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UK company to build Sun orbiter

The European Space Agency said on Friday it had awarded a 300-million-euro ($400 million) contract to a British technology firm to build a satellite to examine the Sun from closer up than any before it.

dateApr 27, 2012 in Space Exploration
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NASA develops new game-changing technology

Two NASA California centers have been selected to develop new space-aged technologies that could be game-changers in the way we look at planets from above and how we safely transport robots or humans through space and bring ...

dateNov 18, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Deep space capsule comes alive with first weld

(PhysOrg.com) -- Construction began this week on the first new NASA spacecraft built to take humans to orbit since space shuttle Endeavour left the factory in 1991, and marked a significant milestone in carrying out the ambitious ...

dateSep 12, 2011 in Space Exploration
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