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Test site sightseeing

ESA Top News - Wed, 11/10/2017 - 09:20

Technology image of the week: A young visitor explores ESA’s satellite test centre during Open Day

Follow the launch event

ESA Top News - Wed, 11/10/2017 - 09:20

Live from ESA’s technical heart in the Netherlands, follow the event leading up to the launch of Sentinel-5P. Streaming begins at 08:30 GMT (10:30 CEST)

Watch Sentinel-5P launch

ESA Top News - Wed, 11/10/2017 - 09:20

Follow the Sentinel-5P launch live from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia on 13 October. Streaming begins at 09:00 GMT (11:00 CEST), with liftoff scheduled at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST)

Secrets of hidden ice canyons revealed

ESA Top News - Wed, 11/10/2017 - 09:00

We are all aware that Antarctica’s ice shelves are thinning, but recently scientists have also discovered huge canyons cutting through the underbelly of these shelves, potentially making them even more fragile. Thanks to the CryoSat and Sentinel-1 missions, new light is being shed on this hidden world.

Pluto's Bladed Terrain

APOD - Wed, 11/10/2017 - 08:00

Pluto's Bladed Terrain Pluto's Bladed Terrain


New crew and new research in Antarctica

ESA Top News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 14:40

The Concordia research station in Antarctica is a place of extremes: for nine months no supplies can be delivered, the nearest living beings are 600 km away at the Russian Vostok station, and the Sun does not rise above the horizon for four months in the winter. 

Weightless Wishes

ESA Top News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 14:27

The  Rêves de Gosse association, together with ESA and Novespace, helped to provide children with disabilities the opportunity to experience weightlessness and lunar gravity on aircraft flights.

Ready to assume control of Sentinel-5P

ESA Top News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:32

Mission controllers completed a critical final rehearsal today, confirming that everything and everyone on ground are ready to take over control of Sentinel-5P in the harsh environment of space.

Round and round they go

ESA Top News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:46

Human Spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Spacewalking astronauts

The Soul Nebula in Infrared from Herschel

APOD - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 06:00

Stars are forming in the Soul of the Queen of Aethiopia. Stars are forming in the Soul of the Queen of Aethiopia.


Ice Ring around Nearby Star Fomalhaut

APOD - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 17:00

Why is there a large ice ring around Fomalhaut? Why is there a large ice ring around Fomalhaut?


Sentinel-5P poised for liftoff

ESA Top News - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 15:30

With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.

Patchwork geology

ESA Top News - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 08:00

Space Science Image of the Week: This colourful patchwork maps geological features on Mercury, destination for our upcoming BepiColombo mission

Two Comets and a Star Cluster

APOD - Sun, 08/10/2017 - 15:00

Two unusual spots are on the move near the famous Pleiades star cluster. Two unusual spots are on the move near the famous Pleiades star cluster.


Concept Plane: Supersonic Green Machine

APOD - Sat, 07/10/2017 - 13:00

What will passenger airplanes be like in the future? What will passenger airplanes be like in the future?


To Mars with ESA and the Guggenheim Bilbao

ESA Top News - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 14:00

ESA and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, with the BBK Foundation, are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Spanish arts centre with a performance of Chasmata, a journey to Mars through contemporary art, music and architecture. Monday’s concert can be seen online starting at 18:30 GMT (20:30 CEST).

Week in Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 13:00

Our week through the lens:
2-6 October 2017

Portrait of NGC 281

APOD - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 12:00

Look through the cosmic cloud cataloged as NGC 281 Look through the cosmic cloud cataloged as NGC 281


Larsen Ice Shelf

ESA Top News - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-3 image over a massive iceberg near the Antarctic Peninsula, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Thu, 05/10/2017 - 12:59

Join us Friday, 6 October, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme
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