NEWS REPORT: ASAT Testing Ban/Chinese AI Update

NEWS REPORT: ASAT Testing Ban/Chinese AI Update

They say “what goes up must come down.” Well, at least they used to…  Beginning with the United States space program, Kamala Harris announced that the United States will stop conducting anti-satellite tests. Anti-satellite (or ASAT) tests are exercises using ground-based missiles to eliminate satellite crafts orbiting the earth. Vice President Harris serves as the […]

NEWS REPORT: Russia planning to leave the ISS

Russia planning to leave the ISS

Russia’s space agency has decided to leave the International Space Station due to economic sanctions. According to Russian state news agencies, Dmitry Rogozin, Director General of Roscosmos, said, “The decision has been taken already, we’re not obliged to talk about it publicly. I can say this only — in accordance with our obligations, we’ll inform […]

ESA Discontinuing Cooperation with Russia due to Ukraine Invasion

ESA implementing European sanctions on Russia for Ukraine invasion

Image Credit: ESA-S.Corvaja ESA statement regarding cooperation with Russia following an ESA Council meeting on 13 April 2022 Following the Russian aggression against Ukraine, ESA’s Director General has initiated a comprehensive review of all activities currently undertaken in cooperation with Russia and Ukraine. The objective is to determine the possible consequences of this new geopolitical […]

ESA Suspends ExoMars Program and Joint Soyuz Missions due to Russian Invasion of Ukraine

ESA Suspends ExoMars Program and Joint Soyuz Missions due to Russian Invasion of Ukraine

As an intergovernmental organisation mandated to develop and implement space programmes in full respect with European values, we deeply deplore the human casualties and tragic consequences of the aggression towards Ukraine. While recognising the impact on scientific exploration of space, ESA is fully aligned with the sanctions imposed on Russia by its Member States. ExoMars […]

Space Plays Pivotal Role in Global Conflict

As commercial space companies get deeper involved in global conflicts, from Starlink to Maxar – we sat down with Hamlet Yousef, geopolitics and tech expert, to discuss the perils of commercialization and the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Hamlet Yousef has extensive sales and business development experience, working with small and mid-sized companies, as well […]

Suspension of Soyuz launches operated by Arianespace & Starsem

Suspension of Soyuz launches operated by Arianespace & Starsem

STATEMENT FROM ARIANESPACE ON THE IMPACT OF THE RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE ON FUTURE SPACE OPERATIONS Arianespace is strictly abiding by the sanctions decided by the international community (European Union, United States of America and United Kingdom) following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. As part of the mandate given by the ESA Member States […]

Tensions Escalating in Space

In response to Russian military attacks on Ukraine, President Biden announced new sanctions against Russia which included “degrading” the country’s space program potentially threatening the future of the partnership regarding the ISS, which is one of the most significant geopolitical partnerships left between the two countries. The new sanctions include “Russia-wide restrictions on semiconductors, telecommunication, […]

ESA implementing European sanctions on Russia for Ukraine invasion

ESA implementing European sanctions on Russia for Ukraine invasion

Image Credit: ESA-S.Corvaja ESA statement regarding cooperation with Russia following a ESA Council meeting 28 February 2022 We deplore the human casualties and tragic consequences of the war in Ukraine. We are giving absolute priority to taking proper decisions, not only for the sake of our workforce involved in the programmes, but in full respect […]

Trio of Russian, Japanese Station Visitors Back on Earth

At center, Soyuz Commander Alexander Misurkin and spaceflight participants Yusaku Maezawa (left) and Yozo Hirano (right) pose for individual preflight portraits. NASA Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin along with spaceflight participants Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano landed on Earth around 10:13 p.m. EST Sunday, Dec. 19 in Kazakhstan (around 9:13 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, Kazakhstan time). […]