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Future rovers

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 14:20

Operations image of the week: School students take part in a live simulation, commanding a virtual rover across a lunar landscape

Box of delights

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 14:00

Technology image of the week: a long-serving miniaturised space lab inside the space lab that is ESA’s Columbus module

All-in-one service for the Space Station

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 13:54

Quick access to space, high-speed data feed and a unique vantage point are the selling points of a new commercial venture on the International Space Station. Its name is Bartolomeo, and its versatile design allows for many mission types at competitive prices from next year. 


Tue, 06/02/2018 - 11:05

Human spaceflight and exploration image of the week: Columbus sits in Space Shuttle Atlantis, ready for launch

Watch the replay

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 12:00

Celebrating 10 years of Europe’s Columbus space lab and Automated Transfer Vehicle

Science above

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 09:50

Space Science Image of the Week: From fundamental physics to exobiology, the International Space Station’s Columbus lab tackles big questions in space science

Where no mission has gone before

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 18:40

Living near a star is risky business, and positioning a spacecraft near the Sun is a very good way to observe rapidly changing solar activity and deliver early warning of possibly harmful space weather. ESA is now looking at doing just that. 

The size of a cereal box: ESA’s first satellite of 2018

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 15:41

ESA’s first mission of the year was launched today: GomX-4B is the Agency’s most advanced technology-tester yet, featuring a hyperspectral camera and tiny thrusters to manoeuvre thousands of kilometres from its near-twin to try out their radio link.

Week In Images

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 15:40

Our week through the lens:
29 January - 2 February 2018

Stellar winds behaving unexpectedly

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 15:00

ESA’s XMM-Newton has spotted surprising changes in the powerful streams of gas from two massive stars, suggesting that colliding stellar winds don’t behave as expected.

Tunis wetlands

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:05

Earth observation image of the week: this Sentinel-2 image features Tunisia’s capital Tunis, in North Africa, and highlights some of the country’s important wetlands

Earth from Space

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:05

In this week's edition, Sentinel-2 takes us over Tunis and wetland sites protected under the Ramsar Convention