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Galileo launch brings navigation network close to completion

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:22

Europe has four more Galileo navigation satellites in the sky following their launch on an Ariane 5 rocket. After today’s success, only one more launch remains before the Galileo constellation is complete and delivering global coverage.

Seeing in 3D

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:55

Technology image of the week: Prototype for a 3D-printed satellite camera

Space elves

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:26

Human spaceflight image of the week: Christmas elves working hard on the Orion service module

Paolo returns to Earth

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:10

Watch live on Wednesday night as ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli returns to Earth from the Space Station

Christmas operations

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:22

Operations image of the week: Remembering 2003, when ESA celebrated Christmas Day as Mars Express arrived at the Red Planet

Earth from Space

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:15

Atmospheric scientists from the DLR German Aerospace Center join the Earth from Space video programme to discuss the first data from the recently-launched Sentinel-5P satellite

Hot stellar bubble

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 08:11

Space Science Image of the Week: A massive star nearing the end of its life creates a dynamic bubble in space

California in flames

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 14:45

Captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission, this image shows flames and smoke from fierce blazes devastating the Los Angeles area

Week in Images

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 13:40

Our week through the lens:
4-8 December 2017

Galileo satellites atop rocket for next Tuesday’s flight

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 13:10

Europe’s next four Galileo navigation satellites are in place atop their Ariane 5, ready to be launched next Tuesday.

Hot and cold

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 09:55

BepiColombo module withstands extreme temperatures in final space simulation


Fri, 08/12/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: southern France and the surrounding agricultural landscape captured by Sentinel-2

Earth from Space

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 09:05

In the 251st edition, the Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over France’s ‘pink city’

Cells in space

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 09:19

Laboratories on Earth hardly make the news, unless they come up with life-saving cures. So why would anyone care about a lab in space? The medicine you take on Earth begins with cell research, and the latest experiments on the International Space Station are helping to develop new treatments for osteoporosis, eye diseases and muscle atrophy. 

Mini-radar chip

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 10:10

Technology image of the week: Close-up of a radar on a 6x6 mm chip

Season's greetings

Tue, 05/12/2017 - 10:30

Send an out-of-this-world e-card to your friends

BEAM me down

Tue, 05/12/2017 - 10:10

Human Spaceflight image of the week: ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli wraps up his mission ahead of return to Earth next week

Visit of President of Republic of Bulgaria to ESA

Mon, 04/12/2017 - 16:09

The President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr Rumen Radev, was welcomed on a visit to ESA’s Headquarters in Paris on 4 December by the Agency’s Director General, Jan Wörner.

Esashop's new worlds

Mon, 04/12/2017 - 13:00

New collection of ESA merchandise featuring the Solar System now in the ESAshop, plus some seasonal surprises!

In Flight Call with Paolo

Mon, 04/12/2017 - 10:40

Teachers and students call Paolo Nespoli on the ISS - watch the replay