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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

Dressed to thrill

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 18:00

Mission teams on two continents completed a pre-launch ‘dress rehearsal’ yesterday, ensuring everything is ready for Sentinel-2B liftoff next week.

Follow #Sentinel2Go

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 15:15

Live from ESA’s Space Operations Centre in Germany: follow the event leading up to the launch of Sentinel-2B. Streaming begins at 00:30 GMT (01:30 CET) on 7 March