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High-power supercapacitors – already found within terrestrial electric cars, trains, lifts and cranes – are on their way to space. Developed with @AirbusSpace, these could be used in future to provide very brief bursts of power for satellites or launchers:
"Today's bulletin from the Solar Influences Data analysis Center ( #SIDC) reports solar activity is expected to remain at low levels, with a high chance of C-class flares - an isolated M-class flare remains possible," explains Alexi Glover, #SpaceWeather Service Coordinator".
Now LEOP is complete, the control control team have handed over command and control of the satellite to @eumetsat, who will complete the final ‘orbit acquisition’ and take on responsibility for commissioning, routine operations and distribution of the mission’s vital data.
#Sentinel6 we hear you!
The North Pole Satellite Station in Alaska has caught the spacecraft's first signals from space and is locked on to the new mission. Transmission coming into #ESOC #missioncontrol loud and clear.
Soon after, ESA’s #missioncontrol received the very first signals from the fledgling mission. This vital moment, the ‘acquisition of signal’, meant they could lock on to the satellite with ground stations across the globe and receive its data
After a spectacular launch on 21 Nov, ESA took care of the @CopernicusEU #Sentinel6 Michael Freilich satellite. During the critical early days, teams at #missioncontrol made it at home in its new environment and have now handed over control to @eumetsat
China’s #Change5 has set off for the Moon!🎉
Using signals received by #Kourou station, we helped confirm that the spacecraft safely arrived in space.
Best wishes for a successful mission! See you on the homeward journey!
Photo 1: CGTN
Around 15 December, as the spacecraft returns to Earth, ESA will catch signals from the spacecraft using Maspalomas station, operated by the Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aerospacial @intaespana in Spain.
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