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A storm rolls in

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 11:35

Mars Express imaged a local dust storm in April, a precursor to the dramatic planet-circling event that followed
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Martian atmosphere behaves as one

Wed, 18/07/2018 - 14:00

New research using a decade of data from ESA’s Mars Express has found clear signs of the complex martian atmosphere acting as a single, interconnected system, with processes occurring at low and mid levels significantly affecting those seen higher up.

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Teenage Earth observer

Wed, 18/07/2018 - 08:45

Technology image of the week: more than 16 years old and still growing strong, the Proba-1 microsatellite takes a look at Guam
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Moon, Mars, Station

Wed, 18/07/2018 - 08:40

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Moon and Mars seen from the International Space Station
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Looming iceberg

Wed, 18/07/2018 - 08:30

A huge iceberg drifted perilously close to the west Greenland coast causing fears that if it breaks up, waves could swamp the village of Innaarsuit
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From an almost perfect Universe to the best of both worlds

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 14:00

It was 21 March 2013. The world’s scientific press had either gathered in ESA’s Paris headquarters or logged in online, along with a multitude of scientists around the globe, to witness the moment when ESA’s Planck mission revealed its ‘image’ of the cosmos. This image was taken not with visible light but with microwaves.

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Test success

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 17:00

Watch the hot firing of the P120C solid rocket motor at Europe’s Spaceport, proving its flight-worthiness for use on Vega-C next year and on Ariane 6 from 2020
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Hot firing proves solid rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 15:00

Today's hot firing of the P120C solid-propellant motor at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana proves its flight-worthiness for use on Vega-C next year and on Ariane 6 from 2020.

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ESA at FIA 2018

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 12:50

Monday 1 July
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Galaxies galore

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 11:25

Space Science Image of the Week: It may look like noise or static, but every single point in this image is a galaxy seen by ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory
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Americas to Africa

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 10:25

A timelapse flight from the International Space Station taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst
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Focus on the future of space transportation: ESA’s call for ideas

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 07:25

ESA is calling for ideas that will shape the future of space transportation services – to space, in space and returning from space. 

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Week In Images

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 14:31

Our week through the lens:
9 - 13 July 2018
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Europe’s next Galileo satellites in place atop Ariane 5

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 09:42

Europe’s next Galileo satellites have been put in place on top of the Ariane 5 launcher due to lift them from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on Wednesday 25 July.

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Earth from Space

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 09:05

In this week's edition, Sentinel-3 takes us over eastern China
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FIA 2018

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 08:30

ESA at the Farnborough International Airshow on 16–20 July in the Space Zone in Hall 1
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Enhancing competitiveness of European space Sector with increased investments

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 08:05

Today, ESA Director General Jan Wörner and Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Ambroise Fayolle signed a joint statement on enhancing the competitiveness of the European space sector by supporting investments in actors of the sector with promising short- or medium-term perspectives.

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Copernicus Sentinel-5P releases first data

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 15:50

Following months of tests and careful evaluation, the first data on air pollutants from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite have been released. These first maps show a range of trace gases that affect air quality such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and ozone.

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Galileos in the sky

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 08:50

Technology image of the week: Galileo satellites ‘seen’ in augmented reality, using a new Galileo-focused smartphone app developed by ESA engineers
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Tue, 10/07/2018 - 10:50

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: The MyotonPro device measures muscle tone and elasticity and is being tested on the Space Station
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