  ...
Service modules being built by Airbus Bremen

Service modules being built by Airbus Bremen

The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a further contract with Airbus for the construction of three more European Service Modules (ESM) for Orion, the American crewed spacecraft for the Artemis  ...
Rocket Lab launches communication satellite for OHB

Rocket Lab launches communication satellite for OHB

‘Another One Leaves The Crust’ as Rocket Lab successfully launches 18th Electron rocket, bringing the total number of satellites deployed by the company to 97. Rocket Lab has successfully launched a  ...
ESA Council appoints Josef Aschbacher as next ESA Director General

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 succeed Prof. Jan Wörner, whose term of office ends on 30  ...
ARIANE 5: UNRIVALED PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY

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) ministerial council approved the development  ...
Space Entrepreneurs Virtually Join Space Academy Rome 2020

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 was organised by project partners Cosorzio di  ...
Nanotechnology: Start-up NAVATO picks up speed

Nanotechnology: Start-up NAVATO picks up speed

Navato Aerospace is a green start-up in the field of nanotechnology. Director and founder is Hans G. Dahn, co-founders are Miriam Janke and Jörg Praetorius. Navato was founded with the clear goal of  ...
First European Service Module for Artemis accepted and handed over to NASA

First European Service Module for Artemis accepted and handed over to NASA

15.12.2020, Airbus Press Release: On 11 December 2020 the first European Service Module passed its Acceptance Review and was  formally handed over to NASA, the hardware is now officially NASA  ...
The Galileo Prize Bremen 2020 goes to flucto

The Galileo Prize Bremen 2020 goes to flucto

REAL-TIME DECISIONS FOR OFFSHORE WIND Andreas Haselsteiner and Aljoscha Sander won the Bremen Galileo Prize for their startup “flucto.” Their technology for tracking individual  ...
The 2020 Copernicus Prize Bremen goes to Coast Mapper

The 2020 Copernicus Prize Bremen goes to Coast Mapper

COAST MAPPER – A SYSTEMATIC COAST OBSERVATION SYSTEM Monitoring marine habitats, protecting coastlines against erosion, and making proper use of marine ecosystems near shorelines are crucial in  ...
Angsa Robotics Wins Overall Prize in Galileo Masters 2020

Angsa Robotics Wins Overall Prize in Galileo Masters 2020

Galileo Charts a Course for Autonomous Vehicles The winners of the international innovation competition the Galileo Masters 2020 were announced during the online Space Awards on 8 December as part  ...
Reef Support Wins the Copernicus Masters 2020 Competition

Reef Support Wins the Copernicus Masters 2020 Competition

Copernicus Data and AI to Protect the World’s Coral Reefs Celebrating its 10th iteration in 2020, the international innovation competition Copernicus Masters awarded prizes in 22 categories to  ...
“Innovations for FCAS”: Airbus concludes cooperative pilot phase with startup companies in Germany

“Innovations for FCAS”: Airbus concludes cooperative pilot phase with startup companies in Germany

Muchich 9. December 2020: Learn more about the cooperation between Airbus, Geradts GmbH, SFL GmbH and DLR simulations on the Airbus website.  ...
Fresh Breeze at the ESA BIC Northern Germany

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) at Bremen  ...
Boeing receives first P-8A Poseidon components from Aljo

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

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 California (US) on board a  ...
OHB signs contract for the realisation of payloads for the European Earth observation Mission CHIME

OHB signs contract for the realisation of payloads for the European Earth observation Mission CHIME

DE HYPERSPECTRAL SATELLITES TO COMPLEMENT COPERNICUS PROGRAMME AND ENABLE SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES Press Release Bremen/Oberpfaffenhofen, November 19, 2020. OHB System AG, a subsidiary  ...
Extraterrestrial Couture

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 of the new female astronaut suit used in the Women Empowerment  ...
Enjoy the shooting stars this fall with the taurids, leonids, and geminids meteor showers

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 season. Here is ArianeGroup’s selection  ...
Assembly of the first ariane 6 upper stage

Assembly of the first ariane 6 upper stage

DE 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 re-ignitable Vinci engine for the  ...
IAC2020 Digital Edition: A summary

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 in previous years, was  ...
CONNECTING SPACE REGIONS: South Australia, Nova Scotia, Zuid Holland and Bremen

