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Visit ESA's updated interactive guide to learn more about the why and how of lunar exploration
Join us Friday, 23 December, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week we explore China’s Tian Shan mountains
Contact lenses, spectacles and eye implants are now being made more accurately thanks to research instruments flying on the International Space Station.
Our year through the lens:
a selection of our favourite images for 2016
An Ariane 5 lifted off this evening to deliver two telecom satellites, Star One-D1 and JCSat-15, into their planned orbits.
Technology image of the week: these carefully-placed stacks of silicon wafers represent the future of high-energy astronomy
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet's season's greetings from the International Space Station
Operations image of the week: ESA’s tracking station at Maspalomas seen by the light of a winter Moon
ESA recently completed its first flight trials using satellites to help bring Europe closer to its goal of modernising air traffic control.
A look back at the highlights of 2016 for Europe in Space
We would normally associate jet streams with the weather but, thanks to ESA’s magnetic field mission, scientists have discovered a jet stream deep below Earth’s surface – and it’s speeding up.
Space Science Image of the Week: A familiar galaxy pair takes on an unusual appearance with bright points and delicate rays
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will be the 11th European to perform a spacewalk when he ventures outside the International Space Station next month.
Lasting up to seven hours on 13 January, its goal is to ensure the power supply of the International Space Station from the 2500 sq m of solar panels.
Send an out-of-this-world e-card to your friends
Our week through the lens:
12-16 December 2016
The first ExoMars mission arrived at the Red Planet in October and now the second mission has been confirmed to complete its construction for a 2020 launch.
After the smooth arrival of ESA’s latest Mars orbiter, mission controllers are now preparing it for the ultimate challenge: dipping into the Red Planet’s atmosphere to reach its final orbit.
Earth observation image of the week: the Spanish city of Seville and its surroundings, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme
There are thousands of drone companies out there, but Intel has chosen to acquire Mavinci, a start-up from one of ESA’s business incubators in Germany that has developed an easy-to-use system for land surveillance.
ESA’s Rosetta completed its incredible mission on 30 September, collecting unprecedented images and data right until the moment of contact with the comet's surface.