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Improve the Space Station tour

ESA published a full street-view tour of the International Space Station to explore with video explanations from astronauts and links to websites: Your browser does not support iframes. But, perhaps this can be improved? We want your...

Ariane VA 224 on the launchpad. Credit: ESA-CNES-ARIANESPACE / Photo Optique Vidéo CSG

MSG-4 launch timeline

In a 37-minute window starting at 21:42 GMT (23:42 CEST) on 15 July, Europe’s fourth and final Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) satellite will ride into space.

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How Europe landed on a comet

A fabulous presentation at TEDxLiège by ESA's Sylvain Lodiot, the Spacecraft Operations Manager for Rosetta at ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany.

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Sentinel-2A completes critical first days in space

Last night marked the end of Sentinel-2A's first three days in space, which saw teams on the ground working around the clock to ensure the spacecraft is ready for its 'colour vision' mission. Delivery into orbit marked...

Proba SWAP 26 June Credit: ESA/Proba/Swap/SIDC

Severe geomagnetic storm – update

A short update on space weather status from Juha-Pekka Luntama, responsible for space weather activities at ESA's Space Situational Awareness programme office at ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany. As of yesterday, Earth was still within the plasma cloud of...

The winning team: very happy people right after the award ceremony Credit: CROPP Team
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Roman students win global Space Apps Award

The Space Apps Challenge event provided many excellent projects again this year, and a team in the ESA-supported Rome event location is among the big winners. In May 2015, the CROPP land-monitoring  project received the ‘Galactic Impact’...

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New services in ESA’s Space Weather website

ESA's space weather services website (http://swe.ssa.esa.int) has deployed three new servicesproviding information and data to the space weather user community. These are: 24-hour forecasts of major solar flares Tailored services designed to support resource exploitation in the...

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Severe geomagnetic storm

Update provided yesterday afternoon by Juha-Pekka Luntama, responsible for space weather activities at ESA's Space Situational Awareness programme office at ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany. We are currently in the middle of a period of high solar activity, and...

Perth station Credit: ESA CC BY-SA IGO 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/igo/

Double duty for ESA’s Perth station

If you've read the detailed timeline for Sentinel-2A launch on 23 June, you will have noticed an interesting set of entries for Perth towards the end, namely: MET 50:29 - Earliest AOS Vega - PER AOS VEGA...