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

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

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 worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Under the motto “  ...
Anke Kaysser-Pyza­l­la ap­point­ed as new Chair of the DLR Ex­ec­u­tive Board

Anke Kaysser-Pyza­l­la ap­point­ed as new Chair of the DLR Ex­ec­u­tive Board

05.10.2020: Materials scientist and engineer Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla took up her new position as Chair of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt;  ...
Optimising air cargo traffic: Helios Aircargo Network

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 smallest amongst the German federal state  ...
Ice-cold savings potential: Safely crossing the polar regions with satellite data

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

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 Astronautin GmbH, which we will take a  ...
Valispace: Rocket-like rise of a Bremen start-up

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 and medium-sized companies in the  ...
planblue: making the invisible visible

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 billion euros a year. This  ...
Ariane 5’s third launch of 2020

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 four notable  ...
Six new missions for the European Copernicus Earth observation programme

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 more than 800 million euro  ...
Galileo Masters: a springboard for next-generation space applications

Galileo Masters: a springboard for next-generation space applications

17.6.2020: Have an idea that uses Galileo positioning to address a pressing societal challenge? Take it to the next level by entering it in this year’s Galileo Masters competition. Every year, the  ...
Airbus wins ESA contract to construct third European Service Module for NASA’s Orion spacecraft

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) for Orion, the American crewed spacecraft. The  ...
Galileo Master Bremen Challenge

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  ...
Copernicus Masters 2020 gestartet

Copernicus Masters 2020 gestartet

23.4.2020: The Copernicus Masters is an international competition with the objective to drive Copernicus User Uptake of Earth observation (EO) data and thus respective business cases. With challenge  ...
Bartolomeo successfully docks with ISS

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 (ISS) successfully  ...
EACP finishes its 10 Year Anniversary with a great event in Brussels

EACP finishes its 10 Year Anniversary with a great event in Brussels

12.3.2020: The European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP) has proudly celebrated its 10th anniversary throughout the year at different occasions and meetings spread around Europe. The year came  ...
Dutch and German regions launch the Action Agenda for cooperation in the space sector

Dutch and German regions launch the Action Agenda for cooperation in the space sector

During the Space Tech Expo Europe in Bremen, Zuid-Holland and Bremen launched the Action Agenda for cooperation in the space sector. Starting point of this agenda was the agreement made in March. At  ...
ESA BASS Network meeting in Coimbra – the city of curiosity

ESA BASS Network meeting in Coimbra – the city of curiosity

7.10.2019: Every fall ESA Business Applications, ESA Space Solutions, ESA BICs, Technology Brokers and Business Ambassadors from all over Europe meet to network and learn from each other’s cases.  ...
Cooperation in the Space Sector Between Bremen and Zuid-Holland

Cooperation in the Space Sector Between Bremen and Zuid-Holland

Background The space sectors and regional governments of Bremen and Zuid-Holland join forces to strengthen (aero)space in the Province of Zuid-Holland and the German Federal State of Bremen. On the  ...
Startups, investors and space tech experts joined forces at the first Space Academy Helsinki

Startups, investors and space tech experts joined forces at the first Space Academy Helsinki

June 7, 2019: On 3-4 June the H2020 project SpaceUp launched the first of six ‘Space Academies’, organised by EBAN (European Business Angel Network) in Helsinki, Finland. The Space Academy was a  ...
New incubator for space start-ups in Bremen

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 NG) is  ...
New centre for cutting-edge technology ‘made in Bremen’

New centre for cutting-edge technology ‘made in Bremen’

May 9, 2019: “Bremen has a long tradition of working together and collaborating on research and development. This is what provides a solid foundation for ECOMAT, which is not only set to become an  ...
Blackout Technologies are developing robots with artificial intelligence

Blackout Technologies are developing robots with artificial intelligence

March 21, 2019: Blackout Technologies are developing robot software that uses artificial intelligence. The company is the first in Europe to market truly intelligent personalities for robots – which  ...
How much AI do SMEs really need?

How much AI do SMEs really need?

