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Rise of the planets

Mon, 02/10/2017 - 11:35

Venus, Mars, Mercury and the Moon rising as lightning strikes Earth in this video timelapse from ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli

Facing the Sun

Mon, 02/10/2017 - 07:25

Space Science Image of the Week: ESA’s Solar Orbiter will face the Sun from within the orbit of Mercury

Ariane 5’s fifth launch this year

Fri, 29/09/2017 - 22:44

Ariane 5 has delivered two telecom satellites, Intelsat-37e and BSAT-4a, into their planned orbits.

Week in Images

Fri, 29/09/2017 - 13:45

Our week through the lens:
25-29 September 2017

Telemedicine via satellite improves care at astronaut landings

Fri, 29/09/2017 - 09:05

Tempus Pro, a portable vital-signs monitor offering telemedicine via satellite, is helping medics at ESA astronaut landings. Thomas Pesquet was the first to benefit at the end of his mission in May.

Nordenskiold Glacier

Fri, 29/09/2017 - 08:05

Earth observation image of the week: the jagged islands along the west coast of Greenland in a Sentinel-2 false-colour image, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Paolo live from space

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 17:56

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli speaks at New Scientist Live from the International Space Station, Friday 29 September starting 12:40 GMT (14:40 CEST)

Unexpected surprise: a final image from Rosetta

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 13:00

Scientists analysing the final telemetry sent by Rosetta immediately before it shut down on the surface of the comet last year have reconstructed one last image of its touchdown site.

Earth from Space

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 12:25

Join us Friday, 29 September, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Reality check

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 07:10

Operations image of the week: In future, engineers will command satellites and rovers with the wave of a hand, and astronauts will train on Earth to extinguish a fire in a Moon habitat

Coming of CryoSat

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 07:20

Technology image of the week: A new full-size model of ESA’s ice satellite arrives at the Space Expo visitor centre in the Netherlands

Earth from Space

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 15:00

Representatives from the Netherlands Space Office and Airbus Defence and Space join the programme to discuss Sentinel-5P’s unique Tropomi instrument and building the satellite to carry it

Helicopter test for Jupiter icy moons radar

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 12:00

A long radar boom that will probe below the surface of Jupiter’s icy moons has been tested on Earth with the help of a helicopter.

Preparing to fly Sentinel-5P

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 11:15

The teams that will fly Sentinel-5P are training intensively for launch, ensuring that everyone knows their job and can react to any emergency.

IAC in Adelaide

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 10:05

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Australia’s Adelaide, host city of this year’s International Astronautical Congress, seen from space

Your personal running coach

Mon, 25/09/2017 - 14:35

A start-up company from ESA’s business incubator in Bavaria has developed a training app to help runners to exercise in a healthy way, and to reduce injuries from over-training.

Sentinel-5P satellite fuelled

Mon, 25/09/2017 - 11:20

Engineers have been at Russia’s Plesetsk launch site for a month now, ticking off the jobs on the ‘to do’ list so that the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite is fit and ready for liftoff on 13 October. With the satellite now fuelled, the team has passed another milestone.

Ever-changing view

Mon, 25/09/2017 - 07:30

Highlighting Rosetta’s ever-changing view of the comet, a year since the mission concluded

Week in Images

Fri, 22/09/2017 - 13:05

Our week through the lens:
18-22 September 2017

Northwest England

Fri, 22/09/2017 - 08:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image over part of northwest England, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme