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Automating collision avoidance  PHYS.ORG · 18 minutes
ESA is preparing to use machine learning to protect satellites from the very real and growing danger of space debris. more
Air-breathing engine precooler achieves record-breaking Mach 5 performance  PHYS.ORG · 18 minutes
UK company Reaction Engines has tested its innovative precooler at airflow temperature conditions equivalent to Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound. This achievement marks a significant milestone in its... more
Luxembourg extends space resources work through new agreements with NASA and ESA  SPACE NEWS · 2 hours
Agreements with NASA and the European Space Agency are the latest steps by the government of Luxembourg to support its emerging space resources industry.... more
Air-breathing engine precooler achieves record-breaking Mach 5 performance  ESA · 3 hours
UK company Reaction Engines has tested its innovative precooler at airflow temperature conditions equivalent to Mach 5, or five times... more
Automating collision avoidance  ESA · 20 hours
ESA is preparing to use machine learning to protect satellites from the very real and growing danger of space debris.The Agency is developing a collision avoidance system that will automatically... more
New rocket fairing design offers smoother quieter ride  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Satellites are built to live in the harsh environment of space but engineers must also factor in the rigours of the journey there. ESA has helped RUAG Space Switzerland to develop new... more
New rocket fairing design offers smoother quieter ride  ESA · 1 day
Satellites are built to live in the harsh environment of space but engineers must also factor in the rigours of... more
Presenting ESA Web TV  ESA · 1 day
Tune in to ESA’s latest digital channel: ESA Web TV! This is ESA’s one-stop-shop for all live events from launches to lectures. more
A new look for ESA’s website  ESA · 1 day
Welcome to a new fresh look for our website! With a new content structure reflecting ESA’s ambitions for the future, and more focus on... more
Solar orbiter ready to depart Europe  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
ESA's Solar Orbiter mission has completed its test campaign in Europe and is now being packed ready for its journey to Cape Canaveral at the end of this month, ahead of launch in February 2020. more
Island afire  ESA · 2 days
Technology image of the week: ESA’s Proba-V catches smoke plumes rising from the island of Borneo more
Hubble Observes Dwarf Spiral: IC 4653  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a beautiful picture of the dwarf spiral galaxy IC 4653. IC 4653 is located approximately 80 million... more
Solar Orbiter ready to depart Europe  ESA · 5 days
ESA’s Solar Orbiter mission has completed its test campaign in Europe and is now being packed ready for its journey to Cape Canaveral at... more
ESA welcomes Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister  ESA · 5 days
Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider paid a special visit to ESA’s astronaut centre in Cologne, Germany today where he expressed commitment to strengthening... more
ESA to request $13.9 billion budget from member states  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
The European Space Agency will ask its 22 member states to commit to a budget of 12.5 billion... more
New high-mass X-ray binary detected in the Large Magellanic Cloud  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Using ESA's XMM-Newton spacecraft, an international team of astronomers has discovered a new, very young high-mass X-ray binary (HMXB) in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The newly found... more
Image: Foreground asteroid passing the Crab Nebula  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When astronomers use the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study the deep sky, asteroids from our solar system can leave their marks on the captured pictures of far-away galaxies or nebulae. But rather than... more
Nobel-winning lithium-ion batteries powering space  ESA · 1 week
ESA’s space power experts congratulate the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry, for their invention of lithium-ion batteries. These energy-dense, long-lasting and rechargeable batteries... more
Hubble snaps spiral's profile  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope sees galaxies of all shapes, sizes, luminosities and orientations in the cosmos. Sometimes, the telescope gazes at a galaxy oriented sideways—as shown here. The spiral galaxy featured in this Hubble image is called NGC 3717,... more
Head of tech interviewed  ESA · 1 week
Space YouTuber Scott Manley interviewed Franco Ongaro, ESA's Director of Technology, Engineering and Quality, as part of his trip to ESA's Open Day at ESTEC more
Hubble Captures Detailed Image of NGC 4380  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a spectacularly detailed image of a galaxy called NGC 4380. NGC 4380 is a spiral... more
Milky Way Galaxy Accretes More Gas Than Expected  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Using data gathered by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have calculated the mass inflow and outflow rates of cool... more
