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19/06/202415:30

327th ESA Council : Media information session at ESA HQ live

ESA WEB TV ONE

ESA DG Josef Aschbacher and ESA Council Chair Renato Krpoun will brief journalists on decisions taken at the ESA Council meeting held in Paris on 18 & 19 June 2024

Duration 00:45:00

Daily programme — all times in CEST

01:00

Wake up in space

on air

Start your day with spectacular imagery from space.

Duration 07:00:00
08:00

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
08:30

A colourful journey through our Universe with James Webb

It is the largest, most powerful telescope ever launched into space: the James Webb Space Telescope! Following Hubble Space Telescope’s footsteps, James Webb is unveiling the secrets of the creation of the Universe and making breakthrough discoveries in multiple fields of astronomy. Have you ever wondered what the early Universe looked like? Would you like to discover new galaxies? Let’s travel back in time, dive into our origins and look at the striking infrared images of the most distant universe we have ever seen …so far.

Duration 00:15:00
08:45

Espace en français – Space in French

En novembre dernier, la toute nouvelle classe d’astronautes 2022 a été présentée au grand public. Pour la première fois depuis 2009, l’ESA a en effet recruté 17 nouveaux astronautes, dont cinq seront astronautes ‘de carrière’. Parmi eux, une française, Sophie Adenot et un belge, Raphael Liégeois. Dans ce programme tout en français, découvrez ces nouveaux astronautes et suivez-les lors de leurs premiers entrainements au Centre Européen des Astronautes à Cologne en Allemagne. Développé en partenariat avec le Centre National d’Études Spatiales, ce programme fait également le point sur la formation des astronautes, sur le retour tant attendu de l’Homme sur la lune – et sur les préparatifs pour une future mission sur Mars. Au menu enfin : Thomas Pesquet nous parle d’eau et d’assainissement ; nous évoquerons aussi la gastronomie dans l’espace et la mesure des étoiles à travers la mission Gaia.

Duration 01:00:00
09:45

Das Weltall in Ihrer Sprache – Space in German

Entdecken Sie die europäischen Weltraumaktivitäten in deutscher Sprache. Lernen Sie die Mission Cosmic Kiss des deutschen ESA-Astronauten Matthias Maurer kennen. Seine Mission soll im Herbst 2021 mit dem Start zur ISS beginnen. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt und der Deutschen Raumfahrtagentur im DLR können sie mit Alexander Gerst die Geheimnisse der Schwerelosigkeit erkunden. Entdecken Sie außerdem unser Sonnensystem und den Mond mit unserem außerirdischen Freund Paxi, oder finden Sie es heraus wie Europa das Problem des Weltraummülls angeht.

Duration 01:00:00
10:45

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
11:15

The making of JUICE - The Instruments

Juice, the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, launched on board an Ariane 5 rocket on 14th April 2023. The spacecraft has a state-of-the-art science payload comprising remote sensing, geophysical and in-situ instruments. Using these instruments scientists will study the atmosphere of Jupiter and the surfaces and exospheres of the icy moons, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. In this episode of The Making of JUICE, scientists of each of the instrument teams tell about what they plan to do once Juice arrives in the jovian system in 2031.

Duration 00:45:00
12:00

The incredible Adventures of the Hera Mission

Suitable for kids and adults alike, the five episodes of this cartoon series tell the story of the Hera mission, due to launch in October 2024. Following the DART mission’s impact with the Dimorphos asteroid last year – modifying its orbit and sending a plume of debris thousands of kilometres out into space – Hera will return to Dimorphos to perform a close-up survey of the crater left by DART. Hera will be Europe and humankind's first investigation of a planetary defence technique aimed at deflecting asteroids and avoid a collision with Earth.

Duration 00:15:00
12:15

The making of JUICE - Episode 2

In the second episode of this ‘behind the scenes’ documentary, we look back on the excitement building up before the launch of Juice. Watch and follow the Juice team and the spacecraft itself as it is tested in the Netherlands and assembled before being shipped to Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana for launch. The JUICE mission aims at exploring Jupiter and its icy moons – in the hope of learning more about the origins and possibility of life in our Universe.

Duration 00:30:00
12:45

FIRE - An ESA documentary

In this enthralling new ESA documentary, explore how people on the frontline are using space to better monitor and fight the flames. Follow the incredible stories of the firefighters who dealt with unprecedented fires in Gironde, France, and the forest officers using satellite data to plan for the forests’ recovery. Journey into the heart of Earth's elemental might and discover how space is changing the game for monitoring volcanic eruptions too – including one of the world’s most studied volcano, Mount Etna. FIRE is the first episode of ESA’s new series centred around the elements and showcases how Earth observation has become crucial to those fighting the effects of climate change on the ground.

Duration 00:30:00
13:15

Working at ESA

What is it like to work at a space agency? With its 22 Member States and more than 2600 staff members working across Europe in nine different locations, ESA is a unique place to work. Between 2020 and 2030, 44% of the ESA workforce will retire and ESA has been riding a recruitment wave. In this programme, the Human Resources department answers all your questions on working at ESA. Meet also some of ESA’s workforce including Young Graduate Trainees who explain some of the projects they’re involved in and what it’s like to work in space.

Duration 00:30:00
13:45

Space health

Living in space does impact the health of astronauts and they undergo rigorous training exercises to keep fit in zero gravity. But how does space research help improve the health of populations on Earth? In this programme, find out how research carried out on the ISS advances our medical knowledge on ageing, hibernation, muscles or even blood vessels.

Duration 00:30:00
14:15

The making of JUICE - Episode 1

How do you develop a spacecraft in the midst of a global pandemic? In this film, director Maarten Roos takes you behind the scenes of a very special mission called Juice. This new spacecraft developed by ESA took to the skies on 14th April 2023. After an eight-year journey, the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) will study the gas giant Jupiter and three of its largest moons: Ganymede, Callisto and Europa. In the first episode of this atmospheric documentary, follow the JUICE team as they are confronted with unexpected challenges, such as the Covid pandemic.

Duration 00:30:00
14:45

The worst that can happen

A team of university students from University College Dublin has taken Ireland to space, for the very first time. The story begins in 2017, when the team was accepted to ESA's educational CubeSat programme, Fly Your Satellite! Over the course of six years, they have designed, built, and tested the satellite with the help of ESA experts and with access to ESA's state-of-the-art spacecraft testing facilities. Finally, on 2 December 2023 EIRSAT-1 launched to space and the rest is Irish history. Níl aon satailít mar do shatailít féin! [There’s no satellite like your own satellite!]

Duration 00:30:00
15:15

An astronaut at mission control

Before ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen launched to the International Space Station for his second mission in space called Huginn, he agreed to come and meet the experts who are flying our satellites and spacecrafts at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany. Why does an astronaut need to know about the handrails of the International Space Station before every spacewalk? What happens if a spacecraft is on a collision course with a faraway planet? How can sun radiation impact astronauts and…our electricity grids? Andreas’ encounters at ESOC will give you all the answers.

Duration 00:15:00
15:30

Planet Aqua

About 70% of our planet is made of water. While fresh water sustains life on Earth, it is also essential for living in space. In this new documentary, ESA astronaut Andre Kuipers recounts his experience living in orbit and looking at the blue face of ‘Planet Aqua’. What observations can astronauts and divers share when it comes to water? How do satellites track marine litter? And how are spacecraft-grade recycling systems being used back down on Earth? Watch to get all the answers.

Duration 01:00:00
16:30

Advancing Earth observation

Getting a bird's-eye view of the Earth is key to understanding it. For decades, satellites have observed our planet from above and their data is now being used by everyone, from relief agencies to local authorities. Learn how Earth Observation helps protecting our environment and how it has become a crucial tool in the fight against climate change.

Duration 00:30:00
17:00

The white continent

Cold, dark and remote: Antarctica is as close to space as you can get on Earth. No wonder both scientists and astronauts like to venture on the white continent. In this programme, we take you to the Concordia research station in Antarctica to meet the people spending their winter months in total isolation. We follow ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst on an expedition to retrieve meteorites from the ice. And a leading climate scientist delves into how and why the ice is melting fast not just in Antarctica, but all around the world.

Duration 00:30:00
17:30

MELT

Rising temperatures, melting ice…How will glaciers look over the coming decades? “It all depends on what humans are doing now in terms of greenhouse gas emissions”: this is the message one scientist delivered during an ESA-led expedition to the Gorner Glacier in Switzerland filmed during summer 2021. Put your boots on and join ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, glaciologists and climate experts on the ice!

