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07.02

During the STAR 2012 project competition, coordonated by the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), a research project was selected for funding the first phase of the RoBiSAT mission, developed by the Institute of Space Science (ISS).

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06.01

2014 started with the discovery of a new asteroid — 2014 AA, the first asteroid to be discovered in the new year. The Catalina Sky Survey Programme reported the asteroid to the International Astronomical Union on January 1, 2014 at 1 am Universal Time (Greenwich time).

The preliminary orbit calculated by two renowned independent computing centers for astronomy led to the conclusion that the object was only 500,000 kilometers away from Earth. The probability of collision with the Earth was very important for this imprecise orbit. However, it could not be accurately predicted where the object would enter Earth's atmosphere.

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02.12

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) signed the Multilateral Agreement for the Euclid mission, during the Science Programme Committee meeting, held on 29 November 2013, in Paris. Scheduled for launch in 2020, the Euclid mission will map the shape, brightness and 3D distribution of two billion galaxies, having as objective to identify the roles played by dark mater and dark energy in the evolution and expansion of the Universe.

 

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22.11

Watch the Swarm launch event live from the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, and liftoff from Plesetsk, Russia (all times in EET, local time in Romania)

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