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  • NanoMagSat and Tango Scout missions get go-ahead

    Further embracing the New Space era, ESA is to develop two new Scout satellites: NanoMagSat and Tango. NanoMagSat will measure Earth’s magnetic field to help assess space weather hazards and continue on from ESA’s current Swarm mission. Tango will measure greenhouse-gas emissions from human activity and complements the upcoming Copernicus Carbon Dioxide Monitoring mission and the Sentinel-5 mission, as well as the current Sentinel-5P mission.

  • PLD Space gets even more Boost!
  • ERS-2 spotted by other satellites during descent
  • The place to film 'space'

    It's 'Lights, camera and... action!' for ESA as the agency launches Film ESA, a dedicated film location guide.

  • Tobago oil spill

    Image: Before and after satellite images from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission show the scale of the oil spill that occurred off the shores of Trinidad and Tobago’s coastline earlier this week.

  • Earth from Space: Côte d'Ivoire

    Image: The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Côte d'Ivoire in western Africa.

  • What does a warming Arctic mean for the future?

    Video: 00:12:27 The Arctic is experiencing disproportionately higher temperature increases compared to the rest of the planet, triggering a series of cascading effects. This rapid warming has profound implications for global climate patterns, human populations and wildlife.The Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer mission (CIMR) will provide measurements to decision makers with evidence of change and impact in the polar regions – with a focus on the Arctic.The mission has the largest radiometer developed by ESA and will provide high-resolution measurements related to sea ice, the ocean, snow and ice-sheet surfaces. This will be crucial in understanding the evolution of the climate in the polar region.CIMR is one of six Copernicus Sentinel Expansion missions that ESA is developing on behalf of the EU. The missions will expand the current capabilities of the Copernicus Space Component – the world’s biggest supplier of Earth observation data.This video features interviews with Craig Donlon, CIMR Mission Scientist, Rolv Midthassel, CIMR Payload Manager, Claudio Galeazzi, CIMR Project Manager, Mariel Triggianese, CIMR Satellite Engineering and AIV Manager, and Marcello Sallusti, CIMR System Performance and Operations Manager.In the meantime Craig has changed his role but will retain his position as Mission Scientist.

  • Huginn - leading the Space Station

    Huginn - leading the Space Station Huginn

  • Space awaits you! More ESA vacancies open for applications

    In March, we announced that 2023 would see the publication of over 300 vacancies at ESA. New vacancies keep being published as we continue our search for talented and motivated professionals to join our teams across Europe and support our mission of the peaceful exploration of space for the benefit of everyone. Could ESA be the next step in your career? Read more to find out!

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  • NASA Selects University Teams to Explore Innovative Aeronautical Research
    by Jim Banke

    NASA has selected another five university teams to participate in real-world aviation research challenges that could help transform flight in the skies above our communities.

  • Become a SunSketcher, and Help Measure the Shape of the Sun!

    What shape Is the Sun? Hint: it’s not perfectly round! Knowing precisely how the Sun’s shape deviates from a sphere can teach us about its interior and test theories of gravity. You can help measure the Sun’s shape by joining the SunSketcher project! During the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, we need help from volunteers

  • NASA Sets Coverage of First US Uncrewed Commercial Moon Landing
    by Tiernan P. Doyle

    As part of NASA’s CLPS (Commercial Lunar Payload Services) initiative and Artemis campaign, Intuitive Machines is targeting no earlier than 5:49 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 22, to land their Odysseus lunar lander near Malapert A in the South Pole region of the Moon. Live landing coverage will air on NASA+, NASA Television, the NASA app,

  • NASA Tech Tuesday: Seeing is Communicating
    by Andrew Wagner

    Eye-tracking technology supported by NASA makes ‘talking’ possible for people who can’t.

  • Annual Highlights of Results 2023: Introduction and Analyses
    by Ana Guzman

    After 25 years of international collaboration operating the largest and most technologically advanced laboratory in low Earth orbit, the current decade of research results has seen thousands of researchers around the world completing their investigations, analyzing their data, and publishing their findings. Through close examination of station client feedback obtained since 2002, station program managers,

  • 2023 Annual Highlights of Results from the International Space Station
    by Ana Guzman

    The 2023 Annual Highlights of Results from the International Space Station is now available. This new edition contains bibliometric analyses, a list of all the publications documented in fiscal year 2023, and synopses of the most recent and recognized scientific findings from investigations conducted on the space station. These investigations are sponsored by NASA and

  • Renee King: Ensuring Space for Everyone
    by Madison Olson

    Renee King calls herself Goddard Space Flight Center’s conscience: She helps make sure that at NASA Goddard, there truly is space for everyone. Name: Renee KingTitle: Deputy Director of Equal OpportunityFormal Job Classification: Supervisory, Equal Employment Opportunity SpecialistOrganization: Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity (Code 120) What do you do and what is most interesting

  • 55 Years Ago: Five Months Until the Moon Landing
    by Kelli Mars

    Following the success of the Apollo 8 circumlunar mission, NASA believed that it could achieve a Moon landing by the summer of 1969 and meet President John F. Kennedy’s goal. Much work remained to accomplish that objective. Three crews and their backups trained for the next three Apollo missions while workers at NASA’s Kennedy Space

  • NASA-Funded Science Projects Tuning In to ‘Eclipse Radio’

    On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross parts of the United States. For millions of people along the path of totality, where the Moon will completely cover the Sun, it may feel like an eerie daytime darkness has descended as temperatures drop and wind patterns change. But these changes are mild compared

  • NASA-Funded Science Projects Tuning In to ‘Eclipse Radio’

    On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross parts of the United States. For millions of people along the path of totality, where the Moon will completely cover the Sun, it may feel like an eerie daytime darkness has descended as temperatures drop and wind patterns change. But these changes are mild compared