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SpaceX to deliver Space Station science  ESA · 4 hours
Three exciting ESA experiments are soon headed to the International Space Station on board a Dragon resupply mission. The SpaceX cargo vehicle is slated... more
ExoMars radio science instrument readied for Red Planet  ESA · 4 hours
An ambitious instrument for ESA’s ExoMars 2020 mission has passed its testing in conditions resembling those on the Red Planet.... more
Hubble Snaps Beautiful Image of NGC 3169  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 hours
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing new photo of the spiral galaxy NGC 3169. NGC 3169 is located approximately... more
New hard X-ray eclipsing polar identified  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Using ESA's XMM-Newton and NASA's Swift spacecraft, astronomers have found that a hard X-ray source known as 2PBCJ0658.0-1746 is an eclipsing magnetic cataclysmic variable of the polar type. The finding, presented in a paper published July... more
Luca Parmitano returns to the International Space Station  ESA · 2 days
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has arrived at the International Space Station following a six-hour journey alongside crewmates NASA astronaut Andrew... more
We have liftoff  ESA · 2 days
Watch the replay of ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano's liftoff from Baikonur cosmodrome in the Soyuz MS-13. Next stop: Space Station. more
Angelic halo orbit chosen for humankind's first lunar outpost  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Mission planners at NASA and ESA's Operations Centre (ESOC) have spent months debating the pros and cons of different orbits, and have now decided on the path of the Lunar... more
Shaun the Sheep completes astronaut training with ESA  ESA · 3 days
Children’s film character Shaun the Sheep has completed his microgravity training ahead of the launch of his second animated feature... more
Powering the future with lunar soil  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Building a lunar base would be one of the next logical steps in our exploration of the solar system, but the survival of a future crew depends on access to a reliable source of energy. An... more
Replay: Earth Explorer 9  ESA · 4 days
Relive the User Consultation Meeting, which forms a critical part of the decision-making process as to whether FORUM or SKIM will be ESA’s next Earth Explorer more
Angelic halo orbit chosen for humankind’s first lunar outpost  ESA · 4 days
Mission planners at NASA and ESA’s Operations Centre (ESOC) have spent months debating the pros and cons of... more
Powering the future with lunar soil  ESA · 4 days
Building a lunar base would be one of the next logical steps in our exploration of the Solar System, but the survival of a... more
Building a toolkit for the Moon  ESA · 4 days
As the world celebrates 50 years since the first lunar landing, the team at ESA’s astronaut centre is looking to the future of lunar... more
Europe celebrates a launch and a landing  ESA · 5 days
Space is in the spotlight across Europe and Beyond as Saturday 20 July marks both the 50th anniversary of the first lunar... more
Beyond launch – watch live  ESA · 5 days
This Saturday 20 July at 18:28 CEST (16:28 GMT) ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, NASA astronaut Drew Morgan and Roscosmos commander Alexander Skvortsov will be launched to... more
Third European service module for Orion to ferry astronauts on Moon landing  ESA · 5 days
NASA and ESA have a long term plan for Europe to deliver a the European Service Module for the Orion spacecraft. With NASA’s announcement... more
Image: Chang'e-4 lander  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
At a time when ESA is looking forward to future lunar exploration, it turns out there is already some small but crucial ESA-developed hardware in operation on the far side of the moon. more
ESA identifies demand for satellites around the moon  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Dozens of very different commercial and institutional missions to the moon are planned for the coming decades. more
ESA confirms asteroid will miss Earth in 2019  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Asteroid 2006 QV89, a small object 20 to 50 metres in diameter, was in the news lately because of a very small, one-in-7000 chance of impact with Earth on 9 September 2019. more
ESA microchip on Moon  ESA · 5 days
Technology image of the week: China’s Chang’e-4 mission on the far side of the Moon is employing an ESA-developed LEON microprocessor more
ESA confirms asteroid will miss Earth in 2019  ESA · 6 days
Asteroid 2006 QV89, a small object 20 to 50 metres in diameter, was in the news lately because of a very... more
ESA identifies demand for satellites around the Moon  ESA · 6 days
Dozens of very different commercial and institutional missions to the Moon are planned for the coming decades. These encompass everything... more
Gaia starts mapping our galaxy’s bar  ESA · 6 days
The first direct measurement of the bar-shaped collection of stars at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy has been made by combining data... more
Gaia's biggest operation since launch  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
On Tuesday 16 July, teams at ESA's mission control will perform an "orbit change maneuver" on the Gaia space observatory—the biggest operation since the spacecraft was launched in 2013. more
Gaia’s biggest operation since launch  ESA · 6 days
On Tuesday 16 July, teams at ESA’s mission control will perform an ‘orbit change manoeuvre’ on the Gaia space observatory – the biggest operation since the... more
Earth Explorer 9  ESA · 1 week
Will FORUM or SKIM be ESA’s next Earth Explorer mission? Follow the discussions live from the User Consultation Meeting on 16–17 July more
Gaia’s biggest operation since launch and commissioning  ESA · 1 week
On Tuesday 16 July, teams at ESA’s mission control will perform an ‘orbit change manoeuvre’ on the Gaia space observatory – the... more
Image: Earth and an eclipsed moon  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
