News tagged with ground stations

Brightest beacons

Deep-space missions require precise navigation, in particular when approaching bodies such as Mars, Venus or a comet. How precise?

dateOct 02, 2013 in Astronomy
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Regolith: Protection for humans on Mars

For six weeks the rover "Curiosity" is now working on Mars. NASA also plans to send humans to Mars within the next 20 years. On the flight and during the stay on Moon or Mars the astronauts have to be protected ...

dateSep 18, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Europe opens an Arctic eye on Galileo

(PhysOrg.com) -- Today saw the opening of a remote, northerly site in the worldwide network of Galileo ground stations. The Kiruna Galileo Station in the Swedish Arctic will play a vital role communicating ...

dateDec 13, 2010 in Space Exploration
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