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Big science teams up with big business to kick?start European cloud computing

A consortium of leading IT providers and three of Europe’s biggest research centres (CERN, EMBL and ESA) announced a partnership to launch a European cloud computing platform. ‘Helix Nebula - the Science Cloud’, will support the massive IT requirements of European scientists, and become available to governmental organisations and industry after an initial pilot phase

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One Soyuz launcher, two Galileo satellites, three successes for Europe

The first pair of satellites for Europe's Galileo global navigation satellite system has been lofted into orbit by the first Russian Soyuz vehicle ever launched from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana in a milestone mission

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Galileo: first satellite launch

The launch of the first two Galileo navigation satellites from Kourou, French Guiana, will be celebrated by the European Parliament and Commission  today, on Parliament's Solidarno?? 1980 esplanade, and broadcast live from Brussels


Galileo: Europe prepares for october launch

The European Space Agency, Arianespace and the European Commission announced that the launch of the first two satellites of Europe's global navigation satellite system is planned to take place on 20 October