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2010-11-24 06:29:54

Set for launch next month and codenamed ‘MagISStra’, the next ESA astronaut flight will see Italian Paolo Nespoli fly to the International Space Station for a six-month stay in space.

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2010-06-30 09:15:00

Proba-2 is a small but innovative member of ESA’s spacecraft fleet, crammed with experimental technologies.

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2010-05-14 09:32:19

As ESA's SMOS mission nears the end of its commissioning, a new network will provide harmonized global datasets of soil moisture measurements collected from the ground, ensuring the data received from space are as accurate as possible.

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2010-05-13 08:45:00

While ESA’s Proba-2 keeps its main instruments trained on the Sun, it is also looking back to its homeworld.

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2010-04-14 12:25:00

Polar skies glowed with ghostly auroras last week during the biggest geomagnetic storm of 2010.

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2010-04-09 12:37:10

ESA has awarded a contract to Eurockot for the launch of two of its Earth observation missions.

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2010-01-26 10:30:00

Packed with novel devices and science instruments, Proba-2 is demonstrating technologies for future ESA missions while providing new views of our Sun.

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2010-01-19 12:20:00

Proba-2 is among the smallest spacecraft ever launched by ESA – less than a cubic meter – but it prepares technologies for future ESA missions, as well as giving scientists a new view of the Sun.

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2009-11-19 09:30:00

The MIRAS instrument on ESA's SMOS satellite, launched earlier this month, has been switched on and is operating normally.

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2009-11-11 10:06:08

Into its second week in orbit, Proba-2's spacecraft platform has proven to be in excellent health.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.