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19/04/202114:30

Pre-launch media Q+A with astronaut Thomas Pesquet live

ESA WEB TV ONE

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is set to go back to the International Space Station on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft on 22 April 2021. Follow this media Q+A session with Thomas (in English and French) to learn more about his upcoming Alpha mission to the ISS.

Duration 00:30:00
20/04/202109:00

8th European Conference on Space Debris live

ESA WEB TV ONE

As we launch more to space than ever before, the threat from space debris gets ever greater. About 28,210 debris objects are currently tracked by Space Surveillance Networks, but millions more are thought to reside in earth orbit. Ranging from 1mm to more than 10cm in size, these debris can cause serious damage to operational satellites and other spacecrafts in case of collision. So how do we mitigate the risks? Join us for the launch of ESA’s European Conference on Space Debris, where experts and policy makers will discuss the challenges and the solutions to space debris, with one key message: it is time to act. The event will be kicked off by Tim Flohrer, Head of ESA's Space Debris Office, followed by remarks from ESA’s new Director General Josef Aschbacher on this topic of global concern. Rolf Densing, Director of ESA’s ESOC Operations Centre - and home of the Agency’s Space Safety programme - will then set out his welcome address, followed by the world premiere of ESA’s new space debris movie, “Time to Act”, introduced by Stijn Lemmens. ESA's Head of Space Safety, Holger Krag, will close with his keynote address all about ESA’s response to the space debris challenge.

Duration 01:30:00
22/04/202110:45

Mission Alpha: follow the launch live live

ESA WEB TV ONE

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is returning to the International Space Station. His second mission, called Alpha, will see the first European to launch on a US spacecraft in over a decade. Thomas is flying alongside NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough, and Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide on the Crew Dragon. Follow our live coverage jointly produced with France’s space agency, CNES, as we bring you updates from the launch site and speak with European experts on Thomas’s mission, his preparation, and the future of human spaceflight. The programme begins at 10:55 CEST, with liftoff scheduled for 12:11 CEST.

Duration 02:00:00
23/04/202110:45

Mission Alpha: docking on the ISS live

ESA WEB TV ONE

Following his launch from Kennedy Space Center in the US, watch as ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet arrives at the International Space Station (ISS) alongside NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough, and Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide. Live commentary will be provided while the Crew Dragon approaches and docks onto the ISS, and resume for the hatch opening and welcome ceremony.

Duration 04:30:00

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

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

Meet the experts

Experts from a variety of space activities talk about their respective fields and why they are important. This hour-long programme begins with an introduction to how rockets launch from Earth…and other planets. We then look to the future of Moon exploration, and how life in the isolation of space is being prepared for in remote Antarctica. Scientists working with data from satellites that look out in space and back at Earth tell us about their research and what it means. Get an insider’s look at the satellite systems that tell us where we are and how to get to where we want to go, and discover the efforts being made to keep space clean. Finally, see how a sports scientists works with astronauts, and meet a member of a team that prepares for the future of the space sector.

Duration 01:00:00
10:30

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
11:00

Training for unknown terrain

on air

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
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. Relive the launch of the Sentinel-6 satellite, which will examine sea-level rise. Meet astronaut Matthias Maurer who has begun training for his upcoming mission, Cosmic Kiss, and learn about the preparations being made to bring humans to the Moon. ESA continues to work on space solutions during the Covid-19 pandemic, with activities such as the B-LiFE space-enabled mobile lab. Operations continue at ESA’s mission control in Germany, and we celebrate 30 years of the ground station in Kiruna, northern Sweden. In the latest ESA Web TV short feature, learn about the delicate Arctic environment and how it’s changing, and follow the latest tests at the Ariane 6 launch base in Kourou. Get a glimpse of the first images from Solar Orbiter – no images of the Sun have ever been taken at such a close distance – and, at the end of this programme, look ahead to the European space activities planned for 2021.

Duration 01:00:00
14:30

Pre-launch media Q+A with astronaut Thomas Pesquet

live
ESA WEB TV ONE

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is set to go back to the International Space Station on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft on 22 April 2021. Follow this media Q+A session with Thomas (in English and French) to learn more about his upcoming Alpha mission to the ISS.

Duration 00:30:00
15:00

Back to the stars with Thomas Pesquet

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is set to go back to the International Space Station (ISS) on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft in 2021. Thomas’s second mission to the ISS is called ‘Alpha’ after Alpha Centauri, the closest stellar system to Earth. In this programme, catch up with Thomas at the training facilities of NASA’s Johnson Space Center where he’s joined by fellow ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer. Take a look back on his first mission – called Proxima – and see what innovations Thomas is looking forward to on his return to the ISS.

