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
Best bits of Beyond  ESA · 5 hours
Watch the highlights of Luca Parmitano's launch and docking to the International Space Station. more
ExoMars radio science instrument readied for Red Planet  ESA · 5 hours
An ambitious instrument for ESA’s ExoMars 2020 mission has passed its testing in conditions resembling those on the Red Planet.... more
10 million star puzzle  ESA · 11 hours
Space Science Image of the Week: Omega Centauri, a unique star cluster, rises high in Chilean skies for ground-based observers 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
From Stockholm to space  ESA · 2 days
A constellation of European astronauts, dancing beats under the stars and a live connection with the International Space Station will kick off the Stockholm Culture Festival at the... more
Beyond launch full replay  ESA · 2 days
Watch the full replay of Luca Parmitano being launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in a Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft. 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
Europeans in Apollo: First flag on the Moon?  ESA · 3 days
The flag-like Solar Wind Composition Experiment was the first experiment set up by the Apollo 11 astronauts on 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
Palm oil plantations  ESA · 3 days
Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-2 captures palm oil plantations in East Kalimantan - the Indonesian part of the island Borneo 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
The Moon camera  ESA · 5 days
Hasselblad cameras are synonymous with the Apollo missions. We visited Gothenburg to find out how a Swedish camera made it to the Moon. 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
Beyond live  ESA · 5 days
Tune in Saturday 20 July to watch the launch of Luca Parmitano to the International Space Station live from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. 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
#nofilter  ESA · 6 days
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface, taken by Neil Armstrong after Apollo 11 Moon landing more
To the Moon – down south  ESA · 6 days
Half a century ago humans stepped on the Moon for the first time in a set of sorties that awed the world. Over the... 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
Apollo 11 launch pad  ESA · 6 days
Celebrating 50 years since Apollo 11 blasted off carrying the first humans that would walk on the Moon, Copernicus Sentinel-2 captures this historic launch site 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
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
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
Mount Fuji  ESA · 1 week
Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us over the snow-capped Mount Fuji in Japan 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
Flight VV15: Mission failure  ESA · 2 weeks
Approximately two minutes after the Vega launcher’s liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana, a launcher anomaly occurred shortly after ignition of the Zefiro 23 second stage –... 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
Aux thrusters are GO  ESA · 2 weeks
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Progress on the second European Service Model that will power the Orion spacecraft’s Artemis 2 mission more
Preparing science Beyond Earth  ESA · 2 weeks
The next astronauts to join the International Space Station are on their marks for their launch to Earth’s orbit on 20 July, a date that also commemorates the... 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
What’s happening to Greenland’s ice?  ESA · 2 weeks
Heatwave conditions catapulted Greenland into an early Arctic summer in June, prompting widespread melting across its icesheet surface, according to researchers at the Danish Meteorological Institute. 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
Irminger Sea ice swirl  ESA · 2 weeks
Earth observation image of the week: the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over fragments of swirling sea ice off the coast of Greenland 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
Rare lava lake  ESA · 3 weeks
The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission captures a persistent lava lake on the remote Mount Michael volcano 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
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