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China Successfully Launches Two Navigation Satellites
2012-04-30 13:30:59

Xinhua reported on Monday that China has successfully launched two satellites into space for its Beidou global navigation and positioning network. The news agency said that the Bediou-2 satellites launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan early Monday morning. The rockets were taken into space aboard a Long March-3B carrier rocket, and have since entered their anticipated orbit. This is the first time China has launched two navigation...

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 —...

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...


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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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