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Earth Sciences
29.07.2016
Iranian painting
Iranian painting
The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over to northeastern Iran, the second largest country in the Middle East. A dryland area, most of Iran's territory is classified as arid and semi-arid, about half of which is characterised by rangeland, barren land and mountains.
Astronomy
28.07.2016
How are comets born?
How are comets born?
Detailed analysis of data collected by Rosetta show that comets are the ancient leftovers of early Solar System formation, and not younger fragments resulting from subsequent collisions between other, larger bodies.
Administration/Government - Astronomy
28.07.2016
Astronomy
28.07.2016
Engine burn gives Mars mission a kick
Engine burn gives Mars mission a kick
Following a lengthy firing of its powerful engine this morning, ESA's ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is on track to arrive at the Red Planet in October.
Medicine/Pharmacology
27.07.2016
Astronomy
27.07.2016
One ring to bind them
One ring to bind them
The docking ring used by ESA's Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo spacecraft for five missions to the International Space Station is displayed in the laboratory corridor of ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands.
Astronomy
25.07.2016
Astronomy
25.07.2016
Meandering Moon feature
Meandering Moon feature
This strangely meandering channel, carved on the Moon, is one of the most famous features on our nearest celestial neighbour. It shot to fame in July 1971 when the two astronauts of Apollo 15 drove their lunar rover to its very edge.
Earth Sciences
22.07.2016
Tonga
Tonga
The island of Tongatapu and the nearby smaller islands - all part of the Kingdom of Tonga archipelago in the southern Pacific Ocean - are pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 23 May. Tonga's population is spread across 36 of Tonga's 169 islands, but about 70% live on this main island.
Astronomy
21.07.2016
ExoMars/TGO hangout
Google hangout with ExoMars mission experts for an update on the cruise to Mars, the crucial mid-course manoeuvre on 28 July and the upcoming preparations for the arrival phase. The hangout was held on 26 July at 16:00 CEST/14:00 GMT.
Astronomy - Environment/Sustainable Development
21.07.2016
Return to the underwater Space Station
Return to the underwater Space Station
This year, NASA's underwater training mission for astronauts promises to be longer and better than ever. Starting on 21 July, space agencies will test technologies and research international crew behaviour for long-duration missions using a permanent underwater base off the coast of Florida.
Astronomy
21.07.2016
Mars navigation
Mars navigation
In order to precisely deliver the Schiaparelli landing demonstrator module to the martian surface and then insert ExoMars/TGO into orbit around the Red Planet, it's necessary to pin down the spacecraft's location to within just a few hundred metres at a distance of more than 150 million km.
Astronomy
20.07.2016
Dragon chase
Dragon chase
An excellent early morning twilight image showing the International Space Station (thick streak) with the SpaceX Dragon CRS-9 cargo vessel (thin streak) seen chasing it approximately 25 seconds later.
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
19.07.2016
Making for space
Making for space
ESA's latest technical laboratory, inaugurated today by Director General Jan Woerner, will help to understand the capabilities of 3D printing and other advanced manufacturing techniques for future space missions.
Astronomy
19.07.2016
Active tracking of astronaut rad-exposures targeted
Active tracking of astronaut rad-exposures targeted
Radiation is an invisible hazard of spaceflight, but a new monitoring system for ESA astronauts gives a realtime snapshot of their exposure. The results will guide researchers preparing for deep-space missions to come.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
18.07.2016
What lies beneath
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Astronomy
18.07.2016
Nameless and ancient
Nameless and ancient
This striking perspective view from ESA's Mars Express shows an unnamed but eye-catching impact crater on Mars. This region sits south-west of a dark plain named Mare Serpentis (literally 'the sea of serpents?), which in turn is located in Noachis Terra (literally 'the land of Noah?).
Astronomy
18.07.2016
Chilly summer for Sentinel-2B
Chilly summer for Sentinel-2B
While most of us may be looking forward to spending some time in the sunshine this summer, the Sentinel-2B satellite is being subjected to the extreme cold of space to make sure it is fit for life in orbit.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
15.07.2016
Sundarbans web
Title Sundarbans web Released 15/07/2016 10:00 am Copyright Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016), processed by ESA Description The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the very eastern part of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh, in this natural-colour image.
