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Example sentences from the Web for decommission
The US National Science Foundation has just announced it is going to begin decommissioning the famous Arecibo Observatory, the 1,000-foot-wide, 900-ton radio telescope located in Puerto Rico.The second-largest radio telescope in the world is shutting down|Neel Patel|November 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Since 2013, when regulators finally decided to shut SONGS down for good, teams of scientists, engineers, and policymakers have been hard at work to make sure it could be safely decommissioned.Finding homes for the waste that will (probably) outlive humanity|Katie McLean|October 21, 2020|MIT Technology Review
In 2019, before it was decommissioned, I was in a group of 20 researchers who were given access to use it for calculations.
On Thursday night, two decommissioned spacecraft could collide, spraying dangerous space junk across the sky.Russian and Chinese spacecrafts could collide in space junk super-spreader|rhhackettfortune|October 15, 2020|Fortune
Additionally, about a dozen high-speed mail-sorting machines were decommissioned from the processing plant that serves large swaths of the state, union officials said.In Detroit, chronic USPS delays undermine voters’ confidence in voting by mail|Lisa Rein, Kayla Ruble|October 5, 2020|Washington Post
Unfortunately, they were decommissioned when it was shown that, like humans, the DRNs have a bit of a breaking point.‘Almost Human’ Review: A Dystopian Future That We’ve Seen Before|Chancellor Agard|November 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There are only 11, and that number will go down to 10 this year when the USS Enterprise is decommissioned after 50 years.As Obama Preaches Patience, Mattis Prepares for War With Iran|Eli Lake|May 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Such descriptions exert a hypnotic pull—and a climactic chapter in the decommissioned city hall station is a showstopper.