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Travel app wins top prize at App Camp

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 15:18

An app that uses satellite imagery to give flight travellers an interactive, bird’s-eye view of their routes took the top prize at this year’s Space App Camp at ESA’s centre in Frascati, Italy.

Join us for #Sentinel5P launch

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 14:35

Are you passionate about our planet and interested in how satellites help to improve everyday lives and do you share your passion via social media? Then ESA’s next SocialSpace event is for you.


Mon, 18/09/2017 - 13:30

Video: highlights of a month in space on Paolo Nespoli's third mission

Herschel moments

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 11:00

Space Science Image of the Week: Share your favourite memory of the Herschel space observatory as we celebrate the legacy of this extraordinary mission

Week in Images

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 14:50

Our week through the lens:
11-15 September 2017

Parting views

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 14:10

Cassini’s last look around Saturn’s neighbourhood before concluding its 13-year journey of discovery

App Camp wrap-up

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 14:10

Follow the presentation of projects from this year’s Space App Camp via live webstream at 08:30–13:00 CEST on 18 September

Cassini concludes pioneering mission at Saturn

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 14:00

The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet’s atmosphere.

Galileos set to fly on Ariane 6

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 13:17

Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets – ESA’s first contract to use Europe’s new vehicle.

Earth through different eyes

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 10:00

In the 1960s, photographs of Earth taken by the first astronauts captured the imaginations of people across the world. The pictures not only became icons for space exploration, but also the fragility of our planet. But astronauts were not the only ones with their eyes on Earth.


Fri, 15/09/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: the southeastern coast of the Italian island of Sicily, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Grand finale

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 08:00

How to follow the last hours of the Cassini–Huygens mission as the spacecraft plunges into Saturn's atmosphere

How to follow Cassini’s end of mission

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 07:00

The international Cassini mission reaches its dramatic finale this Friday by plunging into Saturn’s atmosphere, concluding 13-years of exploration around the ringed planet.


Thu, 14/09/2017 - 15:20

Operations image of the week: ESA mission control in 2005 as data arrive from the Huygens Titan lander, relayed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft

Diet tracker in space

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 14:34

Whether you are on a diet or just want to be healthier, you might be one of those millions of people around the planet who use a mobile app to track everything you eat. The trend has arrived in space: European astronauts are now logging their meals on a tablet to make sure they are getting the right amount of nutrients.

Earth from Space

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 13:10

Join us Friday, 15 September, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Sentinel-5P launch preparations in full swing

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 10:15

With liftoff set for 13 October, engineers at Russia’s Plesetsk launch site are steaming ahead with the task of getting Europe’s next Copernicus satellite ready for its journey into orbit.

Splashdown! Crashing into martian mud

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 10:00

An impactor smashing into an ice-rich surface gave rise to the complex flow features around this ancient crater on Mars.

Burn scars

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 09:10

Before and after the wildfires in Portugal with Sentinel-3A

Seeing double

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 14:10

Technology image of the week: the simulated multi-sensor view from a debris-catching chaser mission, targeting a derelict satellite