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First Hall-effect electric propulsion cubesat launched

The first ever cube satellite with a hall-effect electric propulsion has been launched by Exotrail.

This allows the cubesat to perform advanced and automatic manoeuvres.

Exotrail paves the way for new space mobility with
first of its kind successful in-orbit demonstration mission

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Virgin Orbit first satellites launched

Virgin Orbit has launched its first set of satellites into space which is great news for small satellite operators.

Congratulations to the team and Sir Richard Branson!

BBC News: Branson’s Virgin rocket takes satellites to orbit

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Real Time Data

SPARC provides tailored space radiation environment plots utilising near real time measurements from ESA EU Galileo and NOAA GOES measurements.

Real Time Data

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Data Realtime SREN

GOES-16 Omnidirectional Differential Electron Fluxes

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Instruments installed on Euclid spacecraft

The instruments for the ESA Euclid space telescope, scheduled for launch in 2022, have been integrated after passing the qualification and acceptance review. Congratulations to the team!

https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2020/12/Instruments_installed_on_Euclid_spacecraft

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SWE Portal 3.2.0 Release Note

The Space Weather Service Network Portal has been updated.

https://swe.ssa.esa.int/release-notes-3.2

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Gaia Early Data Release 3

The latest data collected from the Gaia spacecraft has been released.

Basically a 3D space catalog with billions of astronomical objects.

https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Space_Science/Gaia/Gaia_s_new_data_takes_us_to_the_Milky_Way_s_anticentre_and_beyond

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SPARC appointed as expert consultants

We are proud that SPARC has been appointed as an expert consultant of the Space Radiation Expert Service Centre (R-ESC) of ESA SSA Space Weather Service Network.

Link:

https://swe.ssa.esa.int/space-radiation

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SPARC on TV in Greek science documentary

The science documentary which SPARC participated has been broadcast on ERT, Greeceā€™s public broadcaster.

Link:

https://www.ertflix.gr/ellinika-docs/es-afrion-ta-spoudea/es-ayrion-ta-spoydaia-ligo-pano-ap-ton-oyrano/

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Interview with Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT)

The cameras and sound equipment overflowed at SPARC HQ  when a TV shoot, for a science documentary, recorded Dr. Sandberg explaining space safety to the nation.

We sill keep you posted when the documentary is shown.