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Have your say about the future of space exploration in Europe! Join us for the first ever Citizens’ Debate on Space for Europe on 10 September at locations throughout our 22 ESA Member States. Sign up soon though - applications close on 28 August and places are limited!

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These 17 images from the Sentinel-2A satellite show a year of progress on the Third Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey, which opens today! #Sentinel2 #Istanbul #Bosphorus  

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I thank you all, thanks for everything.... success to everyone's... thank you so much to +European Space Agency, ESA. Thank you very much..... GOD bless,,,, Amen. Amazing.....
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In unprecedented observations made earlier this year, #Rosetta unexpectedly captured a dramatic #comet outburst that may have been triggered by a landslide.

Nine of Rosetta’s instruments, including its cameras, dust collectors, and gas and plasma analysers, were monitoring the comet from about 35 km in a coordinated planned sequence when the outburst happened on 19 February.

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An #Ariane5, operated by Arianespace, has delivered two telecom #satellites, Intelsat-33e and Intelsat-36, into their planned orbits. Liftoff of flight VA232 occurred on 24 August at 22:16 GMT (19:16 local time, 00:16 CEST on 25 August) from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
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I need to go but not to orbit, just keep on going.
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Students can still apply to Spin Your Thesis! in hypergravity at ESA's Large Diameter Centrifuge at ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The call for proposals is open until 4th September.
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ESA Technology image of the week: Danish ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen during a summer visit to ESTEC’s Orbital Robotics Laboratory, experiencing weightless motion in 2D – courtesy of a friction-free air-bearing platform combined with a virtual reality headset.

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Credit: ESA–K. Wornnes
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Combining two #Sentinel1 radar scans from 20 August (Sentinel-1B) and 26 August 2016 (Sentinel-1A), this interferogram shows changes that occurred during the 24 August #earthquake that struck central Italy.

The seven interferometric ‘fringes’ correspond to about 20 cm of surface deformation in the radar sensor line of sight. Each fringe (which is associated to a colour cycle) corresponds to approximately 2.8 cm of displacement.

Although Sentinel-1 has a swath width of 250 km over land surfaces, its pass over #Italy on 26 August did not cover the entire area affected. Another acquisition planned for 27 August will cover the entire earthquake zone.

Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016)/ESA/ CNR-IREA
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Code, play and command your space droid – secondary school students across Europe can bring a squadron of minisatellites to life on the International Space Station as the ultimate space robot game. For the fifth year, the Zero Robotics tournament will turn the Station into a gaming arena.
#education #zerorobotics  
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#Throwback to ESA astronaut Tim Peake in space inviting you to apply to participate in ESA"s Citizens Debate. Only a few more days left!  

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ESA's #Soundcloud channel is now official: hear the latest sounds from mission control, the launch pad and deep space, including #SingingComet and the ISS warning alarm, a tone astronauts hope never to hear for real.
Official SoundCloud channel of ESA - the European Space Agency. Most (not all) audio content here is licensed under CC BY-SA IGO 3.0. Please check individual credits to be certain. Channel banner Can't find a track? Our channel used to be - but not anymore. Try searching here for the track name or using keywords instead.
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Lift off for #Ariane5 #VA232 with Intelsat 33e and 36 at 22:16 GMT 24 August
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We invited you to contribute ideas for the development of an ESA tool, to provide an interactive, intuitive and integrated overview of ESA’s major missions and achievements as well as its future goals and ongoing activities. Now you can help the jury decide the winning App by voting for your favourite #ESAintouch prototype.
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While reading the first few lines I thought: YAY! I can develop sth for ESA :3
And then suddenly I recognise that the work is already done and we are supposed to decide which app to choose :D

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The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
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