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Airbus: ESA Planetary Research Satellite on Track for Launch


Airbus: ESA Planetary Research Satellite on Track for Launch Airbus completed construction and integration of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Characterising Exoplanet Satellite (CHEOPS) at its Madrid-Barajas facility in Spain, putting the satellite on track for its scheduled launch on an Arianespace Soyuz rocket later this year. CHEOPS will now be sent to France, Switzerland and The Netherlands for a comprehensive test campaign that will start July 9 and include a complete set of functional and environmental tests to ensure that the spacecraft is fit for launch.   More



(Source: Via Satellite - Jul 4)

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