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Trial By Vacuum Brings Next Galileo Satellites Closer To Launch
2012-06-14 13:35:08

The next two Galileo navigation satellites have now endured the harsh vacuum and temperature extremes of space on the way to their scheduled 28 September launch. The fourth satellite completed 20 days of thermal vacuum testing at Thales Alenia Space Italy´s plant in Rome at the start of June. The third satellite completed the same tests the previous month. “These two satellites are almost identical to the first two Galileo satellites that were launched last 21 October,”...

What's Heating Up Io?
2012-06-11 07:45:48

A new study finds that the pattern of heat coming from volcanoes on Io's surface disposes of the generally-accepted model of internal heating.  The heat pouring out of Io's hundreds of erupting volcanoes indicates a complex, multi-layer source.  These results come from data collected by NASA spacecraft and ground-based telescopes and appear in the June issue of the journal Icarus. A map of hot spots, classified by the amount of heat being emitted, shows the global distribution...

2012-05-28 23:01:17

Bosco Sport Italy SRL, manufacturer for Russian apparel giant, Bosco Sport, which is the official supplier of Olympic uniforms for the Spanish, Ukranian and Russian Olympic teams, has implemented YuniquePLM from Gerber. Tolland, CT (PRWEB) May 28, 2012 Bosco Sport Italy SRL, manufacturer for Russian apparel giant, Bosco Sport, which is the official supplier of Olympic uniforms for the Spanish, Ukranian and Russian Olympic teams, has implemented YuniquePLM from Gerber to help meet its...

Next Galileo Satellites To Launch After The Summer
2012-05-04 03:13:28

The European Commission has announced the launch date of the next pair of ESA-procured Galileo satellites. These will be launched together on a Soyuz from French Guiana on 28 September, joining the two satellites already in orbit. Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the European Commission, responsible for industry and entrepreneurship, announced the launch on 2 May in Brussels, together with Jean Yves Le Gall, Chairman and CEO of Arianespace, in the presence of industrial leaders involved...

Win Funding For Satnav Business Ideas
2012-05-04 03:04:40

If you have a great new idea for commercially using satellite navigation, it´s time to come forward. You may win funding and support to bring your idea to life, in this year´s European Satellite Navigation Competition. Now in its eighth year, the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) is boosting ideas for innovative satnav application and services with business potential. With the prize pool worth about 1 million in cash awards, business incubation, coaching, patent...

First Payload Ready For Next Batch Of Galileo Satellites
2012-04-20 18:00:52

The next Galileo navigation payload has been completed and is on its way to meet the satellite platform that will host it in orbit. The first of 14 Galileo ℠Full Operational Capability´ (FOC) navigation payloads has been shipped from Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd in the UK to prime contractor OHB System AG in Bremen Germany. The payload — the part of the satellite that provides Galileo´s precision positioning measurements and services to users worldwide —...

Geologic Map Reveals Io's Otherworldly Volcanoes
2012-03-21 04:41:48

A team of scientists led by Arizona State University has produced the first complete geologic map of Jupiter´s moon, Io. Published by the US Geological Survey, the new map reveals geologically unique features, volcanoes, and lava flows as well as some relative ages of the moon. Galileo first discovered Io more than 400 years ago. Io is the largest and innermost moon to orbit the planet Jupiter and has been the subject of many scientific studies as well as intense observation. Existing...

Galileo To Spearhead Extension Of Worldwide Search And Rescue Service
2012-03-07 04:34:18

The global reach of Europe´s Galileo navigation system is being harnessed to pinpoint distress calls for rapid search and rescue. A major expansion of the humanitarian system will be tested over the next two years to make it even more effective. After rowing the Atlantic for 27 days, the six-man Atlantic Odyssey Sara G team suddenly capsized. The morning of 30 January saw them 800 km from land, clinging to their lifeboat in rough seas — but their distress call was detected from...


Latest Galileo Reference Libraries

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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
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.'