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Hubble’s celestial peanut  ESA · 2 hours
Image: This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows NGC 1175, a galaxy with an intriguing and distinctive shape.Galaxies come in a range of shapes and sizes. Spiral galaxies... more
Investing in 'space on Earth'  ESA · 3 days
With more than fifty years of experience operating spacecraft, ESA has built up an incredible web of state-of-the art operations systems and technologies across the globe. more
Sandbox satellite to test operations innovations in space  ESA · 3 days
This coming Tuesday, ESA is launching the most powerful flight computer ever flown in space – inside a satellite smaller... more
Satnav watching over rugby players  ESA · 3 days
As France’s top rugby players scrum, run and tackle they are being tracked by more than just TV cameras and the watching eyes of the crowd.... more
Watch Cheops launch live  ESA · 3 days
Tune in to ESA Web TV from  08:30 GMT (09:30 CET) Tuesday 17 December to watch ESA’s exoplanet mission soar into space on a Soyuz-Fregat rocket from Europe’s... more
Rosalind meets Rosalind  ESA · 3 days
Image: The work of Dr Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) is well known for being central to the discovery of the iconic double-helix structure of DNA, the fabric of life as we... more
CryoSat maps ice shelf on the move  ESA · 3 days
It is now almost 10 years since ESA’s CryoSat was launched. Throughout its decade in orbit, this novel satellite, which carries a... more
Sébastien's YGT: System Engineer in the Clean Space Office  ESA · 3 days
Video: 00:02:10 Sébastien Perrault talks about his YGT experience as a System Engineer working the Clean Space Office... more
OPS-SAT: the flying laboratory  ESA · 3 days
Video: 00:03:18 On 17 December, ESA will launch a first-of-its-kind space laboratory, OPS-SAT. The small, low-cost, test satellite has been specifically designed for operational experimentation in space, and... more
Baltic blooms  ESA · 3 days
Image: The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the green algae blooms swirling around the Baltic Sea.'Algae bloom' is the term used to describe the rapid multiplying of phytoplankton – microscopic marine... more
Earth from Space: Gotland Baltic blooms  ESA · 3 days
Video: 00:00:00 In this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme, Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us over the green algae blooms swirling around the... more
Super-cool addition to deep space family  ESA · 4 days
Image: It's confirmed! ESA is building its fourth deep space antenna – much like the Cebreros dish pictured here – that will ensure upcoming missions like... more
Calling radio amateurs: help find OPS-SAT!  ESA · 4 days
Calling all radio amateurs! ESA is challenging anyone with amateur radio equipment to catch the first signals from OPS-SAT, ESA’s brand new space software... more
Secret life above thunderstorms uncovered  ESA · 4 days
The space-borne storm-hunter on Europe’s Columbus laboratory is continuously monitoring thunderstorms as it flies 400 km overhead on the International Space Station. more
The truth behind The Burn  ESA · 4 days
ESA’s short film, The Burn, takes us into the heart of Europe’s mission control during a critical moment in the life of a future mission. more
Mars Express tracks the phases of Phobos  ESA · 4 days
ESA’s Mars Express has captured detailed views of the small, scarred and irregularly shaped moon Phobos from different angles during a unique... more
Mars Express views Phobos phases  ESA · 4 days
Video: 00:00:28 ESA’s Mars Express recently tracked Phobos as the moon passed in front of the spacecraft's camera, capturing detailed views of the small, irregularly shaped... more
Julia’s ESA journey, from YGT to Flight Dynamics Engineer  ESA · 5 days
To conclude our series on the stories of ESA’s YGT alumni, we caught up with Julia Schwartz, ESA... more
Tech for life  ESA · 5 days
From robotics and more efficient batteries to wheel animals with extraordinary survival skills, life and technology are intertwined on the International Space Station. The last deliveries of the year arrived... more
Earth observation at Space, Security and Defence event  ESA · 5 days
On 6 December, representatives from ESA, the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Italian Space Agency met at the... more
Christmas reflection  ESA · 5 days
Image: The Christmas tree is up at ESA’s ESTEC technical heart in the Netherlands, seen here reflected in the main mirror of a tenth scale model of the NASA-ESA-CSA James Webb Space Telescope.The Christmas... more