SMART-1, ESA's first mission to the moon, captured this series of unique images of our home planet Earth and the moon during a total lunar eclipse. more
Hubble Sees Multi-Armed Spiral Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking new photo of the spiral galaxy NGC 2985. NGC 2985 was discovered by the British astronomer William... more
Lunar eclipse  ESA · 1 week
Space Science Image of the Week: ESA’s SMART-1 spacecraft captured this view of a lunar eclipse on its way to the Moon in 2004 more
Russia Launches Spektr-RG, a New X-Ray Observatory, into Space  SPACE.COM · 1 week
A Russian and European all-sky-survey satellite is safely in space following a successful launch on a Proton rocket in Saturday (July 13). more
On This Day in Space! July 12, 1989: Olympus Communications Satellite Launches  SPACE.COM · 1 week
On July 12, 1989, the European Space Agency launched an experimental communications satellite named Olympus-1. See how it happened in our "On This Day... more
Using satellite information to rebuild after a disaster  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
ESA and the Asian Development Bank have joined forces to help the Indonesian government use satellite information to guide the redevelopment following the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the provincial capital of... more
Using satellite information to help rebuild after a disaster  ESA · 1 week
ESA and the Asian Development Bank have joined forces to help the Indonesian government use satellite information to... more
Probe starts after UAE satellite lost in failed Vega launch  REUTERS · 2 weeks
An investigation is under way after a European Vega rocket failed after take-off, destroying a military... more
Hubble discovers mysterious black hole disc  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed an unexpected thin disc of material encircling a supermassive black hole at the heart of the spiral galaxy NGC 3147, located 130 million light-years away. more
Vega Flight VV15 failure: Arianespace and ESA appoint an independent inquiry commission  ESA · 2 weeks
Arianespace announced today, 11 July, 2019, the failure of Flight VV15 carrying the FalconEye1 satellite. This was the first Vega failure after 14 successful... more
Modelling tides in the Arctic Ocean  ESA · 2 weeks
We are all aware of the ebb and flow of the tide every day, but understanding tidal flow is important for a range of... more
Watch Live Now: Vega Rocket Launching UAE Satellite  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The European launch provider Arianespace will use a Vega rocket to launch the new FalconEye1 Earth observation satellite for the United Arab Emirates today (July 10). It will lift off from the... more
Upside-down, 3-D-printed skin and bone for Mars explorers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
3-D printing human tissue could help keep astronauts healthy all the way to Mars. An ESA project has produced its first bioprinted skin and bone samples. more
Image: X-ray serendipity  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The purple lines and blotches scattered across this image show something incredible: all of the X-ray sources that were serendipitously detected—that is, not intentionally targeted—by ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray space observatory from 2000 to 2017. more
On This Day in Space! July 10, 1962: 1st Private Space Mission Launches  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
On July 10, 1962, the communications satellite Telstar 1 was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a mission to beam live television... more
Space shuttle  ESA · 2 weeks
Technology image of the week: this driverless shuttle will soon be tested at ESA’s technical heart in the Netherlands more
October’s ESA Open Day looks to the Moon  ESA · 2 weeks
Come to ESA’s technical heart this October to meet veteran Apollo astronauts and hear from engineers designing future European missions... more
ESA’s Mars Express Spots Dust Storms at Martian North Pole  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
ESA’s Mars Express orbiter has observed several local and regional dust storms brewing at the north... more
Two tiny supercomputing Pioneer nanosatellites launched  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The latest ESA Partnership Projects mission has launched two tiny supercomputing nanosatellites aboard a Soyuz rocket from Vostochny in Russia. more
Dust storms swirl at the north pole of Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
ESA's Mars Express has been keeping an eye on local and regional dust storms brewing at the north pole of the Red Planet over the last month, watching as they... more
ESAIL undergoes its final preparations for launch  ESA · 2 weeks
The ESAIL microsatellite developed under ESA’s programme for tracking ships at sea is going through its final tests ahead of launch. more
Serendipity  ESA · 2 weeks
Space Science Image of the Week: While observing the sky in X-rays, ESA’s XMM-Newton spots thousands and thousands of serendipitous sources more
Hubble Views Lonely Dwarf Galaxy: NGC 1156  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a beautiful image of the dwarf irregular galaxy NGC 1156, one of the best targets... more
Go Beyond  ESA · 2 weeks
We're counting down the days to ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano's second mission to the ISS. The Beyond collection is now available in the ESA Space Shop! more
Celebrating diversity in science  CERN · 2 weeks
Celebrating diversity in science achintya Fri, 07/05/2019 - 08:33 The LGBTQ+ Pride flat seen in front of an LHC dipole at CERN (Image: CERN) On the International Day... more
Jumping space robot ‘flies’ like a spacecraft  ESA · 3 weeks
Astronauts on the Moon found themselves hopping around, rather than simply walking. Switzerland’s SpaceBok planetary exploration robot has followed their example, launching... more
Dust storms swirl at the north pole of Mars  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA’s Mars Express has been keeping an eye on local and regional dust storms brewing at the north... more
ESA’s wandering eye  ESA · 3 weeks
Discover the 1-m telescope on the volcanic island of Tenerife, Spain, providing crucial information on space debris and risky asteroids more
