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03/07/202009:00

Global Space Economic Workshop – Day 1 live

ESA WEB TV TWO

The unprecedented situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has created huge challenges for society and the space sector, as many industries are impacted by these unpredictable challenges. ESA has organised the first online edition of the Global Space Economic Workshop (GSEW) to provide a platform to discuss European industrial projects and the timely response of space-enabled services. This first session will focus on opportunities coming from ESA’s Telecommunication and Integrated Applications directorate that seek to enhance industrial projects in the fields of healthcare, education and logistics.

Duration 01:00:00
09/07/202010:30

Global Space Economic Workshop – Day 2 live

ESA WEB TV TWO

The unprecedented situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has created huge challenges for society and the space sector, as many industries are impacted by these unpredictable challenges. ESA has organised the first online edition of the Global Space Economic Workshop (GSEW) to provide a platform to discuss European industrial projects and the timely response of space-enabled services. This second session will highlight the value of satellite Earth observation data during and after the crisis.

Duration 01:00:00
16/07/202011:00

Global Space Economic Workshop – Day 3 live

ESA WEB TV TWO

The unprecedented situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has created huge challenges for society and the space sector, as many industries are impacted by these unpredictable challenges. ESA has organised the first online edition of the Global Space Economic Workshop (GSEW) to provide a platform to discuss European industrial projects and the timely response of space-enabled services. In this third session, experts will discuss with important European financial bodies how they can work together to help European industry.

Duration 01:00:00
23/07/202010:30

Global Space Economic Workshop – Day 4 live

ESA WEB TV TWO

The unprecedented situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has created huge challenges for society and the space sector, as many industries are impacted by these unpredictable challenges. ESA has organised the first online edition of the Global Space Economic Workshop (GSEW) to provide a platform to discuss European industrial projects and the timely response of space-enabled services. In this final session, a number of innovative projects within industry will be presented, followed by an inspirational contribution from ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.

Duration 01:00:00

Daily programme — all times in CEST

01:00

Wake up in space

Start your day with spectacular imagery from space.

Duration 07:00:00
08:00

Advancing Earth observation

Revisit some of the major conferences that explore how satellites observe our planet and the future of these technologies. World-class scientists, along with representatives from space agencies and international organisations came together at ESA’s Living Planet Symposium in Milan last year to discuss the latest in satellite Earth observation. At ESA’s second ɸ-week, researchers explored how open science and innovation can benefit from the latest digital technologies to help shape future Earth observation missions and services.

Duration 00:30:00
08:30

Flying missions

In this programme, get acquainted with ESA’s mission control centre, responsible for flying multiple spacecraft, and the global network of ground stations that keeps track. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, these ground stations communicate with the spacecraft, send commands and receive their valuable data. Back at the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, teams work around the clock to operate spacecraft and ensure they are functioning properly. This 30-minute programme ends with a short film – ‘The Burn’ – that offers a glimpse into the time-critical manoeuvres ESA’s operations teams are sometimes faced with.

Duration 00:30:00
09:00

Latest from ESA

A selection of highlights of the latest news from ESA’s activities. ESA continues to work during the Covid-19 pandemic, from monitoring air quality to keeping satellites in orbit – with some of our engineers driving spacecraft from quarantine. Astronaut support engineer Romain Charles shares nine tips on how to live in isolation – he spent 520 days locked in a mockup spacecraft and is a true expert on the subject. Learn about the next mission to bring humans to the Moon and ESA’s contribution with the European Service Module. Relive the launch of Solar Orbiter to study our nearest star, look ahead to Copernicus Sentinel-6 that will examine sea-level rise and discover Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana. At the end of this programme, Professor Stephen Hawking and musician Vangelis bring us a special message.

Duration 01:00:00
10:00

Dealing with space debris

With the space highways set to become busier, keeping space clean is a top priority. Discover the ESA initiatives to detect and manage debris, including how spacecraft operators steer satellites back into Earth’s atmosphere.

Duration 00:30:00
10:30

Hubble highlights

Revisit some of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s biggest science discoveries from its three decades in operation. This programme kicks off with an introduction to the ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Roman, then takes us on a tour of some of the telescope’s big finds. Explore how Hubble’s observations will be complemented by those of the upcoming NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope.

Duration 00:30:00
11:00

The Red Planet

Discover Mars and the missions dedicated to advancing our knowledge of the Red Planet. The ESA Kids mascot Paxi begins this programme with an introduction to Mars, followed by an overview of the ExoMars missions. Get an up-close view of the Martian terrain with images from Mars Express, and learn about the potential for brining pieces of Mars back to Earth.

Duration 00:30:00
11:30

Astronaut coffee break

So what is it really like to go to space (and back)? Join ESA astronauts Alexander Gerst, Samantha Cristoforetti, Luca Parmitano and Thomas Pesquet as they discuss living and working in space. Topics include video production, landing in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, housekeeping and the perils of opening food on the International Space Station.

Duration 00:30:00
12:00

Lo spazio in italiano – Space in Italian

Scopri le attività spaziali europee nella tua lingua. Questo programma offre una panoramica sulla vita degli astronauti, sullo sviluppo dei lanciatori e missioni spaziali, e un'introduzione al sistema solare e alla luna con il nostro amico alieno, Paxi.

Duration 01:00:00
13:00

Tour the ISS with Luca and Drew

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan take you on a unique tour of the International Space Station shot in one take with two cameras strapped together. Luca and Drew take it in turns to guide you through the modules and spacecraft docked to the orbital outpost. Starting from the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft that bought Drew to the Space Station, the duo show each module and spacecraft docked with the International Space Station at the time it was recorded around the New Year 2020. Passing colleagues include NASA astronaut Jessica Meir and Christina Koch exercising and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Skripochka. The tour ends with a view from the Station’s Cupola observatory.

Duration 01:00:00
14:00

Watching for asteroids

Discover the latest technology being used to watch for roaming rocks …and the truth about the dinosaurs. This programme offers an overview of where asteroids come from, why they are a threat and what is being done to monitor their movement. Learn about the possibilities of asteroid deflection, or even sending humankind to visit them.

Duration 00:30:00
14:30

Das Weltall in Ihrer Sprache – Space in German

Entdecken Sie die europäischen Weltraumaktivitäten auf Deutsch. Dieses Programm lässt Sie in eine Vielzahl von Raumfahrtmissionen eintauchen, von der Erde zum Mars und darüber hinaus. Entdecken Sie unser Sonnensystem mit unserem außerirdischen Freund Paxi oder werfen Sie einen Blick in das Missionskontrollzentrum der ESA in Darmstadt.

