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2010-11-15 11:25:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) gyroscopes have successfully passed inorbit testing on the European Space Agency's (ESA) Earth Explorer CryoSat-2 satellite during a mission to detect shifts in global ice cover. The Goodrich Micro Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) gyros were the smallest ever flown by ESA and were used to monitor the satellite's rate of spin. They were integrated into the SiREUS rate sensor to form Europe's first MEMS-based...

2010-11-12 07:15:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Invest in Bavaria at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/CustomLink/CustomLinks.aspx?GUID=b66c44c9-b598-4ce0-a9c1-5a9dd3cd9d05&alertid=94199a12-9613-4d17-9c28-d9dc78951969&bhcp=1 The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded a contract for the operation of eighteen Galileo satellites to Spaceopal GmbH, a joint venture between DLR Gesellschaft fur Raumfahrtanwendungen (GfR)mbH and the Italian company Telespazio S.p.A. The specific...

2010-11-01 08:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world, announced the 2010 NAVTEQ special topic prize winner in line with the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC), at a state reception in Munich, Germany on October 18. This year's NAVTEQ special topic prize was awarded to Dutch company Dialogues Technology (www.dialoguestechnology.nl) for...

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2010-10-30 12:55:00

This year's ESA Innovation Prize for the European Satellite Navigation Competition has been awarded to an application that uses satellites to detect river pollution. A separate prize supported by ESA was awarded to a startup company for a pioneering system that uses satellite data to boost investment in farming. At the award ceremony, held in Munich on 18 October, the Salzburg startup company Mobilizy took home the &eur;20.000 Galileo Master grand prize for its novel navigation system...

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2010-10-26 11:04:51

A few swipes of the pen in Brussels yesterday forged the latest link in the chain of Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system. ESA signed a contract with Spaceopal, the company providing ground-based services needed to operate the Galileo constellation once it has been fully deployed. The agreement on October 25 was signed by Ren© Oosterlinck, ESA's Director of the Galileo Program and Navigation-related activities, and by Francesco D'Amore and Hubertus Wanke, both Managing Directors...

2010-10-18 07:10:00

REHOVOT, Israel, October 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CellGuide, the GNSS SNAP technology pioneer, today announced the availability of its patent-pending HiMap(TM) technology for precision urban positioning. HiMap(TM) is now commercially available for CellGuide's ACLYS chip, ACLYS IP Core, and GPSense engine. HiMap(TM) is also available for licensing as an add-on to GNSS receiver manufacturers. HiMap(TM) significantly improves GNSS navigation performance in urban canyons. City skylines...

2010-10-15 05:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) announced today that the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited (GNS) and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) have jointly purchased 40 Trimble NetR9(TM) GNSS reference station receivers as part of a project to upgrade the LINZ PositioNZ GPS network to multi-constellation GNSS and real-time data distribution capability. LINZ is the government department responsible for the geodetic infrastructure and land title...

2010-10-05 05:32:00

COLOGNE, Germany, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) introduced today its next generation Trimble® GPS Pathfinder® ProXRT receiver, a versatile decimeter receiver combining dual-frequency GPS with Trimble H-Star(TM) technology, along with optional OmniSTAR and GLONASS support. In addition, the GPS Pathfinder ProXRT receiver is now capable of tracking Galileo test satellites for signal evaluation and test purposes. The announcement was made...

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2010-10-04 13:00:00

The frigid ice of Jupiter's moon Europa may be hiding more than a presumed ocean: it is likely the scene of some unexpectedly fast chemistry between water and sulfur dioxide at extremely cold temperatures. Although these molecules react easily as liquids-they are well-known ingredients of acid rain-Mark Loeffler and Reggie Hudson at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., now report that they react as ices with surprising speed and high yield at temperatures hundreds of degrees...

2010-09-27 05:00:00

LONGMONT, Colo., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Parascript, LLC, the image analysis and pattern recognition technology provider, today announced that it received CE (Conformite Europeenne) Mark for AccuDetect® Galileo Computer Aided Detection (CAD) software. CE Mark confirms that a product has met European consumer safety, health and legal requirements and allows the product to be marketed throughout Europe. AccuDetect Galileo CAD software performs a computerized second read of...


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2012-03-24 09:37:55

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 18, 1989 at 12:53 PM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on October 23 at 9:33 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 79 times at an altitude of 185 nautical miles at an inclination of 34.3 degrees and travelled 2 million miles.  The mission lasted 4 days, 23 hours, 39 minutes, and 21 seconds. The purpose of the mission was to launch the Galileo probe to Jupiter. The Galileo/Jupiter spacecraft and attached Inertial Upper Stage (IUS), was...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Galileo Probe -- The Galileo probe was an unmanned probe sent by NASA to study the planet Jupiter and its moons. Named after the astronomer Galileo Galilei, it was launched on October 18 1989 by the Space Shuttle Atlantis and arrived at Jupiter on December 7 1995. Galileo's launch had been significantly delayed by the hiatus in Space Shuttle launches that occurred after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and new safety protocols that were implemented as a result forced Galileo to use...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Europa -- Europa is a puzzle. The sixth largest moon in our Solar System, Europa confounds and intrigues scientists. Few bodies in the Solar System have attracted as much scientific attention as this moon of Jupiter because of its possible subsurface ocean of water. The more we learn about this icy moon, the more questions we have. Because the nature of science is to ask questions, we cannot resist the mystery of Europa and its potential for possessing an ocean. Early...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Io -- Looking like a giant pizza covered with melted cheese and splotches of tomato and ripe olives, Io is the most volcanically active body in the solar system. Volcanic plumes rise 300 kilometers (190 miles) above the surface, with material spewing out at nearly half the required escape velocity. A bit larger than Earth's moon, Io is the third largest of Jupiter's moons, and the fifth one in distance from the planet. Although Io always points the same side toward...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Amalthea -- Amalthea [am-al-THEE-uh] is one of Jupiter's smaller moons. It was named after the nymph who nursed the infant Jupiter with goats milk. It was discovered in 1892 by the American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard while making observations from the Lick Observatory with a 36 inch (91 centimeter) refractory telescope. Amalthea was the last moon in the solar system to be discovered through direct visual observation. It was also the first moon of Jupiter to be...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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