News

Apr 19

SPACEBEL Running in Favour of Scientific Research

The 7th edition of the ULB 10 km race in favour of scientific research work at the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) takes place on Sunday, April 22nd 2018 at 10:30 AM in Brussels. Starting from the ULB Solbosch campus … Continue reading

Apr 12

SPACEBEL Continues Metawal Improvement

Involved in the Metawal project since 2012 for the Walloon Public Service (SPW), SPACEBEL has been granted a new contract to continue upgrading and maintaining the tool. Metawal (Métadonnées wallonnes = Walloon Metadata) is the catalogue of public geographical resources … Continue reading

Apr 11

ESTEC Reaching the Half-Century Mark

Inaugurated in April 1968 by HRHs Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus of the Netherlands, the ESA facilities in Noordwijk are celebrating their 50 years of existence this year. Today, the European Space Technology and Research Centre (ESTEC) has grown into … Continue reading

Mar 28

Special Mention Goes to BASILES

CNES has published an article on their website to promote BASILES, the simulation platform of the French Space Agency that is now freely available on-line. The article is also highlighting our input as SPACEBEL has been contributing to the development … Continue reading

Mar 20

Proba-1: ESA’s Longest Earth Observation Mission of All Time

Launched on October 22nd 2001, ESA’s Proba-1 (PRoject for On Board Autonomy) almost counts 17 years of service thus surpassing the duration of ESA’s ERS-2 mission (April 1995 – September 2011). The technological demonstrator “Made in Belgium” that has the … Continue reading

Mar 14

SPACEBEL = Trends Gazelle 2018

For 16 years already, the Trends and Trends-Tendances editorial department has selected the “Trends Gazelles” i.e. the fastest growing companies within each province in Belgium. The ranking is based on actual growth figures in terms of turnover, personnel and cash … Continue reading

Feb 6

SPACEBEL Applauding COLUMBUS on its 10th Anniversary in Space

Circling around the Earth every 90 min., 400 km above our heads, the Columbus laboratory is ESA’s main contribution to the International Space Station. The laboratory was sent into space aboard the Atlantis Space Shuttle from the Kennedy Space Center … Continue reading

Jan 25

LISA Pathfinder, a Prize-Winning ESA Mission… with SPACEBEL Input

ESA‘s LISA Pathfinder mission has received the 2017 Space Technology Award of the American Astronautical Society (AAS). This recognition of an exceptional achievement in space technology was awarded to the international LISA Pathfinder team for “delivering and operating a novel … Continue reading

Dec 14

SPACEBEL Heading NADIRA Project to Increase Africa’s Agricultural Business Transformation

The EC funded NADiRA project (Nurturing Africa Digital Revolution for Agriculture – ID N776309) is a H2020 innovation action aiming at Accelerating Africa’s agricultural transformation through the incorporation of Earth Observation in digital smallholder value chains. NADIRA strengthens the development … Continue reading

Nov 15

Framework Agreements: CNES Renewing Cooperation with SPACEBEL

As part of its mission, the French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) is brought to develop, maintain and operate space systems as well as ground segments. At the end of a negotiated tendering procedure, CNES has retained the application … Continue reading