Space News Archive - February 15, 2010
The International Space Stationâ€™s new viewport is facing the Earth now, ready to provide a panoramic view of the planet below and approaching cargo ships.
The European Space Agency is about to launch the most sophisticated satellite ever to investigate the Earthâ€™s ice fields and map ice thickness over water and land: lift-off scheduled for February 25.
Interfax news agency reported on Friday that the first launch of a Russian space rocket from a site has been delayed.
- A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.