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Orion most commonly refers to: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ...

Orion may also refer to: Not to be confused with Arion. ... Orion (IPA: ), a constellation often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation, one of the largest and perhaps the best-known and most conspicuous in the sky[1]. Its brilliant stars are found on the celestial equator and are visible throughout the world, making this constellation globally recognized. ...


Astronomy and space

Observed structure of the Milky Ways spiral arms The Orion Arm or Local Arm (labeled 0) is a minor, spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy. ... The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976) is a diffuse nebula situated south of Orions Belt. ... Orion is a spacecraft currently under development by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ... A sounding rocket, sometimes called an elevator research rocket, is an instrument-carrying suborbital rocket designed to take measurements and perform scientific experiments during its flight. ... The Orion 1 Space Observatory and Orion 2 Space Observatory were space observatories installed in spacecraft launched by the space program of the Soviet Union during the 1970s. ... Orion was the designation of a sounding rocket of Argentina, which was started between 1965 and 1971 by CELPA and by Wallops Island. ... An artists conception of the NASA reference design for the Project Orion spacecraft powered by nuclear propulsion. ... Apollo 16 was the tenth manned mission in the Apollo program and the fifth mission to land on the Moon. ...

Geography

Orion is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bataan, Philippines. ... Orion is a village in Henry County, Illinois, United States. ... Pyrénées-Atlantiques (Gascon: Pirenèus-Atlantics; Basque: Pirinio-Atlantiarrak or Pirinio-Atlantikoak) is a département in the southwest of France which takes its name from the Pyrenees mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. ...

Companies

Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... A major appliance is a large machine which accomplishes some routine housekeeping task, which includes purposes such as cooking, food preservation, or cleaning, whether in a household, institutional, commercial or industrial setting. ... Orion Beer A can of Orion Beer Orion Breweries, Ltd. ... A 2006 Orion VII HEV (07. ... Orion Confectionery Co, Ltd. ... Orion Corporation, founded in 1917 and headquartered at Espoo, Finland, is a Finnish company, which develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceuticals, active pharmaceutical ingredients and diagnostic tests for global markets. ... Orion Electric Co. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Orion Optics is a telescope manufacturer in the United Kingdom. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Orion Publishing Group Ltd. ... Orion ED120 apo refractor on Orions Sirius EQ-G GoTo and GPS equipped German equatorial mount with portable 12 volt power supply For the unrelated British telescope manufacturer, go to Orion Optics Orion Telescopes & Binoculars is an American-based retailer of telescopes and other equipment for astronomy that also... Orion (ΟΡΙΟΝ in Greek) is a Greek television channel broadcasting out of Thessaloniki. ... This article is about the company. ...

Computing

The Orion was a series of 32-bit minicomputers designed and produced in the 1980s by High Level Hardware Ltd. ... ORION (the Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network) is a computer network in Ontario, Canada. ... IronFlare AB is a Swedish software company. ... Orion Platinum Orion Platinum is a music production suite developed by Synapse Audio Software. ... Orion EDMS Orion EDMS is an Enterprise Document Management Systeem (EDMS) developed by MagSoft. ... D-Wave Systems, Inc. ...

Fiction

Orion is a fictional deity published by DC Comics. ... Orion (original name: Senjutsu Chōkōkaku Orion) is a science fiction/fantasy manga by Masamune Shirow, first published in 1991 by Seishinsha. ... Masamune Shirow ) is a manga artist of international renown, born Masanori Ota (太田 まさのりOta Masanori) on November 23, 1961. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Orions are a green-skinned alien species. ... The Halo universe is a fictional setting for the video games Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, the future games Halo 3 and Halo Wars, and the books related to the Halo series. ... Men in Black is a 1997 science fiction comedy action film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith and Vincent DOnofrio. ... The Aurora class battleship is a fictional class of spacecraft in the science fiction television series Stargate Atlantis. ... Benjamin William Bova (born November 8, 1932) is an American science fiction author and editor. ... Raumpatrouille - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffs Orion, colloquially also known as Raumpatrouille Orion, is the first German science fiction television series. ...

