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mission control

A centralized venue for managing some operation. The term was coined for the land-based control center of space vehicles. In 2011, Apple picked up the term when it combined several functions in its Mac operating system into one (see Lion). See NOC.
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The explosion came with no warning, according to a spokesperson at the Mission Control Center in Houston.
The deal, which exceeds 13 million (approximately $17million USD), includes a six-antenna MEOSAR satellite ground station system (MEOLUT) in each country, a common Mission Control Center (MCC) in Canberra and associated support and maintenance.
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- A Russian Progress M-24M cargo spacecraft, sent off into orbit from Baikonur space center early on Thursday, has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS), a representative of the mission control center in Russia told RIA Novosti.
Photo: Controllers use a model to discuss Mir's problems Thursday at the Mission Control Center near Moscow.
Under the terms of the contract, BPC will provide all management, supervision, and personnel for the 24/7/365 day operational manning of the AOS/AOD Mission Control Center (MCC) in support of the Department of Defense.
Ground controllers in the Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will detach Cygnus from the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module and maneuver it into release position.
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- A Russian Soyuz spacecraft automatically docked with the International Space Station after a two-day delay early Friday morning, delivering three new crew members to the orbiting outpost, Russia's mission control center told RIA Novosti.
Sonne will go to Russia's Mission Control Center and watch the launching of a spacecraft which will deliver some goods and a CD-ROM copy of the video ``Maestros in Moscow'' to the Mir space station.
The MSOC covers mission operations and ground systems support for the Mission Control Center (MCC) at Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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