Vitamin super-cocktail to combat 60 days of lying in bed21 September 2017
Vitamin super-cocktail to combat 60 days of lying in bed21 September 2017 This week will see the second ESA bedrest study investigating a mix of antioxidants and vitamins that could help astronauts to combat the side effects of living in space. Ten volunteers will lie in beds with the head end tilted down 6º for 60 days, k...
First steps: returning humanity to the Moon 20 September 2017
First steps: returning humanity to the Moon 20 September 2017 In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage.
Solar antics19 September 2017
Solar antics19 September 2017 The Sun’s recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power.
500 new European companies from space 18 September 2017
500 new European companies from space 18 September 2017 Thousands of new jobs and boosted local economies are the direct results from ESA’s investment in young companies through its business incubators, which have now fostered more than 500 start-ups that adapt space technology and satellite services for u...
Travel app wins top prize at App Camp18 September 2017
Travel app wins top prize at App Camp18 September 2017 An app that uses satellite imagery to give flight travellers an interactive, bird’s-eye view of their routes took the top prize at this year’s Space App Camp at ESA’s centre in Frascati, Italy.
Join us for #Sentinel5P launch18 September 2017
Join us for #Sentinel5P launch18 September 2017 Are you passionate about our planet and interested in how satellites help to improve everyday lives and do you share your passion via social media? Then ESA’s next SocialSpace event is for you.
Cassini concludes pioneering mission at Saturn15 September 2017
Cassini concludes pioneering mission at Saturn15 September 2017 The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet’s atmosphere.
Galileos set to fly on Ariane 615 September 2017
Galileos set to fly on Ariane 615 September 2017 Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets – ESA’s first contract to use Europe’s new vehicle.
Earth through different eyes15 September 2017
Earth through different eyes15 September 2017 In the 1960s, photographs of Earth taken by the first astronauts captured the imaginations of people across the world. The pictures not only became icons for space exploration, but also the fragility of our planet. But astronauts were not the only one...
How to follow Cassini’s end of mission15 September 2017
How to follow Cassini’s end of mission15 September 2017 The international Cassini mission reaches its dramatic finale this Friday by plunging into Saturn’s atmosphere, concluding 13-years of exploration around the ringed planet.
Diet tracker in space14 September 2017
Diet tracker in space14 September 2017 Whether you are on a diet or just want to be healthier, you might be one of those millions of people around the planet who use a mobile app to track everything you eat. The trend has arrived in space: European astronauts are now logging their meals on...
Sentinel-5P launch preparations in full swing14 September 2017
Sentinel-5P launch preparations in full swing14 September 2017 With liftoff set for 13 October, engineers at Russia’s Plesetsk launch site are steaming ahead with the task of getting Europe’s next Copernicus satellite ready for its journey into orbit.