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Space for Life

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 14:10

'Life everywhere' is the theme of Ecsite 2017, 13-17 June, Porto, Portugal

Dressing up

Wed, 31/05/2017 - 17:36

Operations image of the week: ESA's satellite control centre dresses up for its 50th anniversary.

Watch return to Earth

Wed, 31/05/2017 - 13:05

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Russian commander Oleg Novitsky are coming home after six months in space on Friday – watch live

Sci-fi meets sci-fact

Mon, 29/05/2017 - 13:05

Space Science Image of the Week: Find out what this stormtrooper has to do with space science at ESA, and what we’re doing at a sci-fi convention this weekend

New Horizons for Alexander Gerst

Mon, 29/05/2017 - 09:21

New eyes

Sun, 28/05/2017 - 18:57

Thomas Pesquet reflects on living in space for six months and voyages of discovery and exploration

Week In Images

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 14:00

Our week through the lens:
22-26 May 2017

Russian wildfires

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: wildfires in the boreal forests of eastern Russia, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 13:00

Join us Friday, 26 May, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Schiaparelli landing investigation completed

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 14:00

The inquiry into the crash-landing of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module has concluded that conflicting information in the onboard computer caused the descent sequence to end prematurely.

Mirror, mirror

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 12:51

Technology image of the week: a lightweight, silicon carbide mirror for space, under thermal vacuum–testing

Sentinel-2 captures coral bleaching of Great Barrier Reef

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 12:30

Scientists observed the bleaching of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef early this year using satellite images. While capturing these events from space has been difficult in the past, Sentinel-2’s frequent revisits and its resolution makes it possible.

Dedicated control

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 12:20

Operations image of the week: In 1983, teams at ESA’s operations centre concentrated on flying Exosat, Europe’s first X-ray observatory satellite and one of the first with an on board computer

Launching the drone

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 13:46

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano exploring places no human could go with robotic drone

Star storm

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 16:15

Space Science Image of the Week: Aoife van Linden Tol, recipient of the first ESA–Ars Electronica residency, created this sketch while researching for her art–science project at ESA

Week In Images

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 14:00

Our week through the lens:
15-19 May 2017

Rann of Kutch

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 09:20

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of a salt desert in western India, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Saving time in space

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 14:01

Working inside the International Space Station is sometimes like assembling complex furniture but with the tools and paper instructions continually floating out of reach. Astronauts also face situations unforeseen by the instructions. Communication delays with ground control to troubleshoot these occasions mean even more valuable time is lost. Now, ‘mobiPV’ is looking to help. 

Earth from Space

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 13:29

Join us Friday, 19 May, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme