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2009-04-20 19:42:12

India successfully launched a radar imaging satellite Monday, the country's space agency said. The Indian Space Research Organization fired the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket carrying the RISAT-2 satellite from its facility at Sriharikota, The Times of India reported. Citing informed sources, the newspaper said the satellite's day-night capability, and its ability to look through clouds and fog, gives it defense applications. However, organization chief G. Madhavan Nair rejected the...

2006-07-10 10:45:00

BANGALORE, India (Reuters) - India's attempts to launch its heaviest satellite failed on Monday when the rocket carrying it went into a tail-spin about a minute after blast off and disintegrated, a space official said. Scientists at the control center were stunned into silence as they watched the rocket carrying the 2.2-tonne telecommunications satellite veering off its course after what appeared to be a textbook launch. This was followed by a mid-air explosion with debris seen falling into...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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