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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
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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