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The Antarctic: Data about the structure of the icy continent  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Satellite data from the European Space Agency (ESA) has now been used as the basis for new insights on the deep structure of the continent Antarctica. more
The Antarctic: Study provides data about the structure of the icy continent  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
The Antarctic is one of the parts of Earth that we know the least about. Due to the massive ice shield, the collection of... more
New biomass map to take stock of the world's carbon  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
The first of a series of global maps aimed at quantifying change in carbon stored as biomass across the world's forests and shrublands has been released today by... more
New reentry CubeSat in orbit  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
ESA's latest space mission has reached orbit. The Qarman CubeSat flew to space aboard SpaceX's Dragon launched from Florida, U.S., on Thursday 5 December, ahead of a planned rendezvous with the International Space Station on Sunday 8 December.... more
XMM-Newton’s 20th anniversary in space  ESA · 20 hours
Image: On 10 December, ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray space observatory is celebrating its 20th launch anniversary. In those two decades, the observatory has supplied a constant stream... more
ESA commissions world’s first space debris removal  ESA · 1 day
ClearSpace-1 will be the first space mission to remove an item of debris of orbit, planned for launch in 2025. The mission... more
New biomass map to take stock of the world’s carbon  ESA · 4 days
The first of a series of global maps aimed at quantifying change in carbon stored as... more
Nobel Prize laureates call to Space Station  ESA · 4 days
Video: 00:54:35 Station on 6 December 2019. The call was made from Stockholm, Sweden, at the start of Nobel Week festivities. ESA... more
New reentry CubeSat in orbit  ESA · 4 days
Image: ESA’s latest space mission has reached orbit. The Qarman CubeSat flew to space aboard SpaceX’s Dragon launched from Florida, USA, on Thursday 5 December, ahead... more
Cheops: Europe's Exoplanet Mission  ESA · 4 days
Video: 00:02:45 ESA’s first mission dedicated to investigating planets outside our solar system is scheduled for launch on a Soyuz rocket from the European spaceport in French Guiana... more
Space budget boost puts Europe in lead to monitor carbon from space  Science Magazine · 5 days
Funding increase for ESA’s Copernicus program advances satellites to monitor Paris accord cuts more
Life on Mars? Europe commits to groundbreaking mission to bring back rocks to Earth  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
It will be one of the most daunting, complicated and, potentially, scientifically rewarding missions ever undertaken to the red planet.... more
Technology Master Plan  ESA · 5 days
Technology Master Plan Read the Space19+ edition of ESA's European Space Technology Master Plan, an authoritative overview of our continent's space R&D with roadmaps for future research more
Astronomers probe the nature of a peculiar pulsar wind nebula  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Using ESA's XMM-Newton spacecraft, astronomers have investigated the nature of a peculiar pulsar wind nebula (PWN) in the supernova remnant (SNR) CTB 87. Results of the study, presented... more
Watch live: Nobel Prize laureates call to Space Station  ESA · 5 days
Nobel Prize laureates in physics and chemistry will talk to ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Jessica... more
Travel to Mars with Eleni Ravanis, YGT at ESA!  ESA · 5 days
Eleni joined ESA in October 2018 to work on the Visual Monitoring Camera of Mars Express. She shares... more
Centre swage  ESA · 7 days
Image: 'Swage' was the word of the day on Monday as ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano carried out the third spacewalk to service the cosmic ray hunting Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer AMS-02. Here Luca... more
Cheops transfer  ESA · 7 days
Image: ESA’s Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, encapsulated under the ASAP-S adapter of the Soyuz launcher, after having been moved to the platform of the transport module on 29 November. The two shells of... more
Image: Exoplanet satellite encapsulated  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
At Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, ESA's Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, is being encapsulated into the flight adapter of the Soyuz-Fregat rocket that will lift it into space on 17 December. more
ESA at COP25  ESA · 1 week
The European parliament declared a climate emergency ahead of the latest UN COP25 Climate Change Conference taking place over the next two weeks in Madrid. The 12-day summit will focus... more
Cheops encapsulation  ESA · 1 week
Image: At Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, ESA’s Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, is being fitted into the flight adapter of the Soyuz-Fregat rocket that will lift it into space on 17... more
Exoplanet satellite encapsulated  ESA · 1 week
Image: At Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, ESA’s Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, is being encapsulated into the flight adapter of the Soyuz-Fregat rocket that will lift it into space... more
Fitting Cheops into the flight adapter  ESA · 1 week
