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BepiColombo now firing on all cylinders

ESA Top News - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 10:59

BepiColombo, the joint ESA/JAXA spacecraft on a mission to Mercury, is now firing its thrusters for the first time in flight.

Overview of an overview

ESA Top News - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 10:35

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: an astronaut’s view of our atmosphere and climate

Ariane 5’s sixth launch this year

ESA Top News - Tue, 04/12/2018 - 21:11

An Ariane 5, operated by Arianespace, has delivered the GSAT-11 and Geo-Kompsat-2A satellites into their planned orbits.

SpaceNews award for ESA

ESA Top News - Tue, 04/12/2018 - 17:05

ESA was named ‘Government Agency of the Year’ in the recent SpaceNews Awards for Excellence and Innovation. SpaceNews honours excellence and innovation among space professionals, companies, programmes and organisations annually.

Galileo satellites prove Einstein's Relativity Theory to highest accuracy yet

ESA Top News - Tue, 04/12/2018 - 15:50

Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system – already serving users globally – has now provided a historic service to the physics community worldwide, enabling the most accurate measurement ever made of how shifts in gravity alter the passing of time, a key element of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity.

No planet B

ESA Top News - Tue, 04/12/2018 - 14:18

From 400 km above planet Earth, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst has a message for COP24

Monitoring climate change from space

ESA Top News - Tue, 04/12/2018 - 11:20

Rising global temperatures and the effects of climate change are huge and environmental challenges. Satellites provide unequivocal evidence of the changes taking place and provide decision-makers with the information they need to address these complicated issues – as demonstrated in efforts underway at the COP24 summit in Poland.

IC 1871: Inside the Soul Nebula

APOD - Tue, 04/12/2018 - 11:00

 Inside the Soul Nebula IC 1871: Inside the Soul Nebula


InSight's First Image from Mars

APOD - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 20:00

Welcome to Mars, NASA Insight. Welcome to Mars, NASA Insight.


ESEO student satellite successfully launched to space

ESA Top News - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 17:00

Today, ESEO, the European Student Earth Orbiter by ESA, was successfully launched into space, and teams from ten European universities are eagerly waiting for their exciting space mission to start.

Solar poles

ESA Top News - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:45

Space Science Image of the Week: To explore the Sun’s mysterious polar regions, scientists create innovative artificial images such as this one from ESA’s Proba-2

Festive offer

ESA Top News - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 08:04

Ship your space-themed Christmas gifts anywhere with ESAshop's free worldwide shipping from 3-5 December

Rocket Launch as Seen from the Space Station

APOD - Sun, 02/12/2018 - 15:00

Have you ever seen a rocket launch -- from space? Have you ever seen a rocket launch -- from space?


Phobos: Doomed Moon of Mars

APOD - Sat, 01/12/2018 - 13:00

This moon is doomed. This moon is doomed.


Week in images

ESA Top News - Fri, 30/11/2018 - 14:00

Our week through the lens:
26 - 30 November 2018

Shipwreck at Moonset

APOD - Fri, 30/11/2018 - 11:00

A crescent Moon is about to sink under the western horizon A crescent Moon is about to sink under the western horizon


Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 30/11/2018 - 09:05

In this week's edition, explore Mexico City and surroundings with Copernicus Sentinel-1

Mexico City

ESA Top News - Fri, 30/11/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over Mexico City

Good Morning Leonid

APOD - Thu, 29/11/2018 - 09:00

On November 17, just an hour before sunrise, On November 17, just an hour before sunrise,


ESA team blasts Intel’s new AI chip with radiation at CERN

ESA Top News - Thu, 29/11/2018 - 08:51

An ESA-led team subjected Intel’s new Myriad 2 artificial intelligence chip to one of the most energetic radiation beams available on Earth. This test of its suitability to fly in space took place at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The AI chip is related in turn to an ESA-fostered family of integrated circuits.

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