Duration 00:30:00
18:00

Celebrating the International Space Station

For more than 20 years, ESA astronauts have joined other crew members on board the International Space Station. More than 240 people have lived and worked on the orbital outpost, carrying our essential research to advance our scientific knowledge in space, but also on Earth. In this special programme recorded for the 20th anniversary of the 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

ROUGH CUT: ESA Astronaut class of 2022 – Sea Survival

Put on your life jacket and join the ESA Astronaut Class of 2022 for their sea survival training! ESA prepares the astronauts for almost everything in space, but also anything on the ground. Extreme Earth landing conditions - such as on the sea - can take place during emergency landings. Before they can be rescued, astronauts may have to rely only on very basic items and the emergency pack available in their capsule. Follow Sophie Adenot, Pablo Álvarez Fernández, Rosemary Coogan, Raphaël Liégeois, Marco Sieber and the Australian Space Agency astronaut candidate Katherine Bennell-Pegg during one of the most physical demanding courses of their basic training. Simply raw images, natural sound and minimal editing… This is Rough Cut!

Duration 00:15:00
18:45

ROUGH CUT: ESA Astronaut class of 2022 - Guest dive in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab

Immerse yourself in a 10m deep swimming pool with the ESA Astronaut Class of 2022 for one of their most emblematic trainings: the dive in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) at the NASA Johnson Space Centre in Texas! The principle used to simulate weightlessness in a huge tank of water is called 'neutral buoyancy'. The NBL brings astronauts in close conditions to weightlessness and offer a great simulation of life in low-Earth orbit, and beyond. Be ready to dive with Sophie Adenot, Pablo Álvarez Fernández, Rosemary Coogan, Raphaël Liégeois, Marco Sieber and the Australian Space Agency astronaut candidate Katherine Bennell-Peg. Simply raw images, natural sound and minimal editing… This is Rough Cut!

Duration 00:15:00
19:00

Space Round Up #3

What happens next for the new 2022 class of ESA astronauts? Which recent launch to a faraway planet – and its moons – got everyone excited? And which anniversary did we celebrate on 12 March? Get all the answers and more in our third edition of Space Round Up – your news gateway to space.

Duration 00:30:00
19:30

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
20:00

Space out

Relax with a selection of dazzling imagery from space.

Duration 03:30:00
01:00

Wake up in space

Start your day with spectacular imagery from space.

Duration 07:00:00
08:00

MELT

Rising temperatures, melting ice…How will glaciers look over the coming decades? “It all depends on what humans are doing now in terms of greenhouse gas emissions”: this is the message one scientist delivered during an ESA-led expedition to the Gorner Glacier in Switzerland filmed during summer 2021. Put your boots on and join ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, glaciologists and climate experts on the ice!

Duration 00:30:00
08:30

ROUGH CUT: Andreas Mogensen – Huginn Mission

Want to visit the ISS? Follow Andreas Mogensen for a short fly within the ISS and watch him conducting science experiments, such as the immunity assay, and robotics demonstrations for the Huggin mission. You will also get to see a spectacular space flyover of the Iberian Peninsula and the Alps that Andreas shared with us during his mission. Simply raw images, natural sound and minimal editing… This is Rough Cut!

Duration 00:15:00
08:45

On the hunt for the riskiest asteroid

What happens when a 50-metre asteroid threatens to strike Earth? In the movies, a superhero would probably save humanity at the last minute – but in reality? Enter Rosa Jesse, our Space Safety Editor and the detective in charge of finding out how risky this new asteroid really is. Initial observations showed 2021 QM1 – the asteroid’s official name – had a chance of striking Earth in 2052, but it soon became invisible as the Sun’s glare got in the way of observations and the asteroid moved away from Earth. Rosa investigates and meets the real people in charge of scrutinising our skies: the asteroid hunters from ESA’s Near-Earth Object Coordination Centre.

Duration 00:30:00
09:15

The worst that can happen

A team of university students from University College Dublin has taken Ireland to space, for the very first time. The story begins in 2017, when the team was accepted to ESA's educational CubeSat programme, Fly Your Satellite! Over the course of six years, they have designed, built, and tested the satellite with the help of ESA experts and with access to ESA's state-of-the-art spacecraft testing facilities. Finally, on 2 December 2023 EIRSAT-1 launched to space and the rest is Irish history. Níl aon satailít mar do shatailít féin! [There’s no satellite like your own satellite!]

Duration 00:30:00
09:45

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
10:15

An astronaut at mission control

Before ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen launched to the International Space Station for his second mission in space called Huginn, he agreed to come and meet the experts who are flying our satellites and spacecrafts at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany. Why does an astronaut need to know about the handrails of the International Space Station before every spacewalk? What happens if a spacecraft is on a collision course with a faraway planet? How can sun radiation impact astronauts and…our electricity grids? Andreas’ encounters at ESOC will give you all the answers.

Duration 00:15:00
10:30

Das Weltall in Ihrer Sprache – Space in German

Entdecken Sie die europäischen Weltraumaktivitäten in deutscher Sprache. Lernen Sie die Mission Cosmic Kiss des deutschen ESA-Astronauten Matthias Maurer kennen. Seine Mission soll im Herbst 2021 mit dem Start zur ISS beginnen. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt und der Deutschen Raumfahrtagentur im DLR können sie mit Alexander Gerst die Geheimnisse der Schwerelosigkeit erkunden. Entdecken Sie außerdem unser Sonnensystem und den Mond mit unserem außerirdischen Freund Paxi, oder finden Sie es heraus wie Europa das Problem des Weltraummülls angeht.

Duration 01:00:00
11:30

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
12:30

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
12:45

Detecting marine plastic pollution from space

Plastic pollution has become a major challenge not only on Earth but also in our seas -with terrible impacts on marine life and ecosystems. Every 60 seconds the equivalent of a lorry-load of plastic enters the global ocean. Tackling marine litter is a complex challenge involving changes to our economic models, product conception, consumer behaviour and waste disposal systems around the globe. So how can space help out? Could satellites track plastic litter drifting in the sea? Several ESA-led projects are starting to investigate. In this programme, follow ESA and Deltares researchers as they evaluate whether satellite instruments can detect and monitor marine plastic.

Duration 00:30:00
13:15

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
13:45

The incredible Adventures of the Hera Mission

Suitable for kids and adults alike, the five episodes of this cartoon series tell the story of the Hera mission, due to launch in October 2024. Following the DART mission’s impact with the Dimorphos asteroid last year – modifying its orbit and sending a plume of debris thousands of kilometres out into space – Hera will return to Dimorphos to perform a close-up survey of the crater left by DART. Hera will be Europe and humankind's first investigation of a planetary defence technique aimed at deflecting asteroids and avoid a collision with Earth.

Duration 00:15:00
14:00

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
14:30

FIRE - An ESA documentary

In this enthralling new ESA documentary, explore how people on the frontline are using space to better monitor and fight the flames. Follow the incredible stories of the firefighters who dealt with unprecedented fires in Gironde, France, and the forest officers using satellite data to plan for the forests’ recovery. Journey into the heart of Earth's elemental might and discover how space is changing the game for monitoring volcanic eruptions too – including one of the world’s most studied volcano, Mount Etna. FIRE is the first episode of ESA’s new series centred around the elements and showcases how Earth observation has become crucial to those fighting the effects of climate change on the ground.

Duration 00:30:00
15:00

Return to the Moon: the Artemis journey

More than 50 years after Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the Moon, our natural satellite is once again a prime goal of space exploration. Europe has joined USA and other nations to prepare the way for new lunar landings. The Artemis programme aims to establish permanent stations on and around our Moon. Humans will very likely walk again on the Moon in the coming decade – including European astronauts. ESA’s contribution to the Artemis programme is the European Service Module – the module that will provide electricity, water, air for the Orion spacecraft – as well as keeping it at the right temperature and on course. Want to know more about Artemis I, II, III and more? Watch this programme.

