The European Space Agency is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe. ESA has 17 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.
European Space Agency (ESA)
Resource for European launchers, space science, telecommunications, Earth observation, and manned spaceflight. Updated information on launches, spacecraft in orbit, and events.
A kid friendly website from the European Space Agency offering space related information, games, quizzes, and photos.
ESA Spacecraft Operations
ESOC, the European Space Operations Centre, is situated in Darmstadt, Germany and is responsible for controlling ESA satellites using a sophisticated array of mission control systems.
ESTRACK Tracking Stations
The ESA tracking stations network, ESTRACK, is a worldwide system of ground stations providing links between satellites in orbit and the ESA Operations Control Centre at ESOC.
European Centre for Space Law
ECSL aims to build up and spread an understanding of the legal framework relevant to space activities. Includes details of charter and publications, with newsletter and database.
European Space Policy Institute
ESPI aims to provide decision-makers with an independent view and analysis on mid- to longterm issues relevant to the use of space.
ESA's Human Spaceflight site features the latest news in astronauts, the International Space Station (ISS), research in space, and education.
Find information about the Ariane launch vehicle, Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, and launcher technology.
Features the latest news on space-based navigation systems and Galileo and EGNOS.
Observing the Earth
Features the latest news on missions and satellites of the European Space Agency, with images and animations from previous journeys.
Features news and resources to inspire the general public and inform the media on the latest discoveries in space exploration, the search for life on other planets, and the origins of the universe.
Features regularly updated news on European telecommunication satellites and the latest developments regarding Artemis and ARTES.
Last update:October 20, 2015 at 14:41:26 UTC