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Moving home

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 16:08

BepiColombo gets settled in to its temporary home base at Europe’s Spaceport to prepare for launch to Mercury later this year

Copernicus Sentinel-3B delivers first images

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 09:00

Less than two weeks after it was launched, the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite has delivered its first images of Earth. Exceeding expectations, this first set of images include the sunset over Antarctica, sea ice in the Arctic and a view of northern Europe.

Earthquake-level testing

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 08:40

Technology image of the week: this 8 tonne data centre cooling system is subjected to simulated earthquake conditions in ESA's Test Centre

Satellite pair arrive for Galileo’s next rumble in the jungle

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 08:37

The next two satellites in Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system have arrived at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, ahead of their planned launch from the jungle space base in July.

Soyuz revisited

Tue, 08/05/2018 - 15:15

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen reunites with the Soyuz

Horizons vision

Tue, 08/05/2018 - 12:45

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will begin his second mission next month. Why the name ‘Horizons’? Find out in this video

ESA selects three new mission concepts for study

Mon, 07/05/2018 - 10:15

A high-energy survey of the early Universe, an infrared observatory to study the formation of stars, planets and galaxies, and a Venus orbiter are to be considered for ESA’s fifth medium class mission in its Cosmic Vision science programme, with a planned launch date in 2032.

Impossible intersection

Mon, 07/05/2018 - 10:00

Space Science Image of the Week: Saturn’s rings give the illusion they are intersecting themselves in an impossible way

ESA and Vatican work to preserve heritage data

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 17:00

Following an agreement signed in 2016, ESA and the Vatican Apostolic Library have presented the preliminary results on how they are using the same method to manage their respective long-term data preservation projects and how this can create new initiatives.

Week In Images

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 14:15

Our week through the lens:
30 April - 4 May 2018

ESA deep space stations ready for NASA’s InSight Mars flight

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 12:18

NASA’s latest mission to Mars begins tomorrow. ESA deep space ground stations in Australia and South America will track the InSight spacecraft on NASA’s behalf as it begins its cruise to the Red Planet.

Emi Koussi

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2B takes us over the Emi Koussi volcano in northern Chad

Earth from space

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 09:05

In this week's edition, explore the Emi Koussi volcano in northern Chad with Sentinel-2B

Steady pointing

Thu, 03/05/2018 - 08:15

Operations image of the week: A sophisticated mount that will hold ESA’s new Flyeye telescope counteracts Earth’s rotation for improved asteroid detection

Space photons bring a new dimension to cryptography

Thu, 03/05/2018 - 06:25

ESA and its partners will investigate how satellites can distribute photon ‘keys’ to help secure encryption.

CryoSat reveals retreat of Patagonian glaciers

Wed, 02/05/2018 - 10:16

While ESA’s CryoSat continues to provide clear insight into how much sea ice is being lost and how the Antarctic and Greenlandic ice sheets are changing, the mission has again surpassed its original scope by revealing exactly how mountain glaciers are also succumbing to change.

Deep breath

Tue, 01/05/2018 - 15:10

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst provides preflight data

Galactic fingerprint

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 09:55

Space Science Image of the Week: Gaia fingerprints the stars and monitors their motion through the Universe

Moon holds key to improving satellite views of Earth

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 09:17

Many Earth observation satellites make use of an added ingredient to ensure reliable, good quality environmental data: the Moon.

ILA Berlin Day 3

Sat, 28/04/2018 - 11:13

Roundup from ESA WebTV of Day 3 at the Berlin Air and Space Show, 27 April 2018