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ESA’s new mission to intercept a comet  ESA · 13 hours
 ‘Comet Interceptor’ has been selected as ESA’s new fast-class mission in its Cosmic Vision Programme. Comprising three spacecraft, it will be the... more
Arianespace and ESA announce Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer launch contract  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
JUICE is the first large-class mission in ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015–2025 programme. Its mission is devoted to complete a unique tour of the Jupiter system. more
Le Bourget 2019  ESA · 15 hours
Photo highlights from ESA’s exhibition at the Paris Air and Space Show 2019 at Le Bourget more
Grown for 3D printing  ESA · 15 hours
Technology image of the week: this organically-styled part for an Ariane 5 has been 3D printed in metal as part of ESA’s R&D into future launcher technology more
Under the Keys  ESA · 2 days
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and fellow NEEMO crew strike a pose more
Honour the past, prepare for the future  ESA · 2 days
ESA will join the world in celebrating the anniversary of the first human Moon landing this summer as European Space Talks take on... more
SMOS joins forces with top weather forecasting system  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As of 11 June 2019, measurements from ESA's SMOS mission are being fully integrated into ECMWF's forecasting system, allowing for a more accurate description of water content in soil. more
Hubble Space Telescope Sees IC 10  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking new photo of the irregular galaxy IC 10. IC 10 is a member of the... more
Space agencies come together  ESA · 6 days
On 14 June, President Hiroshi Yamakawa of JAXA was welcomed at the 282nd meeting of the ESA Council – the Agency’s governing body – held at ESA’s Operations Centre... more
Hubble Spots Sodium Chloride on Jupiter’s Moon Europa  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that the yellow color visible on portions of the surface of... more
ESA Impact June  ESA · 7 days
This special edition of ESA Impact brings you spectacular images of Earth, Mars, black holes and Luca Parmitano. Browse the slide-out texts and videos for insights. more
ESA Impact June Council  ESA · 7 days
This special edition of ESA Impact brings you spectacular images of Earth, Mars, black holes and Luca Parmitano. Browse the slide-out texts and videos for insights. more
X-ray study sheds more light into the nature of a gamma-ray pulsar  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using archival data from ESA's XMM-Newton spacecraft and NASA's Chandra X-ray observatory, astronomers have investigated one of gamma-ray radio-quiet pulsars known as PSR J1826−1256.... more
SMOS joins forces with top weather forecasting system  ESA · 1 week
As of yesterday, 11 June 2019, measurements from ESA’s SMOS mission are being fully integrated into ECMWF’s forecasting system, allowing... more
ESA wants to hear your space dreams  ESA · 1 week
What is your vision for the future of space? As ESA prepares its programmes for upcoming years, we want to hear what... more
City by the mountains  ESA · 1 week
Technology image of the week: Populous Santiago in Chile, set to host the next UN Climate Change Conference, viewed by ESA’s Proba-V minisatellite more
Samantha dives back into operations  ESA · 1 week
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will swap her spacesuit for dive gear this month as commander of a 10-day international research and exploration mission to the Atlantic... more
Hubble survey captures iconic spiral galaxy NGC 2903  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The iconic appearance of a spiral galaxy is exemplified here in the form of the stunning NGC 2903, imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. It shows off whirling, pinwheeling arms with... more
Taking electronic dance music out of this world  ESA · 1 week
On Friday 7 June, ESA began a three-day starring role at the World Club Dome electronic dance music festival. Billed... more
Hubble Looks at Explosive Spiral: NGC 4051  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a spectacularly detailed image of a spiral galaxy called NGC 4051. NGC 4051 is an... more
Planck Finds No New Evidence for Cosmic Anomalies  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
ESA’s Planck satellite has found no new evidence for the puzzling cosmic anomalies that appeared in its temperature map of... more
Image: Mature galaxy mesmerizes in new Hubble view  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This striking image was taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), a powerful instrument installed on the telescope in 2009. WFC3 is responsible for many of Hubble's... more
ESA boost to new commercial space transportation services  ESA · 2 weeks
Europe is part of a new era in space transportation with new commercial initiatives offering services to space, in space,... more
Rockets, evaporating droplets and X-raying metals  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Years of preparation, and the finale is over in six minutes. This month a sounding rocket will launch two ESA experiments to an altitude of 260 km to provide six minutes of weightlessness as they free-fall... more
Rockets, evaporating droplets and x-raying metals  ESA · 2 weeks
Years of preparation, and the finale is over in six minutes. This month a sounding rocket will launch two ESA experiments to an altitude... more
Unveiling technologies for future launch vehicles  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
ESA safeguards Europe's guaranteed access to space through its Future Launchers Preparatory Programme, FLPP. more
