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NASA, Partners Name Ocean Studying Satellite for Noted Earth Scientist

January 29, 2020

NASA and several partners announced Tuesday they have renamed a key ocean observation satellite launching this fall in…
The ESA is Ready to Launch an Earth Observation Satellite with On-Board AI

September 16, 2019

As part of its FSSCat mission – proposed in 2017 by Spain’s Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and developed…
Exomars parachute test fails, for the second time

August 20, 2019

Next year, the European Space Agency (ESA) will be sending the ExoMars 2020 mission to the Red Planet.…
Euclid Dark Energy Telescope Selects Deep Fields

June 13, 2019

Three extremely dark patches of the sky have been selected for in-depth observations by the European Space Agency’s…
ESA is Planning a Mission to the Smallest Spacerock Ever Visited: the Moon of an Asteroid

February 7, 2019

For some small minority of humans, Death By Asteroid is a desirable fate. The idea probably satisfies their…
Europe’s Vision of a Future Moon Base. Made out of Moon Dust.

November 26, 2018

We all know that the time is past due for a Moon base. But the cost of sending…
Scientists have Spotted what is Likely to be a Lake of Liquid Water on the Surface of Mars

July 26, 2018

Coming on the heels of much speculation over tiny, fleeting bits of water on the surface of the…
International Space University: sustainable future of space

June 25, 2018

The International Space University’s Space Studies Program will officially open today at ESA in the Netherlands. The nine-week…
Climate research boosted with a new European super satellite

May 17, 2018

ESA’s Sentinel 3B satellite was recently launched into space from Plesetsk in Russia. Together with its ‘twin’ Sentinel 3A…
Asteroid 2012 TC4 flyby

October 12, 2017

This remarkable footage shows the flyby of asteroid 2012 TC4 during the night of 11/12 October 2017. At…
Asteroid 2012 TC4 – ESA experts respond

October 11, 2017

There is great deal of media interest in tomorrow’s flyby of asteroid 2012 TC4, which will make an…
Legacy of Herschel Space Observatory

September 26, 2017

To celebrate the legacy of ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory, which had significant NASA contributions, the European Space Agency…
A Final Farewell to LISA Pathfinder

July 25, 2017

With the push of a button, final commands for the European Space Agency’s LISA Pathfinder mission were beamed…
Machine learning and DataViz 2-Day hackathon

May 23, 2017

HubRaum is a startup space in Krakow, Poland Credit: HubRaum 2-Day Hackathon &€“ Data Adventures 30 hours of coding.…
Europe comes together for space weather

November 5, 2015

Working with scientists in 14 countries across Europe, ESA is developing a warning network that will help protect…
Rosetta blog: The story behind the Rosetta ‘claymation’

October 27, 2015

Earlier this month, the Royal Observatory Greenwich, UK, released a wonderful educational video about the Rosetta Mission using…
ESA Member States welcome Estonia

October 20, 2015

The Estonian flag is now flying at ESA sites alongside those of ESA’s other Member States, after Estonia…
News Conference Features Next Space Station Crew, Interview Opportunities

September 18, 2015

  NASA will host a news conference for the next crew launching to the International Space Station, including…
ESA Bulletin 162 (2nd quarter 2015)

September 15, 2015

In this issue of the ESA Bulletin, you’ll find some background to the recent flight of ESA astronaut…
Andreas Mogensen lands after a busy mission on Space Station

September 12, 2015

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen, Soyuz spacecraft commander Gennady Padalka and Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov landed this morning at…
Galileo taking flight: ten satellites now in orbit

September 11, 2015

Europe’s own satellite navigation system has come a step nearer to completion today, with Galileo 9 and 10…
Galileo satellites in launch zone

September 10, 2015

Europe’s ninth and tenth Galileo satellites have reached their launch pad, taking their position atop the vertical Soyuz…
Nine-Passenger Station Increases Altitude for Future Russian Vehicles

September 9, 2015

Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka handed command of the International Space Station to astronaut Scott Kelly Saturday. The following day…
Slam dunk for Andreas in space controlling rover on ground

September 8, 2015

Putting a round peg in a round hole is not hard to do by someone standing next to…
Mission team ready for Galileo launch

