Four mission ideas to compete for Earth Explorer 11

As part of ESA's commitment to develop and build satellite missions that push the boundaries of satellite technology and Earth science, four new mission ideas—Cairt, Nitrosat, Seastar and Wivern—have been selected to ...

Space junk: Houston, we have a problem

When we think of space, we think big and empty but when it comes to Earth's orbit, it's cluttered with millions of pieces of garbage that we call space junk.

Video: Bringing connectivity to the moon

As international teams across the world forge plans to revisit the moon, ESA is elaborating how best to facilitate this exploration.

Earth's cryosphere is vital for everyone

Everything on our planet—the land, the water, the air, people—is connected by the various chemical, physical and biological processes that make up what we call the Earth system.

UK to lead the development of the second Scout mission, HydroGNSS

Following the selection of the first Scout satellite mission last December, ESA has also given the greenlight to start negotiations with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd in the UK to lead the development of the second Scout ...

World-leading CubeSat satellites launched

UNSW Canberra Space's M2 CubeSat satellites successfully launched with Rocket Lab's "They Go Up So Fast' mission from New Zealand earlier today, representing a significant step forward in Australia's sovereign space capabilities.

Antarctica's magnetic link to ancient neighbors

For the first time, an international team of scientists has used magnetic data from ESA's Swarm satellite mission together with aeromagnetic data to help reveal the mysteries of the geology hidden beneath Antarctica's kilometers-thick ...

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