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First ESA qualification granted for High Density Interconnect PCBs


A printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer ACB, in Belgium, has been granted both a company and technology-based ESA qualification for their High Density Interconnect Printed Circuit Boards for the first time. 


Nicolas Bobrinsky | ESA Masterclass


The ESA Masterclass: Watch Nicolas Bobrinsky as he shares his wealth of knowledge and lessons learned during his journey at ESA. With 35 years of experience at ESA, Nicolas Bobrinsky is the former Head of Ground Systems Engineering & Innovation Department. He initiated and further managed the Space Situational Awareness and later the ESA Space Safety Programme. 

In a series of 4 videos, he shares his experience and insights on Innovation and Risk Management, Space Safety, People management and Teamwork and Excellence.


Join the hive: send your ideas for CubeSat swarms


We all know the saying that there is strength in numbers. The next revolution in space technology could be the use of swarms of tiny spacecraft, called CubeSats, that work together to achieve things greater than what any lone spacecraft can. CubeSats, assemble! 


Renewed support for ESA innovation at Paris Ministerial


Member State delegations pledged a record-breaking €16.9 billion budget for ESA at last week's Council at Ministerial Level in Paris, including renewed support for dedicated R&D programmes employed by ESA’s Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality to invent the future in space.


Discovery funding transforms ESA patents into commercial success

Whether sending European spacecraft to distant frontiers, studying our home planet in greater detail than ever before, or designing new launch systems, ESA activities drive the development of new technologies.

These technologies can be protected as patents, which ESA makes available to entities in its Member States for research or commercial uses. But there is a long way to go before a patent becomes a product.


DART impact might have reshaped Hera's target asteroid


Get your satellite flight ticket


New optical polishing techniques for aspherical and free form lenses


Space centre power cable