Duration 01:00:00
15:30

Connecting and navigating

on air

From satcoms to GPS, learn how satellites help you find where you are, get you where you want to go, and help you stay connected. This programme introduces space’s part in the 5G revolution and the benefits of satellite communication technology from crisis management to aviation. Take a look back on the development of Europe’s own global satellite navigation system, Galileo.

Duration 00:30:00
16:00

Earth from space

From 800 km high, satellites are taking the pulse of our planet from space. Join our weekly tour from some of the most remote places, to your own backyard. Satellites not only help us better understand our environment, but are improving our daily lives.

Duration 00:30:00
16:30

Working at ESA

What is it like to work at a space agency? Meet some of ESA’s workforce including Young Graduate Trainees and Research Fellows who explain some of the projects they’re involved in and what it’s like to work in space. Get acquainted with some of ESA's multiple locations across Europe, and each establishment's area of expertise. Success has a different meaning for everyone – as ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano explains at the end of this programme.

Duration 00:30:00
17:00

Space for our climate

From their vantage point in space, satellites provide us with a global view of the changes happening to our planet. These changes include shrinking glaciers, rising sea levels, changes in atmospheric composition, diminishing sea-ice cover, and more. Learn how ESA provides the long-term data coverage needed to monitor climate change on a global scale.

Duration 00:30:00
17:30

What’s space got to do with it?

From air quality to growing blood vessels, see how space is part of our everyday lives. Satellites flying high above our heads are providing information and support services that benefit us directly – and we may not even know it. In addition, the technology built for and tested in space can be used here on Earth for innovative applications.

Duration 00:30:00
18:00

Return to the Moon

A peek into the developing technologies for lunar exploration. Look back on past Moon missions and ESA’s plans for sending new missions to the lunar surface – including the concept for a Moon base.

Duration 00:30:00
18:30

ISS lifestyle

What’s it like to live in space? Join astronauts at 400 km high on the International Space Station. From meals to sleeping to cutting hair, ESA astronauts give us an insider’s view of life in space. It’s not all fun and games – conducting experiments on themselves is part of the job!

Duration 00:30:00
19:00

El espacio en español – Space in Spanish

Descubre las actividades espaciales Europeas en tu idioma. Este programa ofrece una introducción a distintas misiones espaciales relacionadas con la Tierra, Marte y más allá. ¡Explora nuestro Sistema Solar y conoce a nuestro amigo alienígena, Paxi!

Duration 00:30:00
19:30

Next-generation launchers

The next generation of Europe’s vehicles to space are getting ready to take to the skies. A more powerful version of the Vega launcher, Vega-C, has been developed, while Ariane 6 will enable Europe to maintain leadership in the fast-changing commercial launch service market while responding to the needs of European institutional missions. Both will ensure Europe’s independent access to space.

Duration 00:30:00
20:00

Space out

Relax with a selection of dazzling imagery from space.

Duration 04:00:00
01:00

Wake up in space

Start your day with spectacular imagery from space.

Duration 07:00:00
08:00

Tour the ISS with Luca and Drew

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan take you on a unique tour of the International Space Station shot in one take with two cameras strapped together. Luca and Drew take it in turns to guide you through the modules and spacecraft docked to the orbital outpost. Starting from the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft that bought Drew to the Space Station, the duo show each module and spacecraft docked with the International Space Station at the time it was recorded around the New Year 2020. Passing colleagues include NASA astronaut Jessica Meir and Christina Koch exercising and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Skripochka. The tour ends with a view from the Station’s Cupola observatory.

Duration 01:00:00
09:00

Space for our climate

From their vantage point in space, satellites provide us with a global view of the changes happening to our planet. These changes include shrinking glaciers, rising sea levels, changes in atmospheric composition, diminishing sea-ice cover, and more. Learn how ESA provides the long-term data coverage needed to monitor climate change on a global scale.

Duration 00:30:00
09:30

Working at ESA

What is it like to work at a space agency? Meet some of ESA’s workforce including Young Graduate Trainees and Research Fellows who explain some of the projects they’re involved in and what it’s like to work in space. Get acquainted with some of ESA's multiple locations across Europe, and each establishment's area of expertise. Success has a different meaning for everyone – as ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano explains at the end of this programme.

Duration 00:30:00
10:00

Earth from space

From 800 km high, satellites are taking the pulse of our planet from space. Join our weekly tour from some of the most remote places, to your own backyard. Satellites not only help us better understand our environment, but are improving our daily lives.

Duration 00:30:00
10:30

The Red Planet

Discover Mars and the missions dedicated to advancing our knowledge of the Red Planet. The ESA Kids mascot Paxi begins this programme with an introduction to Mars, followed by an overview of the ExoMars missions. Get an up-close view of the Martian terrain with images from Mars Express, and learn about the potential for brining pieces of Mars back to Earth.

Duration 00:30:00
11:00

Lo spazio in italiano – Space in Italian

Scopri le attività spaziali europee nella tua lingua. Questo programma offre una panoramica sulla vita degli astronauti, sullo sviluppo dei lanciatori e missioni spaziali, e un'introduzione al sistema solare e alla luna con il nostro amico alieno, Paxi.

Duration 01:00:00
12:00

Dealing with space debris

With the space highways set to become busier, keeping space clean is a top priority. Discover the ESA initiatives to detect and manage debris, including how spacecraft operators steer satellites back into Earth’s atmosphere.

Duration 00:30:00
12:30

Next-generation launchers

The next generation of Europe’s vehicles to space are getting ready to take to the skies. A more powerful version of the Vega launcher, Vega-C, has been developed, while Ariane 6 will enable Europe to maintain leadership in the fast-changing commercial launch service market while responding to the needs of European institutional missions. Both will ensure Europe’s independent access to space.

Duration 00:30:00
13:00

Discover space with Paxi

For kids of all ages: join Paxi, a friendly alien, as he explores Earth, the Moon and beyond. The adventure starts with an introduction to our green friend, and then we follow him through the Solar System. Understanding how our home planet works is important too – and Paxi is ready to teach us!

Duration 00:30:00
13:30

Espace en français – Space in French

Découvrez les activités spatiales européennes dans votre langue. Ce programme présente toute une variété de missions spatiales pour la Terre, Mars et au-delà. Découvrez notre système solaire avec Paxi, le sympathique 'extra terrestre et faites un tour de la Station Spatiale Internationale avec Thomas Pesquet.

Duration 01:00:00
14:30

Latest from ESA

A selection of highlights of the latest news from ESA’s activities. ESA continues to work during the Covid-19 pandemic, from monitoring air quality to keeping satellites in orbit – with some of our engineers driving spacecraft from quarantine. Astronaut support engineer Romain Charles shares nine tips on how to live in isolation – he spent 520 days locked in a mockup spacecraft and is a true expert on the subject. Learn about the next mission to bring humans to the Moon and ESA’s contribution with the European Service Module. Relive the launch of Solar Orbiter to study our nearest star, look ahead to Copernicus Sentinel-6 that will examine sea-level rise and discover Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana. At the end of this programme, Professor Stephen Hawking and musician Vangelis bring us a special message.

