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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
Operations image of the week: Green for Sentinel-2 launch
Technology image of the week: the way out of the ever-quiet Hertz chamber, used to test large space antennas
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.
Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: A patchwork of pictures from the International Space Station
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.
ESA is offering university students a new opportunity to build and test their own CubeSats
Space Science Image of the Week: Hubble’s snapshot of a star shedding shells of material
Our week through the lens:
30 January - 3 February 2017
A musical video collaboration between Yuksek and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet
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
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
Matthias Maurer, from Germany, has started his astronaut training as part of ESA’s astronaut corps.
Marking World Wetlands Day, this Sentinel-2A image features the Okavango Delta in Botswana – a lifeline for local communities and wildlife alike
A new mosaic from ESA’s Mars Express shows off the Red Planet’s north polar ice cap and its distinctive dark spiralling troughs.
Technology image of the week: testing a mechanism that will align the solar wings of Europe’s latest weather satellite
Human spaceflight and robotic explorations image of the week: ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet feeling objects in the Netherlands from space
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.
The Soyuz carrying ESA's new SmallGEO telecom platform is captured at the moment of liftoff on a rainy evening in Kourou