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2010-03-08 11:11:36

When ESA went to open its Twitter account last year, the name was already taken. The ESA web team was stuck – ‘European Space Agency’ is too long for the Twitter character limit and no other name would do.

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2010-02-16 14:51:07

One of the most exciting scientific instruments ever built, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), arrived at ESA’s Test Centre in the Netherlands for testing before being launched on the Space Shuttle to the ISS this July.

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2010-01-27 11:06:16

Yesterday, Mr René Oosterlinck, ESA’s Director of the Galileo Programme and Navigation-related Activities, signed the first three contracts for the Galileo full operational capability phase.

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2010-01-25 11:15:00

Slovenia becomes the sixth European country to sign the European Cooperating State Agreement with ESA.

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2010-01-20 09:20:00

ESO has just released a stunning new image of the vast cloud known as the Cat’s Paw Nebula or NGC 6334.

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2010-01-18 09:20:00

Following the debut of ESA’s ‘Fly Your Thesis!’ program in 2009, four teams of university students have been selected to conduct their microgravity experiments during a second series of parabolic flights aboard an aircraft.

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2010-01-15 16:15:00

General Jean-Jacques Dordain said on Thursday ESA is hoping to use the International Space Station as a platform to conduct research into global climate change.

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2009-12-17 09:19:12

As the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen approaches its conclusion, negotiations are focusing on the role of forests in mitigating climate change.

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2009-12-09 12:57:22

A research team from the TECNALIA Technological Corporation, through its Aerospace Unit, together with the ITEAM Institute at the Valencia Polytechnic University, the ilicitana Emxys aerospace company and the Institute for Photonic Sciences (ICFO), have developed a new protection system for the European Space Agency (ESA) through which safety for space vehicles is enhanced.

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2009-12-07 07:30:00

An extensive study made with ESO’s Very Large Telescope deepens a long-standing mystery in the study of stars similar to the Sun.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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