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New launch date set for Sentinel-2A

The second satellite in Europe’s Copernicus programme is set for launch from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on 23 June at 01:52 GMT (03:52 CEST 23 June; 22:52 local time 22 June). To source

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Historic handshake between space and Earth

In the first-ever demonstration of space-to-ground remote control with live video and force feedback, NASA astronaut Terry Virts orbiting Earth on the International Space Station shook hands with ESA telerobotics specialist André Schiele in the Netherlands today. To source

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Watch: Climate Symposium

Revisit last week’s International Symposium on Climate Change in Rome, which reviewed the links between climate change and world development To source

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A new mix

Human spaceflight and operations image of the week: Vibrating mixtures in microgravity has revealed an unknown effect in liquids To source

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