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Orbiter is a typeface designed with the everyday in mind. It features a squared, grotesque construction. With an ample x-height and chamfered joints, Orbiter holds up when set in small text or large signage. It also boasts over 380 glyphs and support for a wide range of Latin-based languages.
Orbiter is available in 6 different weights. A single-axis variable font is included on all full family purchases. Contact me to purchase a license. Free trial fonts are also available for testing and evaluation purposes.
Orbiter sports low contrast between the horizontal and vertical strokes. In Orbiter Black, the horizontal strokes are 70% as thick as the vertical strokes and in Orbiter Regular this number rises to 82%. To create the illusion of even less contrast, some of the terminals are tapered slightly (such as the ‘a’ pictured here) so that the round strokes can maintain more of their weight when connecting to a vertical stroke.
There are several features specific to the uppercase letters. Diacritical marks are set tighter over capital letters and punctuation can be substituted for case-sensitive variants when setting text in all-caps.
The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest modular space station currently in low Earth orbit. It is a multinational collaborative project involving five participating space agencies: NASA (United States), Roscosmos (Russia), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe), and CSA (Canada). The ownership and use of the space station is established by intergovernmental treaties and agreements. The station serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which scientific research is conducted in astrobiology, astronomy, meteorology, physics, and other fields. The ISS is suited for testing the spacecraft systems and equipment required for possible future long-duration missions to the Moon and Mars.
Vanguard 1 is an American satellite that was the fourth artificial Earth-orbiting satellite to be successfully launched. It was launched 17 March 1958 and remains the oldest human-made object still in orbit, together with the upper stage of its launch vehicle. Vanguard 1 was designed to test the launch capabilities of a three-stage launch vehicle as a part of Project Vanguard, and the effects of the space environment on a satellite and its systems in Earth orbit. It also was used to obtain geodetic measurements through orbit analysis. Being small and light enough to carry with one hand, it was described by the Soviet Premier, Nikita Khrushchev, as “the grapefruit satellite”.
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