ESA Top News

Syndicate content
ESA Top News
Updated: 1 hour 25 min ago

ESA’s space vision presented at Paris Peace Forum

Mon, 12/11/2018 - 09:18

ESA astronaut Claudie Haigneré attended the Paris Peace Forum this weekend, presenting the Agency’s vision for engaging humankind in multilateral cooperation for space exploration with peaceful objectives.

ESA’s 25 years of telecom: marking a milestone

Mon, 12/11/2018 - 07:33

As ESA’s umbrella programme for telecom, ARTES, celebrates its 25th year, we will be examining why it was set up, how it and the European satcom environment have evolved, the opportunities and challenges that both face today, and what the future holds.

What is space weather?

Fri, 09/11/2018 - 16:02

The Sun dominates our Solar System, sending colossal amounts of energetic material in every direction, causing ever-changing ‘space weather’. Find out more with ESA Web TV.

Oxia Planum favoured for ExoMars surface mission

Fri, 09/11/2018 - 14:00

The ExoMars Landing Site Selection Working Group has recommended Oxia Planum as the landing site for the ESA-Roscosmos rover and surface science platform that will launch to the Red Planet in 2020.

Week in images

Fri, 09/11/2018 - 14:00

Our week through the lens:
5-9 November 2018

Φ-week live

Fri, 09/11/2018 - 14:00

The availability of today’s wealth of satellite data along with the latest digital technologies offer opportunities like never before. ESA’s Φ-week on 12–16 November explores this and more. Follow live

Wary of solar hazards

Fri, 09/11/2018 - 12:30

ESA is working to make Europe more resilient to 'space weather' and its effects on really vital things we all use every day, like satellites and power grids

Holes in the Sun

Thu, 08/11/2018 - 16:30

Operations image of the week: ESA's Proba-2 mission detects 'holes' in the Sun's corona, which emit high-speed solar wind that can affect satellites orbiting Earth

Discussing a hot topic

Thu, 08/11/2018 - 16:15

This week marks the biggest annual event in the space weather calender — European Space Weather Week. Find out what space weather is, its hazards, and what ESA is doing about it, in the latest from ESA Web TV

Keeping watch

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 16:05

ESA's future Lagrange mission will keep watch our our dynamic Sun, providing early warning of potentially harmful solar activity before it affects satellites in orbit or power grids on ground

Point of impact

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 15:10

Technology image of the week: ESA’s technology-testing Proba-V minisatellite images the location of the impact that doomed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago

ESA’s gravity-mapper reveals relics of ancient continents under Antarctic ice

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:10

It was five years ago this month that ESA’s GOCE gravity-mapping satellite finally gave way to gravity, but its results are still yielding buried treasure – giving a new view of the remnants of lost continents hidden deep under the ice sheet of Antarctica.

Touch down: European module arrives at Kennedy Space Center

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:53

After a 24-hour journey from Bremen, Germany with stops in Hamburg and Portsmouth, USA, the European Service Module landed yesterday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Europe’s third polar-orbiting weather satellite lofted into orbit

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 02:20

The third MetOp satellite, MetOp-C, has been launched on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana to continue the provision of data for weather forecasting from polar orbit.

Astronaut's glory

Tue, 06/11/2018 - 16:33

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Optical phenomenon seen by ESA’s Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station

Watch MetOp-C launch

Tue, 06/11/2018 - 14:58

Follow the launch of the latest MetOp weather satellite from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. Liftoff is set for 7 November at 00:47 GMT (01:47 CET). Streaming from Arianespace starts at 01:27 CET

What is space weather?

Tue, 06/11/2018 - 13:04

Our star dominates our Solar System, sending colossal amounts of energetic material in every direction, causing ever-changing ‘space weather’. Find out more in ESA's hot new infographic...

MetOp-C ready for big day

Mon, 05/11/2018 - 13:24

With liftoff set for 7 November, the latest MetOp weather satellite has been rolled out to the launch pad and positioned on the Soyuz rocket for its ride into space from French Guiana.

A call for the cold

Mon, 05/11/2018 - 12:51

As the Northern hemisphere starts to feel the cold winter approaching, research stations in Antarctica are emerging from their long dark winter and awaiting the arrival of fresh supplies after living months in isolation.

A truly unique experience, ESA is calling medical research doctors to spend a year on the ice conducting researching into how humans adapt to living in extreme environments – as a stand-in to spaceflight. Do you have what it takes?

Lights on Uranus

Mon, 05/11/2018 - 08:35

Space Science Image of the Week: Hubble's view of the most intense aurora ever seen on ice giant Uranus