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2014-06-04 05:45:31

The European Space Agency has announced the successful on-Earth testing of its Solar Orbiter's protective heat shield.

Listening Stations In Deep-space Gain Hearing Boost
2013-07-18 09:13:50

Picking up ultra-weak signals from spacecraft exploring deep in our Solar System requires cooling a detector to within a few degrees of absolute zero. Thanks to ESA’s support, the technology is now available in Europe for the first time.

2013-06-21 10:46:08

At a meeting in Rome Thursday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Italian Space Agency (ASI) President Enrico Saggese signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation on the European Space Agency- (ESA) led BepiColombo mission to Mercury, strengthening mutually beneficial cooperation between NASA and ASI in planetary exploration.

BepiColombo Mercury Planetary Orbiter Proto-Flight Mechanical And Propulsion Bus Baked-out
2013-02-05 15:07:51

The BepiColombo Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) Mechanical and Propulsion Bus (MPB) Proto-Flight Model (PFM) has been baked out in the Phenix thermal vacuum facility at ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

New ESA Mercury Spacecraft Undergoes Tests
2012-08-28 14:33:57

The European Space Association has put its BepiColombo mission through a series of shock tests to prepare it for its future journey towards Mercury.

BepiColombo Gets Good Vibrations
2012-08-17 12:12:16

Mimicking the intense vibrations experienced by a satellite during launch, the engineering model of the BepiColombo mission to Mercury has been subjected to similar forces at ESA’s spacecraft test facilities.

ESA Signs Astro-H Agreement With JAXA
2012-04-11 04:04:52

An agreement was signed by ESA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for cooperation on Astro-H, an important mission that will provide a unique opportunity for probing extreme phenomena in the Universe.

Mercury Planetary Orbiter Takes Simulated Trip To The Innermost Planet
2011-10-13 03:57:25

Thermal-balance testing of the BepiColombo Mercury Planetary Orbiter Structural and Thermal Model, which has been under way in ESA's Large Space Simulator since 20 September, has been successfully completed.

2011-10-05 13:31:37

MESSENGER scientists will highlight the latest results on Mercury from MESSENGER observations obtained during the first six months (the first Mercury solar day) in orbit.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.