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2009-06-15 13:59:00

ALPHARETTA, Ga., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- GS Yuasa Lithium Power (GYLP) today announced that The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) awarded it the contract to supply Lithium-ion cells for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission. Two satellites will be launched in fulfillment of the mission, each with primary objectives lasting two years and supplemental objectives potentially extending several years...

2009-06-03 06:01:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoCare Innovations is pleased to announce the addition of Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) researchers Stuart Harshbarger, in the role of Chief Scientific Officer, and Matthew Kozlowski Ph.D., as Director of Robotic Systems. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090603/DA26807) A member of the principal professional staff at APL, Mr. Harshbarger has served as program manager and systems supported integrator for over $100...

2009-04-21 08:30:00

Velocity Provides Unified Search across APL's Mission-Critical Expertise and Content Repositories PITTSBURGH, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivisimo (vivisimo.com), a leading provider of enterprise search software and expertise, today announced it has been selected by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to provide its 4,500 employees a unified search tool for content, project and expertise information across its many internal applications. (Logo:...

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2008-10-06 08:10:00

MESSENGER's engineering and operations teams convened at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., Sunday afternoon to confirm the health and readiness of the spacecraft. "All spacecraft sub-systems and instruments reported nominal operations indicating that MESSENGER is ready for its second encounter with Mercury," said MESSENGER Systems Engineer Eric Finnegan of APL. At 6:05 p.m. EDT the last bits of data from the spacecraft were received as it...

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2008-10-04 16:15:00

If you look at our "Where Is MESSENGER?" page, which displays the spacecraft's trajectory status, you'll see that we're right on Mercury's doorstep. MESSENGER's mission design and navigation teams met today at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., to discuss the spacecraft's current trajectory to determine if a last-minute trajectory-correction maneuver would be needed. "Early this morning, the navigation team delivered the final ephemeris update for...

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2008-10-03 10:45:00

MESSENGER mission operators at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., have received the first optical navigation images from the spacecraft. "We will be taking seven additional sets over the next three days as the spacecraft approaches the planet," said APL's Eric Finnegan, the Mission Systems Engineer. Optical navigation is commonly used to tie the position of a spacecraft to the position of a target body to ensure a safe and well-positioned flyby,...

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2008-03-19 17:50:00

The MESSENGER spacecraft delivered a critical deep-space maneuver today "“ 64 million miles (103 million kilometers) from Earth "“ successfully firing its large bi-propellant engine to change the probe's trajectory and target it for its second flyby of Mercury on October 6, 2008. This was the first trajectory-correction maneuver (TCM) to test the continuous slow rotation of the spacecraft throughout the burn, essential for the March 18, 2011, Mercury orbit-insertion (MOI)...

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2005-07-19 14:45:00

Using a 17-foot-long helium-filled blimp, four propellers and sophisticated electronics, three Johns Hopkins undergraduates have built a model airship that will aid professional engineers who are designing a military craft to conduct surveillance at the outer edge of the Earth's atmosphere. The similar but much larger unmanned airship is being developed by engineers at Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., to provide visual and communications support from an...

2005-06-13 15:10:00

The first spacecraft designed to study Pluto, the solar system's farthest planet, took the first steps on a long journey today when it was shipped from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md. "” where it was designed and built "” to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., for its next round of pre-launch tests. Proposed for launch in January 2006, the New Horizons spacecraft spent the past week in an APL vibration test lab, where...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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