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European link to NASA spacewalk  ESA · 2 days
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is gearing up to guide NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Nick Hague from his post at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston,... more
Arianespace Vega launches Italian imaging satellite  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
European launch provider Arianespace conducted its third launch of the year March 21, orbiting a remote-sensing satellite for the Italian Space Agency on a... more
Testing the value of artificial gravity for astronaut health  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Test subjects in Cologne, Germany will take to their beds for 60 days from 25 March as part of a groundbreaking study, funded by European Space Agency ESA and US... more
Image: Magnetometer boom built for ESA's mission to Jupiter  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A test version of the 10.5-m long magnetometer boom built for ESA's mission to Jupiter, developed by SENER in Spain, seen being tested at ESA's Test Centre in the Netherlands,... more
Giant ‘chimneys’ vent X-rays from Milky Way’s core  ESA · 3 days
By surveying the centre of our Galaxy, ESA’s XMM-Newton has discovered two colossal ‘chimneys’ funneling material from the vicinity of... more
Taking gravity from strength to strength  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Ten years ago, ESA launched one of its most innovative satellites. GOCE spent four years measuring a fundamental force of nature: gravity. This extraordinary mission not only yielded new insights into our gravity field, but led... more
Jupiter arm out  ESA · 4 days
Technology image of the week: Extending a 10.5-m long magnetometer boom held up by balloons for ESA’s Jupiter mission at the Agency’s Netherlands-based Test Centre more
Taking gravity from strength to strength  ESA · 4 days
Ten years ago, ESA launched one of its most innovative satellites. GOCE spent four years measuring a fundamental force of nature: gravity. This extraordinary... more
ESA's Hera asteroid mission borrows eyes of NASA's Dawn  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The mission to the smallest asteroid ever explored will employ the same main camera as the mission to the largest asteroids of all. ESA's proposed Hera spacecraft to the Didymos... more
Mars Camera CaSSIS Returns Spectacular Images  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Three years ago, on 14 March 2016, the Bernese Mars camera CaSSIS started its journey to Mars with the "ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter" spacecraft.... more
Hubble Looks at Giant Elliptical Galaxy Messier 49  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of an elliptical galaxy called Messier 49. Unlike spiral galaxies,... more
ESA’s Hera asteroid mission borrows eyes of NASA’s Dawn  ESA · 6 days
The mission to the smallest asteroid ever explored will employ the same main camera as the mission to... more
ESA Greenlight for UK's Air-breathing Rocket Engine  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
The development program of the world’s first air-breathing rocket engine has taken an additional significant step forward, which will lead to major... more
EU Shapes Its Future Space Policy Program  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
The EU is designing its space policy program for the years 2021-2027. EU ambassadors meeting in Coreper on Wednesday confirmed the common... more
ESA green light for UK's air-breathing rocket engine  ESA · 1 week
The development programme of the world’s first air-breathing rocket engine has taken an additional significant step forward, which will lead... more
ESA greenlight for UK's air-breathing rocket engine  ESA · 1 week
The development programme of the world’s first air-breathing rocket engine has taken an additional significant step forward, which will lead to major... more
Image: Heat sterilisation of Exomars parachute  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A technician places a nearly 70 kg parachute designed for ESA and Roscosmos's ExoMars 2020 mission inside the dry heater steriliser of the Agency's Life, Physical Sciences and Life Support Laboratory, based in its Netherlands technical centre. more
Cleaning Mars parachute  ESA · 2 weeks
Technology image of the week: A test version of the main ExoMars 2020 parachute being heat treated in an ESA oven to make it sterile enough for the Red Planet more
Cheops in the Clean Room  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The copper-colored baffle cover of ESA's Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, is seen in the clean room at Airbus Defence and Space Spain, Madrid.After completing spacecraft testing,... more
ESA lays down the law  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA and the European Centre for Space Law will soon hold a workshop all about space debris – including debris mitigation, legislation, standards and tools –... more
Microlaunchers to Grow Europe's Economy  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
A flourishing small satellites market is driving demand for new ways to access space. Recent industry feasibility studies backed by ESA for new microlauncher services, are... more
Hubble Sees Dazzling Globular Cluster: Messier 28  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Globular clusters are densely packed, spherical collections of hundreds of thousands or even millions of stars. They are among the oldest known... more
