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Space News Archive - May 31, 2011

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the commercial entry into service of its KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite, marking the official launch of its new-generation Tooway(TM) broadband service.

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The three massive solar panels that will provide power for NASA's Juno spacecraft during its mission to Jupiter have seen their last photons of light until they are deployed in space after launch.

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Space shuttle astronauts have tested Endeavour’s landing systems in preparation for an early Wednesday touchdown at the Kennedy Space Center ending Endeavour’s 19-year flying career.

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Do you use Twitter? Are you as intrigued by comets as we are? Then tell us 'Why comets are cool' and you might win a trip to ESA's operations center in Germany on 15 June to celebrate 25 years of cometary science at ESA.

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Four decades after the first Moon landing, our only natural satellite remains a fascinating enigma.

Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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