Easter Island  ESA · 2 days
Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us over one of the most remote islands in the world more
Happy Birthday Hubble!  ESA · 3 days
The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 29th birthday with this incredible view of the Southern Crab Nebula more
Mirror, mirror  ESA · 4 days
Technology image of the week: a vintage image of a 121-segment mirror array being installed inside Europe’s largest vacuum chamber, built to reflect simulated sunlight for satellite testing more
Suspended animation  ESA · 5 days
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Luca Parmitano practicing for spacewalk to repair dark-matter hunter more
Spacewalk repair  ESA · 5 days
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Luca Parmitano practicing for spacewalk to repair dark-matter hunter more
Science on the Space Station  ESA · 6 days
After performing three spacewalks in under a month, you could be forgiven for thinking astronauts on board the International Space Station might be taking it easy. more
Seeking innovative ideas: space for the oceans  ESA · 6 days
ESA seeks your ideas for applying space technology to Earth-based problems. Through the Open Space Innovation Platform, a new challenge-based website, the... more
A stellar Easter egg  ESA · 6 days
Space Science Image of the Week: Unwrapping the Egg Nebula to reveal the late stages of a star's life more
ESA opening up to new ideas  ESA · 1 week
ESA aims to harness a new resource for future space activities: ideas from European researchers, businesses and the general public. Through its new Open... more
Getting ready to chart sea level  ESA · 1 week
Records show that, on average, global sea level rose by 3.2 mm a year between 1993 and 2018, but hidden within this average is... more
Europe’s institutions consider using Ariane 6 and Vega-C  ESA · 1 week
ESA and Arianespace are giving full support to European institutional customers to launch their missions on Ariane 6 and Vega-C. more
Drop test proves technologies for reusable microlauncher  ESA · 1 week
Spain’s PLD Space, supported by ESA, has demonstrated the technologies for a reusable first stage of their orbital microlauncher, Miura 5. more
Rocket break-up provides rare chance to test debris formation  ESA · 1 week
The discarded ‘upper stage’ from a rocket launched almost ten years ago has recently crumbled to pieces. more
English Channel  ESA · 1 week
Earth observation image of the week: the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over the busy maritime highways of the English Channel more
Thanks a million  ESA · 1 week
One million in our Instagram community @europeanspaceagency - thank you for being a part of it! more
Europe’s institutions consider Ariane 6 and Vega-C  ESA · 1 week
ESA and Arianespace are giving full support to European institutional customers to launch their missions on Ariane 6 and Vega-C. more
Doing up the deep dish  ESA · 1 week
ESA's 35-m deep space antenna in Malargüe, Argentina, has had a major refurbishment, getting it ready for the launch of Euclid in 2022 and able to... more
Exoplanet detectors  ESA · 1 week
Our future mission Plato, due to launch in 2026, will use highly sensitive light detectors to monitor the brightness of thousands of stars in search of Earth-sized planets more
First results from the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter  ESA · 2 weeks
New evidence of the impact of the recent planet-encompassing dust storm on water in the atmosphere, and a surprising lack... more
Cold fire  ESA · 2 weeks
Technology image of the week: Cold plasma tested aboard the International Space Station is now being harnessed against drug-resistant bacteria more
Astronaut's 9 to 5  ESA · 2 weeks
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer during spacewalk training more
Fireworks of blue lightning and gamma rays above thunderclouds  ESA · 2 weeks
After only one year in space, the Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) on the International Space Station has given... more
European quantum communications network takes shape  ESA · 2 weeks
Today’s interconnected world is ever more vulnerable to cyberattacks, emphasising the importance of secure encryption to protect Europe’s critical infrastructure and communications. An agreement... more
Calm your restless legs with a solution from space  ESA · 2 weeks
Dutch start-up company Relegs has developed a medical device for instantaneous relief of discomfort caused by Restless Legs... more
ESA Impact 2019  ESA · 2 weeks
Quarter 1 is now online. Browse the stunning images and videos of our activities so far this year more
Staying fit in space  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA's exercise team lead shares how astronauts maintain their muscles in space more
Devil in the detail  ESA · 2 weeks
