ESA’s Hera asteroid mission borrows eyes of NASA’s Dawn

18.03.2019 11:17, ESA Top News

The mission to the smallest asteroid ever explored will employ the same main camera as the mission to the largest asteroids of all. ESA’s proposed Hera spacecraft to the Didymos asteroid pair has inherited its main imager from NASA’s...

Week in images

15.03.2019 15:25, ESA Top News

Our week through the lens: 11 - 15 March 2019

Earth from Space

15.03.2019 10:05, ESA Top News

In this week's edition, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Kenya’s capital, Nairobi

Insight in sight

14.03.2019 15:00, ESA Top News

ExoMars orbiter spots InSight lander on Mars

A Cosmic Bat in Flight

14.03.2019 15:00, ESO Top News

Hidden in one of the darkest corners of the Orion constellation, this Cosmic Bat is spreading its hazy wings through interstellar space two thousand light-years away. It is illuminated by the young stars nestled in its core — despite being...

ESA greenlight for UK's air-breathing rocket engine

14.03.2019 13:24, ESA Top News

The development programme of the world’s first air-breathing rocket engine has taken an additional significant step forward, which will lead to major testing milestones being undertaken within the next 18 months.  

Sentinels monitor converging ice cracks

14.03.2019 12:00, ESA Top News

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission shows how cracks cutting across Antarctica’s Brunt ice shelf are on course to truncate the shelf and release an iceberg about the size of Greater London – it’s just a matter of time.

Do the locomotion

13.03.2019 17:25, ESA Top News

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Slope test for ExoMars

Floating ideas for an airlock near the Moon

13.03.2019 11:00, ESA Top News

Assembly of a new habitable structure near the Moon, known as the Gateway, is scheduled to begin in 2023. The international project will allow humans to explore farther than ever before and it brings new opportunities for European...

Space tech poised to make air travel greener and more efficient

13.03.2019 10:29, ESA Top News

Passengers travelling through busy airports should soon face fewer delays and have a lower environmental impact, thanks to efforts to use airspace more efficiently. The Iris programme seeks to equip aircraft with satellite-based data...

Nitrogen dioxide pollution mapped

12.03.2019 16:50, ESA Top News

New maps that use information from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite reveal nitrogen dioxide emission being released into the atmosphere in cities and towns across the globe.

Cleaning Mars parachute

12.03.2019 11:17, ESA Top News

Technology image of the week: A test version of the main ExoMars 2020 parachute being heat treated in an ESA oven to make it sterile enough for the Red Planet

Testing space batteries to destruction for cleaner skies

12.03.2019 10:28, ESA Top News

Engineers descended into bunkers to test space batteries to destruction – through overheating, overcharging, short circuits and even by shooting them with bullets. The three-year test campaign is helping assess the risk of abandoned...

Testing space batteries to destruction for cleaner skies

12.03.2019 10:28, ESA Top News

Engineers descended into bunkers to test space batteries to destruction – through overheating, overcharging, short circuits and even by shooting them with bullets. The three-year test campaign is helping assess the risk of abandoned...

Gateway to the Moon

11.03.2019 18:00, ESA Top News

The International Space Station partners have endorsed plans to continue the development of the Gateway, an outpost around the Moon that will act as a base to support both robots and astronauts exploring the lunar surface.

Exoplanet watcher

11.03.2019 10:59, ESA Top News

Space Science Image of the Week: After completing final tests, our exoplanet satellite Cheops is ready for flight

Microlaunchers to grow Europe’s economy

10.03.2019 16:40, ESA Top News

A flourishing small satellites market is driving demand for new ways to access space. Recent industry feasibility studies backed by ESA for new microlauncher services, are creating new business opportunities.

Mikronosiče pomohou růstu evropské ekonomiky

10.03.2019 16:40, ESA Czech Republic

Rozkvétající trh s malými družicemi je za poptávkou po nových způsobe dopravy do vesmíru. Aktuální studie proveditelnosti podporovaná ESA studovala nově nabízené služby mikronosičů a vytváření nových obchodních příležitostí.

ESA helps business fly in space

10.03.2019 09:24, ESA Top News

New ‘cubesat’ technology and falling launch costs mean that businesses, universities and other organisations are increasingly able to launch their own small satellites. Now ESA is offering facilities and know-how to help them fly.

Space radiation detector can help to spot fake masterpieces

09.03.2019 16:10, ESA Top News

Technology originally developed for CERN’s Large Hadron Collider and then flown in space by ESA is now being used to analyse historic artworks, helping to detect forgeries.