• Meet ESA, the space agency for Europe

    You, together with your 500 million fellow citizens from ESA's 20* European member nations, are the collective owners of one of the world's leading space agencies. The European Space Agency is an intergovernmental organisation, a cooperative coming together of its Member States in their national interest and common good. This new video offers a quick introduction: Europe, meet ESA. (*As of February 2015, 22 Member States)

    published: 31 Oct 2012
  • Vita: Launch, docking and ingress highlights

    ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik and Roscosmos commander Sergey Ryazansky launched to the International Space Station from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 28 July 2017 at 15:41 GMT (17:41 CEST). After orbiting Earth four times to catch up to the International Space Station, the car-sized Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft arrived at the Station six hours after launch in the early hours of 29 July. This video includes highlights of their spacecraft’s rendezvous, docking and ingress into the Space Station followed by crew welcomes. Paolo's Vita mission is the tenth long-duration mission for an ESA astronaut and the third mission to the Station for Paolo Nespoli. Vita stands for Vitality, Innovation, Technology and Ability and was chosen by Italy’s ASI space agency, wh...

    published: 13 Aug 2017
  • Moon Village

    Almost 50 years since man first walked on the lunar surface, the head of the European Space Agency explains his vision for living and working on the Moon. Johann-Dietrich Woerner believes the next giant leap for humankind could be an international collaboration of space faring nations in the form of a Moon village. This village would be a permanent lunar base for science, business, tourism or even mining. Woerner explains how using the Moon’s own natural resources could help build and sustain a base by 3D printing a structure or building element. Robotic rovers could inflate protective domes for astronauts. He also discusses the potential hazards of living on the Moon as well as the possible locations of he lunar base and the advantages of a new global space project.

    published: 22 Mar 2016
  • Schiaparelli’s descent to Mars in real time

    Visualisation of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module entering and descending through the atmosphere to land on Mars. The animation follows a simulated timeline of the module, starting when it enters the atmosphere at an altitude of 121 km at 14:42 GMT. In six minutes it will use a heatshield, parachute and thrusters to brake from 21 000 km/h to a near standstill 2 m above the surface, where a crushable structure on its underside will absorb the final shock. The key operational milestones are highlighted in the animation at the predicted times at which they have been calculated to occur. However, the actual times may vary depending on the atmospheric conditions on the day, the final path through the atmosphere and the speed at which the module descends. The times indicated in the animation ar...

    published: 17 Oct 2016
  • Space debris - a journey to Earth

    Space debris - a journey to Earth takes the audience on a journey from the outer solar system back to our home planet. The objects encountered along the way are manmade. Originally designed to explore the universe, these are now a challenge for modern space flight. An estimated number of 700,000 objects larger than 1 cm and 170 million objects larger than 1mm are expected to reside in Earth orbits. The video gives a closer look at the different regions used for space flight and explains how mitigation and removal measures could preserve future usage of these orbits. Produced for the 7th European Conference on Space Debris, 18-21 April 2017. A 3D stereoscopic version of this video is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzrMHWjQCtc Follow the conference live via: https://liv...

    published: 18 Apr 2017
  • Vega Rocket Launch for the European Space Agency Carrying Sentinel 2B on Mission VV-09

    Arianespace has successfully launched its small satellite launcher on it's 9th mission carrying the Sentinel 2B Earth observation satellite for the European Space Agency's Copernicus programme, in partnership with the European Commission. Liftoff occurred at 01:49 UTC from Kourou in French Guiana. Sentinel-2B is the 5th satellite for the Copernicus programme, 2B will be positioned in an opposite orbit of it's sister Sentinel 2A which launched on a Vega rocket back in June 2015.

    published: 07 Mar 2017
  • Cooking in space: whole red rice and turmeric chicken

    ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is currently living on board the International Space Station for her long duration mission Futura. Food is an important item in space, also on the psychological side; that's why astronauts are allowed a certain quantity of the so-called "bonus food" of their choice that reminds them of their home cooking tastes. We asked Samantha to show us how she manages to cook one of her bonus food recipes in microgravity: whole red rice with peas and chicken turmeric.

    published: 04 Jun 2015
  • Earth from Space: Northeastern Europe

    Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In the 237th edition, the Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over the Baltic Sea and surrounding countries. See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2017/07/Northeastern_Europe to download the image.

    published: 21 Jul 2017
  • European Space Agency launches Sentinel-1A weather monitoring satellite

