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Wear and care

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 09:35

Join the planetary defenders and make a big fashion statement, with 15% off all T-shirts until 24 June

XMM-Newton finds missing intergalactic material

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 18:00

After a nearly twenty-year long game of cosmic hide-and-seek, astronomers using ESA’s XMM-Newton space observatory have finally found evidence of hot, diffuse gas permeating the cosmos, closing a puzzling gap in the overall budget of ‘normal’ matter in the Universe.

Fireball Moon Venus

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 17:00

Operations image of the week: Lucky timing led to this brilliant photo, showing our Moon and the planet Venus, together with a meteor burning up in the atmosphere over Belgium

UNISPACE+50 from space

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 09:18

Watch a live call from the crew of the International Space Station to the countries of the world meeting at UNISPACE+50 starting 16:05 CEST today

Sentinel-3 flies tandem

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 15:41

The key to monitoring Earth’s changing environment and to guaranteeing a consistent stream of satellite data to improve our daily lives is to take the same measurements over the course of decades. But how do you know that measurements from successive satellites, even though identical in build, are like for like?

A dexterous laboratory

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 10:20

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst running the Grip experiment

Artificial Sun

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 11:05

Space Science Image of the Week: Demonstrating that the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer can endure extreme temperatures

ESA celebrates Unispace+50

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 15:35

Next week, ESA will join the international community at UNISPACE+50 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and highlight past and future Agency activities in support of the UN’s space-related actions. 

A milestone in securing ESA’s future role in the global exploration of space

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 15:29

Over the past 18 months, ESA and its Member States have gathered in a series of space exploration workshops culminating in a discussion in the ESA Council held in Paris on 13 June 2018.

The Council discussed Europe’s ambition to play a leading role in the global exploration of space based on its European Exploration Envelope Programme, (known as E3P) that was created by ESA’s ministers when they met in December 2016 in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Week In Images

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 14:46

Our week through the lens:
11 - 15 June 2018

Goals to shape our world

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 12:50

From people to planet and peace to prosperity, ESA incorporates the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals into every aspect of space activity

Earth from Space

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 09:05

In this edition, explore Mount Makalu in the Himalayas with Sentinel-2

Restless Kilauea

Thu, 14/06/2018 - 14:40

New Copernicus Sentinel-2 images show the continuing outpouring of fiery lava from Kilauea in Hawaii

ESA Council decides on the completion of Ariane 6 and endorses start of transition from Ariane 5 to Ariane 6

Thu, 14/06/2018 - 13:30

The ESA Council met today in Paris to discuss the path towards the future exploitation of Ariane 6.

Responding to risk

Thu, 14/06/2018 - 12:45

Operations image of the week: A snazzy new infographic illustrates how ESA will use first-ever ‘flyeye’ telescopes to support the UN and international efforts to respond to asteroid risks

Mount Makalu

Thu, 14/06/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 takes us over Mount Makalu in the Himalayas

Antarctica hikes up sea level

Wed, 13/06/2018 - 18:00

In a major collaborative effort, scientists from around the world have used information from satellites to reveal that ice melting in Antarctica has not only raised sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992, but, critically, almost half of this rise has occurred in the last five years.

Getting CubeSats moving

Wed, 13/06/2018 - 09:05

Technology image of the week: first firing of a micro-thruster for miniature CubeSat missions

Gravity for the loss

Tue, 12/06/2018 - 15:35

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Three space agencies team up for a special parabolic flight campaign

Carving the cosmos

Mon, 11/06/2018 - 08:40

Space Science Image of the Week: This star-circling bubble was spotted throwing out X-rays by ESA’s XMM-Newton, earning it entry to a select group of stellar objects