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Replay of first #SpacewalkForAMS  ESA · 5 hours
Video: 07:00:52 On Friday 15 November, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA's Andrew Morgan exited the Space Station airlock on the first of at least four spacewalks to... more
Image: Hubble spots a curious spiral  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
The universe is simply so vast that it can be difficult to maintain a sense of scale. Many galaxies we see through telescopes such as the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the source of this beautiful image,... more
Apply now for 2019 YGT opportunities!  ESA · 16 hours
More than 100 explorers wanted for this year’s Young Graduate Trainee opportunities at ESA! more
Coming soon: The Burn  ESA · 1 day
Image: In every mission, success or failure will depend at some point on just a single manoeuvre – like an engine burn – going right. Find out how... more
Proxima puts European space on silver screen  ESA · 1 day
Proxima is the new film from French filmmaker Alice Winocour, about an ESA astronaut training for a long-duration mission on the International... more
Spacewalk for AMS: Watch live with CERN and ESA  CERN · 2 days
Spacewalk for AMS: Watch live with CERN and ESA katebrad Thu, 11/14/2019 - 12:33 On Friday 15 November, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan... more
The shape of European space technology to come  ESA · 2 days
The space sector is in the midst of unprecedented change. Ahead of this month’s Space19+ Ministerial Council, where Europe’s space... more
Challenging spacewalks for Luca  ESA · 2 days
Video: 00:03:40 On 20 July 2019, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. During the Beyond mission he... more
Challenging EVA's for Luca  ESA · 2 days
Video: 00:03:40 On 20 July 2019, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. During the Beyond mission he... more
Behind the scenes – space-age physics  ESA · 2 days
Quietly and steadily, fundamental science for better materials on Earth runs on the International Space Station. While European commander Luca Parmitano is busy preparing... more
ESA's Mars orbiters did not see latest Curiosity methane burst  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In June, NASA's Curiosity rover reported the highest burst of methane recorded yet, but neither ESA's Mars Express nor the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter recorded any signs of... more
Video: Proba-2 watches Mercury transit  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
ESA's Proba-2 had a ring-side seat for the transit of Mercury on 11 November 2019. Proba-2 monitors the sun from Earth orbit and was able to spot Mercury's transit as a small black disc—seen here moving from left... more
Image: Aircraft nose dome assessed in ESA Hertz chamber  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
ESA test facilities can test more than just space hardware: here, the 2.0m-diameter nose of an Airbus A340 aircraft is seen in ESA's Hertz chamber, undergoing radio-frequency testing. more
Watch live: first #SpacewalkForAMS  ESA · 3 days
Tune in to ESA Web TV from 12:50 CET (11:50 GMT) this Friday 15 November to watch ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano become the first European to lead a... more
Key methane measurements at Mars  ESA · 3 days
Image: This graphic summarises significant measurement attempts of methane at Mars. Reports of methane have been made by Earth-based telescopes, ESA’s Mars Express from orbit around... more
Astronauts to test drive a lunar robot from the space station  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Astronauts could one day remotely control Moon and Mars rovers from orbit. An upcoming test aboard the International Space Station could help make this a possibility.... more
Aircraft nose job assessed in Hertz chamber  ESA · 3 days
Image: ESA test facilities can test more than just space hardware: here, the 2.0m-diameter nose of an Airbus A340 aircraft is seen... more
Improving new Aeolus wind data for forecasts  ESA · 3 days
Tests carried out show that new wind profile observations from ESA’s Aeolus satellite significantly improve weather forecasts – particularly in the southern... more
Leading the way  ESA · 4 days
Image: Four spacewalks in the coming weeks means a lot of prep work. ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is gearing up the first in a series of historic extravehicular activities or... more
Proba-2 watches Mercury transit  ESA · 4 days
Image: ESA's Proba-2 had a ring-side seat for the transit of Mercury on 11 November 2019.Proba-2 monitors the Sun from Earth orbit and was able to spot Mercury’s... more
Hubble Captures a Dozen Sunburst Arc Doppelgangers  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed a galaxy in the distant regions of the Universe which appears duplicated at... more
Image: Hubble touts a team of stars  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Within a galaxy hosting around 300 billion stars, here the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a mere handful or two—just about enough to form a single football team. These stellar "teammates" play under... more
Luca to lead most challenging spacewalks since Hubble repairs  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The date is set for ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano's first spacewalk of his Beyond mission. Friday 15 November marks the start of a series of complex spacewalks to service the... more
Call for media to Seville  ESA · 5 days
Press Release N° 20–2019 The ESA Council at Ministerial Level, Space 19+ -  www.esa.int/space19plus, will take place at FIBES in Seville, Spain, on 27 and 28 November 2019.  more
Hubble Observes Hidden Depths of NGC 772  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking new photo of a spiral galaxy called NGC 772. NGC 772 resides approximately... more
Ten Suns for 10 years  ESA · 5 days
Image: Last week marked a milestone for ESA’s Proba-2 satellite: 10 years of operation in orbit around the Earth. Since its launch on 2 November 2009,... more
