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Sun, Sep 14, 2014

Commercial Space Operation Center Achieves New Milestones

AGI, Business Partners Opened Space Situational Awareness Facility In March

Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) along with a consortium of business partners announces that the Commercial Space Operations Center (ComSpOC) has reached several new milestones since its announcement in March 2014.

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Sun, Sep 14, 2014

Additive Manufacturing Cuts Satellite Production Time

Airbus Defense And Space Employing The Technique

The latest generation of satellites from Airbus Defense and Space contain special clamps that join the body of the satellite to the feed and sub-reflector assembly at the top end. Clamps manufactured by conventional production methods did not meet the expectations of the Spanish corporate division. The engineers thus chose the additive-metal-manufacturing technique from EOS for production.

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Sun, Sep 14, 2014

Boeing Receives First Order For 502 Phoenix Small Satellite

Hyperspectral Payload Will Be First In The Commercial Industry

Boeing has received its first commercial order for the 502 Phoenix small satellite from HySpecIQ of Washington, D.C. The satellites will carry the commercial remote sensing industry’s first high-resolution hyperspectral payload, capable of providing spectral imaging fidelity that far exceeds what is currently available.

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Sun, Sep 14, 2014

Boeing Delivers 5th P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft To India

Three Additional Aircraft On Order From The Indian Government

The fifth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft was delivered by Boeing to India on Sept. 9 as part of a contract for eight aircraft to support the Indian Navy’s maritime patrol requirements.

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Sun, Sep 14, 2014

Japan National Police Agency Orders An AW109 Power For Kyoto

Will Replace An Older Aircraft When Delivered In December

The Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) has ordered one AW109 Power light twin helicopter which will be operated by Kyoto Police. The AW109 Power helicopter will replace an aging B206 model and will be delivered to the customer in December 2015.

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Sun, Sep 14, 2014

NASA Identifying Candidate Asteroids For Redirect Mission

Hopes To Capture And Park An Asteroid In Orbit Around The Moon

NASA is continuing to push forward with its somewhat controversial Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), looking to add potential candidate target asteroids for the program. The robotic mission will identify, capture and redirect a near-Earth asteroid to a stable orbit around the moon. In the 2020s, astronauts will explore the asteroid and return to Earth with samples. NASA says this will test and advance new technologies and spaceflight experience needed to take humans to Mars in the 2030s.

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Sun, Sep 14, 2014

VivaAerobus Selects Airbus As Flight Training Provider

Training Center To Open In Monterrey, Mexico

VivaAerobus, the low cost carrier serving Mexico, has chosen “Training By Airbus” to provide simulator training and courses for pilots, maintenance personnel, flight operations engineers and cabin crews in Miami and Monterrey, Mexico. The 10-year agreement includes more than 25,000 flight training hours for approximately 750 pilots.

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Sun, Sep 14, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.14.14)

Aero Linx: Lake Amphibian Flyers Club The Lake Amphibian Flyers Club is an international organization of owners, pilots, and aficionados of Lake Amphibian aircraft. Able to operate on the land, in the air, and on the water, this unique airplane can do what ordinary airplanes cannot do. Once you have flown a Lake, an ordinary airplane will seem mundane. Lake Amphibians are truly the "all-terrain vehicles" of the air. Come. Explore. Discover Lake Amphibians.

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Sun, Sep 14, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.14.14): Rainbow

Rainbow A luminous arc featuring all colors of the visible light spectrum (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet). It is created by refraction, total reflection, and the dispersion of light. It is visible when the sun is shining through air containing water spray or raindrops, which occurs during or immediately after a rain shower. The bow is always observed in the opposite side of the sky from the sun.

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Sun, Sep 14, 2014

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