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Twenty years of X-ray astronomy with XMM-Newton

December 9th, 2019 by

The XMM-Newton X-ray observatory developed and built by Airbus for the European Space Agency (ESA) lifted off on 10 December 1999. Since its launch, XMM-Newton has simultaneously collected X-rays, visible and ultraviolet light and demonstrated its role as one of the most important astronomical observatories of all time.

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25 years since the first launch of a Gals satellite

January 23rd, 2019 by

20 January 2019 marked the 25th anniversary of the day when the first Gals satellite was launched.

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40th anniversary of the first Gorizont satellite launch

December 20th, 2018 by

19 December 2018 marked the 40th anniversary of the day when the first Gorizont telecommunications satellite, designed and built by ISS-Reshetnev Company, was launched into orbit.

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RapidEye Constellation racks up 10 years of in orbit operations

August 29th, 2018 by

The RapidEye Constellation of five SSTL-built Earth Observation satellite were launched into a 630km Low Earth Orbit on a Dnepr launch vehicle from Baikonur in Kazakhstan on 29 August 2008.

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Jason-2 turns 10

June 21st, 2018 by

Designed for a three-to-five-year mission, the joint U.S./European Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) on the Jason-2 satellite has marked its 10th year in orbit .

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10 years ago: Yubileiny launched

May 30th, 2018 by

Ten years ago, ISS-Reshetnev’s small satellite Yubileiny was launched into space from the Plesetsk cosmodrome. Having a mass of just 45 kilograms, it was placed on a low Earth orbit from where transmitted amateur radio signals for four years.

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