Duration 00:30:00
15:30

327th ESA Council : Media information session at ESA HQ

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ESA WEB TV ONE

ESA DG Josef Aschbacher and ESA Council Chair Renato Krpoun will brief journalists on decisions taken at the ESA Council meeting held in Paris on 18 & 19 June 2024

Duration 00:45:00
16:15

Espace en français – Space in French

En novembre dernier, la toute nouvelle classe d’astronautes 2022 a été présentée au grand public. Pour la première fois depuis 2009, l’ESA a en effet recruté 17 nouveaux astronautes, dont cinq seront astronautes ‘de carrière’. Parmi eux, une française, Sophie Adenot et un belge, Raphael Liégeois. Dans ce programme tout en français, découvrez ces nouveaux astronautes et suivez-les lors de leurs premiers entrainements au Centre Européen des Astronautes à Cologne en Allemagne. Développé en partenariat avec le Centre National d’Études Spatiales, ce programme fait également le point sur la formation des astronautes, sur le retour tant attendu de l’Homme sur la lune – et sur les préparatifs pour une future mission sur Mars. Au menu enfin : Thomas Pesquet nous parle d’eau et d’assainissement ; nous évoquerons aussi la gastronomie dans l’espace et la mesure des étoiles à travers la mission Gaia.

Duration 01:00:00
17:15

Advancing Earth observation

Getting a bird's-eye view of the Earth is key to understanding it. For decades, satellites have observed our planet from above and their data is now being used by everyone, from relief agencies to local authorities. Learn how Earth Observation helps protecting our environment and how it has become a crucial tool in the fight against climate change.

Duration 00:30:00
17:45

Space Round Up #3

What happens next for the new 2022 class of ESA astronauts? Which recent launch to a faraway planet – and its moons – got everyone excited? And which anniversary did we celebrate on 12 March? Get all the answers and more in our third edition of Space Round Up – your news gateway to space.

Duration 00:30:00
18:15

ROUGH CUT: ESA Astronaut class of 2022 – various basic trainings

Are you wondering what the ESA astronauts training is like? Join the five astronauts of the ESA Astronaut Class of 2022: Sophie Adenot, Pablo Álvarez Fernández, Rosemary Coogan, Raphaël Liégeois, Marco Sieber and the Australian Space Agency astronaut candidate Katherine Bennell-Pegg. You’ll discover a few of their many trainings: the dive into the Neutral Buoyancy Lab, centrifuge training, microbiology courses and a sea survival training. Simply raw images, natural sound and minimal editing… This is Rough Cut!

Duration 00:15:00
18:30

Celebrating the International Space Station

For more than 20 years, ESA astronauts have joined other crew members on board the International Space Station. More than 240 people have lived and worked on the orbital outpost, carrying our essential research to advance our scientific knowledge in space, but also on Earth. In this special programme recorded for the 20th anniversary of the 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
19:00

Euclid's first images: the dazzling edge of darkness

One space telescope launched in July 2023. Five stunning images released a couple of months later. In this programme, relive the moment ESA revealed to the world the first images of the Euclid spacecraft. Never before has a telescope been able to create such full-colour images of the cosmos across such a large patch of the sky. Five images that show that the telescope is ready for its mission to create the most extensive 3D map of the Universe yet and uncover some of its hidden secrets – especially regarding the nature of dark energy and dark matter.

Duration 00:30:00
19:30

The white continent

Cold, dark and remote: Antarctica is as close to space as you can get on Earth. No wonder both scientists and astronauts like to venture on the white continent. In this programme, we take you to the Concordia research station in Antarctica to meet the people spending their winter months in total isolation. We follow ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst on an expedition to retrieve meteorites from the ice. And a leading climate scientist delves into how and why the ice is melting fast not just in Antarctica, but all around the world.

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

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
08:30

Space Round Up #3

What happens next for the new 2022 class of ESA astronauts? Which recent launch to a faraway planet – and its moons – got everyone excited? And which anniversary did we celebrate on 12 March? Get all the answers and more in our third edition of Space Round Up – your news gateway to space.

Duration 00:30:00
09:00

Celebrating the International Space Station

For more than 20 years, ESA astronauts have joined other crew members on board the International Space Station. More than 240 people have lived and worked on the orbital outpost, carrying our essential research to advance our scientific knowledge in space, but also on Earth. In this special programme recorded for the 20th anniversary of the 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
09:30

Euclid's first images: the dazzling edge of darkness

One space telescope launched in July 2023. Five stunning images released a couple of months later. In this programme, relive the moment ESA revealed to the world the first images of the Euclid spacecraft. Never before has a telescope been able to create such full-colour images of the cosmos across such a large patch of the sky. Five images that show that the telescope is ready for its mission to create the most extensive 3D map of the Universe yet and uncover some of its hidden secrets – especially regarding the nature of dark energy and dark matter.

Duration 00:30:00
10:00

The white continent

Cold, dark and remote: Antarctica is as close to space as you can get on Earth. No wonder both scientists and astronauts like to venture on the white continent. In this programme, we take you to the Concordia research station in Antarctica to meet the people spending their winter months in total isolation. We follow ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst on an expedition to retrieve meteorites from the ice. And a leading climate scientist delves into how and why the ice is melting fast not just in Antarctica, but all around the world.

Duration 00:30:00
10:30

ROUGH CUT: Matthias’s launch

…and liftoff! ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer launched into space in November 2021 for a mission called 'Cosmic Kiss'. He flew alongside three NASA astronauts collectively known as “Crew-3”, on board a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. Watch Matthias’s last moments before launch, his first reaction as he reaches zero gravity, his docking to the ISS and the final hatch opening. Minimal editing, sometimes no sound at all, pure moments: this is Rough Cut.

Duration 00:15:00
10:45

An astronaut at mission control

Before ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen launched to the International Space Station for his second mission in space called Huginn, he agreed to come and meet the experts who are flying our satellites and spacecrafts at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany. Why does an astronaut need to know about the handrails of the International Space Station before every spacewalk? What happens if a spacecraft is on a collision course with a faraway planet? How can sun radiation impact astronauts and…our electricity grids? Andreas’ encounters at ESOC will give you all the answers.

Duration 00:15:00
11:00

Rough Cut: the spacewalk

Mingle with astronauts Thomas Pesquet and Shane Kimbrough as they don their spacesuits and venture outside the ISS for one of the three spacewalks they conducted together in June 2021. The duo worked to install new rollout solar arrays to power the International Space Station. Open the airlock hatch and join them for an out of this world experience. Minimal editing, natural sound: just the heart of the action. This is Rough Cut.

Duration 00:15:00
11:15

Working at ESA

What is it like to work at a space agency? With its 22 Member States and more than 2600 staff members working across Europe in nine different locations, ESA is a unique place to work. Between 2020 and 2030, 44% of the ESA workforce will retire and ESA has been riding a recruitment wave. In this programme, the Human Resources department answers all your questions on working at ESA. Meet also some of ESA’s workforce including Young Graduate Trainees who explain some of the projects they’re involved in and what it’s like to work in space.

Duration 00:30:00
11:45

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
12:15

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
13:15

FIRE - An ESA documentary

In this enthralling new ESA documentary, explore how people on the frontline are using space to better monitor and fight the flames. Follow the incredible stories of the firefighters who dealt with unprecedented fires in Gironde, France, and the forest officers using satellite data to plan for the forests’ recovery. Journey into the heart of Earth's elemental might and discover how space is changing the game for monitoring volcanic eruptions too – including one of the world’s most studied volcano, Mount Etna. FIRE is the first episode of ESA’s new series centred around the elements and showcases how Earth observation has become crucial to those fighting the effects of climate change on the ground.

Duration 00:30:00
13:45

Return to the Moon: the Artemis journey

More than 50 years after Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the Moon, our natural satellite is once again a prime goal of space exploration. Europe has joined USA and other nations to prepare the way for new lunar landings. The Artemis programme aims to establish permanent stations on and around our Moon. Humans will very likely walk again on the Moon in the coming decade – including European astronauts. ESA’s contribution to the Artemis programme is the European Service Module – the module that will provide electricity, water, air for the Orion spacecraft – as well as keeping it at the right temperature and on course. Want to know more about Artemis I, II, III and more? Watch this programme.

Duration 00:30:00
14:15

Advancing Earth observation

Getting a bird's-eye view of the Earth is key to understanding it. For decades, satellites have observed our planet from above and their data is now being used by everyone, from relief agencies to local authorities. Learn how Earth Observation helps protecting our environment and how it has become a crucial tool in the fight against climate change.

