ESA’s contribution to NASA’s Orion spacecraft is the European Service Module, designed to provide the spacecraft’s propulsion, electrical power, water and thermal control. The propulsion qualification model, designed by Airbus Defence and Space, was assembled by OHB Sweden. Credit: ESA
Ursa Space Systems plans to use Synthetic Aperture Radar imagery to produce reports on oil storage in Caribbean, Middle East-North Africa and Europe. 
Credit: Ursa Space Systems
“In Germany, we don’t have enough young people who want to run their own business,” said Gerd Gruppe, member of DLR's executive board. “We have an overall lack of high-tech companies and so it is in the space sector as well.” Credit: DLR
Astro Digital, an Earth-imaging and analysis company, is using its 16-unit cubesat high-power bus for Helios Wire's mission. Credit: Helios Wire artist's concept
Brandon Mairs, CloudIX co-founder and chief executive.
The U.K. Space Conference in Manchester was a showcase of bold new plans by British space start-ups, but companies could soon face potential damages from Brexit and the possible withdrawal from the European Single Market. Credit: U.K. Space Conference via Flickr
DFJ's Steve Jurvetson speaking at the EIE2017 conference in Scotland earlier this month. Credit: Steve Jurvetson/Flickr