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2014-07-08 23:13:47

Eu:CROPIS spacecraft to launch on a Spaceflight SHERPA vehicle in 2017. Seattle (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Spaceflight Inc., the company reinventing the model for launching small satellites into space, today announced it has signed the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to a launch services agreement for the Eu:CROPIS mission. The Eu:CROPIS spacecraft is scheduled for a rideshare launch on a Spaceflight SHERPA vehicle in 2017. Seeking to simulate the differing levels of gravity on Mars and the...

Ariane 6 Set To Move To Next Stage Of Development
2013-11-14 07:05:58

ESA The preliminary requirements for Europe’s next-generation Ariane 6 launcher have been agreed and the project is set to move on to the next stage. In November 2012, the ESA Council at Ministerial level, meeting in Naples, Italy, approved the start of preparatory activities for Europe’s next-generation Ariane 6 launch vehicle. The objective of Ariane 6 is to guarantee autonomous access to space for Europe, serving European institutional missions, without requiring public...

Laser Communications Ready For Moon Mission
2013-07-30 08:38:13

ESA An advanced laser system offering vastly faster data speeds is now ready for linking with spacecraft beyond our planet following a series of crucial ground tests. Later this year, ESA's observatory in Spain will use the laser to communicate with a NASA Moon orbiter. The laboratory testing paves the way for a live space demonstration in October, once NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer -- LADEE -- begins orbiting the Moon. LADEE carries a terminal that can...

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

ESA 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. With future exploration missions like Gaia, BepiColombo and Juice set to deliver massive amounts of scientific data, ESA's trio of deep-space tracking antennas needed an upgrade. The 35 m-diameter dishes in Australia, Spain and Argentina use...

Europe’s Space Hub Open Its Doors To The Public October 6
2013-06-17 07:57:21

ESA From the latest space ferry to the very first Alphasat, Europe has never been more active in space, with a crowded manifest of ESA launches across the rest of the year. But where are all these varied missions born? See for yourself this October, as ESA´s ESTEC research and technology centre opens its doors to the public. No sooner has Luca Parmitano joined the International Space Station than ESA´s latest space truck is resupplying the orbital outpost. Meanwhile, the...

Synchronized Satellites To Form Giant Space Telescope
2013-04-17 09:36:38

Watch the video "Proba-3 Mission Spacecraft Will Fly In Formation" April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency's (ESA) Proba-3 mission, a world first in precise formation flying, is being led by Spanish industry. The aim of the project is to demonstrate that two satellites can be synchronized to move as one object with sub-millimeter precision, enabling the creation of enormous space telescopes with the lens and detector hundreds of feet apart....

Space Weather Week Highlights ESA's Situation Awareness Program
2012-11-09 19:16:44

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The European Space Agency's (ESA) Space Situational Awareness program was spotlighted this week during the ninth European Space Weather Week. The Space Situational Awareness (SSA) program's recent developments in space weather activities were showcased during the conference. As part of SSA, ESA's space weather specialists are focused on developing warning services to help protect satellites and ground infrastructure. These...

'Space For Earth' Exhibiting At The Berlin Air And Space Show
2012-09-04 10:09:38

ESA, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the DLR German Aerospace Center and the German Aerospace Industries Association will be exhibiting in the ℠Space for Earth´ space pavilion at the ILA Berlin Air and Space Show on 11—16 September. ILA is one of the world´s largest aerospace trade shows, organized every two years by the BDLI aerospace industries association. This year, it will take place in its new premises at the Berlin Expo-Center...

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2012-08-07 20:54:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency's latest weather satellite has capture its first image of the Earth, the agency said. The MSG-3 satellite captured the first image using the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) instrument. The satellite launched on July 5, and ESA said it is performing well and on its way to taking over operational service after six months of commissioning. ESA said it was responsible for the initial...

New European Launch Services For ESA
2012-07-27 04:59:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency (ESA) is investigating the possibility of a new launch system to make Europe fully self-sufficient over the long haul. ESA said it is investigating the idea behind the New European Launch Services (NELS) to offer up launch services to both governmental and private European customers. The space agency said it prefers to ensure the continuation of industrial activities in production and to start developments...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'