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After nearly 13 years in orbit around Saturn, the international Cassini–Huygens mission is about to begin its final chapter: the spacecraft will perform a series of daring dives between the planet and its rings, leading to a dramatic final plunge into Saturn's atmosphere on 15 September.
Thanks to some high-tech improvements, ESA’s radio dish in Argentina will be ready to receive the rising torrent of scientific data beamed back by future missions exploring deep in our Solar System.
Space Science Image of the Week: A final close flyby of Saturn’s moon Titan puts Cassini–Huygens on course for its grand finale
If anything should break in space, let it be records. The astronauts of Expedition 50 have done just that by setting a new record for most time spent on scientific research on the International Space Station.
The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 27 years with two close friends
This special edition of Space takes us to Rome to explore the defining characteristics of our planet
With this year's Earth Day focusing on environmental and climate literacy, have a look at the new digital book on our planet’s changing climate through the eyes of satellites
Our week through the lens:
17-21 April 2017
With more than 750 000 pieces of dangerous debris now orbiting Earth, the urgent need for coordinated international action to ensure the long-term sustainability of spaceflight is a major finding from Europe’s largest-ever conference on space debris.
Thanks to social media and the power of citizen scientists chasing the northern lights, a new feature was discovered recently. Nobody knew what this strange ribbon of purple light was, so … it was called Steve.
Earth observation image of the week: Australia’s salty Lake MacKay imaged by Sentinel-2, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme
Radar mission Sentinel-1 continues to monitor the growing crack in Antarctica’s Larsen-C ice shelf, which is expected to produce a massive iceberg
Operations image of the week: Space debris researcher Don Kessler first described the run-away cascade effect that has made his name famous
Join us Friday, 21 April, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme
Replay of media briefing: findings and outcomes from ESA’s space debris conference 21 April
Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Tim Peake checks his lung health
Technology image of the week: the vivid blue of a mountain reservoir imaged by Proba-1, ESA’s oldest operational Earth-observing satellite
A voyage from outer space to our home planet highlights the challenges of space debris and how mitigation and removal measures are urgently required
Thanks to ESA, aircraft are using satcoms to share realtime information with other aircraft and ground stations to improve flight operations.
Science Image of the Week: The James Webb Space Telescope undergoing a special inspection in the dark