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As of March 17, 2022, all smartphones sold in the European Union should be leveraging Galileo signals, in addition to other Global Navigation Satellite Systems. The addition of the EU positioning system to enhance the 112-calls location will result in faster response times and consequently, more lives saved.

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16 candidates from Romania, nine women and seven men, moved to the next phase, called 2-1, of the ESA astronaut recruitment process. They were selected from a total of 254 applications from Romania — 55 female and 199 male — and out of a grand total of 22 523 valid astronaut applications received by ESA from all Member and Cooperating States.

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Plato, ESA’s next-generation planet hunting mission, has been given the green light to continue with its development after the critical milestone review concluded successfully on 11 January 2022.

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On 24 January 2022 the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope was successfully inserted in a halo orbit around L2, its final home, 1,5 million km away from Earth. The final mid-course burn lasted for nearly five minutes and added only about 1.6 metres per second to Webb’s speed.

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Today, 20 January, Romania celebrates 11 years since the signature of the Agreement between the Government of Romania and the European Space Agency on Romania's accession to the ESA Convention.

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