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  Magellan probe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Magellan was the first planetary spacecraft to be launched by a space shuttle when it was carried aloft by the shuttle Atlantis from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 4, 1989, on a mission designated STS-30.
Magellan's initial orbit was highly elliptical, taking it as close as 294 kilometres (182 miles) from Venus and as far away as 8,543 km (5,296 mi).
Magellan was powered by two square solar panels, each measuring 2.5 m (8.2 ft) on a side; together they supplied 1,200 watts of power (100 watt per m²).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Magellan_probe   (1648 words)

 Ferdinand Magellan: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Though Magellan himself died in the Philippines (A republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946) and never returned to Europe, 18 members of the crew and one ship of the fleet returned to Spain in 1522, having circumnavigated the globe.
In 1511, Magellan was sent to Morocco (A kingdom (constitutional monarchy) in northwestern Africa with a largely Muslim population; achieved independence from France in 1956) where he fought in the Battle of Azamor (August 28 and 29, 1513) and received a severe knee wound while fighting against the Moorish-Moroccan stronghold.
Magellan was able to communicate with the native peoples because his Malay (A member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay Archipelago) interpreter could understand their language.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fe/ferdinand_magellan.htm   (2857 words)

 Ferdinand Magellan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Though Magellan is often credited with being the first to circle the globe, he himself died in the Philippines and never returned to Europe.
Magellan was born in Sabrosa (near Vila Real, in the province of Trás-os-Montes of north Portugal) or in Porto.
Magellan was killed in the Battle of Mactan, against indigenous forces led by Lapu-Lapu, on April 27, 1521.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ferdinand_Magellan   (2763 words)

Magellan took the oath of allegiance in the church of Santa María de la Victoria de Triana in Seville, and received the imperial standard.
The voyage was resumed on 24 August, and on 21 October the fleet reached Cape Virgenes and, with it, the entrance to the long-sought straits.
Magellan wished to subdue the neighbouring Island of Mactan and was killed there, 27 April, by the poisoned arrows of the natives.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09526b.htm   (1215 words)

 Age of Exploration - On-line Curriculum Guide - The Mariners' Museum - Newport News, Virginia
Magellan thought it unwise to go near the Portuguese territory since he was sailing under the Spanish flag.
Magellan named it the strait of All Saints, but it later was named after him.
After befriending an island king, Magellan foolishly got involved in the natives' tribal warfare and was killed in battle on [April 27, 1521].
www.mariner.org /educationalad/ageofex/magellan.php   (1358 words)

 History House: Magellan's Demise
Magellan believed that by sailing west he could prove the islands were to be found in Spanish territory (as it panned out, even though they were reached from the west, they still fell into the Portuguese 'half' of the world).
Magellan waved away their protests, assuring them that the cross of Jesus was the only protection he needed in the forthcoming hostilities.
Magellan gave Lapu Lapu one last chance, and sent him an ultimatum decreeing that if the insurgent would accept the sovereignty of the Spanish, with the local Christian king as his immediate superior, all would be well.
www.historyhouse.com /in_history/magellan   (2011 words)

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Magellan is mentioned as being sent to warn the commander of impending attack by Malays and during the subsequent fighting courageously saved the life of a Portuguese explorer, Francisco Serrão, who later from the Moluccas (Maluku) sent him helpful information about those islands.
Magellan and Faleiro now proposed by sailing west to give practical proof of their claim that the wealth-giving Spice Islands lay west of the line of demarcation--that is, within the Spanish, not the Portuguese, hemisphere.
Magellan, who in 1517 married Beatriz Barbosa, daughter of an important official in Seville, said farewell to his wife and infant son Rodrigo before his ships left Sanlúcar de Barrameda on Sept. 20, 1519, carrying about 270 men, among whom nine countries were represented.
www.mdstud.chalmers.se /~md2nicke/MISSUPPFATTNINGAR/magellan.txt   (1762 words)

 Ferdinand Magellan
What Magellan did not count on was the immensity of the Pacific, a body of water larger than all of the land on earth.
Magellan had survived eighteen months at sea, but he was killed in battle in the Philippines.
Magellan was hit with a poison arrow in the battle and died.
www.mrdowling.com /704-magellan.html   (334 words)

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Magellan had studied enough charts and stories to know that other explorers had probed the South American coast, and he was sure there existed an opening through the land mass that stretched from the North Pole south to the vast ocean Balboa saw at Panama in 1513.
Magellan and his men were excited with hope that this might be the passage west to the Orient.
Magellan was adamant: "We must by Providence search for the passageway until we find it or perish." On October 21, they found a beautiful horseshoe-shaped bay which they named the Cape of the Eleven Thousand Virgins.
muweb.millersville.edu /~columbus/data/art/SCHUES01.ART   (2465 words)

 Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan was born in about 1480 in Sabrosa of a noble family, and he spent his years as a court page.
Magellan was killed on April 27, 1521 during the Mactan expedition.
The passage through the Strait of Magellan was too long and difficult to be a practical trade route from Europe to the Moluccas, however, and Spain sold her interests there to Portugal.
www.studyworld.com /ferdinand_magellan.htm   (647 words)

The primary objectives of the Magellan mission were to map the surface of Venus with a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and to determine the topographic relief of the planet.
The Magellan mission scientific objectives were to study land forms and tectonics, impact processes, erosion, deposition, chemical processes, and model the interior of Venus.
The Magellan spacecraft was deployed from shuttle STS-30 on May 5, 1989, arrived at Venus on August 10, 1990 and was inserted into a near-polar elliptical orbit with a periapsis altitude of 294 km at 9.5 deg.
www.astronautix.com /craft/magellan.htm   (847 words)

 MAGELLAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ferdinand Magellan was one of the greatest explorers of the Renaissance Period.
In 1521, Magellan was killed in a fight between local natives while on the Spice Islands.
Magellan's impact was providing the first positive proof that the world was round, and that opened up trade routes to explorers all over the world.
www.yesnet.yk.ca /schools/projects/renaissance/magellan.html   (355 words)

 Ferdinand Magellan: World Explorer - EnchantedLearning.com
Magellan was born in Northern Portugal (either in Sabrosa or in Oporto).
Magellan and his friend the astronomer Ruy de Falero proposed to King Charles V (of Spain) that a westward voyage around the tip of South America would take them to the Moluccas (spice-rich islands) and avoid the Portuguese (with whom they were competing fiercely).
Magellan was killed towards the end of the voyage, on the Island of Mactan in the Philippines, during a battle with the natives.
www.enchantedlearning.com /explorers/page/m/magellan.shtml   (307 words)

 Magellan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Magellan® is the consumer brand of Thales Navigation, one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of positioning, navigation, and guidance equipment with operations throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Magellan was the brand that introduced the first consumer handheld GPS solution in 1989, and it has maintained its place as a leading global GPS brand for consumers.
The Magellan Science Vessel in in the StarCraft universe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Magellan   (272 words)

 European Explorers: Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan was born in the spring of 1480, probably in Oporto, Portugal.
Magellan set sail from Sanclucar be Barrameda in September 20, 1519, with a crew of about 250-270 men on five different ships.
Ferdinand de Magellan was born about 1470 of noble parents, and probably spent his boyhood as a page of the Queen of Portugal.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/exmagellan.htm   (719 words)

Magellan was merge to Magellan Pro with new lower price.
Magellan is the fastest email client even on MacOS X. Magellan is a new generation of Macintosh e-mail client software.
Magellan is developed unconventionally to be simple, easy-to-use mailer.
www.makienterprise.com /magellan/magellan.html   (240 words)

The nomination form is here and the Category I Covet is about the 4th one down (tell them "Magellan by Stephen Crowley - graphicsmash.com/series.php?name=magellan).
Magellan's archive is on Graphic Smash which means you'll have to cough up a paltry $US3 to read 130 fabbo pages - there are up to 13 free pages available though - check the archive for details!
Magellan is hosted on Keenspace, a free webhosting and site automation service for webcomics.
magellan.comicgenesis.com   (418 words)

 Magellan Spacecraft Encyclopedia Article, Description, History and Biography @ AlienArtifacts.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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www.alienartifacts.com /encyclopedia/Magellan_spacecraft   (1771 words)

 Ferdinand Magellan
On Mar. 6, 1521, Magellan reached the Marianas and 10 days later the Philippines, where he was killed (Apr. 27) while supporting one group of natives against another.
Although he did not live to complete the journey, Magellan provided the skill and determination that took the vessels over the great unknown portion of the globe, one of the greatest achievements of navigation.
Magellan, Strait of - Magellan, Strait of, c.330 mi (530 km) long and 2 1/2 to 15 mi (4–24 km) wide, separating...
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 Hosted project - Magellan content management system   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Magellan is a powerful CMS (content management system) designed for Ampoliros.
Magellan is able to handle sites of all sizes, from standard institutional sites to very large portals.
With Magellan unique functions, it is possible to include many elements in the same page (like ecommerce products and cart, surveys, search box, login fields, news, etc.), while maintaining the same overall appearance.
www.ampoliros.com /projects/web/magellan   (383 words)

