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07/07/202216:00

Vega-C pre-launch press briefing live

ESA WEB TV ONE

Join us for a live Q&A session with the media to learn more about the preparations for the upcoming launch of Vega-C. The inaugural flight of this new rocket in the Vega family is currently planned on 13th July. Speakers will include Stefano Bianchi, ESA Head of Flight Programmes Department ; Benoit Pouffary, ESA Vega & Space Rider Launch System Engineering Manager ; Ettore Scardecchia, Avio Head of Engineering and Mario Cosmo, ASI Director of Science and Research.

Duration 01:00:00
12/07/202216:00

James Webb Space telescope first images release live

ESA WEB TV ONE

Join us live as the first images of the largest, most powerful telescope ever sent into space are being released one by one. The programme will start at 16:00 CEST with leaders from NASA, ESA and CSA introducing this special event and the first images will be released from 16:30 CEST onwards with expert commentary. A joint media briefing will follow at 18:00 CEST.

Duration 02:30:00

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

Discover space with Paxi

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

Duration 00:30:00
08:30

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
09:00

Flying missions

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

Duration 00:30:00
09:30

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
10:30

Dealing with space debris

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

Duration 00:30:00
11:00

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
11:30

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
12:00

Back from the stars with Thomas Pesquet

After spending almost 200 days on the International Space Station and setting a new European record for spacewalks, Thomas Pesquet is now back on Earth! Early November, the ESA astronaut returned to our planet on board a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, bringing his Alpha Mission to an end – although the research continues. In this programme, we look back on his second mission in space and get an exclusive interview with Thomas, freshly landed on European soil. Highlights also include the conversations he held from space with French President Emmanuel Macron, as well as with the rock band Coldplay. What’s next for Thomas? We hear from David Parker, ESA Director of Human and Robotic Exploration, to discuss upcoming missions, including sending humans back to the Moon.

Duration 00:30:00
12:30

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
13:00

ROUGH CUT: Samantha’s launch

Immerse yourself in an astronaut’s journey from Earth to the International Space Station. Rough Cut brings you up close to the key moments of a launch – without the loud music and usual commentaries. Follow ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti as she waves goodbye to her loved ones, steps into the Crew Dragon capsule with three fellow NASA astronauts and feels the first effects of the launch and weightlessness. Stay with her when she finally enters the hatch of the International Space Station after a transit of just under 24 hours, and greets another ESA astronaut, Matthias Maurer – all in zero gravity.

Duration 00:15:00
13:15

Hiring astronauts!

Who wants to join the next class of ESA astronauts? More than 23 000 people do: that’s a record number of applicants for the vacancy notice published last year. Out of all these applications, 1361 people have been invited to phase two of the selection. It’s a rare opportunity: ESA is recruiting four to six new astronauts for the first time since 2008. So, what’s the recruitment process? How long will it take to hire and train the next generation of astronauts? Watch this programme to learn more. ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet shares his best tips for the recruitment process and we catch up with Guillaume Weerts, ESA Head of Space Medicine, to get a fresh update on the selection.

Duration 00:15:00
13:30

Watching for asteroids

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

Duration 00:30:00
14:00

Celebrating 20 years of ESA astronauts on the ISS

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

Duration 00:30:00
14:30

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
15:30

Next-generation launchers

The next generation of Europe’s vehicles to space are getting ready to take to the skies. A more powerful version of the Vega launcher, Vega-C, has been developed, while Ariane 6 will enable Europe to maintain leadership in the fast-changing commercial launch service market while responding to the needs of European institutional missions. In this programme, get acquainted with the new Ariane 6 launch complex and have a sneak-peek into some of the testing of the ground equipment. In a short ESA Web TV feature we take you on a tour of Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana, then look back on the success of the Vega programme so far as Vega-C prepares for its maiden flight this year. The two new rockets will ensure Europe’s independent access to space.

Duration 00:30:00
16:00

Vega-C pre-launch press briefing

Join us for a live Q&A session with the media to learn more about the preparations for the upcoming launch of Vega-C. The inaugural flight of this new rocket in the Vega family is currently planned on 13th July. Speakers will include Stefano Bianchi, ESA Head of Flight Programmes Department ; Benoit Pouffary, ESA Vega & Space Rider Launch System Engineering Manager ; Ettore Scardecchia, Avio Head of Engineering and Mario Cosmo, ASI Director of Science and Research.

Duration 01:00:00
17:00

Thanks for watching

Thanks for joining us for this live event. Be sure to stay tuned for more exciting programming here on ESA Web TV.

Duration 00:15:00
17:15

ROUGH CUT: Melt

Last summer, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano joined climate experts and glaciologists for an expedition on the Gorner Glacier in Switzerland – one of the biggest ice masses in the Alps. Its aim? To learn how rising global temperatures are taking their toll on glaciers like the Gorner. In this special episode of Rough Cut, you’ll get a peek behind the filming of the expedition. No music, no commentary, minimal editing: join us on the paths and just soak in the surrounding beauty.

