GGR NEWS – Golden Globe Race: heading towards 2022

Les Sables d’Olonne are committed to a second edition
Some twenty competitors already entered
Signing of the agreement at the Paris Nautic with Don McIntyre

 Les Sables d’Olonne Agglomération, Paris, December 11, 2019
The Golden Globe Race delivers this rare alchemy: be an event of international scope and keep a family and fraternal spirit. This duality gives a unique personality to this old-school round-the-world race where the sailors’ human qualities take precedence over technology. After the success of the first edition, returning for a new challenge was almost an evidence.

Austal USA delivers EPF 11; Seamen’s Church Institute hosts River Bell Awards Luncheon


Austal USA delivers EPF 11

December 12, 2019 – The ship was the first EPF to perform and successfully complete integrated trials—combining builder’s trials and acceptance trials into one at-sea event.Austal USA delivers EPF 11; Seamen’s Church Institute hosts River Bell Awards Luncheon

ESA Lost in Space – Calling radio amateurs: help find OPS-SAT!

Comic actor Tony Hancock in a scene from episode ‘The Radio Ham’ of the television sitcom ‘Hancock’s Half Hour’, May 19th 1961. (Photo by Don Smith/Radio Times/Getty Images)

Calling all radio amateurs! ESA is challenging anyone with amateur radio equipment to catch the first signals from OPS-SAT AKA Oooooohps-Sat), ESA’s brand new space software laboratory.

Baltic blooms


Baltic blooms Image:The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the green algae blooms swirling around the Baltic Sea.

‘Algae bloom’ is the term used to describe the rapid multiplying of phytoplankton – microscopic marine plants that drift on or near the surface of the sea. The chlorophyll that phytoplankton use for photosynthesis collectively tints the surrounding ocean waters, providing a way of detecting these tiny organisms from space.

Airbus drives OPTIMA photonics payload technology to next level

Stevenage, 13 December 2019 – Airbus has validated and demonstrated photonic satellite payload technology to Technology Readiness Level 6, the last level before prototype in orbit, through the OPTIMA Horizon 2020 project. This proof of concept demonstrator brings the use of photonic payloads in telecommunications satellites one step closer. Photonic payloads have the potential to revolutionise the design, capacity and capability of future generations of telecommunications satellites.