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Industry starts work on Europe’s Hera planetary defence mission

Written by  Monday, 14 September 2020 13:00
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Today ESA awarded a €129.4 million contract covering the detailed design, manufacturing and testing of Hera, the Agency’s first mission for planetary defence. This ambitious mission will be Europe’s contribution to an international asteroid deflection effort, set to perform sustained exploration of a double asteroid system.

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