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ESA disappointed by short-sighted politicians

After the meeting of the ESA Council at Ministerial Level last weekend, ESA Director General Jan Woerner made the following statement:

There was one aspect which detracted from the otherwise positive mood: AIM (short for Asteroid Impact Mission) failed to get the financial support it needed.

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Ride along with Rosetta through the eyes of OSIRIS

Rosetta’s OSIRIS camera team has launched a new website to showcase their recent images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The high-resolution images, taken either with the narrow- or wide-angle scientific imaging camera, will show the comet as recently as the day before.

They will be posted to a dedicated website but followers can also subscribe to a mailing list to receive the images directly via email.

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Optical Tube Wrapped Up

Both major assemblies (Base and optical tube) have now been wrapped, and are in storage at Laminating Technologies.  They will remain in “care and preservation” until the dome is ready.

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Wrapping up a Telescope!

Since the weather has put a stop to groundwork for the dome, attention has turned to the telescope itself. 

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Planning Permission for the Dome

Powys County Council has granted us planning permission to build the dome for the 24″ Schmidt Camera.

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Telescope Arrives in Knighton

Well, the telescope is in Wales and secure. Here’s how it happened.

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Telescope Coming to Knighton

All is ready for the lift of the telescope on 19 June.

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