Duration 01:00:00
15:30

El espacio en español – Space in Spanish

Descubre las actividades espaciales Europeas en tu idioma. Este programa ofrece una introducción a distintas misiones espaciales relacionadas con la Tierra, Marte y más allá. ¡Explora nuestro Sistema Solar y conoce a nuestro amigo alienígena, Paxi!

Duration 00:30:00
16:00

Watching for asteroids

Discover the latest technology being used to watch for roaming rocks …and the truth about the dinosaurs. This programme offers an overview of where asteroids come from, why they are a threat and what is being done to monitor their movement. Learn about the possibilities of asteroid deflection, or even sending humankind to visit them.

Duration 00:30:00
16:30

Earth from space

From 800 km high, satellites are taking the pulse of our planet from space. Join our weekly tour from some of the most remote places, to your own backyard. Satellites not only help us better understand our environment, but are improving our daily lives.

Duration 00:30:00
17:00

This is ESA

This is the European Space Agency, dedicated to the peaceful exploration and use of space for the benefit of humankind. This programme provides an introduction to ESA’s diverse activities from asteroids to zero-gravity. Learn more about how we innovate, explore, protect and benefit. Space is the future, and through ESA we are all part of it.

Duration 00:30:00
17:30

Flying missions

In this programme, get acquainted with ESA’s mission control centre, responsible for flying multiple spacecraft, and the global network of ground stations that keeps track. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, these ground stations communicate with the spacecraft, send commands and receive their valuable data. Back at the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, teams work around the clock to operate spacecraft and ensure they are functioning properly. This 30-minute programme ends with a short film – ‘The Burn’ – that offers a glimpse into the time-critical manoeuvres ESA’s operations teams are sometimes faced with.

Duration 00:30:00
18:00

Connecting and navigating

From satcoms to GPS, learn how satellites help you find where you are, get you where you want to go, and help you stay connected. This programme introduces space’s part in the 5G revolution and the benefits of satellite communication technology from crisis management to aviation. Take a look back on the development of Europe’s own global satellite navigation system, Galileo.

Duration 00:30:00
18:30

Health and fitness

Physical health is important for everyone – including astronauts. To endure the harsh conditions of human spaceflight they undergo rigorous training both on Earth and in space. This is not just beneficial for their personal health, but contributes to important research for health and medicine. Join our astronauts as they introduce us to their fitness routines and explain some of the experiments they have participated in to advance medical knowledge.

Duration 00:30:00
19:00

Hubble highlights

Revisit some of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s biggest science discoveries from its three decades in operation. This programme kicks off with an introduction to the ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Roman, then takes us on a tour of some of the telescope’s big finds. Explore how Hubble’s observations will be complemented by those of the upcoming NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope.

Duration 00:30:00
19:30

Training for unknown terrain

Astronauts undergo rigorous training that prepares them to adapt to and survive in harsh conditions. Follow the simulation of an Earth-landing gone wrong and how astronauts – or any explorers – stay alive until help arrives. With preparations underway to send humans back to the Moon and onto Mars, astronauts need to learn how to cope with long-duration spaceflight, orient themselves in unknown territory and conduct useful research about their surroundings whilst enduring it.

Duration 00:30:00
20:00

Space out

Relax with a selection of dazzling imagery from space.

Duration 04:00:00
01:00

Wake up in space

Start your day with spectacular imagery from space.

Duration 07:00:00
08:00

ISS lifestyle

What’s it like to live in space? Join astronauts at 400 km high on the International Space Station. From meals to sleeping to cutting hair, ESA astronauts give us an insider’s view of life in space. It’s not all fun and games – conducting experiments on themselves is part of the job!

Duration 00:30:00
08:30

El espacio en español – Space in Spanish

Descubre las actividades espaciales Europeas en tu idioma. Este programa ofrece una introducción a distintas misiones espaciales relacionadas con la Tierra, Marte y más allá. ¡Explora nuestro Sistema Solar y conoce a nuestro amigo alienígena, Paxi!

Duration 00:30:00
09:00

Dealing with space debris

With the space highways set to become busier, keeping space clean is a top priority. Discover the ESA initiatives to detect and manage debris, including how spacecraft operators steer satellites back into Earth’s atmosphere.

Duration 00:30:00
09:30

Training for unknown terrain

Astronauts undergo rigorous training that prepares them to adapt to and survive in harsh conditions. Follow the simulation of an Earth-landing gone wrong and how astronauts – or any explorers – stay alive until help arrives. With preparations underway to send humans back to the Moon and onto Mars, astronauts need to learn how to cope with long-duration spaceflight, orient themselves in unknown territory and conduct useful research about their surroundings whilst enduring it.

Duration 00:30:00
10:00

Das Weltall in Ihrer Sprache – Space in German

Entdecken Sie die europäischen Weltraumaktivitäten auf Deutsch. Dieses Programm lässt Sie in eine Vielzahl von Raumfahrtmissionen eintauchen, von der Erde zum Mars und darüber hinaus. Entdecken Sie unser Sonnensystem mit unserem außerirdischen Freund Paxi oder werfen Sie einen Blick in das Missionskontrollzentrum der ESA in Darmstadt.

Duration 01:00:00
11:00

Earth from space

From 800 km high, satellites are taking the pulse of our planet from space. Join our weekly tour from some of the most remote places, to your own backyard. Satellites not only help us better understand our environment, but are improving our daily lives.

Duration 00:30:00
11:30

Tour the ISS with Luca and Drew

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan take you on a unique tour of the International Space Station shot in one take with two cameras strapped together. Luca and Drew take it in turns to guide you through the modules and spacecraft docked to the orbital outpost. Starting from the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft that bought Drew to the Space Station, the duo show each module and spacecraft docked with the International Space Station at the time it was recorded around the New Year 2020. Passing colleagues include NASA astronaut Jessica Meir and Christina Koch exercising and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Skripochka. The tour ends with a view from the Station’s Cupola observatory.

Duration 01:00:00
12:30

This is ESA

This is the European Space Agency, dedicated to the peaceful exploration and use of space for the benefit of humankind. This programme provides an introduction to ESA’s diverse activities from asteroids to zero-gravity. Learn more about how we innovate, explore, protect and benefit. Space is the future, and through ESA we are all part of it.

Duration 00:30:00
13:00

Astronaut coffee break

So what is it really like to go to space (and back)? Join ESA astronauts Alexander Gerst, Samantha Cristoforetti, Luca Parmitano and Thomas Pesquet as they discuss living and working in space. Topics include video production, landing in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, housekeeping and the perils of opening food on the International Space Station.

