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I spy…

Mon, 08/05/2017 - 08:10

Space Science Image of the Week: Looking into the Cheops telescope that will study planets circling other stars

Week In Images

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 14:15

Our week through the lens:
1-5 May 2017


Fri, 05/05/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image over part of the western Netherlands, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Ariane 5’s second liftoff this year

Thu, 04/05/2017 - 23:28

Ariane 5 has delivered two telecom satellites, SGDC and Koreasat-7, into their planned orbits.

Listening for Cassini

Thu, 04/05/2017 - 16:04

Operations image of the week: ESA’s deep-space dish antennas in Argentina and Australia get ready for science with the international Cassini orbiter

Earth from Space

Thu, 04/05/2017 - 13:00

Join us Friday, 05 May, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Test site for ESA-backed airbreathing engine

Thu, 04/05/2017 - 10:27

Work began today on building the UK’s latest rocket engine test facility, designed for firing the engine core of the ESA-backed SABRE propulsion system within three years.

Fuel the future

Wed, 03/05/2017 - 13:17

Join ESA's Innovation Exchange on 8 June to shape how we manage resources in space

Printing bricks from moondust using the Sun’s heat

Wed, 03/05/2017 - 08:25

Bricks have been 3D printed out of simulated moondust using concentrated sunlight – proving in principle that future lunar colonists could one day use the same approach to build settlements on the Moon.

Controlling robots

Tue, 02/05/2017 - 16:33

Human spaceflight and robotic operations image of the week: Remotely controlling planetary rovers from space

Satellites track Antarctic ice loss over decades

Tue, 02/05/2017 - 09:30

Over two decades of observations by five radar satellites show the acceleration of ice loss of 30 glaciers in Western Palmer Land in the southwest Antarctic Peninsula.

Sea of galaxies

Mon, 01/05/2017 - 10:23

Space Science Image of the Week: Hubble images a portion of sky awash with spiral galaxies

Week In Images

Fri, 28/04/2017 - 13:45

Our week through the lens:
24-28 April 2017

Australia floods

Fri, 28/04/2017 - 13:03

Sentinel-2 sees rivers in eastern Australia breach their banks following heavy rains

Bering Sea

Fri, 28/04/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-3 image of the Bering Sea, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Monitoring the airways

Fri, 28/04/2017 - 08:38

Astronauts in space are valuable sources of scientific data. Researchers collect blood and urine samples to understand what effects living in weightlessness has on their bodies. For one experiment, investigators are interested in their breath.

Tiny sat, big ambitions

Thu, 27/04/2017 - 15:27

Operations image of the week: The engineering model of ESA’s new cubesat gets connected to an innovative ground control system for the first time

Earth from Space

Thu, 27/04/2017 - 13:07

Join us Friday, 28 April, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

The way we were

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 09:05

Technology image of the week: Preparing ESA’s Geos-1 satellite for its launch back in April 1977

Countdown to Cassini's Grand Finale

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 14:30

After nearly 13 years in orbit around Saturn, the international Cassini–Huygens mission is about to begin its final chapter: the spacecraft will perform a series of daring dives between the planet and its rings, leading to a dramatic final plunge into Saturn's atmosphere on 15 September.