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ExoMars: science checkout completed and aerobraking begins

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 11:00

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has completed another set of important science calibration tests before a year of aerobraking gets underway.

A toast to Sentinel-2B

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 17:45

The recently launched Sentinel-2B satellite has delivered its first image: the Italian port city of Brindisi – appropriately the same word for the ‘toast’ ritual in Italian

A ‘toast’ to Copernicus Sentinel-2B as it delivers its first images

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 15:36

Just over a week after being lofted into orbit, the European Union’s Sentinel-2B satellite delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the ‘colour vision’ it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.

ESA on Forbes 30<30

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 14:10

Technology image of the week: ESA graduate trainee Justyna Barys joins the 30 Under 30 Europe Industry List by business publisher Forbes

42 is the answer

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 12:13

Forty-two is the answer, but what is the question? Scientists from the University of Zurich wanted to probe how immune cells adapt to weightlessness so they sent an experiment to the International Space Station with ESA.

Back to the lab

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 16:50

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Bacteria from space

Stereo vision

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 16:40

Space Science Image of the Week: Marking the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter’s first year in space with a new stereo image of Mars

No obstacles for airports using satellites

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 15:15

Thanks to ESA, airports can now use satellites to identify and manage obstacles that could pose a risk to flight safety. 

Week In Images

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 15:13

Our week through the lens:
6 - 10 March 2017

Kamchatka

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 10:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-3 image of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Orbiting in sunshine

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 16:23

Following three days of intensive work, mission control today declared the newly launched Sentinel-2B satellite fit and ready for commissioning.

Earth from Space

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 15:29

Join us Friday, 10 March, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features a Sentinel-3 image over the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia

#Sentinel2Go at ESA

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 12:28

One hundred invited social-media users from almost 30 countries took part in the #Sentinel2Go launch event in Darmstadt this week

Operations manager

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 10:34

Operations image of the week: Spacecraft operations manager Michelle Collins during the launch of Sentinel-2B

Managing a mission

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 14:10

Ahead of International Women’s Day, the ‘Earth from Space’ team caught up with Sentinel-2 mission manager Bianca Hoersch to talk about her role in the recently launched Sentinel-2B satellite

Trajectories to victory

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 07:38

Technology image of the week: dizzyingly complex orbits charted across space as part of a global contest for the world’s best aerospace engineers and mathematicians

Barcelona Big Picture

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 18:43

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: multi-photo mosaic of Barcelona seen from the Space Station

Full launch coverage

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 04:00

Watch the replay of the full Sentinel-2B launch coverage from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 7 March

Revisit #Sentinel2Go

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 04:00

From ESA’s mission control in Germany, watch the replay of the #Sentinel2Go event to celebrate the launch of the second satellite for the Sentinel-2 ‘colour vision’ mission

Second ‘colour vision’ satellite for Copernicus launched

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 03:50

The ESA-developed Sentinel-2B satellite was launched today, doubling the coverage of high-resolution optical imaging in the Sentinel-2 mission for the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.