Blog Profile / European Space Agency

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ESA’s latest technology CubeSat cleared for launch site

GomX-4B, ESA’s latest and largest technology-testing CubeSat, will be launched from China early next year, together with the near-identical GomX-4A. The pair will test intersatellite communication links and propulsion while orbiting up to 4500 km apart.

Spikes for silence

Technology image of the week: Foam that absorbs radio signals and sound

Forty years of Meteosat

ESA’s first Earth observation satellite was launched on 23 November 1977. When the first Meteosat satellite took its place in the sky, it completed coverage of the whole globe from geostationary orbit and laid the foundations for European and world cooperation in meteorology that continues today.

Black hole friday

Use coupon code BLACKHOLE in the ESAshop checkout to benefit from Spreadshirt's 24–27 November special offer before it disappears

Galileo quartet fuelled and ready to fly

Europe’s next four Galileo navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to lift them into orbit are being readied for their 12 December launch from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

Gadgets for Mars

A mini-rover, tools once used on the Moon and lasers for 3D mapping are in the backpack of the explorers of tomorrow. The terrain will be hazardous and it will be dark in volcanic caves, but this equipment could one day help to scout other planets.

Rover sunset

Human spaceflight image of the week: Rover and drone form an alliance for space exploration

Integral orbits

Visualising 15 years in space for ESA’s Integral satellite

Week in Images

Our week through the lens: 13-17 November 2017

Earth from Space

In the 248th edition, discover Chile’s largest salt flat in the Atacama Desert

Crater shadows

Human Spaceflight image of the week: Astronauts, planetary scientists and engineers cast their shadows at the rim of a volcanic crater

Where no CubeSat ...

Technology image of the week: Where no CubeSat has gone before; ESA’s M–Argo has been designed to survey small asteroids in deep space

Ozone ups and downs

Climate scientists studying three decades of ozone measurements from seven satellites see a positive trend in global recovery thanks to international efforts to curb ozone-depleting substances.

Astronaut meets volcano

An expedition of astronauts, planetary scientists and engineers is off to Spain’s Canary Island of Lanzarote to learn best how to explore uncharted planets. The training will equip space travellers with a geologist’s eye.

Art & Culture in space

You don’t have to be a scientist or an engineer to join our space adventure. Check out the creative ways you can be involved and inspired...

Flyby offer

Use coupon code COMET in the ESAshop checkout to land free standard shipping on your next purchase of ESA products. Spreadshirt's offer flies by 14–16 November

Phobos photobomb

Space Science Image of the Week: Phobos, the Red Planet’s innermost moon, sneaks into Hubble’s image of Mars

Week in Images

Our week through the lens: 6-10 November 2017

Earth from Space

In this week's edition, the Sentinel-2B satellite takes us to the Republic of Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean

The road to Orion’s launch

NASA’s Orion spacecraft aims to send humans further into space than ever before, and ESA’s European Service Module will provide the essentials for keeping the astronauts alive and on course. A review of the programme by NASA to assess progress is now showing a launch date from December 2019 to June 2020.

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