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Moving home

ESA Top News - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 16:08

BepiColombo gets settled in to its temporary home base at Europe’s Spaceport to prepare for launch to Mercury later this year

Opposite the Setting Sun

APOD - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 15:00

On April 30, a On April 30, a


Copernicus Sentinel-3B delivers first images

ESA Top News - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 09:00

Less than two weeks after it was launched, the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite has delivered its first images of Earth. Exceeding expectations, this first set of images include the sunset over Antarctica, sea ice in the Arctic and a view of northern Europe.

Earthquake-level testing

ESA Top News - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 08:40

Technology image of the week: this 8 tonne data centre cooling system is subjected to simulated earthquake conditions in ESA's Test Centre

Satellite pair arrive for Galileo’s next rumble in the jungle

ESA Top News - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 08:37

The next two satellites in Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system have arrived at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, ahead of their planned launch from the jungle space base in July.

Soyuz revisited

ESA Top News - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 15:15

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen reunites with the Soyuz

Moon Halo over Stone Circle

APOD - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 13:00

Have you ever seen a halo around the Have you ever seen a halo around the


Horizons vision

ESA Top News - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 12:45

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will begin his second mission next month. Why the name ‘Horizons’? Find out in this video

The Aurora and the Sunrise

APOD - Mon, 07/05/2018 - 12:00

On the International Space Station (ISS), On the International Space Station (ISS),


ESA selects three new mission concepts for study

ESA Top News - Mon, 07/05/2018 - 10:15

A high-energy survey of the early Universe, an infrared observatory to study the formation of stars, planets and galaxies, and a Venus orbiter are to be considered for ESA’s fifth medium class mission in its Cosmic Vision science programme, with a planned launch date in 2032.

Impossible intersection

ESA Top News - Mon, 07/05/2018 - 10:00

Space Science Image of the Week: Saturn’s rings give the illusion they are intersecting themselves in an impossible way

Total Solar Eclipse Corona in HDR

APOD - Sun, 06/05/2018 - 10:00

How great was the How great was the


Wanderers

APOD - Sat, 05/05/2018 - 08:00

How far out will humanity explore? How far out will humanity explore?


ESA and Vatican work to preserve heritage data

ESA Top News - Fri, 04/05/2018 - 17:00

Following an agreement signed in 2016, ESA and the Vatican Apostolic Library have presented the preliminary results on how they are using the same method to manage their respective long-term data preservation projects and how this can create new initiatives.

Week In Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 04/05/2018 - 14:15

Our week through the lens:
30 April - 4 May 2018

ESA deep space stations ready for NASA’s InSight Mars flight

ESA Top News - Fri, 04/05/2018 - 12:18

NASA’s latest mission to Mars begins tomorrow. ESA deep space ground stations in Australia and South America will track the InSight spacecraft on NASA’s behalf as it begins its cruise to the Red Planet.

Emi Koussi

ESA Top News - Fri, 04/05/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2B takes us over the Emi Koussi volcano in northern Chad

Earth from space

ESA Top News - Fri, 04/05/2018 - 09:05

In this week's edition, explore the Emi Koussi volcano in northern Chad with Sentinel-2B

Magellanic Mountain

APOD - Fri, 04/05/2018 - 07:00

Magellanic Mountain Magellanic Mountain


Gaia's Milky Way

APOD - Thu, 03/05/2018 - 18:00

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