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Week In Images

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 14:30

Our week through the lens:
23-27 April 2018

ILA Berlin Day 2

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 13:05

Roundup from ESA WebTV of Day 2 at the Berlin Air and Space Show, 26 April 2018

Cloud-free Europe

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: this mosaic of cloud-free images from the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite spans Europe and beyond

Earth from space

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 09:05

A mosaic of cloud-free images from the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite spanning Europe is featured in this edition

Sentinel-3B highlights

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 15:45

Watch the video capturing a little of what it took to prepare this latest Copernicus satellite for liftoff from the Plesetsk launch site in Russia

New eyes on Mars

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 14:30

A taste of what’s to come from ExoMars – first image of the Red Planet from the spacecraft’s new orbit

ESA and NASA to investigate bringing martian soil to Earth

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 12:27

ESA and NASA signed a statement of intent today to explore concepts for missions to bring samples of martian soil to Earth.

ILA Berlin Day 1

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 11:00

Roundup from ESA WebTV of Day 1 at the Berlin Air and Space Show, 25 April 2018

Constellation complete

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 10:50

Operations image of the week: Mission control watching closely as Europe’s latest Copernicus satellite, Sentinel-3B, comes alive

Updates from Mars

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 09:30

Announcements on current Mars missions and the next steps for exploring the Red Planet. Watch live from ILA today at 12:15 GMT/14:15 CEST.

Life on a starship

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 09:20

Technology image of the week: A group of students and researchers at TU Delft are designing a starship – with an ESA programme forming the basis of its life support

Seventh Sentinel satellite launched for Copernicus

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 20:32

The second Sentinel-3 satellite, Copernicus Sentinel-3B, was launched today, joining its identical twin Sentinel-3A in orbit. This pairing of satellites increases coverage and data delivery for the European Union’s Copernicus environment programme.

Liftoff replay

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 19:10

Watch the replay of the Sentinel-3B liftoff from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia

Sentinel-3B liftoff

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 18:57

Sentinel-3B lifted off on a Rockot launcher from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia at 17:57 GMT (19:57 CEST)

Replay Gaia Data Release

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 12:00

Gaia’s new star catalogue has been unveiled. Watch a replay of the media briefing from ILA.

Gaia creates richest star map of our Galaxy – and beyond

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 11:00

ESA’s Gaia mission has produced the richest star catalogue to date, including high-precision measurements of nearly 1.7 billion stars and revealing previously unseen details of our home Galaxy.

Shake those wings

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 15:05

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Orion’s solar wings tested at ESA’s technical centre.

Watch Sentinel-3B launch

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 12:45

Follow the Sentinel-3B launch live from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia on 25 April. Streaming begins at 17:30 GMT (19:30 CEST), with liftoff scheduled at 17:57 GMT (19:57 CEST)

ESA teams ready for space

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 12:42

Tomorrow’s launch of Sentinel-3B will complete the Sentinel-3 constellation and represents the culmination of months of training to fly Europe’s latest Copernicus satellite.

Space smash: simulating when satellites collide

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 09:49

Satellites orbiting Earth are moving at many kilometres per second – so what happens when their paths cross? Satellite collisions are rare, and their consequences poorly understood, so a new project seeks to simulate them, for better forecasting of future space debris.