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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...

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet becomes patron of Aviation Sans Frontières (ASF)

THOMAS PESQUET becomes a patron of AVIATION SANS FRONTIÈRES The ESA astronaut will make the announcement at a press conference taking place on the first floor of the Eiffel Towe...

Vega flight VV15: findings of the Independent Inquiry Commission’s investigations

The Independent Inquiry Commission, tasked with analysing the failure of Vega Flight VV15, submitted its findings on Wednesday, 4 September. Co-chaired by the Inspector General ...

EDRS-C successfully launched

The second satellite to join the constellation that forms the European Data Relay System (EDRS) was launched by Arianespace on 06 August, hh:mm.  The satellite was launched on boar...

Luca Parmitano returns to the International Space Station

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has arrived at the International Space Station on his 'Beyond' mission, marking the start of Expedition 60. Luca and crewmates NASA astronaut Andrew...