Media

Orion magazine is a bi-monthly focused on nature, the environment, and culture, addressing environmental and societal issues, and has published such authors as Wendell Berry, Barry Lopez, Terry Tempest Williams, Michael Pollan, Mark Kurlansky, Derrick Jensen, Sandra Steingraber, Gretel Ehrlich, Bill McKibben, Barbara Kingsolver, Rebecca Solnit, William Kunstler, and... California State University, Chico is the second-oldest campus in the California State University system, and home to the Chico University Arboretum. ...

Arts

  • Orion (band), a Czech hip hop group
  • Orion (band), a Pakistani heavy metal group
  • Orion (singer), stage name of American singer Jimmy Ellis
  • Orion, stage name of Tomasz Wróblewski, bassist of the band Behemoth
  • "Orion", a song by Metallica from the album, Master of Puppets
  • "Orion", a song by Dead Can Dance from Dead Can Dance (1981-1998)
  • Krewe of Orion, a Mardi Gras Krewe
  • The Orion Experience a band

Orion (singer) (1945 - December 12, 1998) was the stage name of rockabilly singer Jimmy Ellis. ... T. Wróblewski, 2005 Tomasz Wróblewski (b. ... Behemoth ( ) is a Polish death metal band. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... For the Metallica song of the same name, see Master of Puppets (song). ... Dead Can Dance is a band comprised of Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry. ...

Transportation

The Lockheed Orion Model 9 was a single engine passenger aircraft built in 1931 for commercial airlines. ... The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a maritime patrol aircraft of numerous militaries around the world, used primarily for maritime patrol, reconnaissance, and anti-submarine warfare. ... A 2006 Orion VII HEV (07. ... The Ford Orion was a saloon built by the automaker Ford for the European market from July 22, 1983 to 19 September 1993. ... The Nazi German auxiliary cruiser Orion was a merchant raider of the Second World War. ... Eight ships of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Orion, after the hunter Orion of Greek mythology. ... // MV Orion in Kuri Bay on Western Australias Kimberley Coast. ... The Comet class were 12 4-4-0 saddle tank broad gauge locomotives operated on the South Devon Railway and associated railways. ...

Other

Orion of Thebes (died ca. ... Orion Football Club were a Scottish football team who played in the city of Aberdeen between 1885 and 1903. ... Orion is a govt. ... The main tower of the Orion Building during the removal of scaffolding. ... The Finnish Film Archive (Finnish: ; Swedish: ) is a Finnish government institution under the Ministry of Education. ... AWE plc logo The Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston (formerly the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, Aldermaston) is situated in the UK, just 7 miles north of Basingstoke and approximately 14 miles south-west of Reading, Berkshire, near a village called Aldermaston, bordering with Tadley. ...

People with the name Orion

  • Chris Orion, American radio personality
  • Orion Black (Harry Potter), fictional character; the father of Sirius Black
Chris Orion is an American radio personality. ... Sirius Black is a fictional character in J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter series. ... Image File history File links Disambig_gray. ...

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Orion, Project (advanced rocket) (1951 words)
The propulsion system advocated for the Orion spacecraft was based on an idea first put forward by Stanislaw Ulam and Cornelius Everett in a classified paper in 1955.
Orion was initially excluded from both camps because the Air Force felt it had no value as a weapon, and NASA had made a strategic decision in 1959 that the civilian space program would, in the near future at any rate, be non-nuclear.
They put forward a new design that called for the Orion vehicle to be carried into orbit as a Saturn V upper stage, the core of the spacecraft being a 90,000-kg "propulsion module" with a pusher-plate diameter of 10 m (limited by the diameter of the Saturn).
Orion (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2397 words)
Orion's first episode, represented as a "marriage," associates him with Side, quite literally the "pomegranate", in a consecration to that aspect of "The Goddess" of the pre-Indo-European peoples of the Aegean and the Fertile Crescent who later evolved into Hera.
Under the old regime that Orion embodies, Oinopion would have been the annual consort of the Merope, but at the time level of the Orion myths, he had become a guardian-sponsor represented as her "father" instead, though Oinopion betrayed a most unfatherlike jealousy and determination to preserve his position.
So Orion may have needed no oracle to know that he must seek out the first light of Helios, just when his chariot rises from the easternmost rim of Oceanus, that the place to achieve this was the eastern edge of the possible world, which is also known as the land of Colchis.
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