Unveiling technologies for future launch vehicles  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA safeguards Europe’s guaranteed access to space through its Future Launchers Preparatory Programme, FLPP.  more
Planck finds no new evidence for cosmic anomalies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
ESA's Planck satellite has found no new evidence for the puzzling cosmic anomalies that appeared in its temperature map of the Universe. The latest study does not rule out the potential relevance... more
Full speed ahead  ESA · 2 weeks
Europe is preparing for the first flights of its future space transportation vehicles Ariane 6, Vega-C and Space Rider. Tour the Spaceport and learn about new opportunities from ESA Director... more
Planck finds no new evidence for cosmic anomalies  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA’s Planck satellite has found no new evidence for the puzzling cosmic anomalies that appeared in its temperature map of... more
MetOp Second Generation  ESA · 2 weeks
The structural and thermal model of Europe's coming generation of polar meteorology satellites has arrived at ESA's technical heart for a full-scale test campaign more
Catching rockets  ESA · 2 weeks
Rockets launched from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, are tracked by antennas across the globe, including three from ESA’s Estrack network. Find out more in our latest infographic more
‘Space Station Earth’ film to premier in Stockholm  ESA · 2 weeks
A stunning new live experience, called ‘Space Station Earth’, featuring images from space set to music by composer Ilan Eshkeri... more
Space Rider: Europe's reusable space transport system  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Initially proposed in 2016, ESA's Space Rider reentry vehicle provides a return to Earth and landing capability that compliments the existing launch options of the Ariane and Vega families. more
All engines go for Vega-C maiden flight  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
ESA is working with industry towards the maiden flight of Europe's new Vega-C launch vehicle in 2020 for more launches, with increased performance, to more orbits. more
Dozens of satellites joining Vega's rideshare to space  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
More than 40 satellite missions will be launched at once by Europe's Vega launcher this autumn, thanks to the innovative modular "Lego-style" dispenser resting on its upper stage. more
Space Rider: Europe’s reusable space transport system  ESA · 2 weeks
Initially proposed in 2016, ESA’s Space Rider reentry vehicle provides a return to Earth and landing capability that compliments the existing launch... more
Dozens of satellites joining Vega’s ride-share to space  ESA · 2 weeks
More than 40 satellite missions will be launched at once by Europe’s Vega launcher this autumn, thanks to the innovative... more
All engines GO for Vega-C maiden flight  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA is working with industry towards the maiden flight of Europe’s new Vega-C launch vehicle in 2020 for more launches, with increased... more
Binary asteroids, key to Earth’s planetary defence  ESA · 2 weeks
Humankind has had its closest look yet at a binary asteroid. As 1999 KW4 skimmed past our planet at 70 000 km/h,... more
A brief history of Ariane 5 launches with science missions onboard  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If it wasn't for launch capabilities we would never have delved deep into the echo of the Big Bang nor lived out the adventures of Rosetta... more
Small particles can have big consequences for electronics in space missions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Several space missions planned by the European Space Agency and NASA have their target set on Jupiter and its moons. The extraordinarily harsh radiation environments in... more
Observing Gaia from Earth to improve its star maps  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
While ESA's Gaia mission has been surveying more than one billion stars from space, astronomers have been regularly monitoring the satellite's position in the sky with telescopes across the world,... more
Europe’s rockets  ESA · 2 weeks
Take a look this week at how ESA ensures access to space for Europe into the future with Vega-C, Space Rider, Ariane 6, and new technologies more
Here's How Europe's Rosalind Franklin Rover Will Phone Home From Mars  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Europe's future Mars rover has a place to call home while en route to Red Planet discoveries. The European Space Agency opened its new rover operations... more
Space19+ in a nutshell  ESA · 2 weeks
Find out what's on the table at Space19+ where ESA Member States will take decisions on the future of Europe in space more
Space19+  ESA · 2 weeks
Find out what's on the table at Space19+ where ESA Member States will take decisions on the future of Europe in space more
Hubble Space Telescope Spies NGC 7773  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing new photo of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7773. NGC 7773 is located approximately 357... more
The radiation showstopper for Mars exploration  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An astronaut on a mission to Mars could receive radiation doses up to 700 times higher than on our planet—a major showstopper for the safe exploration of our solar system. A team of European experts is... more
Space App Camp  ESA · 2 weeks
Developers are invited to apply for the September 2019 Space App Camp at ESA’s establishment in Frascati, Italy. Applications will be accepted until 15 July more
The radiation showstopper for Mars exploration  ESA · 3 weeks
An astronaut on a mission to Mars could receive radiation doses up to 700 times higher than on our planet – a major showstopper... more
