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We Want The News And We Want It Now
2012-10-19 08:13:17

Flooding in the UK. Forest fires in Spain. Headlines bombard us every day. As fast as we can pick up our smartphones or log on to our computers, we want the news and we want it now. And its delivery just got easier. News broadcasters need to trust their connections with satellites more than ever to deliver up-to-the-second news, complete with video, quotes from witnesses and interviews with victims. Back in the early days of news gathering, reporters stampeded to telephones to phone in...


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sts-51a
2012-03-10 08:40:54

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 8, 1984 at 7:15 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on November 16 at 6:59 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 127 times at an altitude of 185 nautical miles at an angle of 28.5 degrees and travelled 3.3 million miles. The mission lasted 7 days, 23 hours, 44 minutes, and 56 seconds. The Canadian communications satellite TELESAT-H (ANIK), attached to Payload Assist Module-D (PAM-D) was deployed into geosynchronous orbit on flight day two. On the...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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