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The launch of ESA’s magnetic field mission from Plesetsk, Russia, has been postponed by about a week.
ESA and Eurockot today signed contracts for launching two ESA satellites: Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-3A will fly in 2013 on Rockot vehicles from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia for Europe’s GMES program.
BERLIN, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Teal Group Corp. announced today at the ILA Berlin Air Show 2010 that it is forecasting a total of 416 satellites will be launched to low earth orbit (LEO) aboard 184 launch vehicles during 2010-2014.
ESA has awarded a contract to Eurockot for the launch of two of its Earth observation missions.
The European Space Agency launched two new satellites on Monday in an effort to gather more data on global climate change.
Proba-2 has reached Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia, where it is being prepared for launch this November. Among the smallest satellites ever built by ESA, it was transported there aboard an Ilyushin cargo plane.
Following an agreement between ESA, Krunichev Space Centre and Eurockot Launch Services, ESA's next Earth Explorer mission SMOS and a secondary payload, the technology demonstrator Proba-2 satellite, will now launch on November 2 2009.
Following confirmation from Eurockot Launch Services that they will launch ESA's SMOS mission on September 9 this year, the satellite has just been taken out of storage â€“ providing an opportunity for the media to view the satellite before it is prepared for shipment to the launch site in Russia.
With liftoff just five days away, ESA's GOCE spacecraft â€“ encased in the protective two half shells of the launcher fairing â€“ has been transported from the clean room and installed in the launch tower at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.
ESA is about to launch the most sophisticated of Earth Observation satellites to investigate the Earth's gravitational field with unprecedented resolution and accuracy.
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