European Space Agency

Image: Test driving remote-control rover

A team at ESA's Space Operations Centre, ESOC, in Darmstadt, Darmstadt are seen here maintaining the link between a simulated astronaut on the International Space Station and the agency's Eurobot rover. The ...

Jul 15, 2014
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Venus Express rises again

(Phys.org) —After a month surfing in and out of the atmosphere of Venus down to just 130 km from the planet's surface, ESA's Venus Express is about to embark on a 15 day climb up to the lofty heights of ...

Jul 14, 2014
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Forces of martian nature

The surface of Mars is pocked and scarred with giant impact craters and rocky ridges, as shown in this new image from ESA's Mars Express that borders the giant Hellas basin in the planet's southern hemisphere.The ...

Jul 11, 2014
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ESA image: The eye of super typhoon Neoguri

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is sharing his incredible views from 400 km above on the International Space Station. In the last week the six astronauts witnessed Hurricane Arthur terrorise the US east coast, ...

Jul 09, 2014
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Image: Rosetta bids farewell to Lutetia

(Phys.org) —This ethereal image shows a stunning sliver of large main-belt asteroid Lutetia from the viewpoint of ESA's Rosetta spacecraft, taken as Rosetta passed by on its 10-year voyage towards comet ...

Jul 08, 2014
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Image: Unboxing IXV spaceplane

The moment when ESA's IXV Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle is removed from its protective container, safely inside the cleanroom environment of the Agency's Technical Centre.

Jul 02, 2014
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