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LISA Pathfinder launch timeline

On Wednesday, a Vega rocket will boost LISA Pathfinder into space to pave the way to a future mission for detecting gravitational waves. Once aloft, ESA’s mission control teams will pace the ultra high-tech spacecraft through the critical first days of the journey to its final destination. To source

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Talking climate

Discover more about the importance of sea ice as an Essential Climate Variable to understand our changing world To source

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Sneak preview

Space Science Image of the Week: ESA’s LISA Pathfinder gravitational wave demonstrator getting ready for launch at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou To source

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European Service Module

The European Service Module is ESA’s contribution to NASA’s Orion spacecraft that will send astronauts to the Moon and beyond. It provides electricity, water, oxygen and nitrogen as well as keeping the spacecraft at the right temperature and on course. To source

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Hungary and ESA

2015 is a special year: the Hungarian space community is celebrating Hungary’s accession to ESA as 22nd full Member State To source

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Space for climate

While leaders from around the world meet at COP21 to reach an agreement on climate change, learn how satellites provide essential information about the health of our planet To source

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Sudanese fields

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2A image of south Khartoum in Sudan, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme To source

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