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2010-11-27 15:30:00

Ministers in charge of space activities representing the Member States of the European Space Agency and the European Union met in Brussels today for the Seventh Space Council. Today's Council was jointly chaired by Sabine Laruelle, the Belgian Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises, the Self-employed, Agriculture and Science Policy, on behalf of the EU Competitive-ness Council, and Giuseppe Pizza, Italian State Secretary in the Ministry of Education, University and Research, on behalf...

2010-06-17 10:45:00

Pierre Lellouche, Secretary of State responsible for European Affairs in the French Government, and Werner Hoyer, Minister Delegate for European Affairs in the German Government, who are both General Secretaries for Franco-German Cooperation, visited ESA Headquarters on June 15. They were welcomed by ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain, who presented the Agency and the status of the various projects it is carrying out in all areas of European space activity. During his presentation,...

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2010-01-27 11:06:16

Yesterday, Mr Ren© Oosterlinck, ESA's Director of the Galileo Programme and Navigation-related Activities, signed the first three contracts for the Galileo full operational capability phase. This event marks the start of building the Galileo operational infrastructure. The signing ceremony took place at ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre at Noordwijk (The Netherlands) in the presence of Mr Matthias Ruete, Director General "ËœEnergy and Transport' of the...

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2009-06-16 05:53:51

The European Space Agency (ESA) and Paris, France-based launch company Arianespace announced on Monday that they had signed a contract for the launch of four testbed satellites in Europe's Galileo satellite-navigation system. The two parties made the announcement at the outset of the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport. Although financial details of the agreement were not disclosed, they said the satellites will be launched in pairs by two Russian-built Soyuz launchers from ESA's space...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.