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Archive for June 30th, 2016

Rosetta mission to end on 30 September with comet landing

June 30th, 2016 by

Rosetta is set to complete its mission in a controlled descent to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 30 September.

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Dawn Completes Primary Mission

June 30th, 2016 by

On 30 June, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft completed its primary mission. The mission exceeded all expectations originally set for its exploration of protoplanet Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres.

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Gonets satellites waiting for launch

June 30th, 2016 by

Information Satellite Systems – Reshetnev Company has finished building the Gonets-M No. 26 satellite.

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JAXA to test space junk removal

June 30th, 2016 by

JAXA is planning an experiment to remove simulated space junk as part of efforts to develop a simple and inexpensive disposal system. Scientists will try to slow a cylindrical object and steer it toward the atmosphere.

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Airbus, Safran finalise space launchers merger

June 30th, 2016 by

Airbus Group SE and Safran have finalised the creation of their Airbus Safran Launchers 50/50 Joint Venture, which becomes a fully-fledged operational company.

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