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2010-03-29 09:41:35

With a flourish of pens, a key ESA lab has officially gained a new home. Last Thursday saw the signing of an agreement to relocate the Agency's High-Power Radio Frequency Laboratory from ESTEC in the Netherlands to Valencia in Spain. The laboratory will now be hosted by the Valencia Space Consortium (VSC), a non-profit organization set up by Valencia's two universities, its regional government and municipality. ESA and the VSC will contribute similar levels of resources to the Laboratory,...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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