Terrifying Delays

Alright, it’s not really that terrifying. The European Space Agency’s Swarm mission will send up three satellites to study the Earth’s magnetic field. The agency announced yesterday its launch, originally scheduled for November 14, will be delayed about a week so they can replace a part in the upper stage of the Rockot the satellites are hitching a ride on. In the meantime, we can enjoy the talents of expert pumpkin carver and geomagnetist Victoria Anne Ridley, who commemorated the Swarm mission for Halloween.


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