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Malargüe Tracking Station Inauguration Set For Tuesday
2012-12-15 06:02:40

[ Watch the Video: From The Pampas to the Stars ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The official inauguration of a new European Space Agency (ESA) tracking station capable of monitoring missions traveling hundreds of millions of miles into our Solar System is set for Tuesday. The facility, which is located in approximately 745 miles west of Buenos Aires in the city of Malargüe, Argentina, features a nearly 115 foot diameter, 610 metric ton...

2011-09-15 18:10:00

Track the Impact, San Diegoâs newest provider of a social impact tracking system, shares their solution to a problem plaguing small and medium businesses alike: managing a companyâs social impact can be complex, but detrimental to a companyâs reputation if not addressed. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2011 Karen Cebreros and Lisa Lindgren, founders of Track the Impact, are the first to advocate making corporate social responsibility easy for...

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2009-06-26 11:25:46

On 22 June, ESA informed Argentinean authorities that an area 30 km south of the town of Malarge in Mendoza province, about 1000 km west of Buenos Aires, has been chosen as the best option to build a new 35-meter antenna in support of its programs. It is the first infrastructure to be built in Argentina by ESA. "The site offers all the features that are required for a long-term ground segment investment. We are very pleased that we could pave the way for promising space missions with the...

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2008-09-02 10:10:00

The Rosetta spacecraft control room is buzzing with anticipation as Rosetta closes in on asteroid 2867 Steins. The fly-by timeline includes a series of critical events, culminating with closest approach - expected at 20:58 CEST, 5 September 2008. At the time of closest approach, Rosetta is planned to be 800 km from the asteroid, passing by at a speed of 8.6 km/s relative to Steins. Both Rosetta and Steins will be illuminated by the Sun, providing an excellent opportunity for science...

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2005-09-15 13:13:12

ESA -- ESA's new deep space radio antenna in Cebreros (Ávila, Spain) will be officially inaugurated on 28 September. The new 35-metre antenna is ESA's second facility devoted to communications with spacecraft on interplanetary missions or placed in very distant orbits. Cebreros' first task will be that of tracking ESA's Venus Express spacecraft, due for launch in October. Up until three years ago, for missions requiring such a facility, ESA had to rely on NASA's...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'