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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.
Astronomy
13.04.2015
Alien contact
ESA Space in Images Title Comet activity 31 January - 25 March 2015 Released 13/04/2015 11:12 am Copyright ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM - CC BY-SA IGO 3.0 Description Four
Astronomy
13.04.2015
Rosetta latest results
Mosaic art at ESA's spacecraft operations centre ESOC in Darmstadt, Germany. French artist Invader is installing his iconic art at ESA establishments all over Europe and even on the International Space Station.
Astronomy - Life Sciences
13.04.2015
Defending the planet
ESA Space in Images Title Root cause Released 14/04/2015 2:14 pm Copyright University of Freiburg-F. Ditengou / T. Haser / AG Palme Description This
Environmental Sciences
13.04.2015
Calling all photographers!
For the launch of Sentinel-2A, ESA is inviting you to take part in a photo contest focusing on the theme of 'colour vision'.
Astronomy
10.04.2015
Patagonian glaciers
ESA Space in Images Title Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina Released 10/04/2015 10:00 am Copyright USGS/ESA Description Part of the Southern Patagonian Ice
Astronomy - Sport Sciences
08.04.2015
Heading for great heights
ESA Space in Images Title Thomas Pesquet with Tony Parker and Boris Diaw Released 07/04/2015 1:17 pm Copyright NASA-L. Harnett Description ESA astronaut Th
Astronomy
08.04.2015
Last stretch before being packed tight
Once in space, Sentinel-2A will open its solar wing to generate the power it needs to carry out the task of monitoring Earth's vegetation.
Astronomy
07.04.2015
Colourful cosmic curtains
ESA Space in Images Title Colourful cosmic curtains Released 07/04/2015 10:28 am Copyright C. Gauna Description This dramatic panorama shows a colourful, shimmering auroral curtain reflected in a placid Icelandic lake.
Astronomy
03.04.2015
Wanted: a mission name for astronaut Thomas
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will fly to the International Space Station next year on a six-month adventure of science in weightlessness.
Astronomy
03.04.2015
Ethereal ghosts
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Astronomy - Earth Sciences
03.04.2015
A year of radar vision
Sentinel-1A rides into space on a Soyuz Cameras mounted on the Soyuz Fregat upper stage that sent Sentinel-1A into space on 3 April 2014 captured this footage from liftoff to separation.
Astronomy
03.04.2015
Icy Baikal
ESA Space in Images Title Irkutsk and Lake Baikal Released 03/04/2015 10:00 am Copyright Copernicus data (2015)/ESA Description The city of Irkutsk (centre left)
Careers/Employment
01.04.2015
Letting drones see more
ESA Space in Images Title Augmented reality for drones Released 01/04/2015 8:46 am Copyright Sysveo Description Affordable eyes in the sky, drones have fast become a popular and versatile tool for land mapping.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
31.03.2015
ESA’s planetary defence test set for 2020
If an asteroid were spotted headed towards Earth, what could humanity do about it? ESA's latest mission is part of a larger international effort to find out.
Astronomy
31.03.2015
White space
ESA Space in Images Title White space Released 31/03/2015 12:08 pm Copyright ESA/IPEV/PNRA-B. Healey Description The Italian-French Concordia research station in Antarctica sits in the largest desert in the world.
Astronomy
31.03.2015
Herschel and Planck find missing clue to galaxy cluster formation
By combining observations of the distant Universe made with ESA's Herschel and Planck space observatories, cosmologists have discovered what could be the precursors of the vast clusters of galaxies that we see today. Galaxies like our Milky Way with its 100 billion stars are usually not found in isolation.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
30.03.2015
Galactic turmoil
ESA Space in Images Title The tumultuous heart of the Large Magellanic Cloud Released 30/03/2015 3:50 pm Copyright ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI Description A scene of jagged fiery peaks, turbulent magma-like clouds and fiercely hot bursts of bright light.
