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Week In Images

Fri, 08/06/2018 - 17:30

Our week through the lens:
4 - 8 June 2018

Horizons arrival

Fri, 08/06/2018 - 17:00

Highlights of the Soyuz docking and hatch opening, marking the arrival of ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst on board the Space Station for the six-month Horizons mission

Hawaii lava flow

Fri, 08/06/2018 - 15:38

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission has imaged changes in lava flow from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii

Second Space Station mission for Alexander Gerst begins

Fri, 08/06/2018 - 14:29

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst arrived at the International Space Station today together with NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos commander Sergei Prokopyev, marking the start of Alexander’s Horizons mission.

Earth from space

Fri, 08/06/2018 - 09:05

In this week's edition, Sentinel-3 takes us over the Atlantic Ocean and the archipelago of Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde

Fri, 08/06/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: for World Oceans Day, Sentinel-3 takes us over the Atlantic Ocean and the Cabo Verde islands

Galileo, inside out

Thu, 07/06/2018 - 15:30

Technology image of the week: an entire Galileo satellite was taken apart then put back together on this test bench for laboratory testing

Devastation

Thu, 07/06/2018 - 12:50

Operations image of the week: The Tunguska event occurred 110 years ago this month, flattening 2200 square kilometres of Russia’s eastern Siberia in the largest Earth impact in human history

Sleek telescope makes it in the Big Apple

Thu, 07/06/2018 - 12:48

Just in time for Asteroid Day, New York’s Museum of Modern Art has selected a sleek new portable telescope from French start-up Vaonis for its prestigious MoMA Design Store.

ESA astronaut Pedro Duque appointed to new Spanish government

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 16:03

The new Spanish Prime Minister has announced his intention to appoint Spanish ESA astronaut Pedro Duque as Minister for Science, Innovation and Universities.

Horizons launch

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 13:13

Watch the replay of the Soyuz MS-09 launch with Alexander Gerst to the International Space Station

Liftoff – Alexander Gerst returns to space

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:12

Today at 11:12 GMT (13:12 CEST) ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst was launched into space alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos commander Sergei Prokopyev in the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

ICE Cubes space research service open for business

Tue, 05/06/2018 - 15:46

The first European facility for commercial research on the International Space Station was installed today in Europe's space laboratory Columbus. The International Commercial Experiments service – ICE Cubes for short – offers fast, simple and affordable access for research and technology experiments in microgravity.

Per Tegnér (1944-2018)

Tue, 05/06/2018 - 15:33

With great sadness we announce the death of Mr Per Tegnér, former ESA Council Chair and Swedish delegate, who passed away last week, aged 74.

Wind satellite shows off

Tue, 05/06/2018 - 15:07

Before ESA’s Aeolus satellite is packed up and shipped to French Guiana for liftoff in August, media representatives had the chance to see this wind measuring Earth Explorer satellite standing proud in the cleanroom.

Rockin' rocket

Tue, 05/06/2018 - 13:30

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: The Soyuz rocket is rolled out onto the launch pad ahead of tomorrow’s liftoff

Next two Galileos plus launcher at Europe’s Spaceport for July launch

Tue, 05/06/2018 - 12:08

Galileo satellites 25 and 26 have landed at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, joining their two predecessors ahead of their 25 July launch by Ariane 5.

Sicily hotspot

Tue, 05/06/2018 - 11:49

The infrared channels of Sentinel-3B’s radiometer have been turned on and reveal the hotspot of Mount Etna in Sicily

Fuego plume

Mon, 04/06/2018 - 14:30

The Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite has measured sulphur dioxide in the plume spewing from the Fuego volcano in Guatemala

Mars south polar ice cap

Mon, 04/06/2018 - 13:20

The Trace Gas Orbiter views layered deposits at the south polar ice cap of Mars