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A year of space selfies  ESA · 9 hours
Space Science Image of the Week: BepiColombo’s first year in space, seen through the eyes of one of its selfie cams more
Island afire  ESA · 13 hours
Technology image of the week: ESA’s Proba-V catches smoke plumes rising from the island of Borneo more
Emerging cracks in the Pine Island Glacier  ESA · 3 days
The Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites have revealed new cracks, or rifts, in the Pine Island Glacier – one of the primary... more
Solar Orbiter ready to depart Europe  ESA · 3 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 · 3 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
Facing the Sun  ESA · 4 days
Get to know our Solar Orbiter mission and how it will answer some of the biggest open questions about our star more
Korean Peninsula  ESA · 4 days
Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-3 takes us over the Korean Peninsula more
Ice shelf Getz smaller  ESA · 5 days
Using images from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, this animation shows the B47 iceberg breaking off from the Getz Ice Shelf in West Antarctica more
AstroPlant green light  ESA · 6 days
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Latest citizen science kit gets green light more
Nobel-winning lithium-ion batteries powering space  ESA · 6 days
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
ExoMars parachute progress  ESA · 7 days
Positive steps towards solving the problems discovered with the ExoMars mission parachutes have been taken in the last month to keep on track for the July-August 2020 launch window. more
Striking find  ESA · 1 week
Space Science Image of the Week: Citizen scientist spots asteroid in Hubble image of Crab Nebula 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
Talking to the team  ESA · 1 week
French podcast Les Explorateurs talks to two members of the Hera asteroid mission team, manager Ian Carnelli (in French) and asteroid astronomer Alan Fitsimmons (in English) more
Alexei Leonov, the first spacewalker, passes away  ESA · 1 week
Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first person to conduct a spacewalk, passed away on 11 October, aged 85. more
Past, present and future  ESA · 1 week
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
Lake Natron  ESA · 2 weeks
Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us over two saline lakes in East Africa more
Typhoon Hagibis  ESA · 2 weeks
Japan braces for strong winds and torrential rain as Typhoon Hagibis approaches 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
Reflecting on deep space  ESA · 2 weeks
Operations image of the week: This 32-metre antenna is undergoing an important transformation. Soon, it will be ready to communicate with spacecraft across deep space 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
River relic spied by Mars Express  ESA · 2 weeks
Mars may seem to be an alien world, but many of its features look eerily familiar – such as this ancient, dried-up river system... 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
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
Astronauts and citizens team up against light pollution  ESA · 2 weeks
For an astronaut looking out of the International Space Station windows, city lights are brighter than the stars. To tackle... more
Metal from moondust  ESA · 2 weeks
Technology image of the week: Almost all the oxygen has been extracted from this pile of simulated moondust, leaving a mixture of metal alloys 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
Can oceans turn the tide on the climate crisis?  ESA · 2 weeks
As we pump more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the world is warming at an alarming rate, with... 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
Let's talk space  ESA · 2 weeks
Join the ‘next space generation’ for a digital interactive Space Talk on 8 October from 18:00 CEST, live from Paris, France, and have your say on future space activities 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
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
Amery berg  ESA · 3 weeks
A massive iceberg breaks off the Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica, as captured by Copernicus Sentinel-1 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
A flock of astronauts  ESA · 3 weeks
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Nine astronauts on the International Space Station makes for a full house 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
Full house for space science  ESA · 3 weeks
Three newcomers and two spacecraft make a full house in space. The population of the International Space Station rose to nine last week while European science... more
Parting views  ESA · 3 weeks
Space Science Image of the Week: One of Rosetta’s final images before touching down on the comet three years ago 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
Meeting of waters  ESA · 4 weeks
Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us over the junction where the Rio Negro and the Solimões river meet to form the Amazon River more
Ariane 6’s core engine completes qualification tests  ESA · 4 weeks
Ariane 6, Europe's next-generation launch vehicle, has passed another key development milestone. Its Vulcain 2.1 liquid-fuelled engine has now completed its qualification... more
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