The European Space Agency (ESA) is an international organization with 18 member states headquartered in Paris, France with the purpose of combining talent, resources and funds to undertake space programs, study Earth, the Solar System and the Universe. The annual budget for ESA is over $3.5 billion. The primary member states are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In addition, Canada, Hungary, Romania operate under a cooperative agreement. Estonia and Slovenia have recently entered into a cooperative agreement.
An icy close-up view of part of Russia's Lena River Delta acquired by ESA's veteran Proba-1 microsatellite, celebrating 15 years in orbit.
A high-resolution image taken by a NASA Mars orbiter this week reveals further details of the area where the ExoMars Schiaparelli module ended up following its descent on 19 October.
Today, ESA has invited European scientists to propose concepts for the third large mission in its science programme, to study the gravitational Universe.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be related to ESA's ExoMars Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing technology demonstrator module.
Part of Nepal including its capital city, Kathmandu, and the Himalayan foothills are pictured in this satellite image.
Essential data from the ExoMars Schiaparelli lander sent to its mothership Trace Gas Orbiter during the module's descent to the Red Planet's surface yesterday has been downlinked to Earth and is currently being analysed by ...
ESA's Proba-V minisatellite gives a false-colour view of circular fields fed by underground water resource in the mist of the desert.
Mars as seen by the webcam on ESA's Mars Express orbiter on 16 October 2016, as another mission, ExoMars, is about to reach the Red Planet.
Next week, ESA's ExoMars has just a single chance to get captured by Mars' gravity. The spacecraft and the mission controllers who will make it so are ready for arrival.
On 10 October, ESA's deep-space radio dish in Cebreros, Spain, transmitted an 866 sec interstellar message towards the North Star as part of the international "A Simple Response" project.