Space mission

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A space mission is in the space , the entire process of design, construction, the actual flight and its handling of a spacecraft and the evaluation of the data obtained.

In contrast, a group of individual missions of the same name or of a similar type is summarized under the term program - for example the Apollo program of the US moon flights or the Russian Soyuz program .

Flights of objects in the upper atmosphere that serve as experiments, investigate them in cooperation with aeronomy ( e.g. sounding rockets ) or borderline cases between space, aviation and military rocket technology are not referred to as space missions .

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