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Watch Sentinel-2B launch

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 15:15

Follow the Sentinel-2B launch live from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 7 March. Streaming begins at 01:30 GMT (02:30 CET), with liftoff scheduled at 01:49 GMT (02:49 CET)

Week In Images

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 15:10

Our week through the lens:
27 February - 3 March 2017


Fri, 03/03/2017 - 10:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2A false-colour image of Botswana’s Central District, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Sentinel-2B poised for liftoff

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 17:06

With liftoff just few days away, the next Sentinel satellite for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme is positioned in the launch tower at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

Earth from Space

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 14:30

Join us Friday, 3 March, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features a Sentinel-2 image over Botswana

Remnants of a mega-flood on Mars

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 11:00

ESA’s Mars Express has captured images of one of the largest outflow channel networks on the Red Planet.

Rapid changes point to origin of ultra-fast black hole winds

Wed, 01/03/2017 - 19:00

ESA and NASA space telescopes have made the most detailed observation of an ultra-fast wind flowing from the vicinity of a black hole at nearly a quarter of the speed of light.

SnapPlanet app wins top prize at Space App Camp

Tue, 28/02/2017 - 17:31

Developers of an app that combines the increasing availability of satellite images with social networking took home the top prize at this year’s Space App Camp in Barcelona.

Waiting for the burn

Tue, 28/02/2017 - 16:35

Human spaceflight image of the week: Orion’s propulsion system ready for ‘hot firing’

Science checkout continues for ExoMars orbiter

Mon, 27/02/2017 - 16:00

Next week, the ExoMars orbiter will devote two days to making important calibration measurements at the Red Planet, which are needed for the science phase of the mission that will begin next year.

Colour vision

Mon, 27/02/2017 - 15:00

The second Sentinel-2 satellite, Sentinel-2B, is set for liftoff on 7 March. Discover more about the mission and ‘colour vision’ for Copernicus

Supernova aftermath

Mon, 27/02/2017 - 09:30

Space Science Image of the Week: Hubble follows the evolution of an expanding supernova remnant over three decades

Week In Images

Fri, 24/02/2017 - 16:40

Our week through the lens:
20-24 February 2017

Lake Success

Fri, 24/02/2017 - 10:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-1 radar image of water reservoirs in California, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Vega flight opportunity for multiple small satellites

Fri, 24/02/2017 - 09:00

Europe’s Vega small launcher is set to demonstrate its extended capability to deploy multiple light satellites using its new versatile Small Satellites Mission Service (SSMS) dispenser, in the second half of 2018.

Two radar eyes are better than one

Thu, 23/02/2017 - 13:57

A novel airborne experiment over the flat agricultural landscape of the Netherlands recently simulated, for the first time, images that could be taken by radar satellites orbiting in tandem.

Earth from Space

Thu, 23/02/2017 - 12:00

Join us Friday, 24 February, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features a radar image of water reservoirs in California

MetOp's trial by vacuum

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 11:55

Technology image of the week: Europe's latest weather satellite lowered into a giant vacuum chamber for space testing

Earth from Space

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 15:10

Jacqueline McGlade from the UN Environment Programme and Josef Aschbacher from ESA join the Earth from Space video programme to discuss satellite observations for UNEP’s Global Environment Outlook

Propelling Orion

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 15:00

Human spaceflight image of the week: The Orion spacecraft propulsion system ready for testing