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ESA Top News - Mon, 09/07/2018 - 12:55

Space Science Image of the Week: Preparations are in full swing for Cheops, Europe’s exoplanet watcher, on track to be ready for launch by the end of the year

Largest-ever solid rocket motor poised for first hot firing

ESA Top News - Mon, 09/07/2018 - 10:59

This week, the largest solid rocket motor ever built in one piece will be test fired at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana for the first time.

MetOp-C launch campaign kicks off

ESA Top News - Mon, 09/07/2018 - 07:40

The MetOp-C launch campaign has kicked off with the first of three Antonovs landing at Cayenne Airport, French Guiana on 20 June.

From the Galactic Plane through Antares

APOD - Sun, 08/07/2018 - 15:00

Behold one of the most photogenic regions of the night sky, captured impressively. Behold one of the most photogenic regions of the night sky, captured impressively.


Fresh Tiger Stripes on Saturn's Enceladus

APOD - Sat, 07/07/2018 - 13:00

Do underground oceans vent through the tiger stripes on Saturn's moon Enceladus?  Do underground oceans vent through the tiger stripes on Saturn's moon Enceladus?


Week In Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 06/07/2018 - 12:22

Our week through the lens:
2- 6 July 2018

The East 96th Street Moon

APOD - Fri, 06/07/2018 - 11:00

The East 96th Street Moon The East 96th Street Moon


Full steam ahead for Aeolus launch

ESA Top News - Fri, 06/07/2018 - 10:10

Having set sail from France on 15 June - Global Wind Day, ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite has arrived safe and sound at the launch site in French Guiana.

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 06/07/2018 - 09:05

In this week's edition, explore the volcanic island of Iceland with Sentinel-2

Reykjavik

ESA Top News - Fri, 06/07/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 takes us over Iceland, a volcanic island famous for its volcanoes, glaciers, lakes, lava and hot springs

Training to fly

ESA Top News - Thu, 05/07/2018 - 14:05

Operations image of the week: The BepiColombo team conducts intensive training for the spacecraft's upcoming trip to Mercury

Messier 24: Sagittarius Star Cloud

APOD - Thu, 05/07/2018 - 09:00

 Sagittarius Star Cloud Messier 24: Sagittarius Star Cloud


The toxic side of the Moon

ESA Top News - Wed, 04/07/2018 - 10:38

When the Apollo astronauts returned from the Moon, the dust that clung to their spacesuits made their throats sore and their eyes water. Lunar dust is made of sharp, abrasive and nasty particles, but how toxic is it for humans?

Europe’s next weather eye

ESA Top News - Wed, 04/07/2018 - 08:30

Technology image of the week:Testing the mammoth imaging instrument for Europe’s Meteosat Third Generation

Sigma Octantis and Friends

APOD - Wed, 04/07/2018 - 08:00

Sigma Octantis and Friends Sigma Octantis and Friends


Lunar agenda

ESA Top News - Tue, 03/07/2018 - 14:40

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA takes a fresh look at the Moon from space and on Earth

Next four Galileo satellites fuelled for launch

ESA Top News - Tue, 03/07/2018 - 11:55

Europe’s next four Galileo satellites have been fuelled at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, in preparation for their launch on 25 July.

Highlights of the Summer Sky

APOD - Tue, 03/07/2018 - 06:00

Highlights of the Summer Sky  Highlights of the Summer Sky


Dark Nebulas across Taurus

APOD - Mon, 02/07/2018 - 17:00

Sometimes even the dark dust of interstellar space has a serene beauty. Sometimes even the dark dust of interstellar space has a serene beauty.


Inside-out rings

ESA Top News - Mon, 02/07/2018 - 10:15

Space Science Image of the Week: A mind-bending blend of Saturn and its rings and ring shadows
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