DL0ESA, Operations Centre ESOC will become 50 years old

Javier Roldan EA1HEO informs DxCoffee Readers: “On 8th September 2017, the European Space Agency – Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt will become 50 years old ! http://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESOC/ESOC_history/ESOC_celebrates_50_years_in_Darmstadt http://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESOC/Long_Night_of_the_Stars_to_celebrate_ESOC_s_50th_birthday [...]

Mission Futura: Samantha IZ0UDF, first italian astronaut

Here we are! Tonight, at 21:01 UTC the powerful rockets of the Soyuz TMA15-M will turn on in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. So the mission ISS number 42, called “Futura”, will start. On board there will be a crew of three astronauts including [...]

FY/PA3FHD & FY/DL3LUM – Galileo FOC-1 launch coming!

Jörg FY/DL3LUM informs DxCoffee readers: “The Galileo FOC-1 launch is approaching (foreseen on 21st of August). Giuliano and Paul are already in Kourou for launch preparation and they are going to activate the station in their free time [...]

Message in a Bottle by Luca Parmitano IR0ISS

One of the parameters of the Station’s orbit around the Earth is the beta angle, which determines the direction from which the Sun’s rays will hit us. We don’t usually bother too much about this parameter because it doesn’t affect our [...]

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