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Image 1 - Galileo On The Ground Reaches Some Of Earth’s Loneliest Places
2012-02-28 04:48:54

A worldwide chain of Galileo ground stations on some of the remotest sites on Earth is nearing completion ahead of this year´s launch of two more satellites. Engineers spent a hectic Christmas and New Year on the main island of the Kerguelen group in the Indian Ocean, working against the clock to install the latest Galileo sensor station — measuring regional signal accuracy so corrections can be made if needed. There is no airport on this desolate, sub-Antarctic French...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'