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Russian Rocket Fails To Deliver US Satellite Into Orbit, Crashes In Pacific
2013-02-01 07:19:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russia´s space industry has suffered yet another blow after a Zenit-3SL launch vehicle failed to deliver a US telecommunications satellite into orbit last night. The rocket, operated from a floating launch pad south of the Hawaiian Islands, failed 40 seconds after lift-off at 06:59 GMT and plunged back into the Pacific Ocean. The Russian rocket was carrying the Intelsat-27 telecommunications satellite, which was built by...

2008-11-03 03:00:11

SES NEW SKIES, an SES company (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announces that Microspace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Capitol Broadcasting Company and a leader in satellite services for business communications, digital cinema and digital signage, has contracted an additional 5.5 Mbps of capacity on the NSS-7 satellite at the orbital location of 338 degrees East. Microspace signed a five year agreement to provide uplink and bandwidth on NSS-7 from the Washington Mediaport to Europe for "Next...

2008-07-08 00:00:21

5 Year Contract Cements 10 Year Business Relationship on the Eve of NEW SKIES' 10th Anniversary SES NEW SKIES Yves Feltes Media Relations Tel: +352 710 725 311 Yves.Feltes@ses-newskies.com SES NEW SKIES, an SES company (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) and GlobeCast, a subsidiary of France Telecom, have signed 5-year contracts for the continued use of two 36MHz transponders on the NSS- 806 satellite at the orbital location of 319.5 degrees East. Terms of the contract remain confidential....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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