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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

Full steam ahead for Aeolus launch

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 10:10

Having set sail from France on 15 June - Global Wind Day, ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite has arrived safe and sound at the launch site in French Guiana.

Earth from Space

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 09:05

In this week's edition, explore the volcanic island of Iceland with Sentinel-2


Fri, 06/07/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 takes us over Iceland, a volcanic island famous for its volcanoes, glaciers, lakes, lava and hot springs

Training to fly

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 14:05

Operations image of the week: The BepiColombo team conducts intensive training for the spacecraft's upcoming trip to Mercury

The toxic side of the Moon

Wed, 04/07/2018 - 10:38

When the Apollo astronauts returned from the Moon, the dust that clung to their spacesuits made their throats sore and their eyes water. Lunar dust is made of sharp, abrasive and nasty particles, but how toxic is it for humans?

Europe’s next weather eye

Wed, 04/07/2018 - 08:30

Technology image of the week:Testing the mammoth imaging instrument for Europe’s Meteosat Third Generation

Lunar agenda

Tue, 03/07/2018 - 14:40

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA takes a fresh look at the Moon from space and on Earth

Next four Galileo satellites fuelled for launch

Tue, 03/07/2018 - 11:55

Europe’s next four Galileo satellites have been fuelled at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, in preparation for their launch on 25 July.

Inside-out rings

Mon, 02/07/2018 - 10:15

Space Science Image of the Week: A mind-bending blend of Saturn and its rings and ring shadows

Voyage through space with Europe: register for ESA Open Day in the Netherlands

Mon, 02/07/2018 - 09:44

You can now register  to see behind the scenes of Europe’s space adventure. We will be opening our doors for the annual ESA Open Day in the Netherlands on Sunday 7 October.

Asteroid Day webcast

Sat, 30/06/2018 - 14:06

Watch a replay of the ESA/ESO Asteroid Day webcast from the Supernova Planetarium

Week In Images

Fri, 29/06/2018 - 14:10

Our week through the lens:
25 - 29 June 2018

Video: asteroid deflection

Fri, 29/06/2018 - 13:20

ESA’s proposed Hera mission is part of an international cooperation aimed at testing whether the orbit of an asteroid can be shifted by smashing into it. Watch its full mission profile

Dragon delivers some ICE

Fri, 29/06/2018 - 09:56

The newly installed International Commercial Experiments service – ICE Cubes for short – facility providing commercial access to microgravity will soon receive the first experiment cubes after today’s successful SpaceX Dragon resupply launch.

Earth from Space

Fri, 29/06/2018 - 09:05

For Asteroid Day, Sentinel-2 treats us to a view of the Gosses Bluff crater in the Northern Territory of Australia

Australian crater

Fri, 29/06/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: for Asteroid Day, Sentinel-2A takes us over the Gosses Bluff Crater in the Northern Territory of Australia