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2010-12-29 14:22:23

Ten years ago, on Dec. 30, 2000, NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its closest approach to Jupiter on its way to orbiting Saturn. The main purpose was to use the gravity of the largest planet in our solar system to slingshot Cassini towards Saturn, its ultimate destination. But the encounter with Jupiter, Saturn's gas-giant big brother, also gave the Cassini project a perfect lab for testing its instruments and evaluating its operations plans for its tour of the ringed planet, which began in...

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2010-12-28 08:00:00

ESA's GIOVE-A satellite "“ the first prototype of Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system "“ is still working well after five years in space. The first "ËœGalileo In-Orbit Validation Element', GIOVE-A, was launched on 28 December 2005 by a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur in Kazakhstan, carrying a prototype rubidium atomic clock designed for the Galileo constellation. It was joined on 27 April 2008 by GIOVE-B, equipped with an ultra-precise passive hydrogen maser design...

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2010-12-21 10:25:00

Galileo's terrestrial nerve center formally entered service Monday, Dec. 20. With the first Galileo satellites due to be launched next August, Fucino in central Italy will oversee the running of all navigation services provided by Europe's global satellite system. The Fucino Galileo Control center, 130 km east of Rome, was inaugurated by Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the European Commission for Industry and Entrepreneurship; Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General; Gianni Letta,...

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2010-12-13 10:37:17

Today saw the opening of a remote, northerly site in the worldwide network of Galileo ground stations. The Kiruna Galileo Station in the Swedish Arctic will play a vital role communicating with the satellites of Europe's global navigation system, due to start launching next year. The inauguration began with a candlelit procession to pierce the winter gloom: the ceremony was scheduled to coincide with the feast day of St. Lucy, a popular Swedish celebration. As is traditional, the parade was...

2010-12-07 14:06:19

The recent Space Council again demonstrated the will of Europe to boost space policies. The member states praised ESA's good work over many decades, and reiterated the need to support the Agency as a source of Europe's excellence and leadership in space. Space policy is moving up on the political agenda in Europe. European space policy rests on three pillars: the member states, the EU and ESA. To reflect this, the EU's Lisbon Treaty for the first time includes competence for the EU in the...

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2010-11-27 15:30:00

Ministers in charge of space activities representing the Member States of the European Space Agency and the European Union met in Brussels today for the Seventh Space Council. Today's Council was jointly chaired by Sabine Laruelle, the Belgian Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises, the Self-employed, Agriculture and Science Policy, on behalf of the EU Competitive-ness Council, and Giuseppe Pizza, Italian State Secretary in the Ministry of Education, University and Research, on behalf...

2010-11-15 11:25:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) gyroscopes have successfully passed inorbit testing on the European Space Agency's (ESA) Earth Explorer CryoSat-2 satellite during a mission to detect shifts in global ice cover. The Goodrich Micro Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) gyros were the smallest ever flown by ESA and were used to monitor the satellite's rate of spin. They were integrated into the SiREUS rate sensor to form Europe's first MEMS-based...

2010-11-12 07:15:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Invest in Bavaria at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/CustomLink/CustomLinks.aspx?GUID=b66c44c9-b598-4ce0-a9c1-5a9dd3cd9d05&alertid=94199a12-9613-4d17-9c28-d9dc78951969&bhcp=1 The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded a contract for the operation of eighteen Galileo satellites to Spaceopal GmbH, a joint venture between DLR Gesellschaft fur Raumfahrtanwendungen (GfR)mbH and the Italian company Telespazio S.p.A. The specific...

2010-11-01 08:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world, announced the 2010 NAVTEQ special topic prize winner in line with the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC), at a state reception in Munich, Germany on October 18. This year's NAVTEQ special topic prize was awarded to Dutch company Dialogues Technology (www.dialoguestechnology.nl) for...

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2010-10-30 12:55:00

This year's ESA Innovation Prize for the European Satellite Navigation Competition has been awarded to an application that uses satellites to detect river pollution. A separate prize supported by ESA was awarded to a startup company for a pioneering system that uses satellite data to boost investment in farming. At the award ceremony, held in Munich on 18 October, the Salzburg startup company Mobilizy took home the &eur;20.000 Galileo Master grand prize for its novel navigation system...


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2012-03-24 09:37:55

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 18, 1989 at 12:53 PM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on October 23 at 9:33 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 79 times at an altitude of 185 nautical miles at an inclination of 34.3 degrees and travelled 2 million miles.  The mission lasted 4 days, 23 hours, 39 minutes, and 21 seconds. The purpose of the mission was to launch the Galileo probe to Jupiter. The Galileo/Jupiter spacecraft and attached Inertial Upper Stage (IUS), was...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Galileo Probe -- The Galileo probe was an unmanned probe sent by NASA to study the planet Jupiter and its moons. Named after the astronomer Galileo Galilei, it was launched on October 18 1989 by the Space Shuttle Atlantis and arrived at Jupiter on December 7 1995. Galileo's launch had been significantly delayed by the hiatus in Space Shuttle launches that occurred after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and new safety protocols that were implemented as a result forced Galileo to use...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Europa -- Europa is a puzzle. The sixth largest moon in our Solar System, Europa confounds and intrigues scientists. Few bodies in the Solar System have attracted as much scientific attention as this moon of Jupiter because of its possible subsurface ocean of water. The more we learn about this icy moon, the more questions we have. Because the nature of science is to ask questions, we cannot resist the mystery of Europa and its potential for possessing an ocean. Early...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Io -- Looking like a giant pizza covered with melted cheese and splotches of tomato and ripe olives, Io is the most volcanically active body in the solar system. Volcanic plumes rise 300 kilometers (190 miles) above the surface, with material spewing out at nearly half the required escape velocity. A bit larger than Earth's moon, Io is the third largest of Jupiter's moons, and the fifth one in distance from the planet. Although Io always points the same side toward...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Amalthea -- Amalthea [am-al-THEE-uh] is one of Jupiter's smaller moons. It was named after the nymph who nursed the infant Jupiter with goats milk. It was discovered in 1892 by the American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard while making observations from the Lick Observatory with a 36 inch (91 centimeter) refractory telescope. Amalthea was the last moon in the solar system to be discovered through direct visual observation. It was also the first moon of Jupiter to be...

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