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2011-07-01 10:10:44

Using ingenuity and an unorthodox 'dirty hack', ESA has recovered the four-satellite Cluster mission from near loss.

2011-06-10 10:20:43

Twenty-five years ago, ESA's Giotto spacecraft made its mark in deep space.

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2011-06-05 10:53:43

On June 8, mission controllers will have the first opportunity to switch ESA's Rosetta comet-hunter into deep-space hibernation for 31 months.

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2010-11-23 07:45:46

With the commissioning of ESA's CryoSat now complete, the mission has been officially transferred to the operations team.

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2010-10-28 10:36:43

ESA’s Earth-observing satellite Envisat has moved to a lower orbit in order to conserve fuel and extend its life by three years, and is once again delivering invaluable data to thousands of scientists.

2010-08-25 07:34:02

Media representatives are cordially invited to a briefing on the occasion of ten years of scientific discoveries by ESA’s Cluster mission.

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2010-08-22 09:48:14

A European gravity observation satellite has been hit by a second computer glitch and is not able to transmit its valuable data down to Earth.

2010-06-30 08:11:35

The media are invited to ESA’s Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany to follow Rosetta’s encounter with asteroid Lutetia on July 10, 18:00–23:00.

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2010-04-13 08:25:00

ESA's CryoSat-2 has delivered its first data just hours after ground controllers switched on the satellite's sophisticated radar instrument for the first time.

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2010-04-06 10:40:00

A timeline of the most critical events around the launch of ESA's CryoSat-2 satellite, scheduled for 15:57 CEST on Thursday, April 8, 2010.


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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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