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  1. Ultralight structures set to sail away in 2010- Sailing back to Earth

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    June 27, 2007

    In 2011, after it has completed its mission to investigate the equivalence principle, the Microscope satellite will become another spent piece of space debris in an already cluttered low-Earth orbit.

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  2. Ultralight structures set to sail away in 2010.

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    June 27, 2007

    A good idea is one thing, actually applying it is another. A technology first imagined in the 1960s to build ultralight structures has now reached maturity and is set to fly in space on CNES’s Microscope mission.

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