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ESA and NASA to investigate bringing martian soil to Earth

ESA Top News - Thu, 26/04/2018 - 12:27

ESA and NASA signed a statement of intent today to explore concepts for missions to bring samples of martian soil to Earth.

ILA Berlin Day 1

ESA Top News - Thu, 26/04/2018 - 11:00

Roundup from ESA WebTV of Day 1 at the Berlin Air and Space Show, 25 April 2018

Constellation complete

ESA Top News - Thu, 26/04/2018 - 10:50

Operations image of the week: Mission control watching closely as Europe’s latest Copernicus satellite, Sentinel-3B, comes alive

Updates from Mars

ESA Top News - Thu, 26/04/2018 - 09:30

Announcements on current Mars missions and the next steps for exploring the Red Planet. Watch live from ILA today at 12:15 GMT/14:15 CEST.

Life on a starship

ESA Top News - Thu, 26/04/2018 - 09:20

Technology image of the week: A group of students and researchers at TU Delft are designing a starship – with an ESA programme forming the basis of its life support

Seventh Sentinel satellite launched for Copernicus

ESA Top News - Wed, 25/04/2018 - 20:32

The second Sentinel-3 satellite, Copernicus Sentinel-3B, was launched today, joining its identical twin Sentinel-3A in orbit. This pairing of satellites increases coverage and data delivery for the European Union’s Copernicus environment programme.

Liftoff replay

ESA Top News - Wed, 25/04/2018 - 19:10

Watch the replay of the Sentinel-3B liftoff from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia

Sentinel-3B liftoff

ESA Top News - Wed, 25/04/2018 - 18:57

Sentinel-3B lifted off on a Rockot launcher from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia at 17:57 GMT (19:57 CEST)

NGC 7635: The Bubble Nebula

APOD - Wed, 25/04/2018 - 16:00

Blown by the wind from a massive star, this interstellar Blown by the wind from a massive star, this interstellar


Replay Gaia Data Release

ESA Top News - Wed, 25/04/2018 - 12:00

Gaia’s new star catalogue has been unveiled. Watch a replay of the media briefing from ILA.

Gaia creates richest star map of our Galaxy – and beyond

ESA Top News - Wed, 25/04/2018 - 11:00

ESA’s Gaia mission has produced the richest star catalogue to date, including high-precision measurements of nearly 1.7 billion stars and revealing previously unseen details of our home Galaxy.

Shake those wings

ESA Top News - Tue, 24/04/2018 - 15:05

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Orion’s solar wings tested at ESA’s technical centre.

Milky Way over Deadvlei in Namibia

APOD - Tue, 24/04/2018 - 14:00

What planet is this?  What planet is this?


Watch Sentinel-3B launch

ESA Top News - Tue, 24/04/2018 - 12:45

Follow the Sentinel-3B launch live from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia on 25 April. Streaming begins at 17:30 GMT (19:30 CEST), with liftoff scheduled at 17:57 GMT (19:57 CEST)

ESA teams ready for space

ESA Top News - Tue, 24/04/2018 - 12:42

Tomorrow’s launch of Sentinel-3B will complete the Sentinel-3 constellation and represents the culmination of months of training to fly Europe’s latest Copernicus satellite.

Space smash: simulating when satellites collide

ESA Top News - Tue, 24/04/2018 - 09:49

Satellites orbiting Earth are moving at many kilometres per second – so what happens when their paths cross? Satellite collisions are rare, and their consequences poorly understood, so a new project seeks to simulate them, for better forecasting of future space debris.

ESA at ILA 2018

ESA Top News - Tue, 24/04/2018 - 08:20

ESA at the Berlin Air and Space Show 2018

To Europe’s spaceport

ESA Top News - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 16:20

Meet our new space explorers as they begin their journey to Mercury …via Amsterdam airport and Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou

M57: The Ring Nebula

APOD - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 12:00

Except for the rings Except for the rings


Sentinel-3B on launch pad

ESA Top News - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 11:40

The next Sentinel satellite for Europe’s environmental monitoring Copernicus programme is poised for liftoff from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia.

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