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Week in images: 1-5 June 2020

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 14:10

Week in images: 1-5 June 2020

Discover our week through the lens

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Live discussion on remote working following lockdown

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 11:48

Join us on Tuesday 9 June for a live streamed conversation with European experts on how space can help with working remotely and efficiently.

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RACE dashboard now available

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 11:05

The coronavirus pandemic constitutes an unprecedented challenge with severe societal and socio-economic consequences. In order to shed new light on these changes taking place, ESA and the European Commission have worked closely together to create the ‘Rapid Action Coronavirus Earth observation’ dashboard – also known as RACE. The platform, which was unveiled today during an online event, uses Earth observation satellite data to measure the impact of the coronavirus lockdown and monitor post-lockdown recovery.

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Arm out to asteroid

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 11:00
Image: Arm out to asteroid
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Colourful Queensland, Australia

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 09:00
Image: This image, captured by Copernicus Sentinel-2, takes us over part of Channel Country – a pastural region located mostly in southwest Queensland, Australia.
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Earth from Space: Colourful Queensland

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 09:00
Video: 00:03:02

This week's edition of the Earth from Space programme features a Copernicus Sentinel-2 image over part of Channel Country – a pastural region located mostly in southwest Queensland, Australia.

See also Colourful Queensland, Australia to download the image.

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Arctic Circle oil spill

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 07:55
Image: Images captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission show the extent of the Arctic Circle oil spill
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Watch live

Thu, 04/06/2020 - 13:20

Watch live

Join the event on 5 June at 11:00 CEST, where ESA and the European Commission will present their new dashboard: Rapid action in response to coronavirus with Earth observation

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ESA moves ahead on low-cost reusable rocket engine

Thu, 04/06/2020 - 08:30

ESA’s Prometheus is the precursor of ultra-low-cost rocket propulsion that is flexible enough to fit a fleet of new launch vehicles for any mission and will be potentially reusable.

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Hubble makes surprising find in the early Universe

Wed, 03/06/2020 - 20:00
Image: Intracluster light in galaxy cluster MACSJ0416
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Discussion on education during the COVID-19 pandemic

Wed, 03/06/2020 - 17:00
Video: 01:00:00

Replay of a conversation between European experts on how space can help with post-millennials’ education and social lives, recorded on 3 June 2020.

The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge effect on schoolchildren across Europe. Schools have switched to online and distance teaching following the lockdown imposed by many countries to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Guests discussed how national education systems have responded to online schooling, access to communications tools for students, the importance of the social component in the learning process, and how space can help support education systems.

Participants were:
* Frank Santeugini, a secondary school pupil at the West London Free School
* Anna Uronen, a primary school teacher in the Finnish education system
* Jan Wörner, ESA Director General
* Vasilis Zervos, associate professor in space economics and policy at the International Space University, Strasbourg

The discussion was moderated by Donatella Ponziani, Downstream Gateway Officer at ESA.

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Bike routing app uses space for cyclists

Wed, 03/06/2020 - 06:46

A navigation app that guides people on safer, more enjoyable bike journeys will be launched later this summer as social-distancing measures encourage more cyclists to take to the road.

Developed by London-based company Beeline, it uses space data and crowdsourced information to generate route suggestions, and can be connected to a device fixed onto the bike’s handlebars that provides easy-to-understand prompts.

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ESA posters now available online!

Tue, 02/06/2020 - 09:48

ESA posters now available online!

A selection of our iconic and eye-catching space posters

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Queen’s Brian May works to probe origin of asteroids

Tue, 02/06/2020 - 07:33

Queen guitarist and astrophysicist Brian May has teamed up with asteroid researchers to investigate striking similarities and a puzzling difference between separate bodies explored by space probes. The research team ran a supercomputer-based ‘fight club’ involving simulated large asteroid collisions to probe the objects’ likely origins. Their work is reported in Nature Communications.  

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Detecting methane emissions during COVID-19

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 13:35

While carbon dioxide is more abundant in the atmosphere and therefore more commonly associated with global warming, methane is around 30 times more potent as a heat-trapping gas. Given its importance, Canadian company GHGSat have worked in collaboration with the Sentinel-5P team at SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research to investigate hotspots of methane emissions during COVID-19.

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Forty-five years of the ESA Convention

Sat, 30/05/2020 - 08:31

After celebrating the 50th anniversary of the European space cooperation in 2014, we now mark 45 years since the signing of the Convention for the creation of a single European Space Agency on 30 May 1975.

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Week in images: 25-29 May 2020

Fri, 29/05/2020 - 14:10

Week in images: 25-29 May 2020

Discover our week through the lens

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Call for Media: Rapid action in response to coronavirus with Earth observation

Fri, 29/05/2020 - 13:00

Press Release N° 9–2020

ESA and the European Commission invite media representatives to follow an online event on 5 June at 11:00 CEST where they will present the ‘Rapid Action Coronavirus Earth observation’ dashboard, also known as RACE. The RACE platform provides access to key environmental, economic and social indicators to measure the impact of the coronavirus lockdown and monitor post-lockdown recovery.

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Solar Orbiter to pass through the tails of Comet ATLAS

Fri, 29/05/2020 - 11:00

ESA’s Solar Orbiter will cross through the tails of Comet ATLAS during the next few days. Although the recently launched spacecraft was not due to be taking science data at this time, mission experts have worked to ensure that the four most relevant instruments will be switched on during the unique encounter.

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