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Space News Archive - July 27, 2012

New European Launch Services For ESA

The European Space Agency (ESA) is investigating the possibility of a new launch system to make Europe fully self-sufficient over the long haul.

exactView-1 Satellite In Orbit And Operational

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd announced Thursday the successful separation from the Soyuz launcher and subsequent operation of mission-critical systems onboard the exactView-1 satellite.

NASA has selected RTD Construction, Inc., of Zephyrhills, Fla., to provide construction services for the revitalization of Kennedy Space Center's water distribution and waste water collection systems.

NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck will visit Space Florida's Space Life Sciences Lab, located just outside of NASA Kennedy Space Center's security gates, on Monday, July 30 at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

Scotch Tape Inspires X-ray Telescope Design

While some find it as the source of inspiration for wrapping gifts, Scotch tape inspired one scientist at NASA to build a special X-ray mirror.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.