Great honour for Design & Data: For the first time, we worked on behalf of the UK Space Agency. In the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne we filmed amongst other things, an interview with the British ESA astronaut Timothy Peake. The video should encourage pupils to take part in a very special space campaign.
With the slogan “You too can #BeSpacial” the first StartupWeekend Space in Europe takes place on 10-12th April 2015. Hosted at Bremen’s Innovation and Technology Centre (BITZ), the event is designed to generate several lean space startup concepts within 60 hours. The aim is to give people with non-space backgrounds the opportunity to find an entry into the space sector by using their special skills – like once Design & Data Managing Director Sebastian Marcu did. He now operates as the event’s co-lead.
Design & Data has started the New Year in full swing. A new corporate video for the European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP) has just been completed. We are now happy to present the final outcome to you. It covers the operation of EGNOS, a service that provides added precision for GPS data.
Tourism is a main pillar for a country’s economy and the companies behind it. However, there’s a lot of uncharted territory in wide areas of the world. The company Horwath HTL takes care of these countries and tries to develop them for tourist purposes. We supported their efforts in expanding their business in Africa with our expertise in 3D animation.
So far, we’ve only seen Mars through the eyes of machines. Man has not yet set foot onto the red planet. The first manned mission to Mars is in the future. Before this, a lot needs to be tested, among other things the suits of the astronauts. We attended the Austrian Space Forum’s (ÖWF) field simulation “Mars2013” for two days – in the faraway Moroccan desert.
The Sun, the Moon and the stars have been a concept in people’s minds for millennia – even when the believed to be living on a flat disk. Science has uncovered many mysteries of space. But how about knowledge of the stars? Design & Data asked this question in Europe’s streets.
That space is romantically called an ocean of stars, is not by chance. In the 16th century, seafarers and explorers used the fixed stars in the sky for navigation and orientation. Modern satellite technology also uses the starlit sky to find out the exact position. But who manufactures the corresponding technology? A market leader in this discipline is the Thuringian company Jena-Optronik GmbH. Their star sensors function as the eyes of the satellites. Design & Data produced a film which leads through the fascinating world of the star sensor and visualises the concept.