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BepiColombo Mercury Planetary Orbiter Proto-Flight Mechanical And Propulsion Bus Baked-out
2013-02-05 15:07:51

ESA The BepiColombo Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) Mechanical and Propulsion Bus (MPB) Proto-Flight Model (PFM) has been baked out in the Phenix thermal vacuum facility at ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. This process involved heating the MPB to 60 °C in a vacuum for 20 days to remove any contaminants that would outgas in space. Given the extremes of temperature to which BepiColombo will be exposed — in excess of 350...

2012-12-12 05:02:49

MULTIVAC, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of vacuum pouches and boil-in-bags to its product offering through the company´s newest division, Direct Packaging Solutions. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 MULTIVAC, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of vacuum pouches and boil-in-bags to its product offering through the company´s newest division, Direct Packaging Solutions. Direct Packaging Solutions, a division of MULTIVAC, Inc., focuses on serving the food,...

That New Car Smell Is More Dangerous Than You Know
2012-11-20 15:28:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many of us enjoy that ℠new car smell´ and the connotations it imparts, despite the fact that it´s created by outgassing–an unhealthy process for both humans and sensitive instruments. Many sensitive instruments that are susceptible to outgassing can be found onboard NASA satellites and a team of NASA engineers has developed a way to mitigate the damage that it causes, according to a statement from the...


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2010-09-23 15:29:32

A barometer is an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure. The barometer measures pressure exerted by the atmosphere using water, air, or mercury. Through measuring the pressure one can forecast short term weather changes. Evangelista Torricelli is credited with the invention of the barometer in 1643. However, Gasparo Berti unintentionally built a water barometer around the same time. Rene Descartes was also noted as describing an experiment to determine air pressure but there is no...

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Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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