Image: At Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, ESA’s Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, is being fitted into the flight adapter of the Soyuz-Fregat rocket... more
Nicolas's YGT as a Spacecraft Operations Engineer  ESA · 1 week
Video: 00:02:43 Nicolas Soubirous, Spacecraft Operations Engineer, shares his YGT experience at ESA, working in the EarthCARE, SEOSat & SMOS Missions Operations... more
Astronaut Luca feeling the force, to advance rover control  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has made robotics history, reaching out from the International Space Station in orbit around Earth at 8 km/s, to control an Earth-based rover, equipped with an... more
New maps of salinity reveal the impact of climate variability on oceans  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Since the saltiness of ocean surface waters is a key variable in the climate system, understanding how this changes is important to understanding climate... more
Watch live the new spacewalk for AMS  CERN · 1 week
Watch live the new spacewalk for AMS abelchio Mon, 12/02/2019 - 11:57 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano imaged during the first spacewalk for AMS hitching a ride on the International Space Station’s 16-metre long robotic... more
Hubble Space Telescope Observes NGC 5468  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a spectacularly detailed image of a spiral galaxy called NGC 5468. NGC 5468 is a face-on spiral... more
New maps of salinity reveal the impact of climate variability on oceans  ESA · 1 week
Since the saltiness of ocean surface waters is a key variable in the climate system, understanding how this changes is important to understanding climate... more
Italy satisfied with outcome of ESA ministerial  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Italy, one of the largest contributors to the European Space Agency, is pleased with the outcome of the recent ministerial meeting that... more
Astronaut Luca feeling the force, to advance rover control  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has made robotics history, reaching out from the International Space Station in orbit around... more
Space is key to monitoring ocean acidification  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This week, the UN World Meteorological Organization announced that concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached yet another high. This ongoing trend is not only heating up the planet, but also affecting... more
Watch live: third #SpacewalkForAMS  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and his spacewalking buddy NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan will venture beyond the International Space Station’s airlock for the third time on 2 December as... more
ESA’s Hera asteroid mission is go  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 00:00:42 Europe’s space ministers gathered at Space19+ in Seville, Spain in November 2019 have approved ESA’s Hera asteroid mission for construction and launch,... more
European Space Agency agrees record budget to meet new challenges  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
European Space Agency (ESA) members agreed Thursday a record 14.4 billion euros budget, promising to maintain Europe's place at the top table as the United States and China... more
Interview with Jan Wörner after Space19+  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 00:04:18 Interview with ESA Director General Jan Wörner following the conclusion of Space19+, the ESA Council at Ministerial Level, held in Seville, Spain,... more
Europe gives space programs a big boost  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Budget increases pave the way for next generation of Earth-observing Sentinel satellites more
ESA declares success at ministerial meeting  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The European Space Agency’s member states agreed to provide nearly 12.5 billion euros ($13.8 billion) for the next three years, giving the agency nearly... more
120 university students take part in the Concurrent Engineering Challenge 2019!  ESA · 2 weeks
Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus was the target of ESA Academy’s Concurrent Engineering Challenge 2019. Would participants... more
ESA ministers commit to biggest ever budget  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA Press Release No.22-2019ESA’s Council at Ministerial Level, Space19+, has concluded in Seville, Spain, with the endorsement of the most ambitious plan... more
Space is key to monitoring ocean acidification  ESA · 2 weeks
This week, the UN World Meteorological Organization announced that concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached yet another high. This... more
European Space Agency seeks funding boost from member states  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The European Space Agency is asking its 22 member states for more money to be able to carry out ambitious new missions and keep up with growing competition from the... more
Orion spacecraft arrives at Plum Brook  ESA · 2 weeks
The Orion spacecraft that will fly farther from Earth on the Artemis I mission than any human-rated vehicle has ever flown before, arrived at... more
Craning to see  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: Early this November, ESA’s Deep Space Antenna in New Norcia, Australia, was subject to major maintenance, with a wide range of updates implemented to keep it in pristine order. more
Call for media – Nobel Prize laureates call to Space Station  ESA · 2 weeks
Press Release N° 21–2019 First ever video call between Space Station and Nobel Prize Laureates. Follow live on 6 December 2019. Astronauts Luca Parmitano and Jessica... more
