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Astra is a fictional character, a supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Astra missile is an air-to-air (AA), beyond visual range (BVR) missile under development by India. ... Astra is a 1985 album by rock supergroup Asia. ... Astra is an 8-part manga mini-series collaboration between Americans golden age Batman artist Jerry Robinson and singer/songwriter Sidra Cohn along with Japanese mangaka Shojin Tanaka and Ken-ichi Oishi. ... This article is about UFOs: for other uses see the disambiguation page Black triangle. ... Dave Ellis is an influential English folk guitarist, singer and composer raised in Liverpool whose music is extremely difficult to categorise, due to its unique diversity and combination of styles. ... Charles Wuorinen (born June 9, 1938 in New York City) is an American composer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the film by Peter Brook, see The Mahabharata (1989 film). ... For the television series by Ramanand Sagar, see Ramayan (TV series). ... Astra Film Fest - International Festival of Documentary Film and Visual Antrhopology - Sibiu, Romania. ... County Status County capital Mayor Klaus Johannis, from the Democratic Forum of Germans of Romania, since 2000 Area 121. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...

Companies and brands

  • AstraZeneca
  • SES Astra, a company operating the Astra satellite system, and a number of their satellites:
  • Astra, a beer brand of the Bavaria - St. Pauli Brewery
  • Astra, a codename for a version of Trillian (instant messaging client)
  • Astra Vagoane Călători (Astra Passenger Coaches) - a Romanian company manufacturing various rolling stock material
  • Astra-Unceta y Cia SA, a former Spanish handgun manufacturer.

AstraZeneca PLC (LSE: AZN, NYSE: AZN), is a large Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company formed on 6 April 1999 by the merger of Swedish Astra AB and British Zeneca Group. ... SES Astra SA, is a corporate subsidiary of SES, based in Betzdorf, in eastern Luxembourg, that owns and operates the Astra series of geostationary satellites, which transmit approximately 1100 analogue and digital television and radio channels via 176 transponders to 91 million households across Europe. ... Astra 1A was the first satellite launched and operated by Société Européenne des Satellites (SES), now SES Astra. ... Astra 1B was the second satellite launched and operated by Société Européenne des Satellites (SES), now SES Astra. ... Astra 2D is one of a group of satellites operated by SES Astra, located at 28. ... Bavaria - St. ... Trillian is a multiprotocol instant messaging application for Windows created by Cerulean Studios that can connect to multiple IM services, such as AIM, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, Bonjour, Jabber, and Skype networks (the latter four with Trillian Pro which allows for additional plugins). ...


The Astra was an American automobile manufactured in 1920. ... The Astra was a small French cyclecar with a twin_cylinder two-stroke engine of 496cc; the automobile, which was manufactured only in 1922, featured independent suspension on all four wheels, as well as friction drive. ... The Astra was an English automobile; claiming to be the smallest and cheapest four-wheeler on the British market, the car was manufactured from 1954 to 1959. ... See also Vauxhall Astra, Holden Astra, and Saturn Astra for the usage of the nameplate by other General Motors subsidiaries. ... Vauxhall Astra is a model-name which has been used by Vauxhall, the British subsidiary of General Motors (GM), on their small family car ranges since 1979. ... The Holden Astra is a compact car sold by General Motors in Australia and New Zealand. ... The Saturn Astra is a compact car that will replace the ION as the companys smallest car for 2008. ...


  • American Specialty Toy Retailing Association
  • Asociaţia Transilvană pentru Literatura Română şi Cultura Poporului Român, a Transylvanian cultural group
  • Association in Scotland to Research into Astronautics, a Scottish Space Advocacy Group
  • Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association
  • ASTRA (reactor) (Adaptierter Schwimmbecken-Typ-Reaktor Austria), a type of nuclear reactor
  • ASTRA, Alliance for Science & Technology Research in America, an American Industry and Professional Advocacy Group

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, or ASTRA, is an organisation of manufacturers, distributors and retailers of specialty toys, as compared to mass market product sold by e. ... ASTRA Palace in Sibiu Asociaţia Transilvană pentru Literatura Română şi Cultura Poporului Român (abbreviated ASTRA; in English, The Transylvanian Association for Romanian Literature and the Culture of the Romanian People) is a cultural association founded in 1861 in Sibiu. ... The Association in Scotland to Research into Astronautics Ltd. ... Image:AstraMain. ... A type of nuclear research reactor built in Seibersdorf, Austria. ...

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The LMT - Personal Stories - Astra Woodcraft (280 words)
Astra Woodcraft was seven years old when her parents thrust her into the world of Scientology's "elite" Sea Organization.
This was the beginning of Astra's life in the sub-standard and oppressive living environment that is accepted as routine to those in the Sea Organization.
In "The Story of Kate," Astra Woodcraft details the pressure that was brought to bear on her to abort her baby when it was discovered that she was pregnant.
Boeing: Integrated Defense Systems - Satellite Development Center - Boeing 601 Fleet - ASTRA 1H (652 words)
ASTRA 1H is a powerful Hughes 601HP body-stabilized model spacecraft, the seventh in a series for SES that Hughes has built in its facilities in El Segundo, Calif. The satellite is collocated with other SES spacecraft at 19.2 degrees East longitude.
ASTRA 1G was the first in the series with the HS 601HP (for high power) configuration, and ASTRA 1H and 2A are similar.
The ASTRA 601 model satellites are similar in appearance to other 601 models, with each having a cube-shaped body and two solar array wings oriented along its north-south axis and the antennas located on the east-west axis.
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