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2011-10-27 04:20:48

A heads-up car navigation display and a new approach to rainforest conservation were announced as the winners of the eighth Galileo Masters European Satellite Navigation Competition and the new GMES Masters European Earth Monitoring Competition, both supported by ESA. Together with the two overall winners, eight Galileo Masters special topic prizes, five GMES Masters challenge prizes and 23 regional prizes were awarded at the ceremony in Munich, Germany. The prizes were given for the...

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2011-04-04 10:05:16

Submit a great satnav idea and win a prize with ESA support to create your own business. Previous winning ideas today guide visitors around exhibition centers, help position offshore ships with centimeter accuracy and spot pollution in waterways. The eighth European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) began on 1 April. Inventors and entrepreneurs can propose their ideas on how to use satellite navigation technology in new applications on Earth. The winners will get the chance to turn them...

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2008-09-22 16:00:49

Eleven out of the 21 industrial groups expressing interest in building Europe's Galileo satellite-navigation system were shortlisted for contracts.  The new system will compete with, but also complement, the United States' GPS network. The European Commission has budgeted more than two billion euros (almost $4 billion USD) for the project to construct 26 satellites, purchase launch rockets and set up the ground control centers. The Commission's partner, the European Space Agency (ESA),...

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2008-04-25 01:15:00

For centuries, timepieces have been used to aid navigation. However, the latest hydrogen maser atomic clock is a world away from any used ever before. The new "Ëœspace clock' will be launched onboard the Giove-B satellite when it launches from the Baikonaur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan."Such a clock has never been flown," Pierre Waller, an engineer at the European Space Agency (Esa), told BBC News.The clock will serve as the beating heart of Giove-B, the second test spacecraft...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.