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Astronomy - Life Sciences
04.09.2015
Sentinel-2 catches eye of algal storm
The Sentinel-2A satellite has been in orbit for only a matter of weeks, but new images of an algal bloom in the Baltic Sea show that it is already exceeding expectations. Built essentially as a land monitoring mission, Sentinel-2 will also certainly find its way into marine applications. Warm weather and calm seas this August have increased the amount of biological activity in the central Baltic Sea, with the Finnish algae monitoring service Alg@line reporting a dominance of cyanobacteria in the region at this time.
Astronomy
04.09.2015
Mission team ready for Galileo launch
When the next pair of Galileo satellites is boosted into orbit next Friday, a team of mission control experts in Darmstadt, Germany, will spring into action, working around the clock to bring the duo through their critical first days in space.
Astronomy
04.09.2015
New arrivals
Europe's ninth and tenth Galileo satellites have been attached to the dispenser that will hold them during their flight up into space, then release them into their planned orbits.
Astronomy
04.09.2015
ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen begins busy International Space Station tour
ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen arrived at the Internation Space Station today after a two-day flight with Soyuz spacecraft commander Sergei Volkov and Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov.
Astronomy
04.09.2015
Docking replay
ESA Space in Images Title LISA Pathfinder launch sequence Released 31/08/2015 3:00 pm Copyright ESA/ATG medialab Description Scheduled for launch in late 2015, E
Astronomy
03.09.2015
Astronomy
02.09.2015
ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen launched to Space Station
ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen, commander Sergei Volkov and Aidyn Aimbetov were launched into space this morning 2 September at 04:37:43 GMT (06:37:43 CEST) from Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.
Astronomy
01.09.2015
Latest Galileos closing in on launch
Europe's ninth and tenth Galileo satellites have been attached to the dispenser that will hold them during their flight up into space, then release them into their planned orbits.
Astronomy - Event
01.09.2015
LISA Pathfinder set for launch site
LISA Pathfinder, ESA's demonstrator for spaceborne observations of gravitational waves, is ready to leave for Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
28.08.2015
Galileo satellites fuelled and ready for launcher attachment
Europe's latest Galileo satellites are fully fuelled, leaving them ready to be attached to their launcher upper stage in preparation for their 11 September launch.
Astronomy
28.08.2015
Call For Media: Press briefing on launch of Galileo satellites 9/10
The next two satellites in Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system will be launched together on 11 September, taking its orbital constellation a step closer to initial services.
Astronomy
27.08.2015
Longer flight to the International Space Station for Andreas Mogensen
ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen will leave for the International Space Station from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 2 September with commander Sergei Volkov and Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
27.08.2015
Astronaut Andreas to try sub-millimetre precision task on Earth from orbit
Early September will see the very first force-feedback-based teleoperation of a rover-based robotic arm system on Earth from the International Space Station, orbiting 400 km above our heads.
Astronomy
25.08.2015
Gaia’s first year of scientific observations
ESA Space in Videos ESA Web-TV Watch in: MP4 (301.42 MB) SOURCE MOV (571.25 MB) Title iriss mission hatch opening Released 04/09/2015 Language E
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
24.08.2015
ESO and ESA Directors General sign Cooperation Agreement
Australian desert This spectacular image captured by Sentinel-2A on 13 July features Lake Amadeus, in Australia's Northern Territory.
Astronomy
21.08.2015
Chasing ice
ESA Space in Videos ESA Web-TV Title iriss mission docking Released 04/09/2015 Language English Footage Type Exterior shot Copyright ESA Description
Astronomy
20.08.2015
Ariane 5’s fourth launch of 2015
ESA Space in Videos ESA Web-TV Watch in: MP4 (38.01 MB) Title iriss mission liftoff Released 02/09/2015 Length 00:04:45 Language English Fo
Astronomy
20.08.2015
The tumultuous heart of our Galaxy
Europe's ninth and tenth Galileo satellites have been attached to the dispenser that will hold them during their flight up into space, then release them into their planned orbits.
Astronomy
13.08.2015
Astronomy
06.07.2015
Luca Parmitano: this year’s Captain NEEMO
The crew at Concordia have not seen the Sun for over 40 days now and they are not even halfway through the Antarctic winter.
Environmental Sciences
30.06.2015
Helping Europe prepare for asteroid risk
The headline sounds a little bit like "My first day at school", and in fact it is similar: My new role as Director General of the European Space Agency demands a lot of learning.
Astronomy
04.05.2015
In the belly of the Swan
ESA Space in Images Title Akari view of the Cygnus region in the Milky Way Released 04/05/2015 10:00 am Copyright JAXA Description The constellation of Cygnus is one of the most recognisable in the northern hemisphere.
Environmental Sciences - Astronomy
04.05.2015
Business/Economics
30.04.2015
Earth Sciences
30.04.2015
Land shifts in Nepal
ESA Space in Images Title Nepal earthquake displacement Released 30/04/2015 1:45 pm Copyright DLR/EOC Description Based on data from the Sentinel-1A satellite, t
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
29.04.2015
Mercury orbiter unboxed
ESA Space in Images Title Unboxing Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter flight model Released 29/04/2015 4:48 pm Copyright ESA-A. Le Floc'h Description Unboxing
Astronomy
29.04.2015
Tracking Japan’s asteroid impact mission
ESA is set to support Japan's 'touch-and-go' Hayabusa-2 spacecraft, now en route to a little-known asteroid, helping to boost the scientific return from this audacious mission.
