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Week In Images

Fri, 09/06/2017 - 15:10

Our week through the lens:
5-9 June 2017

The xenon connection

Fri, 09/06/2017 - 14:55

Rosetta’s detection of xenon provides the first link between comets and our atmosphere

The future of the Orion constellation

Fri, 09/06/2017 - 10:00

A new video, based on measurements by ESA’s Gaia and Hipparcos satellites, shows how our view of the Orion constellation will evolve over the next 450 000 years.

Gulf of Finland

Fri, 09/06/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: the Gulf of Finland in 'radar vision', also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

Thu, 08/06/2017 - 13:30

Join us Friday, 09 June, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Window to a watery past on Mars

Thu, 08/06/2017 - 10:00

This 70 km-wide crater and its surrounds offer a window into the watery past of the Red Planet.

Eye on oceans

Thu, 08/06/2017 - 10:00

Every year, 8 June marks World Oceans Day. Satellites continue to monitor our water bodies to help us better understand and protect these natural resources

Galileo grows: two more satellites join working constellation

Thu, 08/06/2017 - 09:42

Two further satellites have formally become part of Europe’s Galileo satnav system, broadcasting timing and navigation signals worldwide while also picking up distress calls across the planet.

Dark rover

Wed, 07/06/2017 - 13:35

Technology image of the week: Testing a rover in near darkness to simulate exploration of the Moon’s poles

Fuel the future

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 16:31

Watch the replay of ESA's Grand Challenge Innovation Exchange to shape the future of resources management in space

Satellite trails

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:40

Space Science Image of the Week: Tracing the shifting gaze of ESA’s XMM-Newton as it swings between X-ray sources

Phoning home

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:10

Human spaceflight image of the week: ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet calls loved ones after landing safely back on Earth.

Proxima briefing

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 08:18

First live event with ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet after six months in space. Watch replay

Quantifying the effects of climate change

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 16:05

Last year was the hottest on record, Arctic sea ice is on the decline and sea levels continue to rise. In this context, satellites are providing us with an unbiased view of how our climate is changing and the effects it is having on our planet.

Welcome home

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 14:46

Highlights from ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet's return to Earth at the end of his six-month Proxima mission to the International Space Station on 2 June 2017.

Thomas Pesquet returns to Earth

Fri, 02/06/2017 - 13:48

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet landed on the steppe of Kazakhstan today with Russian commander Oleg Novitsky in their Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft after six months in space. Touchdown was at 14:10 GMT after a four-hour flight from the International Space Station.

Week In Images

Fri, 02/06/2017 - 13:00

Our week through the lens:
29 May - 2 June 2017

Great Barrier Reef

Fri, 02/06/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: part of the Great Barrier Reef off Australia’s northeast coast is pictured in this Sentinel-2 image

Ariane 5 launches its heaviest telecom payload

Fri, 02/06/2017 - 01:27

The Ariane 5 rocket, operated by Arianespace, has carried its heaviest telecommunications payload ever to deliver the ViaSat-2 and Eutelsat-172B satellites into their planned orbits. 

The heat is on for Sentinel-3B

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 15:34

While the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite is in orbit delivering a wealth of information about our home planet, engineers are putting its twin, Sentinel-3B, through a series of vigorous tests before it is shipped to the launch site next year.