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#NASA #NuSTAR is in orbit. http://www.aerospaceguide.net/telescope/nustar.html

NASA's newest space telescope — a black hole-hunting observatory — unfolded a giant mast in orbit Thursday (June one of the final steps before it can begin peering deep into the universe.

It well extended its service life anyway... @ESA declared end of mission for Envisat on 9 May 2012. #space #satellite

An enormous Earth-observing satellite that was officially declared dead in space Wednesday (May may stay in orbit for the next 150 years, posing a threat to other spacecraft zipping around our planet.

It well extended its service life anyway... @ESA declared end of mission for Envisat on 9 May 2012. #space #satellite

An enormous Earth-observing satellite that was officially declared dead in space Wednesday (May may stay in orbit for the next 150 years, posing a threat to other spacecraft zipping around our planet.

New Satellite Lets Anyone Experiment in Space     For a few hundred dollars, anyone can now buy time to run their own experiments aboard a small satellite set to launch next year.

New Satellite Lets Anyone Experiment in Space For a few hundred dollars, anyone can now buy time to run their own experiments aboard a small satellite set to launch next year.

Swiss ESA mission CHEOPS: CHaracterising ExOPlanets Satellite, focuses on studying planets around other stars

The European Space Agency has approved plans to launch a small satellite in 2017 to seek out super-Earth alien planets and large exoplanets orbiting stars near our own solar system.

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