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Aug 14

SPACEBEL On-Board Software Cleared for Galileo FOC Satellite Launch

Developed by ESA and funded by the European Union, Galileo will ensure Europe’s autonomy in global satellite-based navigation under civilian control. In 2010, SPACEBEL was selected by OHB-System AG (Germany), industrial prime contractor for the 22 FOC (full operational capability) … Continue reading

Aug 6

Rosetta and SPACEBEL

After 10 years and a journey of 6.4 billion kilometers across the Universe, ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has reached its ultimate goal: to approach comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in order to study its behaviour and composition in the hope of better understanding the … Continue reading

Jul 10

SPACEBEL Signing Important Meteosat Third Generation Deal

SPACEBEL is taking part in ESA’s Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) weather satellite system at simulation level as subcontractor of OHB-System AG in Bremen (Germany). SPACEBEL is in charge of the development of the Software Validation Facility, i.e. a test system … Continue reading

Jun 5

SPACEBEL Getting Sporty Again for Charity

On June 6th 2014, SPACEBEL collaborators will take part in the 8th ELA (European Leukodystrophy Association) Jogging of the Liege Science Park which aims to raise money for children suffering from leukodystrophy. Let’s go for it…!

Jun 2

SPACEBEL at the Head of Belgospace

At the latest Belgospace Annual General Assembly, SPACEBEL has been appointed Chairman of the organization for a period of 3 years at least. Belgospace is, within Agoria, the Belgian federal association for the space industry, comprising a large number of … Continue reading

May 8

Proba-V One Year in Orbit with SPACEBEL Software

Launched on May 7th 2013 from Kourou on ESA’s VEGA launcher, Proba-V is celebrating its 1st birthday in space in perfect health. The small satellite assembled by QinetiQ Space, prime contractor, is already excellently charting our planet’s global vegetation every … Continue reading

Apr 30

Success Again for VEGA (with SPACEBEL Contribution)

The third VEGA launch, designated VV03, took place last night at 10:35 PM local time from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou. Watch the video of the successful flight of ESA’s smallest launcher on For several years, SPACEBEL has been bringing … Continue reading

Apr 28

LandSAfe: 10/10 for SPACEBEL and its Academic Partners

The recent acceptance review of ESA’s LandSAfe (Landing Site Risk Analysis software framework) has been fully successful for SPACEBEL, prime contractor of the project. Developed since May 2011 in collaboration with the Universities of Liège (ULg – Belgium) and Hannover … Continue reading

Mar 17

SPACEBEL to Meet Prime Minister of Belgium

On March 17th 2014, Mr Elio Di Rupo, Belgian Prime Minister, will spend the afternoon in Liège for a debate with the ULg students. At 5:00 PM, he will visit the Centre Spatial de Liège (CSL) where he will also … Continue reading

Mar 14

Proba-1 Fit and Well Again Thanks to SPACEBEL Patch

After more than a decade in Space, ESA’s Proba-1 (Project for On-Board Autonomy) is beginning to show its age. Originally designed for a two-year technology demonstration mission, the small satellite was launched on October 22nd 2001 and is still providing … Continue reading