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Eye on debris

Thu, 13/04/2017 - 13:45

Operations image of the week: ESA’s telescope on Tenerife is one of the world’s top-ranked instruments used for debris research

Earth from Space

Thu, 13/04/2017 - 13:15

Join us Friday, 14 April, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Space debris live

Thu, 13/04/2017 - 10:30

Watch the replay of the opening address from the European Conference on Space Debris live

ESA helps faster cleaner shipping

Thu, 13/04/2017 - 08:30

With around 90% of world trade carried by ships, making sure a vessel follows the fastest route has clear economic benefits. By merging measurements from different satellites, ESA is providing key information on ocean currents, which is not only making shipping more efficient but is also helping to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Let there be light

Wed, 12/04/2017 - 16:15

Technology image of the week: Laser testing at ESA

Meet the fleet

Wed, 12/04/2017 - 09:35

New artist's views of the BepiColombo spacecraft that will be launched to Mercury in 2018

Dealing with debris

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 11:10

A new video highlights orbital debris and the measures needed to reduce risk and ensure safe access to space for everyone

Stellar Easter egg

Mon, 10/04/2017 - 16:05

Space Science Image of the Week: This colourful Easter egg-like wrapping traces the pattern of Gaia’s all-sky scanning

Week In Images

Fri, 07/04/2017 - 14:50

Our week through the lens:
3-7 April 2017


Fri, 07/04/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image over the region of Vojvodina in Serbia, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Exoplanet mission gets ticket to ride

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 15:30

A Soyuz rocket operated by Arianespace from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou will boost ESA’s upcoming exoplanet satellite into space.

Galileo’s search and rescue service in the spotlight

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 14:59

Europe’s Galileo satnav network does more than let us find our way – it is also helping to save lives. Today sees a spotlight cast on Galileo’s Search and Rescue service, which pinpoints people in distress on land or sea.

Earth from Space

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 13:40

Join us Friday, 07 April, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Taking it to the Supermax

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 10:35

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration Image of the week: Taking it to the Supermax

Crater triplets

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 10:00

At first glance this scene may seem nothing out of the ordinary, but the large elongated crater marks the imprint of an impacting body that may have broken into three before it hit Mars.

Lost in space

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 09:20

Operations image of the week: Astronauts accidentally release a protective shield, which is now flying ahead of the Space Station but will soon drop out of orbit

Please come this way

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 13:30

Technology image of the week: you are invited to visit ESA’s technical heart for its annual Open Day on 8 October

Mocoa on the radar

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 16:45

Sentinel-1 radar coverage of the 1 April mudslide in Colombia shows the extent of land movement

Giant Jupiter

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 08:25

Space Science Image of the Week: Look up to see the target of our future Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer shine at its brightest this week

Astronaut study gives voice to people with disabilities

Fri, 31/03/2017 - 15:20

When his father was diagnosed with a debilitating disease four years ago, it sparked Ivo Vieira into developing a novel means of communication for people coping with extreme limitations, building on technology originally explored to help ESA astronauts in space.