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Let there be light

Technology image of the week: James Webb’s NIRSpec and other space optical instruments highlighted to mark the UN Year of Light To source

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Mix as needed

Human spaceflight image of the week: how to keep liquids from mixing during a rocket launch To source

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Tracking new missions from down under

For beachgoers, Australia’s pristine west coast is an ideal location to catch some rays. It is also ideal for catching signals from newly launched rockets and satellites, which is one reason why ESA is redeveloping its tracking capabilities down under. To source

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Call for media: LISA Pathfinder launch

LISA Pathfinder, ESA’s technology demonstrator for detecting gravitational-waves, is set for launch on 2 December at 04:15 GMT (05:15 CET) on a Vega rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Media representatives can follow the launch online and attend the event in ESA’s operations centre, ESOC, in Darmstadt, Germany. To source

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New Earth Explorer

ESA announces the chance for scientists to submit their proposals for the next potential Earth Explorer satellite mission To source

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New arrivals in Antarctica

The next crew to live and work at the Concordia Antarctic research station has arrived in the white desert. ESA-sponsored medical doctor Floris van den Berg will take over experiments for future spaceflight from Beth Healey, who has been at the base for almost a year. To source

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