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Planck Space Telescope

Planck is Europe’s first mission to study the relic radiation from the Big Bang.
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Herschel Space Telescope

Herschel is the largest space telescope ever launched. Its 3.5 m-diameter mirror will give astronomers their best view yet of the Universe at far-infrared and sub-millimetre wavelengths....
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Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-ray Observatory, formerly known as the Advanced X-ray Astronomical Facility (AXAF), launched by Space Shuttle Columbia on July 23, 1999 and belongs to NASA's Great Observatory program. Also to the program belong the Hubble Space Telescope, the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telecope....
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Dawn Mission

NASA's Dawn Mission will examine the asteroids Ceres and Vesta. In fact in March 2006 was the Mission canceled but short time later the NASA Management decided to reinstate the Dawn mission, because many scientist all over the world supported the mission....
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Deep Impact

NASA's Deep Impact mission is the astronomical highlight of the year, because for the first time a probe will hit a comet to reveal the secrets of its interior. The Deep Impact probe releases 24 h befor the arrival at the target Tempel 1 the small "impactor" (370 kg) which predominantly consists of copper....
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Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched 1990 with the Space Shuttle Discovery and is one of the most important and popular telescopes in the history of astronomy. ...
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Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter

The Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter ist Americas answer to the European Mars Express space probe and the technical facts are very impressive. The space probe will arrive in March 2006 on the Red Planet....
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New Horizons

This mission flies to the former last official planet of our solar system and beyond. The mission planners hope after the rendezvous with Pluto to continue the mission with a fly-by of some Kuiper Belt objects....
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Stardust

The Stardust Mission is a unique Mission, because for the first time has a space probe collect dust particle from a comet and will bring back these samples to the earth. Previous mission to comets only took pictures and therefore the scientists are really curios to these samples, because comets consist of the remnants of the beginning of our solar system and can solve many fundamental questions....
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Venus Express

The Venus Express space probe reuse parts of the design from the Mars Express and Rosetta spacecrafts and is the first Mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) to Earth's "sister planet" because booth are very similar in size and bulk composition....
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