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We're getting ready to launch a first-of-its-kind spacecraft, but we need your help to #NameTheMisson! This #spaceweather mission will help protect life in space and infrastructure on Earth from the Sun's violent outbursts🌞 Submit your idea👉esa.int/namethemission
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Did you apply for @esa’s astronaut selection? While you wait for the results proudly display your application status with this collection designed by @alegiorgini_! #yourwaytospace #trainlikeanastronaut esaspaceshop.com/collections…
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Get ready for a close #VenusFlyby! On 10 Aug we’re flying by at just 550 km altitude! Some @ESA_Bepi + @JAXA_MMO instruments on, plus @ESA_MTM’s #selfie cams during close approach and in the week after. Watch this space! esa.int/Science_Exploration/…
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There's a very special #VenusFlyby coming up next week: On 9 Aug we’re making our second #Venus gravity assist, and one day later @Bepicolombo will follow! esa.int/Science_Exploration/…
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🎥 Catch the latest episode of #RoughCut: 'The Spacewalk', today and every day this week at 13:00 CEST right here on #ESAwebTV 👉esawebtv.esa.int #MissionAlpha #Spacewalk @esaspaceflight
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On dirait que Mark fait tout le boulot, mais j’étais bien en train de vérifier les procédures sur ma tablette 🎶 🪕 It looks like I might have been playing the banjo here while @Astro_Sabot was doing all the work installing our new toilet, but I was reviewing the procedure!
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This past weekend, I had the opportunity to witness a launch from the same pad @NASAWebb will lift off from later this year. I talked with @ESA’s Daniel Neuenschwander & @Arianespace’s Stéphane Israël about how our teams are coming together to make this launch successful. Watch:
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#Crew3 at launch pad 39A 🚀 This vehicle is an MRAP or mine resistant & ambush protected vehicle. It's what we'd use to drive out of the blast zone in case of an emergency on launch day. Practising driving this very heavy vehicle was a lot of fun (though we hope we never need it)
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Had a constructive 1st meeting with @aalswaha from @saudispace. There are many potential areas where @ESA and #EuropeanIndustry could play a part in #Saudi space ambitions - I look forward to further work with SSC and to the first results of the taskforce we established today.
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#ICYMI telecommunications satellite #EutelsatQuantum was launched into space last Friday - watch a recap of preparations through to liftoff at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou.
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Captured by the @CopernicusEU #Sentinel3 mission on 30 July 2021, this image shows smoke billowing from several fires along the southern coast of #Turkey. ➡️esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Image…
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Science in motion for the @ESA_ExoMars twin rover! A replica of #RosalindFranklin has been busy scanning a #Mars-like terrain – both on and under the surface – in search for the best samples. More details: esa.int/Science_Exploration/…
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Get ready for a double #VenusFlyby on 9 & 10 Aug with @ESASolarOrbiter and @bepicolombo using #Venus for a gravity assist within just 33 hours of each other! 🛰🟠⤴️ esa.int/Science_Exploration/… #ExploreFarther
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Our latest Picture of the Week features a portrait of a swirling galaxy: IC 1954, which lies approximately 45 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Horologium (The Clock). 🔗esahubble.org/images/potw213… Credit: @ESA/@Hubble_Space/@NASA , J. Lee and the PHANGS-HST Team
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“I am finding it magical every day, but there is also a lot of routine,” says @Thom_astro, reflecting on his first 100 days the @Space_Station on this, his second mission. In total, he's logged 296 days in space (so far) 👉esa.int/Science_Exploration/… #MissionAlpha
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As we wait for the next stage in our #AstronautSelection, we want to thank everyone who applied, for the time and effort put into your applications. We thought you might like a souvenir of when you were inspired to make #YourWayToSpace 👉 esaspaceshop.com/collections… #ESArecruits
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"Oh, I've been smiling lately Dreaming about the world as one And I believe it could be Someday it's going to come." - @YusufCatStevens Our #WeekInImages, 26-30 July 2021 👉 esa.int/About_Us/Week_in_ima…
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On a ouvert l’écoutille de MLM hier ! Un petit côté sas de sous-marin, non ? // We opened the hatch to MLM yesterday! It’s pointing towards 🌏 so mostly it will be down for us on @Space_Station: doesn’t it look like a submarine hatch? #Nauka #MissionAlpha flic.kr/p/2meqq2o
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A sophisticated #telecoms satellite capable of being completely repurposed while in orbit has been successfully deployed in space. It was developed under an @ESA Partnership Project with @Eutelsat_SA and @AirbusSpace #EutelsatQuantum 👉esa.int/Applications/Telecom…
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