Four partial eclipses  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA’s Proba-2 saw four partial eclipses from space during the 2 July total solar eclipse more
Join ɸ-week  ESA · 3 weeks
Join ESA’s ɸ-week on 9–13 September to hear all about the latest trends in Earth observation and to explore the space business of tomorrow. Registration closes 25 July more
Four Asteroids Travel Along Tilted Orbits in Trance-Like ESA Video  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
As a spacecraft ambitiously maps over a billion stars, it is also discovering new asteroids whose orbits are mesmerizing, as seen in a new video. more
Hubble captures cosmic fireworks in ultraviolet  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Hubble offers a special view of the double star system Eta Carinae's expanding gases glowing in red, white, and blue. This is the highest resolution image of Eta Carinae taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. more
Hubble Sees Dusty Star-Forming Galaxy: NGC 972  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking new photo of the spiral galaxy NGC 972. NGC 972 resides in the... more
Ready to rock  ESA · 3 weeks
We're celebrating Asteroid Day with these new Hera Mission designs on t-shirts, polos and a patch. Available now in the ESA Space Shop. more
Gaia's asteroid discoveries  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Animated view of more than 14 000 asteroids in our Solar System from the catalogue in the second data release of ESA's Gaia satellite, published in 2018. more
Asteroids old and new  ESA · 3 weeks
A visualisation of the orbits of asteroids observed by ESA’s Gaia satellite, including four recent discoveries more
When CubeSats meet asteroid  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA’s Hera mission for planetary defence, being designed to survey the smallest asteroid ever explored, is really three spacecraft in one. The main mothership will carry two briefcase-sized... more
A chaos found only on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The cracked, uneven, jumbled landscape seen in this image from ESA's Mars Express forms an intriguing type of terrain that cannot be found on Earth: chaotic terrain. more
Eclipse ready  ESA · 4 weeks
ESA’s Proba-2 will see four partial eclipses while observers in parts of Chile and Argentina will enjoy a total solar eclipse on 2 July more
Astronomers Find Ionized Buckyballs in Interstellar Medium  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed the presence of ionized (electrically-charged) buckminsterfullerene in the interstellar medium — the gas... more
Lanzarote and ESA, united by space  ESA · 4 weeks
Astronauts, astrobiologists and space engineers will continue to explore the volcanic landscapes of Spain’s Canary Island of Lanzarote to prepare for expeditions to other... more
A chaos found only on Mars  ESA · 4 weeks
 The cracked, uneven, jumbled landscape seen in this image from ESA’s Mars Express forms an intriguing type of terrain that cannot be found on... more
ESA expertise to support Portugal’s launch programme  ESA · 4 weeks
Portugal is developing the infrastructure for a national spaceport on one of the islands of the Azores archipelago, Santa Maria, a European launch... more
Video: ESA defending Earth  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Hera will show us things we've never seen before. Astrophysicist and and Queen guitarist Brian May tells the story of the ESA mission that would be humanity's first-ever spacecraft to visit a double asteroid. more
Modelling galactic settlement  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
What looks like a still of an exploding firework is actually taken from an ESA simulation of humankind's expansion across the stars, produced for an international competition. Each dot is a habitable star system, with the colored stripes representing interstellar... more
Celebrating Asteroid Day with ESA and the world  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Summer in the Northern hemisphere has arrived and with it the long, sunny days and hot, sticky nights. more
Video: ESA defending Earth  ESA · 4 weeks
For Asteroid Day, Queen guitarist Brian May tells the story of ESA's Hera asteroid mission, Europe's contribution to an audacious international planetary defence test more
Holey moly  ESA · 4 weeks
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Aorounga impact crater in Chad imaged from space by ESA astronaut Tim Peake more
ESA marks Asteroid Day on 30 June  ESA · 4 weeks
ESA will be participating in this year’s Asteroid Day, the UN-endorsed global awareness campaign day on the small rocky bodies scattered across... more
Space physicists send instrument to target comets  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Space physicists at Umeå University, Sweden, develop measuring instruments for the spaceship Comet Interceptor. The vessel has been selected to be part of the European Space Agency's ESA program to target comets that have... more
Hubble Space Telescope Observes Hidden Depths of Messier 98  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
NASA has released a spectacularly detailed image captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope that shows a spiral... more
ESA celebrates Asteroid Day on 30 June  ESA · 4 weeks
ESA will be participating in this year’s Asteroid Day, the UN-endorsed global awareness campaign day on the small rocky bodies scattered across... more
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ExoMars radio science instrument readied for Red Planet
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Luca Parmitano returns to the International Space Station
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Angelic halo orbit chosen for humankind’s first lunar outpost
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Gaia starts mapping our galaxy’s bar
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Upside-down 3D-printed skin and bone, for humans to Mars
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Jumping space robot ‘flies’ like a spacecraft
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