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2009-04-23 08:52:27

Tests conducted on Planck at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, have confirmed that the satellite's subsystems work perfectly, and the helium dilution cooler tanks have now been filled.

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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2009-03-05 08:25:51

Following Herschel’s arrival at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, the spacecraft has been unpacked and inspected.

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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2008-12-15 15:49:52

NASA's John C Stennis Space Center will provide propulsion system acceptance testing for the Taurus II space launch vehicle, which Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va, is developing.

2008-10-24 12:00:03

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Space took a giant leap closer to earth today, following the launch of a new joint venture between Rocket Racing, Inc. (RRI), Armadillo Aerospace and the government of New Mexico.

2008-10-13 06:00:22

President Dmitri Medvedev oversaw the test firing of an intercontinental Topol missile on Sunday and vowed to commission new generation weapons for Russian armed forces.

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2008-10-11 17:00:00

Officials with Russia’s space program said Saturday that a number of safety improvements have been made for spacecrafts returning to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS).

2008-10-11 00:00:03

An Austin, Texas, man in Kazakhstan is set to become the world's sixth space tourist and the first second-generation space traveler from the United States. Richard Garriott, 47, a computer game developer, is due to launch Oct.


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begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.