How ESA technology contributes to worldwide water security

Whilst demand for fresh water is increasing, water sources are becoming depleted and polluted. With the Global Water Partnership believing that sustainable development will not be achieved without a water secure world, can we look to space to solve our water security problems on Earth? Recycling water on the International Space Station The more that Read More

ESA: New podcast episode: Columbus’ launch to orbit

The latest episode of ESA Explores podcast series ‘Time and Space’ series is out now, with a focus on the launch of Europe’s Columbus laboratory. Columbus is ESA’s science and research laboratory on the International Space Station. It is ESA’s largest single contribution to the orbital outpost and was also the first permanent European research Read More

ESA’s technical heart

Enabling & Support A replica of Europe's first radar satellite ERS-1 stands beside the entrance of ESA's largest establishment and technical heart: ESTEC, the European Space Research and Technology Centre, in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, essential testing for future space missions continues in ESTEC's laboratories and its full-sized satellite Test Centre. ESA-G. Porter Read More

Ten years of safer skies with Europe’s other satellite navigation system

With 26 satellites in orbit and more than two billion receivers in use, Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system has made a massive impact. But our continent has another satnav system that has been providing safety-of-life services for ten years now – chances are that you’ve benefited from it without noticing. EGNOS Its name is EGNOS, Read More

ESA Impact – March 2021 Council edition

Welcome to the March Council edition of ESA Impact, an interactive showcase of the best images and videos from the past few months. This edition of ESA Impact brings you icy images from our Earth observation missions, insights into space debris, and other stunning pictures including Mars Express studies for last month's Mars landing. Don’t Read More

Watch the Climate Detectives “Ask A Scientist” 2021 Webinar

Learn more about Earth's climate in this engaging webinar with Beniamino Abis from ESA-ESRIN. Beniamino was invited by ESA Education to talk to the students participating in the Climate Detectives school project and help them understand the role of forests in our planet’s climate,  and how Earth observation satellites work.  In the webinar, Beniamino explains in Read More