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09/21/2018Three Earth Explorer ideas selected
As part of ESA’s continuing commitment to realise cutting-edge satellite missions to advance scientific understanding of our planet and to show how new technologies can be used in space, three new ideas have been chosen to compete as the tenth Earth E...
09/20/2018Recent tectonics on Mars
These prominent trenches were formed by faults that pulled the planet’s surface apart less than 10 million years ago.
09/19/2018ExoMars highlights radiation risk for Mars astronauts, and watches as dust storm subsides
Astronauts on a mission to Mars would be exposed to at least 60% of the total radiation dose limit recommended for their career during the journey itself to and from the Red Planet, according to data from the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter be...
09/19/2018Going off-road in the search for dark skies
An out-of-this-world mobile observatory, developed in collaboration with Nissan Design Europe in London, UK, was unveiled at the 2018 Hannover Motor Show this week, proving that the sky is never the limit.
09/19/2018Gaia hints at our Galaxy’s turbulent life
ESA’s star mapping mission, Gaia, has shown our Milky Way galaxy is still enduring the effects of a near collision that set millions of stars moving like ripples on a pond.
09/18/2018Orion’s first Service Module integration complete
Last week at the Airbus integration hall in Bremen, Germany, technicians installed the last radiator on the European Service Module for NASA’s Orion spacecraft marking the module’s finished integration. ESA’s European service module will provide powe...
09/17/2018New Horizons Team Successfully Observes Next Target, Sets the Stage for Ultima Thule Flyby
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09/15/2018Copernicus Sentinel maps Florence hurricane flood
Making landfall in the US state of North Carolina on 14 September, Hurricane Florence is causing widespread damage and flooding. The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission is being used to map affected areas.
09/14/2018New kid on the block picks up relay for ozone
For more than 20 years, changes in ozone over Antarctica have been carefully monitored by a succession of European satellites. This important long-term record is now being added to by the Copernicus Sentinel-5P mission, which is dedicated to atmospher...
09/12/2018Aeolus wows with first wind data
Just one week after ESA’s Aeolus satellite shone a light on our atmosphere and returned a taster of what’s in store, this ground-breaking mission has again exceeded all expectations by delivering its first data on wind – a truly remarkable feat so ear...
09/09/2018Telstar 18 VANTAGE Mission
On Monday, September 10th, SpaceX's Falcon 9 successfully lifted off at 12:45 a.m.
09/05/2018Aeolus laser shines light on wind
Following the launch of Aeolus on 22 August, this extraordinary satellite’s instrument has been turned on and is now emitting pulses of ultraviolet light from its laser, which is fundamental to measuring Earth’s wind. And, this remarkable mission has...
09/03/2018Making space exploration real – on Earth
You are on a rock speeding through space. On this rock called Earth every single mineral tells you something about planetary formation. This week astronauts and space engineers will unlock the mystery of those minerals as they start an ESA geology fie...
08/31/2018BepiColombo science orbiters stacked together
The two science orbiters of the joint ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission are connected in their launch configuration and the European science orbiter and transport module have been given the go-ahead to be loaded with propellants.
08/30/2018European Space Talks: sharing our passion for space
The European Space Talks initiative will give you, as a member of the European space community, the opportunity to join other space professionals, researchers and enthusiasts in presenting your latest research, activities or interests in space.
08/28/2018Ultima in View
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08/27/2018World Water Week: ESA's role in easing water scarcity
Water is crucial to life on Earth. But today, its overexploitation and pollution present challenges for the environment, economies and global living standards. These issues are addressed by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and...
08/27/2018Shedding light on shallow waters
Keeping an eye on our waters is more important than ever, as widespread drought continues to sweep Europe this summer.
08/27/2018Artwork unveiled on exoplanet satellite
Two plaques etched with thousands of miniaturised drawings made by children have been unveiled in a dedicated ceremony held today in Switzerland.
08/24/2018Wind mission ready for next phase
Having worked around the clock since the launch of Aeolus on Wednesday, teams at ESA’s control centre in Germany have declared today that the critical first phase for Europe’s wind mission is complete.
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