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2011-06-23 08:03:51

The new main engine to power Europe's successor to its Ariane 5 space launcher was brought a step closer on June 22 when ESA signed a &eur;60 million contract with a propulsion consortium at the Paris Air & Space Show. ESA is preparing the NGL Next-Generation Launcher to meet Europe's institutional needs and safeguard its guaranteed access to space into the long term, ensuring it will continue to have effective and economic launchers at its disposal. The work is being performed...

2011-04-04 06:56:22

ESA will showcase space technologies transferred to innovative earthly applications at the Hannover Messe industry trade fair in April. The space apps will range from iPhone heart measurements and a 3D-video camera to anesthetic containers. Visitors to ESA's "ËœSpace Apps' booth will discover a wide range of novel solutions for use on Earth "“ all made possible thanks to technologies developed for European space programs. Impressive products and technology spin-offs will...

2011-02-07 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) and Astrium (an EADS Company) are working together in response to NASA's Commercial Crew Development-2 (CCDev-2) procurement. The team is offering NASA launch services with the Liberty(TM) rocket. This new launch vehicle combines two of the world's most reliable propulsion systems, with a collective heritage of nearly 150 successful flights. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110208/CG43996-a) (Photo:...

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2009-12-20 09:14:20

On December 18, 2009, an Ariane 5 GS launcher lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on a journey to place the French military reconnaissance satellite Helios-2B into Sun-synchronous polar orbit. Flight V193 was the seventh Ariane 5 launch of 2009 and used the last of the GS variant of the launcher. Liftoff of the 49th Ariane 5 mission took place at 17:26 CET/Paris (16:26 UTC; 13:26 French Guiana). The satellite was accurately injected into its target orbit about 59 minutes...

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2005-02-11 15:15:16

PARIS (AFP) -- Europe is making a double throw of the dice on Saturday with a fresh attempt to launch a new super-rocket, the Ariane 5 ECA, from its space base in Kourou, French Guiana. More than half a billion euros (650 million dollars) and Europe's bid to rival the United States and Russia in the lucrative market for satellite launches will be riding on the mammoth rocket. "The consequences of a failure would be quite serious," Francois Auque, chief executive officer of EADS Space, the...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.