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The European Space Agency launched two new satellites on Monday in an effort to gather more data on global climate change.
In readiness for launch on November 2, ESAâ€™s SMOS and Proba-2 satellites â€“ encapsulated in the launcher fairing â€“ have been transported from the cleanroom and installed in the launch tower at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.
As preparations for the launch of SMOS and Proba-2 continue on schedule, the engineers and technicians at the Russian launch site say goodbye as both satellites are encapsulated within the half-shells of the Rockot fairing.
As the first snow of the winter arrives in Plesetsk, the team has reached a significant milestone in the launch campaign â€“ the launch authorities have given the green light to fuel the satellite.
While the SMOS and Proba-2 launch campaigns are progressing well in Plesetsk, Russia, operations teams in France and Spain have also been getting ready for launch on November 2.
After leaving Thales Alenia Space in the south of France on September 15, ESAâ€™s SMOS Earth Explorer has arrived safely at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia, where it will be prepared for launch on November 2.
The European Space Agency says its Proba-2 satellite has reached the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia where it is being prepared for a November launch. Among the smallest satellites ever built by the ESA, Proba-2 builds on nearly eight years of operational experience gained with the space agency's Proba-1.
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.
Proba-2, one of the smallest satellites the European Space Agency has built, is being readied for shipment to the Plesetsk spaceport in Russia. ESA officials said the satellite is the second in the ESA's Project for On Board Autonomy series. While standard satellites are truck-sized structures, the Proba satellites have a volume of less than one cubic meter, the ESA said in a statement.
Proba-2, one of the smallest satellites ESA has ever built for space, is about to leave its Belgian homeland.
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