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Articles and tips for the space entusiasts and job seekers. Written by space engineers and recruiters sharing with you what the’ve learned.

Tesla SpaceX

A Red Car for the Red Planet

“Test flights of new rockets usually contain mass simulators in the form of concrete or steel blocks. That seemed extremely boring. Of course, anything boring is terrible, especially companies, so we decided to send something unusual, something that made us feel.
The payload will be an original Tesla Roadster, playing Space Oddity, on a billion year elliptic Mars orbit.” – Elon Musk


Blue Origin

Blue Origin Crew Capsule 2.0 First Flight [VIDEO]

New Shepard flew again for the seventh time on Dec. 12, 2017, from Blue Origin’s West Texas Launch Site. Known as Mission 7 (M7), the mission featured the next-generation booster and the first flight of Crew Capsule 2.0. Crew Capsule 2.0 features large windows, measuring 2.4 feet wide, 3.6 feet tall. M7 also included 12 commercial, research and education payloads onboard. Crew Capsule 2.0 reached an apogee of 322,405 feet AGL/326,075 feet MSL (98.27 kilometers AGL/99.39 kilometers MSL). The booster reached an apogee of 322,032 feet AGL/325,702 feet MSL (98.16 kilometers AGL/99.27 kilometers MSL).


NASA wheel

NASA reinvented the wheel

Mars destroys tires — so NASA reinvented the wheel by giving it a memory. Following is a transcript of the video. NASA has reinvented the tire. These rover tires are made from a nickel-titanium alloy. A material that can be deformed and return back to shape. The super-elastic material allows it to “remember” its original shape. Rover tire technology has come a long way.


Soyuz Rocket

A rocket launch sequence explained

What are the parts of the Soyuz rocket? What are the stages into orbit? What is the launch sequence? Watch and find out. This video has been produced from an actual lesson delivered to the ESA astronaut class of 2009 during their ESA Basic Training in 2009-2010.


Fluid on ISS

What happens, if you dissolve an effervescent tablet in a floating ball of water on ISS?

Astronauts on the International Space Station dissolved an effervescent tablet in a floating ball of water, and captured images using a camera capable of recording four times the resolution of normal high-definition cameras. The higher resolution images and higher frame rate videos can reveal more information when used on science investigations, giving researchers a valuable new tool aboard the space station. This footage is one of the first of its kind. The cameras are being evaluated for capturing science data and vehicle operations by engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.


Virgin Galactic Spaceship

How does the teamwork look at Virgin Galactic?

The Virgin Galactic ground crew plays an essential role in our commercial spaceline operations. Meet our spaceship mechanics and watch them prepare our vehicles VSS Unity and VMS Eve for a flight — right up until they pull chocks for taxi and take-off.


Space Tourism Dragon, SpaceX

How Close Are We To Space Tourism?

Space Tourism will be possible thanks to the companies like SpaceX Blue, Origin and Virgin Galactic. SpaceX announced that they are planning on sending two space tourists on a lunar free return trajectory aboard their Dragon V2 spacecraft in 2018.


Rocket with GoPro on board

Well done! That beautiful shot at 1:50…

The unreal shot of 20-foot (6 meter) tall SL-10 rocket launched by Aerospace Inc. into near-space. The mission was to deploy the Maraia Capsule testing the aerodynamics and stability of the payload on re-entry to the atmosphere. The rocket reached an altitude of 396,000ft (120,700 meters).


International Space Station

How did cars deliver a message to ISS?

This is not a product placement. This is simply the best comercial ever. How did cars deliver a message to ISS? See the story of Stephanie from Houston that misses her astronaut father working at the International Space Station. This message was officially acknowledged as “The largest tire track image” by the Guinness World Records.


Falcon 9 first landing

Elon Musk and his SpaceX team, witness the historic landing of a Falcon 9 rocket

This was the first time in history that a rocket first stage returned to Earth after propelling an orbital launch mission and achieved a controlled vertical landing. The first attempt to land the first stage of Falcon 9 on a ground pad near the launch site occurred on flight 20, the maiden flight of the Falcon 9 full thrust version, on the evening of December 21, 2015. The landing was successful and the first stage was recovered.


Space Jobs For Graduates

Early Career Programme – an opportunity for graduates [VIDEO]

Find out about EUMETSAT’s Early Career Programme – an opportunity for recent graduates to develop their career at EUMETSAT. Benefits you should know about: Superb training and the support of highly regarded, skilled and experienced mentors throughout the programme. The chance to realise your potential in a unique high-tech environment. Attractive salary and benefits, and relocation assistance if needed. A modern, attractive work environment, working with colleagues from across our 30 Member States, as well as an array of social and sporting clubs and activities. Next Early programme start in December 2018. Credits: EUMETSAT. Read more.




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Saturn Cassini Mission

Crashing Into Saturn: Cassini ends 20-year mission.