September 7, 2015

4 September 2015 When the next pair of Galileo satellites is boosted into orbit next Friday, a team of…
Soyuz Crew Docks Delivering New Science to Station

September 7, 2015

The Soyuz TMA-18M vehicle docked to the International Space Station’s Poisk module at 3:39 a.m. EDT, above eastern…
Lightly thru space

August 12, 2015

Shining as brightly as the Moon in a clear Spanish night, new LED lighting installed at ESA’s Cebreros…
ESA’s ‘first’ satellite: COS-B

August 10, 2015

This weekend saw the 40th anniversary of the launch of COS-B, the first satellite to be launched under…
Rosetta blog: Celebrating a year at the comet

August 6, 2015

This article is mirrored from the main ESA Web Portal ESA’s Rosetta mission today celebrates one year at…
Helping Europe prepare for asteroid risk

July 2, 2015

Each year, astronomers worldwide discover over 1000 new asteroids or other space rocks that could strike our planet.…
Gaia avionics model arrives at ESOC

July 1, 2015

A full-size working model of Gaia’s internal systems arrived in Germany this week. The Avionics Model is mounted…
Exposed water ice detected on comet’s surface

June 25, 2015

Using the high-resolution science camera on board ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft, scientists have identified more than a hundred patches…
Rosetta mission extended

June 25, 2015

The adventure continues: ESA today confirmed that its Rosetta mission will be extended until the end of September…
Rosetta blog: Rosetta mission extended

June 23, 2015

This announcement is mirrored from the main ESA web portal. The adventure continues: ESA today confirmed that its…
Sentinel-2 launch timeline

June 19, 2015

On 23 June, a Vega launcher will loft the first of ESA’s dual Sentinel-2 satellites into orbit from…
Deal with Europe blasts Australia into the space economy

June 18, 2015

CSIRO has signed an agreement with the European Space Agency to allow more sharing of scientific expertise and…
ESA invites ideas to cut space debris creation

June 12, 2015

Tomorrow’s satellites must evolve – because the space they operate in is changing. New regulations on cutting space…
Three candidates for ESA’s next medium-class science mission

June 5, 2015

Exoplanets, plasma physics and the X-ray Universe are the topics chosen by ESA to be considered for the…
Bavarian space incubation programme expands with new facilities near Munich

May 26, 2015

ESA BIC Bavaria, part of the European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centre (BIC) programme, is poised to expand…
Four decades of tracking European spacecraft

May 19, 2015

Forty years ago this week, a satellite ground station in Spain became the first to be assigned to…
Update on Progress M-27M reentry

May 7, 2015

Editor's note: Please read our first post on Progress reentry. Progress 54 in 2014 Credit: NASA As an…
Update on Progress M-27M / 59P

April 30, 2015

Main Control Room at ESA's European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt, Germany. Credit: ESA/P. Shlyaev Editor's note: As an…
Bulgaria becomes tenth ESA European Cooperating State

April 13, 2015

ESA is celebrating the tenth signature of the European Cooperating State Agreement, strengthening its relations with Bulgaria. ESA’s…
Mars Express blog: VMC Imaging Campaign video tutorial

March 12, 2015

Join us for an #ESAHangout – 19 March 2015 Start: 14:30 CET – 13:30 GMT – 09:30 EDT…
Rosetta blog: Introducing the NAVCAM image browser

March 6, 2015

We are happy to announce that the first set of images from Rosetta's NAVCAM has now been made…
ESA experts assess risk from exploded satellite

March 5, 2015

After studying the recent explosive break-up of a US satellite, ESA space debris experts have concluded this event…
IXV timeline: most critical events

February 9, 2015

An annotated timeline of the most critical events during the IXV mission. ESA’s wingless spaceplane is set for…
Estonia accedes to ESA Convention

February 5, 2015

Estonia took a step further in its relations with ESA by signing the Accession Agreement to the ESA…
Integral manoeuvre update

January 30, 2015

A super-nice update sent in today by Integral Operations Manager Richard Southworth at ESOC. Read our previous post…
Burn complete at ESA – update at 18:15 CET

January 24, 2015

An update on today’s successful manoeuvre from the Integral Dedicated Control Room at ESOC. Details provided by Spacecraft…
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