Webb reveals intricate networks of gas and dust in nearby galaxies

Researchers using the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope are getting their first look at star formation, gas, and dust in nearby galaxies with unprecedented resolution at infrared wavelengths. The data have enabled an initial collection of 21 research papers which provide new insight into how some of the smallest-scale processes in the Universe — the beginnings of Read More

ENAIRE selects the winning ideas of its Business Ideas Competition in Air Traffic Management

They will be developed between February and April ● This first edition received 22 valid ideas ● The Jury has selected the five ideas that will take part in the incubation programme ● Of the five ideas selected, the three with the highest scores received prizes of 5,000, 3,000 and 1,000 euros ● In a Read More

Satellite data now used for road infrastructure safety in Italy

A new ground motion service utilising Copernicus satellite data is being used by the Italian road agency to detect and monitor unstable ground – helping improve nationwide road infrastructure safety. The design and construction of roads and motorways are strongly affected by any movement taking place on the ground. Italy is particularly subject to unexpected Read More

Acoustic inspection

How does ESA tell if candidate components for future missions have the right stuff for space? First they undergo rigorous ‘environmental testing’ – such as sustained exposure to vacuum, temperature extremes or vibration. Then the resulting condition of a test item is assessed with powerful analytical tools, such as this acoustic microscope. Part of ESA’s Read More

Satellites support impact assessment after Türkiye–Syria earthquakes

Applications Türkiye and Syria are reeling from one of the worst earthquakes to strike the region in almost a century. Tens of thousands of people have been killed with many more injured in this tragedy. Satellite data are being used to help emergency aid organisations, while scientists have begun to analyse ground movement – aiding Read More

Women and girls in science: the team helping to take us to Mars 

ESA celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science  this 11 February, and highlights the story of the first all-female Systems Team in ESA’s Concurrent Design Facility, the place where ideas for new space missions, systems and structures take definite shape. Meet the team behind the Mars Transit Habitat study that will be Read More

Juice on final stretch for launch to Jupiter

ESA’s mission to explore Jupiter and its largest moons has safely arrived at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, where final preparations for its April launch are now underway. The Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer – better known as Juice – arrived on 8 February at Félix Eboué airport in Cayenne by a special Antonov Airlines An-124 Read More