European Space Agency

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The James Webb space telescope: in search of the secrets of the Milky Way
Billions of dollars over budget and years late, the most expensive, complex telescope to be sent into space will launch next month. What will it learn?

Robin McKie

27, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Nasa delays James Webb space telescope launch after ‘sudden’ incident
Technicians were preparing to attach spacecraft to launch vehicle when unplanned event took place

Stuart Clark

25, Nov, 2021 @10:20 AM

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Nasa stacks Orion capsule atop Artemis 1 as moon mission nears
Final preparations begin for Nasa’s Artemis programme to return astronauts to moon

Stuart Clark

29, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Immersion tank study will explore impact of space travel on the female body
Experiment aims to address a gender gap where most space medicine research has been carried out on men

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

24, Sep, 2021 @12:44 PM

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Spacewatch: James Webb telescope to launch in December
Successor to Hubble will be carried into space from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana atop an Ariane 5 rocket

Stuart Clark

17, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Spacewatch: James Webb telescope finally ready for launch
Successor to Hubble has been hit by delays and a ballooning budget since work began on it in 1996

Stuart Clark

03, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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European Space Agency prepares for back-to-back flybys of Venus
Missions with Nasa and Jaxa will use planet’s pull to lose energy, allowing spacecraft to fall closer to sun

Stuart Clark

06, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘I can’t remember feeling as excited about the future’: redesigning space travel for women
The drive for more women and greater diversity in the space sector will lead to new ideas and innovations, from spacesuits to toilets and beyond

Kieran Yates

06, Jul, 2021 @3:15 PM

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Why science can’t resist the allure of Venus: new missions to Earth’s nearest planetary neighbour
With a surface hot enough to melt lead, Venus has been left alone by space agencies for a decade. Now we are about to learn more about its climate – and the chances of life on other planets

Robin McKie Science Editor

04, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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ESA rover replica goes for test drive at Mars simulator in Italy
Operators of Rosalind Franklin rover practise controlling it in preparation for Martian landing in June 2023

Stuart Clark

11, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Europe’s Jupiter spacecraft enters crucial testing phase
Critical sequence of tests begins in space simulator to prepare Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer for its journey to the great gas giant

Stuart Clark

14, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX delivers new crew to International Space Station
Tech boss ‘proud’ to be working with space agencies as astronauts begin six-month mission

Jedidajah Otte

24, Apr, 2021 @11:06 AM

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