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Dec 20

SPACEBEL Sharing the Magic of Christmas Together

Once again, SPACEBEL is supporting the solidarity action  « MAGICAL Christmas » in favour of children who are hospitalized at Christmas time. You can help and spread a little happiness as well: you simply have to vote here to let the … Continue reading

Dec 18

SPACEBEL Know-How on board of the Gaia Star Surveyor

On December 19th 2013, the Gaia (Global Astrometric Interferometer for Astrophysics) satellite will be launched from the Kourou Space Centre. The objectives of this new ESA astronomy mission are ambitious: chart a 3D map of about a billion objects in … Continue reading

Nov 4

TARANIS to Look into Stormy Lightning with the Help of SPACEBEL

Unravel the mystery of spectacular flashes occurring above thunderstorms will be the mission of the Taranis (Tool for the Analysis of RAdiation from lightNIng and Sprites) satellite, the name of which recalls the Celtic god of the sky, lightning and … Continue reading

Oct 16

SPACEBEL to Meet the EC President

On October 17th 2013, Mr José-Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, will be in Liège for an official visit in the frame of the 2013 European year of Citizens. On this occasion, Mr Barroso will visit the Liège Spatiopôle where … Continue reading

Sep 26

SPACEBEL: 25 Years in Space

Reaching into Space Together  It is on September 29th 1988 that SPACEBEL was established to promote and develop the skills of Belgium and of the Walloon Region in particular, in terms of information technologies for the space industry. Final goal … Continue reading

Aug 20

VTS : the Link between SPACEBEL and ESA’s ATV-4 Albert Einstein

VTS, the Visualization Tool for Space Data of CNES developed by SPACEBEL, is being used on the screens of the ATV control centre at CNES in Toulouse. The satellite simulation toolkit, the main function of which is to animate satellites … Continue reading

May 31

SPACEBEL at the 50th Edition of the Paris Air Show

SPACEBEL will once again be exhibiting at the Paris Air Show running from June 17th-23rd 2013 at the Bourget aerodrome. Don’t miss this prestigious event and come and visit us at our booth in Hall 2B, F64. We hope to … Continue reading

May 3

Launch of PROBA-V «Made In Belgium» on VEGA Putting SPACEBEL in the Spotlight Twice

It is in the night from May 6th – 7th, that the small PROBA-V satellite of the European Space Agency (ESA) will fly off into Space aboard the European VEGA launcher from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana. A lift-off that … Continue reading

Apr 23

A Series of Major Contracts for SPACEBEL in the Field of Satellite Intelligence

SPACEBEL has started the year 2013 in style. We have been awarded several contracts in the frame of the CSO “Composante Spatiale Optique (Optical Space Component)” programme under French leadership, which will take over from the Helios observation satellites for … Continue reading

Apr 4

SPACEBEL Contributing to Iris Air Traffic Management for Safer Skies

While the number of yearly controlled flights has been increasing constantly, Europe’s air traffic management has not evolved as quickly. Aircraft – ground control communications are still mainly based on technologies developed in the 1950s and 1980s. ESA’s Iris initiative … Continue reading