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ESA has decided to extend the productive lives of 11 of its operating space science missions.
Any space mission is difficult, docking a pair of spacecraft is tough but flying multiple satellites in formation is the real cutting edge.
This month the International Astronautical Congress will be held in Prague for the first time in 33 years.
Proba-2 is a small but innovative member of ESAâ€™s spacecraft fleet, crammed with experimental technologies.
While ESAâ€™s Proba-2 keeps its main instruments trained on the Sun, it is also looking back to its homeworld.
Despite continued interference issues, Europeâ€™s SMOS satellite is transmitting valuable new data on the way water is cycled across the globe.
The small but powerful camera of ESAâ€™s Proba-V mission can fit on a single laboratory table for testing, but when it reaches orbit, this compact sensor will deliver a daily overview of virtually all vegetation growth across Earth.
Polar skies glowed with ghostly auroras last week during the biggest geomagnetic storm of 2010.
After several decades of research and development into hyperspectral imaging, which greatly enhances our ability to characterize the state of Earth, the technique has been embraced by the Earth-observation community and has entered the mainstream of remote sensing.
Packed with novel devices and science instruments, Proba-2 is demonstrating technologies for future ESA missions while providing new views of our Sun.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
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