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Microtechnics/Electroengineering
23.02.2017
Two radar eyes are better than one
Two radar eyes are better than one
A novel airborne experiment over the flat agricultural landscape of the Netherlands recently simulated, for the first time, images that could be taken by radar satellites orbiting in tandem. Involving two aircraft flying in very close formation with each carrying a radar instrument, this first flight is part of a larger campaign in Belgium next month.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
22.02.2017
MetOp's trial by vacuum
MetOp’s trial by vacuum
ESA Space in Images The payload module of MetOp-C, Europe's latest weather satellite, being lowered into Europe's largest vacuum chamber, the 10 m-diameter Large Space Simulator.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
21.02.2017
Propelling Orion
Propelling Orion
ESA Space in Images Even the most complex of systems comes down to properly configured wires and cables, such as those pictured here on the Propulsion Qualification Model of the Orion service module.
Astronomy
21.02.2017
The brightest, furthest pulsar in the Universe
The brightest, furthest pulsar in the Universe
ESA's XMM-Newton has found a pulsar - the spinning remains of a once-massive star - that is a thousand times brighter than previously thought possible. The pulsar is also the most distant of its kind ever detected, with its light travelling 50 million light-years before being detected by XMM-Newton. Pulsars are spinning, magnetised neutron stars that sweep regular pulses of radiation in two symmetrical beams across the cosmos.
Astronomy
20.02.2017
The thread of star birth
The thread of star birth
ESA Space in Images Stars are bursting into life all over this image from ESA's Herschel space observatory.
Astronomy
17.02.2017
ESA's six-legged Suntracker flying on a Dragon
ESA’s six-legged Suntracker flying on a Dragon
Tomorrow, a Space-X Dragon cargo ferry will be launched to the International Space Station packed with supplies, experiments, tools and food for the six astronauts living and working high above Earth.
Earth Sciences
17.02.2017
Ötztal Alps
Ötztal Alps
ESA Space in Images The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the Ötztal Alps in the western Austrian state of Tyrol in this image from 16 October 2016. The shadows across the image may play tricks on the eye, making the valleys - the green areas - look like they stand higher than the light blue mountains.
Astronomy
16.02.2017
SPAC3
A glimpse of the Spac3 project with ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli and Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering
16.02.2017
Sentinels warn of dangerous ice crack
Sentinels warn of dangerous ice crack
Following the appearance of a large crack in the ice shelf close to the Halley VI research station in Antarctica, information from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites helped to decide to close the base temporarily. Nourished by an inflow of ice from grounded glaciers and snow accumulating on its surface, Brunt Ice Shelf is a floating ice sheet in the Weddell Sea Sector of Antarctica.
Environment/Sustainable Development
16.02.2017
Art and space enter a new dimension
Art and space enter a new dimension
ESA's involvement in the world of art is entering a new dimension, thanks to the cooperation with the Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, with the idea of making space activities as inclusive as possible for more of the public on Earth.
Astronomy - Administration/Government
16.02.2017
Sentinel-2 teams prepare for space
Sentinel-2 teams prepare for space
Going to space is never routine, and Sentinel-2 mission controllers are leaving nothing to chance as they prepare for the critical days following next month's liftoff.
Astronomy - Business/Economics
16.02.2017
Fuel Sentinel-2B: done
Fuel Sentinel-2B: done
As liftoff day draws closer, the Sentinel-2B 'to do' list is shrinking as tasks are ticked off, including the tricky process of fuelling the satellite.
Astronomy
14.02.2017
Ariane 5 s first launch this year
Ariane 5 s first launch this year
An Ariane 5, operated by Arianespace, has delivered the Sky Brasil-1 and Telkom-3S telecom satellites into their planned orbits.
Astronomy
14.02.2017
Astronomy - Careers/Employment
14.02.2017
Asteroid Day 2017
Our Signatories Over 200 astronauts, scientists, Nobel Laureates, business leaders and artists signed the 100X Asteroid Declaration.
Astronomy
13.02.2017
Spacecraft shadow
ESA Space in Images Valentine's Day 2015 and ESA's Rosetta swooped in towards Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for a daring close encounter.
Life Sciences
10.02.2017
Sicilian snow
Sicilian snow
ESA Space in Images Part of the Italian island of Sicily is pictured in this false-colour image from the Sentinel-2A satellite.
Astronomy
09.02.2017
Green for Sentinel-2
Green for Sentinel-2
ESA Space in Images On Monday this week, 30 days before the scheduled launch of Sentinel-2B, flight director Pier Paolo Emanuelli reported that the - ground segment the hardware, systems and networks used on Earth to control the satellite in orbit - is ‘green' for launch.
09.02.2017
Door out of silence
Door out of silence
ESA Space in Images The doorway out of ESA's Hertz test chamber, used to test the radio performance of large space antennas, as captured by photographer Edgar Martin.
Astronomy
07.02.2017
Cape Town collage
Cape Town collage
ESA Space in Images ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is spending six months on the International Space Station on his Proxima mission.
Astronomy
07.02.2017
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
07.02.2017
Angling up for Mars science
Angling up for Mars science
ESA's latest Mars orbiter has moved itself into a new path on its way to achieving the final orbit for probing the Red Planet.
