International Aeronautical Federation Spring Meeting

Landing in Paris, I was surprised to see cherry blossoms lining along the streets. Charles de Gaulle was busy as usual, if not even busier. It started off with parallel meetings at the International Academy of Astronautics catching up on meetings and the latest developments over the year. Running parallel across the river was the… Continue reading International Aeronautical Federation Spring Meeting

Exploring space with Blue Origin

source:   As of end of January 2019, Blue Origin has successfully launched its New Shepard rocket for a tenth time, and with each step, we get closer and closer to sending humans to space. How will humans explore space?  The rocket takes the capture up to space and inside, there are 6 large… Continue reading Exploring space with Blue Origin

Space safety/Space Traffic Management programs

source:   According to Aerospace corporation, “Space traffic management is the classification of services designed to help satellite operators avoid physical or operational conflicts. Commercial, civil, academic, and international entities all contribute to the development of procedures to ensure universal spaceflight safety by creating actionable predictions, early warnings, and sound avoidance maneuvers.” The implementation… Continue reading Space safety/Space Traffic Management programs

GSA funding opportunity: Multi-frequency multipurpose antenna for Galileo – Timing & Synchronisation (T&S)

source:     The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has opened a call for proposals within its Fundamental Elements funding mechanism to develop a Galileo-enabled multi-frequency antenna. The activity shall also focus on developing a close-to-market GNSS antenna for both mass-market and professional users. The deadline for submissions is 08 March 2019. The Galileo constellation… Continue reading GSA funding opportunity: Multi-frequency multipurpose antenna for Galileo – Timing & Synchronisation (T&S)

Autonomous Ships

source:   Autonomous Ships, unmanned vessels, there are so many ways to discuss autonomous shipping that we almost have to remind ourselves the discussion over definitions is not quite yet over. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the UN agency in charge of providing a global forum on discussion of rules is undertaking a ‘scoping… Continue reading Autonomous Ships