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Schiaparelli landing investigation completed

4 hours 36 min ago

The inquiry into the crash-landing of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module has concluded that conflicting information in the onboard computer caused the descent sequence to end prematurely.

Mirror, mirror

5 hours 45 min ago

Technology image of the week: a lightweight, silicon carbide mirror for space, under thermal vacuum–testing

Sentinel-2 captures coral bleaching of Great Barrier Reef

6 hours 6 min ago

Scientists observed the bleaching of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef early this year using satellite images. While capturing these events from space has been difficult in the past, Sentinel-2’s frequent revisits and its resolution makes it possible.

Launching the drone

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 13:46

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano exploring places no human could go with robotic drone

Star storm

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 16:15

Space Science Image of the Week: Aoife van Linden Tol, recipient of the first ESA–Ars Electronica residency, created this sketch while researching for her art–science project at ESA

Week In Images

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 14:00

Our week through the lens:
15-19 May 2017

Rann of Kutch

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 09:20

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of a salt desert in western India, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Saving time in space

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 14:01

Working inside the International Space Station is sometimes like assembling complex furniture but with the tools and paper instructions continually floating out of reach. Astronauts also face situations unforeseen by the instructions. Communication delays with ground control to troubleshoot these occasions mean even more valuable time is lost. Now, ‘mobiPV’ is looking to help. 

Earth from Space

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 13:29

Join us Friday, 19 May, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Parabolic point break

Wed, 17/05/2017 - 16:05

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Pointing the way to augmented reality in space

First of many

Wed, 17/05/2017 - 13:15

Operations image of the week: On this day in 1968, Europe’s ESRO-2B satellite became the first mission controlled from what is today ESA’s European Space Operations Centre

Earth from Space

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 14:30

Chair of the DLR German Aerospace Center Executive Board, Pascale Ehrenfreund, and ESA’s Josef Aschbacher discuss their organisations' complementary Earth observation activities

50 million views

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 13:15

We're proud to have passed a big milestone on our YouTube channel - thanks for watching!

Extra X-rays

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 09:25

Space Science image of the Week: ESA’s XMM-Newton detects X-ray sources sky-wide as it moves between targets

Week In Images

Fri, 12/05/2017 - 15:00

Our week through the lens:
8-12 May 2017

Novel use of satnav saves precious water

Fri, 12/05/2017 - 14:33

Water conservation is a growing concern globally, and particularly for farmers in the USA, where decades of irrigating huge fields has depleted vital resources of fresh surface water and groundwater. An ESA spin-off that can help to preserve water supplies while guaranteeing crop irrigation is now undergoing final testing.

Negribreen on the move

Fri, 12/05/2017 - 09:47

Rapid acceleration of an Arctic glacier over the past year has been detected by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites.

Uintah Basin

Fri, 12/05/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: the border of the US states Utah and Colorado is pictured in this Sentinel-2 image, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Revisit #FutureEO

Thu, 11/05/2017 - 16:15

Watch the replays of the "Paradigm shifts and future prospects in Earth observation" seminar