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App to the Moon

Thu, 15/11/2018 - 23:12

It is magnificently quiet at the rim of the lunar crater. Nearly 400 000 km away from Earth, the silence and vastness of the unknown terrain can be overwhelming. Yet our moonwalker does not feel alone.

ɸ and future EO

Thu, 15/11/2018 - 10:05

The excitement and enthusiasm at ESA’s ɸ-week continues with participants exploring the wealth of new opportunities on the horizon

Space making the virtual a reality

Thu, 15/11/2018 - 06:41

What do astronauts, Pokémon, wildlife park rangers and surgeons all have in common?

Harnessing artificial intelligence for sustainability goals

Wed, 14/11/2018 - 17:19

As ESA’s ɸ-week continues to provoke and inspire participants on new ways of using Earth observation for monitoring our world to benefit the citizens of today and of the future, it is clear that artificial intelligence is set to play an important role.

ɸ and citizen science

Wed, 14/11/2018 - 16:55

During ɸ-week, Margaret Gold from the European Citizen Science Association talks about the advantages of citizens getting involved to support Earth observation

ɸ-week and AI

Wed, 14/11/2018 - 10:45

The focus of the second day of ESA’s ɸ-week was on applying artificial intelligence to Earth observation, and a boot camp

UNICEF and ɸ: Earth observation and innovation for the most vulnerable

Wed, 14/11/2018 - 08:38

Every day, UNICEF works to help children that are victims of poverty, disease, conflict, migration and more. These problems are not only tragic, but also extremely complex. To further improve the way it works, UNICEF is taking a non-traditional approach by looking at breakthrough technology, Earth observation, big data and artificial intelligence.

Mapping the night

Tue, 13/11/2018 - 17:27

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Astronaut photos of Earth from space shine a light on light pollution

New horizon for space transportation services

Tue, 13/11/2018 - 16:15

ESA reaches out to encourage open innovation and offer support. A global response to ESA’s call for ideas on new space transportation services has resulted in 79 proposals of which 41 were considered eligible for expert advice from ESA.

Discover ɸ

Tue, 13/11/2018 - 10:30

A look back at the first day of ɸ-week, where among other things, participants express what ɸ means to them

ɸ-week kicks off

Mon, 12/11/2018 - 17:20

With satellites delivering a mindboggling amount of data about our planet along with the availability of the latest digital technologies, there are countless opportunities for innovation. ESA’s ɸ-week, which kicked off today, explores how this new world can be embraced to bring even more benefits to all.

Talking ɸ

Mon, 12/11/2018 - 15:25

With ESA’s ɸ-week underway in Italy, Director General, Jan Wörner, talks about what ɸ means to him

Miniature spacecraft

Mon, 12/11/2018 - 10:30

Space Science Image of the Week: Testing a scaled-down version of the Juice mission’s radar antenna that will investigate the underground secrets of Jupiter’s icy moons

ESA’s space vision presented at Paris Peace Forum

Mon, 12/11/2018 - 09:18

ESA astronaut Claudie Haigneré attended the Paris Peace Forum this weekend, presenting the Agency’s vision for engaging humankind in multilateral cooperation for space exploration with peaceful objectives.

ESA’s 25 years of telecom: marking a milestone

Mon, 12/11/2018 - 07:33

As ESA’s umbrella programme for telecom, ARTES, celebrates its 25th year, we will be examining why it was set up, how it and the European satcom environment have evolved, the opportunities and challenges that both face today, and what the future holds.

What is space weather?

Fri, 09/11/2018 - 16:02

The Sun dominates our Solar System, sending colossal amounts of energetic material in every direction, causing ever-changing ‘space weather’. Find out more with ESA Web TV.

Oxia Planum favoured for ExoMars surface mission

Fri, 09/11/2018 - 14:00

The ExoMars Landing Site Selection Working Group has recommended Oxia Planum as the landing site for the ESA-Roscosmos rover and surface science platform that will launch to the Red Planet in 2020.

Week in images

Fri, 09/11/2018 - 14:00

Our week through the lens:
5-9 November 2018

Φ-week live

Fri, 09/11/2018 - 14:00

The availability of today’s wealth of satellite data along with the latest digital technologies offer opportunities like never before. ESA’s Φ-week on 12–16 November explores this and more. Follow live

Wary of solar hazards

Fri, 09/11/2018 - 12:30

ESA is working to make Europe more resilient to 'space weather' and its effects on really vital things we all use every day, like satellites and power grids