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Launch of Delta IV WGS-6
2013-08-08 13:17:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Wednesday, a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket delivered the latest addition to an international network of military communications satellites. The sixth Wideband Global Satcom, or WGS, satellite was paid for by the Australian government and will be used to transmit video conferencing signals and television broadcasts, along with official communications from the United States and its international partners. "These satellites...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'