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Galileo grows: two more satellites join working constellation

ESA Top News - Thu, 08/06/2017 - 09:42

Two further satellites have formally become part of Europe’s Galileo satnav system, broadcasting timing and navigation signals worldwide while also picking up distress calls across the planet.

Black Holes of Known Mass

APOD - Thu, 08/06/2017 - 08:00

Black Holes of Known Mass Black Holes of Known Mass


Dark rover

ESA Top News - Wed, 07/06/2017 - 13:35

Technology image of the week: Testing a rover in near darkness to simulate exploration of the Moon’s poles

Shadowrise and Sunset

APOD - Wed, 07/06/2017 - 06:00

The road tracking through this stunning 360 degree The road tracking through this stunning 360 degree


Approaching the Bubble Nebula

APOD - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 17:00

What would it look like to approach the Bubble Nebula? What would it look like to approach the Bubble Nebula?


Fuel the future

ESA Top News - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 16:31

Watch the replay of ESA's Grand Challenge Innovation Exchange to shape the future of resources management in space

Satellite trails

ESA Top News - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:40

Space Science Image of the Week: Tracing the shifting gaze of ESA’s XMM-Newton as it swings between X-ray sources

Phoning home

ESA Top News - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:10

Human spaceflight image of the week: ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet calls loved ones after landing safely back on Earth.

Proxima briefing

ESA Top News - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 08:18

First live event with ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet after six months in space. Watch replay

Quantifying the effects of climate change

ESA Top News - Mon, 05/06/2017 - 16:05

Last year was the hottest on record, Arctic sea ice is on the decline and sea levels continue to rise. In this context, satellites are providing us with an unbiased view of how our climate is changing and the effects it is having on our planet.

A Kalahari Sky

APOD - Mon, 05/06/2017 - 15:00

You wake up in the You wake up in the


Welcome home

ESA Top News - Mon, 05/06/2017 - 14:46

Highlights from ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet's return to Earth at the end of his six-month Proxima mission to the International Space Station on 2 June 2017.

Beneath Jupiter

APOD - Sun, 04/06/2017 - 13:00

Jupiter is stranger than we knew. Jupiter is stranger than we knew.


Collapse in Hebes Chasma on Mars

APOD - Sat, 03/06/2017 - 11:00

What's happened in Hebes Chasma on Mars? What's happened in Hebes Chasma on Mars?


Thomas Pesquet returns to Earth

ESA Top News - Fri, 02/06/2017 - 13:48

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet landed on the steppe of Kazakhstan today with Russian commander Oleg Novitsky in their Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft after six months in space. Touchdown was at 14:10 GMT after a four-hour flight from the International Space Station.

Week In Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 02/06/2017 - 13:00

Our week through the lens:
29 May - 2 June 2017

Great Barrier Reef

ESA Top News - Fri, 02/06/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: part of the Great Barrier Reef off Australia’s northeast coast is pictured in this Sentinel-2 image

Comet Clark is near the Edge.

APOD - Fri, 02/06/2017 - 09:00

Sweeping through this stunning field of view, Sweeping through this stunning field of view,


Ariane 5 launches its heaviest telecom payload

ESA Top News - Fri, 02/06/2017 - 01:27

The Ariane 5 rocket, operated by Arianespace, has carried its heaviest telecommunications payload ever to deliver the ViaSat-2 and Eutelsat-172B satellites into their planned orbits. 

The heat is on for Sentinel-3B

ESA Top News - Thu, 01/06/2017 - 15:34

While the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite is in orbit delivering a wealth of information about our home planet, engineers are putting its twin, Sentinel-3B, through a series of vigorous tests before it is shipped to the launch site next year.

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