    Originally published on April 7, 2014 The first in EU's series of earth-monitoring satellites launched aboard a Soyuz rocket from French Guiana on Thursday evening, the European Space Agency said. Sentinel-1A is launched to a height of 700 km above earth where it orbit around earth via the two poles. "There is no Earth observation project as big as this," Prof Anne Glover, the European Union's chief scientific adviser said in a BBC report. "It will give European scientists and European citizens the ability to understand precisely what is happening on our planet - from the poles, to the oceans, to the land." The Sentinel-1A's cloud-penetrating radar allows it to observe flooding and fires under all weathers. Its radar imaging also monitors earth's movements to pinpoint quake centers at t...

    published: 07 May 2014
  • Soyuz undocking, reentry and landing explained

    How does an astronaut return to Earth from the International Space Station? What does it feel like to re-enter the atmosphere? How does the Soyuz capsule function? Watch and find out. This video is based on an actual lesson delivered to the ESA astronaut class of 2009 (also known as the #Shenanigans09) during their ESA Basic Training. It features interviews with astronauts who have flown on the Soyuz and dramatic footage of actual landings. Produced by the ESA Human Spaceflight and Operations (HSO) Astronaut Training Division, Cologne, Germany, in collaboration with the HSO Strategic Planning and Outreach Office, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, with special support from Roskosmos. Narration Voice: Bernard Oattes Technical Experts: Stephane Ghiste, Dmitriy Churkin (HSO-UT) Content Design: S...

    published: 11 Nov 2013
  • Ministerial 2016: Launchers

    Decisions about the future of the Europe’s space programme will be made at the ESA Ministerial Council meeting on 1-2 December. Ministers from the 22 ESA member states and Canada will gather in Lucerne, Switzerland to agree on future spending priorities. As well as funding a core programme, ESA members can subscribe to optional programmes. These range from future astronomy missions to the development of new satellite communications systems. Before the meeting, each ESA directorate has drawn-up a list of priorities to be considered by ministers. More about ESA's Ministerial Council 2016: http://www.esa.int/cm16

    published: 24 Nov 2016
  • European Space Operations Centre of ESA

    As Europe's centre of excellence for mission operations, the European Space Operations Centre is home to the teams that control spacecraft in orbit, manage our global tracking station network and design and build the systems on ground that support missions in space. Since 1967, over 100 satellites belonging both to ESA and the Agency's partners have been successfully flown from Darmstadt, Germany. Website: http://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESOC Credit: European Space Agency (ESA). 15 February 2013

    published: 22 Feb 2013
  • Arianespace ESA (European Space Agency)

    http://www.esa.int ESA: European Space Agency With the first flight of the launch vehicle Ariane in 1979 a consortium of European firms began exploiting commercial space travel. Ariane was developed for satellite transport. By the end of 1999 the five different versions of the launch vehicle had carried over 70 satellites for research and communication into space. Ariane-5 was developed during the 1990's and will gradually take over as the workhorse launch vehicle.

    published: 18 Mar 2007
  • Earth from Space: Irrawaddy Delta

    Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. Discover the peninsulas and islands of Myanmar’s largest rice-producing region in the 238th edition. See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2017/07/Irrawaddy_Delta_Myanmar to download the image.

    published: 28 Jul 2017
  • 2017 Winner Announcement from the European Space Agency

    The International Space Station announces the Winner of the Global Teacher Prize, Ms Maggie McDonnell (Canada). An initiative of the Varkey Foundation, the Global Teacher Prize is a US $1 million award presented annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession.

    published: 19 Mar 2017
  • Replay MSG-3 launch

    Carried on an Ariane 5, the latest weather satellite in Europe's highly successful Meteosat Second Generation series, MSG-3, lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 23:36 CEST on 5 July 2012. The launch of MSG-3 ensures the continuity of meteorological observations to improve weather forecasts from geostationary orbit 36 000 km above Earth. ESA has developed the series of weather satellites in close cooperation with the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, Eumetsat.

    published: 06 Jul 2012
Meet ESA, the space agency for Europe

Meet ESA, the space agency for Europe

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  • Updated: 31 Oct 2012
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You, together with your 500 million fellow citizens from ESA's 20* European member nations, are the collective owners of one of the world's leading space agencies. The European Space Agency is an intergovernmental organisation, a cooperative coming together of its Member States in their national interest and common good. This new video offers a quick introduction: Europe, meet ESA. (*As of February 2015, 22 Member States)
https://wn.com/Meet_Esa,_The_Space_Agency_For_Europe
Vita: Launch, docking and ingress highlights

