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Orion frame work

Set to be shipped to the USA around the New Year, ESA's contribution to NASA's Orion spacecraft is taking shape at Airbus in Bremen, Germany. This is no test article: the service module pictured here will fly into space by ...

dateJun 15, 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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ESA image: Inside a rocket's belly

An unusual view of a spacecraft – looking from below, directly into the thruster nozzles. This is a test version of ESA's service module for NASA's Orion spacecraft that will send astronauts further into space than ever ...

dateJan 27, 2016 in Space Exploration
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