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Another postponed mission of NASA

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Without a crew, bolted on a Delta IV Heavy, the capsule Orion Deep Space is still on the launching pad at Cape Canaveral. It is yet another postponement for NASA that in all ways is trying to return to perform manned space missions. Goal: to bring the man to the moon, to reach asteroids and

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SIR-C / X-SAR 1-2 and SRTM

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Satellites for Earth Observation today have an increasingly important role for the protection of the environment, the prevention of natural disasters, homeland security and citizens. The ASI is committed to this industry first with the satellite system COSMO-SkyMed, the largest space program ever undertaken by Italy, and other important missions of scientific and application. Source:

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SORA (Sounding Radar)

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The objective and mission responsibility stands for ASI in the domain of Line Topics Development and Test of radar sounding. The date scheduled for launch was in June 2009, but it was launched 1 July. The mission was ended in 2009. Source: ASI The experiment SoRa (Sounding Radar) is part of a wider program of

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2014 KC46 not hit the Earth, word of LBT

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The asteroid 2014 KC46 will not hit Earth: confirmation comes from observations made with the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), the large binocular telescope operating in Arizona (USA), and of which the National Institute of Astrophysics is a partner. 2014 KC46 was in fact considered a dangerous asteroid: previous measurements considered it a potential impact for

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Rosetta continues the journey towards the Sun

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The moment of closest approach will take place on August 13, 2015, when it will pass 183 million kilometers from our parent star in an orbit between Earth and Mars. The technicians of the ESA continue to analyze data from different instruments on board and the images sent by the probe. There are “only” 429

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Orion is GO for flight test

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Without crew, screwed on a Delta IV Heavy: this is the program for the inaugural flight of the capsule Orion Deep Space set on 4 December at the launch pad Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral. For the SLS program we have to wait but we proceed quickly because a configuration can take off

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The effects of Comet Siding Spring on the atmosphere of Mars

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The data collected from the missions Mars Express (ESA), MAVEN and MRO (NASA) have also allowed us to analyze the properties of the nucleus of Comet Siding Spring Three probes dedicated to the study of the Red Planet have recently had the opportunity to conduct observations very close to a comet that has made a

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BeppoSAX – The enigma of the Gamma-ray bursts

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One of the greatest successes of the recent scientific history Italian, BeppoSAX (Satellite per Astronomia X, “Beppo” as the nickname the Italian astronomer Giuseppe Goggles, one of the pioneers of the study of cosmic rays) was born of a collaboration between the Agency Italian Space agency (ASI) and the Netherlands Agency for aerospace programs (NIVR).

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The International Space Station

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The International Space Station (ISS) is the most important and ambitious program of global cooperation in science and technology so far and it can be considered as the greatest engineering accomplishment made by man. With the launch of the logistics module Leonardo, which occurred in March 2001, Italy became the third nation, after Russia and

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