News tagged with launch pad

Gaia secured inside fairing

ESA's billion-star surveyor Gaia, less than a week from launch, is now tucked up inside the fairing that will protect it during the first few minutes of ascent into space.

dateDec 16, 2013 in Space Exploration
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MAVEN mission primary structure complete

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission has reached a new milestone. Lockheed Martin has completed building the primary structure of the MAVEN spacecraft at its Space Systems Company ...

dateSep 26, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Swarm on the launchpad

Preparations for Friday's launch of ESA's magnetic explorer have reached an important milestone – the constellation is now in the Plesetsk launch tower.

dateNov 19, 2013 in Space Exploration
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