Spire CEO Peter Platzer, second from left, and Planet CEO Will Marshall, third from left, spoke Nov. 12 at  ESA's PhiWeek in Frascati, Italy. Credit: ESA video still
Space Rider aims to provide Europe with an affordable, independent, reusable end-to-end integrated space transportation system for routine access and return from low orbit. It will be used to transport payloads for an array of applications, orbit altitudes and inclinations. Credit: ESA
Josef Aschbacher, ESA’s director for Earth observation programs
Soyuz VS07, used to launch Europe's Sentinel-1 satellite in 2014 from the European Spaceport in French Guiana. Credit: Credit: ESA–S. Corvaja.
ESA’s ministers in charge of space activities convened at an Intermediate Ministerial Meeting at ESA’s European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in  Madrid, Spain, Oct. 25.  The Intermediate Ministerial Meeting is a milestone on the road to Space19+, ESA’s next Council at ministerial level which will be held in Seville, Spain, in November 2019.  Credit: ESA
Thales Meteosat ESA
BepiColombo Ariane 5 launch
The impact of an Oct. 11 crewed Soyuz rocket anomaly on Europeanized Soyuz rockets operated by Arianespace is still unclear. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Galileo, Europe’s constellation of positioning, navigation and timing satellites, currently consists of 22 spacecraft with four more launching this year. Credit: ESA
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Enders IAC
Orion service module
International Space Station as seen from Space Shuttle Atlantis in this July 2011 photograph. Credit: NASA
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The first wind data from ESA’s Aeolus satellite released Sept. 12 shows three quarters of one orbit. The image shows large-scale easterly and westerly winds between Earth’s surface and the lower stratosphere, including jet streams. As the satellite orbits from the Arctic towards the Antarctic, it senses, for example, strong westerly wind streams at mid latitudes (shown in blue). Closer to Antarctic, Aeolus senses strong westerly winds circling the Antarctic continent in the troposphere and stratosphere (shown in blue left of Antarctica and in red right of Antarctica.) Credit: ESA
Vega Aeolus VV12

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