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Webb Telescope Secondary Mirror Tested

ESA – 18 August 2019 – The secondary mirror , visible in the top right corner of the image, is among the most important pieces of equipment on the NASA/ESA/CSA

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67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (or 67P/C-G) Has a Little Friend

ESA 12 Aug 2019 – Last week marked five years since ESA’s Rosetta probe arrived at its target, a comet named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (or 67P/C-G). Tomorrow, 13 August, it will be

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Astronaut Photography Benefiting The Planet

ESA – 18 Feb 2019 – When astronauts take photographs of our planet while orbiting 400 km above our heads, they are doing much more than just taking pretty pictures.

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Hubble Fortuitously Discovers a New Galaxy

Pys.org – 30 January 2019 – Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study some of the oldest and faintest stars in the globular cluster NGC 6752 have made

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Winning Ideas For 3D Printing on the Moon

ESA – 23 January 2019 – While studying lunar base concepts ESA ran a competition, asking: what would you 3D print on the Moon, to make it feel like home? Responses

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Preparing Astronauts for Lunar Exploration

ESA – 23 January 2019 – Developing the most efficient and safest way to return to the Moon starts on Earth. European astronauts and spacewalk experts are getting ready for the

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ExoMars Software Passes ESA Driving Test

ESA – 17 January 2019 – Navigation software destined for the ExoMars 2020 mission to the Red Planet has passed a rover-based driving test at ESA’s ‘Mars Yard’. ESA’s ExoMars rover

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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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