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The European Space Agency (ESA) invites scientists from all over the world to respond to the seventeenth "Announcement of Opportunity" and submit proposals for observations to be performed with the XMM-Newton observatory. The deadline for XMM-Newton AO-17 proposal submission is Friday 6 October 2017, 12:00 UT.

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The free and open data from Europe’s Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites has been used to create a global and almost cloudless map of the world, which can be accessed here. The Sentinel-2 cloudless layer combines over 80 trillion pixels collected during different weather conditions between May 2016 and April 2017.

Sentinel-2 is part of the European Copernicus programme, the result of close collaboration between the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Commission, industry, service providers and data users.

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The European Space Agency (ESA) invites researchers to put forward research projects on the effects of space radiation on the crew during long term missions by using GSI’s large particle accelerator in Darmstadt, Germany. The deadline to submit the letter of intent with experiment ideas is 15 September 2017. This Announcement of Opportunity is open to researchers working for a scientific institution in Romania, an ESA Member State.

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On the occasion of the 21 August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, the Eclipse Ballooning Project funded by NASA and inspired by the Eclipser 1 Romanian initiative, will see students conducting high altitude balloon (HAB) flights from about 25 locations across the total eclipse path, from Oregon to South Carolina, sending live video and images from near space to the NASA website.

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The 42nd Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research – COSPAR will be held in Pasadena, California, between 14 – 22 July 2018. The event also marks the 60th anniversary of COSPAR. The Committee was established in 1958 to promote international cooperation in the pursuit of scientific research in space, Romania being a member since 1964. Abstract submissions for COSPAR 2018 will open on 19 August and close on 9 February 2018.

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