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Artist’s impression of the JUICE mission. Image Credit: ESA/AOES NASA’s contributions to an upcoming European Space Agency (ESA) mission have been moved from preliminary design to implementation phase. The mission, JUpiter ICy Moons Explorer (JUICE), is scheduled to launch in 2022 and arrive at Jupiter in October 2029. JUICE will spend […]

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Man-made objects designed to explore the universe are now challenges for modern spaceflight. (European Space Agency) Halfway through the European Space Agency’s new film, we’re at the part where — if this were some happy space documentary from yesteryear — Carl Sagan might be giving us a tour of a distant galaxy. But it’s 2017, Sagan […]