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Earth from Space

Thu, 09/02/2017 - 14:15

Join us Friday, 10 February, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features rare snow cover on the Italian island of Sicily

Green for Sentinel-2

Thu, 09/02/2017 - 12:35

Operations image of the week: Green for Sentinel-2 launch

Door out of silence

Thu, 09/02/2017 - 12:10

Technology image of the week: the way out of the ever-quiet Hertz chamber, used to test large space antennas

CryoSat reveals lake outbursts beneath Antarctic ice

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 15:30

A novel way of using ESA’s CryoSat mission has revealed how lakes beneath Thwaites Glacier drained into the Amundsen Sea – potentially the largest such outflow ever reported in this region of West Antarctica.

Blue jets studied from Space Station

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:40

Cape Town collage

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 16:55

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: A patchwork of pictures from the International Space Station

Angling up for Mars science

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 15:01

ESA’s latest Mars orbiter has moved itself into a new path on its way to achieving the final orbit for probing the Red Planet.

Fly Your Satellite!

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 15:00

ESA is offering university students a new opportunity to build and test their own CubeSats

Shedding star

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 10:05

Space Science Image of the Week: Hubble’s snapshot of a star shedding shells of material

Week In Images

Fri, 03/02/2017 - 15:00

Our week through the lens:
30 January - 3 February 2017

Yuksek + Thomas Pesquet

Fri, 03/02/2017 - 14:40

A musical video collaboration between Yuksek and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet

Musa Bay

Fri, 03/02/2017 - 10:05

Earth observation image of the week: Iran’s Musa Bay on the northern end of the Persian Gulf, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 14:10

Join us Friday, 3 February, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features wetlands in Iran, at the northern tip of the Persian Gulf

A new recruit for ESA’s astronaut corps

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 11:30

Matthias Maurer, from Germany, has started his astronaut training as part of ESA’s astronaut corps.

Botswana wetlands

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 11:20

Marking World Wetlands Day, this Sentinel-2A image features the Okavango Delta in Botswana – a lifeline for local communities and wildlife alike

Swirling spirals at the north pole of Mars

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 11:00

A new mosaic from ESA’s Mars Express shows off the Red Planet’s north polar ice cap and its distinctive dark spiralling troughs.

Steering for the Sun

Wed, 01/02/2017 - 09:00

Technology image of the week: testing a mechanism that will align the solar wings of Europe’s latest weather satellite

Thomas feels home

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 17:45

Human spaceflight and robotic explorations image of the week: ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet feeling objects in the Netherlands from space

Wind satellite heads for final testing

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 13:15

The road to realising ESA’s Aeolus mission may have been long and bumpy, but developing novel space technology is, by its very nature, challenging. With the satellite now equipped with its revolutionary instrument, the path ahead is much smoother as it heads to France to begin the last round of tests before being shipped to the launch site at the end of the year.

Up close and personal

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 12:00

The Soyuz carrying ESA's new SmallGEO telecom platform is captured at the moment of liftoff on a rainy evening in Kourou