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ESA Plasma Sampler Headed To The Moon And ISS

ESA plasma sampler heads for the Moon and ISS

Multi-needle Langmuir probe, m-NLP An innovative instrument supported by ESA to sample the space weather environment in situ is about to join the International Space Station. Langmuir’s Norwegian multi-needle probe, m-NLP, to be installed on the ISS’ European-made Bartolomeo platform, an open ‘porch’ to space, will map the ionospheric plasma surrounding the Station in a …

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How nationalism doomed the International Space Station

How nationalism doomed the International Space Station

Orbiting the Earth since 1998, the International Space Station (ISS) is a multilateral project involving five space agencies around the world. He conducted thousands of experiments and helped the superpowers keep the corridors of communication open, even when relations on Earth were freezing. However, it is unclear whether the ISS will even reach NASA’s proposed …

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What is a medium exoplanet?  ESA's next ARIEL mission should provide answers

What is a medium exoplanet? ESA’s next ARIEL mission should provide answers

Artist’s impression of Ariel en route to Lagrange 2 (L2) point. Here the spaceship is shielded … [+] from the Sun and has a clear view of the whole sky. ESA/STFC Espace RAL/UCL/Europlanet-Science Office Five thousand extrasolar planets detected and counting, we still don’t have a standard model of the full range of planets circling …

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