NASA instrument to probe planet clouds on European mission  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA will contribute an instrument to a European space mission that will explore the atmospheres of hundreds of planets orbiting stars beyond our Sun, or exoplanets, for the first time. more
Luca to lead most challenging spacewalks since Hubble repairs  ESA · 1 week
The date is set for ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano’s first spacewalk of his Beyond mission. Friday 15 November... more
Call for media: Live event for Luca Parmitano’s first spacewalk of Beyond  ESA · 1 week
Press Release N° 19–2019 Media are invited to join ESA and CERN experts at the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany, 15 November... more
Image: Suitcase-sized asteroid explorer  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
This replica model of ESA's 'Miniaturised Asteroid Remote Geophysical Observer', or M-Argo, was on display at the Agency's recent Antennas workshop. It is the one of numerous small missions planned as part of ESA's Technology Strategy, being presented at this... more
How we heat-proofed ESA’s Mercury mission  ESA · 1 week
The BepiColombo mission to Mercury, closest planet to the Sun is currently millions of kilometres from Earth in deep space, more than a year... more
Hubble captures a dozen Sunburst Arc doppelgangers  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed a galaxy in the distant regions of the Universe which appears duplicated at least 12 times on the night sky. This unique sight, created by... more
Suitcase-sized asteroid explorer  ESA · 1 week
Image: This replica model of ESA’s ‘Miniaturised Asteroid Remote Geophysical Observer’, or M-Argo, was on display at the Agency’s recent Antennas workshop. It is the one of numerous small missions... more
Earth images in vogue  ESA · 1 week
Image: Images of Earth from space meet fashion this week as Vogue magazine features the ‘Fragility and Beauty’ exhibition in Milan, Italy. Through several satellite images, the Italian... more
How space helps seriously ill patients in air ambulances  ESA · 1 week
Medical emergencies are set to be better managed thanks to air ambulances being equipped with space-enabled technology.Air Ambulance... more
ESA practices cybersecurity  ESA · 1 week
What would happen if you couldn’t read this web article? more
ESA’s new ‘Farmageddon’ collection with Shaun the Sheep  ESA · 1 week
We’re celebrating the release of the second Shaun the Sheep movie, Farmageddon, which has a space theme leaning heavily on... more
Cargo load  ESA · 1 week
Image: The Cygnus NG-12 cargo vehicle hangs out after arriving to the International Space Station on 4 November.The latest resupply mission includes over 4 tonnes of science experiments, crew supplies, and station... more
ESA’s new ‘Farmageddon’ collection featuring Shaun the Sheep  ESA · 1 week
We’re celebrating the release of the second Shaun the Sheep movie, Farmageddon, which has a space theme leaning heavily on... more
Apollo astronaut champions Hera for planetary defence  ESA · 2 weeks
Having spent much of the 21st century developing planetary defence techniques, Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart is a strong supporter of ESA’s proposed... more
Image: Hubble views a not-so-lonely galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Galaxies may seem lonely, floating alone in the vast, inky blackness of the sparsely populated cosmos—but looks can be deceiving. This image of NGC 1706, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is a good example... more
Revealing interior temperature of Antarctic ice sheet  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As ESA's SMOS satellite celebrates 10 years in orbit, yet another result has been added to its list of successes. This remarkable satellite mission has shown that it can be used to measure how... more
Image: ESA's Juice model cast in gold for antenna tests  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a decade's time, an exciting new visitor will enter the Jovian system: ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, or Juice. As its name suggests, the mission will explore... more
Revealing interior temperature of Antarctic ice sheet  ESA · 2 weeks
As ESA’s SMOS satellite celebrates 10 years in orbit, yet another result has been added to its list of successes. This remarkable... more
Juice cast in gold  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: In a decade’s time, an exciting new visitor will enter the Jovian system: ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, or Juice. As its name suggests, the mission will... more
ESA remains confident it will fix ExoMars parachutes  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Top officials with the European Space Agency remain confident that they will be able to resolve the parachute problems that... more
Moonrise at Europe's mission control  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: After a spooky day of spacecraft operations, a crescent Moon rises over ESA's mission control in Darmstadt, Germany. Just next to it, to the bottom-right,... more
Beyond mission (portal homepage)  ESA · 2 weeks
Beyond mission ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano’s Beyond mission to the International Space Station more
Driving into the future  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: A highly autonomous self-driving shuttle has entered service at ESA’s technical heart. Its official inauguration took place on Tuesday, when it was assigned a suitably spacey name... more
Video: SMOS 10 years in orbit  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite has been in orbit for a decade. This remarkable satellite has not only exceeded its planned life in orbit, but also surpassed its original scientific goals. It... more
ESA's Technology Strategy for Space19+  ESA · 2 weeks
The space industry is in the midst of rapid, fundamental change. ESA's new Technology Strategy, seeking to draw maximum opportunities from the emerging trends and opportunities... more
