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Metal Fuels. We research. You benefit.

Metal Fuels. We research. You benefit.

Video: 00:07:30 Did you know that in microgravity we are preparing one of the most promising fuels for the future? Microgravity is helping to find answers and models to refine the processes needed to efficiently burn solid fuel like iron dust. Are we witnessing the raise of a new “Iron Age”? Could we use metal […]

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Earth from Space: Tanezrouft

Earth from Space: Tanezrouft

Video: 00:02:50 In this week’s edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission  takes us over the Tanezrouft Basin – one of the most desolate parts of the Sahara Desert. See also Tanezrouft Basin  to download the image. To source

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The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Tanezrouft Basin – one of the most desolate parts of the Sahara Desert.

Tanezrouft Basin

Image: The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Tanezrouft Basin – one of the most desolate parts of the Sahara Desert. To source

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Director General's annual press conference

Video: 01:36:00 A replay of our start-of-year press conference with ESA Director General Jan Wörner, future Director General Josef Aschbacher and other ESA Directors, held online on Thursday, 14 January 2021. They looked ahead at Europe’s space activities in 2021 and answered questions from media. Highlights in 2021 include two ESA astronauts flying to the […]

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Director General’s annual press conference 2021

Director General’s annual press conference 2021

Join our start-of-year press conference with ESA Director General Jan Wörner and future Director General Josef Aschbacher plus other ESA Directors when they meet online on Thursday, 14 January 2021. The event starts at 09:30 GMT / 10:30 CET. Watch live on #ESAwebTV . To source

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Spain’s chilly blanket

Image: The heavy snowfall that hit Spain a few days ago still lies heavy across much of the country as this Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite image shows. To source

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This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image of Madrid in Spain appears to have been taken in black and white. In fact, it is a true-colour image – but the heaviest snowfall in 50 years has blanketed the region, turning the landscape white.

Madrid snowbound

Image: This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image of Madrid in Spain appears to have been taken in black and white. In fact, it is a true-colour image – but the heaviest snowfall in 50 years has blanketed the region, turning the landscape white. To source

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Pool preps

Pool preps

Image: Prepping for a spacewalk typically means diving underwater to rehearse and fine-tune operations. In 2016, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst performed such an underwater rehearsal for the Colka high speed radio , the brown box imaged above, that will be installed this month on the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover […]

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