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05.07

edicated to monitoring the weather from geostationary orbit, MSG-3 will be launched on an Ariane 5 from French Guiana.

The 29-minute window opens at 23:36 CEST. Live transmission from Eumetsat in Germany starts at 21:30 CEST.

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20.06

ESA’s Euclid mission to explore the hidden side of the Universe – dark energy and dark matter – reached an important milestone today that will see it head towards full construction.

Selected in October 2011 alongside Solar Orbiter as one of the first two medium-class missions of the Cosmic Vision 2015–25 plan, Euclid received final approval from ESA’s Science Programme Committee to move into the full construction phase, leading to its launch in 2020.

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21.05

On 21 May 2012, at the Metropolitan Library of Bucharest, the cosmonaut Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu released the book "Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu a cosmonaut biography" written by Annie Muscă.

21.05

NASA's Third Annual Lunabotics Mining Competition is a university-level competition designed to engage and retain students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). NASA will directly benefit from the competition by encouraging the development of innovative lunar excavation concepts from universities which may result in clever ideas and solutions which could be applied to an actual lunar excavation device or payload.

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21.05

With a diameter of about 2-3 miles, the celestial object lies between the planets Mars and Jupiter and revolves around the Sun in 1123 days. It reaches the closest to the Earth point at 0.83 astronomical units. But the asteroid is not heading toward our country, nor to Earth, but it was only named this way by the International Astronomical Union.

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