Duration 00:30:00
13:30

Working at ESA

What is it like to work at a space agency? Meet some of ESA’s workforce including Young Graduate Trainees and Research Fellows who explain some of the projects they’re involved in and what it’s like to work in space. Get acquainted with some of ESA's multiple locations across Europe, and each establishment's area of expertise. Success has a different meaning for everyone – as ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano explains at the end of this programme.

Duration 00:30:00
14:00

Espace en français – Space in French

Découvrez les activités spatiales européennes dans votre langue. Ce programme présente toute une variété de missions spatiales pour la Terre, Mars et au-delà. Découvrez notre système solaire avec Paxi, le sympathique 'extra terrestre et faites un tour de la Station Spatiale Internationale avec Thomas Pesquet.

Duration 01:00:00
15:00

Next-generation launchers

The next generation of Europe’s vehicles to space are getting ready to take to the skies. A more powerful version of the Vega launcher, Vega-C, has been developed, while Ariane 6 will enable Europe to maintain leadership in the fast-changing commercial launch service market while responding to the needs of European institutional missions. Both will ensure Europe’s independent access to space.

Duration 00:30:00
15:30

Advancing Earth observation

Revisit some of the major conferences that explore how satellites observe our planet and the future of these technologies. World-class scientists, along with representatives from space agencies and international organisations came together at ESA’s Living Planet Symposium in Milan last year to discuss the latest in satellite Earth observation. At ESA’s second ɸ-week, researchers explored how open science and innovation can benefit from the latest digital technologies to help shape future Earth observation missions and services.

Duration 00:30:00
16:00

What’s space got to do with it?

From air quality to growing blood vessels, see how space is part of our everyday lives. Satellites flying high above our heads are providing information and support services that benefit us directly – and we may not even know it. In addition, the technology built for and tested in space can be used here on Earth for innovative applications.

Duration 00:30:00
16:30

Lo spazio in italiano – Space in Italian

Scopri le attività spaziali europee nella tua lingua. Questo programma offre una panoramica sulla vita degli astronauti, sullo sviluppo dei lanciatori e missioni spaziali, e un'introduzione al sistema solare e alla luna con il nostro amico alieno, Paxi.

Duration 01:00:00
17:30

Latest from ESA

A selection of highlights of the latest news from ESA’s activities. ESA continues to work during the Covid-19 pandemic, from monitoring air quality to keeping satellites in orbit – with some of our engineers driving spacecraft from quarantine. Astronaut support engineer Romain Charles shares nine tips on how to live in isolation – he spent 520 days locked in a mockup spacecraft and is a true expert on the subject. Learn about the next mission to bring humans to the Moon and ESA’s contribution with the European Service Module. Relive the launch of Solar Orbiter to study our nearest star, look ahead to Copernicus Sentinel-6 that will examine sea-level rise and discover Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana. At the end of this programme, Professor Stephen Hawking and musician Vangelis bring us a special message.

Duration 01:00:00
18:30

Discover space with Paxi

For kids of all ages: join Paxi, a friendly alien, as he explores Earth, the Moon and beyond. The adventure starts with an introduction to our green friend, and then we follow him through the Solar System. Understanding how our home planet works is important too – and Paxi is ready to teach us!

Duration 00:30:00
19:00

Connecting and navigating

From satcoms to GPS, learn how satellites help you find where you are, get you where you want to go, and help you stay connected. This programme introduces space’s part in the 5G revolution and the benefits of satellite communication technology from crisis management to aviation. Take a look back on the development of Europe’s own global satellite navigation system, Galileo.

Duration 00:30:00
19:30

Space for our climate

From their vantage point in space, satellites provide us with a global view of the changes happening to our planet. These changes include shrinking glaciers, rising sea levels, changes in atmospheric composition, diminishing sea-ice cover, and more. Learn how ESA provides the long-term data coverage needed to monitor climate change on a global scale.

Duration 00:30:00
20:00

Space out

Relax with a selection of dazzling imagery from space.

Duration 04:00:00
01:00

Wake up in space

Start your day with spectacular imagery from space.

Duration 07:00:00
08:00

The amazing adventure of Rosetta and Philae

Follow Rosetta and Philae on their incredible ten-year journey through the Solar System to their destination: Comet 67P. Find out how Rosetta and Philae first got inspired to visit a comet, then join their journey. Watch as Philae tries to land on the comet and deals with some unexpected challenges! Learn about the fascinating observations that Rosetta made as she watched the comet change before her eyes.

Duration 00:30:00
08:30

Revisiting Rosetta

A look back on the Rosetta mission and the continuing science that is guiding the future of cometary exploration. Meet some of the key scientists who worked on the mission from the sidelines of the 49th Rosetta science workshop, and take in the views of the comet captured by Rosetta’s OSIRIS camera.

Duration 00:30:00
09:00

Discover space with Paxi

For kids of all ages: join Paxi, a friendly alien, as he explores Earth, the Moon and beyond. The adventure starts with an introduction to our green friend, and then we follow him through the Solar System. Understanding how our home planet works is important too – and Paxi is ready to teach us!

Duration 00:30:00
09:30

Space for our climate

From their vantage point in space, satellites provide us with a global view of the changes happening to our planet. These changes include shrinking glaciers, rising sea levels, changes in atmospheric composition, diminishing sea-ice cover, and more. Learn how ESA provides the long-term data coverage needed to monitor climate change on a global scale.

Duration 00:30:00
10:00

Tour the ISS with Luca and Drew

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan take you on a unique tour of the International Space Station shot in one take with two cameras strapped together. Luca and Drew take it in turns to guide you through the modules and spacecraft docked to the orbital outpost. Starting from the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft that bought Drew to the Space Station, the duo show each module and spacecraft docked with the International Space Station at the time it was recorded around the New Year 2020. Passing colleagues include NASA astronaut Jessica Meir and Christina Koch exercising and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Skripochka. The tour ends with a view from the Station’s Cupola observatory.

Duration 01:00:00
11:00

What’s space got to do with it?

From air quality to growing blood vessels, see how space is part of our everyday lives. Satellites flying high above our heads are providing information and support services that benefit us directly – and we may not even know it. In addition, the technology built for and tested in space can be used here on Earth for innovative applications.

Duration 00:30:00
11:30

Flying missions

In this programme, get acquainted with ESA’s mission control centre, responsible for flying multiple spacecraft, and the global network of ground stations that keeps track. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, these ground stations communicate with the spacecraft, send commands and receive their valuable data. Back at the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, teams work around the clock to operate spacecraft and ensure they are functioning properly. This 30-minute programme ends with a short film – ‘The Burn’ – that offers a glimpse into the time-critical manoeuvres ESA’s operations teams are sometimes faced with.

