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Watch Online: Vega Qualification Flight
2012-02-12 05:06:08

Join us for the first qualification flight of the Vega launch vehicle on Monday 13 February, with a launch window open from 11:00 to 12:30 CET (10:00 to 11:30 GMT). Vega will lift off from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, to release nine satellites into orbit and add a new capability to Europe's fleet of launch systems. Live transmission starts at 10:40 CET. The payload consists of two Italian satellites — ASI´s LARES laser relativity satellite and the University of...

Vega Rocket Ready For First Flight
2012-01-19 09:00:28

Final checkout of Europe´s new Vega launcher was completed last Friday, marking another milestone towards its maiden flight from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The first Vega launch campaign began in November with the installation of the P80 first stage on the launch pad. The two solid-propellant second and third stages were added to the vehicle, followed by the AVUM — Attitude & Vernier Upper Module — liquid-propellant fourth stage. All four stages...

First Vega Starts Journey To Europe’s Spaceport
2011-10-04 12:12:24

The first elements of Europe´s new Vega small launcher left Italy last Thursday to begin their long journey to Europe´s Spaceport in French Guiana, marking the final step towards its inaugural flight in January. After several intense weeks of checking the hardware and equipment — and the shipping paperwork — Vega´s Zefiro-23 and Zefiro-9 motors and the AVUM fourth stage were carefully packed and left Avio´s facility in Colleferro, where they were built....

2010-11-26 00:01:48

The National Hispanic Institute, now the largest Latino youth leadership organization in the nation, celebrated its 30-plus years of providing leadership education for top-performing Latino high school students this past weekend in San Antonio. At the event, NHI Board Member Adrlel Lares (Business Leader for 3PAR, an HP Company) announced a $150,000 donation he was giving the organization in coordination with the Gideon and Susie Yu Foundation and Trace3 CEO Hayes Drumright. San Antonio...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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