Micro-Cameras and Space Exploration to join Pioneer-IODA project  ESA · 1 day
Space cameras to monitor the deployment of satellites and check the health of spacecraft will be developed under the Pioneer-IODA... more
ESA renews focus on Canary Islands for laser operations  ESA · 1 day
Their winning combination of high altitudes and clear skies make Spain’s Canary Islands one of the world's best... more
ESA responding to EU’s REACH chemical law  ESA · 1 day
The EU’s REACH regulation limits the use of potentially harmful chemicals to safeguard European citizens and the environment. But REACH also throws... more
Einstein's triumph  ESA · 1 day
Celebrating a century of gravity experiments since the first test that proved Einstein’s theory during a solar eclipse on 29 May 1919 more
Western Pakistan  ESA · 1 day
Earth observation image of the week: the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over western Pakistan and an important wetland area more
A unique experiment to explore black holes  ESA · 2 days
What happens when two supermassive black holes collide? Combining the observing power of two future ESA missions, Athena and LISA, would allow... more
Gravity to the max  ESA · 3 days
Technology image of the week: ESA’s Large Diameter Centrifuge gives European researchers access to high gravity environments for testing more
Open Days  ESA · 4 days
Schoolchildren had hands-on experience with Earth observation at the Living Planet Symposium last week more
Zero-G Spiderman  ESA · 4 days
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: A parabolic flight experiment tests perception in altered gravity states more
Vega to take Spain’s SEOSAT–Ingenio into orbit  ESA · 5 days
ESA and Arianespace have signed a contract that secure the SEOSAT–Ingenio Earth observation satellite’s ride into orbit next year on a Vega... more
Gravity wonders  ESA · 5 days
Space Science Image of the Week: Black holes provide an extreme cosmic laboratory to test some of the strongest gravity fields in the Universe more
CDF podcast  ESA · 5 days
NASA's Small Steps, Giant Leaps podcast interviews ESA engineer Torsten Bieler on the Agency's Concurrent Design Facility and concurrent engineering for space more
Living Planet highlights  ESA · 1 week
As the biggest Earth observation conference in the world draws to a close, we take a look back on some of the week’s highlights more
Back to the future  ESA · 1 week
ESA’s Josef Aschbacher reflects on the highlights of this week’s Living Planet Symposium and discusses taking Earth observation into the future more
Satellites yield insight into not so permanent permafrost  ESA · 1 week
Ice is without doubt one of the first casualties of climate change, but the effects of our warming world are... more
Developing a high-performance rocket motor for the Heracles mission to the Moon  ESA · 1 week
ESA has kicked off an activity with the British-Norwegian supplier Nammo to develop a high-performance rocket motor for its lunar exploration program. more
Po Valley  ESA · 1 week
Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us over the Po Valley in northern Italy more
Mission control 'saves science'  ESA · 1 week
Every minute, ESA’s Earth observation satellites gather dozens of gigabytes of data about our planet – enough information to fill the pages on a 100-metre long bookshelf. Flying... more
A quarter of glacier ice in West Antarctica is now unstable  ESA · 1 week
By combining 25 years of ESA satellite data, scientists have discovered that warming ocean... more
Take a deep breath  ESA · 1 week
With air pollution a global concern, satellites provide vital information about air quality to help understand how to keep our planet breathable more
The air we breathe  ESA · 1 week
Air pollution is a global environmental health problem, especially for those living in urban areas. Not only does it negatively impact our ecosystems, it considerably affects our health.... more
Where science meets art  ESA · 1 week
New exhibition ‘Fragility and Beauty – taking the pulse of our planet from space’ opens in Milan, Italy more
From canals to craters  ESA · 1 week
Mars was once believed to be criss-crossed by a system of irrigation canals – dark troughs that sliced across the planet’s surface, excavated by an intelligent society of... more
World Space Alliance kicks off  ESA · 1 week
While scientists and data users continue to discuss the latest findings about our changing world and the space technologies that are needed to learn more, this... more
Reprogrammable satellite takes shape  ESA · 1 week
The payload and platform of the first European satellite that can be completely reprogrammed after launch have been successfully joined together. The assembly of Eutelsat Quantum took place... more
Monitoring Earth’s shifting land  ESA · 1 week