March 12, 2019: How much artificial intelligence (AI) do SMEs actually need? Should companies be getting into AI right now? We’ve asked someone who knows: Bastian Diedrich, a young man from Bremen  ...
Flyline – two decades of success in Bremen

Flyline – two decades of success in Bremen

February 5, 2019: Bremen-based Flyline can look back on two decades of success and expansion. The wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways (BA) started out as a call centre with 30 employees. The  ...
Bremen’s artificial intelligence industry at a glance

Bremen’s artificial intelligence industry at a glance

January 15, 2019: Artificial intelligence (AI) has arrived in Bremen. Several hundred specialists in research and industry are working on this technology of the future. They have now formed a  ...
A robot drone for the wind energy sector

A robot drone for the wind energy sector

December 28, 2018: Bremen-based researchers are developing a drone that can autonomously inspect wind turbines. Its USP is its ability to get ‘hands on’. Benjamin Staar and Dimitri Denhof love a  ...
3D printing connects Bremen and New York

3D printing connects Bremen and New York

December 14, 2018: It’s a long way from the Big Apple to Bremen – the Hanseatic city was quite a culture shock for Chirag Shah and Keyur Solanki. In the summer of 2018, the two students travelled  ...
When precisely isn’t quite precise enough

When precisely isn’t quite precise enough

December 11, 2018: When Peter Eickworth and André Kuhn, the two executive directors, stroll through the Eickworth Modellbau factory they are surrounded on all sides by humming, buzzing, howling and  ...
Space exploration takes flight in Bremen

Space exploration takes flight in Bremen

November 20, 2018: Production of the upper stage of the new Ariane 6 launch vehicle will soon begin in a new production hall near Bremen Airport. The upper stage is the heart and the brain of the  ...
ESA BIC TO OPEN IN NORTHERN GERMANY

ESA BIC TO OPEN IN NORTHERN GERMANY

Soon entrepreneurs in Northern Germany can join the ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) in Bremen to turn their space ventures into viable start-up companies. The ESA BIC Northern Germany is  ...
The space industry in Bremen: living and working in the Hanseatic city

The space industry in Bremen: living and working in the Hanseatic city

Obtober 2, 2018: Nowhere in Germany is bigger in the aerospace industry than Bremen. We spoke to Bremen-based scientists working on the space side of aerospace about their projects, their life in  ...
Bringing the universe to Bremen

Bringing the universe to Bremen

September 27, 2018: Every year, the movers and shakers of the space industry gather at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC). From 1 to 5 October, it will be Bremen’s turn to host the.  ...
Canadian space companies discuss potential collaborations with German delegation

Canadian space companies discuss potential collaborations with German delegation

On April 12, 2018, representatives of the Canadian space industry and officials from the CSA met with a delegation from the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany, at CSA headquarters in St-Hubert,  ...
Mission success: Flight VA242 orbits DSN-1/Superbird-8 for SKY Perfect JSAT and HYLAS 4 for Avanti Communications

Mission success: Flight VA242 orbits DSN-1/Superbird-8 for SKY Perfect JSAT and HYLAS 4 for Avanti Communications

Arianespace has successfully launched two telecommunications satellites: DSN-1/Superbird-8 for the Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT; and HYLAS 4 for the British operator Avanti Communications.  ...
Ariane 6 on track with two major milestones

Ariane 6 on track with two major milestones

In Bremen, the first propellant tank for the future European launcher’s upper stage was delivered to ArianeGroup’s new production center. This is a key juncture for the program, as the liquid  ...
Antarctica loses grip

Antarctica loses grip

ESA’s CryoSat mission has revealed that, over the last seven years, Antarctica has lost an area of underwater ice the size of Greater London. This is because warm ocean water beneath the continent’s  ...
To boldly go, and safely return – behind the scenes at Ariane Group

To boldly go, and safely return – behind the scenes at Ariane Group

What man and machines are achieving in space is truly impressive. At the launch sites and at home, millions of spectators watch rockets blasting off into the great unknown. But few outsiders get the  ...
Airbus’ site manager Dr André Walter: “For us, digitalisation means making work easier and more efficient”

Airbus’ site manager Dr André Walter: “For us, digitalisation means making work easier and more efficient”

A total of 4,500 employees work at the Airbus premises next to Bremen airport. The vast site also houses the space division of Airbus Defence and Space and their subsidiary supplier Premium. &  ...
CanSat 2017: Location and selected teams announced

CanSat 2017: Location and selected teams announced

ESA’s Education team is thrilled to finally announce the location and organiser of the 2017 European CanSat launch campaign: the competition will be hosted by the Centre of Applied Space Technology  ...