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Europe set for record-breaking space launch

Nearly 40 years ago, European countries worried by US and Soviet dominance of space gave the green light to the first Ariane rocket, a wee launcher capable of hoisting a satellite payload of just 1.8 tonnes—the equivalent ...

dateJun 03, 2013 in Space Exploration
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International Space Station salutes the Sun

(Phys.org)—This weekend the International Space Station will turn itself to position ESA's SOLAR instrument for a better view of the Sun. It will be the first time the Station has changed attitude for scientific reasons ...

dateNov 29, 2012 in Space Exploration
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