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Technology CubeSat hitch-hiker on today’s HTV launch

Today’s HTV supply launch from Japan to the International Space Station also marks the arrival in orbit of one of ESA’s smallest missions yet – a CubeSat which will test miniaturised technologies for space, set to be followed by many more in coming years. To source

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Cosmic fire

Human spaceflight and operations image of the week: aurora over Concordia research station in Antarctica To source

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Mirror, mirror…

Space Science Image of the Week: Mirrors like these will help JWST look back 13.5 billion years to see the first stars and galaxies forming. To source

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Myanmar inundated

The Copernicus Emergency Management Service is using radar images from Sentinel-1A to map the devastating flood in Myanmar To source

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Rosetta's big day in the Sun

ESA’s Rosetta today witnessed Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko making its closest approach to the Sun. The exact moment of perihelion occurred at 02:03 GMT this morning when the comet came within 186 million km of the Sun.  To source

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Trusty, not rusty, pipelines owe a debt to space

When a Dutch company working on soil pollution teamed up with ESA to build a better, bacteria-based air filter for space, they also created the foundation for a new way of keeping iron pipelines from corroding in the ground.  To source

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