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September 29, 2016
Vega to launch ESA's wind mission
Paris (ESA) Sep 09, 2016
ESA and Arianespace have signed a contract to secure the launch of the Aeolus satellite. With this milestone, a better understanding of Earth's winds is another step closer. The contract, worth euro 32.57 million, was signed at ESA headquarters in Paris, France, by ESA's Director of Earth Observation Programmes, Josef Aschbacher, and CEO of Arianespace, Stephane Israel. Josef Aschbacher said, "Aeolus has certainly had its fair share of problems. However, with the main technical hurdles reso ... read more

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LTU uses underground radar to locate post-Katrina damage
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