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Rocket Launch For Indian Space Research Organization On Monday
2013-02-25 04:43:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The first Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launch of 2013 — and the organization´s 101st such mission overall — is scheduled to take place Monday morning, as a four-stage rocket will carry a payload of seven satellites into space, according to various media reports. On Sunday evening, an unidentified ISRO official told the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) the countdown was progressing smoothly and on...

2012-11-09 10:52:33

NASA has selected a proposal from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass., to build the first space-based instrument to monitor major air pollutants across the North American continent hourly during daytime. The instrument, to be completed in 2017 at a cost of not more than $90 million, will share a ride on a commercial satellite as a hosted payload to an orbit about 22,000 miles above Earth's equator. The competitively selected proposal, Tropospheric Emissions:...

Mars To Be Visited By India Next?
2012-09-17 14:22:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online India wants to be a part of all the recent Martian-craze and therefore has announced that it has plans to launch a space probe to orbit the Red Planet in November 2013. A senior official from India's space research establishment said on Monday that they are planning to launch the mission when Mars is closer to the Earth. "We plan to put a spacecraft in an elliptical orbit for studying its atmosphere and detect presence of life on...

Orbiting Solar Power Plants 'Technically Feasible' Within 30 Years: Study
2011-11-16 06:34:10

Orbiting solar power plants that harness the sun´s energy from space and beam it to Earth could be economically viable within three decades based on technologies currently being tested, according to a new study by scientists with the International Academy of Astronautics. Reuters first reported on the study on Monday, having obtained a copy of the 248-page report ahead of its release. The study is the first broad based international assessment of potential plans to collect solar...

India Launches Monsoon-Tracking Research Satellite
2011-10-13 05:03:35

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched a monsoon and climate change research satellite from a facility in the southern part of the country, various media outlets are reporting. The Megha-Tropiques satellite, which was a collaboration with the French space agency CNES, was one of a quartet of spacecraft launched on Wednesday, the news agency reported. The satellite, which was released from its booster rocket some 539 miles above the planet's surface, will...

2011-04-20 12:53:25

Singapore's first indigenous micro-satellite, X-SAT, lifted off on board India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C16 at 10.12am Indian Standard Time (12.42pm, Singapore time) on 20 April 2011. The X-SAT, developed and built by Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU), in collaboration with DSO National Laboratories, was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, India. The wholly made-in-Singapore satellite was one of the two "piggyback"...

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2010-12-26 07:10:00

An Indian space rocket carrying an advanced communications satellite exploded in smoke and fire just seconds after lifting off from a launch pad at the Sriharikota space center in Andhra Pradesh state, about 50 miles from the city of Chennai. The Christmas Day launch of the satellite had originally been planned for December 20, but was delayed after engineers discovered a leak in one of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle's (GSLV) engines, the United News of India reported. The GSLV...

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2010-10-20 10:26:52

The Hylas-1 telecommunications satellite has arrived at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. Its next journey will be to space, on an Ariane 5 launcher towards its operational orbit nearly 36,000 km up. The Antonov An-124 cargo jetliner bringing Hylas-1 from Bangalore, India, touched down at Rochambeau airport near the capital Cayenne late in the evening of October 11. The satellite was then moved by road to the Guiana Space Centre, where it was taken into the S1B satellite preparation...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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