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US Air Force Launches GPS Satellite Into Space Aboard Delta IV Rocket
2012-10-04 10:25:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Air Force launched a GPS satellite aboard a Boeing Delta IV rocket at 8:10 a.m. this morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station℠s Launch Complex 37. The GPS is designed to join an existing suite of navigational tools in use by the military. Boeing, which developed the USAF satellite, said it will provide highly accurate time, location and velocity information. Called GPS IIF-3, it is the third of 12 GPS satellites...

Space Launch Squadron Celebrates Successful Atlas V Launch
2012-09-14 08:26:56

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Members of the 4th Space Launch Squadron celebrated the successful liftoff of United Launch Alliance´s Atlas V rocket Thursday (Sept. 13). The rocket blasted off from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 5:39 p.m. EDT (2:39 local time), carrying a top secret satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and 11 CubeSats for various agencies and universities. The 4th SLS know the feeling of launch day...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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