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Image 1 - First Vega Launch Campaign Possible For January
2011-11-12 05:44:55

The first Vega launch campaign began on Monday at Europe´s Spaceport in French Guiana with the installation of the first stage on the pad. Europe´s new small launcher is on track for its maiden flight at the end of January. The hundred-ton solid-propellant first stage, the P80, was moved from the Booster Integration Building to the pad on 7 November using the ℠Fardier´ heavyweight transporter. As with the transfer of Ariane 5´s boosters, safety measures...

Vega Gets Ready For Exploitation
2011-10-28 09:57:19

The Vega launch vehicle program has recently taken several major steps towards operation: the decision has been made to start the qualification launch campaign; ESA and Arianespace have ordered four new launchers; studies for the launch of the LISA Pathfinder mission have started. Launch campaign kickoff The Flight Readiness Review (FFR) for the Vega launcher was held in Frascati, Italy on 13 and 14 October. Based on this review, the Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA)...

First Vega Starts Journey To Europe’s Spaceport
2011-10-04 12:12:24

The first elements of Europe´s new Vega small launcher left Italy last Thursday to begin their long journey to Europe´s Spaceport in French Guiana, marking the final step towards its inaugural flight in January. After several intense weeks of checking the hardware and equipment — and the shipping paperwork — Vega´s Zefiro-23 and Zefiro-9 motors and the AVUM fourth stage were carefully packed and left Avio´s facility in Colleferro, where they were built....

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2011-06-22 09:15:00

ESA and Thales Alenia Space Italia announced an agreement Tuesday at the Paris Air & Space Show to begin building the IXV Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle for its mission into space in 2013. Europe's ambition for a spacecraft to return autonomously from low orbit is a cornerstone for a wide range of space applications, including space transportation, exploration and robotic servicing of space infrastructure. This goal will be achieved with IXV, which is the next step from the...

2011-05-26 00:00:27

Pioneers For A Cure Releases Vega Track as a Single Ahead of October's 'American Collection', Marking Two Years of Fighting Cancer With Song Downloads. Top Artists Choose Cancer Charities. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 25, 2011 Pioneers For A Cure is pleased to announce the iTunes release of 'Streets of Laredo' by singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega. On this classic cowboy ballad once sung by Johnny Cash, Vega invokes 'The Man in Black' with a beautifully balanced arrangement. She has selected the...

2011-04-21 07:45:00

NORCROSS, Ga., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VEGA BIOFUELS, INC. (Pink Sheets: VGPR) announced today that the Company will amend its Articles of Incorporation to reduce the total number of Authorized Common Shares that may be issued by the Company. Article IV of Vega's Articles of Incorporation will be amended to reduce the number of Authorized Common Shares that may be issued by the Company from 50 billion to 10 billion. "This Amendment is part of our continuing effort to restructure...

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2011-03-19 06:00:00

European Space Agency (ESA) members decided on Friday they will put an additional $339 million into the Ariane 5 program so the rockets can continue to be used. Arianespace, the company that operates the vehicle, made losses in each of the past two years, even though it is the dominant player in its market. ESA agreed to the funding during a two-day council meeting in Paris. The decision follows an assessment of the costs of running the rocket system. This assessment was intended to gauge...

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2011-01-15 06:35:00

Europe is set to add two new types of rocket to its launch fleet in French Guiana, in a move that is being hailed as a space "revolution," European Space Agency (ESA) head Jean-Jacques Dordain said Friday. ESA's Ariane 5 heavy launcher will be joined by Russia's medium-sized Soyuz, and by a new European-designed rocket, Vega, for smaller payloads. "2011 will be the year of the launchers," Dordain said at a press conference at ESA headquarters. This represents a major change in the way ESA...

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2010-09-08 09:16:01

As Vega's development is coming to an end with the qualification flight scheduled in 2011, two contracts were signed to allow the project to move on to the next phase. Yesterday ESA and Arianespace signed the work order for production of the first Vega launcher, after qualification, as part of the Vega flexibility demonstration flights frame contract signed in December 2009. At the same ceremony, Arianespace and the ELV company (European Launch Vehicle, Avio Group) concluded a frame contract...

2010-04-21 04:57:00

HERZLIA, Israel, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VocalTec Communications Ltd. (Nasdaq: VOCL), a global provider of end-to-end VoIP and convergence solutions for fixed and wireless service providers, today announced that Telecommunications Group Vega (OJSC "Farlep-Invest"), a leading Ukrainian telecom operator, has deployed VocalTec's solutions for the provision of Class-5 VoIP services across 5 regions in the Ukraine. The project was concluded in partnership with Priocom, a leading...


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2009-04-28 12:02:57

Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (April 15, 1793 "“ November 23, 1864) was a Baltic-German astronomer, and member of a celebrated line of astronomers. He is best known for his advanced observations of double-stars. He was born in Altona, Denmark, what is currently Germany. He was the son of the renowned Jacob Struve, and was the second of a five-generation legacy of astronomers down to his great-grandchildren. When Germany was occupied by the French, Struve's father, Jacob,...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Lyra Constellation -- Lyra (the lyre) is a prominent, although fairly small, northern constellation. It was one of Ptolemy's 48 constellations, and also counts among the modern 88 constellations. Its brightest star is Vega (Alpha Lyrae), which together with Altair (Alpha Aquilae) and Deneb (Alpha Cygni) forms the large asterism known as the Summer Triangle. Beta Lyr is a half separated (i.e. one of the stars reached its Rochevolume) eclipsing binary of a cream-white colour. The...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Cygnus Constellation -- Cygnus (the swan) is a northern constellation. It was one of Ptolemy's 48 constellations, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. Because of the pattern of its main stars, it is sometimes called the Northern Cross (in contrast to the Southern Cross). The bird extends over the summer Milky Way, appearing to fly south. Notable features Cygnus contains several bright stars. Deneb, α Cygni, is an extremely brilliant star, very prominent despite...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Vega -- Vega (Alpha Lyrae) is the lead star in the constellation Lyra, reaching near directly overhead the mid-northern latitudes, during the summer. It's a "nearby star" at only 25 light years distant and together with Arcturus and Sirius, one of the brightest stars in the Sun's neighbourhood. Vega is a vertex of the Summer Triangle. Its spectral class is A0V (Sirius, an A1V, is slightly less powerful) and it's firmly in the main sequence, fusing hydrogen to helium in its core....

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