Duration 00:30:00
14:45

The incredible Adventures of the Hera Mission

Suitable for kids and adults alike, the five episodes of this cartoon series tell the story of the Hera mission, due to launch in October 2024. Following the DART mission’s impact with the Dimorphos asteroid last year – modifying its orbit and sending a plume of debris thousands of kilometres out into space – Hera will return to Dimorphos to perform a close-up survey of the crater left by DART. Hera will be Europe and humankind's first investigation of a planetary defence technique aimed at deflecting asteroids and avoid a collision with Earth.

Duration 00:15:00
15:00

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
15:30

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
15:45

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
16:45

Das Weltall in Ihrer Sprache – Space in German

Entdecken Sie die europäischen Weltraumaktivitäten in deutscher Sprache. Lernen Sie die Mission Cosmic Kiss des deutschen ESA-Astronauten Matthias Maurer kennen. Seine Mission soll im Herbst 2021 mit dem Start zur ISS beginnen. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt und der Deutschen Raumfahrtagentur im DLR können sie mit Alexander Gerst die Geheimnisse der Schwerelosigkeit erkunden. Entdecken Sie außerdem unser Sonnensystem und den Mond mit unserem außerirdischen Freund Paxi, oder finden Sie es heraus wie Europa das Problem des Weltraummülls angeht.

Duration 01:00:00
17:45

ROUGH CUT: Samantha in space

Spend some time with Samantha Cristoforetti as she carries out the daily activities of an astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS): floating in space and conducting experiments in zero gravity, even doing some gardening and performing a spacewalk! This summer, Samantha became the first European woman to put a spacesuit on and exit the airlock of the ISS. In this programme, relive the slow and meticulous tasks a spacewalker must carry out including, on this occasion, some works on the European Robotic Arm. Rough Cut is the programme that lets you immerse yourself into key moments, without any commentary nor music. Only natural sounds and often, just the silence of our Universe.

Duration 00:15:00
18:00

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
18:30

The worst that can happen

A team of university students from University College Dublin has taken Ireland to space, for the very first time. The story begins in 2017, when the team was accepted to ESA's educational CubeSat programme, Fly Your Satellite! Over the course of six years, they have designed, built, and tested the satellite with the help of ESA experts and with access to ESA's state-of-the-art spacecraft testing facilities. Finally, on 2 December 2023 EIRSAT-1 launched to space and the rest is Irish history. Níl aon satailít mar do shatailít féin! [There’s no satellite like your own satellite!]

Duration 00:30:00
19:00

On the hunt for the riskiest asteroid

What happens when a 50-metre asteroid threatens to strike Earth? In the movies, a superhero would probably save humanity at the last minute – but in reality? Enter Rosa Jesse, our Space Safety Editor and the detective in charge of finding out how risky this new asteroid really is. Initial observations showed 2021 QM1 – the asteroid’s official name – had a chance of striking Earth in 2052, but it soon became invisible as the Sun’s glare got in the way of observations and the asteroid moved away from Earth. Rosa investigates and meets the real people in charge of scrutinising our skies: the asteroid hunters from ESA’s Near-Earth Object Coordination Centre.

Duration 00:30:00
19:30

MELT

Rising temperatures, melting ice…How will glaciers look over the coming decades? “It all depends on what humans are doing now in terms of greenhouse gas emissions”: this is the message one scientist delivered during an ESA-led expedition to the Gorner Glacier in Switzerland filmed during summer 2021. Put your boots on and join ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, glaciologists and climate experts on the ice!

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

Space health

Living in space does impact the health of astronauts and they undergo rigorous training exercises to keep fit in zero gravity. But how does space research help improve the health of populations on Earth? In this programme, find out how research carried out on the ISS advances our medical knowledge on ageing, hibernation, muscles or even blood vessels.

Duration 00:30:00
08:30

ROUGH CUT: ESA Astronaut class of 2022 – various basic trainings

Are you wondering what the ESA astronauts training is like? Join the five astronauts of the ESA Astronaut Class of 2022: Sophie Adenot, Pablo Álvarez Fernández, Rosemary Coogan, Raphaël Liégeois, Marco Sieber and the Australian Space Agency astronaut candidate Katherine Bennell-Pegg. You’ll discover a few of their many trainings: the dive into the Neutral Buoyancy Lab, centrifuge training, microbiology courses and a sea survival training. Simply raw images, natural sound and minimal editing… This is Rough Cut!

Duration 00:15:00
08:45

The white continent

Cold, dark and remote: Antarctica is as close to space as you can get on Earth. No wonder both scientists and astronauts like to venture on the white continent. In this programme, we take you to the Concordia research station in Antarctica to meet the people spending their winter months in total isolation. We follow ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst on an expedition to retrieve meteorites from the ice. And a leading climate scientist delves into how and why the ice is melting fast not just in Antarctica, but all around the world.

Duration 00:30:00
09:15

Euclid's first images: the dazzling edge of darkness

One space telescope launched in July 2023. Five stunning images released a couple of months later. In this programme, relive the moment ESA revealed to the world the first images of the Euclid spacecraft. Never before has a telescope been able to create such full-colour images of the cosmos across such a large patch of the sky. Five images that show that the telescope is ready for its mission to create the most extensive 3D map of the Universe yet and uncover some of its hidden secrets – especially regarding the nature of dark energy and dark matter.

Duration 00:30:00
09:45

Celebrating the International Space Station

For more than 20 years, ESA astronauts have joined other crew members on board the International Space Station. More than 240 people have lived and worked on the orbital outpost, carrying our essential research to advance our scientific knowledge in space, but also on Earth. In this special programme recorded for the 20th anniversary of the 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
10:15

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
10:45

Return to the Moon: the Artemis journey

More than 50 years after Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the Moon, our natural satellite is once again a prime goal of space exploration. Europe has joined USA and other nations to prepare the way for new lunar landings. The Artemis programme aims to establish permanent stations on and around our Moon. Humans will very likely walk again on the Moon in the coming decade – including European astronauts. ESA’s contribution to the Artemis programme is the European Service Module – the module that will provide electricity, water, air for the Orion spacecraft – as well as keeping it at the right temperature and on course. Want to know more about Artemis I, II, III and more? Watch this programme.

Duration 00:30:00
11:15

Das Weltall in Ihrer Sprache – Space in German

Entdecken Sie die europäischen Weltraumaktivitäten in deutscher Sprache. Lernen Sie die Mission Cosmic Kiss des deutschen ESA-Astronauten Matthias Maurer kennen. Seine Mission soll im Herbst 2021 mit dem Start zur ISS beginnen. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt und der Deutschen Raumfahrtagentur im DLR können sie mit Alexander Gerst die Geheimnisse der Schwerelosigkeit erkunden. Entdecken Sie außerdem unser Sonnensystem und den Mond mit unserem außerirdischen Freund Paxi, oder finden Sie es heraus wie Europa das Problem des Weltraummülls angeht.

Duration 01:00:00
12:15

Space Round Up #3

What happens next for the new 2022 class of ESA astronauts? Which recent launch to a faraway planet – and its moons – got everyone excited? And which anniversary did we celebrate on 12 March? Get all the answers and more in our third edition of Space Round Up – your news gateway to space.

Duration 00:30:00
12:45

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
13:15

Advancing Earth observation

Getting a bird's-eye view of the Earth is key to understanding it. For decades, satellites have observed our planet from above and their data is now being used by everyone, from relief agencies to local authorities. Learn how Earth Observation helps protecting our environment and how it has become a crucial tool in the fight against climate change.

Duration 00:30:00
13:45

Espace en français – Space in French

En novembre dernier, la toute nouvelle classe d’astronautes 2022 a été présentée au grand public. Pour la première fois depuis 2009, l’ESA a en effet recruté 17 nouveaux astronautes, dont cinq seront astronautes ‘de carrière’. Parmi eux, une française, Sophie Adenot et un belge, Raphael Liégeois. Dans ce programme tout en français, découvrez ces nouveaux astronautes et suivez-les lors de leurs premiers entrainements au Centre Européen des Astronautes à Cologne en Allemagne. Développé en partenariat avec le Centre National d’Études Spatiales, ce programme fait également le point sur la formation des astronautes, sur le retour tant attendu de l’Homme sur la lune – et sur les préparatifs pour une future mission sur Mars. Au menu enfin : Thomas Pesquet nous parle d’eau et d’assainissement ; nous évoquerons aussi la gastronomie dans l’espace et la mesure des étoiles à travers la mission Gaia.

