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Using space internet to control robots

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Using space internet to control robots ESA and NASA have tested a communications protocol that will allow astronauts to control robots from space stations orbiting planets or asteroids. The test marks the way for a trial-run with an astronaut on the International Space Station next week....

Capturing the Sun in a computer

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Capturing the Sun in a computer ESA’s SOLAR instrument suite on the International Space Station has been granted a longer lease of life to continue recording almost the full spectrum of the Sun’s radiation. SOLAR is vital for understanding the Sun and its effects on Earth....

Mission accomplished for ATV Edoardo Amaldi

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Mission accomplished for ATV Edoardo Amaldi PR 32 2012 - ESA's third Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ferry, Edoardo Amaldi, completed the final part of its highly successful six-month servicing mission to the International Space Station by reentering the atmosphere today and burning up as planned over an uninhabited area of the southern Pacific ocean....

ATV undocked

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ATV undocked ATV-3 departed from the International Space Station at 21:44 GMT (23:44 CEST) on 28 September in a flawless undocking under control of the ATV Control Centre in Toulouse, France and in close cooperation with control centres in Moscow, Russia and Houston, USA....

ATV undocking postponed

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ATV undocking postponed The undocking of ATV-3 from the International Space Station late last night was postponed due to an incorrect command. During operations ATV-3 performed perfectly in line with its pre-defined measures....

Young space artists wanted!

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Young space artists wanted! Junior art is breaking new ground for the international Humans in Space Youth Art Competition. “Be inspired, creative and heard” is the motto of this global contest that invites children of 10–18 years to create musical, literary, visual or video pieces of art....

ATV-3 set for overnight undocking

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ATV-3 set for overnight undocking ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicle Edoardo Amaldi is set to undock from the International Space Station tonight at 22:35 GMT (00:35 CEST)....

So long… and thanks for all the oxygen

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So long… and thanks for all the oxygen ESA’s ATV Edoardo Amaldi’s time is near. Next week the spacecraft will undock from the International Space Station and burn up in Earth’s atmosphere, its hugely successful mission coming to an end six months after launch....

Cavenauts return to Earth

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Cavenauts return to Earth The international team of astronauts taking part in ESA’s caving adventure have returned to Earth after spending six days underground. The voyage to the surface of our planet took them five hours from basecamp....