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Exciting year ahead for the European Space Agency


Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency describes all of the exciting missions that are coming up in 2021, including the launch of a telecommunications satellite called Quantum. This satellite is the first of its kind that can be reprogrammed from space. 

 “As the world leaves behind the strange and challenging year of 2020, we look towards 2021 with a mixture of relief and expectation. And this is the same at ESA, where we look forward to a brighter and very exciting 2021,” writes the ESA.

“This year will see Vega-C making its maiden flight, two ESA astronauts start long-duration missions on board the International Space Station, and BepiColombo and Solar Orbiter continuing their voyages around the Solar System.”

Video Credit: ESA

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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