Astronomy
28.03.2015
Galileo eight
The EU's Galileo satellite navigation system now has eight satellites in orbit following the launch of the latest pair.
Astronomy
28.03.2015
Two new satellites join the Galileo constellation
The EU's Galileo satellite navigation system now has eight satellites in orbit following the launch of the latest pair.
Astronomy
28.03.2015
Galileo separation
ESA Space in Videos ESA Web-TV Title Galileo Soyuz Launch Live from Kourou - Part 2 Released 27/03/2015 Language English Footage Type Live Footage Copyr
Astronomy
27.03.2015
Launch replay
ESA Space in Videos ESA Web-TV Title Galileo Soyuz Launch Live from Kourou - Part 1 Released 27/03/2015 Language English Footage Type Live Footage Copyr
Astronomy
27.03.2015
Galileo lifts off
ESA Space in Videos ESA Web-TV Title Galileo liftoff replay Released 27/03/2015 Language English Footage Type Live Footage Copyright ESA/CNES/Arianespa
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
27.03.2015
Earth shifts in colour
Greenland ice streams This image combines two Sentinel-1A radar scans from 3 and 15 January 2015 to show ice velocities on outlet glaciers of Greenland's west coast. Sentinel-1 offers excellent capabilities for observing the velocities of Greenland's outlet glaciers with unprecedented temporal resolution at complete spatial coverage, extending and enhancing the time series of ice-velocity maps available from previous satellite sensors.
Physics/Materials Science
27.03.2015
ESA’s spaceplane back on dry land
ESA's recovered IXV spaceplane arrived at the Port of Livorno in Italy yesterday and is set to be taken to Turin for final analysis.
Business/Economics
27.03.2015
Psychedelic seabed
ESA Space in Images Title Aral Sea Released 27/03/2015 10:00 am Copyright Copernicus data (2014/2015)/ESA Description This multitemporal Sentinel-1A radar image shows the Aral Sea, located on the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in Central Asia. The Aral Sea is a striking example of humankind's impact on the environment and natural resources.
Astronomy
26.03.2015
Scuttling satellites to save space
It takes a lot of ingenuity - not to mention a massive quantity of sheer force - to get satellites into orbit.
Astronomy
26.03.2015
Galileo launch
Construction of Europe's navigation satellite constellation resumes on Friday, 27 March with the launch of the seventh and eighth Galileo satellites.
Astronomy
26.03.2015
The colours of orbit
ESA Space in Images Title The colours of orbit Released 25/03/2015 9:50 am Copyright ESA/NASA Description ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took these images from the International Space Station during her six-month mission.
Environmental Sciences
25.03.2015
Antarctic flow
ESA Space in Images Title Pine Island Glacier on Sentinel-1A's radar Released 25/03/2015 3:26 pm Copyright Copernicus data (2015)/ESA/A. Hogg/University of Leeds
Astronomy
25.03.2015
Stargazing’s shaky finish
ESA Space in Images Title Electrodynamic Shaker on BBC Stargazing Live Released 25/03/2015 1:12 pm Copyright BBC Description The normally shuttered doors of ESA'
Astronomy - Social Sciences
25.03.2015
SpaceUp Cologne
"Welcome, do you want to talk?" asks SpaceUp organiser Jan Svoboda, pointing at the session grid, a whiteboard depicting all speaker slots for the first day of SpaceUp Cologne.
Astronomy
25.03.2015
Cluster satellite catches up
One of the four Cluster satellites has shifted its orbit to ensure a safe reentry when the time comes, as well as providing a rare opportunity to study how a satellite's exhaust plume interacts with the solar wind.
Astronomy
25.03.2015
Galileo satellites enclosed for Friday’s launch
Thousands of engineers have worked on the seventh and eighth navigation satellites of Europe's Galileo constellation in recent years, but last Friday marked the very last time the spacecraft were glimpsed by human eyes.
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