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On 23 December 2021, Copernicus Sentinel-1B experienced an anomaly related to the instrument electronics power supply provided by the satellite platform, leaving it unable to deliver radar data. Since then spacecraft operators and engineers have been working tirelessly to rectify the issue.

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When the first samples from another planet will have arrived on Earth, in 2033, Romania would have been part of this historic Mars mission by NASA and ESA. Romanian specialists will contribute to one of the most sophisticated and advanced space robots — a robotic arm that will be used to transfer Mars samples of rock and dust to Earth and answer the question: was there life on Mars?

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The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), with the support of the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitalisation, organised an InfoDay on how Romanian entities can participate in the programmes of the European Space Agency (ESA). The event took place on Thursday, 28 July 2022, at the National Institute of Statistics. The first half of the event included presentations from Mr. Sebastian Burduja, Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitalisation and Dr. Phys. Marius-Ioan Piso, President of the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA). During the second half of the event, participants could ask questions.

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The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) invites you to join the educational activities organised on the International Moon Day 2022 at the Astronomical Institute of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, from 19:00 to 22:00.

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ESA’s new Vega-C rocket has successfully performed its inaugural flight on 13 July, at 16:13 Romanian local time. The launch caps a multi-year effort by ESA, prime contractor Avio and industrial partners in 13 ESA Member States to build on the heritage of its predecessor, Vega. Romania is one of the states contributing to Vega-C. Romanian entities carried out aerodynamic and acoustic tests, reviews and validations of the Vega-C navigation systems, as well as the validation of certain Space Rider systems, a space vehicle that will be launched on a Vega-C. A testing bench for the Vega-E liquid oxygen turbopump is also being developed.

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