NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Communications Satellite

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Communications Satellite

Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M
Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M is the latest spacecraft destined for the agency’s constellation of communications satellites that allows nearly continuous contact with orbiting spacecraft ranging from the International Space Station and Hubble Space Telescope to the array of scientific observatories.
Credits: NASA/Kim Shiflett

NASA is targeting 8:03 a.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 18, for the launch of its next Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) mission atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch, and related activities that begin Thursday, Aug. 17, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

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Launch Schedule Updates, H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 Encapsulating MICHIBIKI No. 3


August 16, 2017 (JST)

Launch Schedule Updates, H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 Encapsulating 
MICHIBIKI No. 3
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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA had postponed the launch 
of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35(H-IIA・F35) which encapsulates MICHIBIKI 
No. 3, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System; Geostationary Orbit Satellite, 
which was scheduled on August 12th.  After careful investigations and 
completion of repair actions of the rocket propulsion system, 
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA announce the launch 
schedule update of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35(H-IIA・F35) 
Geostationary Orbit Satellite as follows:
 
Launch Date: August 19, 2017
Launch Time: 2:00:p.m. (JST) though 11:00 p.m.(JST) *
Reserved Launch Period: August 20 through September 30, 2017

* Launch time during the reserved launch period will vary.

Reference:
MHI Launch Services
http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/index.html

H-IIA Launch Vehicle
http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/rockets/h2a/

Quashi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS)
http://qzss.go.jp/en/

URL:
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/08/20170816_h2af35.html


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency Japan Aerospace 
Exploration Agency (JAXA)

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Under the Devil’s Eye, The British Military Experience in Macedonia 1915-1918

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A very welcome new book from an author with a passion for her subject. A well-researched study of a subject that has received far less attention than it merits. The photo-plate section is well selected, with images that have not previously appeared in a printed work. There are also extensive notes on the sources used, making this a valuable reference work in addition to being a fascinating story – Most Highly Recommended.


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Under the Devil’s Eye, The British Military Experience in Macedonia 1915-1918

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The authors have addressed one of the great omissions by historians covering WWI. This is a well-researched study of a subject that has received far less than its deserved attention. The photo-plate section is well selected and maps in the body of the book help in the understanding of this unfamiliar part of WWI – Very Highly Recommended.


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Voices in Flight: Escaping Soldiers and Airmen of World War I

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The author is well-known for his aviation histories and this book is an interesting departure from his main work, albeit not far from it. As usual, this is a well-researched study of a subject that has received far less than its deserved attention. The two photo-plate sections are well selected – Most Highly Recommended.


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Your Towns & Cities in the Great War, Norfolk Coast in the Great War, King’s Lynn, Hunstanton, Sheringham, Cromer & Great Yarmouth

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The publisher produces a number of fine series that provide valuable insights into history. The sad part of reviewing books is that time restricts the number of books that can be read and reviewed. As a result, the FIRE Project review team has not been able to review all of the titles in the local histories of WWI, taking only snapshots of the series. This new title is a delight and representative of the high standard achieved by the series. The text is built on thorough research and is very ably supported by a host of illustration – Very Highly Recommended.


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Red October, The Revolution That Changed The World

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The author has studied the recent history of Russia, from attending the Joint Services School for Linguists and the career that followed, that adds valuable knowledge and insights to the subject. The event that brutalized Russia from 1917 was to cause and react with a series of major events of the 20th Century to the detriment of the world – Most Highly Recommended.


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Lufthansa and German Government to support restructuring of airberlin

Airbus A330-300 der Deutschen Lufthansa AG
Foto: Airbus Lufthansa 03.2004
D-AIKB, Air to Air

In order to continue with its restructuring, airberlin has filed a provisional insolvency proceeding in self-administration at the local court of Berlin-Charlottenburg today. Lufthansa is supporting the restructuring efforts of the airline jointly with the German Government.

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Fest-14: – Caribbee

Fest-14: – Caribbee

by BigJules

caribbee2Over previous months I’ve been celebrating the earlier titles in the Kydd Series, it’s Caribbee for this blog. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the book, either as a first-time reader or if you’re a re-reader and have read it more than once! It’s very gratifying for an author to be told that his work has inspired people to go back and read it again. And some of you have told me you have done this more than twice! Either reply to this blog or email me with your thoughts on Caribbee. Kathy and I are always very busy on location research for the Kydd books and our trip to the West Indies was no exception. We spent most time in three main locations – Jamaica, Guadeloupe and Antigua – but as you can see, there was the odd moment of relaxation (see if you can spot Kathy’s foot…)

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