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On August 9 and 10, Portuguese “captured” spacecraft will pass near Venus – Observer



On August 9 and 10, Portuguese "captured" spacecraft will pass near Venus - Observer

European space probes Solar Orbiter and BepiColombo, using Portuguese technology and science, will pass near Venus on August 9 and 10, respectively, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced this Monday.

Passing through Venus is a necessary maneuver for both probes to reach their destination.

Solar Orbiter, launched in February 2020, is spacecraft for observing the sun, which involves a partnership between ESA and its American counterpart NASA.

BepiColombo, which, strictly speaking, consists of two rigs sent into space in a module in October 2018, seeks to explore Mercuryduring a joint mission between ESA and his Japanese counterpart Jaxa.


According to the ESA statement, the passage of probes through Venus “offers an unprecedented opportunity to study the environment of Venus from different places at the same time and, moreover, from places that are not usually visited by a planetary orbiter. “

The closest approach of the Solar Orbiter, designed to obtain the first images of the Sun’s poles, to Venus will occur at 5:42 am (Lisbon time) on August 9 at an altitude of 7995 kilometers, and the maximum approach of BepiColombo will be at an altitude of 2: 48 hours on August 10, 550 kilometers …

High-resolution images of Venus will not work, only black and white photographs. shot by two of the three cameras in the BepiColombo module. The first image is expected to be available on August 10, with most of the rest the next day.

The Solar Orbiter will be able to observe the night side of Venus later this week, according to ESA.

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The European Space Agency also hopes that the data collected as the Solar Orbiter and BepiColombo pass through Venus may provide useful information for the EnVision probe mission, which will launched in 2030 to study the planet’s atmosphere.

In early October this year, the BepiColombo module, which transports two probes, will make the first of six approaches to Mercury at an altitude of 200 kilometers.

Two probes will be placed in orbit around the planet in late 2025 to study, namely its magnetic field and the exosphere (outer layer of the atmosphere).

Astrophysicist Joana S. Oliveira is part of the ESA’s BepiColombo mission science team, and Efacec has created electronic equipment that monitors cosmic radiation during flight and operation of one of the module’s probes.

On November 27, the Solar Orbiter will make its last approach to Earth at an altitude of 460 kilometers. Thereafter, it will regularly pass through Venus, gradually increasing the slope of its trajectory in order to better observe the solar polar regions, which is important for understanding the solar activity cycle.

Portuguese companies Critical Software, Active Space Technologies and Deimos Engenharia have been involved in the development of several components of the solar probe.

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Government approves strategy to combat “Portuguese underrepresentation” in Brussels



Government approves strategy to combat "Portuguese underrepresentation" in Brussels

This afternoon the Council of Ministers will approve a national strategy to combat what it considers “underrepresentation de Portugal” in European institutions, in particular the European Commission.

“There is a significant shortage of Portuguese, especially those working for the Commission,” explains the Secretary of State for European Affairs in statements to Renaissance🇧🇷 The problem, according to Thiago Antunes, is not limited to middle management: “This is the first time Portugal does not have a CEO in the European Commission”.

The government wants to “correct this imbalance and fight this deficit in order to win.”ability to influence in decisions.” But it is not possible to increase the number of vacancies for the Portuguese, if only because there are no national quotas for employees working in institutions.

To go to Brussels or even work in Portugal on a full-time basis, you need to pass a series of tests prepared by EPSO (European Personnel Selection Office). 🇧🇷These are very difficult competitions.with very concrete evidence,” the official explains.

The strategy will be based on several pillars: training, increasing grants and encouraging the mobility of civil servants. The Portuguese government is going to create a national training center to “better prepare our candidates for competitions”; to bet on “dissemination of opportunities; increase the balls (by quantity and value); and create a statute that allows those who work in the public administration of Portugal to move into the European public administration.

The aim is to achieve “greater representation” in the European Commission in order to have “greater influence” on the decision. Although the strategy is to strengthen the Portuguese presence in Brussels and the employees do not work for doesn’t matter that they are portuguese“, he defends.

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Fruits may not appear early or may not even be measurable. “It will take some time until we see results,” admits the former secretary of state to the prime minister. But the wait does not stop the Portuguese government. “We have to start right now,” Thiago Antunes insists, pointing to the demographic problem among those working in Brussels. “There are a lot of Portuguese who came in at the time of our accession and are now retiring.”

The strategy aims to reverse the cycle of loss of Portuguese representation among the 27. The diploma will be approved this Wednesday in the Council of Ministers.

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“His manager is Portuguese and…”; The agent changes plans, and Luis Castro “arranges” the problem in the protection of “Botafogo”



"His manager is Portuguese and...";  The agent changes plans, and Luis Castro "arranges" the problem in the protection of "Botafogo"


The defender must return from loan ahead of schedule, and the Glorioso coach will have to make a decision at the beginning of the preseason.

Photo: Jorge Rodriguez/AGIF.  First, Luis Castro does not have Diego Loureiro for 2023.
Photo: Jorge Rodriguez/AGIF. First, Luis Castro does not have Diego Loureiro for 2023.

With the end of the season Botafogo its reformulation is already underway with the participation of Luis Castro. Names like Carlinhos, for example, have already left General Severiano, but there is a tendency for the “purge” to continue a little longer. Especially with the return of borrowed athletes during the year.

goalkeeper case Diego Loureiro, who played on loan at Atlético GO, promoted to Serie B. Curiously, the Botafogo archer has a contract at Goiania until the end of 2023, but Dragao president Adson Batista is pessimistic about the player’s consistency.

“Diego Loureiro is a bit off because he still has a contract with Botafogo, his manager is Portuguese and he has a different vision.” said the director in an interview with radio Sagres from the capital of Goiás.

The goalkeeper played only two games for Atlético-GO, who were betting on Renan in the starting lineup. If he returns to Rio, Loureiro will likely see high competition in the black and white net as Luis Castro now has alternatives to Gatito Fernandes and Lucas Perry.

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Portuguese footballer, former Sporting player, flees the country



Portuguese footballer, former Sporting player, flees the country

Ruben Ribeiro is accused of domestic violence and was arrested two weeks ago. He left with a term of identity and residence and disappeared from the “trace” of the authorities.

Ruben Ribeiro left Portugal a few days after his arrest due to accusation of domestic violence.

The wife blamed the 35-year-old Portuguese footballer last month.

Woman introduced several episodes of physical and psychological abuse over the past few years – some of which in front of the couple’s three children.

The court considered that the football player’s wife was in danger and, therefore, arrested Ruben about two weeks ago, November 16th.

The midfielder was questioned by the referee, but later releasedindicating the identity and place of residence – with a ban on contact or approaching the victim and under electronic surveillance.

However, the player has disappeared. O morning Post indicates that the General Directorate of Reintegration and Prison Service went to the defendant’s house to install an electronic surveillance device, but when it arrived, the accused was not.

The player also received a phone call, but this never answered🇧🇷 He did not cooperate, according to the Porto Criminal Court.

The newspaper writes that Ruben Ribeiro is in Turkey – His club is Hatayspor, but the family is still in Portugal.

The court has not yet decided what it will do after that. violation of coercive measures – An international arrest warrant may be issued.

Despite this development, the wife’s lawyer assures that she ” trusting that institutions know how to ensure justice and adequate protection for victims.”

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Born in Porto, Rubén Ribeiro grew up playing for Boavista and the Leixoyes. Later distinguished himself in the service of river birdwhich brought him a move to Sporting.

He played in Alvalada for only half a season; was one of nine players who terminated the contract with the club after hitting the gym in Alkoshet, 2018.

ZAP //

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