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2011-06-22 11:25:48

Alphabus, the world's largest communication satellite platform, is ready to offer new opportunities for satellite operators worldwide. The platform was formally accepted for its first satellite, Alphasat I-XL on 16 June, marking an important milestone in its journey to space. Meeting at the Paris Air & Space Show, Astrium and Thales Alenia Space, the industrial consortium behind Alphabus, together with ESA and the French space agency, CNES, announced that its technical requirements have...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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