Duration 00:15:00
17:30

The making of JUICE

In this special programme, filmmaker Maarten Roos takes you behind the scenes of a very special mission called JUICE. It isn’t about the liquid element you extract from fruits, but the one present around the largest planet in our solar system : Jupiter ! Its moons are thought to harbour vast quantities of water below their icy surface. A new spacecraft developed by ESA will enable us to explore the gas giant and better understand the habitability of these icy worlds. Blasting off in 2022, the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) will study the planet and three of its largest moons: Ganymede, Callisto and Europa. In this atmospheric documentary, follow the building of the spacecraft and hear from the people involved.

Duration 00:30:00
18:00

Space Round Up: the latest news

Our round-up of the latest news happening in space and in Europe: check up on the most powerful telescope ever built, the James Webb Space Telescope which – positioned some 1.5 million km away from Earth – is getting ready to send us its first images of the Universe. Explore how humans are preparing to return to the Moon, for the first time since 1972 with the Artemis mission. Get an update on life on the International Space Station where two ESA astronauts crossed paths briefly. We ask how the new astronaut selection process is developing, as the lucky successful candidates will be announced later in the autumn. And at the end of our programme, we look at some of the launchpads which are being prepared for the inaugural flight of the new Vega-C rocket, as well as Ariane 6.

Duration 00:30:00
18:30

ISS lifestyle

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

Duration 00:30:00
19:00

Return to the Moon

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

Duration 00:30:00
19:30

Working at ESA

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

Duration 00:30:00
20:00

Space out

Relax with a selection of dazzling imagery from space.

Duration 04:00:00
01:00

Wake up in space

Start your day with spectacular imagery from space.

Duration 07:00:00
08:00

Tour the ISS with Luca and Drew

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

Duration 01:00:00
09:00

Leadership at Mission Control

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

Duration 01:00:00
10:00

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

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
11:00

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
12:00

Dealing with space debris

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

Duration 00:30:00
12:30

Celebrating 20 years of ESA astronauts on the ISS

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

Duration 00:30:00
13:00

ROUGH CUT: Samantha’s launch

Immerse yourself in an astronaut’s journey from Earth to the International Space Station. Rough Cut brings you up close to the key moments of a launch – without the loud music and usual commentaries. Follow ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti as she waves goodbye to her loved ones, steps into the Crew Dragon capsule with three fellow NASA astronauts and feels the first effects of the launch and weightlessness. Stay with her when she finally enters the hatch of the International Space Station after a transit of just under 24 hours, and greets another ESA astronaut, Matthias Maurer – all in zero gravity.

Duration 00:15:00
13:15

Hiring astronauts!

Who wants to join the next class of ESA astronauts? More than 23 000 people do: that’s a record number of applicants for the vacancy notice published last year. Out of all these applications, 1361 people have been invited to phase two of the selection. It’s a rare opportunity: ESA is recruiting four to six new astronauts for the first time since 2008. So, what’s the recruitment process? How long will it take to hire and train the next generation of astronauts? Watch this programme to learn more. ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet shares his best tips for the recruitment process and we catch up with Guillaume Weerts, ESA Head of Space Medicine, to get a fresh update on the selection.

Duration 00:15:00
13:30

Espace en français – Space in French

Toutes les activités spatiales européennes, en français. Dans ce programme, suivez les préparatifs de Thomas Pesquet pour sa mission Alpha et son envol vers la Station Spatiale Internationale (ISS), où il restera jusqu’à l’automne 2021. Thomas vous fait visiter la station en français et répond aux questions des journalistes. Vous aimez les astronautes et les datas ? Ne manquez pas, dans ce programme, quatre épisodes de la série animée ‘Dastronautes’ réalisée par le Centre National d’Études Spatial (CNES). Au menu également, le Centre français répond à la question : est-ce la fin de l’SS ? Les activités de l’ESA dans le domaine climatique et de la recherche de vie sur Mars sont éclairées par des reportages Euronews/ESA. Et on vous dit tout sur le problème des débris dans l’espace - car pour garantir l’accès à l’espace pour les générations futures, il est temps d’agir !

Duration 01:00:00
14:30

Looking farther into the Universe - the Webb quest

Some 1.5 million kilometres away from Earth, the James Webb telescope is undergoing a complex deployment that will soon enable it to start looking into the universe. Launched in December last year, Webb is the largest, most powerful telescope ever built and it will revolutionise our understanding of our the cosmos – from the formation of stars and planets, to the birth of the first galaxies. With its iconic astronomical mirrors, how is Webb a telescope? And how will it unlock the secrets of the early universe? Join ESA astronomers Mark McCaughrean and Giovanna Giardino to discover more.

