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ESA’s 25 years of telecom: today’s challenges and opportunities

Tue, 27/11/2018 - 06:53

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.

Mars awaits

Mon, 26/11/2018 - 09:00

Space Science Image of the Week: This global view from Mars Express includes the region from which NASA’s InSight will study the deep interior of the Red Planet


Mon, 26/11/2018 - 08:00

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Exoplanet mission launch slot announced

Fri, 23/11/2018 - 14:40

The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, will target 15 October to 14 November 2019 for launch.

Week in images

Fri, 23/11/2018 - 14:10

Our week through the lens:
19 - 23 November 2018

ESA lends a hand at Mars

Fri, 23/11/2018 - 13:41

The Red Planet will receive its first new resident in six years on Monday when NASA’s InSight lander touches down, aiming to investigate the Martian interior. ESA ground stations and orbiters are playing a crucial role in helping the mission get to its destination and deliver its data back to Earth.

On 26 November, NASA’s robotic science lab will land on the dusty Martian surface around 20:00 UTC (21:00 CET).

Earth from space

Fri, 23/11/2018 - 09:05

In this edition, explore the area around the Gulf with Copernicus Sentinel-3

The Gulf

Fri, 23/11/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-3 takes us over the Gulf


Fri, 23/11/2018 - 07:33

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Focus on Vega developments

Fri, 23/11/2018 - 07:00

Vega is proving its reliability. Based on this heritage, ESA and European industry are building new elements that will increase Vega’s performance, capabilities and flexibility from mid-2019.

Keeping an eye on InSight

Thu, 22/11/2018 - 14:02

On Monday, ESA's majestic, 35-metre deep space antenna in Australia will contact NASA's InSight mission, currently preparing to touchdown on Mars

Shaping the surface of Mars with water, wind and ice

Thu, 22/11/2018 - 10:00

ESA’s Mars Express has imaged an intriguing part of the Red Planet’s surface: a rocky, fragmented, furrowed escarpment lying at the boundary of the northern and southern hemisphere.

Paradise lost

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 16:38

California's Camp Fire has been one of the state’s most destructive. This animation uses data from different Copernicus Sentinels to show the spread of aerosols and smoke

Lunar imprint

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 11:15

Technology image of the week: a vision of a future Moon base, produced using 3D printing, as detailed in a new video

Space Talks at Frankfurt Airport

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 07:45

Throughout November, Europe has been talking space in a series of grassroots events sweeping across the continent. To mark the grand finale of the European Space Talks on 24 November, ESA, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and its partners invite you to an interactive, informal Space Talk at Frankfurt International Airport.

Vega launches Earth observation satellite for Morocco

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 02:39

Arianespace has launched a Vega rocket to deliver an Earth observation satellite into orbit for the Kingdom of Morocco.

Twice around Earth

Tue, 20/11/2018 - 14:40

Take a trip around our planet with the longest continuous timelapse from the International Space Station – celebrating its 20-year anniversary

Moon base

Tue, 20/11/2018 - 13:05

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Pangaea-X tests exploration technology at a simulated Moon base on Lanzarote

Exploration makes perfect

Mon, 19/11/2018 - 17:03

Testing the technology to explore other planets starts on Earth. While robots scout uncharted terrains, moonwalkers analyse rocks and send detailed geological descriptions to mission control. Artificial intelligence gets better with human interaction and the Moon is front of mind.

Young Graduate Trainees

Mon, 19/11/2018 - 14:25

We are looking for more than 100 bright minds to join our team. Apply now - your path to space begins at ESA!