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European Space Agencies Inaugurate Altered-Gravity Aircraft

ESA, France’s space agency CNES and the German aerospace centre DLR inaugurated the Airbus A310 ZERO-G refitted for altered gravity by running 12 scientific experiments this week. Repeatedly putting the aircraft on an up-and-down trajectory angled at up to 50° creates brief periods of weightlessness. During the climb and pulling out of the descent, the occ...
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Image - Integral Manoeuvres for the Future

Integral Manoeuvres for the Future

Since 2002, ESA’s Integral spacecraft has been observing some of the most violent events in the Universe, including gamma-ray bursts and black holes. While it still has years of life ahead, its fuel will certainly run out one day. Integral, one of ESA’s longest-serving and most successful space observatories, has begun a series of four thruster burns car...
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