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[ISS / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] Protein crystals grown in Kibo have returned to the ground (JAXA PCG experiment)

Protein crystals grown in Kibo have returned to the ground (JAXA PCG experiment) Last Updated: October 16, 2015 Samples of the protein crystals for the JAXA PCG experiment launched alongside Astronaut Kimiya Yui aboard the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft (43S) on July 23 have completed growth in space and were returned to Earth on September 12. […]

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Deep blue Red Sea reefs

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2A image of the Red Sea coral reefs, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme To source

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Oct. 15, 1997, Launch of Cassini Spacecraft to Saturn

On Oct. 15 1997, a seven-year journey to the ringed planet Saturn began with the liftoff of a Titan IVB/Centaur carrying the Cassini orbiter and its attached Huygens probe. This spectacular streak shot was taken from Hangar AF on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, with a solid rocket booster retrieval ship in the foreground. To […]

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Oct. 15, 1997, Launch of Cassini Spacecraft to Saturn

On Oct. 15 1997, a seven-year journey to the ringed planet Saturn began with the liftoff of a Titan IVB/Centaur carrying the Cassini orbiter and its attached Huygens probe. This spectacular streak shot was taken from Hangar AF on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, with a solid rocket booster retrieval ship in the foreground. To […]

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Sentinel 3A in Thales Alenia Space facility

Sentinel-3A shows off

Before the latest satellite for Copernicus is packed up and shipped to the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia for launch at the end of the year, the media and specialists were given the chance to see this next-generation mission centre-stage in the cleanroom. To source

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