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2011-03-07 08:10:27

An experimental military space orbiter, known as the Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), lifted off aboard an unmanned Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Saturday in a demonstration run that could last as long as nine months.

2010-12-21 14:25:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is seeking proposals from researchers interested in testing new technologies during suborbital flights.

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2010-12-03 08:50:00

The unmanned X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle has successfully landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, marking the end of the miniature space shuttle's secret seven month mission for the US Air Force.

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2010-12-01 09:15:00

A miniature, unmanned space shuttle could return to Earth as soon as Friday after completing a nine-month classified mission for the Air Force, military officials announced on Tuesday.

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2010-10-22 13:53:39

Virgin Galactic will pass another milestone today in its efforts to bring commercial spaceflight to reality.

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2010-09-27 09:20:00

Speaking before a business conference in Kuala Lumpur, entrepreneur Richard Branson confirmed that his Virgin Galactic company will be ready to begin commercial space flights within the next 18 months.

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2010-09-16 07:20:24

On Wednesday, ESA held the first IXV Industrial Workshop.

2010-08-21 08:48:43

A special aircraft designed to launch a suborbital passenger spaceship was damaged in an accident on a California runway, according to Scaled Composites, the spaceship’s manufacturer.

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2010-04-04 07:45:00

The Air Force plans to launch a robotic spacecraft this month - which resembles a small space shuttle - to conduct technology tests in orbit and then glide home to a California runway.

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2009-06-16 12:35:00

Today at the Paris Air Show being held at Le Bourget, ESA and Thales Alenia Space have established the agreement for the authorisation to proceed with the development of the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) atmospheric reentry demonstrator.


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quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.