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New observations for the new economy

ESA Top News - Fri, 08/03/2019 - 14:41

We all listen to weather forecasts and know they rely on satellite data. What may not be so obvious is that many other aspects of our lives depend on robust satellite data, from growing crops to tackling the major issue of climate change. The socio-economic benefits of Earth observation are huge, and increasing. In Europe, ESA, Eumetsat and the EU work closely together, in long-term partnerships, to make sure these benefits are delivered.

NGC 6302: The Butterfly Nebula

APOD - Fri, 08/03/2019 - 12:00

The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth's night sky are often The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth's night sky are often


Space workshops to power urban innovation

ESA Top News - Fri, 08/03/2019 - 09:45

In May, two workshops organised with the help of ESA, will foster industrial collaboration between space and non-space-based industry to boost urban innovation.

The power of satellites

ESA Top News - Thu, 07/03/2019 - 16:17

ESA's Business Applications programme turns space data into benefits on Earth

A Charioteer s Comet

APOD - Thu, 07/03/2019 - 10:00

A Charioteer s Comet A Charioteer s Comet


ESA helps firms large and small prosper in global satcom market

ESA Top News - Thu, 07/03/2019 - 09:45

Hundreds of space companies in Europe and Canada—ranging from small and medium-sized enterprises to international consortia—have boosted their business by partnering with ESA.

Last chance!

ESA Top News - Thu, 07/03/2019 - 08:00

Hurry, 1 April is the closing date for applications to join the Metalysis–ESA Grand Challenge and win half a million euros

Connectivity revolution

ESA Top News - Wed, 06/03/2019 - 13:31

What has space got to do with 5G?

Space for business

ESA Top News - Wed, 06/03/2019 - 13:30

Technology image of the week: Entrepreneurs gathered beside a replica meteorology satellite plan to make future business weather by harnessing space innovation

How ESA helps launch bright ideas and new careers

ESA Top News - Wed, 06/03/2019 - 09:55

Hundreds of innovative companies—many with little or no direct connections to the space industry—have prospered from forming partnerships with the European Space Agency.

From space to Earth

ESA Top News - Wed, 06/03/2019 - 09:45

Satellites are our ‘eyes and ears’ in space - how do they help us to help ourselves?

Sharpest Ultima Thule

APOD - Wed, 06/03/2019 - 08:00

On January 1, New Horizons swooped to within 3,500 kilometers of the On January 1, New Horizons swooped to within 3,500 kilometers of the


The science circling above us on the Space Station

ESA Top News - Tue, 05/03/2019 - 16:08

The International Space Station orbits Earth, 400 km above our heads, running scientific experiments that cannot be done anywhere else. Read on for our bi-weekly update on European science in space.

ESA’s space weather mission to be protected against stormy Sun

ESA Top News - Tue, 05/03/2019 - 15:20

ESA is planning Earth’s first dedicated space weather observatory to warn of potentially harmful turbulence in our parent star. Like a referee at a sports game, the Lagrange spacecraft will be able to observe both the Sun and Earth as well as the space in between – but will itself be in the space weather line of fire.

Solar rainbow

ESA Top News - Tue, 05/03/2019 - 14:45

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: aurora australis seen from space

ESA gives go-ahead for Smile mission with China

ESA Top News - Tue, 05/03/2019 - 13:00

The Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer, Smile, has been given the green light for implementation by ESA’s Science Programme Committee.

Magnetic Orion

APOD - Tue, 05/03/2019 - 06:00

Can magnetism affect how stars form? Can magnetism affect how stars form?


Simulation TNG50: A Galaxy Cluster Forms

APOD - Mon, 04/03/2019 - 17:00

How do clusters of galaxies form? How do clusters of galaxies form?


Help shape ESA’s space science programme

ESA Top News - Mon, 04/03/2019 - 10:00

How did our Milky Way galaxy form? How do black holes grow? What is the origin of our Solar System? Are there other worlds capable of hosting life? These are some of the questions our current science missions are designed to address. But what do you think are the most important questions that our future missions should tackle? Now is your chance to tell us.

Antennas and auroras

ESA Top News - Mon, 04/03/2019 - 09:10

Space Science Image of the Week: Rippling auroras dance through the sky above radar antennas that explore space weather effects
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