Duration 01:00:00
15:30

El espacio en español – Space in Spanish

Entérate sobre las actividades espaciales europeas en español con nuestro programa. No te pierdas al astronauta de la ESA Matthias Maurer entrenando para un paseo espacial. Aprende sobre cómo los satélites ayudan a monitorear el cambio climático; cómo la Agencia Espacial Europea busca señales de vida en Marte. Y, por último, en colaboración con El Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI), descubre cómo España contribuye a la industria espacial.

Duration 00:30:00
16:00

Watching for asteroids

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

Duration 00:30:00
16:30

Earth from space

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

Duration 00:30:00
17:00

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
17:30

Discover space with Paxi

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

Duration 00:30:00
18:00

Space Round Up: the latest news

Our round-up of the latest news happening in space and in Europe: check up on the most powerful telescope ever built, the James Webb Space Telescope which – positioned some 1.5 million km away from Earth – is getting ready to send us its first images of the Universe. Explore how humans are preparing to return to the Moon, for the first time since 1972 with the Artemis mission. Get an update on life on the International Space Station where two ESA astronauts crossed paths briefly. We ask how the new astronaut selection process is developing, as the lucky successful candidates will be announced later in the autumn. And at the end of our programme, we look at some of the launchpads which are being prepared for the inaugural flight of the new Vega-C rocket, as well as Ariane 6.

Duration 00:30:00
18:30

ISS Lifestyle

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

Duration 00:15:00
18:45

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
19:15

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
19:45

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

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
08:30

El espacio en español – Space in Spanish

Entérate sobre las actividades espaciales europeas en español con nuestro programa. No te pierdas al astronauta de la ESA Matthias Maurer entrenando para un paseo espacial. Aprende sobre cómo los satélites ayudan a monitorear el cambio climático; cómo la Agencia Espacial Europea busca señales de vida en Marte. Y, por último, en colaboración con El Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI), descubre cómo España contribuye a la industria espacial.

Duration 00:30:00
09:00

Dealing with space debris

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

Duration 00:30:00
09:30

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
10:00

ISS lifestyle

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

Duration 00:30:00
10:30

Earth from space

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

Duration 00:30:00
11:00

Looking farther into the Universe - the Webb quest

Some 1.5 million kilometres away from Earth, the James Webb telescope is undergoing a complex deployment that will soon enable it to start looking into the universe. Launched in December last year, Webb is the largest, most powerful telescope ever built and it will revolutionise our understanding of our the cosmos – from the formation of stars and planets, to the birth of the first galaxies. With its iconic astronomical mirrors, how is Webb a telescope? And how will it unlock the secrets of the early universe? Join ESA astronomers Mark McCaughrean and Giovanna Giardino to discover more.

Duration 01:00:00
12:00

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
12:30

Working at ESA

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

Duration 00:30:00
13:00

ROUGH CUT: Melt

Last summer, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano joined climate experts and glaciologists for an expedition on the Gorner Glacier in Switzerland – one of the biggest ice masses in the Alps. Its aim? To learn how rising global temperatures are taking their toll on glaciers like the Gorner. In this special episode of Rough Cut, you’ll get a peek behind the filming of the expedition. No music, no commentary, minimal editing: join us on the paths and just soak in the surrounding beauty.

Duration 00:15:00
13:15

Hiring astronauts!

Who wants to join the next class of ESA astronauts? More than 23 000 people do: that’s a record number of applicants for the vacancy notice published last year. Out of all these applications, 1361 people have been invited to phase two of the selection. It’s a rare opportunity: ESA is recruiting four to six new astronauts for the first time since 2008. So, what’s the recruitment process? How long will it take to hire and train the next generation of astronauts? Watch this programme to learn more. ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet shares his best tips for the recruitment process and we catch up with Guillaume Weerts, ESA Head of Space Medicine, to get a fresh update on the selection.

Duration 00:15:00
13:30

Watching for asteroids

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

Duration 00:30:00
14:00

Leadership at Mission Control

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

Duration 01:00:00
15:00

Espace en français – Space in French

Toutes les activités spatiales européennes, en français. Dans ce programme, suivez les préparatifs de Thomas Pesquet pour sa mission Alpha et son envol vers la Station Spatiale Internationale (ISS), où il restera jusqu’à l’automne 2021. Thomas vous fait visiter la station en français et répond aux questions des journalistes. Vous aimez les astronautes et les datas ? Ne manquez pas, dans ce programme, quatre épisodes de la série animée ‘Dastronautes’ réalisée par le Centre National d’Études Spatial (CNES). Au menu également, le Centre français répond à la question : est-ce la fin de l’SS ? Les activités de l’ESA dans le domaine climatique et de la recherche de vie sur Mars sont éclairées par des reportages Euronews/ESA. Et on vous dit tout sur le problème des débris dans l’espace - car pour garantir l’accès à l’espace pour les générations futures, il est temps d’agir !

