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Fri, 15/09/2017 - 08:05

Earth observation image of the week: the southeastern coast of the Italian island of Sicily, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Grand finale

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 07:00

How to follow the last hours of the Cassini–Huygens mission as the spacecraft plunges into Saturn's atmosphere

How to follow Cassini’s end of mission

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 06:00

The international Cassini mission reaches its dramatic finale this Friday by plunging into Saturn’s atmosphere, concluding 13-years of exploration around the ringed planet.


Thu, 14/09/2017 - 14:20

Operations image of the week: ESA mission control in 2005 as data arrive from the Huygens Titan lander, relayed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft

Diet tracker in space

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 13:34

Whether you are on a diet or just want to be healthier, you might be one of those millions of people around the planet who use a mobile app to track everything you eat. The trend has arrived in space: European astronauts are now logging their meals on a tablet to make sure they are getting the right amount of nutrients.

Earth from Space

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 12:10

Join us Friday, 15 September, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Sentinel-5P launch preparations in full swing

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 09:15

With liftoff set for 13 October, engineers at Russia’s Plesetsk launch site are steaming ahead with the task of getting Europe’s next Copernicus satellite ready for its journey into orbit.

Splashdown! Crashing into martian mud

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 09:00

An impactor smashing into an ice-rich surface gave rise to the complex flow features around this ancient crater on Mars.

Burn scars

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 08:10

Before and after the wildfires in Portugal with Sentinel-3A

Seeing double

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 13:10

Technology image of the week: the simulated multi-sensor view from a debris-catching chaser mission, targeting a derelict satellite

Rock recognition

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 11:45

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Pangaea geology course field trip

Earth from Space

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 08:05

ESA’s Kevin McMullan and Claus Zehner join the Earth from Space video programme from the cleanroom to discuss the Sentinel-5P satellite and its mission

Ringed beauty

Mon, 11/09/2017 - 15:40

One of Cassini’s last looks at Saturn and its main rings from a distance

Goodbye kiss

Mon, 11/09/2017 - 07:35

Space Science Image of the Week: As Cassini makes its last flyby of Titan today, setting it on course for Friday’s mission end, we recall Huygens’ descent to this mysterious moon

Week in Images

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 13:50

Our week through the lens:
4-8 September 2017

Petermann Glacier

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 08:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of one of Greenland’s largest glaciers, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

What ESOC does best

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 06:45

Operations image of the week: On the eve of the European Space Operations Centre's 50th anniversary, Sentinel-5P mission controllers are in 'sim' training for launch

Ciao Darmstadt, Ciao ESOC!

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 16:01

Paolo Nespoli sends a video greeting from the International Space Station to everyone at ESA's European Space Operations Centre on the occasion of its 50th anniversary

Earth from Space

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 12:04

Join us Friday, 8 September, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Happy birthday ESOC

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 07:37

Fifty years ago tomorrow, the European Space Operations Centre was inaugurated in Darmstadt, Germany. Since then, the centre has become known worldwide as Europe’s ‘Gateway to Space’.