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Europe’s Ariane 6 launch vehicle is set to debut with a commercial mission in 2020 – industry is carrying out the final tests and starting production. The Ariane 6 launch zone at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana is near completion.

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The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) invites space enthusiasts to register an event for the second edition of European Space Talks, an outreach initiative to promote space in the Member States of the European Space Agency (ESA). Events can take place until 31 October 2019.

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On Thursday, 18 July 2019, a team of researchers from the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) together with specialists from the Romanian Association for Space Technology and Industry (ROMSPACE), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the National Centre for Air Defence Training „Brigade General Ion Bungescu” have successfully operated a Romanian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) at high altitudes. The vehicle reached 23 km in altitude, becoming the first Romanian UAV to go beyond the 18-km altitude milestone in a controlled flight in Romanian airspace. Above the so-called Armstrong's line humans rapidly lose their conscience and suffer serious physical damage.

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More than 40 satellite missions will be launched at once by Europe’s Vega launcher this autumn, thanks to the innovative modular “Lego-style” dispenser resting on its upper stage.
Up until now the smallest classes of satellites – all the way down to tiny CubeSats, built from 10 cm modular boxes – have typically piggybacked to orbit. They have to make use of any spare capacity as a single large satellite is launched, meaning their overall launch opportunities are limited.

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The European continent has been hit once again by a heatwave, a month apart from the previous hot spell, in June. With temperatures reaching around 40°C, several heat records were broken in Holland, Belgium, Germany and France, in Paris.

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