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To Europe’s spaceport

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 16:20

Meet our new space explorers as they begin their journey to Mercury …via Amsterdam airport and Europe’s spaceport in Kourou

Sentinel-3B on launch pad

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 11:40

The next Sentinel satellite for Europe’s environmental monitoring Copernicus programme is poised for liftoff from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia.

Ion beam on

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 09:10

Space Science Image of the Week: Supercomputer simulations show how plasma flows around the spacecraft when BepiColombo fires its ion thrusters

Week In Images

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 14:50

Our week through the lens:
16-20 April 2018

Henderson Island

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: marking Earth Day, Sentinel-2 shows us a remote South Pacific island, which may look untouched by humans but is littered with tonnes of plastic

Earth from Space

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 09:05

Ahead of Earth Day, this edition features a Sentinel-2 image of a remote South Pacific island, which may look idyllic but is littered with tonnes of plastic

Happy birthday Hubble!

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 15:05

Sail across the Lagoon Nebula on the occasion of the Hubble Space Telescope's 28th anniversary

Mini-hyperspectral view

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 08:00

Technology image of the week: First-light view from the HyperScout CubeSat imager

Looking at Horizons

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 14:39

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst discusses Horizons mission during press conference

Walking on the Moon – underwater

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 09:28

It’s one of the deepest ‘swimming pools’ in Europe, but for three years has been helping preparations for a human return to the Moon. ESA’s Neutral Buoyancy Facility at the European Astronaut Centre has been the site of the ‘Moondive’ study, using specially weighted spacesuits to simulate lunar gravity, which is just one sixth that of Earth.

An icy mirage?

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 10:25

Space Science Image of the Week: Mars Express uses radar to penetrate the crust of the Red Planet and explore what lies beneath

Storm hunter in position

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 19:20

The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor, also known as the Space Storm Hunter, was installed today outside the European space laboratory Columbus.

Week In Images

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 14:45

Our week through the lens:
9-13 April 2018

Hyderabad

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2A takes us over Hyderabad in southern India

Earth from Space

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 09:05

This week's edition features a Sentinel-2A image of one of the largest metropolitan areas in India: Hyderabad

Training day

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 16:10

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst training ahead of his summer launch to the Space Station

Mars impact crater or supervolcano?

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 10:00

These images from ESA’s Mars Express show a crater named Ismenia Patera on the Red Planet. Its origin remains uncertain: did a meteorite smash into the surface or could it be the remnants of a supervolcano?

Top tomatoes thanks to Mars missions

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 06:47

Next time you eat a tomato or sweet pepper, take a closer look, because there’s a good chance that its healthy appearance is thanks to one of US President Barack Obama’s speeches and ESA research for sending people on long space missions.

New dimension in design

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 08:00

Technology image of the week: A 3D alternative to conventional circuit boards for space

Mars Express v2.0

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 06:33

Every so often, your smartphone or tablet receives new software to improve its functionality and extend its life. Now, ESA’s Mars Express is getting a fresh install, delivered across over 150 million km of space.