Careers/Employment
14.07.2016
Astronomy - Administration/Government
13.07.2016
Europe's workhorse Sentinel ready for action
Europe’s workhorse Sentinel ready for action
Getting the bigger picture on the health of our planet drew another step closer today as Europe's Sentinel-3A satellite was handed over to Eumetsat for operations.
Astronomy
13.07.2016
Far-out Proba-3
Title Proba-3 Released 13/07/2016 9:48 am Copyright ESA-P. Carril, 2013 Description ESA's double-satellite Proba-3 mission will be flying where no previous member of the Proba minisatellite family has gone before - up to 60 000 km away, a seventh of the way to the Moon.
Administration/Government
12.07.2016
ESA commits to next stage of UK revolutionary rocket engine
ESA commits to next stage of UK revolutionary rocket engine
The UK's Farnborough airshow today saw ESA's commitment to the next step in developing a revolutionary air-breathing rocket engine that could begin test firings in about four years.
Astronomy
12.07.2016
Comet cliffs
Title Comet cliffs Released 11/07/2016 5:41 pm Copyright ESA/Rosetta/NavCam - CC BY-SA IGO 3.0 Description This striking view of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reveals portions of both comet lobes, with dramatic shadows on the 'neck' region between them.
Astronomy
08.07.2016
Return to light for underground astronauts
Return to light for underground astronauts
Yesterday, the international team of six astronauts from China, Japan, USA, Spain and Russia returned to daylight after spending six nights underground simulating a mission exploring another planet.
08.07.2016
Astronomy - Business/Economics
08.07.2016
Setting a satellite to catch a satellite
Setting a satellite to catch a satellite
The target is set: a large derelict satellite currently silently tumbling its way through low orbit.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
08.07.2016
Malaspina Glacier
Title Malaspina Glacier Released 08/07/2016 10:00 am Copyright ESA Description The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over southeastern Alaska to the Malaspina Glacier. The climate and topography of this area over the last 12.5 million years have been favourable for glaciers.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
06.07.2016
A study in scarlet
Title Netherlands imaged by Proba-V Released 06/07/2016 11:34 am Copyright ESA/Belspo - produced by VITO Description A false-colour image of the Netherlands, as seen in infrared by E
Astronomy
05.07.2016
Underground pool
Title Underground pool Released 27/06/2016 3:02 pm Copyright ESA-V.Crobu Description Astronauts from five space agencies around the world are taking part in ESA-s CAVES training course - Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and Exercising human behaviour and performance Skills.
Astronomy - Business/Economics
05.07.2016
And the winner is - satellites for saving energy
And the winner is - satellites for saving energy
Improve your car's fuel efficiency by using satellite data won this year's ActInSpace, a hackathon weekend involving 800 people in 24 cities in 12 countries looking for everyday uses of space.
Astronomy - Chemistry
05.07.2016
Exposed to space and back on Earth
Exposed to space and back on Earth
In the excitement of watching Tim Peake, Yuri Malenchenko and Tim Kopra land on Earth on 18 June after 186 days in space, all attention was focused on the astronauts and their bumpy ride. But also hitching a ride in the Soyuz capsule were 46 species of small organisms and more than 150 organic compounds. Their voyage was even more intense than the astronaut trio's - these samples spent 18 months in space, bolted to the outside of the International Space Station. This 'Expose-R2?
Astronomy
05.07.2016
On thin ice: Enceladus
Title Enceladus and its paper-thin crust Released 05/07/2016 2:00 pm Copyright LPG-CNRS-U. Nantes/Charles U., Prague Description Of all the icy moons in the Solar System, Saturn-s moon Enceladus is probably the ‘hottest' when measured for its potential to host life.
