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2010-01-28 06:30:00

The major powers of the world are being called upon to clean up space “litter” that is becoming increasingly dangerous for spacecraft.

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2009-11-04 14:05:00

A US general said on Tuesday that the military needs to deepen its dialogue with China to better understand the intent of its space programs, after a Chinese commander announced plans to develop offensive military capabilities in space.

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2009-11-04 11:05:00

On Tuesday, the US military announced that it is tracking 800 maneuverable satellites on a daily basis for possible collisions, and it expects to add 500 more non-maneuvering satellites by year's end.

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2009-02-27 11:45:00

The head of the Pentagon's Strategic Command said on Friday that no debris remains in space after last year’s US destruction of an errant spy satellite loaded with toxic hydrazine fuel.

2006-08-16 00:05:00

The Air Force's new top commander for space predicted on Tuesday future attacks on U.S. satellites and called for greatly expanded tracking and identification of payloads launched by other countries.

2006-06-27 12:39:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gen. Kevin Chilton, the first astronaut to earn the rank of four-star general, has taken over as head of the U.S. Air Force Space Command, the Air Force announced on Tuesday. Former astronaut Chilton succeeded Gen. Lance Lord, who retired on April 1.

2006-06-27 12:36:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gen. Kevin Chilton, the first astronaut to earn the rank of four-star general, has taken over as head of the U.S. Air Force Space Command, the Air Force announced on Tuesday. Former astronaut Chilton succeeded Gen. Lance Lord, who retired on April 1.


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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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