Duration 00:30:00
12:00

Earth from space

From 800 km high, satellites are taking the pulse of our planet from space. Join our weekly tour from some of the most remote places, to your own backyard. Satellites not only help us better understand our environment, but are improving our daily lives.

Duration 00:30:00
12:30

Return to the Moon

A peek into the developing technologies for lunar exploration. Look back on past Moon missions and ESA’s plans for sending new missions to the lunar surface – including the concept for a Moon base.

Duration 00:30:00
13:00

Lo spazio in italiano – Space in Italian

Scopri le attività spaziali europee nella tua lingua. Questo programma offre una panoramica sulla vita degli astronauti, sullo sviluppo dei lanciatori e missioni spaziali, e un'introduzione al sistema solare e alla luna con il nostro amico alieno, Paxi.

Duration 01:00:00
14:00

Das Weltall in Ihrer Sprache – Space in German

Entdecken Sie die europäischen Weltraumaktivitäten auf Deutsch. Dieses Programm lässt Sie in eine Vielzahl von Raumfahrtmissionen eintauchen, von der Erde zum Mars und darüber hinaus. Entdecken Sie unser Sonnensystem mit unserem außerirdischen Freund Paxi oder werfen Sie einen Blick in das Missionskontrollzentrum der ESA in Darmstadt.

Duration 01:00:00
15:00

The Red Planet

Discover Mars and the missions dedicated to advancing our knowledge of the Red Planet. The ESA Kids mascot Paxi begins this programme with an introduction to Mars, followed by an overview of the ExoMars missions. Get an up-close view of the Martian terrain with images from Mars Express, and learn about the potential for brining pieces of Mars back to Earth.

Duration 00:30:00
15:30

Astronaut coffee break

So what is it really like to go to space (and back)? Join ESA astronauts Alexander Gerst, Samantha Cristoforetti, Luca Parmitano and Thomas Pesquet as they discuss living and working in space. Topics include video production, landing in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, housekeeping and the perils of opening food on the International Space Station.

Duration 00:30:00
16:00

Training for unknown terrain

Astronauts undergo rigorous training that prepares them to adapt to and survive in harsh conditions. Follow the simulation of an Earth-landing gone wrong and how astronauts – or any explorers – stay alive until help arrives. With preparations underway to send humans back to the Moon and onto Mars, astronauts need to learn how to cope with long-duration spaceflight, orient themselves in unknown territory and conduct useful research about their surroundings whilst enduring it.

Duration 00:30:00
16:30

Latest from ESA

A selection of highlights of the latest news from ESA’s activities. ESA continues to work during the Covid-19 pandemic, from monitoring air quality to keeping satellites in orbit – with some of our engineers driving spacecraft from quarantine. Astronaut support engineer Romain Charles shares nine tips on how to live in isolation – he spent 520 days locked in a mockup spacecraft and is a true expert on the subject. Learn about the next mission to bring humans to the Moon and ESA’s contribution with the European Service Module. Relive the launch of Solar Orbiter to study our nearest star, look ahead to Copernicus Sentinel-6 that will examine sea-level rise and discover Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana. At the end of this programme, Professor Stephen Hawking and musician Vangelis bring us a special message.

Duration 01:00:00
17:30

This is ESA

This is the European Space Agency, dedicated to the peaceful exploration and use of space for the benefit of humankind. This programme provides an introduction to ESA’s diverse activities from asteroids to zero-gravity. Learn more about how we innovate, explore, protect and benefit. Space is the future, and through ESA we are all part of it.

Duration 00:30:00
18:00

Hubble highlights

Revisit some of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s biggest science discoveries from its three decades in operation. This programme kicks off with an introduction to the ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Roman, then takes us on a tour of some of the telescope’s big finds. Explore how Hubble’s observations will be complemented by those of the upcoming NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope.

Duration 00:30:00
18:30

Return to the Moon

A peek into the developing technologies for lunar exploration. Look back on past Moon missions and ESA’s plans for sending new missions to the lunar surface – including the concept for a Moon base.

Duration 00:30:00
19:00

Espace en français – Space in French

Découvrez les activités spatiales européennes dans votre langue. Ce programme présente toute une variété de missions spatiales pour la Terre, Mars et au-delà. Découvrez notre système solaire avec Paxi, le sympathique 'extra terrestre et faites un tour de la Station Spatiale Internationale avec Thomas Pesquet.

Duration 01:00:00
20:00

Space out

Relax with a selection of dazzling imagery from space.

Duration 04:00:00
01:00

Wake up in space

Start your day with spectacular imagery from space.

Duration 07:00:00
08:00

Watching for asteroids

Discover the latest technology being used to watch for roaming rocks …and the truth about the dinosaurs. This programme offers an overview of where asteroids come from, why they are a threat and what is being done to monitor their movement. Learn about the possibilities of asteroid deflection, or even sending humankind to visit them.

Duration 00:30:00
08:30

Espace en français – Space in French

Découvrez les activités spatiales européennes dans votre langue. Ce programme présente toute une variété de missions spatiales pour la Terre, Mars et au-delà. Découvrez notre système solaire avec Paxi, le sympathique 'extra terrestre et faites un tour de la Station Spatiale Internationale avec Thomas Pesquet.

Duration 01:00:00
09:30

Connecting and navigating

From satcoms to GPS, learn how satellites help you find where you are, get you where you want to go, and help you stay connected. This programme introduces space’s part in the 5G revolution and the benefits of satellite communication technology from crisis management to aviation. Take a look back on the development of Europe’s own global satellite navigation system, Galileo.

Duration 00:30:00
10:00

Working at ESA

What is it like to work at a space agency? Meet some of ESA’s workforce including Young Graduate Trainees and Research Fellows who explain some of the projects they’re involved in and what it’s like to work in space. Get acquainted with some of ESA's multiple locations across Europe, and each establishment's area of expertise. Success has a different meaning for everyone – as ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano explains at the end of this programme.

Duration 00:30:00
10:30

Dealing with space debris

With the space highways set to become busier, keeping space clean is a top priority. Discover the ESA initiatives to detect and manage debris, including how spacecraft operators steer satellites back into Earth’s atmosphere.

Duration 00:30:00
11:00

The Red Planet

Discover Mars and the missions dedicated to advancing our knowledge of the Red Planet. The ESA Kids mascot Paxi begins this programme with an introduction to Mars, followed by an overview of the ExoMars missions. Get an up-close view of the Martian terrain with images from Mars Express, and learn about the potential for brining pieces of Mars back to Earth.

Duration 00:30:00
11:30

Space for our climate

From their vantage point in space, satellites provide us with a global view of the changes happening to our planet. These changes include shrinking glaciers, rising sea levels, changes in atmospheric composition, diminishing sea-ice cover, and more. Learn how ESA provides the long-term data coverage needed to monitor climate change on a global scale.

