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  European Space Agency - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The European Space Agency (ESA), established in 1975, is an inter-governmental organisation dedicated to the exploration of space, currently with 17 member states.
Beginning in the 1970s, when the space race between the US and the Soviet Union had tuned down and space budgets were cut dramatically in both superpowers, ESA established itself as a forerunner in space exploration.
During the latter half of the 1980s, European human space flights changed from being the exception to routine and therefore, in 1990, the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany was established.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Space_Agency   (5698 words)

 Rosetta Space Probe Encyclopedia @ LaunchBase.net (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rosetta is a European Space Agency-led unmanned space mission launched in 2004 intended to study the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
During the 1986 apparition of the Comet Halley, a number of international space probes were sent to explore the cometary system, most prominent among them being ESA's highly successful Giotto.
May 10 - The first and most important deep space maneuver was successfully executed and brings the space craft on its correct course, with a reported inaccuracy of 0.05%.
www.launchbase.net /encyclopedia/Rosetta_space_probe   (931 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : European Space Agency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is therefore not surprising that the first non-Soviet European in space was not an ESA astronaut on a European space craft: It was Czechoslovakian Vladimir Remek who in 1978 became the first European in space - on a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft, followed by the East German Sigmund Jähn in the same year.
During the latter half of the 1980s European human space flights changed from being the exception to rather constituting a routine and therefore in 1990 the European Astronaut Centre that is situated in Cologne, Germany was established.
The craft itself was modelled comparable to the first proposals of the Space Shuttle and should constitute a small reusable spaceship that would carry 3 to 5 astronauts and 3 to 4 metric tons of payload for scientific experiments.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /European_Space_Agency   (5022 words)

 Spacecraft - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Ariane 5 lifts off with the Rosetta space probe on March 2, 2004.
A space suit has at times been called a miniature spacecraft or spaceship, emphasizing its purpose of keeping its wearer alive while traveling in the vacuum of outer space.
The US Space Command, according to its "Long Range Plan", is currently planning to develop a weaponized spaceship, which has yet to be announced.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/s/p/a/Spaceship.html   (230 words)

 Rosetta space probe at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rosetta is a space probe financed by the European Space Agency.
It was originally to have been launched on January 12, 2003 to rendezvous with the comet 46P/Wirtanen in 2011.
The probe is named after the Rosetta Stone, as it is hoped the mission too will unlock the secrets of how our universe looked before planets formed.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Rosetta_space_probe.html   (456 words)

 Spacecraft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Spacecraft are designed for a variety of missions which may include communications, earth observation, meteorology, navigation, planetary exploration, space tourism and space warfare.
Though not part of the spacecraft itself, the launch vehicle used to place a spacecraft in orbit, and the ground system used to send telecommands to the spacecraft and receive telemetry from the spacecraft, are frequently also considered subsystems.
A battery (or batteries) are typically connected to the bus via a battery charge regulator, and the battery is used to provide electrical power during periods when primary power is not available, for example when a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) spacecraft is eclipsed by the Earth.
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/Spacecraft   (1072 words)

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