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ESA boosting its Argentine link with deep space

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 14:15

Thanks to some high-tech improvements, ESA’s radio dish in Argentina will be ready to receive the rising torrent of scientific data beamed back by future missions exploring deep in our Solar System.

Titanic adventure

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 18:00

Space Science Image of the Week: A final close flyby of Saturn’s moon Titan puts Cassini–Huygens on course for its grand finale

Science record set on Space Station

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 09:09

If anything should break in space, let it be records. The astronauts of Expedition 50 have done just that by setting a new record for most time spent on scientific research on the International Space Station.

Cosmic pairing

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 08:10

The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 27 years with two close friends

Earth as a planet

Fri, 21/04/2017 - 16:30

This special edition of Space takes us to Rome to explore the defining characteristics of our planet

Read up on climate

Fri, 21/04/2017 - 14:30

With this year's Earth Day focusing on environmental and climate literacy, have a look at the new digital book on our planet’s changing climate through the eyes of satellites

Week In Images

Fri, 21/04/2017 - 14:10

Our week through the lens:
17-21 April 2017

Call for a sustainable future in space

Fri, 21/04/2017 - 13:30

With more than 750 000 pieces of dangerous debris now orbiting Earth, the urgent need for coordinated international action to ensure the long-term sustainability of spaceflight is a major finding from Europe’s largest-ever conference on space debris.

When Swarm met Steve

Fri, 21/04/2017 - 10:00

Thanks to social media and the power of citizen scientists chasing the northern lights, a new feature was discovered recently. Nobody knew what this strange ribbon of purple light was, so … it was called Steve.

Lake MacKay

Fri, 21/04/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Australia’s salty Lake MacKay imaged by Sentinel-2, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Larsen, cracked

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 15:25

Radar mission Sentinel-1 continues to monitor the growing crack in Antarctica’s Larsen-C ice shelf, which is expected to produce a massive iceberg

Run-away debris

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 14:55

Operations image of the week: Space debris researcher Don Kessler first described the run-away cascade effect that has made his name famous

Earth from Space

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 13:30

Join us Friday, 21 April, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Space debris 2017

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 13:15

Replay of media briefing: findings and outcomes from ESA’s space debris conference 21 April

Taking Tim’s breath away

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 13:10

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Tim Peake checks his lung health

Mountain oasis

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 10:00

Technology image of the week: the vivid blue of a mountain reservoir imaged by Proba-1, ESA’s oldest operational Earth-observing satellite

Journey to Earth

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 14:40

A voyage from outer space to our home planet highlights the challenges of space debris and how mitigation and removal measures are urgently required

Satellite service boosting special flight operations

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 11:20

Thanks to ESA, aircraft are using satcoms to share realtime information with other aircraft and ground stations to improve flight operations.

Lights out

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 09:10

Science Image of the Week: The James Webb Space Telescope undergoing a special inspection in the dark

Week In Images

Fri, 14/04/2017 - 13:30

Our week through the lens:
10-14 April 2017