Antarctic mist  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: As the Northern hemisphere tucks into longer nights, Antarctica bursts into its season of sunlight.After four months of night, the crew of Concordia research station, located on Dome C in the... more
Hubble Spots Stunning Ring Galaxy System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
NASA has released a breathtaking image snapped by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the Arp-Madore 2026-424 system. Arp-Madore 2026-424 is located some 704... more
In celebration of Halloween, Hubble captures ghostly cosmic face  nanowerk · 3 weeks
In celebration of Halloween, this new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures two galaxies of equal size in a collision that appears to resemble a ghostly face. more
Hubble captures cosmic face  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In celebration of Halloween, this new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures two galaxies of equal size in a collision that appears to resemble a ghostly face. This observation was made on 19 June 2019 in visible light... more
Image: Hubble captures the IC 4653 galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows IC 4653, a galaxy just over 80 million light-years from Earth. That may sound like quite a distance, but it's not that far on a... more
Contract seals deal for Biomass satellite’s ride into space  ESA · 3 weeks
Today, ESA and Arianespace signed a contract that secures the launch of the Earth Explorer Biomass satellite. With... more
Hubble Looks at Beautiful Spiral: NGC 1706  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing new photo of a face-on galaxy called NGC 1706. NGC 1706 is a... more
European network of operations centres takes shape  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA and the French Space Agency, CNES, have signed an important agreement that will see the two agencies improve interoperability between their... more
Woerner optimistic about ESA’s upcoming ministerial meeting  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
The head of the European Space Agency says he believes that member states will provide most, if not all, of the funding... more
Automating collision avoidance  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
ESA is preparing to use machine learning to protect satellites from the very real and growing danger of space debris. more
Air-breathing engine precooler achieves record-breaking Mach 5 performance  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
UK company Reaction Engines has tested its innovative precooler at airflow temperature conditions equivalent to Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound. This achievement marks a significant milestone in its... more
Luxembourg extends space resources work through new agreements with NASA and ESA  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Agreements with NASA and the European Space Agency are the latest steps by the government of Luxembourg to support its emerging space resources industry.... more
Air-breathing engine precooler achieves record-breaking Mach 5 performance  ESA · 3 weeks
UK company Reaction Engines has tested its innovative precooler at airflow temperature conditions equivalent to Mach 5, or five times... more
Automating collision avoidance  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA is preparing to use machine learning to protect satellites from the very real and growing danger of space debris.The Agency is developing a collision avoidance system that will automatically... more
New rocket fairing design offers smoother quieter ride  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Satellites are built to live in the harsh environment of space but engineers must also factor in the rigours of the journey there. ESA has helped RUAG Space Switzerland to develop new... more
New rocket fairing design offers smoother quieter ride  ESA · 4 weeks
Satellites are built to live in the harsh environment of space but engineers must also factor in the rigours of... more
Presenting ESA Web TV  ESA · 4 weeks
Tune in to ESA’s latest digital channel: ESA Web TV! This is ESA’s one-stop-shop for all live events from launches to lectures. more
A new look for ESA’s website  ESA · 4 weeks
Welcome to a new fresh look for our website! With a new content structure reflecting ESA’s ambitions for the future, and more focus on... more
Solar orbiter ready to depart Europe  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
ESA's Solar Orbiter mission has completed its test campaign in Europe and is now being packed ready for its journey to Cape Canaveral at the end of this month, ahead of launch in February 2020. more
Island afire  ESA · 4 weeks
Technology image of the week: ESA’s Proba-V catches smoke plumes rising from the island of Borneo more
Hubble Observes Dwarf Spiral: IC 4653  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a beautiful picture of the dwarf spiral galaxy IC 4653. IC 4653 is located approximately 80 million... more
Solar Orbiter ready to depart Europe  ESA · 4 weeks
ESA’s Solar Orbiter mission has completed its test campaign in Europe and is now being packed ready for its journey to Cape Canaveral at... more
ESA welcomes Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister  ESA · 4 weeks
Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider paid a special visit to ESA’s astronaut centre in Cologne, Germany today where he expressed commitment to strengthening... more
ESA to request $13.9 billion budget from member states  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
The European Space Agency will ask its 22 member states to commit to a budget of 12.5 billion... more
New high-mass X-ray binary detected in the Large Magellanic Cloud  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Using ESA's XMM-Newton spacecraft, an international team of astronomers has discovered a new, very young high-mass X-ray binary (HMXB) in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The newly found... more
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