Vita: Launch, docking and ingress highlights

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  • Updated: 13 Aug 2017
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ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik and Roscosmos commander Sergey Ryazansky launched to the International Space Station from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 28 July 2017 at 15:41 GMT (17:41 CEST). After orbiting Earth four times to catch up to the International Space Station, the car-sized Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft arrived at the Station six hours after launch in the early hours of 29 July. This video includes highlights of their spacecraft’s rendezvous, docking and ingress into the Space Station followed by crew welcomes. Paolo's Vita mission is the tenth long-duration mission for an ESA astronaut and the third mission to the Station for Paolo Nespoli. Vita stands for Vitality, Innovation, Technology and Ability and was chosen by Italy’s ASI space agency, which is providing the mission through a barter agreement with NASA. In Italian, “vita” means “life”, reflecting the experiments that Paolo will run and the philosophical notion of living in outer space – one of the most inhospitable places for humans. Paolo’s extensive scientific programme includes experiments in biology, human physiology as well as space environment monitoring, materials science and technology demonstrations. When not performing science, Paolo will work with his colleagues to maintain the Space Station and keep the orbital outpost running smoothly for the crew of six. Connect with Paolo: http://paolonespoli.esa.int Follow the mission: http://blogs.esa.int/vita
https://wn.com/Vita_Launch,_Docking_And_Ingress_Highlights
Moon Village

Moon Village

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  • Updated: 22 Mar 2016
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Almost 50 years since man first walked on the lunar surface, the head of the European Space Agency explains his vision for living and working on the Moon. Johann-Dietrich Woerner believes the next giant leap for humankind could be an international collaboration of space faring nations in the form of a Moon village. This village would be a permanent lunar base for science, business, tourism or even mining. Woerner explains how using the Moon’s own natural resources could help build and sustain a base by 3D printing a structure or building element. Robotic rovers could inflate protective domes for astronauts. He also discusses the potential hazards of living on the Moon as well as the possible locations of he lunar base and the advantages of a new global space project.
https://wn.com/Moon_Village
Schiaparelli’s descent to Mars in real time

Schiaparelli’s descent to Mars in real time

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  • Updated: 17 Oct 2016
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Visualisation of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module entering and descending through the atmosphere to land on Mars. The animation follows a simulated timeline of the module, starting when it enters the atmosphere at an altitude of 121 km at 14:42 GMT. In six minutes it will use a heatshield, parachute and thrusters to brake from 21 000 km/h to a near standstill 2 m above the surface, where a crushable structure on its underside will absorb the final shock. The key operational milestones are highlighted in the animation at the predicted times at which they have been calculated to occur. However, the actual times may vary depending on the atmospheric conditions on the day, the final path through the atmosphere and the speed at which the module descends. The times indicated in the animation are onboard spacecraft times at Mars. The one-way signal travel time on 19 October is just under 10 minutes, meaning that signals relayed by spacecraft at Mars are received on Earth about 10 minutes after the event itself has happened on the Red Planet. Both Schiaparelli and the Mars scenery in this animation are computer-generated.
https://wn.com/Schiaparelli’S_Descent_To_Mars_In_Real_Time
Space debris - a journey to Earth

Space debris - a journey to Earth

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  • Updated: 18 Apr 2017
  • views: 64992
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Space debris - a journey to Earth takes the audience on a journey from the outer solar system back to our home planet. The objects encountered along the way are manmade. Originally designed to explore the universe, these are now a challenge for modern space flight. An estimated number of 700,000 objects larger than 1 cm and 170 million objects larger than 1mm are expected to reside in Earth orbits. The video gives a closer look at the different regions used for space flight and explains how mitigation and removal measures could preserve future usage of these orbits. Produced for the 7th European Conference on Space Debris, 18-21 April 2017. A 3D stereoscopic version of this video is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzrMHWjQCtc Follow the conference live via: https://livestream.com/esa/spacedebris2017 Credit: ESA/ID&Sense/ONiRiXEL, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/igo/)
https://wn.com/Space_Debris_A_Journey_To_Earth
Vega Rocket Launch for the European Space Agency Carrying Sentinel 2B on Mission VV-09

Vega Rocket Launch for the European Space Agency Carrying Sentinel 2B on Mission VV-09

