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ESA inaugurated a new tracking dish in Australia yesterday, marking a significant step in the Agency’s worldwide satcom network.
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The #Sentinel3 Earth observation satellite is now on the launch pad at Plesetsk cosmodrome ahead of the scheduled 16 February liftoff.
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite for Copernicus is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled the day before the launch – set for 16 February at 17:57 GMT (18:57 CET).
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This year ESA education has selected three teams to bring their experiments to another gravity level in the name of science. The campaign will take place from 5 to 16 September 2016 at the Large Diameter Centrifuge facility located at ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. #SpinYourThesis #Education  
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15 months after #Philae made its historic landing on a comet, its legacy is enormous even if #Rosetta’s lander is facing eternal hibernation.

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I read about that. Keep it up I know you all will do better next time 
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3 days left for UK school children to submit their Into Film competition video - ESA astronaut Tim Peake could be watching your film on the International Space Station. More details from the +UK Space Agency. Last date for entries: 15 February. #Principia  
Into Film: Into Space make a short film around the theme of space and exploration, selected films will be screened in space where they will be viewed by Tim on-board the ISS.
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This week #EarthFromSpace features a #Sentinel2 image of the city of #Madrid in Spain.
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Patients in regional French hospitals are now being examined remotely using long-distance ultrasound technology that was originally developed for astronauts in space. #telemedicine #health #technology #spacespinoff  
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ESA Education has selected two teams to throw their experiment down a 120meter vacuum tube in the name of science. Students from Queen Mary’s Microgravity Team (QMMT – Queen Mary University of London, UK) and System for Tether Automatic Retrieval experiment (STAR – University of Padova, Italy) will head to Bremen this autumn to participate in ESA’S 8th Drop Your Thesis! campaign. #DropYourThesis #Education  
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Wow - 120m - that's <mumble> almost 5 seconds of micro-gee! Twice if you launch it upwards first.
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Scientists will soon be wearing safety trackers from a Belgium start-up company while working on Earth’s southernmost continent.
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#Rosetta is still listening, but the #Philae lander is facing difficult conditions down on Comet 67P - latest status report....

“The chances for Philae to contact our team at our lander control centre are unfortunately getting close to zero,” says Stephan Ulamec, Philae project manager at the +DLR, German Aerospace Center. “We are not sending commands any more and it would be very surprising if we were to receive a signal again.”

Time to say goodbye... :'(
Silent since its last call to mothership Rosetta seven months ago, the Philae lander is facing conditions on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from which it is unlikely to recover.
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Still an extraordinary event.... great job!!!
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The diverse landscapes of the autonomous Community of #Madrid in the heart of #Spain are evident in this week’s #EarthFromSpace image - taken by the #Sentinel2 satellite on 16 November 2015.

Credit: Copernicus Sentinel data (2015)/ESA
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Right. Did you receive that summons yet for being a peeping Tom? Your accuser is showing her fists at you a fraction of a millimeter from that small speck on the right.
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On 16 February 2016 at 18:57 CET (17:57 GMT), Sentinel-3A will be launched on top of a Rockot from the Russian Plesetsk Cosmodrome. This satellite will be the third Sentinel for the Copernicus Programme. Copernicus is the most ambitious Earth Observation programme to date.... find out more in this video:

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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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