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Liftoff replay

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 02:50

Watch the replay of the Sentinel-2B launch on a Vega rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana

Sentinel’s last stop

Mon, 06/03/2017 - 10:45

The Sentinel-2A satellite shows us where its twin, Sentinel-2B, will be launched from tonight – its last stop before space

Give me wings

Mon, 06/03/2017 - 09:35

Space Science Image of the Week: BepiColombo’s Mercury Planetary Orbiter opens its solar wing

Dressed to thrill

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 18:00

Mission teams on two continents completed a pre-launch ‘dress rehearsal’ yesterday, ensuring everything is ready for Sentinel-2B liftoff next week.

Follow #Sentinel2Go

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 15:15

Live from ESA’s Space Operations Centre in Germany: follow the event leading up to the launch of Sentinel-2B. Streaming begins at 00:30 GMT (01:30 CET) on 7 March

Watch Sentinel-2B launch

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 15:15

Follow the Sentinel-2B launch live from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 7 March. Streaming begins at 01:30 GMT (02:30 CET), with liftoff scheduled at 01:49 GMT (02:49 CET)

Week In Images

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 15:10

Our week through the lens:
27 February - 3 March 2017


Fri, 03/03/2017 - 10:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2A false-colour image of Botswana’s Central District, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Sentinel-2B poised for liftoff

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 17:06

With liftoff just few days away, the next Sentinel satellite for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme is positioned in the launch tower at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

Earth from Space

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 14:30

Join us Friday, 3 March, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features a Sentinel-2 image over Botswana

Remnants of a mega-flood on Mars

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 11:00

ESA’s Mars Express has captured images of one of the largest outflow channel networks on the Red Planet.

Rapid changes point to origin of ultra-fast black hole winds

Wed, 01/03/2017 - 19:00

ESA and NASA space telescopes have made the most detailed observation of an ultra-fast wind flowing from the vicinity of a black hole at nearly a quarter of the speed of light.

SnapPlanet app wins top prize at Space App Camp

Tue, 28/02/2017 - 17:31

Developers of an app that combines the increasing availability of satellite images with social networking took home the top prize at this year’s Space App Camp in Barcelona.

Waiting for the burn

Tue, 28/02/2017 - 16:35

Human spaceflight image of the week: Orion’s propulsion system ready for ‘hot firing’

Science checkout continues for ExoMars orbiter

Mon, 27/02/2017 - 16:00

Next week, the ExoMars orbiter will devote two days to making important calibration measurements at the Red Planet, which are needed for the science phase of the mission that will begin next year.

Colour vision

Mon, 27/02/2017 - 15:00

The second Sentinel-2 satellite, Sentinel-2B, is set for liftoff on 7 March. Discover more about the mission and ‘colour vision’ for Copernicus

Supernova aftermath

Mon, 27/02/2017 - 09:30

Space Science Image of the Week: Hubble follows the evolution of an expanding supernova remnant over three decades

Week In Images

Fri, 24/02/2017 - 16:40

Our week through the lens:
20-24 February 2017

Lake Success

Fri, 24/02/2017 - 10:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-1 radar image of water reservoirs in California, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Vega flight opportunity for multiple small satellites

Fri, 24/02/2017 - 09:00

Europe’s Vega small launcher is set to demonstrate its extended capability to deploy multiple light satellites using its new versatile Small Satellites Mission Service (SSMS) dispenser, in the second half of 2018.