Space radiation detector can help to spot fake masterpieces  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Technology originally developed for CERN's Large Hadron Collider and then flown in space by ESA is now being used to analyse historic artworks, helping to detect forgeries. more
Working towards AI and Earth observation  ESA · 2 weeks
Satellites observing and measuring our planet deliver a huge amount of data that not only helps understand how our world is changing, but also... more
Microlaunchers to grow Europe’s economy  ESA · 2 weeks
A flourishing small satellites market is driving demand for new ways to access space. Recent industry feasibility studies backed by ESA for new microlauncher services, are... more
ESA helps business fly in space  ESA · 2 weeks
New ‘cubesat’ technology and falling launch costs mean that businesses, universities and other organisations are increasingly able to launch their own small satellites. Now... more
Space radiation detector can help to spot fake masterpieces  ESA · 2 weeks
Technology originally developed for CERN’s Large Hadron Collider and then flown in space by ESA is now being... more
Business with human and robotic exploration  ESA · 2 weeks
Space is profitable – each euro spent on the International Space Station produces €1.8 added value to European economies. Research in low Earth orbit... more
Hubble's dazzling display of two colliding galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Located in the constellation of Hercules, about 230 million light-years away, NGC 6052 is a pair of colliding galaxies. They were first discovered in 1784 by William Herschel and were originally classified as a... more
New observations for the new economy  ESA · 2 weeks
We all listen to weather forecasts and know they rely on satellite data. What may not be so obvious is that many other aspects... more
Video: The power of satellite data  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Satellites provides us with large volumes of spatio-temporal data, creating great opportunities for innovative entrepreneurs. ESA's Business Applications programme is supporting European projects to turn these data into solutions for a wide range of socio-economic situations,... more
Space workshops to power urban innovation  ESA · 2 weeks
In May, two workshops organised with the help of ESA, will foster industrial collaboration between space and non-space-based industry to boost urban innovation. more
What does the Milky Way weigh? Hubble and Gaia investigate  nanowerk · 2 weeks
We can't put the whole Milky Way on a scale, but astronomers have been able to come up with one of the most accurate measurements yet of our... more
Hubble and Gaia accurately weigh the Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a striking example of multi-mission astronomy, measurements from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the ESA Gaia mission have been combined to improve the estimate of the mass of our home... more
The power of satellites  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA's Business Applications programme turns space data into benefits on Earth more
ESA helps firms large and small prosper in global satcom market  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hundreds of space companies in Europe and Canada—ranging from small and medium-sized enterprises to international consortia—have boosted their business by partnering with ESA. more
ESA helps firms large and small prosper in global satcom market  ESA · 2 weeks
Hundreds of space companies in Europe and Canada—ranging from small and medium-sized enterprises to... more
Last chance!  ESA · 2 weeks
Hurry, 1 April is the closing date for applications to join the Metalysis–ESA Grand Challenge and win half a million euros more
ESA Gives Go-ahead for Smile Mission with China  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer, Smile, has been given the green light for implementation by ESA’s Science Programme... more
ESA's space weather mission to be protected against stormy sun  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
ESA is planning Earth's first dedicated space weather observatory to warn of potentially harmful turbulence in our parent star. Like a referee at a sports game, the Lagrange... more
The science circling above us on the Space Station  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The International Space Station orbits Earth, 400 km above our heads, running scientific experiments that cannot be done anywhere else. Read on for our bi-weekly update on European science in... more
Image: Aurora Australis  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Many people hope to catch a glimpse of these reddish-green swirls of colour floating in the polar skies. Few are as lucky as ESA astronaut Tim Peake, who captured this dazzling display of the aurora Australis from the International Space... more
Are small satellites the solution for space weather monitoring?  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
With key space weather satellites expected to fail before U.S. and European agencies launch replacements, “small satellites may... more
How ESA helps launch bright ideas and new careers  ESA · 3 weeks
Hundreds of innovative companies—many with little or no direct connections to the space industry—have prospered from forming partnerships... more
The science circling above us on the Space Station  ESA · 3 weeks
The International Space Station orbits Earth, 400 km above our heads, running scientific experiments that cannot be done... more
