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Space à La Suisse

Space à La Suisse

Times have changed since the frenzy of the Space Race half a century ago. Triggered by the surprise success of the USSR’s Sputnik 1, the world’s first artificial satellite launched on 4 October 1957, the United States and the Soviet Union became obsessed with space travel. And for the duration of the Cold War, the […]

ESA approves €10 billion space programme

ESA approves €10 billion space programme

The European Space Agency met with European Ministers to approve the allocation of €10 billion for the future of Europe’s space programme at a 20-21 Nov. summit in Naples, Italy. Twenty ESA member states, Canada, and eight observer states (Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, the Slovak Republic and Malta) attended the meeting, approving the […]

EADS Bribery Scandal

EADS Bribery Scandal

Europe-wide Bribery Network, 10 Nov. by Hans Leyendecker and Klaus Ott Bribery and embezzlement, money laundering and fraud: Because of the EADS’ [European Aeronautic Defence Space Company] business deals with Austria, prosecutors are investigating all over Europe. The head of the defence contractor, Tom Enders, has announced a crack-down on corruption. It is, however, rather […]

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