Astronomy - Life Sciences
04.07.2016
A decade of plant biology in space
A decade of plant biology in space
On this day 10 years ago, Space Shuttle Discovery was launched to the International Space Station carrying ESA's European Modular Cultivation System - a miniature greenhouse to probe how plants grow in weightlessness.
Astronomy
01.07.2016
CAVES: exploring inner space for outer space
CAVES: exploring inner space for outer space
Today, an international team of six astronauts from China, Japan, USA, Spain and Russia will descend into the caves of Sardinia, Italy, to explore the depths and train for life in outer space. One of the last unexplored environments on our planet, caves offer parallels to exploring space.
Astronomy
01.07.2016
Once upon a time
ESA Space in Videos ESA Web-TV Watch in: MP4 (43.15 MB) SOURCE MP4 (377.04 MB) Title Once upon a time...
Life Sciences
01.07.2016
Citizens’ Debate
On 10 September 2016 about 2000 citizens from 22 European countries will participate in the first Citizens' Debate on Space for Europe.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
01.07.2016
Mount St Helens
ESA Space in Images Title Mount St Helens Released 01/07/2016 10:00 am Copyright Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016), processed by ESA Description Sentinel-2A captured this image of Mount St Helens in the US state of Washington on 8 February.
Astronomy
30.06.2016
Rosetta finale set for 30 September
Rosetta finale set for 30 September
Rosetta is set to complete its mission in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet on 30 September. The mission is coming to an end as a result of the spacecraft's ever-increasing distance from the Sun and Earth.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
30.06.2016
Asteroid Day at ESA
ESA is participating in today's international Asteroid Day , to mark the largest observed asteroid strike in recorded history - the 1908 airburst above Tunguska in Siberia.
Media
29.06.2016
Dawn of Asteroid Day
ESA Space in Images Title AIM at Didymos Released 29/06/2016 8:41 am Copyright ESA - ScienceOffice.org Description ESA's proposed Asteroid Impact Mission and its twin CubeSats, with its microlander in place on the smaller of the two Didymos asteroids.
Astronomy
28.06.2016
Underground and wet
ESA Space in Images Title Underground and wet Released 27/06/2016 3:02 pm Copyright ESA-V.Crobu Description Astronauts from five space agencies around the world
Astronomy
27.06.2016
In full flight
ESA Space in Images Title Testing Schiaparelli's parachute Released 27/06/2016 1:25 pm Copyright USAF Arnold Engineering Development Complex Description This is
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
24.06.2016
Mediterranean wonders
ESA Space in Images Title Mediterranean Wonders Released 24/06/2016 10:00 am Copyright Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data [2016]/ processed by ESA Descripti
Astronomy
23.06.2016
Underground astronauts preparing for space
We usually send them 400 km up, but next week ESA will be sending six astronauts 800 m underground into the rocky caves of Sardinia, Italy. The caving course recreates aspects of a space expedition with an international crew and has become an essential part of ESA's astronaut training.
Environment/Sustainable Development
22.06.2016
Sentinel space testing
ESA Space in Images Title Sentinel-2B entering LSS Released 22/06/2016 3:22 pm Copyright ESA-G. Porter Description ESA's Sentinel-2B Earth-observing satellit
Astronomy
22.06.2016
Floating Piers
ESA Space in Images Title 'Floating Piers' on Lake Iseo Released 22/06/2016 3:47 pm Copyright Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016)/ESA Description T
Astronomy - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
21.06.2016
Sensing Orion
ESA Space in Images Title Sensing Orion Released 21/06/2016 2:29 pm Copyright ESA-J. Harrod Description A test version of the European Service Module at NASA's Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, USA.
Astronomy - Media
21.06.2016
Tim Peake meets the media
ESA Space in Videos ESA Web-TV Title Tim's first news conference back on Earth Released : 21/06/2016 Language English Footage Type Live Footage Copyright
Astronomy
20.06.2016
The spider in the loop
ESA Space in Images Title The spider in the loop Released 20/06/2016 1:36 pm Copyright ESA and the Planck Collaboration Description This multicoloured swirl of yellow and blue shows a prominent ring of gas near the North Celestial Pole.
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