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Rock recognition

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 12:45

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Pangaea geology course field trip

Earth from Space

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 09:05

ESA’s Kevin McMullan and Claus Zehner join the Earth from Space video programme from the cleanroom to discuss the Sentinel-5P satellite and its mission

Ringed beauty

Mon, 11/09/2017 - 16:40

One of Cassini’s last looks at Saturn and its main rings from a distance

Goodbye kiss

Mon, 11/09/2017 - 08:35

Space Science Image of the Week: As Cassini makes its last flyby of Titan today, setting it on course for Friday’s mission end, we recall Huygens’ descent to this mysterious moon

Week in Images

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 14:50

Our week through the lens:
4-8 September 2017

Petermann Glacier

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of one of Greenland’s largest glaciers, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

What ESOC does best

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 07:45

Operations image of the week: On the eve of the European Space Operations Centre's 50th anniversary, Sentinel-5P mission controllers are in 'sim' training for launch

Ciao Darmstadt, Ciao ESOC!

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 17:01

Paolo Nespoli sends a video greeting from the International Space Station to everyone at ESA's European Space Operations Centre on the occasion of its 50th anniversary

Earth from Space

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 13:04

Join us Friday, 8 September, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Happy birthday ESOC

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 08:37

Fifty years ago tomorrow, the European Space Operations Centre was inaugurated in Darmstadt, Germany. Since then, the centre has become known worldwide as Europe’s ‘Gateway to Space’. 

Wall of noise

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 14:35

Technology image of the week: the Large European Acoustic Facility, built to blast satellites with simulated launch noise, will be on view during next month’s ESA Open Day in the Netherlands

Hurricane Harvey

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 19:36

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Hurricane Harvey seen from the International Space Station

Historic adventure

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 13:35

Video footage recalling the one-of-a-kind journey of Cassini's Huygens probe to the surface of Titan in 2005

Italy’s drought seen from space

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 09:25

Despite the welcome showers at the weekend, abnormally low soil-moisture conditions persist in central Italy. Scientists are using satellite data to monitor the drought that has gripped the country.

Hello, Darmstadt?

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 08:00

Watch our new video: 50 years of mission control in #Darmstadt #ESOC50

Researchers' night

Mon, 04/09/2017 - 16:50

Highlights of European Researchers' Night at ESA's Earth Observation Centre, ESRIN, 29 September

New era in air-quality monitoring a step away

Mon, 04/09/2017 - 12:14

The Sentinel-5P satellite has arrived in Plesetsk in northern Russia to be prepared for liftoff on 13 October. Built to deliver global maps of air pollutants every day and in more detail than ever before, this latest Copernicus mission will set a new standard for monitoring air quality.

Millions of stars

Mon, 04/09/2017 - 09:10

Space Science Image of the Week: Boosting Gaia’s science return with a special sky-mapping mode

ESA retrieves NASA astronauts with new procedure in wake of hurricane

Sun, 03/09/2017 - 14:22

Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronauts Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson returned to Earth this morning after their stay on the International Space Station, landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan. From there, Jack and Peggy flew to ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany.

Week in Images

Fri, 01/09/2017 - 14:05

Our week through the lens:
28 August - 1 September 2017