Duration 00:30:00
12:00

Das Weltall in Ihrer Sprache – Space in German

Entdecken Sie die europäischen Weltraumaktivitäten auf Deutsch. Dieses Programm lässt Sie in eine Vielzahl von Raumfahrtmissionen eintauchen, von der Erde zum Mars und darüber hinaus. Entdecken Sie unser Sonnensystem mit unserem außerirdischen Freund Paxi oder werfen Sie einen Blick in das Missionskontrollzentrum der ESA in Darmstadt.

Duration 01:00:00
13:00

Earth from space

From 800 km high, satellites are taking the pulse of our planet from space. Join our weekly tour from some of the most remote places, to your own backyard. Satellites not only help us better understand our environment, but are improving our daily lives.

Duration 00:30:00
13:30

Latest from ESA

A selection of highlights of the latest news from ESA’s activities. ESA continues to work during the Covid-19 pandemic, from monitoring air quality to keeping satellites in orbit – with some of our engineers driving spacecraft from quarantine. Astronaut support engineer Romain Charles shares nine tips on how to live in isolation – he spent 520 days locked in a mockup spacecraft and is a true expert on the subject. Learn about the next mission to bring humans to the Moon and ESA’s contribution with the European Service Module. Relive the launch of Solar Orbiter to study our nearest star, look ahead to Copernicus Sentinel-6 that will examine sea-level rise and discover Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana. At the end of this programme, Professor Stephen Hawking and musician Vangelis bring us a special message.

Duration 01:00:00
14:30

Advancing Earth observation

Revisit some of the major conferences that explore how satellites observe our planet and the future of these technologies. World-class scientists, along with representatives from space agencies and international organisations came together at ESA’s Living Planet Symposium in Milan last year to discuss the latest in satellite Earth observation. At ESA’s second ɸ-week, researchers explored how open science and innovation can benefit from the latest digital technologies to help shape future Earth observation missions and services.

Duration 00:30:00
15:00

Training for unknown terrain

Astronauts undergo rigorous training that prepares them to adapt to and survive in harsh conditions. Follow the simulation of an Earth-landing gone wrong and how astronauts – or any explorers – stay alive until help arrives. With preparations underway to send humans back to the Moon and onto Mars, astronauts need to learn how to cope with long-duration spaceflight, orient themselves in unknown territory and conduct useful research about their surroundings whilst enduring it.

Duration 00:30:00
15:30

Health and fitness

Physical health is important for everyone – including astronauts. To endure the harsh conditions of human spaceflight they undergo rigorous training both on Earth and in space. This is not just beneficial for their personal health, but contributes to important research for health and medicine. Join our astronauts as they introduce us to their fitness routines and explain some of the experiments they have participated in to advance medical knowledge.

Duration 00:30:00
16:00

Discover space with Paxi

For kids of all ages: join Paxi, a friendly alien, as he explores Earth, the Moon and beyond. The adventure starts with an introduction to our green friend, and then we follow him through the Solar System. Understanding how our home planet works is important too – and Paxi is ready to teach us!

Duration 00:30:00
16:30

Next-generation launchers

The next generation of Europe’s vehicles to space are getting ready to take to the skies. A more powerful version of the Vega launcher, Vega-C, has been developed, while Ariane 6 will enable Europe to maintain leadership in the fast-changing commercial launch service market while responding to the needs of European institutional missions. Both will ensure Europe’s independent access to space.

Duration 00:30:00
17:00

Return to the Moon

A peek into the developing technologies for lunar exploration. Look back on past Moon missions and ESA’s plans for sending new missions to the lunar surface – including the concept for a Moon base.

Duration 00:30:00
17:30

The amazing adventure of Rosetta and Philae

Follow Rosetta and Philae on their incredible ten-year journey through the Solar System to their destination: Comet 67P. Find out how Rosetta and Philae first got inspired to visit a comet, then join their journey. Watch as Philae tries to land on the comet and deals with some unexpected challenges! Learn about the fascinating observations that Rosetta made as she watched the comet change before her eyes.

Duration 00:30:00
18:00

Revisiting Rosetta

A look back on the Rosetta mission and the continuing science that is guiding the future of cometary exploration. Meet some of the key scientists who worked on the mission from the sidelines of the 49th Rosetta science workshop, and take in the views of the comet captured by Rosetta’s OSIRIS camera.

Duration 00:30:00
18:30

El espacio en español – Space in Spanish

Descubre las actividades espaciales Europeas en tu idioma. Este programa ofrece una introducción a distintas misiones espaciales relacionadas con la Tierra, Marte y más allá. ¡Explora nuestro Sistema Solar y conoce a nuestro amigo alienígena, Paxi!

Duration 00:30:00
19:00

Flying missions

In this programme, get acquainted with ESA’s mission control centre, responsible for flying multiple spacecraft, and the global network of ground stations that keeps track. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, these ground stations communicate with the spacecraft, send commands and receive their valuable data. Back at the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, teams work around the clock to operate spacecraft and ensure they are functioning properly. This 30-minute programme ends with a short film – ‘The Burn’ – that offers a glimpse into the time-critical manoeuvres ESA’s operations teams are sometimes faced with.

Duration 00:30:00
19:30

What’s space got to do with it?

From air quality to growing blood vessels, see how space is part of our everyday lives. Satellites flying high above our heads are providing information and support services that benefit us directly – and we may not even know it. In addition, the technology built for and tested in space can be used here on Earth for innovative applications.

Duration 00:30:00
20:00

Space out

Relax with a selection of dazzling imagery from space.

Duration 04:00:00
01:00

Wake up in space

Start your day with spectacular imagery from space.

Duration 07:00:00
08:00

Das Weltall in Ihrer Sprache – Space in German

Entdecken Sie die europäischen Weltraumaktivitäten auf Deutsch. Dieses Programm lässt Sie in eine Vielzahl von Raumfahrtmissionen eintauchen, von der Erde zum Mars und darüber hinaus. Entdecken Sie unser Sonnensystem mit unserem außerirdischen Freund Paxi oder werfen Sie einen Blick in das Missionskontrollzentrum der ESA in Darmstadt.

Duration 01:00:00
09:00

Next-generation launchers

The next generation of Europe’s vehicles to space are getting ready to take to the skies. A more powerful version of the Vega launcher, Vega-C, has been developed, while Ariane 6 will enable Europe to maintain leadership in the fast-changing commercial launch service market while responding to the needs of European institutional missions. Both will ensure Europe’s independent access to space.

Duration 00:30:00
09:30

El espacio en español – Space in Spanish

Descubre las actividades espaciales Europeas en tu idioma. Este programa ofrece una introducción a distintas misiones espaciales relacionadas con la Tierra, Marte y más allá. ¡Explora nuestro Sistema Solar y conoce a nuestro amigo alienígena, Paxi!

