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Horizons launch

ESA Top News - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 13:13

Watch the replay of the Soyuz MS-09 launch with Alexander Gerst to the International Space Station

Liftoff – Alexander Gerst returns to space

ESA Top News - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:12

Today at 11:12 GMT (13:12 CEST) ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst was launched into space alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos commander Sergei Prokopyev in the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

ICE Cubes space research service open for business

ESA Top News - Tue, 05/06/2018 - 15:46

The first European facility for commercial research on the International Space Station was installed today in Europe's space laboratory Columbus. The International Commercial Experiments service – ICE Cubes for short – offers fast, simple and affordable access for research and technology experiments in microgravity.

Per Tegnér (1944-2018)

ESA Top News - Tue, 05/06/2018 - 15:33

With great sadness we announce the death of Mr Per Tegnér, former ESA Council Chair and Swedish delegate, who passed away last week, aged 74.

Wind satellite shows off

ESA Top News - Tue, 05/06/2018 - 15:07

Before ESA’s Aeolus satellite is packed up and shipped to French Guiana for liftoff in August, media representatives had the chance to see this wind measuring Earth Explorer satellite standing proud in the cleanroom.

The Case of the Backwards Orbiting Asteroid

APOD - Tue, 05/06/2018 - 15:00

Why does asteroid 2015 BZ509 orbit the Sun the backwards? Why does asteroid 2015 BZ509 orbit the Sun the backwards?


Rockin' rocket

ESA Top News - Tue, 05/06/2018 - 13:30

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: The Soyuz rocket is rolled out onto the launch pad ahead of tomorrow’s liftoff

Next two Galileos plus launcher at Europe’s Spaceport for July launch

ESA Top News - Tue, 05/06/2018 - 12:08

Galileo satellites 25 and 26 have landed at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, joining their two predecessors ahead of their 25 July launch by Ariane 5.

Sicily hotspot

ESA Top News - Tue, 05/06/2018 - 11:49

The infrared channels of Sentinel-3B’s radiometer have been turned on and reveal the hotspot of Mount Etna in Sicily

Fuego plume

ESA Top News - Mon, 04/06/2018 - 14:30

The Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite has measured sulphur dioxide in the plume spewing from the Fuego volcano in Guatemala

Mars south polar ice cap

ESA Top News - Mon, 04/06/2018 - 13:20

The Trace Gas Orbiter views layered deposits at the south polar ice cap of Mars

Aurora and Manicouagan Crater from the Space Station

APOD - Mon, 04/06/2018 - 13:00

 an aurora, airglow, one of the oldest impact craters on the Earth, snow and ice, stars, city lights, and part of the International Space Station? How many of these can you find in today's featured photograph: an aurora, airglow, one of the oldest impact craters on the Earth, snow and ice, stars, city lights, and part of the International Space Station?


Splitting the light

ESA Top News - Mon, 04/06/2018 - 10:55

Space Science Image of the Week: How a cutting-edge instrument on the James Webb Space Telescope will inspect many distant galaxies at once

Seven Dusty Sisters

APOD - Sun, 03/06/2018 - 11:00

Is this really the famous Pleaides star cluster? Is this really the famous Pleaides star cluster?


Journey to Mercury

ESA Top News - Sun, 03/06/2018 - 09:30

Launch and cruise to Mercury with this animation highlighting key moments during BepiColombo’s journey to the innermost planet

Liftoff ahead

ESA Top News - Sat, 02/06/2018 - 09:11

ESAshop is ready for the Horizons launch – with free shipping from 2-5 June

Coronal Rain on the Sun

APOD - Sat, 02/06/2018 - 09:00

Does it rain on the Does it rain on the


Week In Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 01/06/2018 - 14:29

Our week through the lens:
28 May - 1 June 2018

From horizon to horizon: Celebrating 15 years of Mars Express

ESA Top News - Fri, 01/06/2018 - 10:00

Fifteen years ago, ESA’s Mars Express was launched to investigate the Red Planet. To mark this milestone comes a striking view of Mars from horizon to horizon, showcasing one of the most intriguing parts of the martian surface.

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 01/06/2018 - 09:05

In this edition, explore Northern Italy with Sentinel-2, from the Alps and Lake Maggiore to the low plains that surround the city of Milan
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