Astronomy
06.02.2017
Shedding star
Shedding star
ESA Space in Images This luminous star, AG Carinae, is losing mass at a phenomenal rate. Its powerful winds reach up to seven million km/hour, and exert enormous pressure on the clouds of material already expelled by the star.
Arts and Design - Astronomy
03.02.2017
Yuksek + Thomas Pesquet
This music video, directed by Jérôme de Gerlache, is a collaboration between French musician Yuksek and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet on the International Space Station.
Environment/Sustainable Development
03.02.2017
Astronomy - Environment/Sustainable Development
02.02.2017
Swirling spirals at the north pole of Mars
Swirling spirals at the north pole of Mars
A new mosaic from ESA's Mars Express shows off the Red Planet's north polar ice cap and its distinctive dark spiralling troughs.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
02.02.2017
A new recruit for ESA's astronaut corps
A new recruit for ESA’s astronaut corps
Matthias was among the 10 finalists in 2009 selection, and is now undergoing basic training at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany.
Politics - Life Sciences
02.02.2017
Botswana wetlands
Botswana wetlands
ESA Space in Images A river delta usually leads to the open sea, but the delta formed by the Okavango River is different.
Astronomy
01.02.2017
Steering for the Sun
Steering for the Sun
ESA Space in Images The smooth running of the mechanism that will align the solar wings powering Europe's latest weather satellite has been demonstrated using ESA's new microvibration unit. Sensitive enough to feel the multi-axis forces of a single falling feather, this unit is the latest addition to ESA's test centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
Astronomy
31.01.2017
Thomas feels home
Thomas feels home
ESA Space in Images Today, the International Space Station became a testbed for technologies that will allow astronauts to control rovers on planets as they orbit above.
Astronomy - Environment/Sustainable Development
30.01.2017
Wind satellite heads for final testing
Wind satellite heads for final testing
The road to realising ESA's Aeolus mission may have been long and bumpy, but developing novel space technology is, by its very nature, challenging.
Computer Science/Telecom
30.01.2017
Astronomy - Life Sciences
30.01.2017
Solar cell test
Solar cell test
ESA Space in Images ESA's CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite mission - Cheops - underwent important testing last year to be ready for launch by the end of 2018.
Computer Science/Telecom
28.01.2017
Astronomy - Environment/Sustainable Development
27.01.2017
First SmallGEO launch
Western Texas An area over the western end of the US state of Texas is pictured in this image from the Sentinel-2A satellite from 13 March 2016.
Astronomy - Computer Science/Telecom
27.01.2017
Liftoff for SmallGEO
Liftoff for SmallGEO
ESA's new small telecom platform was launched on its first mission in the early hours of this morning.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
27.01.2017
Western Texas
Western Texas
ESA Space in Images An area over the western end of the US state of Texas is pictured in this image from the Sentinel-2A satellite from 13 March 2016.
Astronomy
26.01.2017
Sunburnt country
Sunburnt country
ESA Space in Images In Australia, you can see a lot of red soil, which is red for the same reason that Mars appears red: iron oxide.
Astronomy
26.01.2017
Temple for the Moon
Temple for the Moon
ESA Space in Images A near-perpetually sunlit peak close to the Moon's south pole has been selected by ESA's artist-in-residence as the site of a building like no other.
Astronomy
25.01.2017
Astronomy
23.01.2017
Seasons turn
ESA Space in Images This animated gif shows the build up of frosts in a 73 x 41 km section of the north polar ice cap of Mars between November and December 2004.
Astronomy
20.01.2017
Space Station Moon
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is the International Space Station as it flies in front of the Moon as seen from ESA's space science centre near Madrid, Spain, on 14 January.
Earth Sciences
20.01.2017
Big Island
Big Island
ESA Space in Images The volcanic landscape of the largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago is pictured in this Sentinel-2A satellite image.
Social Sciences - Astronomy
18.01.2017
#Sentinel2Go launch
#Sentinel2Go launch
Be a part of Europe's Earth observation revolution: apply to join top Earth experts at the Sentinel launch SocialSpace on 6'7 March in Darmstadt, Germany.
Computer Science/Telecom
18.01.2017
SmallGEO briefing replay
ESA Space in Videos ESA Web-TV A special media briefing on SmallGEO and its first flight took place on 18 January, at ESA HQ in Paris, following on from Director General Jan Woerner's annual meeting of the press.
Astronomy
18.01.2017
Seizing the future
Seizing the future
ESA Space in Images ESA's proposed e.Deorbit mission, shown left, using a robotic arm to catch a derelict satellite - the baseline capture method for what would be the world's first active space debris removal mission, in 2024.
Astronomy
17.01.2017
Holding on
Holding on
ESA Space in Images ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet completed his first spacewalk last Friday together with NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough to complete a battery upgrade to the outpost's power system.
Computer Science/Telecom
16.01.2017
SmallGEO briefing
A special media briefing on SmallGEO and its first flight is taking place on Wednesday 18 January, at ESA HQ in Paris, following on from Director General Jan Woerner's annual meeting of the press.
Astronomy
16.01.2017
Daily Sun
Daily Sun
ESA Space in Images This montage of 366 images shows our Sun through the eyes of ESA's Proba-2 satellite, as seen each day in 2016.
Media
15.01.2017
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