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Catching Cassini's call

This week, ESA deep-space radio dishes on two continents are listening for signals from the international Cassini spacecraft, now on its final tour of Saturn.

dateJan 13, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Video: Huygens' descent to Titan

On December 25, 2004, the piggybacking Huygens probe was released from the 'mothership' Cassini spacecraft and it arrived at Titan on January 14, 2005. The probe began transmitting data to Cassini four minutes into its descent ...

dateJan 13, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Image: MetOp-C payload module

The payload module of MetOp-C, Europe's latest weather satellite, is in place at ESA's technical centre in the Netherlands for rigorous testing in space-like conditions.

dateJan 13, 2017 in Space Exploration
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