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Enhancing competitiveness of European space sector with increased investments

ESA Top News - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 08:05

Today, ESA Director General Jan Wörner and Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Ambroise Fayolle signed a joint statement on enhancing the competitiveness of the European space sector by supporting investments in actors of the sector with promising short- or medium-term perspectives.

Charon: Moon of Pluto

APOD - Thu, 12/07/2018 - 09:00

A darkened and mysterious north polar region A darkened and mysterious north polar region


Copernicus Sentinel-5P releases first data

ESA Top News - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 15:50

Following months of tests and careful evaluation, the first data on air pollutants from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite have been released. These first maps show a range of trace gases that affect air quality such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and ozone.

Galileos in the sky

ESA Top News - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 08:50

Technology image of the week: Galileo satellites ‘seen’ in augmented reality, using a new Galileo-focused smartphone app developed by ESA engineers

Shadow Rise on the Inside Passage

APOD - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 07:00

At sunset look east not west. At sunset look east not west.


Dawn s Early Light, Rocket s Red Glare

APOD - Tue, 10/07/2018 - 18:00

Dawn s Early Light, Rocket s Red Glare Dawn s Early Light, Rocket s Red Glare


Tricorder

ESA Top News - Tue, 10/07/2018 - 10:50

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: The MyotonPro device measures muscle tone and elasticity and is being tested on the Space Station

An Airplane in Front of the Moon

APOD - Mon, 09/07/2018 - 16:00

If you look closely at the Moon, you will see a large airplane in front of it. If you look closely at the Moon, you will see a large airplane in front of it.


Largest rocket motor

ESA Top News - Mon, 09/07/2018 - 15:55

The P120C solid-fuel rocket motor that will power Ariane 6 and Vega-C at liftoff has been transferred to the test stand for its first hot firing at Europe’s Spaceport

Integration complete

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
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