French earthquake fault mapped

17.11.2019 13:18, ESA Top News

This week, southeast France was hit by a magnitude 5 earthquake with tremors felt between Lyon and Montélimar. The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission has been used to map the way the ground shifted as a result of the quake.

Replay of first #SpacewalkForAMS

15.11.2019 19:00, ESA Top News

Video: 07:00:52 On Friday 15 November, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA's Andrew Morgan exited the Space Station airlock on the first of at least four spacewalks to upgrade the cosmic ray detector, Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer...

Apply now for 2019 YGT opportunities!

15.11.2019 16:00, ESA Top News

More than 100 explorers wanted for this year’s Young Graduate Trainee opportunities at ESA!

Week in images

15.11.2019 14:45, ESA Top News

Discover our week through the lens (11-15 November 2019).

Sea-level monitoring satellite on show

15.11.2019 14:00, ESA Top News

Media representatives and mission partners gathered today in Germany to see a new satellite, which will take the lead in charting sea-level change, before it undergoes final testing and is packed up for shipment to the US for lift-off next year.

Earth from Space: Lake Tai

15.11.2019 10:00, ESA Top News

Video: 00:02:45 In this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the third largest freshwater lake in China.See also Lake Tai, China to download the image.

Lake Tai, China

15.11.2019 10:00, ESA Top News

Image: The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Lake Tai, the third largest freshwater lake in China. The lake, also known as Lake Taihu, is located in the Jiangsu province and is approximately 70 km long and 60 km wide, with...

Making planets in a rocket

14.11.2019 14:27, ESA Top News

How are celestial bodies created? Aside from philosophical questions, researchers are taking practical steps to investigate the very first moments when planets are born – on a sounding rocket launching from Sweden next week.

Proxima puts European space on silver screen

14.11.2019 11:42, ESA Top News

Proxima is the new film from French filmmaker Alice Winocour, about an ESA astronaut training for a long-duration mission on the International Space Station, with the cast and crew given access to real-life training centres while making the...

Challenging EVA's for Luca

14.11.2019 10:00, ESA Top News

Video: 00:03:40 On 20 July 2019, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. During the Beyond mission he will participate in several spacewalks (EVA) to repair...

Challenging spacewalks for Luca

14.11.2019 10:00, ESA Top News

Video: 00:03:40 On 20 July 2019, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. During the Beyond mission he will participate in several spacewalks (EVA) to repair...

Paxi on the ISS: EVA suits

14.11.2019 10:00, ESA Top News

Video: 00:03:56 Our alien friend Paxi went to visit American astronaut Anne McClain on board the International Space Station. Anne shows Paxi the EVA suits that astronauts wear during a spacewalk outside of the ISS.

Beyond mission (portal homepage)

14.11.2019 07:00, ESA Top News

Beyond mission ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano’s Beyond mission to the International Space Station

Behind the scenes – space-age physics

13.11.2019 15:37, ESA Top News

Quietly and steadily, fundamental science for better materials on Earth runs on the International Space Station. While European commander Luca Parmitano is busy preparing for a series of complex spacewalks that take several hours of his...

Bushfires rage in Australia

13.11.2019 15:30, ESA Top News

Image: The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission captured the multiple bushfires burning across Australia’s east coast. Around 150 fires are still burning in New South Wales and Queensland, with hot and dry conditions accompanied with strong winds,...

Watch live: first #SpacewalkForAMS

13.11.2019 12:01, ESA Top News

Tune in to ESA Web TV from 12:50 CET (11:50 GMT) this Friday 15 November to watch ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano become the first European to lead a spacewalk outside the International Space Station.

ESA’s Mars orbiters did not see latest Curiosity methane burst

13.11.2019 11:00, ESA Top News

In June, NASA’s Curiosity rover reported the highest burst of methane recorded yet, but neither ESA’s Mars Express nor the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter recorded any signs of the elusive gas, despite flying over the same location at a similar time.

Aircraft nose job assessed in Hertz chamber

13.11.2019 09:35, ESA Top News

Image: ESA test facilities can test more than just space hardware: here, the 2.0m-diameter nose of an Airbus A340 aircraft is seen in ESA’s Hertz chamber, undergoing radio-frequency testing.“We had a rare gap in our test schedule and were...

Space Talks 2019: bringing space to you

13.11.2019 00:28, ESA Top News

The second series of European Space Talks concluded on 31 October, in a campaign that gave thousands of people, whether enthusiasts or professionals, the chance to share their passion for space.

Proba-2 watches Mercury transit

12.11.2019 17:00, ESA Top News

Video: 00:00:27 ESA's Proba-2 had a ring-side seat for the transit of Mercury on 11 November 2019. Proba-2 monitors the Sun from Earth orbit and was able to spot Mercury’s transit as a small black disc – seen here moving from left to...