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Rosetta science continues

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 16:00

Find out how investigations of Comet 67P will help guide future cometary exploration in this ESA Web TV interview from the 49th Rosetta science workshop

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano to be Space Station commander on his next flight

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 14:43

Next year ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is returning to the International Space Station for his second mission and he will be acting as commander of the weightless research outpost during the second part of his flight.

Horizons ingress

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 10:00

Watch ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst enter the International Space Station on 8 June - live coverage from 14:30 GMT (16:30 CEST)

Asteroids close up

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 09:55

Operations image of the week: In time for international Asteroid Day on 30 June, a new artist's impression of ESA's Hera mission, being studied to help test whether humans can deflect threatening asteroids

Customs crew

Wed, 30/05/2018 - 11:25

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: The Expedition 56/57 astronauts and their backup pose in Cosmonauts Alley in Baikonur

Small, but tracks planets

Wed, 30/05/2018 - 09:00

Technology image of the week: Small satellites like ESA’s Cheops planet-watcher are put under the spotlight at an international symposium this week

Red Planet rover set for extreme environment workout

Tue, 29/05/2018 - 15:00

A representative model of the ExoMars rover that will land on Mars in 2021 is beginning a demanding test campaign that will ensure it can survive the rigours of launch and landing, as well as operations under the environmental conditions of Mars. 

Sentinel-1 warns of refugee island flood risk

Tue, 29/05/2018 - 13:35

In what the UN describes as the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis, almost
700 000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar for neighbouring Bangladesh since August 2017. With the Bangladesh government proposing a vulnerable low-lying island as a relocation site for thousands, Sentinel-1 data have shown how unsuitable this site would be.

Settling in

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 16:35

Space Science Image of the Week: The BepiColombo spacecraft unpacked at their new home at the Spaceport

Week In Images

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 14:15

Our week through the lens:
21 - 25 May 2018

Student Hyperloop motor tested at ESA

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 12:51

Dutch students due to compete in Elon Musk’s high-speed ‘Hyperloop’ challenge this July subjected their motor module to near-vacuum conditions within ESA’s technical heart.

Sentinels modernise Europe’s agricultural policy

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 11:00

In a move that could benefit around 22 million farmers, the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy has entered the space age. Offering detailed and timely information on crops and farmland, the Copernicus Sentinels are now being used to simplify and modernise this longest-serving EU policy.

Earth from space

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 09:05

This week's edition features one of the most active volcanoes in the world: Mount Mayon in the Philippines

Mount Mayon

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-1 takes us over one of the most active volcanoes in the world: Mount Mayon in the Philippines

Early satellites

Thu, 24/05/2018 - 10:25

Operations image of the week: Step back 50 years to the start of ESA mission operations with the successful launch of ESRO-2B

First light for the storm hunter

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 12:56

As the International Space Station flew over the Indonesian coast of Sumatra on an April night, lightning from a thunderstorm reached the upper layers of the atmosphere and its light show was captured by ESA’s latest observatory in space.

Tomorrow’s solar cell

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 08:45

Technology image of the week: this high-efficiency solar cell for satellites can convert close to a third of all the sunlight it absorbs into electricity

Graffiti without gravity

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 16:05

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: A street artist works on her entry for the space-themed street art competition Graffiti without Gravity

Delta diversity

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 11:30

On the International Day for Biological Diversity, we bring you this satellite image of the Zambezi Delta, one of the most diverse and productive delta systems in the world

Hidden secrets

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 09:20

Space Science Image of the Week: Herschel reveals massive stars hidden in a dark bubble, triggering the birth of a new stellar generation