First we’ve got the Delta IV Medium+ (4,2) from Cape Canaveral Air Station carrying two satellites intended to supplement the USAF’s Space Fence and track objects in orbit from above, improving awareness of much smaller debris as well as a small experimental satellite. 23 more words
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Yes, finally we can spread the news: The In-Orbit Commissioning Review (IOCR) for Gaia was successfully concluded on July 18. The ESA Gaia project team handed over the responsibility for the satellite to the Gaia mission team under the leadership of Wil O’Mullane, the new Gaia Mission Manager. 175 more words
Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope & Luca Limatola.
Dwarf galaxies are hidden gems of the local universe. When I say hidden, in this case I actually mean it as these objects are usually just too dim to observe readily. 305 more words
(Some of the latest images of comet 67P – Photo Credit: ESA)
9 days and just over 2000 kilometres separate the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft and comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and now the comet’s largest features are beginning to stand out in the space craft’s OSIRIS narrow angle camera. 324 more words