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Sentinel-3A fully tanked

With the launch of Sentinel-3A confirmed for 16 February, preparations for liftoff are charging full speed ahead. The tricky task of fuelling the satellite has now been ticked off the 'to do list' and the propulsion team ...

dateFeb 04, 2016 in Space Exploration
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JWST instruments are coming in from the cold

After being tested at extremely low temperatures for more than two months, the four instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope are preparing to come in from the cold. First indications from the NIRSpec and MIRI teams are ...

dateFeb 03, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Heliophysics CubeSat to launch on NASA's SLS

Just a bit bigger than a box of cereal, one of the first CubeSats to travel in interplanetary space will be NASA's miniature space science station, dedicated to studying the dynamic particles and magnetic fields that stream ...

dateFeb 02, 2016 in Space Exploration
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