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Apr 10

Celebrating the ISS and preparing for the future

Source: ESA

The International Space Station (ISS) is now almost complete and capable of housing a crew of six astronauts. At times, more than 12 people can work aboard.

One of the most ambitious international projects ever and the largest spacecraft to orbit our planet is ready for at least 10 more years of productive operations.

Now that the International Space Station is fully operational, the programme partners will gather in Berlin on 19–21 April to discuss the successes and potential of this unique international cooperation. (read more)

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Apr 10

Proba-2 shows solar eruption that touched Earth

Source: ESA

Polar skies glowed with ghostly auroras last week during the biggest geomagnetic storm of 2010. The event owed its origin to a solar eruption a few days earlier – revealed here in high-speed detail by ESA's small Sun-watcher Proba-2.(read more)

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