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2014-09-17 00:20:12

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the CLIO mission for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company launched at 8:10 p.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-41. "It is an honor to work with Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and all of our mission partners to launch this very important satellite," said Jim Sponnick, ULA vice president, Atlas and Delta Programs. "Today's launch marks ULA's 11th...

2014-09-17 00:20:10

DENVER, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Government's CLIO satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], was successfully launched today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Lift-off occurred at 6:10 p.m. MDT aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle. Initial contact with the satellite was confirmed at 9:08 p.m. MDT. The CLIO system is based on innovative commercial technology, and includes Lockheed Martin's A2100 satellite bus. The A2100 bus...

2014-09-15 08:33:36

Atlas platform to power American Shield, Shelter's new independent agent channel DALLAS, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PCMS, a provider of comprehensive, cloud-based IT solutions for P&C insurers, today announced that Shelter Mutual Insurance Company has selected PCMS' Atlas hosted platform for its new independent agent distribution channel. PCMS' Atlas will process and host all rating, underwriting, policy administration, billing, claims management and reporting needs for...

2014-09-05 23:07:51

Atlas Systems Inc., a leading technology Solutions Company, will participate and exhibit at the ProcureCon Indirect West Conference in Litchfield Park, Arizona, from September 15-17, 2014. During this three-day event, Atlas Systems will present its robust Procurement Solution suite at booth number 23. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 Atlas Systems Inc., a leading technology Solutions Company, will participate at the ProcureCon Indirect West Conference in Litchfield Park, Arizona,...

2014-09-04 08:38:16

Alliance brings simplified, scalable, secure and untethered IP communications solutions to financial services industry NEW YORK and JERSEY CITY, N.J., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlas Communications Technology announced today that, together with GENBAND, they are developing multimedia, cloud-based, real-time communications solutions, including mobile solutions, for large enterprises including Atlas' blue chip customers which comprise some of the largest banks, brokerages, hedge...

2014-09-02 12:22:42

New system allows fuel customers to manage accounts and access key information online TAYLOR, Mich., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Taylor, Mich.-based Atlas Oil Company, a premier national fuel supply, logistics and services company, announced today the launch of a new online customer portal called AtlasAnytime. Atlas President Mike Evans made the announcement. The AtlasAnytime portal will become available to all Atlas Oil Company customers in phases throughout the rest of the...

2014-08-18 16:20:49

Plans expansion to unit train shipments TAYLOR, Mich., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Taylor, Mich.-based Atlas Oil Company announced today the opening of its 4(th) transloading site in Evans, Colorado. This site will initially service the crude oil market, with the ability to handle fuels, lubes and other oil field materials. The company's other sites are located in Albuquerque, NM; La Feria, TX and Monahans, TX. The site is on the Union Pacific Railroad (a class 1 railroad) and the crude...

2014-08-13 16:21:04

Tenth Successful ULA Launch of 2014 VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the WorldView-3 satellite for DigitalGlobe launched at 11:30 a.m. PDT today from Space Launch Complex-3. Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services procured the Atlas V for this mission. This is the fourth successful launch in six weeks and the 87(th) successful mission since ULA was formed in December 2006. "Congratulations to...

2014-08-13 16:20:48

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] Commercial Launch Services (LMCLS) has successfully launched the WorldView-3 commercial remote sensing spacecraft. An Atlas V 401 blasted off at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Space Launch Complex 3 East, placing WorldView-3 in orbit for customer DigitalGlobe and marking the 118(th) consecutive successful Atlas launch to date. WorldView-3 is the first multi-payload, super-spectral,...

2014-08-12 16:21:20

Michael Gass to Retire on December 31, 2014 CENTENNIAL, Colo., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) today named veteran aerospace industry executive Tory Bruno as its next president and chief executive officer, succeeding Michael Gass, who has served as president and CEO since ULA's founding in 2006. Bruno's appointment is effective immediately; he and Gass will work collaboratively to ensure a smooth leadership transition and continued commitment to mission...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Saturn's moon Atlas -- Atlas, the second of Saturn's known satellites, orbits near the outer edge of the A-ring and is about 40 by 20 kilometers (25 by 15 miles) in size. It is probably a shepherd satellite for Saturn's A-ring. Atlas was discovered by R. Terrile in 1980 from photographs taken by Voyager during its encounter with Saturn. ----- Discovered by: R. Terrile/Voyager 1 Date of Discovery: 1980 Distance from Saturn: 137,670 km Radius: 18.517.213.5 km Orbital...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

The Planet Saturn -- in astronomy, 6th planet from the sun. Astronomical and Physical Characteristics of Saturn Saturn's orbit lies between those of Jupiter and Uranus; its mean distance from the sun is c.886 million mi (1.43 billion km), almost twice that of Jupiter, and its period of revolution is about 291/2 years. Saturn appears in the sky as a yellow, starlike object of the first magnitude. When viewed through a telescope, it is seen as a golden sphere, crossed by a series of...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Pleiades -- in astronomy, in astronomy, famous open star cluster in the constellation Taurus; cataloged as M45. The cluster consists of some 500 stars, has a diameter of 35 light-years, and is 400 light- years distant from the earth. Six stars are easily visible to the naked eyeAlcyone (the brightest), Electra, Celaeno, Sterope, Maia, and Taygete. Known as the Seven Sisters, this group was named by the Greeks for the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione; the seventh Pleiad was,...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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