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ESA Deep Space Stations Ready for NASA’s Insight Mars Flight

(ESA) – 4 May 2018 – NASA’s latest mission to Mars begins tomorrow. ESA deep space ground stations in Australia and South America will track the InSight spacecraft on NASA’s

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BepiColombo Gets Green Light for Launch

(ESA INTERNATIONAL) – Europe’s first mission to Mercury will soon be ready for shipping to the spaceport to begin final preparations for launch. The mission passed a major review yesterday, meaning

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Voyage of the Sentinels

(ESA) – Two recent expeditions that took scientists 26 000 km across the Atlantic Ocean have returned critical information to make sure that the Copernicus Sentinel satellites are delivering accurate

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COLONIZING THE MOON – 2016 MINI SPACE DOCUMENTARY

(DEEP SPACE TV) – Published on 7 September, 2016, this interesting mini documentary tries to answer the important question, “why set up outposts on the Moon?”

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How Do You Open the Shutters on the ISS?

(NERDOLOGY) – It’s not something that you might think about every day, but there are some serious engineering challenges to what seem like relatively simple issues, like shuttering a window

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This Is the Last Thing the Rosetta Spacecraft Saw Before It Died

(GIZMODO) – At 6:39 am EDT today, a spacecraft weighing over 2,000 kilograms (4,400 pounds) with the wingspan of a Boeing 747 crashed gently into a comet’s surface, following 13

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Landmark Rosetta Spacecraft Crashed Onto Comet

(RTÉ) – The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft has been crash-landed onto a comet it has been orbiting for the past two years. The collision officially brings to an end

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Europa is Spewing Water Jets

(BBC) – Further evidence has been obtained to show that Jupiter’s icy moon Europa throws jets of water out into space. Scientists first reported the behaviour in 2013 using the

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European Space Agency Opens Centre in Cork

(RTÉ News) – The European Space Agency is establishing a centre in Cork to support Irish start-up companies developing space-age technology. The European Space Agency Space Solutions Centre will offer

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Hubble Telescope Spies Strange ‘Born-Again’ Star After Epic Burn

(LIVESCIENCE) – In 2014, Reindl’s team proposed that SAO 244567 — whose low mass makes it hard to explain the rapid temperature fluctuations — may have just undergone a “helium-shell

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