Duration 01:00:00
16:00

Back from the stars with Thomas Pesquet

After spending almost 200 days on the International Space Station and setting a new European record for spacewalks, Thomas Pesquet is now back on Earth! Early November, the ESA astronaut returned to our planet on board a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, bringing his Alpha Mission to an end – although the research continues. In this programme, we look back on his second mission in space and get an exclusive interview with Thomas, freshly landed on European soil. Highlights also include the conversations he held from space with French President Emmanuel Macron, as well as with the rock band Coldplay. What’s next for Thomas? We hear from David Parker, ESA Director of Human and Robotic Exploration, to discuss upcoming missions, including sending humans back to the Moon.

Duration 00:30:00
16:30

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
17:30

Return to the Moon

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

Duration 00:30:00
18:00

Space Round Up: the latest news

Our round-up of the latest news happening in space and in Europe: check up on the most powerful telescope ever built, the James Webb Space Telescope which – positioned some 1.5 million km away from Earth – is getting ready to send us its first images of the Universe. Explore how humans are preparing to return to the Moon, for the first time since 1972 with the Artemis mission. Get an update on life on the International Space Station where two ESA astronauts crossed paths briefly. We ask how the new astronaut selection process is developing, as the lucky successful candidates will be announced later in the autumn. And at the end of our programme, we look at some of the launchpads which are being prepared for the inaugural flight of the new Vega-C rocket, as well as Ariane 6.

Duration 00:30:00
18:30

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
19:00

The making of JUICE

In this special programme, filmmaker Maarten Roos takes you behind the scenes of a very special mission called JUICE. It isn’t about the liquid element you extract from fruits, but the one present around the largest planet in our solar system : Jupiter ! Its moons are thought to harbour vast quantities of water below their icy surface. A new spacecraft developed by ESA will enable us to explore the gas giant and better understand the habitability of these icy worlds. Blasting off in 2022, the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) will study the planet and three of its largest moons: Ganymede, Callisto and Europa. In this atmospheric documentary, follow the building of the spacecraft and hear from the people involved.

Duration 00:30:00
19:30

Celebrating 20 years of ESA astronauts on the ISS

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

Duration 00:30:00
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

Looking farther into the Universe - the Webb quest

Some 1.5 million kilometres away from Earth, the James Webb telescope is undergoing a complex deployment that will soon enable it to start looking into the universe. Launched in December last year, Webb is the largest, most powerful telescope ever built and it will revolutionise our understanding of our the cosmos – from the formation of stars and planets, to the birth of the first galaxies. With its iconic astronomical mirrors, how is Webb a telescope? And how will it unlock the secrets of the early universe? Join ESA astronomers Mark McCaughrean and Giovanna Giardino to discover more.

Duration 01:00:00
09:00

Discover space with Paxi

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

Duration 00:30:00
09:30

Back from the stars with Thomas Pesquet

After spending almost 200 days on the International Space Station and setting a new European record for spacewalks, Thomas Pesquet is now back on Earth! Early November, the ESA astronaut returned to our planet on board a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, bringing his Alpha Mission to an end – although the research continues. In this programme, we look back on his second mission in space and get an exclusive interview with Thomas, freshly landed on European soil. Highlights also include the conversations he held from space with French President Emmanuel Macron, as well as with the rock band Coldplay. What’s next for Thomas? We hear from David Parker, ESA Director of Human and Robotic Exploration, to discuss upcoming missions, including sending humans back to the Moon.

Duration 00:30:00
10:00

Tour the ISS with Luca and Drew

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

Duration 01:00:00
11:00

What’s space got to do with it?

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

Duration 00:30:00
11:30

Flying missions

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

Duration 00:30:00
12:00

Earth from space

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

Duration 00:30:00
12:30

Return to the Moon

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

Duration 00:30:00
13:00

ROUGH CUT: Samantha’s launch

Immerse yourself in an astronaut’s journey from Earth to the International Space Station. Rough Cut brings you up close to the key moments of a launch – without the loud music and usual commentaries. Follow ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti as she waves goodbye to her loved ones, steps into the Crew Dragon capsule with three fellow NASA astronauts and feels the first effects of the launch and weightlessness. Stay with her when she finally enters the hatch of the International Space Station after a transit of just under 24 hours, and greets another ESA astronaut, Matthias Maurer – all in zero gravity.

Duration 00:15:00
13:15

Hiring astronauts!

Who wants to join the next class of ESA astronauts? More than 23 000 people do: that’s a record number of applicants for the vacancy notice published last year. Out of all these applications, 1361 people have been invited to phase two of the selection. It’s a rare opportunity: ESA is recruiting four to six new astronauts for the first time since 2008. So, what’s the recruitment process? How long will it take to hire and train the next generation of astronauts? Watch this programme to learn more. ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet shares his best tips for the recruitment process and we catch up with Guillaume Weerts, ESA Head of Space Medicine, to get a fresh update on the selection.

