News tagged with launch

Image: Robot meets its masters

Seen at ESA's technical centre in the Netherlands, BepiColombo has completed its final tests in launch configuration, the last time it will be stacked like this before being reassembled at the launch site next year to begin ...

dateJul 13, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Image: Desktop CubeSat test

A standard satellite needs extensive test facilities to put it through its paces, but a laboratory desktop has been used to simulate this ESA CubeSat's post-deployment activation.

dateJul 13, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Bug-proof communication with entangled photons

Due to the rapidly growing processing power of computers, conventional encryption of data is becoming increasingly insecure. One solution is coding with entangled photons. Fraunhofer researchers are developing a quantum coding ...

dateJun 21, 2017 in Engineering
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The heat is on for Sentinel-3B

While the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite is in orbit delivering a wealth of information about our home planet, engineers are putting its twin, Sentinel-3B, through a series of vigorous tests before it is shipped to the ...

dateJun 02, 2017 in Space Exploration
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