Science never stops on the Space Station  ESA · 2 weeks
The past two weeks in Earth orbit saw ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan conduct two of four planned... more
Watch the Space19+ press conference with ESA Web TV  ESA · 2 weeks
Follow the press conference from Space19+, the ESA Council at Ministerial Level, live from Seville, Spain, on 28... more
ESA kicks off ministerial meeting  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Representatives of ESA’s member states gathered here Nov. 27 for the start of a two-day meeting that will end with decisions on what programs to fund,... more
Image: Vega-C fairing's trial by sound  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The 10-m high fairing of Europe's inaugural Vega-C launcher atop a structural model of its upper stage, being prepared for acoustic testing within ESA's Large European Acoustic Facility (LEAF) – which is able to simulate the... more
Testing OPS-SAT  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: OPS-SAT during testing of its solar arrays at the Graz University of Technology, Austria.Only 30 cm high, OPS-SAT packs a punch. Carrying an experimental computer ten times more powerful than on any current ESA spacecraft, OPS-SAT is... more
ESA and Luxembourg Space Agency confirm partnership on space resources  ESA · 2 weeks
A Memorandum of Cooperation to further commit to strengthening cooperation in the field of space resources... more
Vega-C fairing’s trial by sound  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: The 10-m high fairing of Europe’s inaugural Vega-C launcher atop a structural model of its upper stage, being prepared for acoustic testing within ESA’s Large... more
ESA’s Mars Express Orbiter Spots Fractured Ice Sheets  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The two Martian hemispheres are drastically different; the smooth northern lowlands sit up to 3 km below the rugged southern... more
Watch Space19+ live with ESA Web TV  ESA · 2 weeks
Follow the opening remarks and discussions from Space19+, the ESA Council at Ministerial Level, live from Seville, Spain, on 27 November.  more
Happy rovers  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: The team behind ESA’s Interact Centaur rover are all smiles after ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano successfully manoeuvres the rover in the Netherlands from space.Last week’s dry-run of the Analog-1 experiment, in... more
Spain joins Copernicus Sentinel Collaborative Ground Segment  ESA · 2 weeks
Today, ESA and Spain’s Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology signed an understanding that will boost Spain’s access to Copernicus Sentinel... more
Space. Where do Europeans stand?  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: Where does the topic of space come in the priorities of European citizens? Presented in this infographic, the answers may surprise you.Two Harris Interactive studies... more
ESA Technology brochure  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA Technology brochure This new brochure recounts ESA's new Technology Strategy for space R&D into the 2020s more
European researchers on weightless parabolic flight  ESA · 2 weeks
What do you get if you put 40 researchers, 12 technologically advanced experiments in an aircraft and fly at maximum thrust in repeated 50°... more
From the stars to the ocean, Pierre-Yves Cousteau’s YGT experience  ESA · 2 weeks
Pierre-Yves Cousteau is a marine conservationist, professional diver and filmmaker. Prior to exploring the oceans like... more
Amateur astronomers help choose asteroid flybys for Hera  ESA · 2 weeks
Amateur astronomers around the world are being asked to help the proposed ESA asteroid mission. As well as exploring its... more
ESA's Technology Strategy  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA's Technology Strategy Read ESA's new Technology Strategy for space R&D into the 2020s more
ESA Explores podcast: Lagrange mission to provide solar warning  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA Explores podcast: Lagrange mission to provide solar warning ESA Explores podcast: Lagrange mission to provide solar warning more
ESA Explores Spacecraft Operations: Behind The Burn  ESA · 2 weeks
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Testing time for MetOp Second Generation  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA’s ESTEC Test Centre in the Netherlands has completed its initial test campaign for the future of European weather forecasting – MetOp Second Generation. more
ESA helps to make urban life smarter  ESA · 2 weeks
How space can boost smart city life was highlighted at two international conferences held last week.Some 25,000 people from 700 cities in... more
Planetary Society endorses Hera  ESA · 2 weeks
Planetary Society endorses Hera The Planetary Society urges ESA's Member States to fund the Hera mission more
ESA see-through security in worldwide service  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The odds are high that you have already interacted with one of ESA's most-far-reaching inventions without realising it. Terahertz security cameras—currently employed in 18 countries including many major airports and the LA Metro—scan passengers for concealed... more
Hubble Witnesses Dance of Galaxies: Arp 293  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
NASA has released a beautiful photo taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the peculiar pair of interacting galaxies called Arp... more
