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If you have ideas for new space transportation services, turn them into reality with feedback from ESA experts. Closing date for proposals 14 September To source

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A cautionary tail

Operations image of the week: comet Swift–Tuttle leaves in its wake a trail of cometary debris — the cause of the annual Perseids meteor showers and a reminder of Earth’s vulnerable position in space To source

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Aeolus sealed from view

As preparations for the launch of ESA’s latest Earth Explorer continue on track, the team at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana has bid farewell to the Aeolus satellite as it was sealed from view in its Vega rocket fairing. Liftoff is set for 21 August at 21:20 GMT (23:20 CEST). To source

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Visit Europe's Space Coast

Technology image of the week: a rare dune-side aerial view of ESA’s ESTEC technical centre on the Dutch coast, the location of ESA’s annual Open Day on Sunday 7 October. To source

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