Expedition 60 with their Soyuz

In the Integration Building at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 60 crewmembers Drew Morgan of…

The Moon camera

Which camera to send to the Moon? The iconic images taken with the Hasselblad 500 series…

Angelic halo orbit chosen for humankind’s first lunar outpost

Mission planners at NASA and ESA’s Operations Centre (ESOC) have spent months debating the pros and…

Soyuz selfie

In the Integration Building at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 60 crewmembers Drew Morgan of…

Revealing the galactic bar

This colour chart shows the distribution of 150 million stars in the Milky Way probed using…

EDRS-C SpaceData Highway

Kourou, French Guiana, at Europe’s spaceport the EDRS-C satellite is being prepared for launch. Soon this…

Space harpoon testing

Testing the firing of an orbital harpoon intended to secure derelict satellites for disposal. In recent…

Galactic Cherry Blossom

The galaxy NGC 1156 resembles a delicate cherry blossom tree flowering in springtime in this Hubble Picture…

The Beyond Mission

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is about to be launched to the International Space Station from the…

Earth from space: Mount Fuji

In this week’s edition of the Earth from Space programme, Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us over the…