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ESA role in Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite

ESA Top News - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 08:39

Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite has reached its final working orbit above the Pacific Ocean. Eutelsat-172B, built for Eutelsat by Airbus, carries new technologies developed through ESA-led projects, including fully articulated thruster arms.

Star Cluster NGC 362 from Hubble

APOD - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 06:00

If our Sun were near the center of NGC 362, the If our Sun were near the center of NGC 362, the


Integral sees blast travelling with gravitational waves

ESA Top News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 15:00

ESA’s Integral satellite recently played a crucial role in discovering the flash of gamma rays linked to the gravitational waves released by the collision of two neutron stars.

ESA takes the reins of the Disasters Charter

ESA Top News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 14:20

When disaster strikes, a group of international space agencies pools its resources and expertise to support relief efforts on the ground. For the next six months, ESA will be leading the International Charter Space and Major Disasters as it brings information from satellites to the aid of the vulnerable. 

Sentinel-5P: satellite in excellent health

ESA Top News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 14:10

Launched last week, Europe’s Sentinel-5P satellite – the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring the air we breathe – is in excellent health.

Blue Mars

ESA Top News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 11:00

Space Science Image of the Week: A cloudy day over volcanic Mars, captured by the ExoMars orbiter

Milky Way and Zodiacal Light over Australian Pinnacles

APOD - Sun, 15/10/2017 - 15:00

What strange world is this? What strange world is this?


Unusual Mountain Ahuna Mons on Asteroid Ceres

APOD - Sun, 15/10/2017 - 15:00

What created this unusual mountain? What created this unusual mountain?


Dark Molecular Cloud Barnard 68

APOD - Sat, 14/10/2017 - 13:00

Where did all the stars go?  Where did all the stars go?


Week in Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 16:31

Our week through the lens:
9-13 October 2017

Revisit the launch event

ESA Top News - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 12:30

From ESA’s technical heart in the Netherlands, watch the replay of the event to celebrate the launch of the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere

Air quality-monitoring satellite in orbit

ESA Top News - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 12:05

The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel‑5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.

Eclipsosaurus Rex

APOD - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 12:00

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Liftoff replay

ESA Top News - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 10:30

Watch the replay of the Sentinel-5P launch from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia

Rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C is cast for testing

ESA Top News - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 09:55

The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.

Plesetsk, Russia

ESA Top News - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Northeastern Russia and the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, from where the Sentinel-5P satellite is set for launch today

Hurricane Ophelia

ESA Top News - Thu, 12/10/2017 - 15:05

The Sentinel-3 satellite captured Hurricane Ophelia as it gains strength over the Atlantic Ocean

Asteroid Luca

ESA Top News - Thu, 12/10/2017 - 13:14

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has been on Earth since his mission to the International Space Station in 2013, but “Lucaparmitano” is now back in space thanks to an Italian astronomer.

Acquiring signals

ESA Top News - Thu, 12/10/2017 - 10:26

Operations image of the week: ESA’s antenna in Sweden will be the first to catch signals from Sentinel-5P in space tomorrow

Global Aurora at Mars

APOD - Thu, 12/10/2017 - 10:00

A strong solar event last month triggered A strong solar event last month triggered


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