Category: esa

Global CO2 levels above 400ppm, except in Wakanda.

Looked up recent CO2 measurements from the European Copernicus satellite program.

And noticed that the entire world was above 400ppm except a small green patch in the middle of Africa. 

Which just happens to be the same position that Marvel choose as the location for the fictional Sub-Saharan African nation of Wakanda in the MCU.

On a more serious note, the reason for this is most likely the tropical forest absorbing the CO2. The truly worrying part is the fact that we are now way past the 400ppm threshold, maybe permanently, set by scientists as the point of no return.

And if you don’t trust the Europeans, the data from the American program (which Trump just cancelled funding for) confirms this:

A workmate of mine, who actually did climate modelling as part of his PhD, made me aware to also keep an eye on Methane, which is a much more potent green house gas with devastating impact on marine life. It is mainly produced by life stock. The upside about this is that if we stop emitting it will relatively quickly leave the atmosphere. 

By the way, atmospheric measurements are just a small part of the Copernicus program.

Building the International Space Station

Building the International Space Station:

And that was not as easy as one might think. We are prisoners on earth … 

“Hello, I am CIMON!”

“Hello, I am CIMON!”:

CIMON: The astronaut’s floating assistant

ESA and Airbus sign partnership agreement for new ISS commercial payload platform Bartolomeo

ESA and Airbus sign partnership agreement for new ISS commercial payload platform Bartolomeo:

http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/02/bartolomeo.html

What’s up with ESA’s ‘village on the Moon’ concept?

EU relocates Galileo satellite system installation from UK to Spain because of Brexit

EU relocates Galileo satellite system installation from UK to Spain because of Brexit:

What is Galileo?

Galileo is the only civilian run GNSS system

Watch the stars tonight!Among other things, you may see one of our 22 Galileo satellites in orbit…

What can be done about space debris?

What can be done about space debris?:

alienspaceshipcentral: aerospaceage: ESA To Build “Moon Village”…

alienspaceshipcentral:

aerospaceage:

ESA To Build “Moon Village” by 2030

Where Do I Sign Up?…

I guess this will be a good starting point: http://lunarexploration.esa.int/#/intro

European Space Week, 3-9 November 2017, Tallinn, Estonia The…

European Space Week, 3-9 November 2017, Tallinn, Estonia


The European Space Week 2017 will bring together the most important space stakeholders pushing the topic of space in Europe.

http://www.eusw2017.eu/