US News Champagne box-sized satellite to probe distant planet

22:50  11 january  2018
22:50  11 january  2018 Source:   AFP

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France is set to launch a champagne box - sized mini satellite into Earth orbit on Friday to study a mysterious, juvenile planet system in our Milky Way galaxy, mission controllers said.

US task force to probe Hezbollah 'narcoterror'. France is set to launch a champagne box - sized mini satellite into Earth orbit on Friday to study a mysterious, juvenile planet system in our Milky Way galaxy, mission controllers said.

System manager Lester David puts the PicSAT Flight model in its launch pod for testing on the vibration table in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines © Provided by AFP System manager Lester David puts the PicSat flight model in its launch pod for testing on the vibration table in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines France is set to launch a champagne box-sized mini satellite into Earth orbit on Friday to study a mysterious, juvenile planet system in our Milky Way galaxy, mission controllers said.

The PicSat orbiter's target is the massive star Beta Pictoris, some 60 light years from Earth in the southern constellation of Pictor (The Painter's Easel), and its planet Beta Pictoris b — a gassy giant.

Built at the Paris Observatory's LESIA laboratory, with European backing, PicSat is due to be launched in the early-morning hours of Friday on an Indian PSLV rocket.

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Paris: France is set to launch a champagne box - sized mini satellite into Earth orbit on Friday to study a mysterious, juvenile planet system in our Milky Way galaxy, mission controllers said. The PicSat orbiter's target is the massive star Beta Pictoris

France is set to launch a champagne box - sized mini satellite into Earth orbit on Friday to study a mysterious, juvenile planet system in our Milky Way galaxy, mission controllers said. The PicSat orbiter’s target is the massive star Beta Pictoris

  Champagne box-sized satellite to probe distant planet © Twitter It will orbit our planet at an altitude of some 310 miles, hoping to learn more about Beta Pictoris b by observing the next time it transits its host star, appearing as a dot on the bright surface as seen from Earth's perspective.

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