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Barnard 150: Seahorse in Cepheus

APOD - Wed, 31/10/2018 - 17:00

Light-years across, this Light-years across, this

Counting down to MetOp-C

ESA Top News - Wed, 31/10/2018 - 15:30

Teams at ESA’s European Space Operations Centre in Germany have been training for months in preparation for next week’s launch of MetOp-C – the last in the current series of meteorological satellites that provide high-quality data for weather forecasting and climate monitoring from polar orbit.

As a collaborative undertaking between ESA and Eumetsat, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, ESA is responsible for building the satellites and placing them into orbit, and Eumetsat for operating them once in orbit, and processing and distributing the data.

Darkness of space

ESA Top News - Wed, 31/10/2018 - 10:40

Technology image of the week: What’s that in the dark? Vision-based navigation for space under test in ESA’s GRALS chamber

The power of three

ESA Top News - Wed, 31/10/2018 - 09:30

With the third MetOp satellite set for liftoff on 7 November, this video highlights how it is used for weather forecasting and how it will orbit along with its predecessors

Light Pillars over Whitefish Bay

APOD - Tue, 30/10/2018 - 15:00

What's happening in the sky? What's happening in the sky?

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