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Exoplanet mission launch slot announced

ESA Top News - Fri, 23/11/2018 - 14:40

The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, will target 15 October to 14 November 2019 for launch.

Week in images

ESA Top News - Fri, 23/11/2018 - 14:10

Our week through the lens:
19 - 23 November 2018

ESA lends a hand at Mars

ESA Top News - Fri, 23/11/2018 - 13:41

The Red Planet will receive its first new resident in six years on Monday when NASA’s InSight lander touches down, aiming to investigate the Martian interior. ESA ground stations and orbiters are playing a crucial role in helping the mission get to its destination and deliver its data back to Earth.

On 26 November, NASA’s robotic science lab will land on the dusty Martian surface around 20:00 UTC (21:00 CET).

The Tarantula Nebula

APOD - Fri, 23/11/2018 - 12:00

The Tarantula Nebula The Tarantula Nebula


Earth from space

ESA Top News - Fri, 23/11/2018 - 09:05

In this edition, explore the area around the Gulf with Copernicus Sentinel-3

The Gulf

ESA Top News - Fri, 23/11/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-3 takes us over the Gulf

BlackHoleFriday

ESA Top News - Fri, 23/11/2018 - 07:33

Everything 15% off this weekend at the ESAshop - plus a supermassive selection of new planetary winter wear!

Focus on Vega developments

ESA Top News - Fri, 23/11/2018 - 07:00

Vega is proving its reliability. Based on this heritage, ESA and European industry are building new elements that will increase Vega’s performance, capabilities and flexibility from mid-2019.

Keeping an eye on InSight

ESA Top News - Thu, 22/11/2018 - 14:02

On Monday, ESA's majestic, 35-metre deep space antenna in Australia will contact NASA's InSight mission, currently preparing to touchdown on Mars

The Hill, The Moon, and Saturn

APOD - Thu, 22/11/2018 - 10:00

The Hill, The Moon, and Saturn The Hill, The Moon, and Saturn


Shaping the surface of Mars with water, wind and ice

ESA Top News - Thu, 22/11/2018 - 10:00

ESA’s Mars Express has imaged an intriguing part of the Red Planet’s surface: a rocky, fragmented, furrowed escarpment lying at the boundary of the northern and southern hemisphere.

Paradise lost

ESA Top News - Wed, 21/11/2018 - 16:38

California's Camp Fire has been one of the state’s most destructive. This animation uses data from different Copernicus Sentinels to show the spread of aerosols and smoke

Lunar imprint

ESA Top News - Wed, 21/11/2018 - 11:15

Technology image of the week: a vision of a future Moon base, produced using 3D printing, as detailed in a new video

Comet 46P Wirtanen

APOD - Wed, 21/11/2018 - 08:00

Comet 46P Wirtanen Comet 46P Wirtanen


Space Talks at Frankfurt Airport

ESA Top News - Wed, 21/11/2018 - 07:45

Throughout November, Europe has been talking space in a series of grassroots events sweeping across the continent. To mark the grand finale of the European Space Talks on 24 November, ESA, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and its partners invite you to an interactive, informal Space Talk at Frankfurt International Airport.

Vega launches Earth observation satellite for Morocco

ESA Top News - Wed, 21/11/2018 - 02:39

Arianespace has launched a Vega rocket to deliver an Earth observation satellite into orbit for the Kingdom of Morocco.

Twice around Earth

ESA Top News - Tue, 20/11/2018 - 14:40

Take a trip around our planet with the longest continuous timelapse from the International Space Station – celebrating its 20-year anniversary

Moon base

ESA Top News - Tue, 20/11/2018 - 13:05

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Pangaea-X tests exploration technology at a simulated Moon base on Lanzarote

The Cave Nebula in Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Sulfur

APOD - Tue, 20/11/2018 - 06:00

What's inside this cosmic cave? What's inside this cosmic cave?


Exploration makes perfect

ESA Top News - Mon, 19/11/2018 - 17:03

Testing the technology to explore other planets starts on Earth. While robots scout uncharted terrains, moonwalkers analyse rocks and send detailed geological descriptions to mission control. Artificial intelligence gets better with human interaction and the Moon is front of mind.

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