Past, present and future  ESA · 2 weeks
Exoplanet pioneer Michel Mayor, one of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics winners, met early career scientists during his recent visit to ESA in Spain more
ESA’s Mars Express Orbiter Spots Ancient River System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A new image from the High Resolution Stereo Camera onboard ESA’s Mars Express shows the part of Nirgal Vallis, a... more
Luca powers up for a spacewalk  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano is preparing to step out into space for his first spacewalk of the Beyond mission. more
Luca powers up for a spacewalk  ESA · 2 weeks
European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano is preparing to step out into space for his first spacewalk of the Beyond mission. more
Call for innovation to advance Europe’s lab in space  ESA · 2 weeks
The International Space Station is open for business and ESA is calling on industry to help extend the... more
AI challenged to stave off collisions in space  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA is challenging machine learning experts to help forecast and prevent collisions in space. The Agency’s Advanced Concepts Team and... more
Carbon-rich hot bubble detected in the planetary nebula NGC 5189  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Using ESA's XMM-Newton space telescope, astronomers have found that the planetary nebula NGC 5189 harbors a carbon-enriched X-ray-emitting hot bubble. The discovery, presented in a paper published September... more
Exoplanet explorers  ESA · 2 weeks
Watch Nobel laureate Michel Mayor’s seminar about exoplanets Thursday 10:30–11:30 CEST live from ESA’s European Space Astronomy Centre more
Exoplanet and cosmology discoveries awarded Nobel Prize in Physics  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
ESA congratulates 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics laureates Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, who have been awarded the prestigious prize for the first discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type... more
Exoplanet and cosmology discoveries awarded Nobel Prize in Physics  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA congratulates 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics laureates Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, who have been awarded the... more
Closed water loop  ESA · 2 weeks
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: A closed-loop toilet system demonstrates space technology at ESA Open Day in the Netherlands more
Controlling robots across oceans and space  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This Autumn is seeing a number of experiments controlling robots from afar, with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano directing a robot in The Netherlands and engineers in Germany controlling a rover in Canada. more
Open Day in images  ESA · 2 weeks
On 6 October, 9 159 people visited ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands to meet astronauts, space scientists and engineers more
Exoplanet zoo  ESA · 2 weeks
Space Science Image of the Week: More than 200 children imagined diverse extra-solar worlds at ESA’s Open Day more
Video: Steering Hera  ESA · 2 weeks
Spain's Xataka TV visits GMV in Madrid, where the company is testing the navigation software that will let ESA's Hera mission for planetary defence thread its way around the Didymos... more
Hubble Spots Edge-On Spiral Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a beautiful image of the spiral galaxy NGC 3717. NGC 3717 is located about 60 million light-years away in... more
The Netherlands  ESA · 3 weeks
Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us over the Netherlands for an ESA open day more
Call for Media: Last chance to view Europe’s Solar Orbiter  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA’s new Sun explorer will leave Europe soon, with final launch preparations starting in November at... more
Luca takes command  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano takes over command of the International Space Station in a ceremony held on 2 October more
ESA Open Day programme  ESA · 3 weeks
The full programme brochure detailing the talks and attractions making up the ESA Open Day in the Netherlands on Sunday 6 October is now available here more
Image: Hera logo aboard ISS  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The logo for Hera, ESA's proposed asteroid mission for planetary defense, has already reached space, thanks to ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, who snapped this photo from the cupola of the International Space Station. The Hera mission itself is... more
Asteroid mission on high  ESA · 3 weeks
Technology image of the week: the logo of ESA’s Hera asteroid mission for planetary defence aboard the International Space Station more
Playmobil go above and beyond with ESA’s Luca Parmitano  ESA · 3 weeks
Playmobil figures are enjoyed by millions of children around the world, but now two very special figures, in... more
ESA leads drive into our 5G positioning future  ESA · 3 weeks
