28 Apr 2017

A Step Forward for Solar Orbiter

An important milestone reached today by the European Space Agency mission, Solar Orbiter, scheduled for launch by the end of 2019. Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales 67% and Leonardo 33%, today announced the completion of the thermal shield Realized on behalf of Airbus Defense and Space and the delivery of the Metis Instrument (Multi Element Telescope for Imaging and Spectroscopy) realized by the Italian Space Agency.
 

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Source: ASI news

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28 Apr 2017
28 Apr 2017

Monitoring the airways

Astronauts in space are valuable sources of scientific data. Researchers collect blood and urine samples to understand what effects living in weightlessness has on their bodies. For one experiment, investigators are interested in their breath.

Source: ESA news

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27 Apr 2017
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25 Apr 2017
25 Apr 2017
25 Apr 2017

Countdown to Cassini's Grand Finale

After nearly 13 years in orbit around Saturn, the international Cassini–Huygens mission is about to begin its final chapter: the spacecraft will perform a series of daring dives between the planet and its rings, leading to a dramatic final plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere on 15 September. 

Source: ESA news

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25 Apr 2017
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