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ALL of the original source moving film ...

for The CIM LaserDisc demonstrator  was shot by Professor Paul Rankey 

...on 8mm film stock - whilst he was at the University of Surrey working with

colleagues on the project which was subsequently hived off as Surrey Satellite

Technology - who were entirely responsible for the very successful 

deployment of GIOVE-A and GIOVE-B  and the securing of the Galileo 

frequencies within the International Telecommunications Union

- for the Galileo Satellite Navigation System.  

I AM [RE]minded today, however, on the official announcement of Galileo,

NOW offering its initial servicesto public authorities, businesses and citizens,

that on the 13th of January 2009, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL)

formally became a subsidiary of  Astrium Satellites, a division of European 

aerospace conglomerate EADS, in what SSTL Chairman Sir Martin Sweeting said

is a necessary step if the company he founded is to grow. In early 2012, 

Astrium of France received another $39 million contract to technically enable

the Ariane 5 ES launcher to carry four Galileo payloads by late 2014,

according to the European Space Agency, which oversees development

of the Galileo satellite navigation system.

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Comment by Michael Grove on March 30, 2018 at 14:18


  YET again the funding by the PEOPLES of the UK, for the benefit

  of ALL THE PEOPLES of the THE EU, has been utilised by Surrey

  University who have this time designed a spacecraft which can

  grab space junk and then pull it into Earth’s atmosphere where it

  is burned up. 

  The little craft, named RemoveDebris, is due to launch from the

  Kennedy Space Centre on Monday, on board one of Elon Musk’s

  SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets. The spaceship will dock at the ISS first

  and then deploy on its own on a test mission to snare a small

  satellite using a harpoon and net.

  [IT] IS estimated that there are more than 7,600 tonnes of

  space junk in and around Earth’s orbit - with some moving

  faster than a speeding bullet, approaching speeds of 30,000

  miles per hour, which are a huge threat to satellites and

  space stations.


Comment by Michael Grove on December 29, 2020 at 10:09

[BE] sure when you have [TIME] to explore and enjoy some of Paul Ranky's IDEAS and particularly video clips such as this [ONE] and then ask yourself what kind of intelligence created this in the first instance, eons before our species was born to this Planet Earth with the responsibility of [BE]ing THE custodians of ALL the passengers of Spaceship Earth, as 'Bucky' Fuller so succinctly proposed.

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