Discover our new Solar Orbiter range

17.01.2020 13:56, ESA Top News

Discover our new Solar Orbiter range

ESA opens oxygen plant – making air out of moondust

17.01.2020 13:30, ESA Top News

ESA’s technical heart has begun to produce oxygen out of simulated moondust.

Earth from Space: Japanese archipelago

17.01.2020 10:00, ESA Top News

Video: 00:00:00 In this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission takes us over Japan's four main islands. See also Japanese archipelago to download the image.

Japanese archipelago

17.01.2020 10:00, ESA Top News

Image: The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission takes us over the Japanese archipelago – a string of islands that extends about 3000 km into the western Pacific Ocean.While the archipelago is made up of over 6000 islands, this image focuses on...

First Spacebus Neo satellite launched

16.01.2020 22:45, ESA Top News

Ariane 5’s first launch of 2020 has delivered two telecom satellites, Konnect and GSAT-30, into their planned transfer orbits. Arianespace announced liftoff at 21:05 GMT (22:05 CET, 18:05 local time) this evening from Europe’s Spaceport in...

Ariane 5 liftoff

16.01.2020 22:05, ESA Top News

Image: On 16 January 2020, Ariane 5 flight VA251 lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana and delivered two telecom satellites, Konnect and GSAT-30, into their planned orbits.

Ariane 5 liftoff

16.01.2020 22:05, ESA Top News

Image: On 16 January 2020, Ariane 5 flight VA251 lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana and delivered two telecom satellites, Konnect and GSAT-30, into their planned orbits.

Ariane 5 liftoff

16.01.2020 22:05, ESA Top News

Image: On 16 January 2020, Ariane 5 flight VA251 lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana and delivered two telecom satellites, Konnect and GSAT-30, into their planned orbits.

Vacancy for the post of Director of Telecommunications

16.01.2020 13:57, ESA Top News

The European Space Agency is currently looking for a new Director of Telecommunications to join its executive board and support the Director General, with responsibility for relevant ESA programmes and overall objectives.

ExoMars Rover completes environmental tests

16.01.2020 09:30, ESA Top News

Image: The Rosalind Franklin rover of the joint ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars mission completed a series of environmental tests at the end of 2019 at Airbus, Toulouse, France. This included final thermal and vacuum tests where the Rover is heated...

Mapping the cosmic journey of phosphorus with Rosetta and ALMA

15.01.2020 15:00, ESA Top News

Astronomers using the combined powers of ESA’s Rosetta mission and the ground-based Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have traced the journey of phosphorus – one of life’s building blocks – from star-forming regions to comets.

Flooding in southern Iran

15.01.2020 15:00, ESA Top News

Image: Heavy rainfall has triggered flooding in southern Iran, particularly in the Sistan and Baluchestan, Hormozgan and Kerman provinces. The downpour has led to blocked roads and destroyed bridges, crops and houses – displacing thousands...

Astronomers Reveal Interstellar Thread of One of Life’s Building Blocks

15.01.2020 12:00, ESO Top News

Phosphorus, present in our DNA and cell membranes, is an essential element for life as we know it. But how it arrived on the early Earth is something of a mystery. Astronomers have now traced the journey of phosphorus from star-forming regions to...

Replay: ESA Director General's press briefing

15.01.2020 11:00, ESA Top News

Video: 01:31:40 Recording of the ESA Director General’s start-of-the-year press briefing, held at ESA headquarters in Paris, France, on 15 January 2020.This briefing, with DG Jan Wörner and ESA Directors, lays out plans for the new...

Plant-powered sensor sends signal to space

15.01.2020 10:52, ESA Top News

A device that uses electricity generated by plants as its power source has communicated via satellite – a world first.Such sensors could be used to connect everyday objects in remote locations, enabling them to send and receive data as part of...

High-gravity water waves

15.01.2020 08:37, ESA Top News

Image: What might look like jelly being stirred is actually water subjected to 20 times normal Earth gravity within ESA’s Large Diameter Centrifuge – as part of an experiment giving new insight into the behaviour of wave turbulence.This...

Huygens landing spin mystery solved

14.01.2020 18:00, ESA Top News

Fifteen years ago today, ESA’s Huygens probe made history when it descended to the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan and became the first probe to successfully land on another world in the outer Solar System. However, during its descent, the...

Up in smoke

14.01.2020 14:41, ESA Top News

Image: Another pair of eyes provides a sobering perspective on the fires ravaging Australia. ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano took images such as this one on 12 January from his vantage point of the International Space Station.From satellite...

Back to the Moon with ESA

14.01.2020 08:00, ESA Top News

Video: 00:04:00 The first flight of the Artemis programme, which will see humans return to the Moon, is scheduled to begin soon. The lunar spacecraft consists of NASA's Orion crew module and the European Service Module, or ESM. Developed...

Mission X 2020 Walk to the Moon challenge is open!

13.01.2020 16:51, ESA Top News

Mission X: train like an astronaut is an international educational challenge, focusing on health, science, fitness and nutrition, which encourages pupils to train like an astronaut.