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

Stories from the lab

The Materials and Electrical Components Laboratory at ESA’s ESTEC establishment in the Netherlands supports ESA projects at all stages of development. In this 30-minute programme, discover how experts found solution for a variety of issues from a stuck mobile gantry to Gaia’s failed memory modules. See how ‘beta cloth’ fibre was tested for resilience for the Aeolus mission, and how engineers research how spacecraft material respond to the extreme environment of space over time. The lab is an impartial authority – decades of accumulated experience to back up project teams, equipped to carry out a wide variety of tests in-house, or turn to a network of external facilities when required.

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. In this programme, get acquainted with the new Ariane 6 launch complex and have a sneak-peek into some of the testing of the ground equipment. In a short ESA Web TV feature we take you on a tour of Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana, then look back on the success of the Vega programme so far as Vega-C prepares for its maiden flight this year. The two new rockets 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

Latest from ESA

A selection of highlights of the latest news from ESA’s activities. Relive the launch of the Sentinel-6 satellite, which will examine sea-level rise. Meet astronaut Matthias Maurer who has begun training for his upcoming mission, Cosmic Kiss, and learn about the preparations being made to bring humans to the Moon. ESA continues to work on space solutions during the Covid-19 pandemic, with activities such as the B-LiFE space-enabled mobile lab. Operations continue at ESA’s mission control in Germany, and we celebrate 30 years of the ground station in Kiruna, northern Sweden. In the latest ESA Web TV short feature, learn about the delicate Arctic environment and how it’s changing, and follow the latest tests at the Ariane 6 launch base in Kourou. Get a glimpse of the first images from Solar Orbiter – no images of the Sun have ever been taken at such a close distance – and, at the end of this programme, look ahead to the European space activities planned for 2021.

Duration 01:00:00
09:00

8th European Conference on Space Debris

live
ESA WEB TV ONE

As we launch more to space than ever before, the threat from space debris gets ever greater. About 28,210 debris objects are currently tracked by Space Surveillance Networks, but millions more are thought to reside in earth orbit. Ranging from 1mm to more than 10cm in size, these debris can cause serious damage to operational satellites and other spacecrafts in case of collision. So how do we mitigate the risks? Join us for the launch of ESA’s European Conference on Space Debris, where experts and policy makers will discuss the challenges and the solutions to space debris, with one key message: it is time to act. The event will be kicked off by Tim Flohrer, Head of ESA's Space Debris Office, followed by remarks from ESA’s new Director General Josef Aschbacher on this topic of global concern. Rolf Densing, Director of ESA’s ESOC Operations Centre - and home of the Agency’s Space Safety programme - will then set out his welcome address, followed by the world premiere of ESA’s new space debris movie, “Time to Act”, introduced by Stijn Lemmens. ESA's Head of Space Safety, Holger Krag, will close with his keynote address all about ESA’s response to the space debris challenge.

Duration 01:30:00
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

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. In this programme, get acquainted with the new Ariane 6 launch complex and have a sneak-peek into some of the testing of the ground equipment. In a short ESA Web TV feature we take you on a tour of Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana, then look back on the success of the Vega programme so far as Vega-C prepares for its maiden flight this year. The two new rockets will ensure Europe’s independent access to space.

Duration 00:30:00
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

Leadership at Mission Control

Join Head of Mission Operations Paolo Ferri as he takes us through major events in his career at ESA, solving the unexpected problems that are part of any space endeavour. Paolo describes three missions that suffered unexpected and potentially fatal flaws: Smart-1, Cluster and Exosat, and how on-the-ground knowledge, innovation and ingenuity prevented their untimely demise, allowing the science to go on. Recounting his personal experiences, he illustrates the importance of effective communication, as well as leadership, coaching and learning – and lesson learned while working under pressure. For the full set of Paolo’s master class, see our Videos on Demand.

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 su alcune delle attività dell'ESA. Rivedi il rientro a Terra dalla Stazione Spaziale Internazionale dell'astronauta Luca Parmitano lo scorso anno, e scopri la Luna con il nostro amico alieno, Paxi. Visita lo stabilimento italiano del lanciatore Vega e il centro ESA per l'Osservazione della Terra appena fuori Roma. Scopri come il satellite Cheops studia i pianeti distanti, e fai un giro dei servizi igienici della Stazione Spaziale Internazionale con Samantha Cristoforetti. Al termine di questo programma, Luca Parmitano dà un messaggio speciale sul significato del successo.