Duration 00:15:00
13:30

Watching for asteroids

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

Duration 00:30:00
14:00

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
15:00

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
15:30

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
16:00

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
17:00

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
17:30

Space Round Up: the latest news

Our round-up of the latest news happening in space and in Europe: check up on the most powerful telescope ever built, the James Webb Space Telescope which – positioned some 1.5 million km away from Earth – is getting ready to send us its first images of the Universe. Explore how humans are preparing to return to the Moon, for the first time since 1972 with the Artemis mission. Get an update on life on the International Space Station where two ESA astronauts crossed paths briefly. We ask how the new astronaut selection process is developing, as the lucky successful candidates will be announced later in the autumn. And at the end of our programme, we look at some of the launchpads which are being prepared for the inaugural flight of the new Vega-C rocket, as well as Ariane 6.

Duration 00:30:00
18:00

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
18:15

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
18:45

The making of JUICE

In this special programme, filmmaker Maarten Roos takes you behind the scenes of a very special mission called JUICE. It isn’t about the liquid element you extract from fruits, but the one present around the largest planet in our solar system : Jupiter ! Its moons are thought to harbour vast quantities of water below their icy surface. A new spacecraft developed by ESA will enable us to explore the gas giant and better understand the habitability of these icy worlds. Blasting off in 2022, the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) will study the planet and three of its largest moons: Ganymede, Callisto and Europa. In this atmospheric documentary, follow the building of the spacecraft and hear from the people involved.

Duration 00:30:00
19:15

Space out

Relax with a selection of dazzling imagery from space.

Duration 04:00:00
01:00

Wake up in space

Start your day with spectacular imagery from space.

Duration 07:00:00
08:00

The making of JUICE

In this special programme, filmmaker Maarten Roos takes you behind the scenes of a very special mission called JUICE. It isn’t about the liquid element you extract from fruits, but the one present around the largest planet in our solar system : Jupiter ! Its moons are thought to harbour vast quantities of water below their icy surface. A new spacecraft developed by ESA will enable us to explore the gas giant and better understand the habitability of these icy worlds. Blasting off in 2022, the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) will study the planet and three of its largest moons: Ganymede, Callisto and Europa. In this atmospheric documentary, follow the building of the spacecraft and hear from the people involved.

Duration 00:30:00
08:30

Espace en français – Space in French

Toutes les activités spatiales européennes, en français. Dans ce programme, suivez les préparatifs de Thomas Pesquet pour sa mission Alpha et son envol vers la Station Spatiale Internationale (ISS), où il restera jusqu’à l’automne 2021. Thomas vous fait visiter la station en français et répond aux questions des journalistes. Vous aimez les astronautes et les datas ? Ne manquez pas, dans ce programme, quatre épisodes de la série animée ‘Dastronautes’ réalisée par le Centre National d’Études Spatial (CNES). Au menu également, le Centre français répond à la question : est-ce la fin de l’SS ? Les activités de l’ESA dans le domaine climatique et de la recherche de vie sur Mars sont éclairées par des reportages Euronews/ESA. Et on vous dit tout sur le problème des débris dans l’espace - car pour garantir l’accès à l’espace pour les générations futures, il est temps d’agir !

Duration 01:00:00
09:30

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
10:30

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
11:00

Celebrating 20 years of ESA astronauts on the ISS

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

Duration 00:30:00
11:30

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
12:00

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
13:00

ROUGH CUT: Samantha’s launch

Immerse yourself in an astronaut’s journey from Earth to the International Space Station. Rough Cut brings you up close to the key moments of a launch – without the loud music and usual commentaries. Follow ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti as she waves goodbye to her loved ones, steps into the Crew Dragon capsule with three fellow NASA astronauts and feels the first effects of the launch and weightlessness. Stay with her when she finally enters the hatch of the International Space Station after a transit of just under 24 hours, and greets another ESA astronaut, Matthias Maurer – all in zero gravity.

Duration 00:15:00
13:15

Hiring astronauts!

Who wants to join the next class of ESA astronauts? More than 23 000 people do: that’s a record number of applicants for the vacancy notice published last year. Out of all these applications, 1361 people have been invited to phase two of the selection. It’s a rare opportunity: ESA is recruiting four to six new astronauts for the first time since 2008. So, what’s the recruitment process? How long will it take to hire and train the next generation of astronauts? Watch this programme to learn more. ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet shares his best tips for the recruitment process and we catch up with Guillaume Weerts, ESA Head of Space Medicine, to get a fresh update on the selection.