 Magellan Aerospace Corporation
Magellan Aerospace Corporation is a leading global supplier of technologically advanced aerospace systems and components.
Magellan produces repair and overhaul (RandO), test, and aftermarket support services for a variety of engines, and engine structural components.
Magellan is recognized by its customers for its innovative technology, original concept design, quality manufacturing, and total program solutions.
www.malaero.com   (129 words)

 Magellan Pro
Magellan Pro is designed as an email management tool for people who handles lots of email every day.
According to the contents of received mail, reply mail is automatic-created, and transmits.
Automated responder: Magellan Pro automated reply according to the contents of received mail.
www.makienterprise.com /magellanpro/magellanpro.html   (234 words)

 CD Printer, DVD Copier, CD Copier, CD Duplicator, DVD Duplicator, DVD Printer, CD Duplication, DVD Duplication from ...
With over 15 years experience in media duplication, Magellan is the perfect partner to provide you with the systems and solutions you need to best meet your CD and DVD requirements.
Magellan have the widest range of CD duplicator and CD copier equipment available in the UK.
Magellan sell as wide range of autoloading DVD duplicator systems and manual tower DVD copier machines.
www.magellanhardware.co.uk   (471 words)

 Modern History Sourcebook: Magellan's Voyage Round the World, 1519-1522 CE
Ferdinand Magellan's Voyage Round the World, 1519-1522 CE Ferdinand de Magellan was born about 1470 of noble parents, and probably spent his boyhood as a page of the Queen of Portugal.
Magellan was killed in April 1521 at Zebu [in the Phillippines], but they had already reached the eastern edge of the known world, and his men completed the voyage to Spain.
The voyage proved that the earth is round (although most educated people knew this already!).
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/1519magellan.html   (2184 words)

 African masks, New Guinea decorative art, Mexican hand-blown glassware, Nigerian baskets: Magellan Trading   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Traders of Magellan travel the globe to barter with quality artisans.
Our success is built from the reputation of the traders with whom we work, who bring back the best authentic, handmade functional and decorative art.
Magellan's traders have always had interest in the meaning and lore behind the treasures they find, and many an anthropologist has learned about a tribe's beliefs and customs through the description of artifacts that traders have brought back.
www.magellantraders.com   (395 words)

 Magellan GPS Receivers and Magellan GPS Accessories for Magellan Handheld GPS System
The Magellan 300 series is no longer being produced but includes a number of still very reliable GPS Receivers.
The Magellan Pioneer, Blazer, 300, 310, 315, 320, 325, and Map 330 GPS Receivers are still great basic units with the Map 330 GPS offering mapping capabilities.
We offer a wide selection of Magellan GPS Accessories including Power and Data cables, mounts and cases for these units for the huge user base that still exists.
www.buymagellan.com   (509 words)

 Magellan Mission to Venus (JPL)
NASA's Magellan spacecraft made a dramatic conclusion to its highly successful mission at Venus when it is commanded to plunge into the planet's dense atmosphere Tuesday, October 11, 1994.
During its four years in orbit around Earth's sister planet, the spacecraft has radar-mapped 98 percent of the surface and collected high-resolution gravity data of Venus.
The purpose of the crash landing is to gain data on the planet's atmosphere and on the performance of the spacecraft as it descends.
www2.jpl.nasa.gov /magellan   (132 words)

 Magellan Project
The telescope enclosure for Magellan I, eclipsing the housing for Magellan II, still under construction, November 2000.
The Magellan Project a collaboration between the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (OCIW), University of Arizona, Harvard University, University of Michigan, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to construct two 6.5 Meter optical telescopes in the southern hemisphere.
During July and August 2001 the second Magellan primary mirror was was transported from The University of Arizona Steward Mirror Lab to our observatory site in Chile.
www.ociw.edu /magellan   (162 words)

 "Magellan" By Stephen Crowley
Here's something special for you - a guest story for Shaenon Garrity's Narbonic - written by T. Campbell (Graphic Smash editor, writer of numerous other webcomics and instigator of other webcomic related projects - hey, he's a busy guy, OK?) with art by myself and 3D art by the sublime Joe Zabel.
Hope you remember this gal who is a member of Oz Magellan - she's been seen here and (ahem) here!
Magellan is now pretty much fully transcribed into the ohno Robot search engine database - which means you can search the various pages using the search box below - try it out!
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