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A Conjunction of Comets

APOD - Fri, 29/09/2017 - 12:00

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Telemedicine via satellite improves care at astronaut landings

ESA Top News - Fri, 29/09/2017 - 10:05

Tempus Pro, a portable vital-signs monitor offering telemedicine via satellite, is helping medics at ESA astronaut landings. Thomas Pesquet was the first to benefit at the end of his mission in May.

Nordenskiold Glacier

ESA Top News - Fri, 29/09/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: the jagged islands along the west coast of Greenland in a Sentinel-2 false-colour image, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Paolo live from space

ESA Top News - Thu, 28/09/2017 - 18:56

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli speaks at New Scientist Live from the International Space Station, Friday 29 September starting 12:40 GMT (14:40 CEST)

Unexpected surprise: a final image from Rosetta

ESA Top News - Thu, 28/09/2017 - 14:00

Scientists analysing the final telemetry sent by Rosetta immediately before it shut down on the surface of the comet last year have reconstructed one last image of its touchdown site.

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Thu, 28/09/2017 - 13:25

Join us Friday, 29 September, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Solar Eclipse Solargraph

APOD - Thu, 28/09/2017 - 10:00

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Reality check

ESA Top News - Thu, 28/09/2017 - 08:10

Operations image of the week: In future, engineers will command satellites and rovers with the wave of a hand, and astronauts will train on Earth to extinguish a fire in a Moon habitat

Coming of CryoSat

ESA Top News - Wed, 27/09/2017 - 08:20

Technology image of the week: A new full-size model of ESA’s ice satellite arrives at the Space Expo visitor centre in the Netherlands

A September Morning Sky

APOD - Wed, 27/09/2017 - 08:00

The Moon, three planets, and a bright star gathered near the The Moon, three planets, and a bright star gathered near the


Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Tue, 26/09/2017 - 16:00

Representatives from the Netherlands Space Office and Airbus Defence and Space join the programme to discuss Sentinel-5P’s unique Tropomi instrument and building the satellite to carry it

Helicopter test for Jupiter icy moons radar

ESA Top News - Tue, 26/09/2017 - 13:00

A long radar boom that will probe below the surface of Jupiter’s icy moons has been tested on Earth with the help of a helicopter.

Preparing to fly Sentinel-5P

ESA Top News - Tue, 26/09/2017 - 12:15

The teams that will fly Sentinel-5P are training intensively for launch, ensuring that everyone knows their job and can react to any emergency.

IAC in Adelaide

ESA Top News - Tue, 26/09/2017 - 11:05

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Australia’s Adelaide, host city of this year’s International Astronautical Congress, seen from space

The Big Corona

APOD - Tue, 26/09/2017 - 06:00

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Veil Nebula: Wisps of an Exploded Star

APOD - Mon, 25/09/2017 - 17:00

Wisps like this are all that remain visible of a Milky Way star.  Wisps like this are all that remain visible of a Milky Way star.


Your personal running coach

ESA Top News - Mon, 25/09/2017 - 15:35

A start-up company from ESA’s business incubator in Bavaria has developed a training app to help runners to exercise in a healthy way, and to reduce injuries from over-training.

Sentinel-5P satellite fuelled

ESA Top News - Mon, 25/09/2017 - 12:20

Engineers have been at Russia’s Plesetsk launch site for a month now, ticking off the jobs on the ‘to do’ list so that the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite is fit and ready for liftoff on 13 October. With the satellite now fuelled, the team has passed another milestone.

Ever-changing view

ESA Top News - Mon, 25/09/2017 - 08:30

Highlighting Rosetta’s ever-changing view of the comet, a year since the mission concluded

Orion above Easter Island

APOD - Sun, 24/09/2017 - 15:00

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