Duration 01:00:00
17:00

Back to the stars with Thomas Pesquet

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is set to go back to the International Space Station (ISS) on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft in 2021. Thomas’s second mission to the ISS is called ‘Alpha’ after Alpha Centauri, the closest stellar system to Earth. In this programme, catch up with Thomas at the training facilities of NASA’s Johnson Space Center where he’s joined by fellow ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer. Take a look back on his first mission – called Proxima – and see what innovations Thomas is looking forward to on his return to the ISS.

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

Stories from the lab

The Materials and Electrical Components Laboratory at ESA’s ESTEC establishment in the Netherlands supports ESA projects at all stages of development. In this 30-minute programme, discover how experts found solution for a variety of issues from a stuck mobile gantry to Gaia’s failed memory modules. See how ‘beta cloth’ fibre was tested for resilience for the Aeolus mission, and how engineers research how spacecraft material respond to the extreme environment of space over time. The lab is an impartial authority – decades of accumulated experience to back up project teams, equipped to carry out a wide variety of tests in-house, or turn to a network of external facilities when required.

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 su alcune delle attività dell'ESA. Rivedi il rientro a Terra dalla Stazione Spaziale Internazionale dell'astronauta Luca Parmitano lo scorso anno, e scopri la Luna con il nostro amico alieno, Paxi. Visita lo stabilimento italiano del lanciatore Vega e il centro ESA per l'Osservazione della Terra appena fuori Roma. Scopri come il satellite Cheops studia i pianeti distanti, e fai un giro dei servizi igienici della Stazione Spaziale Internazionale con Samantha Cristoforetti. Al termine di questo programma, Luca Parmitano dà un messaggio speciale sul significato del successo.

Duration 01:00:00
10:30

Celebrating 20 years of ESA astronauts on the ISS

To celebrate 20 years since ESA astronauts first took up residence on the International Space Station, join the very first European astronaut on board Umberto Guidoni, together with Tim Peake, Thomas Pesquet and many others, as they reflect on the station’s remarkable achievements. Watch them recall the best moments of their time on board, including filming strikes from thunderstorms on Earth from the ISS cupola or even dressing up for Halloween. Finally, they share their thoughts on what space exploration might look like in the next 20 years.

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

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
12:30

Leadership at Mission Control

Join Head of Mission Operations Paolo Ferri as he takes us through major events in his career at ESA, solving the unexpected problems that are part of any space endeavour. Paolo describes three missions that suffered unexpected and potentially fatal flaws: Smart-1, Cluster and Exosat, and how on-the-ground knowledge, innovation and ingenuity prevented their untimely demise, allowing the science to go on. Recounting his personal experiences, he illustrates the importance of effective communication, as well as leadership, coaching and learning – and lesson learned while working under pressure. For the full set of Paolo’s master class, see our Videos on Demand.

Duration 01:00:00
13:30

Meet the experts

Experts from a variety of space activities talk about their respective fields and why they are important. This hour-long programme begins with an introduction to how rockets launch from Earth…and other planets. We then look to the future of Moon exploration, and how life in the isolation of space is being prepared for in remote Antarctica. Scientists working with data from satellites that look out in space and back at Earth tell us about their research and what it means. Get an insider’s look at the satellite systems that tell us where we are and how to get to where we want to go, and discover the efforts being made to keep space clean. Finally, see how a sports scientists works with astronauts, and meet a member of a team that prepares for the future of the space sector.

Duration 01:00:00
14:30

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
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. In this programme, get acquainted with the new Ariane 6 launch complex and have a sneak-peek into some of the testing of the ground equipment. In a short ESA Web TV feature we take you on a tour of Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana, then look back on the success of the Vega programme so far as Vega-C prepares for its maiden flight this year. The two new rockets will ensure Europe’s independent access to space.

Duration 00:30:00
15:30

Latest from ESA

A selection of highlights of the latest news from ESA’s activities. Relive the launch of the Sentinel-6 satellite, which will examine sea-level rise. Meet astronaut Matthias Maurer who has begun training for his upcoming mission, Cosmic Kiss, and learn about the preparations being made to bring humans to the Moon. ESA continues to work on space solutions during the Covid-19 pandemic, with activities such as the B-LiFE space-enabled mobile lab. Operations continue at ESA’s mission control in Germany, and we celebrate 30 years of the ground station in Kiruna, northern Sweden. In the latest ESA Web TV short feature, learn about the delicate Arctic environment and how it’s changing, and follow the latest tests at the Ariane 6 launch base in Kourou. Get a glimpse of the first images from Solar Orbiter – no images of the Sun have ever been taken at such a close distance – and, at the end of this programme, look ahead to the European space activities planned for 2021.

