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Mars Webcam Back Online

by on Apr.02, 2009, under Around the Solar System

Images of Mars

After three months off-line, the European Space Agency’s Mars Webcam is back, with much improved IT infrastructure support. The Mars Webcam is officially called “The Mars Express Visual Monitoring Camera (VMC).” Its original purpose was to monitor the separation from the Mars Express of the ill-fated Beagle lander. It is not a scientific instrument, but […]

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ESA Gets Ten Billion Euros Space Exploration

by on Dec.06, 2008, under Around the Solar System

ISS showing Jules Verne ATV (NASA)

Ministers responsible for space exploration from the 18 European Space Agency (ESA) countries plus Canada met last week. They agreed to fund 9.9 billion euros (US$12.7 billion) of the requested 10.4 billion euro ($13.34 billion) budget. The ESA Council meets once every three years to decide funding on a list of proposed projects. The meeting took place in The Hague on 25-26 Nov.

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Ten Billion Euros for European Space Agency

by on Dec.04, 2008, under Plans and Policies

Ministers agree to finance most of the European Space Agency wish list. Ministers responsible for space exploration from the 18 European Space Agency (ESA) countries plus Canada met last week. They agreed to fund 9.9 billion euros (US$12.7 billion) of the requested 10.4 billion euro ($13.34 billion) budget. The ESA Council meets once every three […]

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