A pair of testbed vehicles went out on the road in Germany to simulate the way we are all likely... more
ESA Impact Q3 2019  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA Impact Q3 brings you magnificent images of Jupiter and Saturn, 150 million stars and science on board the Space Station. Browse the texts and videos for insights more
Medusa Merger: Hubble Captures Stunning Galaxy Collision  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing new photo of two merging galaxies collectively called NGC 4194. NGC 4194 is... more
Hubble Catalog of Variable Sources Released  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Using data collected by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have created the deepest ever catalog of variable sources (variable stars in our Milky... more
World Space Alliance continues to strengthen  ESA · 4 weeks
The ESA–SAP World Space Alliance continues to grow as Airbus Defence and Space, the Environmental Systems Research Institute and GeoVille join the partnership. more
Students experience of miniature satellites with CubeSats Hands-On training  ESA · 4 weeks
CubeSats are highly versatile satellites measuring just 10cm along each side. Learning how to best use these tools is... more
Fly your experiment to the space station with Bioreactor Express Service  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
ESA is partnering with Kayser Italia to offer the Kubik facility on the International Space Station to commercial customers. The new Bioreactor Express Service allows users... more
Yours to have  ESA · 4 weeks
Check out the ESA Shop for our classic logo and collectable designs on apparel, publications, patches and gadgets. Yours to have: spacey goodies from ESA Shop http://www.esa.int more
Supporting Sustainable Development  ESA · 4 weeks
ESA works to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of its commitment to improve life on Earth while making scientific and engineering breakthroughs in space. The... more
Image: Glowing solar cell  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A solar cell is being turned into a light source by running electric current through it. Such 'luminescence' testing is performed routinely in ESA's Solar Generator Laboratory, employed to detect cell defects—such as the cracks highlighted here. more
Luca takes leading role for Europe in space  ESA · 4 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is set to become the third European and first Italian commander of the International Space Station,... more
How ESA helps connect industry and spark 5G innovation  ESA · 4 weeks
Connecting people and machines to everything, everywhere and at all times through 5G networks promises to transform society.... more
A year trapped in Arctic ice for climate science  ESA · 4 weeks
As millions of people around the world marched for urgent action on climate change ahead of this week’s... more
Vake | Catch wins 2019 Space App Camp  ESA · 4 weeks
An app that will help wild fisheries achieve sustainable operations using Copernicus Sentinel-3 data took home the top prize at... more
Luca’s climate message  ESA · 4 weeks
A message from ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano to world leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York this week. more
Follow live: Magically exploring ‘the Moon’ from afar  ESA · 4 weeks
As Europe sleeps, in the early hours of Wednesday 25 September, a small rover in Canada will explore a mock... more
Image: Solar orbiter in magnetic field simulation facility  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
As part of its testing campaign to prepare for launch, ESA's Solar Orbiter spacecraft underwent a special set of tests in a very unique location, the magnetic field simulation facility near the... more
A new satellite to understand how Earth is losing its cool  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Following a rigorous selection process, ESA has selected a new satellite mission to fill in a critical missing piece of the climate jigsaw. By measuring radiation... more
ESA Open Day update  ESA · 4 weeks
Unfortunately the ESTEC Test Centre will not be accessible to Open Day visitors, due to ongoing testing involving MetOp Second Generation and other missions. The rest of the... more
New report deepens understanding of wind-wildlife interactions  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) announces the publication of a new report, "Impacts to Wildlife of Wind Energy Siting and Operation in the United States," in ESA's Issues in Ecology publication. more
ESA mourns passing of first German cosmonaut  ESA · 4 weeks
We are sad to learn of the passing German cosmonaut Sigmund Jähn on 21 September in Strausberg, Germany, at the age of... more
ESA Releases Mesmerizing New Image of Mars  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
The High Resolution Stereo Camera onboard ESA’s Mars Express orbiter captured this detailed image of the Red Planet on June 17, 2019.... more
Hubble Space Telescope Looks at Messier 86  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 month
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a picture of the galaxy Messier 86, which is found in the constellation of Virgo.... more
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