Ariane Launches James Webb Telescope Into Orbit

The Ariane 5 launcher, operated by Arianespace on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA), has successfully injected NASA’s Webb Space Telescope into its transfer orbit towards its final position at the second Lagrange point (L2). Carrying out its final mission of the year, the Ariane 5 rocket once again proved its exceptional reliability, this…

France Signs Space Surveillance Contract with ArianeGroup

SPACE SURVEILLANCE

The French Ministry for the Armed Forces has signed a new contract with ArianeGroup for an augmented optical surveillance capability for Medium Earth Orbits (MEO), Geostationary Earth Orbits (GEO) and High Earth Orbits (HEO). ArianeGroup has a reliable and operational network of varied optical sensors around the world and a centralized Command and Control centre,…

Venturi Antartica: Pioneering Polar Electric Vehicle

Venturi Antarctica

The Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station says it is welcoming the team from Venturi and the new Venturi Antartica, the first electric vehicle designed to be used in polar environments.  Since 10 December this year, teams at the Belgian zero-emission base have had access to an eco-friendly mode of transport for their scientific missions. This…

Does EU’s Hydrogen Strategy Lean on “Rogue” Ammonia Producers?

Green Ammonia Production

Hydrogen has long been seen as the fuel of the future. Consisting of the most abundant chemical substance in the universe, hydrogen fuel is set to make a major contribution to the energy transition away from fossil fuels.  The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson believes his country will be a major winner from the “Hydrogen…

Promoting Science for Girls and Young Women

women in science

The upcoming EU/Africa summit is a “great opportunity” to help promote gender equality in science, a conference heard. The showpiece get together should ensure that more effort is put into encouraging women to enter the world of science, it was said. The EU-AU Summit takes place in Brussels on 17-18 February 2022 under the French…

EPP Calls for Investment in Cancer Research

cancer research

The EPP has called for action to remove obstacles for cross-border research.  It says it also wants the EU to invest in cancer prevention.  Other demands include granting cancer patients the right to be forgotten and simplifying the reimbursement rules for cancer treatments across the EU. The group also advocates banning flavours in e-cigarettes, which…

Uzbekistan’s Artel joins UNGC

Artel Electronics

A pioneering United Nations initiative that advocates a commitment to human rights has won the support of its latest backer. The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) was launched in 2000 and is a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation, and disclosure of responsible business practices. The UNGC is non-binding UN pact to encourage businesses and…

Europe’s Vision for Industrial Leadership in Technology

EU leadership in technology

Europe’s leading telecommunications companies have called on EU policymakers to closely align Europe’s technology ambitions with a supportive policy and regulatory ecosystem. The demand came on Monday by 13 CEOs, including  Nick Read, CEO of Vodafone, who took part in a panel on “Europe’s vision for industrial leadership in technology.” The event was told that after…

Europe Urged to “Act Now” to Build Open RAN Ecosystem

Open RAN Ecosystem

A new report published on Thursday by 5 of the leading European telecommunications companies, calls on policymakers, EU Member States, and industry stakeholders to “collaborate and urgently prioritise” Open Radio Access Network (RAN). They say this will ensure that Europe continues to play a leading role in 5G, and in the future, in 6G.  The…