ATV to bid farewell to space station for last time
ESA's last Automated Transfer Vehicle will leave the International Space Station on Saturday for its final solo voyage, setting course for a fiery demise that will mark the end of its mission and the programme.
Image: The icy cap at Mars' south pole
Swirls of chocolate, caramel and cream – this image is definitely one to trigger sweet-toothed cravings. Smooth cream-coloured plateaus surrounded by cocoa-dusted ridges interspersed with caramel-hued streaks ...
Latest Galileo satellites reach launch site
Another two Galileo satellites have touched down in French Guiana ready to take their place in Europe's satellite navigation constellation.
Camera to record doomed ATV's disintegration from inside
Next Monday, ESA astronaut Samantha Christoforetti will float into Europe's space ferry to install a special infrared camera, set to capture unique interior views of the spacecraft's break-up on reentry.
What's new about Europe's reentry mission?
ESA's experimental spaceplane, poised for liftoff on Vega, is set to showcase the latest technologies and critical systems to extend Europe's capability for space exploration.
Image: Lisbon, Portugal from orbit
This image from Sentinel-1A's radar shows the metropolitan area of Portugal's capital, Lisbon.
Rosetta swoops in for a close encounter
ESA's Rosetta probe is preparing to make a close encounter with its comet on 14 February, passing just 6 km from the surface.
FLEX mission could identify invisible stress in vegetation
Field experiments have shown how ESA's potential FLEX mission could identify vegetation that is suffering degrees of stress invisible to the naked eye.
Video: Testing technologies for Europe's Intermediate Experimental Vehicle
IXV, Europe's Intermediate Experimental Vehicle, will soon be launched by Vega into a suborbital path.
Image: ESA's Vega rocket with IXV payload
ESA's Vega rocket, with IXV on top, now awaits its fourth flight with liftoff on 11 February at 13:00 GMT (14:00 CET) from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
Image: XMM-Newton and Hubble view of Jupiter's ghost
Names of astronomical objects are often ambiguous, especially when the historical designation of a certain class of celestial body preceded their physical understanding and was based on their appearance in ...
Planck: Gravitational waves remain elusive
Despite earlier reports of a possible detection, a joint analysis of data from ESA's Planck satellite and the ground-based BICEP2 and Keck Array experiments has found no conclusive evidence of primordial ...
Image: Corsican waters from space
The Mediterranean Sea's most mountainous island, Corsica, dominates this image from the Landsat-8 satellite.
Picasso CubeSat to investigate upper layers of the atmostphere
The PICosatellite for Atmospheric and Space Science Observations (Picasso) CubeSat, designed to investigate the upper layers of Earth's atmosphere.