Duration 00:30:00
10:00

Watching for asteroids

Discover the latest technology being used to watch for roaming rocks …and the truth about the dinosaurs. This programme offers an overview of where asteroids come from, why they are a threat and what is being done to monitor their movement. Learn about the possibilities of asteroid deflection, or even sending humankind to visit them.

Duration 00:30:00
10:30

Latest from ESA

A selection of highlights of the latest news from ESA’s activities. ESA continues to work during the Covid-19 pandemic, from monitoring air quality to keeping satellites in orbit – with some of our engineers driving spacecraft from quarantine. Astronaut support engineer Romain Charles shares nine tips on how to live in isolation – he spent 520 days locked in a mockup spacecraft and is a true expert on the subject. Learn about the next mission to bring humans to the Moon and ESA’s contribution with the European Service Module. Relive the launch of Solar Orbiter to study our nearest star, look ahead to Copernicus Sentinel-6 that will examine sea-level rise and discover Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana. At the end of this programme, Professor Stephen Hawking and musician Vangelis bring us a special message.

Duration 01:00:00
11:30

Connecting and navigating

From satcoms to GPS, learn how satellites help you find where you are, get you where you want to go, and help you stay connected. This programme introduces space’s part in the 5G revolution and the benefits of satellite communication technology from crisis management to aviation. Take a look back on the development of Europe’s own global satellite navigation system, Galileo.

Duration 00:30:00
12:00

What’s space got to do with it?

From air quality to growing blood vessels, see how space is part of our everyday lives. Satellites flying high above our heads are providing information and support services that benefit us directly – and we may not even know it. In addition, the technology built for and tested in space can be used here on Earth for innovative applications.

Duration 00:30:00
12:30

Espace en français – Space in French

Découvrez les activités spatiales européennes dans votre langue. Ce programme présente toute une variété de missions spatiales pour la Terre, Mars et au-delà. Découvrez notre système solaire avec Paxi, le sympathique 'extra terrestre et faites un tour de la Station Spatiale Internationale avec Thomas Pesquet.

Duration 01:00:00
13:30

ISS lifestyle

What’s it like to live in space? Join astronauts at 400 km high on the International Space Station. From meals to sleeping to cutting hair, ESA astronauts give us an insider’s view of life in space. It’s not all fun and games – conducting experiments on themselves is part of the job!

Duration 00:30:00
14:00

Hubble highlights

Revisit some of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s biggest science discoveries from its three decades in operation. This programme kicks off with an introduction to the ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Roman, then takes us on a tour of some of the telescope’s big finds. Explore how Hubble’s observations will be complemented by those of the upcoming NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope.

Duration 00:30:00
14:30

Tour the ISS with Luca and Drew

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan take you on a unique tour of the International Space Station shot in one take with two cameras strapped together. Luca and Drew take it in turns to guide you through the modules and spacecraft docked to the orbital outpost. Starting from the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft that bought Drew to the Space Station, the duo show each module and spacecraft docked with the International Space Station at the time it was recorded around the New Year 2020. Passing colleagues include NASA astronaut Jessica Meir and Christina Koch exercising and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Skripochka. The tour ends with a view from the Station’s Cupola observatory.

Duration 01:00:00
15:30

Flying missions

In this programme, get acquainted with ESA’s mission control centre, responsible for flying multiple spacecraft, and the global network of ground stations that keeps track. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, these ground stations communicate with the spacecraft, send commands and receive their valuable data. Back at the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, teams work around the clock to operate spacecraft and ensure they are functioning properly. This 30-minute programme ends with a short film – ‘The Burn’ – that offers a glimpse into the time-critical manoeuvres ESA’s operations teams are sometimes faced with.

Duration 00:30:00
16:00

Lo spazio in italiano – Space in Italian

Scopri le attività spaziali europee nella tua lingua. Questo programma offre una panoramica sulla vita degli astronauti, sullo sviluppo dei lanciatori e missioni spaziali, e un'introduzione al sistema solare e alla luna con il nostro amico alieno, Paxi.

Duration 01:00:00
17:00

Health and fitness

Physical health is important for everyone – including astronauts. To endure the harsh conditions of human spaceflight they undergo rigorous training both on Earth and in space. This is not just beneficial for their personal health, but contributes to important research for health and medicine. Join our astronauts as they introduce us to their fitness routines and explain some of the experiments they have participated in to advance medical knowledge.

Duration 00:30:00
17:30

Return to the Moon

A peek into the developing technologies for lunar exploration. Look back on past Moon missions and ESA’s plans for sending new missions to the lunar surface – including the concept for a Moon base.

Duration 00:30:00
18:00

Space for our climate

From their vantage point in space, satellites provide us with a global view of the changes happening to our planet. These changes include shrinking glaciers, rising sea levels, changes in atmospheric composition, diminishing sea-ice cover, and more. Learn how ESA provides the long-term data coverage needed to monitor climate change on a global scale.

Duration 00:30:00
18:30

The amazing adventure of Rosetta and Philae

Follow Rosetta and Philae on their incredible ten-year journey through the Solar System to their destination: Comet 67P. Find out how Rosetta and Philae first got inspired to visit a comet, then join their journey. Watch as Philae tries to land on the comet and deals with some unexpected challenges! Learn about the fascinating observations that Rosetta made as she watched the comet change before her eyes.

Duration 00:30:00
19:00

Revisiting Rosetta

A look back on the Rosetta mission and the continuing science that is guiding the future of cometary exploration. Meet some of the key scientists who worked on the mission from the sidelines of the 49th Rosetta science workshop, and take in the views of the comet captured by Rosetta’s OSIRIS camera.

Duration 00:30:00
19:30

Working at ESA

What is it like to work at a space agency? Meet some of ESA’s workforce including Young Graduate Trainees and Research Fellows who explain some of the projects they’re involved in and what it’s like to work in space. Get acquainted with some of ESA's multiple locations across Europe, and each establishment's area of expertise. Success has a different meaning for everyone – as ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano explains at the end of this programme.

Duration 00:30:00
20:00

Space out

Relax with a selection of dazzling imagery from space.

Duration 04:00:00
01:00

Wake up in space

Start your day with spectacular imagery from space.

Duration 07:00:00
08:00

Discover space with Paxi

For kids of all ages: join Paxi, a friendly alien, as he explores Earth, the Moon and beyond. The adventure starts with an introduction to our green friend, and then we follow him through the Solar System. Understanding how our home planet works is important too – and Paxi is ready to teach us!

Duration 00:30:00
08:30

Dealing with space debris

With the space highways set to become busier, keeping space clean is a top priority. Discover the ESA initiatives to detect and manage debris, including how spacecraft operators steer satellites back into Earth’s atmosphere.