Duration 00:15:00
13:30

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
14:00

Watching for asteroids

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

Duration 00:30:00
14:30

Health and fitness

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

Duration 00:30:00
15:00

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
15:30

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
16:00

Back from the stars with Thomas Pesquet

After spending almost 200 days on the International Space Station and setting a new European record for spacewalks, Thomas Pesquet is now back on Earth! Early November, the ESA astronaut returned to our planet on board a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, bringing his Alpha Mission to an end – although the research continues. In this programme, we look back on his second mission in space and get an exclusive interview with Thomas, freshly landed on European soil. Highlights also include the conversations he held from space with French President Emmanuel Macron, as well as with the rock band Coldplay. What’s next for Thomas? We hear from David Parker, ESA Director of Human and Robotic Exploration, to discuss upcoming missions, including sending humans back to the Moon.

Duration 00:30:00
16:30

Looking farther into the Universe - the Webb quest

Some 1.5 million kilometres away from Earth, the James Webb telescope is undergoing a complex deployment that will soon enable it to start looking into the universe. Launched in December last year, Webb is the largest, most powerful telescope ever built and it will revolutionise our understanding of our the cosmos – from the formation of stars and planets, to the birth of the first galaxies. With its iconic astronomical mirrors, how is Webb a telescope? And how will it unlock the secrets of the early universe? Join ESA astronomers Mark McCaughrean and Giovanna Giardino to discover more.

Duration 01:00:00
17:30

El espacio en español – Space in Spanish

Entérate sobre las actividades espaciales europeas en español con nuestro programa. No te pierdas al astronauta de la ESA Matthias Maurer entrenando para un paseo espacial. Aprende sobre cómo los satélites ayudan a monitorear el cambio climático; cómo la Agencia Espacial Europea busca señales de vida en Marte. Y, por último, en colaboración con El Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI), descubre cómo España contribuye a la industria espacial.

Duration 00:30:00
18:00

Space Round Up: the latest news

Our round-up of the latest news happening in space and in Europe: check up on the most powerful telescope ever built, the James Webb Space Telescope which – positioned some 1.5 million km away from Earth – is getting ready to send us its first images of the Universe. Explore how humans are preparing to return to the Moon, for the first time since 1972 with the Artemis mission. Get an update on life on the International Space Station where two ESA astronauts crossed paths briefly. We ask how the new astronaut selection process is developing, as the lucky successful candidates will be announced later in the autumn. And at the end of our programme, we look at some of the launchpads which are being prepared for the inaugural flight of the new Vega-C rocket, as well as Ariane 6.

Duration 00:30:00
18:30

ISS lifestyle

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

Duration 00:30:00
19:00

Flying missions

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

Duration 00:30:00
19:30

What’s space got to do with it?

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

Duration 00:30:00
20:00

Space out

Relax with a selection of dazzling imagery from space.

Duration 04:00:00
01:00

Wake up in space

Start your day with spectacular imagery from space.

Duration 07:00:00
08:00

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
08:30

Health and fitness

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

Duration 00:30:00
09:00

Earth from space

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

Duration 00:30:00
09:30

Looking farther into the Universe - the Webb quest

Some 1.5 million kilometres away from Earth, the James Webb telescope is undergoing a complex deployment that will soon enable it to start looking into the universe. Launched in December last year, Webb is the largest, most powerful telescope ever built and it will revolutionise our understanding of our the cosmos – from the formation of stars and planets, to the birth of the first galaxies. With its iconic astronomical mirrors, how is Webb a telescope? And how will it unlock the secrets of the early universe? Join ESA astronomers Mark McCaughrean and Giovanna Giardino to discover more.

Duration 01:00:00
10:30

Dealing with space debris

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

Duration 00:30:00
11:00

Next-generation launchers

The next generation of Europe’s vehicles to space are getting ready to take to the skies. A more powerful version of the Vega launcher, Vega-C, has been developed, while Ariane 6 will enable Europe to maintain leadership in the fast-changing commercial launch service market while responding to the needs of European institutional missions. In this programme, get acquainted with the new Ariane 6 launch complex and have a sneak-peek into some of the testing of the ground equipment. In a short ESA Web TV feature we take you on a tour of Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana, then look back on the success of the Vega programme so far as Vega-C prepares for its maiden flight this year. The two new rockets will ensure Europe’s independent access to space.

Duration 00:30:00
11:30

Connecting and navigating

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

Duration 00:30:00
12:00

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
12:30

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
13:00

ROUGH CUT: Samantha’s launch

Immerse yourself in an astronaut’s journey from Earth to the International Space Station. Rough Cut brings you up close to the key moments of a launch – without the loud music and usual commentaries. Follow ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti as she waves goodbye to her loved ones, steps into the Crew Dragon capsule with three fellow NASA astronauts and feels the first effects of the launch and weightlessness. Stay with her when she finally enters the hatch of the International Space Station after a transit of just under 24 hours, and greets another ESA astronaut, Matthias Maurer – all in zero gravity.