Greenland ice loss much faster than expected  ESA · 6 days
The Greenland ice sheet is losing mass seven times faster than in the 1990s, according to new research.  more
Holiday kristall  ESA · 6 days
Image: This box of holiday cheer is actually tubes of plasma containing suspended microparticles exposed to an electrical current to form 3D crystal structures.Called Plasma Kristall-4, this ESA–Roscosmos experiment has been helping... more
Cheops: The Hunt for Exoplanets  ESA · 6 days
Video: 00:03:00 A powerful space telescope, due for launch from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 17 December 2019, will give scientists a new insight into... more
Call for Media: Cheops launch to study exoplanets  ESA · 6 days
Press Release N° 24–2019 Cheops, ESA’s ‘Characterising Exoplanet Satellite’, is scheduled to be launched on a Soyuz-Fregat rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 09:54 CET on 17 December 2019. Representatives... more
Matyas's YGT experience in the Lunar Resource Lander Team  ESA · 7 days
Video: 00:02:41 Matyas Hazadi shares his YGT experience as a system engineer in the Lunar Resource Lander Team... more
XMM-Newton’s 20th anniversary in space  ESA · 7 days
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 week
ClearSpace-1 will be the first space mission to remove an item of debris of orbit, planned for launch in 2025. The mission... more
Satellites key to '10 Insights in Climate Science' report  ESA · 1 week
A new easy-to-read guide, ‘10 New Insights in Climate Science’ has been presented to the United Nations Framework... more
New biomass map to take stock of the world’s carbon  ESA · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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
Life of a foam  ESA · 1 week
A fine coffee froth does not last forever. The bubbles that make the milk light and creamy are eventually torn apart by the pull of gravity. But there... more
Mato Grosso, Brazil  ESA · 1 week
Image: The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over part of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso deep in the Amazon interior.This image combines three separate radar images from the Copernicus... more
Earth from Space: Mato Grosso  ESA · 1 week
Video: 00:02:33 In this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over part of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso deep... more
Cheops: Europe's Exoplanet Mission  ESA · 1 week
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
35-year data record charts sea-temperature change  ESA · 2 weeks
Four trillion satellite measurements, taken over four decades from 1981 to 2018, have been merged to create a continuous global record that will help... more
New 35-year satellite data record charts sea-temperature change  ESA · 2 weeks
Four trillion satellite measurements, taken over four decades from 1981 to 2018, have been merged to create a continuous global... more
Radiation rotifer  ESA · 2 weeks
The 19th SpaceX Dragon supply mission to the International Space Station will carry cargo for astronauts to run experiments for European researchers on Earth. One curious cargo is the microscopic organism, rotifers,... more
Sentinel-6: charting sea level  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 00:05:20 In a cleanroom in Ottobrunn, Germany, the latest Copernicus Sentinel satellite is ready for final testing before it is packed up and shipped to the US... more
Technology Master Plan  ESA · 2 weeks
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
Sentinel-6 Mission  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 00:05:20 In a cleanroom in Ottobrunn, Germany, the latest Copernicus Sentinel satellite is ready for final testing before it is packed up and shipped to the US for liftoff next year.... more
Thermal enclosure for Orion  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: The Orion spacecraft with European Service Module at NASA’s Plum Brook Station. The first Orion will fly farther from Earth on the Artemis I mission than any... more
Green City Watch grabs top prize at Copernicus Masters  ESA · 2 weeks
Green City Watch won this year’s Copernicus Masters competition in a ceremony held yesterday at the European Space... more
Watch live: Nobel Prize laureates call to Space Station  ESA · 2 weeks
Nobel Prize laureates in physics and chemistry will talk to ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Jessica... more
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