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Aeolus instrument turned on

September 6th, 2018 by

Following the launch of Aeolus on 22 August, the satellite’s instrument has been turned on and is now emitting pulses of ultraviolet light from its laser, which is fundamental to measuring Earth’s wind.

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Kepler wakes up, but pointing precision may be degraded

September 6th, 2018 by

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has woken up from yet another slumber and begun collecting science data again, the agency said.

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Asteroid-deflection mission passes key development milestone

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The first-ever mission to demonstrate an asteroid deflection technique for planetary defence has moved into the final design and assembly phase, following NASA’s approval on 16 August.

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Galileo’s ground control segment contracted for upgrade

September 6th, 2018 by

With Europe’s Galileo constellation in space now expanded to 26 navigation satellites – and Galileo Initial Services available to users world-wide – the infrastructure on the ground that controls them is undergoing a corresponding expansion.

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