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2011-09-21 03:39:44

The Naval Research Laboratory's Tactical Satellite IV (TacSat-4) has been encapsulated inside the fairing (nose cone) of an Orbital Sciences Corporation Minotaur-IV+ launch vehicle in preparation for a Sept. 27 launch from the Alaska Aerospace Corporation's Kodiak Launch Complex.

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2006-12-04 13:50:00

NASA wants to explore the Moon's polar regions for many reasons, not the least of which is that deep polar craters may contain ice. However, the instability of polar orbits poses a real problem for exploration and communication with Earth.


Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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