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
29.04.2015
Nepal earthquake on the radar
On 25 April, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, claiming over 5000 lives and affecting millions of people. Satellite images are being used to support emergency aid organisations, while geo-scientists are using satellite measurements to analyse the effects of the earthquake on the land. Radar imagery from the Sentinel-1A satellite shows that the maximum land deformation is only 17 km from Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, which explains the extremely high damage experienced in this area.
Medicine/Pharmacology
29.04.2015
Space aids Ebola patients
New antiviral drugs to treat Ebola patients in West Africa have been tested with the help of a transportable diagnostics laboratory developed with ESA's support.
Astronomy - Medicine/Pharmacology
28.04.2015
Ready to fly
ESA Space in Images Title Zero-G A310 Released 28/04/2015 10:58 am Copyright Sébastien Rouquette Description The refitted Airbus A310 aircraft is on the runway and ready for its first flight for weightless research next week. Although the aircraft can weigh up to 157 tonnes, skilled pilots will angle its nose 50° upwards to create brief periods of weightlessness.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
28.04.2015
Saturn’s sponge-like moon
ESA Space in Images Title Saturn's sponge-like moon Hyperion Released 28/04/2015 10:00 am Copyright NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Description The subject of t
Astronomy
26.04.2015
Ariane 5’s first launch of 2015
An Ariane 5 has lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana and delivered two telecom satellites into their planned orbits.
Environmental Sciences
24.04.2015
Florida
ESA Space in Images Title Florida, United States of America Released 24/04/2015 10:00 am Copyright Copernicus data (2014)/ESA Description Part of the US state of Florida is pictured in this image from the Sentinel-1A satellite.
Astronomy
23.04.2015
Astronomy
23.04.2015
Preparing to launch ’colour vision’ satellite
The latest satellite for the European Commission's environmental Copernicus programme has arrived safe and sound in French Guiana for launch on 11 June.
Astronomy
23.04.2015
Hubble 25
ESA Space in Images Title Hubble 25 (without title) Released 23/04/2015 3:15 pm Copyright see links to individual images for credits Description From planets to p
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
23.04.2015
Celestial fireworks celebrate Hubble’s 25th anniversary
This glittering tapestry of young stars exploding into life in a dramatic fireworks display has been released today to celebrate 25 incredible years of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Astronomy - Event
23.04.2015
Space artist nominated for prestigious prize
Katie Paterson's ESA-supported work Campo del Cielo, Field of the Sky - which included a symbolic return to space for a chunk of meteorite - has been shortlisted for the International Prize for Contemporary Art, granted by the Foundation Prince Pierre de Monaco.
Physics/Materials Science
22.04.2015
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
22.04.2015
Perseverance paves way for wind laser
Developing new satellite instruments is always challenging, but at times more head-scratching is needed to create something truly cutting-edge.
Astronomy - Life Sciences
22.04.2015
Second Dragon, fruit flies and fresh coffee for Samantha
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is nearing the end of her six-month Futura mission but her action-packed stay on the International Space Station is showing no signs of slowing down. Last Friday saw the arrival of the second Dragon cargo ferry for Samantha. She controlled the 16 m-long robot arm to grab the spacecraft and pull it to the Space Station with NASA astronaut Terry Virts providing support.
Computer Science/Telecom
22.04.2015
Light out of darkness
ESA Space in Images Title Laser test bench Released 22/04/2015 9:35 am Copyright ESA-A. Le Floc'h Description This ESA test bench is usually shrouded in darkness, except for the laser beam being projected across it.
Astronomy
21.04.2015
Spin service
ESA Space in Images Title Claude Nicollier repairing Hubble Released 20/02/2002 2:26 pm Copyright NASA Description This week marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble space telescope.
Astronomy
20.04.2015
Thor’s neon-hued helmet
ESA Space in Images Title Intense X-rays sculpt Thor's neon-hued helmet Released 20/04/2015 10:00 am Copyright J.A. Toala & M.A. Guerrero (IAA-CSIC), Y.-H&
Environmental Sciences - Astronomy
17.04.2015
Fast access to CryoSat’s Arctic ice measurements now available
ESA's ice mission has become the first satellite to provide information on Arctic sea-ice thickness in near-real time to aid maritime activities in the polar region. Marking five years in orbit just last week, CryoSat is the first mission to deliver complete maps of Arctic sea-ice thickness - a key indicator of global climate change and of the state of the Arctic itself.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
17.04.2015
Astronomy - Environmental Sciences
16.04.2015
GOCE helps tap into sustainable energy resources
Going far above and beyond its original mission objectives, results from the GOCE gravity satellite are now being used to produce maps for geothermal energy development. Geothermal energy is heat from under Earth's surface. From hot springs to magma, this energy provides a clean, sustainable resource that can be used to generate electricity, heat buildings, grow plants in greenhouses and many other applications.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
14.04.2015
Rosetta and Philae find comet not magnetised
Measurements made by Rosetta and Philae during the probe's multiple landings on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko show that the comet's nucleus is not magnetised. Studying the properties of a comet can provide clues to the role that magnetic fields played in the formation of Solar System bodies almost 4.6 billion years ago.
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