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Week in images

Fri, 03/08/2018 - 14:36

Our week through the lens:
30 July - 3 August 2018

Take the Challenge

Fri, 03/08/2018 - 14:00

Join space via the ESA Grand Challenge offering prizes to teams bringing solutions to complex problems on Earth and in space. Read more about the first contest sponsored by Metalysis

Join us

Fri, 03/08/2018 - 13:33

Register now to see behind the scenes of Europe’s space adventure. We will open our doors for the annual ESA Open Day in the Netherlands on 7 October.

Speck from an asteroid

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 10:00

Technology image of the week: a microscopic grain from the Itokawa asteroid, returned from space by Japan’s Hayabusa mission, being tested at ESA’s technical centre

Berlin bakes

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 17:05

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite has imaged signs of drought around Berlin, Germany


Tue, 31/07/2018 - 16:45

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: three destinations in one picture – Mars, Moon and the International Space Station

Total eclipse

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 14:40

Space Science Image of the Week: The Moon took on a red hue as Earth’s shadow fell across its surface during Friday’s total lunar eclipse

Week in images

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 14:30

Our week through the lens:
23 - 27 July 2018

Light in lunar darkness

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 13:01

Operations image of the week: Micrometeoroids the size of walnuts struck on 17 - 18 July 2018, producing two lunar flashes that momentarily lit up the ‘dark side’ of the Moon

What is an eclipse?

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 09:54

Get ready for tonight's lunar eclipse and find out why the Moon will take on a reddish colour

Eclipse at ESAshop

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 09:16

Celebrate the longest total lunar eclipse of the century with our brand new Blood Moon collection, and don't miss the flash 20% off sale on 26-27 July

Earth from Space

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 09:00

In this week's edition, Sentinel-2 takes us over Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 09:00

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 takes us over Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt

Green to brown

Thu, 26/07/2018 - 12:53

As this year’s heatwave continues, the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission reveals once again how the colour of our vegetation has changed in just one month

BepiColombo to target mid-October launch

Thu, 26/07/2018 - 07:00

Europe’s first mission to Mercury will target the early morning of 19 October for launch, Arianespace and ESA announced today.

Galileo's road to space

Wed, 25/07/2018 - 16:58

Video highlights of the launch campaign putting Galileo satellites 23–26 into orbit


Wed, 25/07/2018 - 15:27

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: An award-winning booster for commercial space exploration

Mars Express detects liquid water hidden under planet’s south pole

Wed, 25/07/2018 - 15:00

Radar data collected by ESA’s Mars Express point to a pond of liquid water buried under layers of ice and dust in the south polar region of Mars.

New satellite launch extends Galileo’s global reach

Wed, 25/07/2018 - 14:16

Four more Galileo satellites were launched today by an Ariane 5. Their arrival in orbit brings the Galileo constellation to 26 satellites, extending the global coverage of the constellation. 

Galileo liftoff replay

Wed, 25/07/2018 - 11:50

Watch the replay of Europe’s next four Galileo satellites lifting off at 11:25 GMT (13:25 CEST, 08:25 local time) on Wednesday 25 July