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The shape of European space technology to come  ESA · 1 hour
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 · 1 hour
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 hours
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 · 19 hours
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
Bushfires rage in Australia  ESA · 21 hours
Image: The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission captured the multiple bushfires burning across Australia’s east coast. Around 150 fires are still burning in New South Wales and Queensland, with hot... more
Watch live: first #SpacewalkForAMS  ESA · 23 hours
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 · 1 day
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
Space Talks 2019: bringing space to you  ESA · 1 day
The second series of European Space Talks concluded on 31 October, in a campaign that gave thousands of people, whether enthusiasts or... more
Aircraft nose job assessed in Hertz chamber  ESA · 1 day
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 · 2 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 · 2 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
Rosetta's ongoing science  ESA · 2 days
Video: 00:04:38 On 12 November 2014 Philae became the first spacecraft to land on a comet as part of the successful Rosetta mission to study Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Five years later,... more
Proba-2 watches Mercury transit  ESA · 2 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
Call for media to Seville  ESA · 3 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
Ten Suns for 10 years  ESA · 3 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
Luca to lead most challenging spacewalks since Hubble repairs  ESA · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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
How we heat-proofed ESA’s Mercury mission  ESA · 6 days
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
Earth from Space: Holbox Island  ESA · 6 days
Video: 00:02:41 In this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Holbox Island, off the Quintana Roo coast... more
Holbox Island, Mexico  ESA · 6 days
Image: The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Holbox Island, off the Quintana Roo coast of Mexico. The island is separated from mainland Mexico by a shallow lagoon. This false-colour... more
Ozone hole set to close  ESA · 6 days
The size of the ozone hole fluctuates – usually forming each year in August, with its peak in October, before finally closing in late November or... more
Suitcase-sized asteroid explorer  ESA · 7 days
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
A new type of fire, the fuel of the future?  ESA · 7 days
Later this month a Texus rocket will launch from Esrange, Sweden, that will travel about 260... more
Earth images in vogue  ESA · 7 days
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
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Growing tissues in space  ESA · 1 week
Tissue engineering is a fast-developing field reaching new heights thanks to space research. An experiment on the International Space Station is opening up possibilities to grow artificial blood... 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
ECSL Board 2019-2021  ESA · 1 week
In 2019 the ECSL Board Member election for the period 2019 – 2021 took place. The ECSL is delighted to be sharing the results of these elections and wishes to... more
Apollo astronaut champions Hera for planetary defence  ESA · 1 week
Having spent much of the 21st century developing planetary defence techniques, Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart is a strong supporter of ESA’s proposed... more
A decade probing the Sun  ESA · 1 week
Ten years ago, a small satellite carrying 17 new devices, science instruments and technology experiments was launched into orbit, on a mission to investigate our star... more
Revealing interior temperature of Antarctic ice sheet  ESA · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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
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
Earth from Space: Halloween crack  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 00:02:57 In this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over cracks in the Brunt ice shelf, which... more
Halloween crack  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over cracks in the Brunt ice shelf, which lies in the Weddell Sea sector of Antarctica.Using radar images from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, the animation... 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
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
SMOS 10 years in orbit  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 00:04:57 SMOS has been in orbit for a decade. This remarkable satellite has not only exceeded its planned life in orbit, but also surpassed its... more
Space Station Cygnus special  ESA · 2 weeks
Another two weeks have flown by at 28 000 km an hour on the International Space Station and the astronauts are preparing to step outside again for a... 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
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