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  • Inflatable fuel tank offers extra space for space
    on March 31, 2023 at 11:22 am

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  • ESA hosts Belgian astronauts and State Secretary for Science
    on March 31, 2023 at 11:15 am

    The flag of Belgium flew proudly over ESA’s technical heart in the Netherlands as ESTEC was honoured with a visit by Thomas Dermine, Belgium’s State Secretary for Science Policy, Recovery Program and Strategic Investments, accompanied by new Belgian astronaut Raphaël Liégeois.

  • Proba-3 complete: Formation-flying satellites fully integrated
    on March 27, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    The two spacecraft forming ESA’s Proba-3 mission for precise formation flying in orbit are now complete. All the instruments and sensors allowing them to manoeuvre to millimetre scale precision relative to one another have been integrated aboard, and the pair are fully wrapped in multi-layer […]

  • ESA in miniature
    on March 24, 2023 at 1:05 pm

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  • Europe’s Spaceport: digitalisation contract opportunities
    on March 23, 2023 at 9:00 am

    ESA and CNES invite space and non-space companies from all European Member, Associate and Cooperating States to support the digital modernisation of several activities at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.

  • Space seminar at ESA’s technical heart
    on March 17, 2023 at 2:58 pm

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  • YPSat’s trial by vacuum
    on March 10, 2023 at 2:51 pm

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  • Galileo: no way without time
    on March 10, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    Europe’s Galileo is the world’s most precise satellite navigation system, providing metre-level accuracy and very precise timing to its four billion users. An essential ingredient to ensure this stays the case are the atomic clocks aboard each satellite, delivering pinpoint timekeeping that is […]

  • Navigation Lab exploring Galileo’s future – and beyond
    on March 8, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    Would you like to know the future of satellite navigation? Try ESA’s Navigation Laboratory. This is a site where navigation engineers test prototypes of tomorrow’s user receivers, using simulated versions of the navigation signals planned for the coming decade, such as set to be transmitted […]

  • Atom-scale scan of space materials
    on March 1, 2023 at 6:59 pm

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