From the Iran nuclear deal to drones: what’s coming up in Strasbourg

The prime minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, comes to Parliament to talk about Europe’s future, while members discuss the Iran nuclear deal, financial assistance for Ukraine, new rules on unmanned aircraft, and reducing CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles.

50 years of ESTEC

On 3 April 1968, the new European Space Technology and Research Centre, ESTEC, was inaugurated by HRHs Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus of the Netherlands.

In the decades since that day, ESTEC has grown into ESA’s largest establishment, and the technical and organisational hub of Europe’s space sector.

Enjoy the story of ESTEC in this video – and try to imagine what the next 50 years might bring!

Earth from Space: Netherlands ice

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web TV virtual studios. Sentinel-2 treats us to a view of rare ice in the Netherlands in this week’s edition.

See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/03/Netherlands_ice to download the image.