Suited up for gravity

25.02.2020 14:22, ESA Top News

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Week in images: 17-21 February 2020

21.02.2020 14:00, ESA Top News

Week in images: 17-21 February 2020 Discover our week through the lens

Spiky walls for space testing

21.02.2020 10:21, ESA Top News

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Houston, Texas

21.02.2020 10:00, ESA Top News

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Earth from Space: Houston, Texas

21.02.2020 10:00, ESA Top News

Video: 00:02:55 In this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over Houston, the most populous city in Texas and the fourth largest in the US.See also Houston, Texas to download the...

XMM-Newton reveals giant flare from a tiny star

20.02.2020 15:00, ESA Top News

A star of about eight percent the Sun’s mass has been caught emitting an enormous ‘super flare’ of X-rays – a dramatic high-energy eruption that poses a fundamental problem for astronomers, who did not think it possible on stars that small.

ESA Start-up Competition seeks Europe’s brightest innovation stars

19.02.2020 16:45, ESA Top News

ESA is calling on ambitious start-ups to join the new ESA Start-up Competition. This opportunity is open to entrepreneurs in all ESA Member States that are developing innovative services and/or products using space technology. The winners will...

Ariane 5’s second launch of 2020

18.02.2020 23:50, ESA Top News

Ariane 5 has delivered two satellites, JCSAT-17 and Geo-Kompsat-2B, into their planned transfer orbits.

Commanding views

18.02.2020 14:01, ESA Top News

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New adventures in beds and baths for spaceflight

17.02.2020 16:22, ESA Top News

ESA is expanding its bedrest programme that allows researchers to study how human bodies react to living in space – without leaving their bed.

Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana

17.02.2020 11:30, ESA Top News

Video: 00:08:18 Europe's Spaceport lies northeast of South America in French Guiana, an overseas department of France. This location near the equator enables the Ariane, Soyuz and Vega launch vehicles operated at the Spaceport to...

First Solar Orbiter instrument sends measurements

17.02.2020 10:00, ESA Top News

First measurements by a Solar Orbiter science instrument reached the ground on Thursday 13 February providing a confirmation to the international science teams that the magnetometer on board is in good health following a...

Solar Orbiter braves challenging early days

14.02.2020 14:57, ESA Top News

At 16:00 CET on Thursday, 13 February, the critical first 83 hours of Solar Orbiter’s unique mission to study our star came to an end.

ESO Telescope Sees Surface of Dim Betelgeuse

14.02.2020 14:00, ESO Top News

Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have captured the unprecedented dimming of Betelgeuse, a red supergiant star in the constellation of Orion. The stunning new images of the star’s surface show not only the fading red supergiant...

Week in images: 10-14 February 2020

14.02.2020 13:17, ESA Top News

Bolivian highland heart

14.02.2020 10:00, ESA Top News

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Earth from space: Bolivian highland heart

14.02.2020 10:00, ESA Top News

Video: 00:00:00 For Valentine's Day, this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme features a Copernicus Sentinel-2 image, capturing a beautiful heart-shaped geographical formation in the dramatic landscape of the southern...

Paxi on the ISS: Fun facts about the ISS

13.02.2020 14:50, ESA Top News

Video: 00:03:52 Our alien friend Paxi went to visit American astronaut Anne McClain on board the International Space Station. Anne shares some fun facts about the ISS with Paxi.  Our alien friend Paxi went to visit American...

Two halves of a whole

13.02.2020 10:52, ESA Top News

Mars is very much a world of two halves, as this new image from ESA’s Mars Express highlights, showing where these dramatically different regions come together as one.

Iceberg shattered

12.02.2020 14:10, ESA Top News

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