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42 is the answer

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 12:13

Forty-two is the answer, but what is the question? Scientists from the University of Zurich wanted to probe how immune cells adapt to weightlessness so they sent an experiment to the International Space Station with ESA.

Back to the lab

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 16:50

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Bacteria from space

Stereo vision

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 16:40

Space Science Image of the Week: Marking the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter’s first year in space with a new stereo image of Mars

No obstacles for airports using satellites

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 15:15

Thanks to ESA, airports can now use satellites to identify and manage obstacles that could pose a risk to flight safety. 

Week In Images

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 15:13

Our week through the lens:
6 - 10 March 2017


Fri, 10/03/2017 - 10:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-3 image of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Orbiting in sunshine

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 16:23

Following three days of intensive work, mission control today declared the newly launched Sentinel-2B satellite fit and ready for commissioning.

Earth from Space

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 15:29

Join us Friday, 10 March, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features a Sentinel-3 image over the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia

#Sentinel2Go at ESA

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 12:28

One hundred invited social-media users from almost 30 countries took part in the #Sentinel2Go launch event in Darmstadt this week

Operations manager

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 10:34

Operations image of the week: Spacecraft operations manager Michelle Collins during the launch of Sentinel-2B

Managing a mission

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 14:10

Ahead of International Women’s Day, the ‘Earth from Space’ team caught up with Sentinel-2 mission manager Bianca Hoersch to talk about her role in the recently launched Sentinel-2B satellite

Trajectories to victory

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 07:38

Technology image of the week: dizzyingly complex orbits charted across space as part of a global contest for the world’s best aerospace engineers and mathematicians

Barcelona Big Picture

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 18:43

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: multi-photo mosaic of Barcelona seen from the Space Station

Full launch coverage

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 04:00

Watch the replay of the full Sentinel-2B launch coverage from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 7 March

Revisit #Sentinel2Go

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 04:00

From ESA’s mission control in Germany, watch the replay of the #Sentinel2Go event to celebrate the launch of the second satellite for the Sentinel-2 ‘colour vision’ mission

Second ‘colour vision’ satellite for Copernicus launched

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 03:50

The ESA-developed Sentinel-2B satellite was launched today, doubling the coverage of high-resolution optical imaging in the Sentinel-2 mission for the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.

Liftoff replay

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 02:50

Watch the replay of the Sentinel-2B launch on a Vega rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana

Sentinel’s last stop

Mon, 06/03/2017 - 10:45

The Sentinel-2A satellite shows us where its twin, Sentinel-2B, will be launched from tonight – its last stop before space

Give me wings

Mon, 06/03/2017 - 09:35

Space Science Image of the Week: BepiColombo’s Mercury Planetary Orbiter opens its solar wing