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European space agency signs deal for asteroid defence mission – Sydney Morning Herald

Darmstadt, Germany: The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a deal worth 129 million ($208 million) to make a spacecraft for a joint project with NASA looking at how to deflect an asteroid heading for Earth.
NASA is due to launch a spacecraft in June 2021 set on a collision course with the Dimorphos asteroid to test whether it would be possible to nudge objects that might be threatening Earth onto a safer path.
ESA will then launch its spacecraft named Hera after the Greek goddess of marria…

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