ASTRON

ASTRON is the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy. Its main office is in Dwingeloo in the Dwingelderveld National Park in the province of Drenthe. ASTRON is part of Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). ==Goals== ASTRON`s main mission is to make discoveries in radio astronomy happen, via the development of new and innovati....
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astron

(star) The last syllable is formed from a Greek word that indicates a diminutive, which means an asterisk is a little star. With its connection to a heavenly object, an asterisk should represent something positive. But in the example sentence, an asterisk is used to question a star athlete whose many hits and home runs are possibly due to po...
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Astron

[fusion reactor] The Astron is a type of fusion power device pioneered by Nicholas Christofilos and built at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory during the 1960s and 70s. Astron used a unique confinement system that avoided several of the problems found in contemporary designs like the stellarator and magnetic mirror. Development was...
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Astron

[spacecraft] The spacecraft was designed and constructed by the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory and NPO Lavochkin. A group of scientists from these institutions was awarded the USSR State Prize for their work on Astron. Astron`s payload consisted of an 80 cm ultraviolet telescope which was designed jointly by the USSR and France, and an X...
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Astron

[wristwatch] The Astron wristwatch, formally known as the Seiko Quartz-Astron 35SQ, was the world`s first `quartz clock` wristwatch, i.e., one based on a quartz crystal oscillator. It is now registered on the List of IEEE Milestones as a key advance in electrical engineering. The Astron was unveiled in Tokyo on December 25, 1969, after ten ...
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Astron

A Soviet astrophysics satellite that carried science instruments from the Soviet Union and France, and made observations of cosmic ultraviolet and X-ray sources from a highly elliptical orbit. Launch Date Mar. 23, 1983 Vehicle Proton-K Site Baikonur Orbit 28,386 × 175,948 km × ...
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