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2005-12-05 14:55:04

MOSCOW -- Russia's space agency said Monday it had postponed by one day the launch of a U.S communications satellite because of a problem in a booster rocket's control systems, news agencies reported. A Russian Proton-M rocket was due to have blasted off Tuesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan carrying a satellite for U.S company SES Americom. The AMC-23 satellite will serve customers across the Pacific region, including Western North America, East Asia, the South Pacific, Alaska...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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