ESA Top News

Syndicate content
ESA Top News
Updated: 1 hour 10 min ago

Early satellites

5 hours 45 min ago

Operations image of the week: Step back 50 years to the start of ESA mission operations with the successful launch of ESRO-2B

First light for the storm hunter

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 12:56

As the International Space Station flew over the Indonesian coast of Sumatra on an April night, lightning from a thunderstorm reached the upper layers of the atmosphere and its light show was captured by ESA’s latest observatory in space.

Tomorrow’s solar cell

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 08:45

Technology image of the week: this high-efficiency solar cell for satellites can convert close to a third of all the sunlight it absorbs into electricity

Graffiti without gravity

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 16:05

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: A street artist works on her entry for the space-themed street art competition Graffiti without Gravity

Delta diversity

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 11:30

On the International Day for Biological Diversity, we bring you this satellite image of the Zambezi Delta, one of the most diverse and productive delta systems in the world

Hidden secrets

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 09:20

Space Science Image of the Week: Herschel reveals massive stars hidden in a dark bubble, triggering the birth of a new stellar generation

Week In Images

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 14:15

Our week through the lens:
14 - 18 May 2018

Mont Saint-Michel

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 takes us over the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel in northern France

BepiColombo teamwork

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 08:50

Operations image of the week: BepiColombo Flight Control and Software Support teams run through early simulations at ESA’s Space Operations Centre ahead of an October launch to Mercury

Wing span

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 15:20

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: The Orion spacecraft’s solar wings are deployed after mechanical environmental testing

A space ant fires its lasers

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 13:00

A rare phenomenon connected to the death of a star has been discovered in observations made by ESA’s Herschel space observatory: an unusual laser emission from the spectacular Ant Nebula, which suggests the presence of a double star system hidden at its heart.

Rendezvous alley

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 00:45

Technology image of the week: This track-mounted robotic arm enables real-world testing of close approach techniques for satellites, asteroids or planetary bodies

Our galaxy’s heart

Mon, 14/05/2018 - 11:45

Space Science Image of the Week: A unique view of our galaxy

Week In Images

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 14:30

Our week through the lens:
7 - 11 May 2018

Columbia Glacier

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2B takes us over the Columbia Glacier, one of the most rapidly changing glaciers in the world

Earth from Space

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 09:05

In this edition, discover one of the most rapidly changing glaciers in the world: the Columbia Glacier in Alaska

ESA Planck team awarded prestigious prize

Thu, 10/05/2018 - 12:00

The ESA Planck team has been honoured with the 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize for its mission mapping the cosmic microwave background – relic radiation from the Big Bang that is still observable today.

InSight in sight

Thu, 10/05/2018 - 11:15

Operations image of the week: ESA's New Norcia ground station in Australia followed NASA’s InSight launch last week and will support the mission’s Mars touchdown in November

Fly over Neukum crater

Thu, 10/05/2018 - 10:50

Enjoy a flight over a fascinating impact crater on Mars

Moving home

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 16:08

BepiColombo gets settled in to its temporary home base at Europe’s Spaceport to prepare for launch to Mercury later this year