Vega lifted off Dec. 3 from French Guiana at 1:04 a.m. local time, placing LISA Pathfinder into an elliptical parking orbit (ESA photo)
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Sentinel-5P ESA Copernicus
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ESA Sentinel 5P Copernicus
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A cubesat-sized Ice Cubes experiment container showed inside a mockup of Europe's Columbus ISS module. Credit: ESA
Laurent Pambaguian, European Space Agency materials technology engineer, say ESA is exploring a variety of manufacturing processes in addition to additive manufacturing. Credit: ESA
“A Moon Village,”  ESA director-general Johann-Dietrich Woerner said in 2015 “shouldn’t just mean some houses, a church and a town hall.” It could be beacon of international and even commercial cooperation. Credit: ESA artist's concept of a lunar outpost
An ESA artist's concept of a Rockot launcher carrying the Sentinel-5P Earth-observation satellite to orbit. Credit: ESA
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Airbus said the ground segment demonstrator would be based on the Newtec Dialog technology developed by Belgian company Newtec and will be installed at the Airbus site in Toulouse, Frence. The two-year contract also includes further developments to improve the Newtec technology. Credit: Airbus

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