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EDRS Space Network Ready To Move Ahead
2012-11-23 13:10:19

ESA The design of Europe´s data relay satellite system — EDRS - has been completed and approved. This marks the moment when it moves ahead with a green light from its first customer, the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security initiative from the European Union (GMES). EDRS will provide a telecommunications network that is fast, reliable and seamless, making real-time information from satellites available on demand. EDRS will be the first commercially operated data...


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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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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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