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Extreme stellar factory

Mon, 31/07/2017 - 11:00

Space Science Image of the Week: Massive stars emerge from glowing gas and dust in one of the Milky Way’s most active stellar nurseries

The flying kettle

Mon, 31/07/2017 - 07:15

A warm meal was quickly delivered by a drone from an ESA business incubator start-up to the last inhabitant in a remote village in Portugal.

Docking replay

Sat, 29/07/2017 - 08:45

Paolo Nespoli and crewmates arrive at the International Space Station, aboard Soyuz MS-05

Welcome aboard

Sat, 29/07/2017 - 08:40

Paolo Nespoli, Randy Bresnik and Sergey Ryazanskiy arrive at the International Space Station

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli starts third mission on Space Station

Sat, 29/07/2017 - 01:39

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik and Roscosmos commander Sergei Ryazansky were launched into space yesterday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 15:41 GMT (17:41 CEST). Their Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft circled Earth four times to catch up with the International Space Station six hours later and the crew are now settling into their new home and place of work for five months.

Week In Images

Fri, 28/07/2017 - 14:40

Our week through the lens:
24-28 July 2017

Irrawaddy Delta

Fri, 28/07/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: the peninsulas and islands of the Irrawaddy Delta in Myanmar captured by Sentinel-2, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Vita mission liftoff

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 15:43

Watch a replay of the Vita mission liftoff on 28 July

Earth from Space

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 13:35

Join us Friday, 28 July, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

One plant at a time

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 05:57

Precision farming is set to become even more precise with a new camera drawing on satellite imaging.  

Thanks to research with ESA on new cameras, hyperspectral cameras flying on drones are now able to see details as small as 4–5 cm.  

Ready to roll

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 14:30

Human spaceflight image of the week: Soyuz is rolled out ahead of Vita mission launch

Africa grows green

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 10:00

Technology image of the week: ESA’s Proba-V minisatellite shows vegetation bloom across the African Sahel with the coming of the rainy season

Earth from Space

Tue, 25/07/2017 - 13:45

President of the CNES French Space Agency, Jean-Yves Le Gall, and ESA’s Josef Aschbacher discuss how cooperation will further benefit Earth observation activities and Copernicus

Watch hatch opening

Tue, 25/07/2017 - 13:10

Watch the hatch opening and welcoming ceremony of ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli and crewmates Sergey Ryazansky and Randy Bresknik to the International Space Station, on 29 July, live from 01:00 CEST

Virtual Universe

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 08:25

Space Science Image of the Week: Record-breaking simulation reproduces large-scale structure of the Universe to prepare for Euclid mission

Week In Images

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 14:30

Our week through the lens:
17-21 July 2017

Space Station Streetview

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 11:05

Explore the International Space Station with Google Street View and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet

Northeastern Europe

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-3 image over the Baltic Sea and surrounding countries, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 15:20

Join us Friday, 21 July, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Simplifying complexity

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 08:30

Operations image of the week: For ESA's flight dynamics team, a simple, low-tech white board is a good way to track the progress of aerobraking manoeuvres at Mars