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2009-05-16 15:20:16

A Proton-M rocket carrying a ProtoStar-2 telecommunication satellite was launched from the Baikonur space center Saturday, the Russian space agency said. The launch of the Proton-M rocket fitted with a Breeze-M booster and carrying a ProtoStar-2 telecommunication satellite went ahead at the scheduled time, a Roscosmos spokesperson was quoted by RIA Novosti as saying. The Russian news service said the Proton-M rocket launch is the fourth this year carried out by International Launch Services...

2009-04-03 22:45:00

Eutelsat set to triple resources at key 10 degrees East neighbourhood Europe's first S-band payload for Mobile Satellite Services goes into space. PARIS, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The W2A satellite of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) was successfully lofted into orbit today by a Proton Breeze M rocket supplied by ILS. Lift-off of the 5.9 tonne satellite took place on Friday 3 April at 16.24 GMT (18.24 CET). After a 9-hour 10-minute flight, the launcher released W2A into...

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2009-03-31 15:05:00

Malaysia-based Proton Holdings Bhd. has agreed to a deal with Netherlands-based Detroit Electric Holdings Ltd. to create electric cars to be marketed in Europe and the United States. Detroit Electric has plans to sell more than 270,000 electric vehicles in the US, Europe and China by 2012. Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamad Tahir, managing director of Proton told state media that the new deal is projected to increase revenue by 2 billion ringgit ($548 million) over the next four years. The...

2009-03-31 04:29:00

PARIS, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) confirms that its W2A satellite has begun final preparations for its upcoming launch by an ILS Proton Breeze M rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Lift-off is scheduled for Friday 3 April in a launch window opening at 22.24 local time in Baikonur (16.24 GMT, 18.24 CET). In addition to delivering significant new Ku-band and C-band resources for Eutelsat, the W2A satellite will take...

2009-03-30 11:26:00

PEM electrolysis efficiency and durability takes leap forward WALLINGFORD, Conn., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Proton Energy Systems today announced a major technological milestone involving its advanced high pressure, proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis technology. Proton has demonstrated more than 18,000 hours of hydrogen generation at 2,400 psi, without any external mechanical compression. The ability to produce hydrogen at elevated pressure will help reduce the hydrogen storage...

2009-03-30 03:30:00

Detroit Electric to produce and market full line of innovative Pure Electric vehicles in US, UK, EU and China beginning 2010 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Detroit Electric Holdings Ltd and PROTON Holdings Berhad today announced a strategic partnership to mass produce Pure Electric Vehicles. Detroit Electric will integrate its patented electric drive systems into the vehicles. Under the agreement, Detroit Electric will license two Proton vehicle platforms and...

2009-03-17 08:00:00

LITTLETON, Mass., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Still River Systems, Inc., a provider of proton therapy solutions, announced today the closing of a private financing round of $33 million co-led by Venrock Associates and existing investor Caxton Health and Life Sciences, with participation by CHL Medical Partners. Proceeds from this financing will accelerate the development of the company's Monarch250 Proton Therapy System. Still River Systems is committed to advancing the field of radiation...

2009-02-28 14:30:00

A Russian military satellite is now in orbit above the Earth after being launched with a Proton-K heavy carrier rocket Saturday, an official says. A Space Forces spokesman, Lt. Col. Alexei Zolotukhin, said the satellite successfully separated from the Russian rocket after being launched from the Baikonur space center, RIA Novosti reported. The separation of the satellite from the upper stage took place in a normal mode, Zolotukhin said. The Baikonur center, located in the central Asian...

2009-02-26 12:00:00

LITTLETON, Mass., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Still River Systems announced today the successful operation of the world's highest field, high energy cyclotron magnet. Still River's magnet is the key technical element for reducing the size and cost of the particle accelerator that will deliver proton therapy at a number of hospitals beginning with the first installation at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri this fall. "The last six months have been very exciting," said Marc...

2009-02-23 09:02:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- An advance in the way protons are delivered at the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute enables physicians to treat tumors that are deeper in the body, tumors that are very large and tumors that are situated closer to vital organs. Called uniform scanning, the new device moves a single beam of protons in a sweeping or "scanning" motion, enabling the beam to reach deeper into the body and to cover a wider treatment area than the more...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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