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Ready for the Red Planet

Next week, ESA's ExoMars has just a single chance to get captured by Mars' gravity. The spacecraft and the mission controllers who will make it so are ready for arrival.

dateOct 14, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Image: Spinning station

On 10 October, ESA's deep-space radio dish in Cebreros, Spain, transmitted an 866 sec interstellar message towards the North Star as part of the international "A Simple Response" project.

dateOct 14, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Buried glaciers on Mars

This jumble of eroded blocks lies along the distinctive boundary between the Red Planet's southern highlands and the northern lowlands, with remnants of ancient glaciers flowing around them.

dateOct 13, 2016 in Space Exploration
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CubeSat times two

ESA has signed a contract for its biggest small nanosatellite yet: GomX-4B will be a '6-unit' CubeSat, intended to demonstrate miniaturised technologies, preparing the way for future operational nanosatellite constellations.

dateOct 13, 2016 in Space Exploration
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