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Latest Galileos closing in on launch

Europe’s ninth and tenth Galileo satellites have been attached to the dispenser that will hold them during their flight up into space, then release them into their planned orbits. 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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Lightly thru space

Human spaceflight and operations image of the week: ESA’s Cebreros deep-space tracking station reflecting environmentally friendly light To source

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Comet’s firework display ahead of perihelion

In the approach to perihelion over the past few weeks, Rosetta has been witnessing growing activity from Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, with one dramatic outburst event proving so powerful that it even pushed away the incoming solar wind. To source

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Tracking downunder

Human spaceflight and operations image of the week: ESA’s New Norcia deep-space tracking station illuminated against the Australian night sky To source

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Southern Bavaria

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-1 image of Germany’s state of Bavaria, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme To source

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