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Improving healthcare response in Haiti

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Improving healthcare response in Haiti Earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes have taken their toll on many parts of the world. Communities struggle for years to rebuild without immediate access to basic necessities like proper healthcare. Satellites are helping to make this transition easier....

All the news that’s fit to beam

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All the news that’s fit to beam Flooding in the UK. Forest fires in Spain. Headlines bombard us every day. As fast as we can pick up our smartphones or log on to our computers, we want the news and we want it now. And its delivery just got easier....

Small GEO satellite platform lands at ESA

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Small GEO satellite platform lands at ESA After a careful four-day road trek from Switzerland, the first model of the Small GEO communications satellite platform has arrived at ESA for testing....

Vecmap tracks the Asian bush mosquito

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Vecmap tracks the Asian bush mosquito Under the watchful eye of ESA’s Vecmap initiative, the Asian bush mosquito is about to get bitten in Belgium. First observed in Belgium in 2002, the Asian bush mosquito can spread viruses such as Chikungunya, Dengue, and West Nile....

ESA Euronews: 50 years via satellite

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ESA Euronews: 50 years via satellite Unless you were lucky enough to get your hands on a coveted London 2012 Olympics ticket, it's likely you'll be watching Usain Bolt from the comfort of your living room.This is all made possible by satellites, which have beamed some of the most important moments in history to our homes....

Belgium's science minister tours ESA Redu

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Belgium's science minister tours ESA Redu At the invitation of ESA’s Director General, Belgium’s Minister responsible for science policy, Paul Magnette, visited the ESA Redu Centre in Belgium on 11 July....

EDRS makes room for Hylas-3

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EDRS makes room for Hylas-3 When the European Data Relay System launches its second satellite in 2015, it will be taking the Hylas-3 communications package along for the ride thanks to ESA’s ‘hosted payload’ approach....

Running on empty

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Running on empty When you consider the cost of launching a satellite, it’s small wonder that ESA is looking to keep them working as long as possible. For satellites offering communications services that are bought and paid for, this extended life is critical. Now there is a solution....

Coordinating radio waves that carry space data

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Coordinating radio waves that carry space data One of the global space community’s longest-running cooperative forums met in Europe earlier this month, highlighting ESA’s leadership role in coordinating use of the radio waves without which no mission can succeed....