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Image: Rosetta solar wing

This is one of Rosetta's two massive solar wings, keeping ESA's comet-chaser powered out in the cold depths of space, currently some 448 million km from the Sun.

dateNov 12, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Image: IXV drop-test model

This drop-test model of ESA's IXV Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle will be among the attractions on display at this year's ESTEC Open Day on 5 October.

dateSep 04, 2014 in Space Exploration
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New breed of satellites

(Phys.org) —These pictures give the first detailed views of the next batch of Galileo satellites, the first of which has already been delivered to ESA for rigorous testing in simulated space conditions.

dateJun 25, 2013 in Space Exploration
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MetOp-B module passes crucial vacuum test

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Payload Module of ESA's latest meteorological satellite, MetOp-B, has been hauled out of the largest vacuum chamber in Europe: its ability to operate in the harsh conditions of space has been proved.

dateAug 03, 2010 in Space Exploration
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