On Sept. 15, 2017, the spacecraft will make its final approach to the giant planet Saturn. But this encounter will be like no other. This time, Cassini will dive into the planet’s atmosphere, sending science data for as long as its small thrusters can keep the spacecraft’s antenna pointed at Earth. Soon after, Cassini will burn up and disintegrate like a meteor. Credits: NASA. Read more info.


Aerospace Engineering Industry

Aerospace engineering: growth of the space industry [infographic 2017].

We constantly develop, learn, discover, improve, chase, go further. Because this is human nature. Since 60 years we have been exploring aerospace and space, learnig about foreign planets and solar systems. Finally, we will become an interplanetary species once we colonise Mars. And this is just a beginning. Plans for conquering space, career possibilities in this business, amount of aeronautical engineering and aerospace engineering jobs, companies and schools are the best proof for growth of this unique sector.

For the last 60 years we have launched over 5606 rockets

Spaceflight became part of human achievement. First, the Soviet Union took the lead in the post-war Space-Race. They launched the first satellite, sent the first man and the first woman into orbit. Then the United States caught up with their Soviet rivals. The USA landed on the Moon in 1969.


Today’s spaceflight has been characterised by greater international co-operation, cheaper access to low Earth orbit and an expansion of commercial ventures. Interplanetary probes have visited all of the planets in the Solar System. Humans have remained in orbit for long periods aboard space stations such as Mir and the ISS.


Flying to cosmos is cheaper. Thousands of private aerospace engineering companies sending small and big payloads to orbits. It’s time to be in the aerospace engineering.

As a result we have delivered around 48772 tons of payload into the orbit

The sum total amount of payload that humans have put into orbit, that is, over all years, all space programs, and all types of payload that reached orbit. This is a estimate based on total number of orbital launches as 5606 multiplied by avarage payload mass 8705 kg per launch.


Humans have sent more then 550 astronauts, the animals (57 dogs, 32 monkeys and many more). There are 1071 operational satellites. 50 percent of which were launched by the United States. Half of that are in Low-Earth Orbit, a few hundred kilometers above the Earth.


That’s not all. There is a lot of trash orbiting the Earth. Spent boosters, dead satellites. According to the United States Space Surveillance Network, there are more than 21.000 objects larger than 10 cm orbiting the Earth. They estimate that there are a further 500,000 bits and pieces between 1 and 10 cm in size.

19 rovers and landers were sent to explore the surface of Mars

Probes sent from Earth, end of 20th century, have yielded a dramatic increase in knowledge about the Martian system. They are focused primarily on understanding its geology and habitability potential.


Aerospace engineering of the interplanetary journeys is complicated. The exploration of Mars has experienced a high failure rate, especially the early attempts. Roughly two-thirds of all spacecraft destined for Mars failed before completing their missions. Other failed before their observations could begin.

What do we know about Mars?

Mars is the second-smallest planet in the Solar System and the fourth planet from the Sun. It has approximately half the diameter of Earth. The Red Planet is less dense than Earth, having about 15% of Earth’s volume and 11% of Earth’s mass, resulting in about 38% of Earth’s surface gravity. Avg. temperature is −63 °C. Mars has 2 moons, no magnetic field.


It is often referred to as the Red Planet because the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere.


Liquid water cannot exist on the surface of Mars due to low atmospheric pressure. However, the two polar ice caps appear to be made largely of water. The south polar ice cap, if melted, would be sufficient to cover the entire planetary surface to a depth of 11 meters.

Aerospace engineering is going beyond by reaching the edge of the solar system

Aerospace engineers have launched an interplanetary space probe ‘New Horizons’ in 2006. The probe traveled 7.5 billion kilometers. It delivered countless information about the universe, passing Pluto on October 25, 2016.


On July 14, 2015, it flew 12,500 km above the surface of Pluto, making it the first spacecraft to explore the dwarf planet. Last recorded data from the Pluto flyby was received from New Horizons on October 25, 2016.


Aerospace engineers have maneuvered New Horizons for a flyby of Kuiper belt object 2014 MU69. They expect the flyby to take place on January 1, 2019. The distance will be 43.4 AU from the Sun (1 AU is the distance from Earth to the Sun).

This is home to highly skilled aerospace engineers

We’re going to Mars, there are many teenagers preparing for the mission already. Rockets aren’t burned anymore, they’re landing back on the launchpads and ship drones. Most of all thanks to aerospace engineers from SpaceX, making huge progress on this field. Flying to space is cheaper, with thousands of private space companies sending small and big payloads to the oribit offering plenty of aerospace engineering jobs in Europe and US.


Today, global space economy is maintaining its long-term 15% growth trend. The aerospace market is growing with the spead of light. Aerospace industry needs thousands of aerospace engineers, this is a great chance for people actively looking for new opportunities in space careers.


This is just a small image of how the aerospace engineering industry looks like today. If you would like to take part in this enterprise, if you can bring your vision, knowledge and ideas to make impossible happen, please visit Space Individuals – and search for a aerospace engineering jobs.


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