The monitoring of land subsidence is of vital importance for low-lying countries, but also areas which are prone to peculiar ground instability. more
3D Earth in the making  ESA · 1 week
A thorough understanding of the ‘solid Earth’ system is essential for deciphering the links between processes occurring deep inside Earth and those occurring nearer the surface... more
Proba-V is six  ESA · 1 week
Technology image of the week: the snow-capped peaks of New Zealand’s South Island, taken by ESA’s Earth-observing minisatellite, into its sixth year in orbit more
Water cycle wrapped  ESA · 1 week
As our climate changes, the availability of freshwater is a growing issue for many people around the world. Understanding the water cycle and how the climate and human usage is... more
Downstream Gateway: bringing space down to Earth  ESA · 1 week
ESA is launching its Downstream Gateway, a ‘one-stop shop’ service for all downstream opportunities, creating links between new and emerging business sectors... more
Bringing space down to Earth  ESA · 1 week
ESA is launching its Downstream Gateway, a ‘one-stop shop’ service for all downstream opportunities, creating links between new and emerging business sectors and the capabilities being... more
Tug-of-war drives magnetic north sprint  ESA · 1 week
As far as we know, Earth’s magnetic north has always wandered, but it has recently gained new momentum and is making a dash towards Siberia at... more
The global thaw  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA’s satellites observing Earth’s cryosphere provide key information to understand and respond to global thawing more
Contracts signed for prototype of a highly-optimised black upper stage  ESA · 2 weeks
Rocket upper stages are commonly made of aluminium but switching to carbon composites lowers cost and... more
Gamma flash  ESA · 2 weeks
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: first ever image of a terrestrial gamma-ray flash more
Mapping salty waters  ESA · 2 weeks
The length and precision with which climate scientists can track the salinity, or saltiness, of the oceans is set to improve dramatically according to researchers working as part of ESA’s... more
New potential for tracking severe storms  ESA · 2 weeks
Even just within the last couple of months, Cyclones Fani, Idai and Kenneth have brought devastation to millions. With the frequency and severity of... more
Shaped by ice  ESA · 2 weeks
A nifty way of processing data from ESA’s CryoSat mission yields a high-resolution view of Antarctica in 3D more
Jakobshavn Isbrae Glacier bucks the trend  ESA · 2 weeks
Our planet works in mysterious ways. We are all used to hearing about the world’s ice being the first casualty of climate change and,... more
Space Station science looking at Earth  ESA · 2 weeks
In this edition of our bi-weekly update on European research run on the International Space Station, we’re taking our cue from the Living Planet... more
How Venus and Mars can teach us about Earth  ESA · 2 weeks
One has a thick poisonous atmosphere, one has hardly any atmosphere at all, and one is just right... more
Joining forces on Earth science to benefit society  ESA · 2 weeks
With human activity leaving its indelible mark on the landscape and affecting the climate, our natural world is changing faster... more
Spotlight on the pulse of our planet  ESA · 2 weeks
Satellites deliver crucial information to help solve what is our biggest global problem: climate change. As well as taking the pulse of... more
Pale blue dot – or not?  ESA · 2 weeks
Space Science Image of the Week: Earth’s evil twin Venus offers a natural laboratory to study the outcome of a runaway greenhouse effect more
Surpassing expectations  ESA · 2 weeks
Learn how each Earth Explorer satellite continues to surpass expectations by revealing new insights into our planet more
Living Planet replay  ESA · 2 weeks
The biggest Earth observation conference in the world got underway today in Milan, Italy. Watch the replay of the opening session more
Beyond news conference  ESA · 2 weeks
Watch a replay of the news conference with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano ahead of his Beyond mission to the International Space Station. more
Living Planet  ESA · 2 weeks
Follow the top stories from ESA's Living Planet Symposium where thousands are gathered to hear the latest results on taking the pulse of our planet from space more
Origami-inspired materials could soften the blow for reusable spacecraft
Finding the cause of capacity loss in a metal-oxide battery material
A collaboration between art and science explores the turbulent physics of eddies
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What caused the fireballs that lit up the sky over Australia?
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