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JUICE: Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer of European Space Agency

The Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer of the European Space Agency recently entered into a critical sequence of tests. About Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer It is called JUICE. It is an interplanetary spacecraft developed by European Space Agency. It is under its development phase. The main contractor of the mission is Airbus Defence and Space. The ..

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Tianwen-1: Chinese Rover lands on Mars

On May 14, 2021, the Chinese Spacecraft Tianwen 1 landed on Mars successfully. It was launched in July 2020 on a Long March 5 rocket. About the landing Tianwen 1 has been orbiting Mars for three months now. The lander that carried the Zhurong rover touched down the Martian surface successfully. It landed in the ..

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Bepi Colombo Spacecraft reaches Mercury in its journey towards Venus

The BepiColombo Space Craft was launched jointly by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and European Space Agency to planet Mercury. The space craft has now crossed Venus on its way to Mercury. Highlights The mission BepiColombo consists of two satellites launched together. They are Mercury Planetary Orbiter and Mercury Magentospheric Orbiter. The two satellites will separate ..

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Air-Breathing Electric Thruster (ABET)

The European Space Agency (ESA) is building Air-Breathing Electric Thruster (ABET) that can possibly extend the working life of satellites by years and even help with interplanetary travel using just the air around it as a propellant. This Air-Breathing Electric Thruster (ABET) does not operate in complete vacuum, but works in low Earth orbit (LEO) ..

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