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100th launch special

ESA Top News - Wed, 26/09/2018 - 07:02

A limited number of T-shirts to celebrate the 100 successes - catch a glimpse before they go

Ten years catching rocket signals

ESA Top News - Wed, 26/09/2018 - 06:56

As ESA celebrates the 100th launch of Ariane 5, the Agency’s worldwide ground station network is also marking ten years of providing vital tracking services to launchers soaring out of Kourou.

Ariane 5 – 100 and counting!

ESA Top News - Tue, 25/09/2018 - 23:22

An Ariane 5, on its milestone 100th launch, has delivered the Horizons-3e and Azerspace-2/Intelsat-38 telecom satellites into their planned orbits.

Gaia finds candidates for interstellar ‘Oumuamua’s home

ESA Top News - Tue, 25/09/2018 - 17:00

Using data from ESA’s Gaia stellar surveyor, astronomers have identified four stars that are possible places of origin of ‘Oumuamua, an interstellar object spotted during a brief visit to our Solar System in 2017.

Ready for service

ESA Top News - Tue, 25/09/2018 - 15:00

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Integration of the European Service Module that will power Orion spacecraft complete

Spotlight on sea-level rise

ESA Top News - Tue, 25/09/2018 - 13:42

Scientists are gathering in the Azores this week to share findings on how satellite has revealed changes in the height of the sea, ice, inland bodies of water and more. Of concern to all is the fact that global sea level has not only been rising steadily over the last 25 years, but recently it is rising at a much faster rate.

Cocoon Nebula Deep Field

APOD - Tue, 25/09/2018 - 12:00

Inside the Cocoon Nebula is a newly developing cluster of stars. Inside the Cocoon Nebula is a newly developing cluster of stars.


Satellites safeguard Europe’s potato industry

ESA Top News - Tue, 25/09/2018 - 10:15

The drought that swept through Europe this year has hit European farmers hard. Sustained high temperatures and the lack of rain have badly affected the agrofood industry, including the important potato sector.

ESA choosing CubeSat companions for Hera asteroid mission

ESA Top News - Tue, 25/09/2018 - 07:27

As the world marvels at the hopping mini-rovers deployed on asteroid Ryugu by Japan’s Hayabusa2, ESA is due to decide on the CubeSats planned for delivery to a binary asteroid system by its proposed Hera mission.

Matthias Maurer graduates as ESA astronaut

ESA Top News - Tue, 25/09/2018 - 07:03

German citizen, Matthias Maurer, is now officially ESA’s newest astronaut, after graduating during a formal ceremony at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany, today.

Matthias Maurer graduates as ESA astronaut

ESA Top News - Tue, 25/09/2018 - 07:03

German citizen, Matthias Maurer, is now officially ESA’s newest astronaut, after graduating during a formal ceremony at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany this week.

Dust storms on Titan spotted by Cassini for the first time

ESA Top News - Mon, 24/09/2018 - 15:00

Data from the international Cassini spacecraft that explored Saturn and its moons between 2004 and 2017 has revealed what appear to be giant dust storms in equatorial regions of Titan.

Altimetry replay

ESA Top News - Mon, 24/09/2018 - 14:50

World-class scientists are meeting in the Azores to discuss the latest findings on sea-level rise, ice melt and more – all based on satellite altimeters. Watch the opening session replay

Salt Pepper and Ice

APOD - Mon, 24/09/2018 - 10:00

There's a "camera" comet now moving across the sky.


Rising seas

ESA Top News - Mon, 24/09/2018 - 09:50

Information from satellites not only shows that our seas are rising, but that the rate of rise is accelerating

To infinity and beyond

ESA Top News - Mon, 24/09/2018 - 07:50

Space Science Image of the Week: Twisted riddle at the Galactic Centre discovered by Herschel

Cosmic Collision Forges Galactic Ring

APOD - Sun, 23/09/2018 - 08:00

How could a galaxy become shaped like a ring?  How could a galaxy become shaped like a ring?


A Solar Filament Erupts

APOD - Sat, 22/09/2018 - 06:00

What's happened to our Sun? What's happened to our Sun?


Mont Blanc, Meteor, and Milky Way

APOD - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 17:00

Mont Blanc, Meteor, and Milky Way Mont Blanc, Meteor, and Milky Way


Passion for space?

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 15:20

Share your passion for space and organise your own European Space Talk for November 2018
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