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Record-breaking astronaut returns from six months in orbit

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano returned to Earth today alongside NASA astronaut Christina Koch and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, marking the end of his second six-month ...

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano returns from commanding the Space Station

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is returning to Earth after six months on the International Space Station. He will land with Alexander Skvortsov and Christina Koch in Kazakhstan on ...

Liftoff for Cheops, ESA’s exoplanet mission

ESA’s Cheops mission lifted off on a Soyuz-Fregat launcher from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 09:54:20 CET on 18 December on its exciting mission to characterise ...

Cheops, ESA’s ‘Characterising Exoplanet Satellite’, is scheduled to be launched on a Soyuz-Fregat rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 09:54 CET on 17 December 2019.

Representatives of traditional and social media are invited to apply for accreditation to follow the launch live from ESA’s European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) near Madrid, Sp...

ESA commissions world’s first space debris removal

ClearSpace-1 will be the first space mission to remove an item of debris from orbit, planned for launch in 2025. The mission is being procured as a service contract with a start-up...

ESA ministers commit to biggest ever budget

ESA’s Council at Ministerial Level, Space19+, has concluded in Seville, Spain, with the endorsement of the most ambitious plan to date for the future of ESA and the whole Europea...

The ESA Council at Ministerial Level Space 19+ will take place at FIBES in Seville, Spain, on 27 and 28 November 2019. 

Ministers from the ESA Member States along with Associate Member Slovenia and Cooperating State Canada will meet to discuss future space activities for Europe and particularly, the...

Quirinale – Il Presidente Sergio Mattarella si è collegato in diretta con l’astronauta Luca Parmitano comandante della Stazione Spaziale Internazionale (ISS)

Il Presidente della Repubblica, Sergio Mattarella, si è collegato con il Comandante della Stazione Spaziale Internazionale, l'astronauta dell'ESA Luca Parmitano, impegnato nella mi...

Talking Space with the Next Generation in Europe

As World Space Week (4-10 October) approaches, ESA invites the next generation of space professionals to give their opinions about the future of space.  As part of this year’s Euro...

New European Space Agency mission will add to climate knowledge

A new European mission, the Far-infrared Outgoing Radiation Understanding and Monitoring mission, or FORUM, will add a crucial measurement to help our understanding of Earth’s chan...