WINDS (Wideband InterNetworking engineering test and Demonstration Satellite, also known as Kizuna), is a Japanese communication satellite. Launch was originally scheduled for 2007. The launch date was eventually set for 15 February 2008, however a problem detected in a second stage manoeuvring thruster delayed it to 23 February. Lift-off occurred at 08:55 GMT on 23 February, and the satellite separated from the carrier rocket, into a Geosynchronous transfer orbit at 09:23, launched by an H-IIA carrier rocket from the Tanegashima Space Center. It will be used to relay the internet to Japanese homes and businesses, through Ka-Band signals. It will also develop technologies to be utilised by future Japanese communication spacecraft. It is part of Japan's i-Space program, and is to be operated by JAXA and NICT.
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... told the story that his song "The Winds Are Singing Freedom" had become a sort of folk anthem among Eastern Europeans seeing a new future opening before them ... songs include "Four Green Fields", "Gentle Annie", "The Rambles of Spring", "The Winds Are Singing Freedom", "The Town of Ballybay", "Winds of the Morning", "Mary Mack ...
... Winds of Creation is the debut studio album by the Polish death metal band Decapitated ... Winds of Creation is notable for the ages of the musicians despite the technical nature of the music, drummer Vitek (born January 1984) was 15, bassist Rygiel (born April ...
... The hurricane crossed over western Cuba with winds of up to 80 mph (130 km/h) however, damage was minor, and no deaths occurred in the country ... In Havana, winds decreased to 15 mph (24 km/h) as the eye of the hurricane crossed over the city ... were issued for a larger area than those that actually experienced hurricane force winds ...
... Winds of Change is a fantasy novel by Mercedes Lackey ... It is the second book in the Mage Winds Trilogy, in order between Winds of Fate and Winds of Fury ...
... The Trade winds cause a resurgence of the deep littoral waters and makes the sea more rich in living species on the western side of the peninsula ... of mountains called Macuira that reaches 900 m over sea level that trap some of the Trade winds and cause mist ...
Famous quotes containing the word winds:
“Him who trembles before the flame and the flood,
And the winds that blow through the starry ways,
Let the starry winds and the flame and the flood
Cover over and hide, for he has no part
With the lonely, majestical multitude.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“The first in time and the first in importance of the influences upon the mind is that of nature. Every day, the sun; and after sunset, night and her stars. Ever the winds blow; ever the grass grows.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Pour down your warmth, great sun!
While we bask, we two together.
Winds blow south, or winds blow north,
Day come white, or night come black,
Home, or rivers and mountains from home,
Singing all time, minding no time,
While we two keep together.”
—Walt Whitman (18191892)