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  • Updated: 07 Mar 2017
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Arianespace has successfully launched its small satellite launcher on it's 9th mission carrying the Sentinel 2B Earth observation satellite for the European Space Agency's Copernicus programme, in partnership with the European Commission. Liftoff occurred at 01:49 UTC from Kourou in French Guiana. Sentinel-2B is the 5th satellite for the Copernicus programme, 2B will be positioned in an opposite orbit of it's sister Sentinel 2A which launched on a Vega rocket back in June 2015.
https://wn.com/Vega_Rocket_Launch_For_The_European_Space_Agency_Carrying_Sentinel_2B_On_Mission_Vv_09
Cooking in space: whole red rice and turmeric chicken

Cooking in space: whole red rice and turmeric chicken

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  • Updated: 04 Jun 2015
  • views: 1000636
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ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is currently living on board the International Space Station for her long duration mission Futura. Food is an important item in space, also on the psychological side; that's why astronauts are allowed a certain quantity of the so-called "bonus food" of their choice that reminds them of their home cooking tastes. We asked Samantha to show us how she manages to cook one of her bonus food recipes in microgravity: whole red rice with peas and chicken turmeric.
https://wn.com/Cooking_In_Space_Whole_Red_Rice_And_Turmeric_Chicken
Earth from Space: Northeastern Europe

Earth from Space: Northeastern Europe

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  • Updated: 21 Jul 2017
  • views: 237
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Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In the 237th edition, the Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over the Baltic Sea and surrounding countries. See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2017/07/Northeastern_Europe to download the image.
https://wn.com/Earth_From_Space_Northeastern_Europe
European Space Agency launches Sentinel-1A weather monitoring satellite

European Space Agency launches Sentinel-1A weather monitoring satellite

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  • Updated: 07 May 2014
  • views: 1526
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Originally published on April 7, 2014 The first in EU's series of earth-monitoring satellites launched aboard a Soyuz rocket from French Guiana on Thursday evening, the European Space Agency said. Sentinel-1A is launched to a height of 700 km above earth where it orbit around earth via the two poles. "There is no Earth observation project as big as this," Prof Anne Glover, the European Union's chief scientific adviser said in a BBC report. "It will give European scientists and European citizens the ability to understand precisely what is happening on our planet - from the poles, to the oceans, to the land." The Sentinel-1A's cloud-penetrating radar allows it to observe flooding and fires under all weathers. Its radar imaging also monitors earth's movements to pinpoint quake centers at the fault line. The satellite will also transfer data as it passes over Europe's rapid data-relay system stations on earth. Five other Sentinel missions, expected to be launched by 2019, will monitor oceans, land-change, and the atmospheric composition.
https://wn.com/European_Space_Agency_Launches_Sentinel_1A_Weather_Monitoring_Satellite
Soyuz undocking, reentry and landing explained

Soyuz undocking, reentry and landing explained

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  • Updated: 11 Nov 2013
  • views: 3801550
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How does an astronaut return to Earth from the International Space Station? What does it feel like to re-enter the atmosphere? How does the Soyuz capsule function? Watch and find out. This video is based on an actual lesson delivered to the ESA astronaut class of 2009 (also known as the #Shenanigans09) during their ESA Basic Training. It features interviews with astronauts who have flown on the Soyuz and dramatic footage of actual landings. Produced by the ESA Human Spaceflight and Operations (HSO) Astronaut Training Division, Cologne, Germany, in collaboration with the HSO Strategic Planning and Outreach Office, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, with special support from Roskosmos. Narration Voice: Bernard Oattes Technical Experts: Stephane Ghiste, Dmitriy Churkin (HSO-UT) Content Design: Stephane Ghiste, Dmitriy Churkin, Raffaele Castellano, Matthew Day (HSO-UT) Animation & Video Editing: Raffaele Castellano (HSO-UT), HSO-K Project Coordination: Matthew Day, Stephane Ghiste, Dmitriy Churkin (HSO-UT) Special thanks to: Martin Schweiger (Orbiter software: http://orbit/medphys.ucl.ac.uk/) Nikita Vtyurin, Andrew Thielmann (Orbiter Soyuz model) Lionel Ferra (HSO-UT) Oleg Polovnikov (HSO-UT) Frank De Winne (HSO-A) Paolo Nespoli (HSO-A) Antonio Rodenas Bosque (HSO-UT) NASA ROSCOSMOS S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia Aerospace Search and Rescue Service of the Russian Federation Parachute footage: Cambridge University Spaceflight Surfer footage: copyright Red Bull Media House Footage from inside Soyuz capsule courtesy of RSC Energia has limited rights: a) These data are submitted with Limited Rights under Agreement among the Government of Canada, Governments of Member States of the European Space Agency, the Government of Japan, the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the United States of America concerning co-operation on the civil International Space Station. These data may be used by the receiving co-operating agency and its contractors and subcontractors, provided that such data shall be used, duplicated or disclosed only for the following purposes, which are related to the Cooperating Agency Space Station Program for ISS: 1) Use for ESA astronaut training 2) Use for educational purposes These data shall not be used by persons or entities other than the receiving Cooperating Agency, its contractors or subcontractors, or for any other purposes, without the prior written permission of the furnishing partner state, acting through its cooperating agency. b) This notice shall be marked on any reproduction of these data in whole or part. Also watch: Journey to the ISS Part 1: The launch sequence explained http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVvgpKt5uCA Watch Part 2: Soyuz rendezvous and docking explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2_NeFbFcSw Captions available in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Romanian (with thanks to Alexa Mirel) and Spanish. Click on the CC button to switch between languages.
https://wn.com/Soyuz_Undocking,_Reentry_And_Landing_Explained
Ministerial 2016: Launchers

