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Northeastern Europe

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-3 image over the Baltic Sea and surrounding countries, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme To source

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Simplifying complexity

Operations image of the week: For ESA’s flight dynamics team, a simple, low-tech white board is a good way to track the progress of aerobraking manoeuvres at Mars To source

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Supersonic landfall

Technology image of the week: This test parachute deployed at supersonic velocity, demonstrating Europe’s capability to land safely from space To source

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Dancing with Cassini

A complex coordinated ‘dance’ between ESA and NASA deep-space tracking stations is following the international Cassini orbiter during its Grand Finale, 1.2 billion km away To source

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