Duration 01:00:00
14:45

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
15:15

FIRE - An ESA documentary

In this enthralling new ESA documentary, explore how people on the frontline are using space to better monitor and fight the flames. Follow the incredible stories of the firefighters who dealt with unprecedented fires in Gironde, France, and the forest officers using satellite data to plan for the forests’ recovery. Journey into the heart of Earth's elemental might and discover how space is changing the game for monitoring volcanic eruptions too – including one of the world’s most studied volcano, Mount Etna. FIRE is the first episode of ESA’s new series centred around the elements and showcases how Earth observation has become crucial to those fighting the effects of climate change on the ground.

Duration 00:30:00
15:45

The incredible Adventures of the Hera Mission

Suitable for kids and adults alike, the five episodes of this cartoon series tell the story of the Hera mission, due to launch in October 2024. Following the DART mission’s impact with the Dimorphos asteroid last year – modifying its orbit and sending a plume of debris thousands of kilometres out into space – Hera will return to Dimorphos to perform a close-up survey of the crater left by DART. Hera will be Europe and humankind's first investigation of a planetary defence technique aimed at deflecting asteroids and avoid a collision with Earth.

Duration 00:15:00
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

Detecting marine plastic pollution from space

Plastic pollution has become a major challenge not only on Earth but also in our seas -with terrible impacts on marine life and ecosystems. Every 60 seconds the equivalent of a lorry-load of plastic enters the global ocean. Tackling marine litter is a complex challenge involving changes to our economic models, product conception, consumer behaviour and waste disposal systems around the globe. So how can space help out? Could satellites track plastic litter drifting in the sea? Several ESA-led projects are starting to investigate. In this programme, follow ESA and Deltares researchers as they evaluate whether satellite instruments can detect and monitor marine plastic.

Duration 00:30:00
17:00

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 00:15:00
17:15

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
18:15

The worst that can happen

A team of university students from University College Dublin has taken Ireland to space, for the very first time. The story begins in 2017, when the team was accepted to ESA's educational CubeSat programme, Fly Your Satellite! Over the course of six years, they have designed, built, and tested the satellite with the help of ESA experts and with access to ESA's state-of-the-art spacecraft testing facilities. Finally, on 2 December 2023 EIRSAT-1 launched to space and the rest is Irish history. Níl aon satailít mar do shatailít féin! [There’s no satellite like your own satellite!]

Duration 00:30:00
18:45

On the hunt for the riskiest asteroid

What happens when a 50-metre asteroid threatens to strike Earth? In the movies, a superhero would probably save humanity at the last minute – but in reality? Enter Rosa Jesse, our Space Safety Editor and the detective in charge of finding out how risky this new asteroid really is. Initial observations showed 2021 QM1 – the asteroid’s official name – had a chance of striking Earth in 2052, but it soon became invisible as the Sun’s glare got in the way of observations and the asteroid moved away from Earth. Rosa investigates and meets the real people in charge of scrutinising our skies: the asteroid hunters from ESA’s Near-Earth Object Coordination Centre.

Duration 00:30:00
19:15

MELT

Rising temperatures, melting ice…How will glaciers look over the coming decades? “It all depends on what humans are doing now in terms of greenhouse gas emissions”: this is the message one scientist delivered during an ESA-led expedition to the Gorner Glacier in Switzerland filmed during summer 2021. Put your boots on and join ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, glaciologists and climate experts on the ice!

Duration 00:30:00
19:45

ROUGH CUT: Andreas Mogensen – Huginn Mission

Want to visit the ISS? Follow Andreas Mogensen for a short fly within the ISS and watch him conducting science experiments, such as the immunity assay, and robotics demonstrations for the Huggin mission. You will also get to see a spectacular space flyover of the Iberian Peninsula and the Alps that Andreas shared with us during his mission. Simply raw images, natural sound and minimal editing… This is Rough Cut!

Duration 00:15:00
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

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
08:30

Space Round Up #3

What happens next for the new 2022 class of ESA astronauts? Which recent launch to a faraway planet – and its moons – got everyone excited? And which anniversary did we celebrate on 12 March? Get all the answers and more in our third edition of Space Round Up – your news gateway to space.

Duration 00:30:00
09:00

Celebrating the International Space Station

For more than 20 years, ESA astronauts have joined other crew members on board the International Space Station. More than 240 people have lived and worked on the orbital outpost, carrying our essential research to advance our scientific knowledge in space, but also on Earth. In this special programme recorded for the 20th anniversary of the 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
09:30

Euclid's first images: the dazzling edge of darkness

One space telescope launched in July 2023. Five stunning images released a couple of months later. In this programme, relive the moment ESA revealed to the world the first images of the Euclid spacecraft. Never before has a telescope been able to create such full-colour images of the cosmos across such a large patch of the sky. Five images that show that the telescope is ready for its mission to create the most extensive 3D map of the Universe yet and uncover some of its hidden secrets – especially regarding the nature of dark energy and dark matter.

Duration 00:30:00
10:00

The white continent

Cold, dark and remote: Antarctica is as close to space as you can get on Earth. No wonder both scientists and astronauts like to venture on the white continent. In this programme, we take you to the Concordia research station in Antarctica to meet the people spending their winter months in total isolation. We follow ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst on an expedition to retrieve meteorites from the ice. And a leading climate scientist delves into how and why the ice is melting fast not just in Antarctica, but all around the world.

Duration 00:30:00
10:30

ROUGH CUT: Matthias’s launch

…and liftoff! ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer launched into space in November 2021 for a mission called 'Cosmic Kiss'. He flew alongside three NASA astronauts collectively known as “Crew-3”, on board a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. Watch Matthias’s last moments before launch, his first reaction as he reaches zero gravity, his docking to the ISS and the final hatch opening. Minimal editing, sometimes no sound at all, pure moments: this is Rough Cut.

Duration 00:15:00
10:45

An astronaut at mission control

Before ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen launched to the International Space Station for his second mission in space called Huginn, he agreed to come and meet the experts who are flying our satellites and spacecrafts at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany. Why does an astronaut need to know about the handrails of the International Space Station before every spacewalk? What happens if a spacecraft is on a collision course with a faraway planet? How can sun radiation impact astronauts and…our electricity grids? Andreas’ encounters at ESOC will give you all the answers.

Duration 00:15:00
11:00

Rough Cut: the spacewalk

Mingle with astronauts Thomas Pesquet and Shane Kimbrough as they don their spacesuits and venture outside the ISS for one of the three spacewalks they conducted together in June 2021. The duo worked to install new rollout solar arrays to power the International Space Station. Open the airlock hatch and join them for an out of this world experience. Minimal editing, natural sound: just the heart of the action. This is Rough Cut.

Duration 00:15:00
11:15

Working at ESA

What is it like to work at a space agency? With its 22 Member States and more than 2600 staff members working across Europe in nine different locations, ESA is a unique place to work. Between 2020 and 2030, 44% of the ESA workforce will retire and ESA has been riding a recruitment wave. In this programme, the Human Resources department answers all your questions on working at ESA. Meet also some of ESA’s workforce including Young Graduate Trainees who explain some of the projects they’re involved in and what it’s like to work in space.

Duration 00:30:00
11:45

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
12:15

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
13:15

FIRE - An ESA documentary

In this enthralling new ESA documentary, explore how people on the frontline are using space to better monitor and fight the flames. Follow the incredible stories of the firefighters who dealt with unprecedented fires in Gironde, France, and the forest officers using satellite data to plan for the forests’ recovery. Journey into the heart of Earth's elemental might and discover how space is changing the game for monitoring volcanic eruptions too – including one of the world’s most studied volcano, Mount Etna. FIRE is the first episode of ESA’s new series centred around the elements and showcases how Earth observation has become crucial to those fighting the effects of climate change on the ground.

Duration 00:30:00
13:45

Return to the Moon: the Artemis journey

More than 50 years after Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the Moon, our natural satellite is once again a prime goal of space exploration. Europe has joined USA and other nations to prepare the way for new lunar landings. The Artemis programme aims to establish permanent stations on and around our Moon. Humans will very likely walk again on the Moon in the coming decade – including European astronauts. ESA’s contribution to the Artemis programme is the European Service Module – the module that will provide electricity, water, air for the Orion spacecraft – as well as keeping it at the right temperature and on course. Want to know more about Artemis I, II, III and more? Watch this programme.

