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Test success

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 17:00

Watch today's hot firing of the P120C solid rocket motor at Europe’s Spaceport, proving its flight-worthiness for use on Vega-C next year and on Ariane 6 from 2020

Hot firing proves solid rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 15:00

Today's hot firing of the P120C solid-propellant motor at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana proves its flight-worthiness for use on Vega-C next year and on Ariane 6 from 2020.

Space Zone VIPs

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 12:50

UK Prime Minister Theresa May in Spacezone, FIA 2018

Galaxies galore

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 11:25

Space Science Image of the Week: It may look like noise or static, but every single point in this image is a galaxy seen by ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory

Americas to Africa

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 10:25

A timelapse flight from the International Space Station taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst

Focus on the future of space transportation: ESA’s call for ideas

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 07:25

ESA is calling for ideas that will shape the future of space transportation services – to space, in space and returning from space. 

Week In Images

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 14:31

Our week through the lens:
9 - 13 July 2018

Europe’s next Galileo satellites in place atop Ariane 5

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 09:42

Europe’s next Galileo satellites have been put in place on top of the Ariane 5 launcher due to lift them from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on Wednesday 25 July.

Earth from Space

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 09:05

In this week's edition, Sentinel-3 takes us over eastern China


Fri, 13/07/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-3 view over eastern China and the city of Shanghai

FIA 2018

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 08:30

ESA at the Farnborough International Airshow on 16–20 July in the Space Zone in Hall 1

Enhancing competitiveness of European space Sector with increased investments

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 08:05

Today, ESA Director General Jan Wörner and Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Ambroise Fayolle signed a joint statement on enhancing the competitiveness of the European space sector by supporting investments in actors of the sector with promising short- or medium-term perspectives.

Copernicus Sentinel-5P releases first data

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 15:50

Following months of tests and careful evaluation, the first data on air pollutants from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite have been released. These first maps show a range of trace gases that affect air quality such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and ozone.

Galileos in the sky

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 08:50

Technology image of the week: Galileo satellites ‘seen’ in augmented reality, using a new Galileo-focused smartphone app developed by ESA engineers


Tue, 10/07/2018 - 10:50

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: The MyotonPro device measures muscle tone and elasticity and is being tested on the Space Station

Largest rocket motor

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 15:55

The P120C solid-fuel rocket motor that will power Ariane 6 and Vega-C at liftoff has been transferred to the test stand for its first hot firing at Europe’s Spaceport

Integration complete

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 12:55

Space Science Image of the Week: Preparations are in full swing for Cheops, Europe’s exoplanet watcher, on track to be ready for launch by the end of the year

Largest-ever solid rocket motor poised for first hot firing

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 10:59

This week, the largest solid rocket motor ever built in one piece will be test fired at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana for the first time.

MetOp-C launch campaign kicks off

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 07:40

The MetOp-C launch campaign has kicked off with the first of three Antonovs landing at Cayenne Airport, French Guiana on 20 June.

Week In Images

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 12:22

Our week through the lens:
2- 6 July 2018