News tagged with robotic exploration

Gaia mapping the stars of the Milky Way

ESA's billion-star surveyor, Gaia, has completed final preparations in Europe and is ready to depart for its launch site in French Guiana, set to embark on a five-year mission to map the stars with unprecedented ...

dateJun 28, 2013 in Astronomy
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Obama lays out new US space policy

President Barack Obama on Monday laid out an overarching new US policy on outer space, calling for more international and private sector cooperation on exploration, climate change and orbiting debris.

dateJun 28, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Cheops to study super-earths

(Phys.org)—Studying planets around other stars will be the focus of the new small Science Programme mission, Cheops, ESA announced today. Its launch is expected in 2017.   Cheops – for CHaracterising ExOPlanets ...

dateOct 22, 2012 in Space Exploration
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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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