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Europe Tries 'Fast and Cheap' Missions

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Science  13 Jun 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5319, pp. 1641
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5319.1641a

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The European Space Agency has taken a leaf out of NASA's book: It has created a class of "fast and cheap" missions to test new technology and keep researchers busy during the long run-up to major missions.