Duration 00:30:00
14:15

Advancing Earth observation

Getting a bird's-eye view of the Earth is key to understanding it. For decades, satellites have observed our planet from above and their data is now being used by everyone, from relief agencies to local authorities. Learn how Earth Observation helps protecting our environment and how it has become a crucial tool in the fight against climate change.

Duration 00:30:00
14:45

The incredible Adventures of the Hera Mission

Suitable for kids and adults alike, the five episodes of this cartoon series tell the story of the Hera mission, due to launch in October 2024. Following the DART mission’s impact with the Dimorphos asteroid last year – modifying its orbit and sending a plume of debris thousands of kilometres out into space – Hera will return to Dimorphos to perform a close-up survey of the crater left by DART. Hera will be Europe and humankind's first investigation of a planetary defence technique aimed at deflecting asteroids and avoid a collision with Earth.

Duration 00:15:00
15:00

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
15:30

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
15:45

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
16:45

Das Weltall in Ihrer Sprache – Space in German

Entdecken Sie die europäischen Weltraumaktivitäten in deutscher Sprache. Lernen Sie die Mission Cosmic Kiss des deutschen ESA-Astronauten Matthias Maurer kennen. Seine Mission soll im Herbst 2021 mit dem Start zur ISS beginnen. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt und der Deutschen Raumfahrtagentur im DLR können sie mit Alexander Gerst die Geheimnisse der Schwerelosigkeit erkunden. Entdecken Sie außerdem unser Sonnensystem und den Mond mit unserem außerirdischen Freund Paxi, oder finden Sie es heraus wie Europa das Problem des Weltraummülls angeht.

Duration 01:00:00
17:45

ROUGH CUT: Samantha in space

Spend some time with Samantha Cristoforetti as she carries out the daily activities of an astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS): floating in space and conducting experiments in zero gravity, even doing some gardening and performing a spacewalk! This summer, Samantha became the first European woman to put a spacesuit on and exit the airlock of the ISS. In this programme, relive the slow and meticulous tasks a spacewalker must carry out including, on this occasion, some works on the European Robotic Arm. Rough Cut is the programme that lets you immerse yourself into key moments, without any commentary nor music. Only natural sounds and often, just the silence of our Universe.

Duration 00:15:00
18:00

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
18:30

The worst that can happen

A team of university students from University College Dublin has taken Ireland to space, for the very first time. The story begins in 2017, when the team was accepted to ESA's educational CubeSat programme, Fly Your Satellite! Over the course of six years, they have designed, built, and tested the satellite with the help of ESA experts and with access to ESA's state-of-the-art spacecraft testing facilities. Finally, on 2 December 2023 EIRSAT-1 launched to space and the rest is Irish history. Níl aon satailít mar do shatailít féin! [There’s no satellite like your own satellite!]

Duration 00:30:00
19:00

On the hunt for the riskiest asteroid

What happens when a 50-metre asteroid threatens to strike Earth? In the movies, a superhero would probably save humanity at the last minute – but in reality? Enter Rosa Jesse, our Space Safety Editor and the detective in charge of finding out how risky this new asteroid really is. Initial observations showed 2021 QM1 – the asteroid’s official name – had a chance of striking Earth in 2052, but it soon became invisible as the Sun’s glare got in the way of observations and the asteroid moved away from Earth. Rosa investigates and meets the real people in charge of scrutinising our skies: the asteroid hunters from ESA’s Near-Earth Object Coordination Centre.

Duration 00:30:00
19:30

MELT

Rising temperatures, melting ice…How will glaciers look over the coming decades? “It all depends on what humans are doing now in terms of greenhouse gas emissions”: this is the message one scientist delivered during an ESA-led expedition to the Gorner Glacier in Switzerland filmed during summer 2021. Put your boots on and join ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, glaciologists and climate experts on the ice!

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

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
08:30

ROUGH CUT: ESA Astronaut class of 2022 - Guest dive in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab

Immerse yourself in a 10m deep swimming pool with the ESA Astronaut Class of 2022 for one of their most emblematic trainings: the dive in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) at the NASA Johnson Space Centre in Texas! The principle used to simulate weightlessness in a huge tank of water is called 'neutral buoyancy'. The NBL brings astronauts in close conditions to weightlessness and offer a great simulation of life in low-Earth orbit, and beyond. Be ready to dive with Sophie Adenot, Pablo Álvarez Fernández, Rosemary Coogan, Raphaël Liégeois, Marco Sieber and the Australian Space Agency astronaut candidate Katherine Bennell-Peg. Simply raw images, natural sound and minimal editing… This is Rough Cut!

Duration 00:15:00
08:45

Celebrating the International Space Station

For more than 20 years, ESA astronauts have joined other crew members on board the International Space Station. More than 240 people have lived and worked on the orbital outpost, carrying our essential research to advance our scientific knowledge in space, but also on Earth. In this special programme recorded for the 20th anniversary of the 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
09:15

MELT

Rising temperatures, melting ice…How will glaciers look over the coming decades? “It all depends on what humans are doing now in terms of greenhouse gas emissions”: this is the message one scientist delivered during an ESA-led expedition to the Gorner Glacier in Switzerland filmed during summer 2021. Put your boots on and join ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, glaciologists and climate experts on the ice!

Duration 00:30:00
09:45

The white continent

Cold, dark and remote: Antarctica is as close to space as you can get on Earth. No wonder both scientists and astronauts like to venture on the white continent. In this programme, we take you to the Concordia research station in Antarctica to meet the people spending their winter months in total isolation. We follow ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst on an expedition to retrieve meteorites from the ice. And a leading climate scientist delves into how and why the ice is melting fast not just in Antarctica, but all around the world.

Duration 00:30:00
10:15

Advancing Earth observation

Getting a bird's-eye view of the Earth is key to understanding it. For decades, satellites have observed our planet from above and their data is now being used by everyone, from relief agencies to local authorities. Learn how Earth Observation helps protecting our environment and how it has become a crucial tool in the fight against climate change.

Duration 00:30:00
10:45

Planet Aqua

About 70% of our planet is made of water. While fresh water sustains life on Earth, it is also essential for living in space. In this new documentary, ESA astronaut Andre Kuipers recounts his experience living in orbit and looking at the blue face of ‘Planet Aqua’. What observations can astronauts and divers share when it comes to water? How do satellites track marine litter? And how are spacecraft-grade recycling systems being used back down on Earth? Watch to get all the answers.

Duration 01:00:00
11:45

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
12:00

ROUGH CUT: ESA Astronaut class of 2022 – Sea Survival

Put on your life jacket and join the ESA Astronaut Class of 2022 for their sea survival training! ESA prepares the astronauts for almost everything in space, but also anything on the ground. Extreme Earth landing conditions - such as on the sea - can take place during emergency landings. Before they can be rescued, astronauts may have to rely only on very basic items and the emergency pack available in their capsule. Follow Sophie Adenot, Pablo Álvarez Fernández, Rosemary Coogan, Raphaël Liégeois, Marco Sieber and the Australian Space Agency astronaut candidate Katherine Bennell-Pegg during one of the most physical demanding courses of their basic training. Simply raw images, natural sound and minimal editing… This is Rough Cut!

Duration 00:15:00
12:15

An astronaut at mission control

Before ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen launched to the International Space Station for his second mission in space called Huginn, he agreed to come and meet the experts who are flying our satellites and spacecrafts at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany. Why does an astronaut need to know about the handrails of the International Space Station before every spacewalk? What happens if a spacecraft is on a collision course with a faraway planet? How can sun radiation impact astronauts and…our electricity grids? Andreas’ encounters at ESOC will give you all the answers.

Duration 00:15:00
12:30

FIRE - An ESA documentary

In this enthralling new ESA documentary, explore how people on the frontline are using space to better monitor and fight the flames. Follow the incredible stories of the firefighters who dealt with unprecedented fires in Gironde, France, and the forest officers using satellite data to plan for the forests’ recovery. Journey into the heart of Earth's elemental might and discover how space is changing the game for monitoring volcanic eruptions too – including one of the world’s most studied volcano, Mount Etna. FIRE is the first episode of ESA’s new series centred around the elements and showcases how Earth observation has become crucial to those fighting the effects of climate change on the ground.