Duration 00:15:00
13:15

Hiring astronauts!

Who wants to join the next class of ESA astronauts? More than 23 000 people do: that’s a record number of applicants for the vacancy notice published last year. Out of all these applications, 1361 people have been invited to phase two of the selection. It’s a rare opportunity: ESA is recruiting four to six new astronauts for the first time since 2008. So, what’s the recruitment process? How long will it take to hire and train the next generation of astronauts? Watch this programme to learn more. ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet shares his best tips for the recruitment process and we catch up with Guillaume Weerts, ESA Head of Space Medicine, to get a fresh update on the selection.

Duration 00:15:00
13:30

Celebrating 20 years of ESA astronauts on the ISS

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

Duration 00:30:00
14:00

ISS lifestyle

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

Duration 00:30:00
14:30

Leadership at Mission Control

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

Duration 01:00:00
15:30

Back from the stars with Thomas Pesquet

After spending almost 200 days on the International Space Station and setting a new European record for spacewalks, Thomas Pesquet is now back on Earth! Early November, the ESA astronaut returned to our planet on board a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, bringing his Alpha Mission to an end – although the research continues. In this programme, we look back on his second mission in space and get an exclusive interview with Thomas, freshly landed on European soil. Highlights also include the conversations he held from space with French President Emmanuel Macron, as well as with the rock band Coldplay. What’s next for Thomas? We hear from David Parker, ESA Director of Human and Robotic Exploration, to discuss upcoming missions, including sending humans back to the Moon.

Duration 00:30:00
16:00

James Webb Space telescope first images release

Join us live as the first images of the largest, most powerful telescope ever sent into space are being released one by one. The programme will start at 16:00 CEST with leaders from NASA, ESA and CSA introducing this special event and the first images will be released from 16:30 CEST onwards with expert commentary. A joint media briefing will follow at 18:00 CEST.

Duration 02:30:00
18:30

Thanks for watching

Thanks for joining us for this live event. Be sure to stay tuned for more exciting programming here on ESA Web TV.

Duration 00:15:00
18:45

ROUGH CUT: Melt

Last summer, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano joined climate experts and glaciologists for an expedition on the Gorner Glacier in Switzerland – one of the biggest ice masses in the Alps. Its aim? To learn how rising global temperatures are taking their toll on glaciers like the Gorner. In this special episode of Rough Cut, you’ll get a peek behind the filming of the expedition. No music, no commentary, minimal editing: join us on the paths and just soak in the surrounding beauty.

Duration 00:15:00
19:00

The making of JUICE

In this special programme, filmmaker Maarten Roos takes you behind the scenes of a very special mission called JUICE. It isn’t about the liquid element you extract from fruits, but the one present around the largest planet in our solar system : Jupiter ! Its moons are thought to harbour vast quantities of water below their icy surface. A new spacecraft developed by ESA will enable us to explore the gas giant and better understand the habitability of these icy worlds. Blasting off in 2022, the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) will study the planet and three of its largest moons: Ganymede, Callisto and Europa. In this atmospheric documentary, follow the building of the spacecraft and hear from the people involved.

Duration 00:30:00
19:30

Working at ESA

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

Duration 00:30:00
20:00

Space out

Relax with a selection of dazzling imagery from space.

Duration 04:00:00
01:00

Wake up in space

Start your day with spectacular imagery from space.

Duration 07:00:00
08:00

Discover space with Paxi

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

Duration 00:30:00
08:30

Dealing with space debris

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

Duration 00:30:00
09:00

Back from the stars with Thomas Pesquet

After spending almost 200 days on the International Space Station and setting a new European record for spacewalks, Thomas Pesquet is now back on Earth! Early November, the ESA astronaut returned to our planet on board a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, bringing his Alpha Mission to an end – although the research continues. In this programme, we look back on his second mission in space and get an exclusive interview with Thomas, freshly landed on European soil. Highlights also include the conversations he held from space with French President Emmanuel Macron, as well as with the rock band Coldplay. What’s next for Thomas? We hear from David Parker, ESA Director of Human and Robotic Exploration, to discuss upcoming missions, including sending humans back to the Moon.

Duration 00:30:00
09:30

Celebrating 20 years of ESA astronauts on the ISS

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

Duration 00:30:00
10:00

Espace en français – Space in French

Toutes les activités spatiales européennes, en français. Dans ce programme, suivez les préparatifs de Thomas Pesquet pour sa mission Alpha et son envol vers la Station Spatiale Internationale (ISS), où il restera jusqu’à l’automne 2021. Thomas vous fait visiter la station en français et répond aux questions des journalistes. Vous aimez les astronautes et les datas ? Ne manquez pas, dans ce programme, quatre épisodes de la série animée ‘Dastronautes’ réalisée par le Centre National d’Études Spatial (CNES). Au menu également, le Centre français répond à la question : est-ce la fin de l’SS ? Les activités de l’ESA dans le domaine climatique et de la recherche de vie sur Mars sont éclairées par des reportages Euronews/ESA. Et on vous dit tout sur le problème des débris dans l’espace - car pour garantir l’accès à l’espace pour les générations futures, il est temps d’agir !

