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Explorers

A large group of US scientific satellites, the first of which – Explorer 1 – was America's first satellite and was launched on Jan. 31 1958; it weighed 14 kg. It was able to confirm the existence of one of the Van Allen radiation belts. Explorers have been used in a wide range of scientific studies. Recent and proposed Explorers include IUE, COBE, EUVE, FUSE, and XTE. The Small Explorer (SMEX) class provides a more rapid access to space for small payloads (less than 200 kg); SWAS is an example.
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Through this tremendous channel the intrepid explorers of the river, Lewis and Clarke, passed in their boats; the danger being, not from the rocks, but from the great surges and whirlpools.
We have given this process at some length, as furnished by the first explorers, because it marks a practiced ingenuity in preparing articles of traffic for a market, seldom seen among our aboriginals.
The Indians of this great fishing mart are represented by the earliest explorers as sleeker and fatter, but less hardy and active, than the tribes of the mountains and prairies, who live by hunting, or of the upper parts of the river, where fish is scanty, and the inhabitants must eke out their subsistence by digging roots or chasing the deer.
He was like an explorer now who has reasoned that certain natural features must present themselves, and, beating up a broad river, finds here the tributary that he expected, there the fertile, populated plains, and further on the mountains.
The explorers diligently calculated latitude and longitude and recorded compass bearings as they traversed the continent.
Since 1999, Venezuelan agencies have been questioning the tendency of Ford Explorers, which are the world's top selling sports utility vehicle and the dominant SUV brand in most Latin markets, to roll over in sudden, evasive turns.
Available from the police department at its front desk is the pamphlet Introduction to the Whittier Police Explorers, published by the city.