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The Cosmic Vision Selection Process

  Featured Picture: Pulsar encased in supernova bubble. Credit ESA ESA’s Cosmic Vision and the economic framework make up the main factors for Europe’s engagement within space science and lay the conditions for ESA’s selection for the next years of space science projects. The programme provides the main direction for the research, but how fast the […]

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Space Weather in Focus

Generally speaking, it is a fair assumption that the sun is a blessing for Mother Earth and without this source of light and heat no life would have exited here. For most people there are few serious dangers when it comes to the sun, because through generations and increased solar research humans adjusted. Having said […]

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Operating Satellites – Important and Challenging Profession

Developing, building and launching satellites is only a small part of the job. Operating satellites in space is another, and most certainly not always a routine job. Not all satellites function perfectly during their expected life span; some have different lacks during launch, some are in a wrong orbit, some stop functioning before the end […]

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Feeling the Pulse at the US 2012

The USA is known as the high technology stronghold regarding nearly all fields of science. No other part of the world can refer to as many winners of the Nobel Prizes as the Americans and a very large part of the technological development is related to research carried out at American institutes. Space research and […]

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VTT – Seventy Years of Research

Finnish research and innovation is well- known in the world, not least through the Nokia adventure, an adventure that also showed the Finnish ability to change from times with traditional industry, which the old Nokia represents, to the modern high technology society we now live in. Nokia is not the only example of Finnish high […]

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