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ESA’s next astronaut to go into space arrives at launch site

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen, Soyuz spacecraft commander Sergei Volkov and Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov arrived in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, yesterday. This is their last destination before heading to the International Space Station in the night of 2 September. The trio will spend their last two weeks on Earth with technicians and medical staff to make sure […]

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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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