Duration 00:30:00
09:00

This is ESA

This is the European Space Agency, dedicated to the peaceful exploration and use of space for the benefit of humankind. This programme provides an introduction to ESA’s diverse activities from asteroids to zero-gravity. Learn more about how we innovate, explore, protect and benefit. Space is the future, and through ESA we are all part of it.

Duration 00:30:00
09:30

Lo spazio in italiano – Space in Italian

Scopri le attività spaziali europee nella tua lingua. Questo programma offre una panoramica sulla vita degli astronauti, sullo sviluppo dei lanciatori e missioni spaziali, e un'introduzione al sistema solare e alla luna con il nostro amico alieno, Paxi.

Duration 01:00:00
10:30

ISS lifestyle

What’s it like to live in space? Join astronauts at 400 km high on the International Space Station. From meals to sleeping to cutting hair, ESA astronauts give us an insider’s view of life in space. It’s not all fun and games – conducting experiments on themselves is part of the job!

Duration 00:30:00
11:00

Space for our climate

From their vantage point in space, satellites provide us with a global view of the changes happening to our planet. These changes include shrinking glaciers, rising sea levels, changes in atmospheric composition, diminishing sea-ice cover, and more. Learn how ESA provides the long-term data coverage needed to monitor climate change on a global scale.

Duration 00:30:00
11:30

Working at ESA

What is it like to work at a space agency? Meet some of ESA’s workforce including Young Graduate Trainees and Research Fellows who explain some of the projects they’re involved in and what it’s like to work in space. Get acquainted with some of ESA's multiple locations across Europe, and each establishment's area of expertise. Success has a different meaning for everyone – as ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano explains at the end of this programme.

Duration 00:30:00
12:00

Health and fitness

Physical health is important for everyone – including astronauts. To endure the harsh conditions of human spaceflight they undergo rigorous training both on Earth and in space. This is not just beneficial for their personal health, but contributes to important research for health and medicine. Join our astronauts as they introduce us to their fitness routines and explain some of the experiments they have participated in to advance medical knowledge.

Duration 00:30:00
12:30

El espacio en español – Space in Spanish

Descubre las actividades espaciales Europeas en tu idioma. Este programa ofrece una introducción a distintas misiones espaciales relacionadas con la Tierra, Marte y más allá. ¡Explora nuestro Sistema Solar y conoce a nuestro amigo alienígena, Paxi!

Duration 00:30:00
13:00

Connecting and navigating

From satcoms to GPS, learn how satellites help you find where you are, get you where you want to go, and help you stay connected. This programme introduces space’s part in the 5G revolution and the benefits of satellite communication technology from crisis management to aviation. Take a look back on the development of Europe’s own global satellite navigation system, Galileo.

Duration 00:30:00
13:30

Flying missions

In this programme, get acquainted with ESA’s mission control centre, responsible for flying multiple spacecraft, and the global network of ground stations that keeps track. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, these ground stations communicate with the spacecraft, send commands and receive their valuable data. Back at the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, teams work around the clock to operate spacecraft and ensure they are functioning properly. This 30-minute programme ends with a short film – ‘The Burn’ – that offers a glimpse into the time-critical manoeuvres ESA’s operations teams are sometimes faced with.

Duration 00:30:00
14:00

Return to the Moon

A peek into the developing technologies for lunar exploration. Look back on past Moon missions and ESA’s plans for sending new missions to the lunar surface – including the concept for a Moon base.

Duration 00:30:00
14:30

What’s space got to do with it?

From air quality to growing blood vessels, see how space is part of our everyday lives. Satellites flying high above our heads are providing information and support services that benefit us directly – and we may not even know it. In addition, the technology built for and tested in space can be used here on Earth for innovative applications.

Duration 00:30:00
15:00

Earth from space

From 800 km high, satellites are taking the pulse of our planet from space. Join our weekly tour from some of the most remote places, to your own backyard. Satellites not only help us better understand our environment, but are improving our daily lives.

Duration 00:30:00
15:30

Next-generation launchers

The next generation of Europe’s vehicles to space are getting ready to take to the skies. A more powerful version of the Vega launcher, Vega-C, has been developed, while Ariane 6 will enable Europe to maintain leadership in the fast-changing commercial launch service market while responding to the needs of European institutional missions. Both will ensure Europe’s independent access to space.

Duration 00:30:00
16:00

Latest from ESA

A selection of highlights of the latest news from ESA’s activities. ESA continues to work during the Covid-19 pandemic, from monitoring air quality to keeping satellites in orbit – with some of our engineers driving spacecraft from quarantine. Astronaut support engineer Romain Charles shares nine tips on how to live in isolation – he spent 520 days locked in a mockup spacecraft and is a true expert on the subject. Learn about the next mission to bring humans to the Moon and ESA’s contribution with the European Service Module. Relive the launch of Solar Orbiter to study our nearest star, look ahead to Copernicus Sentinel-6 that will examine sea-level rise and discover Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana. At the end of this programme, Professor Stephen Hawking and musician Vangelis bring us a special message.

Duration 01:00:00
17:00

Astronaut coffee break

So what is it really like to go to space (and back)? Join ESA astronauts Alexander Gerst, Samantha Cristoforetti, Luca Parmitano and Thomas Pesquet as they discuss living and working in space. Topics include video production, landing in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, housekeeping and the perils of opening food on the International Space Station.

Duration 00:30:00
17:30

Espace en français – Space in French

Découvrez les activités spatiales européennes dans votre langue. Ce programme présente toute une variété de missions spatiales pour la Terre, Mars et au-delà. Découvrez notre système solaire avec Paxi, le sympathique 'extra terrestre et faites un tour de la Station Spatiale Internationale avec Thomas Pesquet.

Duration 01:00:00
18:30

The Red Planet

Discover Mars and the missions dedicated to advancing our knowledge of the Red Planet. The ESA Kids mascot Paxi begins this programme with an introduction to Mars, followed by an overview of the ExoMars missions. Get an up-close view of the Martian terrain with images from Mars Express, and learn about the potential for brining pieces of Mars back to Earth.

Duration 00:30:00
19:00

Das Weltall in Ihrer Sprache – Space in German

Entdecken Sie die europäischen Weltraumaktivitäten auf Deutsch. Dieses Programm lässt Sie in eine Vielzahl von Raumfahrtmissionen eintauchen, von der Erde zum Mars und darüber hinaus. Entdecken Sie unser Sonnensystem mit unserem außerirdischen Freund Paxi oder werfen Sie einen Blick in das Missionskontrollzentrum der ESA in Darmstadt.

Duration 01:00:00
20:00

Space out

Relax with a selection of dazzling imagery from space.

Duration 04:00:00