Ministerial 2016: Launchers

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  • Updated: 24 Nov 2016
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Decisions about the future of the Europe’s space programme will be made at the ESA Ministerial Council meeting on 1-2 December. Ministers from the 22 ESA member states and Canada will gather in Lucerne, Switzerland to agree on future spending priorities. As well as funding a core programme, ESA members can subscribe to optional programmes. These range from future astronomy missions to the development of new satellite communications systems. Before the meeting, each ESA directorate has drawn-up a list of priorities to be considered by ministers. More about ESA's Ministerial Council 2016: http://www.esa.int/cm16
https://wn.com/Ministerial_2016_Launchers
European Space Operations Centre of ESA

European Space Operations Centre of ESA

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  • Updated: 22 Feb 2013
  • views: 3546
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As Europe's centre of excellence for mission operations, the European Space Operations Centre is home to the teams that control spacecraft in orbit, manage our global tracking station network and design and build the systems on ground that support missions in space. Since 1967, over 100 satellites belonging both to ESA and the Agency's partners have been successfully flown from Darmstadt, Germany. Website: http://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESOC Credit: European Space Agency (ESA). 15 February 2013
https://wn.com/European_Space_Operations_Centre_Of_Esa
Arianespace  ESA (European Space Agency)

Arianespace ESA (European Space Agency)

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http://www.esa.int ESA: European Space Agency With the first flight of the launch vehicle Ariane in 1979 a consortium of European firms began exploiting commercial space travel. Ariane was developed for satellite transport. By the end of 1999 the five different versions of the launch vehicle had carried over 70 satellites for research and communication into space. Ariane-5 was developed during the 1990's and will gradually take over as the workhorse launch vehicle.
https://wn.com/Arianespace_Esa_(European_Space_Agency)
Earth from Space: Irrawaddy Delta

Earth from Space: Irrawaddy Delta

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  • Updated: 28 Jul 2017
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Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. Discover the peninsulas and islands of Myanmar’s largest rice-producing region in the 238th edition. See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2017/07/Irrawaddy_Delta_Myanmar to download the image.
https://wn.com/Earth_From_Space_Irrawaddy_Delta
2017 Winner Announcement from the European Space Agency

2017 Winner Announcement from the European Space Agency

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The International Space Station announces the Winner of the Global Teacher Prize, Ms Maggie McDonnell (Canada). An initiative of the Varkey Foundation, the Global Teacher Prize is a US $1 million award presented annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession.
https://wn.com/2017_Winner_Announcement_From_The_European_Space_Agency
Replay MSG-3 launch

Replay MSG-3 launch

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  • Updated: 06 Jul 2012
  • views: 6149
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Carried on an Ariane 5, the latest weather satellite in Europe's highly successful Meteosat Second Generation series, MSG-3, lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 23:36 CEST on 5 July 2012. The launch of MSG-3 ensures the continuity of meteorological observations to improve weather forecasts from geostationary orbit 36 000 km above Earth. ESA has developed the series of weather satellites in close cooperation with the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, Eumetsat.
https://wn.com/Replay_Msg_3_Launch
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