ESA gives go-ahead for SMILE mission with China  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer, SMILE, has been given the green light for implementation by ESA's Science Programme Committee. The announcement clears the way for full development of this new... more
ESA gives go-ahead for Smile mission with China  ESA · 3 weeks
The Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer, Smile, has been given the green light for implementation by ESA’s Science Programme... more
World’s best telescopes target asteroids for ESA’s Hera mission  ESA · 3 weeks
In the coming days the largest and most powerful telescopes in Europe and South America will be trained... more
Ancient Mars Had Planet-Wide Groundwater System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Observations by ESA’s Mars Express orbiter show evidence of an ancient planet-wide groundwater system on the Red Planet. “Early Mars was a watery world,... more
Cluster Mission Helps Solve Mysteries of Geomagnetic Storms  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
In a powerful example of combining multi-mission satellite data with computer simulations, scientists have used ESA's Cluster mission to reveal... more
Spectacular Galaxy Collision Captured by Hubble: NGC 6052  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
A stunning new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures an ongoing cosmic collision between two disk galaxies. NGC... more
Help shape ESA’s space science programme  ESA · 3 weeks
How did our Milky Way galaxy form? How do black holes grow? What is the origin of our Solar System? Are there other worlds... more
Arianespace Successfully Performs the First of 21 Launches for the OneWeb Constellation  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Arianespace’s second launch of the year - took place on Wednesday, February 27, at 6:37 p.m., (Kourou time) from the Guiana Space Center (CSG),... more
The way back to the Moon  ESA · 3 weeks
How close are we to putting people back on the lunar surface? ESA experts give their view in this Seeker video more
Astrobotic Team Selected by ESA to Study Delivery of Lunar Resources Mission  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Astrobotic announced that a team led by Airbus has been competitively selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to study the delivery of a... more
Europe's satellites flying blind as space junk spreads: ESA adviser  REUTERS · 3 weeks
Europe needs its own technology to guard against a growing threat to its satellites from space... more
ESTEC, at your service  ESA · 3 weeks
How could your business make use of the unique labs and test resources of ESA's technical heart? Attend the ESTEC Technical Infrastructure Evolution Workshop on 19 March to... more
Cluster reveals inner workings of earth's cosmic particle accelerator  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using unprecedented in-situ data from ESA's Cluster mission, scientists have shed light on the ever-changing nature of Earth's shield against cosmic radiation, its bow shock, revealing how this particle accelerator... more
What remains of stars  ESA · 4 weeks
Space Science Image of the Week: In this view of galaxy NGC 300, ESA’s XMM-Newton reveals the glow from remnants of past stellar generations more
What remains of the stars  ESA · 4 weeks
Space Science Image of the Week: In this view of galaxy NGC 300, ESA’s XMM-Newton reveals the glow from remnants of past stellar generations more
Hubble Observes ‘Intergalactic Wanderer’  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed the massive, luminous globular cluster NGC 2419, also known as the ‘Intergalactic Wanderer.’ Globular clusters are densely packed, spherical... more
Planning for Extra Hera Flyby  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
ESA’s proposed Hera mission will already visit two asteroids: the Didymos binary pair. The Hera team hopes to boost that number by performing a flyby of... more
Earth’s Hydrogen Geocorona Extends Well Beyond Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Recent observations from the NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) show that the Earth’s hydrogen envelope reaches up to 391,500 miles (630,000... more
LO­FAR Ra­dio Tele­scope Re­veals Secrets of Solar Storms  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
An international team of scientists led by a researcher from Trinity College Dublin and University of Helsinki announced a major... more
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Taking gravity from strength to strength
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Call for media: Cheops ready for launch in October
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ESA’s Hera asteroid mission borrows eyes of NASA’s Dawn
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ESA greenlight for UK's air-breathing rocket engine
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Space radiation detector can help to spot fake masterpieces
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ESA joins with business to invent the future of navigation
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Hubble and Gaia accurately weigh the Milky Way
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ESA helps firms large and small prosper in global satcom market
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How ESA helps launch bright ideas and new careers
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ESA’s space weather mission to be protected against stormy Sun
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The way back to the Moon
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