Galileo in place for launch: then there were four

23.10.2017 16:20, ESA Top News

Two more Galileo satellites have reached Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, joining the first pair of navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to haul the quartet to orbit this December.

Solar flash

23.10.2017 12:10, ESA Top News

Space Science Image of the Week: This colourful image captured during the summer’s total solar eclipse shows what the Sun is made of

International Space Station Crew Invites Public Along for Photographic Trip Around World

20.10.2017 22:52, NASA Breaking News

NASA astronaut and Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik will spend one full orbit photographing Earth from the International Space Station on Monday, Oct. 23, and he is inviting people around the globe to share images from their Earth-side vantage point on social media.

Week in Images

20.10.2017 14:05, ESA Top News

Our week through the lens: 16-20 October 2017

Mine Craft for Mars

20.10.2017 07:59, ESA Top News

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Sentinel-6A Mission

19.10.2017 21:37, NASA Breaking News

NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the Sentinel-6A mission. Launch is currently targeted for November 2020, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Landsat 9 Mission

19.10.2017 21:28, NASA Breaking News

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC (ULS) of Centennial, Colorado, to provide launch services for the Landsat 9 mission. The mission is currently targeted for a contract launch date of June 2021, while protecting for the ability to launch as early as December 2020, on an Atlas V 401 rocket from Space Launch Complex 3E at Vandenberg Air For

Roving on the Moon

19.10.2017 17:55, ESA Top News

Operations image of the week: Teams in Europe are driving a rover in Canada across a simulated Moonscape

Georgia Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

19.10.2017 15:51, NASA Breaking News

Students at New Prospect Elementary School in Alpharetta, Georgia, will speak with the NASA astronauts living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 10:50 a.m. EDT on Monday, Oct. 23.

Galileo inside

18.10.2017 17:10, ESA Top News

Technology image of the week: Europe’s Galileo satnav system at work on smartphones

Speeding up cancer screening

18.10.2017 08:30, ESA Top News

Delivering breast cancer screening results in a day instead of today’s standard two weeks is being proposed by an ESA incubator start-up company using paperless technology and online image transfers. Screening vans are already on the streets.

When space meets health: the hackathon

17.10.2017 17:44, ESA Top News

What better way to show your love of science than entering a hackathon? Organised by the Merck science and technology company, alongside ESA, the Space2Health hackathon recently attracted a set of talented individuals who crunched numbers in a 24-hour event to find the best solution to one of the set challenges.

Space2Health: the hackathon

17.10.2017 17:44, ESA Top News

What better way to show your love of science than entering a hackathon? Organised by the Merck science and technology company, alongside ESA, the Space2Health hackathon recently attracted a set of talented individuals who crunched numbers in a 24-hour event to find the best solution to one of the set challenges.

Testing for Mars

17.10.2017 14:20, ESA Top News

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Underground excavation

Watching Ophelia

17.10.2017 11:20, ESA Top News

Sentinel-3A took Ophelia’s temperature as the storm moved towards the British Isles

Webcam on Mars Express surveys high-altitude clouds

17.10.2017 11:00, ESA Top News

An unprecedented catalogue of more than 21 000 images taken by a webcam on ESA’s Mars Express is proving its worth as a science instrument, providing a global survey of unusual high-altitude cloud features on the Red Planet.

ESA role in Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite

17.10.2017 09:39, ESA Top News

Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite has reached its final working orbit above the Pacific Ocean. Eutelsat-172B, built for Eutelsat by Airbus, carries new technologies developed through ESA-led projects, including fully articulated thruster arms.

Integral sees blast travelling with gravitational waves

16.10.2017 16:00, ESA Top News

ESA’s Integral satellite recently played a crucial role in discovering the flash of gamma rays linked to the gravitational waves released by the collision of two neutron stars.

Dalekohledy ESO pozorovaly optický protějšek zdroje gravitačních vln

16.10.2017 16:00, ESO Top News

Arzenálu teleskopů ESO v Chile se podařilo detekovat první optický protějšek zdroje gravitačních vln. Pozorování, která vejdou do historie, navíc naznačují, že tento unikátní objekt je výsledkem splynutí dvojice neutronových hvězd a jedná se o dlouho hledaný jev známý jako kilonova. Následkem tohoto typu kataklyzmatického spojení jsou do okolního kosmického prostoru rozptýleny těžké chemické prvky jako zlato nebo platina. Objev, který byl zveřejněn v řadě článků v prestižním vědeckém žurnálu Nature a dalších časopisech, rovněž poskytuje dosud nejsilnější důkazy, že krátké záblesky záření gama způsobuje právě spojení dvou neutronových hvězd.

ESO Telescopes Observe First Light from Gravitational Wave Source

16.10.2017 16:00, ESO Top News

ESO’s fleet of telescopes in Chile have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. These historic observations suggest that this unique object is the result of the merger of two neutron stars. The cataclysmic aftermaths of this kind of merger — long-predicted events called kilonovae — disperse heavy elements such as gold and platinum throughout the Universe. This discovery, published in several papers in the journal Nature and elsewhere, also provides the strongest evidence yet that short-duration gamma-ray bursts are caused by mergers of neutron stars.