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Interview CNES President

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 12:45

Interview with Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES, at the Paris Air and Space show 20 June

Media Conference

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 11:35

Replay of ESA's media conference with DG Jan Woerner and ESA Directors, at the Paris Air and Space Show, 19 June 2017

Le Bourget Day 1

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 08:30

Roundup of Day 1 at the Paris Air and Space Show, 19 June 2017

Return to the blue

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 16:03

How do you prepare for space missions on Earth? One way is to simulate an expedition into space underwater. Yesterday, six aquanauts dived almost 20 m to the sea floor where they will spend 10 days living and working below the waves.

Thomas at Le Bourget

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 14:30

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet on the science of his Proxima mission, space and aeronautics careers and a special message for younger viewers

Into the storm

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 13:05

Space Science Image of the Week: A maelstrom of glowing gas and dark dust in one of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies

DG at Le Bourget

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 10:00

Director General Jan Woerner introduces ESA highlights at this year's Paris Air and Space Show, 19 June 2017

Magnetic space tug could target dead satellites

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 07:44

Derelict satellites could in future be grappled and removed from key orbits around Earth with a space tug using magnetic forces.

Week In Images

Fri, 16/06/2017 - 14:40

Our week through the lens:
12-16 June 2017

Thar Desert

Fri, 16/06/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 false-colour image over northwest India, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

ESA bird’s-eye view

Fri, 16/06/2017 - 08:20

Operations image of the week: ESA’s mission control centre seen from the air, nestled on the edge of 500 million years of history

A Taste of Space 4.0

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 17:55

ESA Director General Jan Woerner met students at 'Libreria AsSaggi' in Rome on 15 June, to discuss the future of Europe’s space activities. Watch the replay

Earth from Space

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 13:25

Join us Friday, 16 June, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Rover in a spin

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 13:05

Technology image of the week: ESA’s Rover Autonomy Testbed vehicle does a twirl during night time testing in Tenerife

Keeping the rhythm in space

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 08:38

Space is an inhospitable environment for the human body but we adapt remarkably well. Within hours, the brain adjusts to the lack of an up or down, as if floating is all it has ever known. Now researchers are learning how our internal clock similarly adjusts to the restrictions of space. An ESA-sponsored experiment has found that while you can take the body out of Earth, you can’t take an Earth-based rhythm out of the body. 

Orion frame work

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 14:30

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Working on Europe’s contribution to the Orion spacecraft

California slide

Tue, 13/06/2017 - 13:15

Satellite radar shows unstable ground ahead of the massive landslide that covered part of California’s iconic Highway 1

Satellites forewarn of locust plagues

Tue, 13/06/2017 - 09:00

Satellites are helping to predict favourable conditions for desert locusts to swarm, which poses a threat to agricultural production and, subsequently, livelihoods and food security.

ESA at Le Bourget

Mon, 12/06/2017 - 09:35

ESA at the International Paris Air and Space Show 2017

Solar power to Mercury

Mon, 12/06/2017 - 09:30

Space Science Image of the Week: BepiColombo’s carrier craft unfolds its solar wings