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Second Space Station mission for Alexander Gerst begins8 June 2018 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst arrived at the International Space Station this morning together with NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos commander Sergei Prokopyev, marking the start of Alexander’s Horizons mission.
The European Space Agency welcomes European Commission's propo...6 June 2018 In its Press Release published today, the European Commission proposes a long-term EU Budget 2021–27 devoting €16 billion for space activities.
Call for media: 20th anniversary of the Baveno Manifesto, 20-2...30 May 2018 On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the signature of the Baveno Manifesto, a special event has been organised by the European Commission in partnership with ESA and with the support of the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research.
Call for media: follow the launch of ESA astronaut Alexander G...22 May 2018 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will be launched into space on 6 June at 11:12 GMT (13:12 CEST) alongside Roscosmos commanderSergei Prokopyev and NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor.
Storm hunter in position13 April 2018
Storm hunter in position13 April 2018 The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor, also known as the Space Storm Hunter, was installed today outside the European space laboratory Columbus.
Swarm tracks elusive ocean magnetism10 April 2018
Swarm tracks elusive ocean magnetism10 April 2018 The magnetic field is arguably one of the most mysterious features of our planet. ESA’s Swarm mission is continually yielding more insight into how our protective shield is generated, how it behaves and how it is changing. Adding yet another string to...
ExoMars poised to start science mission 09 April 2018
ExoMars poised to start science mission 09 April 2018 The ExoMars orbiter will soon begin its search for gases that may be linked to active geological or biological activity on the Red Planet.
ESA reentry expertise30 March 2018
ESA reentry expertise30 March 2018 Every week, on average, a substantial, inert satellite drops into our atmosphere and burns up. Monitoring these reentries and warning European civil authorities has become routine work for ESA’s space debris experts.
The Viking, the dragon and the god of thunder30 March 2018
The Viking, the dragon and the god of thunder30 March 2018 Scandinavian mythology stories are rich in fantastic creatures, and a Nordic astronaut is about to write a new chapter as Space Viking Andreas Mogensen monitors the arrival of the Dragon cargo vessel at the International Space Station next week. The p...
A space window to electrifying science 26 March 2018
A space window to electrifying science 26 March 2018 Lightning triggers powerful electrical bursts in Earth’s atmosphere almost every second. The inner workings of these magnificent forces of nature are still unknown, but a rare observation by an ESA astronaut gave a boost to the science community. A Eu...