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prospector

[′prä‚spek·tər]
(mining engineering)
A person engaged in exploring for valuable minerals, or in testing supposed discoveries of the same.

Prospector

[′prä‚spek·tər]
(aerospace engineering)
A specific uncrewed spacecraft designed to make a soft landing on the moon to take measurements, photographs, and soil samples, and then return to earth.
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The first Prospector was demonstrated driving and drilling in Lunar regolith simulant at the Colorado School of Mines' new lunar testbed facility in the Earth Mechanics Institute overseen by the Center for Space Resources.
"We hope this documentary can show the world how important meaningful employment is," explains Valerie Jensen, the founder and visionary behind the Prospector Theater.
Along with customer missions already in progress, such as the cluster of small satellites being built by DSI for HawkEye 360, the Prospector missions will demonstrate the company's simple, low-cost, but high-performance approach to space exploration.
received the Bernie Schneiders Discovery of the Year Award for its Silver Star North Graphite Project from the Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association at its annual convention and awards dinner in Thunder Bay, April 5.
Net of fees and expenses, Prospector received net proceeds of approximately USD 292m.
"Agbalbalitok (The Gold Prospector)" will be screened tonight, 8:45 p.m., at SM Megamall.
Most libraries served by Marmot have observed significant increases in courier traffic since implementing Prospector. Legends of having to make space for more courier bins, to increasing courier stops from 3 to 5 days per week, and anticipating rising courier costs based on volume (not to mention fuel surcharges) are only offset by stories of readers delighted by easy access to a huge regional collection.
This agreement is now set to expire at the end of March 2012, Prospector Offshore said.
"Our Prospector Drilling System has been proven in the field as an economical way to bore through difficult ground conditions and this agreement with Vermeer will expand our reach." www.vermeer.com; www.pioneeronehddp.com
Miesque progeny record 1990 Kingmambo (colt by Mr Prospector) won Poule d'Essai des Poulains-Gr1, St James's Palace Stakes-Gr1, Prix du Moulin-Gr1; champion sire 1991 East Of The Moon (f.
At a meeting this week, BGPA representatives Vince Thurkettle from Norfolk and fellow prospector Kit Andrews from Hereford, expressed their concerns at being "tarred with the same brush" as unscrupulous diggers.