Duration 01:00:00
11:00

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
11:30

Looking farther into the Universe - the Webb quest

Some 1.5 million kilometres away from Earth, the James Webb telescope is undergoing a complex deployment that will soon enable it to start looking into the universe. Launched in December last year, Webb is the largest, most powerful telescope ever built and it will revolutionise our understanding of our the cosmos – from the formation of stars and planets, to the birth of the first galaxies. With its iconic astronomical mirrors, how is Webb a telescope? And how will it unlock the secrets of the early universe? Join ESA astronomers Mark McCaughrean and Giovanna Giardino to discover more.

Duration 01:00:00
12:30

El espacio en español – Space in Spanish

Entérate sobre las actividades espaciales europeas en español con nuestro programa. No te pierdas al astronauta de la ESA Matthias Maurer entrenando para un paseo espacial. Aprende sobre cómo los satélites ayudan a monitorear el cambio climático; cómo la Agencia Espacial Europea busca señales de vida en Marte. Y, por último, en colaboración con El Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI), descubre cómo España contribuye a la industria espacial.

Duration 00:30:00
13:00

ROUGH CUT: Melt

Last summer, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano joined climate experts and glaciologists for an expedition on the Gorner Glacier in Switzerland – one of the biggest ice masses in the Alps. Its aim? To learn how rising global temperatures are taking their toll on glaciers like the Gorner. In this special episode of Rough Cut, you’ll get a peek behind the filming of the expedition. No music, no commentary, minimal editing: join us on the paths and just soak in the surrounding beauty.

Duration 00:15:00
13:15

Hiring astronauts!

Who wants to join the next class of ESA astronauts? More than 23 000 people do: that’s a record number of applicants for the vacancy notice published last year. Out of all these applications, 1361 people have been invited to phase two of the selection. It’s a rare opportunity: ESA is recruiting four to six new astronauts for the first time since 2008. So, what’s the recruitment process? How long will it take to hire and train the next generation of astronauts? Watch this programme to learn more. ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet shares his best tips for the recruitment process and we catch up with Guillaume Weerts, ESA Head of Space Medicine, to get a fresh update on the selection.

Duration 00:15:00
13:30

The making of JUICE

In this special programme, filmmaker Maarten Roos takes you behind the scenes of a very special mission called JUICE. It isn’t about the liquid element you extract from fruits, but the one present around the largest planet in our solar system : Jupiter ! Its moons are thought to harbour vast quantities of water below their icy surface. A new spacecraft developed by ESA will enable us to explore the gas giant and better understand the habitability of these icy worlds. Blasting off in 2022, the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) will study the planet and three of its largest moons: Ganymede, Callisto and Europa. In this atmospheric documentary, follow the building of the spacecraft and hear from the people involved.

Duration 00:30:00
14:00

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
14:30

Meet the experts

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

Duration 01:00:00
15:30

Earth from space

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

Duration 00:30:00
16:00

Next-generation launchers

The next generation of Europe’s vehicles to space are getting ready to take to the skies. A more powerful version of the Vega launcher, Vega-C, has been developed, while Ariane 6 will enable Europe to maintain leadership in the fast-changing commercial launch service market while responding to the needs of European institutional missions. In this programme, get acquainted with the new Ariane 6 launch complex and have a sneak-peek into some of the testing of the ground equipment. In a short ESA Web TV feature we take you on a tour of Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana, then look back on the success of the Vega programme so far as Vega-C prepares for its maiden flight this year. The two new rockets will ensure Europe’s independent access to space.

Duration 00:30:00
16:30

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
17:30

Astronaut coffee break

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

Duration 00:30:00
18:00

Space Round Up: the latest news

Our round-up of the latest news happening in space and in Europe: check up on the most powerful telescope ever built, the James Webb Space Telescope which – positioned some 1.5 million km away from Earth – is getting ready to send us its first images of the Universe. Explore how humans are preparing to return to the Moon, for the first time since 1972 with the Artemis mission. Get an update on life on the International Space Station where two ESA astronauts crossed paths briefly. We ask how the new astronaut selection process is developing, as the lucky successful candidates will be announced later in the autumn. And at the end of our programme, we look at some of the launchpads which are being prepared for the inaugural flight of the new Vega-C rocket, as well as Ariane 6.

Duration 00:30:00
18:30

ISS Lifestyle

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

Duration 00:15:00
18:45

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
19:45

Space out

Relax with a selection of dazzling imagery from space.

Duration 04:00:00