Duration 01:00:00
16:30

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
17:00

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
18:00

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
18:30

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
19:30

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

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

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
09:30

Today is Earth Day

Join us on an Earth Day marathon on ESA Web TV. Learn more about how satellites flying 800 km above our heads can help us monitor the effects of climate change.

Duration 01:00:00
10:30

Back to the stars with Thomas Pesquet

As we gear up to watch the live launch of ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet to the International Space Station, take a look back on his preparation. Thomas catches up with fellow ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer at the training facilities of NASA’s Johnson Space Center to discuss the innovations he’s looking forward to on his return to the ISS. Be sure to stay tuned for our live launch coverage!

Duration 00:15:00
10:45

Mission Alpha: follow the launch live

live
ESA WEB TV ONE

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is returning to the International Space Station. His second mission, called Alpha, will see the first European to launch on a US spacecraft in over a decade. Thomas is flying alongside NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough, and Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide on the Crew Dragon. Follow our live coverage jointly produced with France’s space agency, CNES, as we bring you updates from the launch site and speak with European experts on Thomas’s mission, his preparation, and the future of human spaceflight. The programme begins at 10:55 CEST, with liftoff scheduled for 12:11 CEST.

Duration 02:00:00
12:45

Thanks for watching

Thanks for joining us for the live launch coverage. Be sure to tune in tomorrow for Thomas’s arrival at the International Space Station.

Duration 00:15:00
13:00

Celebrating 20 years of ESA astronauts on the ISS

To celebrate 20 years since ESA astronauts first took up residence on the International Space Station, join the very first European astronaut on board Umberto Guidoni, together with Tim Peake, Thomas Pesquet and many others, as they reflect on the station’s remarkable achievements. Watch them recall the best moments of their time on board, including filming strikes from thunderstorms on Earth from the ISS cupola or even dressing up for Halloween. Finally, they share their thoughts on what space exploration might look like in the next 20 years.

Duration 00:30:00
13:30

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
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

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

Stories from the lab

The Materials and Electrical Components Laboratory at ESA’s ESTEC establishment in the Netherlands supports ESA projects at all stages of development. In this 30-minute programme, discover how experts found solution for a variety of issues from a stuck mobile gantry to Gaia’s failed memory modules. See how ‘beta cloth’ fibre was tested for resilience for the Aeolus mission, and how engineers research how spacecraft material respond to the extreme environment of space over time. The lab is an impartial authority – decades of accumulated experience to back up project teams, equipped to carry out a wide variety of tests in-house, or turn to a network of external facilities when required.

Duration 00:30:00
16:30

Today is Earth Day

Join us on an Earth Day marathon on ESA Web TV. Learn more about how satellites flying 800 km above our heads can help us monitor the effects of climate change.

Duration 01:00:00
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. In this programme, get acquainted with the new Ariane 6 launch complex and have a sneak-peek into some of the testing of the ground equipment. In a short ESA Web TV feature we take you on a tour of Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana, then look back on the success of the Vega programme so far as Vega-C prepares for its maiden flight this year. The two new rockets 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

Leadership at Mission Control

Join Head of Mission Operations Paolo Ferri as he takes us through major events in his career at ESA, solving the unexpected problems that are part of any space endeavour. Paolo describes three missions that suffered unexpected and potentially fatal flaws: Smart-1, Cluster and Exosat, and how on-the-ground knowledge, innovation and ingenuity prevented their untimely demise, allowing the science to go on. Recounting his personal experiences, he illustrates the importance of effective communication, as well as leadership, coaching and learning – and lesson learned while working under pressure. For the full set of Paolo’s master class, see our Videos on Demand.

Duration 01:00:00
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

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 00:15:00
10:45

Mission Alpha: docking on the ISS

live
ESA WEB TV ONE

Following his launch from Kennedy Space Center in the US, watch as ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet arrives at the International Space Station (ISS) alongside NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough, and Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide. Live commentary will be provided while the Crew Dragon approaches and docks onto the ISS, and resume for the hatch opening and welcome ceremony.

Duration 04:30:00
15:15

Thanks for watching

Thanks for joining us for the live docking coverage. Be sure to stay tuned for more exciting programming here on ESA Web TV.

Duration 00:15:00
15:30

Celebrating 20 years of ESA astronauts on the ISS

To celebrate 20 years since ESA astronauts first took up residence on the International Space Station, join the very first European astronaut on board Umberto Guidoni, together with Tim Peake, Thomas Pesquet and many others, as they reflect on the station’s remarkable achievements. Watch them recall the best moments of their time on board, including filming strikes from thunderstorms on Earth from the ISS cupola or even dressing up for Halloween. Finally, they share their thoughts on what space exploration might look like in the next 20 years.