Duration 00:30:00
13:00

Working at ESA

What is it like to work at a space agency? With its 22 Member States and more than 2600 staff members working across Europe in nine different locations, ESA is a unique place to work. Between 2020 and 2030, 44% of the ESA workforce will retire and ESA has been riding a recruitment wave. In this programme, the Human Resources department answers all your questions on working at ESA. Meet also some of ESA’s workforce including Young Graduate Trainees who explain some of the projects they’re involved in and what it’s like to work in space.

Duration 00:30:00
13:30

Space health

Living in space does impact the health of astronauts and they undergo rigorous training exercises to keep fit in zero gravity. But how does space research help improve the health of populations on Earth? In this programme, find out how research carried out on the ISS advances our medical knowledge on ageing, hibernation, muscles or even blood vessels.

Duration 00:30:00
14:00

Euclid's first images: the dazzling edge of darkness

One space telescope launched in July 2023. Five stunning images released a couple of months later. In this programme, relive the moment ESA revealed to the world the first images of the Euclid spacecraft. Never before has a telescope been able to create such full-colour images of the cosmos across such a large patch of the sky. Five images that show that the telescope is ready for its mission to create the most extensive 3D map of the Universe yet and uncover some of its hidden secrets – especially regarding the nature of dark energy and dark matter.

Duration 00:30:00
14:30

The making of JUICE - Episode 1

How do you develop a spacecraft in the midst of a global pandemic? In this film, director Maarten Roos takes you behind the scenes of a very special mission called Juice. This new spacecraft developed by ESA took to the skies on 14th April 2023. After an eight-year journey, the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) will study the gas giant Jupiter and three of its largest moons: Ganymede, Callisto and Europa. In the first episode of this atmospheric documentary, follow the JUICE team as they are confronted with unexpected challenges, such as the Covid pandemic.

Duration 00:30:00
15:00

The worst that can happen

A team of university students from University College Dublin has taken Ireland to space, for the very first time. The story begins in 2017, when the team was accepted to ESA's educational CubeSat programme, Fly Your Satellite! Over the course of six years, they have designed, built, and tested the satellite with the help of ESA experts and with access to ESA's state-of-the-art spacecraft testing facilities. Finally, on 2 December 2023 EIRSAT-1 launched to space and the rest is Irish history. Níl aon satailít mar do shatailít féin! [There’s no satellite like your own satellite!]

Duration 00:30:00
15:30

The making of JUICE - Episode 2

In the second episode of this ‘behind the scenes’ documentary, we look back on the excitement building up before the launch of Juice. Watch and follow the Juice team and the spacecraft itself as it is tested in the Netherlands and assembled before being shipped to Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana for launch. The JUICE mission aims at exploring Jupiter and its icy moons – in the hope of learning more about the origins and possibility of life in our Universe.

Duration 00:30:00
16:00

The incredible Adventures of the Hera Mission

Suitable for kids and adults alike, the five episodes of this cartoon series tell the story of the Hera mission, due to launch in October 2024. Following the DART mission’s impact with the Dimorphos asteroid last year – modifying its orbit and sending a plume of debris thousands of kilometres out into space – Hera will return to Dimorphos to perform a close-up survey of the crater left by DART. Hera will be Europe and humankind's first investigation of a planetary defence technique aimed at deflecting asteroids and avoid a collision with Earth.

Duration 00:15:00
16:15

The making of JUICE - The Instruments

Juice, the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, launched on board an Ariane 5 rocket on 14th April 2023. The spacecraft has a state-of-the-art science payload comprising remote sensing, geophysical and in-situ instruments. Using these instruments scientists will study the atmosphere of Jupiter and the surfaces and exospheres of the icy moons, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. In this episode of The Making of JUICE, scientists of each of the instrument teams tell about what they plan to do once Juice arrives in the jovian system in 2031.

Duration 00:45:00
17:00

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
17:30

Das Weltall in Ihrer Sprache – Space in German

Entdecken Sie die europäischen Weltraumaktivitäten in deutscher Sprache. Lernen Sie die Mission Cosmic Kiss des deutschen ESA-Astronauten Matthias Maurer kennen. Seine Mission soll im Herbst 2021 mit dem Start zur ISS beginnen. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt und der Deutschen Raumfahrtagentur im DLR können sie mit Alexander Gerst die Geheimnisse der Schwerelosigkeit erkunden. Entdecken Sie außerdem unser Sonnensystem und den Mond mit unserem außerirdischen Freund Paxi, oder finden Sie es heraus wie Europa das Problem des Weltraummülls angeht.

Duration 01:00:00
18:30

Espace en français – Space in French

En novembre dernier, la toute nouvelle classe d’astronautes 2022 a été présentée au grand public. Pour la première fois depuis 2009, l’ESA a en effet recruté 17 nouveaux astronautes, dont cinq seront astronautes ‘de carrière’. Parmi eux, une française, Sophie Adenot et un belge, Raphael Liégeois. Dans ce programme tout en français, découvrez ces nouveaux astronautes et suivez-les lors de leurs premiers entrainements au Centre Européen des Astronautes à Cologne en Allemagne. Développé en partenariat avec le Centre National d’Études Spatiales, ce programme fait également le point sur la formation des astronautes, sur le retour tant attendu de l’Homme sur la lune – et sur les préparatifs pour une future mission sur Mars. Au menu enfin : Thomas Pesquet nous parle d’eau et d’assainissement ; nous évoquerons aussi la gastronomie dans l’espace et la mesure des étoiles à travers la mission Gaia.

Duration 01:00:00
19:30

Space Round Up #3

What happens next for the new 2022 class of ESA astronauts? Which recent launch to a faraway planet – and its moons – got everyone excited? And which anniversary did we celebrate on 12 March? Get all the answers and more in our third edition of Space Round Up – your news gateway 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

Detecting marine plastic pollution from space

Plastic pollution has become a major challenge not only on Earth but also in our seas -with terrible impacts on marine life and ecosystems. Every 60 seconds the equivalent of a lorry-load of plastic enters the global ocean. Tackling marine litter is a complex challenge involving changes to our economic models, product conception, consumer behaviour and waste disposal systems around the globe. So how can space help out? Could satellites track plastic litter drifting in the sea? Several ESA-led projects are starting to investigate. In this programme, follow ESA and Deltares researchers as they evaluate whether satellite instruments can detect and monitor marine plastic.

Duration 00:30:00
08:30

Space for our climate

The world is heating up, and it appears to be due to our actions. According to scientists, we are living through the largest climate change since the end of the last ice age, 10 000 years ago. Its consequences are already being felt across the globe: shrinking glaciers, rising sea levels, changes in atmospheric composition. So how can space support the efforts to curb global warming? In this programme, learn how data from ESA satellites orbiting the Earth can provide precious information for decision-makers on key components of the climate system – from mapping the world’s forest to measuring the melting of ice sheets.

Duration 00:30:00
09:00

The making of JUICE - Episode 1

How do you develop a spacecraft in the midst of a global pandemic? In this film, director Maarten Roos takes you behind the scenes of a very special mission called Juice. This new spacecraft developed by ESA took to the skies on 14th April 2023. After an eight-year journey, the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) will study the gas giant Jupiter and three of its largest moons: Ganymede, Callisto and Europa. In the first episode of this atmospheric documentary, follow the JUICE team as they are confronted with unexpected challenges, such as the Covid pandemic.

Duration 00:30:00
09:30

Das Weltall in Ihrer Sprache – Space in German

Entdecken Sie die europäischen Weltraumaktivitäten in deutscher Sprache. Lernen Sie die Mission Cosmic Kiss des deutschen ESA-Astronauten Matthias Maurer kennen. Seine Mission soll im Herbst 2021 mit dem Start zur ISS beginnen. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt und der Deutschen Raumfahrtagentur im DLR können sie mit Alexander Gerst die Geheimnisse der Schwerelosigkeit erkunden. Entdecken Sie außerdem unser Sonnensystem und den Mond mit unserem außerirdischen Freund Paxi, oder finden Sie es heraus wie Europa das Problem des Weltraummülls angeht.

Duration 01:00:00
10:30

The making of JUICE - Episode 2

In the second episode of this ‘behind the scenes’ documentary, we look back on the excitement building up before the launch of Juice. Watch and follow the Juice team and the spacecraft itself as it is tested in the Netherlands and assembled before being shipped to Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana for launch. The JUICE mission aims at exploring Jupiter and its icy moons – in the hope of learning more about the origins and possibility of life in our Universe.

