Here comes the Sun

11.02.2020 16:51, ESA Top News

Image: At this very moment, a spacecraft is headed toward the brightly burning Sun, photographed here on an Antarctic summer day by ESA sponsored medical doctor Stijn Thoolen at Concordia research station.Solar Orbiter is ESA’s latest...

Asteroid experts catch final glimpse of Solar Orbiter

11.02.2020 14:10, ESA Top News

Image: Asteroid experts catch final glimpse of Solar Orbiter

Pine Island Glacier spawns piglets

11.02.2020 10:27, ESA Top News

Video: 00:00:11 As anticipated, Pine Island Glacier, known as PIG for short, in Antarctica has just spawned a huge iceberg. At over 300 sq km, about the size of Malta, this huge berg very quickly broke into many ‘piglet’ pieces the...

Solar Orbiter launch highlights

10.02.2020 12:26, ESA Top News

Video: 00:01:57 Highlights from the preparation and liftoff of ESA’s Sun-exploring mission Solar Orbiter.Solar Orbiter lofted to space aboard the US Atlas V 411 rocket from NASA’s spaceport in Cape Canaveral, Florida at 04:03 GMT (05:03...

Qarman CubeSat: falling into a fireball

10.02.2020 11:25, ESA Top News

UPDATE: Qarman deployment from the ISS scheduled for Wednesday 19 February at 11:20 UTC (12:20 CET)ESA’s latest mission will enter the vacuum of space not aboard a rocket but by being released from the International Space Station. The...

ESA's next Sun mission will be shadow-casting pair

10.02.2020 09:44, ESA Top News

After Solar Orbiter, ESA’s next mission observing the Sun will not be one spacecraft but two: the double satellites making up Proba-3 will fly in formation to cast an artificial solar eclipse, opening up the clearest view yet of the Sun’s...

Solar Orbiter launch replay

10.02.2020 06:40, ESA Top News

Video: 00:00:00 Watch a replay of the launch of Solar Orbiter, ESA’s new Sun-exploring spacecraft, which will look at our parent star from a completely new perspective. The satellite was lofted to space by the US Atlas V 411 rocket from...

Liftoff for Solar Orbiter, ESA’s mission to face the Sun up close

10.02.2020 06:30, ESA Top News

ESA’s Solar Orbiter mission lifted off on an Atlas V 411 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 05:03 CET on 10 February on its mission to study the Sun from new perspectives.

Liftoff for Solar Orbiter, ESA’s mission to face the Sun up close

10.02.2020 06:30, ESA Top News

ESA’s Solar Orbiter mission lifted off on an Atlas V 411 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 05:03 CET on 10 February on its mission to study the Sun from new perspectives.

Solar Orbiter liftoff

10.02.2020 05:03, ESA Top News

Video: 00:00:00 ESA’s new Sun-exploring mission Solar Orbiter lofted to space aboard the US Atlas V 411 rocket from NASA’s spaceport in Cape Canaveral, Florida at 04:03 GMT (05:03 CET) on 10 February 2020.Solar Orbiter, an ESA-led...

Solar Orbiter

09.02.2020 22:50, ESA Top News

Solar Orbiter

Solar Orbiter launch media kit

09.02.2020 22:49, ESA Top News

Solar Orbiter launch media kit

Solar Orbiter at the launch pad

09.02.2020 18:10, ESA Top News

Image: The US Atlas V 411 rocket – with ESA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft inside – at the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday 9 February 2020.Solar Orbiter is an ESA-led space mission with strong NASA participation to study...

Luca speaks with European media

08.02.2020 13:34, ESA Top News

Video: 00:00:00 Media had their first opportunity to ask questions of ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano in Europe on Saturday 8 February 2020 – just two days after he returned from 201 days in space.This news conference at ESA’s European...

Watch live: Solar Orbiter pre-launch briefings

07.02.2020 16:31, ESA Top News

Watch live: Solar Orbiter pre-launch briefings Watch ESA Web TV for the Solar Orbiter pre-launch press event, live from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral at 18:00-19:00 GMT (19:00-20:00 CET). A Solar Orbiter science briefing will...

Week in images: 3-7 February 2020

07.02.2020 15:00, ESA Top News

Week in images: 3-7 February 2020 Discover our week through the lens

Week in images: 3-7 February 2020

07.02.2020 15:00, ESA Top News

Week in images: 3-7 February 2020 Discover our week through the lens

Watch live: Luca speaks with European media

07.02.2020 12:33, ESA Top News

Just two days after landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan, watch live as ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano shares his spaceflight experiences with media in Europe.

Space station to forge ultra-fast connections

07.02.2020 11:35, ESA Top News

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station plan to install a high-speed radio link to enable almost real-time connections with Earth.The upgrade to the ESA Columbus laboratory will relay data from experiments on the Station back to...

Space station to forge ultra-fast connections

07.02.2020 11:35, ESA Top News

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station plan to install a high-speed radio link to enable almost real-time connections with Earth.The upgrade to the ESA Columbus laboratory will relay data from experiments on the Station back to...