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

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
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

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
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

Meet the experts

Experts from a variety of space activities talk about their respective fields and why they are important. This hour-long programme begins with an introduction to how rockets launch from Earth…and other planets. We then look to the future of Moon exploration, and how life in the isolation of space is being prepared for in remote Antarctica. Scientists working with data from satellites that look out in space and back at Earth tell us about their research and what it means. Get an insider’s look at the satellite systems that tell us where we are and how to get to where we want to go, and discover the efforts being made to keep space clean. Finally, see how a sports scientists works with astronauts, and meet a member of a team that prepares for the future of the space sector.

Duration 01:00:00
12:30

Stories from the lab

The Materials and Electrical Components Laboratory at ESA’s ESTEC establishment in the Netherlands supports ESA projects at all stages of development. In this 30-minute programme, discover how experts found solution for a variety of issues from a stuck mobile gantry to Gaia’s failed memory modules. See how ‘beta cloth’ fibre was tested for resilience for the Aeolus mission, and how engineers research how spacecraft material respond to the extreme environment of space over time. The lab is an impartial authority – decades of accumulated experience to back up project teams, equipped to carry out a wide variety of tests in-house, or turn to a network of external facilities when required.

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

Relive Asteroid Day

A replay of our live transmission: the latest news and updates from the European Space Agency hosted by award-winning science and space journalist Richard Hollingham, producer of the Space Boffins podcast. Programme will include behind-the-scenes discussions with experts from ESA as well as top researchers and scientists from European universities on asteroids, meteorite hunting in the Antarctic and public outreach.

Duration 01:00:00
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 su alcune delle attività dell'ESA. Rivedi il rientro a Terra dalla Stazione Spaziale Internazionale dell'astronauta Luca Parmitano lo scorso anno, e scopri la Luna con il nostro amico alieno, Paxi. Visita lo stabilimento italiano del lanciatore Vega e il centro ESA per l'Osservazione della Terra appena fuori Roma. Scopri come il satellite Cheops studia i pianeti distanti, e fai un giro dei servizi igienici della Stazione Spaziale Internazionale con Samantha Cristoforetti. Al termine di questo programma, Luca Parmitano dà un messaggio speciale sul significato del successo.

Duration 01:00:00
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

Celebrating 20 years of ESA astronauts on the ISS

To celebrate 20 years since ESA astronauts first took up residence on the International Space Station, join the very first European astronaut on board Umberto Guidoni, together with Tim Peake, Thomas Pesquet and many others, as they reflect on the station’s remarkable achievements. Watch them recall the best moments of their time on board, including filming strikes from thunderstorms on Earth from the ISS cupola or even dressing up for Halloween. Finally, they share their thoughts on what space exploration might look like in the next 20 years.

Duration 00:30:00
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

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
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

Leadership at Mission Control

Join Head of Mission Operations Paolo Ferri as he takes us through major events in his career at ESA, solving the unexpected problems that are part of any space endeavour. Paolo describes three missions that suffered unexpected and potentially fatal flaws: Smart-1, Cluster and Exosat, and how on-the-ground knowledge, innovation and ingenuity prevented their untimely demise, allowing the science to go on. Recounting his personal experiences, he illustrates the importance of effective communication, as well as leadership, coaching and learning – and lesson learned while working under pressure. For the full set of Paolo’s master class, see our Videos on Demand.

Duration 01:00:00
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 su alcune delle attività dell'ESA. Rivedi il rientro a Terra dalla Stazione Spaziale Internazionale dell'astronauta Luca Parmitano lo scorso anno, e scopri la Luna con il nostro amico alieno, Paxi. Visita lo stabilimento italiano del lanciatore Vega e il centro ESA per l'Osservazione della Terra appena fuori Roma. Scopri come il satellite Cheops studia i pianeti distanti, e fai un giro dei servizi igienici della Stazione Spaziale Internazionale con Samantha Cristoforetti. Al termine di questo programma, Luca Parmitano dà un messaggio speciale sul significato del successo.

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

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
17:00

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
17:30

Meet the experts

Experts from a variety of space activities talk about their respective fields and why they are important. This hour-long programme begins with an introduction to how rockets launch from Earth…and other planets. We then look to the future of Moon exploration, and how life in the isolation of space is being prepared for in remote Antarctica. Scientists working with data from satellites that look out in space and back at Earth tell us about their research and what it means. Get an insider’s look at the satellite systems that tell us where we are and how to get to where we want to go, and discover the efforts being made to keep space clean. Finally, see how a sports scientists works with astronauts, and meet a member of a team that prepares for the future of the space sector.

Duration 01:00:00
18:30

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
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