ExoMars orbiter prepares for Rosalind Franklin  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
On 15 June, the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) will follow a different path. An "Inclination Change Maneuver' will put the spacecraft in an altered orbit, enabling it to pick up crucial status signals from... more
ExoMars orbiter prepares for Rosalind Franklin  ESA · 3 weeks
On 15 June, the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) will follow a different path. An ‘Inclination Change Manoeuvre’ will put the spacecraft in... more
On This Day in Space! May 30, 1975: European Space Agency Established  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
On May 30, 1975, the European Space Agency officially opened for business. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space video... more
TRUTHS: a new potential ESA Earth Watch mission  ESA · 3 weeks
With ESA’s Space19+ Ministerial Council meeting set for November, a new satellite mission called TRUTHS will be added to the... more
‘Intelligent’ thrust for Europe’s future launchers  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA has recently completed hot-firing tests that prove technologies in a move towards ‘intelligent’ engines to power the upper stages of next-generation launchers. more
EU, ESA revive joint Space Council after eight-year pause  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Citing a need for closer collaboration amid growing global competition, leaders from the 28-member European Union and the... more
Apply to fly  ESA · 3 weeks
Apply now to test your experiment on ESA's flying laboratory, OPS-SAT – the world's first mission specifically dedicated to mission operations and in-orbit software testing more
Ten things about Mars  ESA · 3 weeks
Discover fascinating facts about the Red Planet and how ESA is contributing to the scientific exploration of Mars more
EU/ESA Space Council  ESA · 3 weeks
The 9th high-level EU/ESA Space Council, with the theme 'Space as an enabler', will take place on Tuesday, 28 May. Watch the press conference live from 11:15 GMT (13:15 CEST) more
Hubble Captures Stunning Image of Messier 59  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of an elliptical galaxy called Messier 59. Messier 59, also known as... more
On This Day in Space! May 26, 1983: Europe Launches EXOSAT X-Ray Telescope  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
On May 26, 1983, the European Space Agency launched its first X-ray observatory into space. See how it happened in our On... more
Video: 100 years of gravity  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
One hundred years ago this month, observations performed during a total solar eclipse proved for the first time the gravitational bending of light predicted by Albert Einstein's new theory of gravity, general relativity. In this video, Günther Hasinger,... more
ESA renews focus on Canary Islands for laser operations  ESA · 4 weeks
Their winning combination of high altitudes and clear skies make Spain’s Canary Islands one of the world's best... more
New catalogue of 12,000 X-ray spectral lines  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
X-ray sources in the sky radiate "bar codes" revealing their properties. These bar codes consist of narrow peaks and troughs within the source's spectrum. The RGS instrument on the satellite XMM-Newton was built to... more
ESA responding to EU’s REACH chemical law  ESA · 4 weeks
The EU’s REACH regulation limits the use of potentially harmful chemicals to safeguard European citizens and the environment. But REACH also throws... more
A unique experiment to explore black holes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
What happens when two supermassive black holes collide? Combining the observing power of two future ESA missions, Athena and LISA, would allow us to study these cosmic clashes and their mysterious aftermath for the... more
A unique experiment to explore black holes  ESA · 4 weeks
What happens when two supermassive black holes collide? Combining the observing power of two future ESA missions, Athena and LISA, would allow... more
Image: ESA's Large Diameter Centrifuge at full speed  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
ESA's Large Diameter Centrifuge at the Agency's technical heart in the Netherlands is seen running here at full speed. The 8-m diameter four-arm centrifuge gives researchers access to a range of hypergravity... more
Gravity to the max  ESA · 4 weeks
Technology image of the week: ESA’s Large Diameter Centrifuge gives European researchers access to high gravity environments for testing more
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Arianespace and ESA announce Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer launch contract
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Arianespace and ESA announce Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer launch contract
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Unveiling technologies for future launch vehicles
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Ariane 6 and Vega C—a new generation of European Launch Vehicles
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Rockets, evaporating droplets and x-raying metals
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Space Rider: Europe’s reusable space transport system
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‘Space Station Earth’ film to premier in Stockholm
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All engines GO for Vega-C maiden flight
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Binary asteroids, key to Earth’s planetary defence
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Video: 100 years of gravity
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