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One of the quickestand most compact satellite computers in the work was inaugurated today at the University of Stuttgart.
Tucked away in a vacuum chamber for several months, Europe’s largest telecom satellite has faced the harsh conditions it will deal with once it is launched into space this summer.
A Russian Soyuz rocket lifted off this weekend from French Guiana’s Sinamary spaceport, only the second time a Soyuz rocket has ever lifted off from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) new launch facility in South America.
International partners are looking ahead to Europe's second polar-orbiting mission dedicated to operational meteorology – MetOp-B is set for launch next May.
- A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.