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Monitoring climate change from space

Tue, 04/12/2018 - 11:20

Rising global temperatures and the effects of climate change are huge and environmental challenges. Satellites provide unequivocal evidence of the changes taking place and provide decision-makers with the information they need to address these complicated issues – as demonstrated in efforts underway at the COP24 summit in Poland.

ESEO student satellite successfully launched to space

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 17:00

Today, ESEO, the European Student Earth Orbiter by ESA, was successfully launched into space, and teams from ten European universities are eagerly waiting for their exciting space mission to start.

Solar poles

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:45

Space Science Image of the Week: To explore the Sun’s mysterious polar regions, scientists create innovative artificial images such as this one from ESA’s Proba-2

Festive offer

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 08:04

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Week in images

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 14:00

Our week through the lens:
26 - 30 November 2018

Earth from Space

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 09:05

In this week's edition, explore Mexico City and surroundings with Copernicus Sentinel-1

Mexico City

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over Mexico City

ESA team blasts Intel’s new AI chip with radiation at CERN

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 08:51

An ESA-led team subjected Intel’s new Myriad 2 artificial intelligence chip to one of the most energetic radiation beams available on Earth. This test of its suitability to fly in space took place at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The AI chip is related in turn to an ESA-fostered family of integrated circuits.

Climate from space art competition

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 08:45

Are you an artist with an interest in Earth observation and the climate? Do you fancy a three-month visiting artist post at ESA’s establishment in the UK? Then here’s your chance: enter the Climate from Space competition before 31 December.

Lift off for Pioneering nanosats

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 08:32

The first ‘Pioneer’ mission lifted off early this morning from Sriharikota, India, with the two inventive little nanosatellites now circling the Earth, ready for action.

Robotic hopper

Wed, 28/11/2018 - 10:00

Technology image of the week: this hopping SpaceBok robot is designed to get to places on the Moon or Mars that other rovers cannot reach


Wed, 28/11/2018 - 08:20

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ExoMars rover field trials in the Tabernas desert in Spain.

ESA’s 25 years of telecom: today’s challenges and opportunities

Tue, 27/11/2018 - 06:53

As ESA’s umbrella programme for telecom, ARTES, celebrates its 25th year, we will be examining why it was set up, how it and the European satcom environment have evolved, the opportunities and challenges that both face today, and what the future holds.

Mars awaits

Mon, 26/11/2018 - 09:00

Space Science Image of the Week: This global view from Mars Express includes the region from which NASA’s InSight will study the deep interior of the Red Planet


Mon, 26/11/2018 - 08:00

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Exoplanet mission launch slot announced

Fri, 23/11/2018 - 14:40

The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, will target 15 October to 14 November 2019 for launch.

Week in images

Fri, 23/11/2018 - 14:10

Our week through the lens:
19 - 23 November 2018

ESA lends a hand at Mars

Fri, 23/11/2018 - 13:41

The Red Planet will receive its first new resident in six years on Monday when NASA’s InSight lander touches down, aiming to investigate the Martian interior. ESA ground stations and orbiters are playing a crucial role in helping the mission get to its destination and deliver its data back to Earth.

On 26 November, NASA’s robotic science lab will land on the dusty Martian surface around 20:00 UTC (21:00 CET).

Earth from space

Fri, 23/11/2018 - 09:05

In this edition, explore the area around the Gulf with Copernicus Sentinel-3

The Gulf

Fri, 23/11/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-3 takes us over the Gulf