ESA see-through security in worldwide service  ESA · 2 weeks
The odds are high that you have already interacted with one of ESA’s most-far-reaching inventions without realising it. Terahertz security cameras – currently employed... more
Thrustme, Spacety report initial success of cold gas thruster  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Spacety and  ThrustMe reported success in initial on-orbit testing of an iodine-fueled cubesat thruster at the Space Tech... more
ESA ministerial preview: Building the pillars for Europe’s future in space  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
With ESA set to convene its triennial ministerial later this month, SpaceNews spoke with... more
Four technology goals ESA favors for honing Europe’s competitive edge  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Europe’s space industry won’t be able to keep its technological edge without government support, the European... more
Image: Hera scans Didymoon  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Hera is a candidate ESA mission be presented to ESA's Space19+ meeting next week as part of the Agency's Space Safety programme, where Europe's space ministers will take a final decision on flying it. more
Image: Hubble eyes an emitting galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
For this image, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope turned its powerful eye toward an emission-line galaxy called NGC 3749. more
Hera scans Didymoon  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: Hera is a candidate ESA mission be presented to ESA’s Space19+ meeting next week as part of the Agency’s Space Safety programme, where Europe’s space ministers will take a final... more
Earth from Space: Seville  ESA · 3 weeks
Video: 00:02:39 In this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Seville in southern Spain, where ESA's next Ministerial Council... more
Seville, Spain  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: Ahead of next week’s ‘Space19+’ Ministerial Council, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Seville in southern Spain – the destination for this milestone event.On 27–28 November, Ministers from ESA’s Member... more
Reflecting on the first #SpacewalkForAMS  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and his spacewalking partner NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan completed the first spacewalk to service the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) on 15 November... more
Priya's YGT experience in the ESA Future Missions Office!  ESA · 3 weeks
Video: 00:02:50 Priya Patel, System Engineer, talks about her experience as a YGT working on the Laser Interferometer... more
Advanced technology, investment clearing way for spaceliners  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Development of spaceplanes for suborbital tourism, satellite launches and point-to-point terrestrial transportation are benefiting from advanced technology, panelists said at the Space... more
Luca aces telerobotic lunar geology test drive  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano took command of a rover in the Netherlands on Monday and expertly drove it over an obstacle course... more
Solar Orbiter launch campaign begins  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA’s mission to the Sun has been unpacked following its arrival in Florida earlier this month, ready to begin pre-launch testing and checks. more
Watch live: second #SpacewalkForAMS  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano will take the lead spacewalking role yet again on 22 November as he and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan go beyond the International Space Station... more
Out-of-this-world aspirations  ESA · 3 weeks
Video: 00:01:01 The latest Harris Interactive survey conducted on behalf of ESA reveals out-of-this-world aspirations for European citizens when it comes to space activities. Find out more in this short video, and... more
Building a Mars base with bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
How do you make a base on Mars? Simple: you send some bacteria to the red planet and let them mine iron. After a couple of years, you send in human settlers who use the iron... more
The Burn  ESA · 3 weeks
Video: 00:10:05 ESA’s flight controllers use the best software and systems to fly our missions -- but do they have the cool savvy needed to handle a wonky engine and a time-critical... more
Deuteronilus Mensae in 3D  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: This image shows shows a region of Mars named Deuteronilus Mensae in 3D when viewed using red-green or red-blue glasses. This anaglyph was derived from data obtained... more
Perspective view of Deuteronilus Mensae  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: This image from ESA’s Mars Express shows a region of Mars named Deuteronilus Mensae. This oblique perspective view was generated using a digital terrain model... more
Hubble studies gamma-ray burst with the highest energy ever seen  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have investigated the nature of the gamma-ray burst GRB 190114C. more
Ars Technica: computers in space  ESA · 3 weeks
Ars Technica: computers in space Read this fascinating Ars Technica article on computers for space, with input from an ESA expert more
ESA setting aside funds for Vega launcher return to flight   SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
The European Space Agency is preparing to allocate a few million euros to ensure Vega doesn’t... more
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