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RFA and Southern Launch sign launch facility agreement

RFA ONE secures launch capability from South Australia
Rocket Factory Augsburg AG (RFA), Europe's leading launch service provider, has entered into a partnership with Southern Launch, a South Australian rocket launch service provider. The partnership will enable the German launch vehicle RFA ONE to be launched from Southern Launch's launch sites, the Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex in South Australia. Southern Launch's orbital complex enables direct ascent into Sun-synchronous and polar orbits.

NASA’s Perseverance rover commences cutting-edge scientific measurements on Mars with Finnish equipment

NASA’s Perseverance rover has now spent its first months on the surface of Mars. The testing and deployment phase is proceeding well, and after the first technology demonstration with the Ingenuity helicopter, the rover is commencing the continuous scientific measurements. With the arrival of the humidity and pressure measurement instruments onboard Perseverance, the first meteorological network on another planet is being created.

Vaisala and FMI technology heads to Mars onboard NASA’s Perseverance rover

International collaboration takes Vaisala and the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) to Mars onboard NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. The rover is scheduled to launch on July 30, 2020. Vaisala’s sensor technology combined with FMI’s measurement instrumentation will be used to obtain accurate and reliable pressure and humidity data from the surface of the red planet.

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