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Preparing for Mercury: BepiColombo stack completes testing

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 12:00

ESA’s Mercury spacecraft has passed its final test in launch configuration, the last time it will be stacked like this before being reassembled at the launch site next year.

Giant iceberg in the making

Wed, 05/07/2017 - 08:36

All eyes are on Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf as a deep crack continues to cut across the ice, leaving a huge chunk clinging on. When it eventually gives way, one of the largest icebergs on record will be set adrift. Even before the inevitable happens, ESA’s CryoSat mission can reveal some of the future berg’s vital statistics.

Drone in radio-free zone

Wed, 05/07/2017 - 08:20

Technology image of the week: Drone testing inside ESA’s Hertz radio chamber

Cosmic farming

Tue, 04/07/2017 - 15:30

Human spaceflight image of the week: Citizen scientists help to grow crops in space

BepiColombo live

Tue, 04/07/2017 - 14:20

Replay of Thursday's media briefing on our mission to Mercury

Open Day 2017

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 11:20

Find out everything about ESA’s Open Day in the Netherlands on Sunday 8 October, including how to register to attend

Uncharted territory

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 11:10

Space Science Image of the Week: Cassini is half way through a series of daring dives between Saturn and its rings

Week In Images

Fri, 30/06/2017 - 14:30

Our week through the lens:
26-30 June 2017


Fri, 30/06/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: the Vanuatu archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

To make model landings

Thu, 29/06/2017 - 16:10

Technology image of the week: 3D-printed models of planetary bodies used for testing guidance and navigation systems

Ariane 5 launch proves reliability and flies new fairing

Thu, 29/06/2017 - 16:05

An Ariane 5 carrying two telecom satellites inside a new lighter fairing lifted off on the fourth mission from Europe’s Spaceport in two months.

Readying for goodbye

Thu, 29/06/2017 - 15:20

Operations image of the week: Its prime technology demonstration mission is complete and teams are preparing for the final shut down of LISA Pathfinder on 18 July

Earth from Space

Thu, 29/06/2017 - 14:50

Join us Friday, 30 June, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

That's a wrap

Thu, 29/06/2017 - 13:35

Human spaceflight image of the week: Aquanauts wrap up a 10-day underwater mission testing exploration technology.

#AsteroidDay webcast

Mon, 26/06/2017 - 12:40

Replay of the live segment from ESA's mission control centre, part of the 30 June global webcast featuring scientists, astronauts and (space) rock stars

Plug and play

Mon, 26/06/2017 - 10:25

'Plug and play' challenges with young space fans in the space pavilion at the Paris Air and Space Show, 24 and 25 June

Summer solstice Sun

Mon, 26/06/2017 - 08:30

Space Science Image of the Week: A multi-hued view of the Sun seen from space on 21 June

Le Bourget Roundup

Sat, 24/06/2017 - 10:05

Roundup from ESA WebTV of Paris Air and Space Show

Live at Le Bourget

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 14:50

Live coverage from the public days at the Paris Air and Space Show

Week In Images

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 14:30

Our week through the lens:
19-23 June 2017