Space Science Image of the Week: ExoMars orbiter captures the details of intense dust devil activity on Mars more
Stargazing technology used to spot cancer  ESA · 2 weeks
An X-ray machine which uses space technology to generate crystal clear images that doctors can use to detect the early signs of cancer has... more
Martian soil detox could lead to new medicines  ESA · 2 weeks
Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is one of humankind’s major long-term health challenges. Now research into helping humans live on Mars... more
ExoMars carrier module prepares for final pre-launch testing  ESA · 2 weeks
The module that will carry the ExoMars rover and surface science platform from Earth to Mars has arrived in Italy... more
Music for space  ESA · 2 weeks
Music has long been known to affect people’s mood. A certain tune can lift you up or bring you to tears, make you focus, relax or even run faster. Now... more
Flight dynamics – what?  ESA · 2 weeks
Every spacecraft has a dedicated team of 'spacecraft navigators' – experts in flight dynamics who work with extraordinary precision to ensure it ends up in the right place.... more
Breathe easier  ESA · 2 weeks
For UN World Health Day, we look at how monitoring air quality can help with health and wellbeing more
Space-enabled mobile laboratory ready for medical emergencies  ESA · 2 weeks
A laboratory that enables first responders to combat biological hazards and infectious diseases rapidly and safely has demonstrated its strengths during a... more
Who's in control?  ESA · 2 weeks
Down on Earth, teams of specialists control every move made by the spacecraft we send into space. Click through these images to explore some of the many control rooms located... more
Aeolus well on the way to improving forecasts  ESA · 2 weeks
Assessing the accuracy of data being returned by completely new technology in space is a challenging task. But this is... more
Preserving heritage data at ESA  ESA · 2 weeks
Why is archiving and curating heritage satellite data so fundamentally important? How can heritage data from old satellites be used to compare with current findings? more
We fly  ESA · 2 weeks
Peek behind the curtains of ESA's mission control, and discover the specialist teams who fly our world-class spacecraft more
Self-driving spacecraft set for planetary defence expedition  ESA · 2 weeks
Engineers designing ESA’s Hera planetary defence mission to the Didymos asteroid pair are developing advanced technology to let the spacecraft steer itself... more
Egyptian crop circles  ESA · 2 weeks
Earth observation image of the week: this long-time series shows the development over 21 years of an important land reclamation project in the Western Desert of Egypt more
BepiColombo is ready for its long cruise  ESA · 2 weeks
Following a series of tests conducted in space over the past five months, the ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission has successfully completed its near-Earth... more
A decade-long quest to build an ecosystem in a room  ESA · 2 weeks
Yesterday the MELiSSA pilot plant at the University of Barcelona celebrated 10 years spent demonstrating the... more
Controlling the future  ESA · 2 weeks
New, innovative software developed by ESA will ensure future missions fly flawlessly. From virtual reality to autonomous robots, check out our video on the future of mission control more
Preserving data  ESA · 2 weeks
Through its Heritage Data Programme, ESA ensures the preservation and access to Earth observation satellite data for now and the future more
Hidden connections  ESA · 2 weeks
Operations image of the week: Mission controllers will link up with ESA’s new Sun-observing satellite before it’s even left Earth more
Copernicus Masters 2019 submissions open  ESA · 3 weeks
The Copernicus Masters 2019 competition is now open for submissions. This international competition awards prizes to innovative solutions, developments and ideas for business and society  that... more
ESA boosts startup to the Moon  ESA · 3 weeks
European Space Agency operations specialists are helping flight planners at new European space startup PTScientists, headquartered in Berlin, pilot their way to the Moon.... more
How NASA Earth data aids America, state by state
Successful tests of a cooler way to transport electricity
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Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station
Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula
Video: Is it really 'dry clean only'?
New carbon dioxide capture technology is not the magic bullet against climate change
These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years
Researchers develop new platform that recreates cancer in a dish to quickly determine the best bacterial therapy
Dead pig brains bathed in artificial fluid showed signs of cellular life