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Re: A rival system
On Wed, 28 May 2003 15:15:30 -0500, Michael Koppelman wrote:
>Is this like they do with the Hubble where no one else can see the data
>until a certain period of time has past?
No, this is a press embargo. It's basically so that the official
announcement can be made at the meeting but gives press outlets a
chance to get it ready to go.
>If so, it is a concept I
>deplore, especially when the government tax payer money put the damn
>thing in orbit.
That's a different matter. The embargo of data gives the people who put
in the effort to develop and submit a proposal (no small feat I can
assure you) a chance to develop their work and publish it.