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Image: The sunshield for ESA's Solar Orbiter

(Phys.org) —Members of ESA's Solar Orbiter team watch expectantly as an essential part of the spacecraft is lowered into Europe's largest vacuum chamber: the multi-layered shield that will protect their probe from the Sun's ...

dateMay 08, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Unfolding Gaia

(Phys.org) —Gaia, ESA's billion-star surveyor, will be launched into space towards the end of this year. In the meantime, ESA Space Science has launched a new 'minisite' focused on the Gaia mission.

dateJun 25, 2013 in Space Exploration
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