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ESA and Airbus Defence and Space today signed a €177 million contract to develop the Jason-CS / Sentinel-6A satellite mission for Europe's Copernicus programme.

Space Aids Ebola Patients

New antiviral drugs to treat Ebola patients in West Africa have been tested with the help of a transportable diagnostics laboratory developed with ESA's support.

Comet 67P on 15 April 2015

This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken on 15 April 2015 from a distance of 170 km from the comet center.

NavCam mosaic of Comet 67P

This two-image mosaic creates a stunning scene of the Imhotep region on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as seen from a distance of 19.9 km from the comet centre on 28 March 2015.

The Italian French Concordia research station in Antarctica sits in the largest desert in the world.

By combining observations of the distant Universe made with ESA's Herschel and Planck space observatories, cosmologists have discovered what could be the precursors of the vast clusters of galaxies that we see today.

The Colors of Orbit

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took these images from the International Space Station during her six-month mission.

Snagging Derelict Spacecraft With A Net

One of humanity's oldest technologies, the humble fishing net, may yet find a new role in space: bringing down dead satellites.

Protecting Earth From Bad Space Weather

This week's spectacular glowing auroras in the night sky further south than usual highlighted the effect that 'space weather' can have on Earth.

Half a Century of Space Walks

On 18 March 1965 Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov became the first person to perform a spacewalk, when he ventured from his Voskhod spacecraft.

Sam Cristoforetti ‏@AstroSamantha Good night from #space. Buona notte dallo spazio.

A Starfleet Tribute From Orbit

Sam Cristoforetti @AstroSamantha "Of all the souls I have encountered.. his was the most human." Thx @TheRealNimoy for bringing Spock to life for us.

This Envisat image captures Asia's diverse topography, altitude and climate with the snow-sprinkled Himalayan Mountains marking the barrier between the peaks of the Tibetan Plateau (top) in Central Asia and the plains of Nepal, Buthan and India in the Indian subcontinent.

The Last ATV Reenters

ESA's fifth automated cargo ferry completed its mission to the International Space Station today when it reentered the atmosphere and burned up safely over an uninhabited area of the southern Pacific Ocean.

ESA's IXV Integrated With Vega Launcher

ESA's IXV unmanned spaceplane is installed inside Vega's protective fairing at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

This four-image mosaic comprises images taken from a distance of 28.0 km from the centre of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 31 January.

Next Monday, ESA astronaut Samantha Christoforetti will float into Europe's space ferry to install a special infrared camera, set to capture unique interior views of the spacecraft's break-up on reentry.

Planck Reveals First Stars Were Born Late

New maps from ESA's Planck satellite uncover the 'polarised' light from the early Universe across the entire sky, revealing that the first stars formed much later than previously thought.

Sam Cristoforetti‏ - @AstroSamantha - A barren African landscape #HelloEarth

Good night from #space!

@AstroSamantha: Good night from #space!

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