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Integral orbits

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 08:30

Visualising 15 years in space for ESA’s Integral satellite

Week in Images

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 14:00

Our week through the lens:
13-17 November 2017

Salar de Atacama

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 takes us over part of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile

Earth from Space

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 09:05

In the 248th edition, discover Chile’s largest salt flat in the Atacama Desert

Fracture swarms on Mars

Thu, 16/11/2017 - 10:00

These striking features on Mars were caused by the planet’s crust stretching apart in response to ancient volcanic activity.

Autumn fireball

Thu, 16/11/2017 - 10:00

Operations image of the week: A meteoroid as big as a football was seen by thousands as it burned up in the atmosphere over Europe in the evening of 14 November 2017

Full house for EDRS

Thu, 16/11/2017 - 06:43

The EDRS–SpaceDataHighway has now begun relaying Earth images from Sentinel-2A, which marks the last of four Copernicus satellites in orbit being brought under the EDRS service.

Crater shadows

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 14:25

Human Spaceflight image of the week: Astronauts, planetary scientists and engineers cast their shadows at the rim of a volcanic crater

Where no CubeSat ...

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 09:25

Technology image of the week: Where no CubeSat has gone before; ESA’s M–Argo has been designed to survey small asteroids in deep space

Ozone ups and downs

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 08:50

Climate scientists studying three decades of ozone measurements from seven satellites see a positive trend in global recovery thanks to international efforts to curb ozone-depleting substances.

Art & Culture in space

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 14:25

You don’t have to be a scientist or an engineer to join our space adventure. Check out the creative ways you can be involved and inspired...

Flyby offer

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 13:05

Use coupon code COMET in the ESAshop checkout to land free standard shipping on your next purchase of ESA products. Spreadshirt's offer flies by 14–16 November

Astronaut meets volcano

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 13:00

An expedition of astronauts, planetary scientists and engineers is off to Spain’s Canary Island of Lanzarote to learn best how to explore uncharted planets. The training will equip space travellers with a geologist’s eye. 

Phobos photobomb

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 08:35

Space Science Image of the Week: Phobos, the Red Planet’s innermost moon, sneaks into Hubble’s image of Mars

Week in Images

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 13:30

Our week through the lens:
6-10 November 2017

Viti Levu

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 captures part of Fiji’s largest island with coral reefs speckling the water

Earth from Space

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 09:05

In this week's edition, the Sentinel-2B satellite takes us to the Republic of Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean

Look at the Moon

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 14:00

Human Spaceflight image of the week: ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli’s room with an atypical view

The road to Orion’s launch

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 13:04

NASA’s Orion spacecraft aims to send humans further into space than ever before, and ESA’s European Service Module will provide the essentials for keeping the astronauts alive and on course.

A review of the programme by NASA to assess progress is now showing a launch date from December 2019 to June 2020.

Testing before use

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 10:40

Operations image of the week: Engineers ensure that the hardware and software used to control satellites works without errors