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2009-04-02 12:20:00

The verification of operations procedures for Herschel and Planck at ESA’s European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) has now positively concluded.

2009-03-18 17:02:30

The European Space Agency says it has postponed the Herschel and Planck spacecraft launch that was initially planned for April 16. The ESA said the Herschel and Planck missions will study the formation of stars and galaxies and the relic radiation from the Big Bang.

2009-03-13 09:48:30

In order to carry out additional checks on the ground segment of the Herschel and Planck programmes, Arianespace and ESA have jointly agreed to postpone the launch initially planned for next April 16. A new launch date will be announced at the end of March.

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2009-03-06 14:38:30

The Kourou spaceport in French Guiana is gearing up to send Europe's Herschel and Planck space telescopes into orbit next month.

2009-02-20 12:21:35

Planck, ESA’s microwave observatory that will study the relic radiation of the Big Bang, was shipped from Liège, Belgium, to Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on 18 February.

2009-02-09 12:57:44

The European Space Agency says it is preparing to move its Herschel and Planck spacecraft to Europe's spaceport in Kouron, French Guiana, within two weeks. Herschel and Planck are scheduled to be launched into space in a dual launch configuration April 16. Herschel will study the formation of stars and galaxies and Planck is designed to investigate the relic radiation from the Big Bang, officials said. Herschel underwent testing at the ESA's Space Research and Technology Center in Noordwijk,...

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2009-02-09 11:20:00

The European Space Agency is in the final stages of preparing to launch its Herschel spacecraft after more than 20 years of development.


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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) -- The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) was launched on June 30, 2001 at 3:46 p.m. EDT at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA. The goal of WMAP was to map out minute differences in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation which would help test theories of the nature of the universe. On February 11, 2003, the public relations group from NASA made a press release regarding the age and composition of the universe....

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dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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