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Sign across space

12 hours 54 min ago

Technology image of the week: Infrared and phosphorescent satellite markers could help future space servicing vehicles home in on targets

Bedbound commander

Tue, 23/04/2019 - 14:15

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: bedrest study participants test their spacecraft piloting skills

New comet viewer

Tue, 23/04/2019 - 07:00

Space Science Image of the Week: One of 70 000 images to explore in a new tool launched by Rosetta’s comet imaging team

Earth vs. asteroids: humans strike back

Mon, 22/04/2019 - 06:51

Incoming asteroids have been scarring our home planet for billions of years. This month humankind left our own mark on an asteroid for the first time: Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft dropped a copper projectile at very high speed in an attempt to form a crater on asteroid Ryugu. A much bigger asteroid impact is planned for the coming decade, involving an international double-spacecraft mission.

Week in images

Fri, 19/04/2019 - 14:10

Our week through the lens:
15 - 19 April 2019

Earth from Space

Fri, 19/04/2019 - 09:05

In this week's edition, discover one of the most remote islands in the world: Easter Island

Easter Island

Fri, 19/04/2019 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us over one of the most remote islands in the world

Happy Birthday Hubble!

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 15:30

The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 29th birthday with this incredible view of the Southern Crab Nebula

Mirror, mirror

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 08:30

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

Suspended animation

Tue, 16/04/2019 - 13:01

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Luca Parmitano practicing for spacewalk to repair dark-matter hunter

A stellar Easter egg

Mon, 15/04/2019 - 13:40

Space Science Image of the Week: Unwrapping the Egg Nebula to reveal the late stages of a star's life

Seeking innovative ideas: space for the oceans

Mon, 15/04/2019 - 07:20

ESA seeks your ideas for applying space technology to Earth-based problems. Through the Open Space Innovation Platform, a new challenge-based website, the Agency is hunting out bright ideas to monitor plastic waste polluting the oceans, and to improve the self-steering abilities of ships.

ESA opening up to new ideas

Fri, 12/04/2019 - 18:14

ESA aims to harness a new resource for future space activities: ideas from European researchers, businesses and the general public. Through its new Open Space Innovation Platform (OSIP), anyone is welcome to respond to space-related challenges.

Week in images

Fri, 12/04/2019 - 14:00

Our week through the lens:
8-12 April 2019

Earth from Space

Fri, 12/04/2019 - 14:00

This week's edition features the busy maritime traffic passing through the English Channel

Watch our Galileo smartphone app award and vote for your winner

Fri, 12/04/2019 - 13:40

On Thursday 18 April, you are cordially invited to view the final presentations of ESA’s second Galileo smartphone app competition – to develop an app capable of performing fixes using raw Galileo satnav measurements – as well as put your own vote in for your favourite.

Drop test proves technologies for reusable microlauncher

Fri, 12/04/2019 - 12:00

Spain’s PLD Space, supported by ESA, has demonstrated the technologies for a reusable first stage of their orbital microlauncher, Miura 5.

Rocket break-up provides rare chance to test debris formation

Fri, 12/04/2019 - 09:59

The discarded ‘upper stage’ from a rocket launched almost ten years ago has recently crumbled to pieces.

English Channel

Fri, 12/04/2019 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over the busy maritime highways of the English Channel

Thanks a million

Thu, 11/04/2019 - 15:00

One million in our Instagram community @europeanspaceagency - thank you for being a part of it!