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A Waterspout in Florida

APOD - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 10:00

What's happening over the water?  What's happening over the water?


Week in Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 08/09/2017 - 13:50

Our week through the lens:
4-8 September 2017

Petermann Glacier

ESA Top News - Fri, 08/09/2017 - 08:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of one of Greenland’s largest glaciers, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Milky Way Voyager

APOD - Fri, 08/09/2017 - 08:00

Milky Way Voyager Milky Way Voyager


What ESOC does best

ESA Top News - Fri, 08/09/2017 - 06:45

Operations image of the week: On the eve of the European Space Operations Centre's 50th anniversary, Sentinel-5P mission controllers are in 'sim' training for launch

Ciao Darmstadt, Ciao ESOC!

ESA Top News - Thu, 07/09/2017 - 16:01

Paolo Nespoli sends a video greeting from the International Space Station to everyone at ESA's European Space Operations Centre on the occasion of its 50th anniversary

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Thu, 07/09/2017 - 12:04

Join us Friday, 8 September, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Happy birthday ESOC

ESA Top News - Thu, 07/09/2017 - 07:37

Fifty years ago tomorrow, the European Space Operations Centre was inaugurated in Darmstadt, Germany. Since then, the centre has become known worldwide as Europe’s ‘Gateway to Space’. 

A First Glimpse of the Great American Eclipse

APOD - Thu, 07/09/2017 - 06:00

Making landfall in Oregon, the Making landfall in Oregon, the


Lunar View, Solar Eclipse

APOD - Wed, 06/09/2017 - 17:00

Swinging around the Swinging around the


Wall of noise

ESA Top News - Wed, 06/09/2017 - 13:35

Technology image of the week: the Large European Acoustic Facility, built to blast satellites with simulated launch noise, will be on view during next month’s ESA Open Day in the Netherlands

Hurricane Harvey

ESA Top News - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 18:36

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Hurricane Harvey seen from the International Space Station

Panoramic Eclipse Composite with Star Trails

APOD - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 15:00

What was happening in the sky during last week's total solar eclipse? What was happening in the sky during last week's total solar eclipse?


Historic adventure

ESA Top News - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 12:35

Video footage recalling the one-of-a-kind journey of Cassini's Huygens probe to the surface of Titan in 2005

Italy’s drought seen from space

ESA Top News - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 08:25

Despite the welcome showers at the weekend, abnormally low soil-moisture conditions persist in central Italy. Scientists are using satellite data to monitor the drought that has gripped the country.

Hello, Darmstadt?

ESA Top News - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 07:00

Watch our new video: 50 years of mission control in #Darmstadt #ESOC50

Researchers' night

ESA Top News - Mon, 04/09/2017 - 15:50

Highlights of European Researchers' Night at ESA's Earth Observation Centre, ESRIN, 29 September

Saturn in Blue and Gold

APOD - Mon, 04/09/2017 - 14:00

Why is Saturn partly blue? Why is Saturn partly blue?


New era in air-quality monitoring a step away

ESA Top News - Mon, 04/09/2017 - 11:14

The Sentinel-5P satellite has arrived in Plesetsk in northern Russia to be prepared for liftoff on 13 October. Built to deliver global maps of air pollutants every day and in more detail than ever before, this latest Copernicus mission will set a new standard for monitoring air quality.

Millions of stars

ESA Top News - Mon, 04/09/2017 - 08:10

Space Science Image of the Week: Boosting Gaia’s science return with a special sky-mapping mode
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