An exciting year for space exploration
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency (ESA) features a preview of what is to come this year in space exploration.
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano will make history as the first Italian commander of the International Space Station (ISS).
Cheops will be the first mission dedicated to studying exoplanets, while the EDRS-C satellite will lead us into a new age of super-fast data relay on orbit.
A more powerful version of the ESA’s lightweight launcher called Vega-C will be introduced, paving the way for the future heavy lift launcher Ariane 6.
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