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22.09

A new ESA initiative, Investing in Industrial Innovation in Earth Observation – also known as ‘InCubed’ – kicked off on 6 September 2017 with an open call for European businesses to apply for a chance to gain financial and practical support for industry projects.

Innovation, collaboration, partnership and speed are all key factors in making Earth observation a success in the up and coming Earth Observation commercial market. As part of its drive to shape Earth observation for the future, ESA has set up InCubed to help stimulate investment in industrial innovation for the Earth observation sector.

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22.09

Fifty years ago on 8 September, the European Space Operations Centre was inaugurated in Darmstadt, Germany. Since then, the centre has become known worldwide as Europe’s ‘Gateway to Space’.

The European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) was inaugurated just a decade after the Soviet Union placed Sputnik 1 into orbit in 1957, its plaintive radio beeps signaling that the era of space exploration had begun.

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15.09

The European Space Agency (ESA) invites scientists from all over the world to respond to the seventeenth "Announcement of Opportunity" and submit proposals for observations to be performed with the XMM-Newton observatory. The deadline for XMM-Newton AO-17 proposal submission is Friday 6 October 2017, 12:00 UT.

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14.09

The free and open data from Europe’s Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites has been used to create a global and almost cloudless map of the world, which can be accessed here. The Sentinel-2 cloudless layer combines over 80 trillion pixels collected during different weather conditions between May 2016 and April 2017.

Sentinel-2 is part of the European Copernicus programme, the result of close collaboration between the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Commission, industry, service providers and data users.

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13.09

The European Space Agency (ESA) invites researchers to put forward research projects on the effects of space radiation on the crew during long term missions by using GSI’s large particle accelerator in Darmstadt, Germany. The deadline to submit the letter of intent with experiment ideas is 15 September 2017. This Announcement of Opportunity is open to researchers working for a scientific institution in Romania, an ESA Member State.

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