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2009-09-21 13:27:55

Using a colossal radio telescope in the Mojave Desert, school kids around the world are helping NASA track the LCROSS spacecraft as it heads for a crash landing on the Moon.

2009-06-29 10:12:18

The European Space Agency says it plans to build a 35-meter deep space antenna in Argentina, about 620 miles west of Buenos Aires. The antenna, to be located in Malargue, will be the first ESA infrastructure to be built in Argentina. The site offers all the features that are required for a long-term ground segment investment, said Gaele Winters, ESA director of operations and infrastructure.

2009-06-26 11:25:46

On 22 June, ESA informed Argentinean authorities that an area 30 km south of the town of Malargüe 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.

2009-06-26 09:35:00

Upon receipt of the last command from Earth, the transmitter on Ulysses will switch off on 30 June, bringing one of the most successful and longest missions in spaceflight history to an end.

2009-06-24 15:15:00

FAIRFAX, Va., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is providing the communications link for NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission launched on June 18, 2009.

2009-06-19 06:00:00

A new lunar topography map with the highest resolution of the moon's rugged south polar region provides new information on some of our natural satellite's darkest inhabitants - permanently shadowed craters.

2009-05-05 07:40:00

NASA has selected two science investigations that will aid in the interior examination of Mars and probe the tenuous atmosphere of Mercury.

2009-03-17 13:27:13

Kepler is now more than 1 million kilometers (620,000 miles) from Earth, drifting away at the rate of about 1 kilometer per second.

2008-11-18 16:15:00

NASA has successfully tested the first deep space communications network modeled on the Internet.

2008-10-17 10:10:00

When the Americans eventually send a manned mission to Mars, the whole world will be able to watch ‘live’ television coverage of the event courtesy of CSIRO know-how.

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) -- The SOHO (Solar & Heliospheric Observatory) project is being carried out by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a cooperative effort between the two agencies in the framework of the Solar Terrestrial Science Program (STSP) comprising SOHO and CLUSTER, and the International Solar-Terrestrial Physics Program (ISTP), with Geotail (ISAS-Japan), Wind, and Polar. SOHO was launched on...

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