Duration 00:30:00
11:00

The incredible Adventures of the Hera Mission

Suitable for kids and adults alike, the five episodes of this cartoon series tell the story of the Hera mission, due to launch in October 2024. Following the DART mission’s impact with the Dimorphos asteroid last year – modifying its orbit and sending a plume of debris thousands of kilometres out into space – Hera will return to Dimorphos to perform a close-up survey of the crater left by DART. Hera will be Europe and humankind's first investigation of a planetary defence technique aimed at deflecting asteroids and avoid a collision with Earth.

Duration 00:15:00
11:15

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
11:45

The making of JUICE - The Instruments

Juice, the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, launched on board an Ariane 5 rocket on 14th April 2023. The spacecraft has a state-of-the-art science payload comprising remote sensing, geophysical and in-situ instruments. Using these instruments scientists will study the atmosphere of Jupiter and the surfaces and exospheres of the icy moons, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. In this episode of The Making of JUICE, scientists of each of the instrument teams tell about what they plan to do once Juice arrives in the jovian system in 2031.

Duration 00:45:00
12:30

ROUGH CUT: ESA Astronaut class of 2022 – various basic trainings

Are you wondering what the ESA astronauts training is like? Join the five astronauts of the ESA Astronaut Class of 2022: Sophie Adenot, Pablo Álvarez Fernández, Rosemary Coogan, Raphaël Liégeois, Marco Sieber and the Australian Space Agency astronaut candidate Katherine Bennell-Pegg. You’ll discover a few of their many trainings: the dive into the Neutral Buoyancy Lab, centrifuge training, microbiology courses and a sea survival training. Simply raw images, natural sound and minimal editing… This is Rough Cut!

Duration 00:15:00
12:45

Celebrating the International Space Station

For more than 20 years, ESA astronauts have joined other crew members on board the International Space Station. More than 240 people have lived and worked on the orbital outpost, carrying our essential research to advance our scientific knowledge in space, but also on Earth. In this special programme recorded for the 20th anniversary of the 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
13:15

MELT

Rising temperatures, melting ice…How will glaciers look over the coming decades? “It all depends on what humans are doing now in terms of greenhouse gas emissions”: this is the message one scientist delivered during an ESA-led expedition to the Gorner Glacier in Switzerland filmed during summer 2021. Put your boots on and join ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, glaciologists and climate experts on the ice!

Duration 00:30:00
13:45

The white continent

Cold, dark and remote: Antarctica is as close to space as you can get on Earth. No wonder both scientists and astronauts like to venture on the white continent. In this programme, we take you to the Concordia research station in Antarctica to meet the people spending their winter months in total isolation. We follow ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst on an expedition to retrieve meteorites from the ice. And a leading climate scientist delves into how and why the ice is melting fast not just in Antarctica, but all around the world.

Duration 00:30:00
14:15

Euclid's first images: the dazzling edge of darkness

One space telescope launched in July 2023. Five stunning images released a couple of months later. In this programme, relive the moment ESA revealed to the world the first images of the Euclid spacecraft. Never before has a telescope been able to create such full-colour images of the cosmos across such a large patch of the sky. Five images that show that the telescope is ready for its mission to create the most extensive 3D map of the Universe yet and uncover some of its hidden secrets – especially regarding the nature of dark energy and dark matter.

Duration 00:30:00
14:45

Advancing Earth observation

Getting a bird's-eye view of the Earth is key to understanding it. For decades, satellites have observed our planet from above and their data is now being used by everyone, from relief agencies to local authorities. Learn how Earth Observation helps protecting our environment and how it has become a crucial tool in the fight against climate change.

Duration 00:30:00
15:15

Return to the Moon: the Artemis journey

More than 50 years after Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the Moon, our natural satellite is once again a prime goal of space exploration. Europe has joined USA and other nations to prepare the way for new lunar landings. The Artemis programme aims to establish permanent stations on and around our Moon. Humans will very likely walk again on the Moon in the coming decade – including European astronauts. ESA’s contribution to the Artemis programme is the European Service Module – the module that will provide electricity, water, air for the Orion spacecraft – as well as keeping it at the right temperature and on course. Want to know more about Artemis I, II, III and more? Watch this programme.

Duration 00:30:00
15:45

The worst that can happen

A team of university students from University College Dublin has taken Ireland to space, for the very first time. The story begins in 2017, when the team was accepted to ESA's educational CubeSat programme, Fly Your Satellite! Over the course of six years, they have designed, built, and tested the satellite with the help of ESA experts and with access to ESA's state-of-the-art spacecraft testing facilities. Finally, on 2 December 2023 EIRSAT-1 launched to space and the rest is Irish history. Níl aon satailít mar do shatailít féin! [There’s no satellite like your own satellite!]

Duration 00:30:00
16:15

Espace en français – Space in French

En novembre dernier, la toute nouvelle classe d’astronautes 2022 a été présentée au grand public. Pour la première fois depuis 2009, l’ESA a en effet recruté 17 nouveaux astronautes, dont cinq seront astronautes ‘de carrière’. Parmi eux, une française, Sophie Adenot et un belge, Raphael Liégeois. Dans ce programme tout en français, découvrez ces nouveaux astronautes et suivez-les lors de leurs premiers entrainements au Centre Européen des Astronautes à Cologne en Allemagne. Développé en partenariat avec le Centre National d’Études Spatiales, ce programme fait également le point sur la formation des astronautes, sur le retour tant attendu de l’Homme sur la lune – et sur les préparatifs pour une future mission sur Mars. Au menu enfin : Thomas Pesquet nous parle d’eau et d’assainissement ; nous évoquerons aussi la gastronomie dans l’espace et la mesure des étoiles à travers la mission Gaia.

Duration 01:00:00
17:15

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
17:30

ROUGH CUT: Andreas Mogensen – Huginn Mission

Want to visit the ISS? Follow Andreas Mogensen for a short fly within the ISS and watch him conducting science experiments, such as the immunity assay, and robotics demonstrations for the Huggin mission. You will also get to see a spectacular space flyover of the Iberian Peninsula and the Alps that Andreas shared with us during his mission. Simply raw images, natural sound and minimal editing… This is Rough Cut!

Duration 00:15:00
17:45

An astronaut at mission control

Before ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen launched to the International Space Station for his second mission in space called Huginn, he agreed to come and meet the experts who are flying our satellites and spacecrafts at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany. Why does an astronaut need to know about the handrails of the International Space Station before every spacewalk? What happens if a spacecraft is on a collision course with a faraway planet? How can sun radiation impact astronauts and…our electricity grids? Andreas’ encounters at ESOC will give you all the answers.

Duration 00:15:00
18:00

FIRE - An ESA documentary

In this enthralling new ESA documentary, explore how people on the frontline are using space to better monitor and fight the flames. Follow the incredible stories of the firefighters who dealt with unprecedented fires in Gironde, France, and the forest officers using satellite data to plan for the forests’ recovery. Journey into the heart of Earth's elemental might and discover how space is changing the game for monitoring volcanic eruptions too – including one of the world’s most studied volcano, Mount Etna. FIRE is the first episode of ESA’s new series centred around the elements and showcases how Earth observation has become crucial to those fighting the effects of climate change on the ground.

Duration 00:30:00
18:30

Working at ESA

What is it like to work at a space agency? With its 22 Member States and more than 2600 staff members working across Europe in nine different locations, ESA is a unique place to work. Between 2020 and 2030, 44% of the ESA workforce will retire and ESA has been riding a recruitment wave. In this programme, the Human Resources department answers all your questions on working at ESA. Meet also some of ESA’s workforce including Young Graduate Trainees who explain some of the projects they’re involved in and what it’s like to work in space.

Duration 00:30:00
19:00

Space health

Living in space does impact the health of astronauts and they undergo rigorous training exercises to keep fit in zero gravity. But how does space research help improve the health of populations on Earth? In this programme, find out how research carried out on the ISS advances our medical knowledge on ageing, hibernation, muscles or even blood vessels.

Duration 00:30:00
19:30

Space Round Up #3

What happens next for the new 2022 class of ESA astronauts? Which recent launch to a faraway planet – and its moons – got everyone excited? And which anniversary did we celebrate on 12 March? Get all the answers and more in our third edition of Space Round Up – your news gateway to space.

Duration 00:30:00
20:00

Space out

Relax with a selection of dazzling imagery from space.

Duration 04:00:00