First flight of European launcher Ariane 6 postponed until 2024

The first flight of Europe’s new medium/heavy launch vehicle, Ariane 6, has been postponed again. Now it will take place in 2024. The head of the European Space Agency, Josef Aschbacher, said this in a comment to Reuters. Part of the Ariane 6 test, which was scheduled for July 18, ... Read more

Omega’s Speedmaster X-33 Marstimer shows the time on Earth and Mars

Swiss watchmaker Omega has teamed up with the European Space Agency (ESA) to create a new model, the Speedmaster X-33 Marstimer, which shows Earth and Martian time. The MTS function tracks the date and time on both planets, taking into account that time on Mars is 39 minutes longer than ... Read more

The launch of the new European Ariane 6 rocket has been postponed again

Europe is developing a new generation rocket, whose payload will be close to Falcon 9 from SpaceX. From the beginning, the launch of Ariane 6 was planned for 2020, but was postponed several times. It looks like the European Space Agency will have to do it again. УUntil recently, the ... Read more

ESA is suspending cooperation with Russia under the Luna-25, -26 and -27 programs

The European Space Agency (ESA) is suspending cooperation with Russia under the Luna-25, -26 and -27 programs. As in the case of ExoMars, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and the resulting sanctions make it impossible for the ESA to implement its planned monthly cooperation. To continue implementing the programs, ESA has ... Read more