Boeing, Air China Celebrate Airline’s First 747-8 Intercontinental

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Airline becomes first Asian customer to take delivery of Boeing’s newest passenger jumbo jet

EVERETT, Wash., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Air China today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 747-8 Intercontinental. Air China is the first carrier in Asia to operate the passenger version of the new, fuel-efficient 747-8. The new airplane is the first of seven 747-8 Intercontinentals Air China has on order.

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Boeing to Consolidate Defense Services and Support Work in Oklahoma City and St. Louis

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Changes will align common resources and capabilities

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 29, 2014 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] will consolidate the majority of its defense services and support-related activities from Washington state to other locations in the U.S. as part of efforts to improve the competitiveness of its Boeing Defense, Space & Security unit.

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Tonight’s Fall Webinar Series Postponed


Unfortunately we have to postpone our Fall Training Series tonight. The topic tonight was going to be Message Discipline and unfortunately our trainer has had an emergency come up that will prevent him from participating tonight. We are going to push this presentation back to next Monday, October 6, 2014, at 8:30pm EDT. This will be a great presentation and we hope you’ll join us. If you haven’t registered for the series yet, you can click the button below.

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U.S. Army Awards AeroVironment $27.2 Million for RQ-11B Raven and RQ-20A Puma Spare Parts

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· Latest orders increase total value of spare parts and upgrade awards to $77.6 million since May 2014


· Recapitalization of Raven and Puma fleets ensures combat readiness


MONROVIA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced it received three firm fixed-price orders from the United States Army totaling $27,178,075 for RQ-11B Raven® and RQ-20A Puma AE™ unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) spare parts. The company received two orders on August 29, 2014 and one on September 18, 2014. Delivery is anticipated within 12 months.

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42 is the answer

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Title 42 is the answer
Released 23/09/2014 5:05 pm
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Expedition 42 crewmembers, from left: Russian cosmonaut Elena Serova, NASA commander Barry Wilmore, cosmonauts Alexander Samoukutyaev, Anton Shkaplerov, NASA astronaut Terry Virts and ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.

Alexander, Elena and Barry left Earth on 25 September from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the other trio will follow on 23 November.

Each three-person crew will spend around six months on the International Space Station. Samantha’s mission is named Futura after a competition was run in her home country, Italy.

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Launch of “Hayabusa2″ by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 26

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) decided to launch the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 26 (H-IIA F26) with the Asteroid Explorer “Hayabusa2″ onboard in the following schedule.
To capitalize on the excess launch capability of the H-IIA F26, we will also provide launch and orbit injection opportunities for three small secondary payloads (piggyback payloads).

Scheduled date of Launch
November 30 (Sunday), 2014 (Japan Standard Time)

Launch time
1:24:48 p.m. (Japan Standard Time) (*1)

Launch site
Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center

*1: Launch time will be set for each launch day if the launch is delayed.


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Oshkosh Defense Wins Contract to Modernize the U.S. Marine Corps’ Extended Boom Forklift Fleet


Modernization Program to Enhance Operator Protection in
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OSHKOSH, Wis. (Sept. 29, 2014) – The United States Marine Corps System Command has awarded Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, a five-year contract to modernize the service’s Extended Boom Forklift (EBFL) fleet. Under the contract Oshkosh will modernize 495 EBFLs and provide approximately 100 armored cabs as well as replacement parts.

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Orion in Final Integration Steps Before Exploration Flight Test-1


DENVER, Sept 29, 2014 – NASA and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] have finished fueling the Orion spacecraft with ammonia, hydrazine and high pressure helium at Kennedy Space Center’s Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. Orion has now been moved to the Launch Abort System Facility for integration with the launch abort system (LAS).

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Kammuri (Northwestern Pacific Ocean)

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On Sept. 29 NASA’s Terra satellite saw the bulk of strong storms within Tropical Storm Kammuri were stretched out. The storm had elongated from southwest to northeast.
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Tropical Storm Kammuri continues to appear more like a cold front on satellite imagery as it transitions into an extra-tropical storm over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.

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Rachel (Eastern Pacific)


NASA’s Aqua satellite saw Rachel when it was briefly a hurricane off Baja California on Sept. 28 at 5:15 pm. EDT.
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Tropical Storm Rachel strengthened into a hurricane over the weekend of Sept. 27 and 28, only to weaken back into a tropical storm by Sept. 29. NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over Rachel before it weakened and took a visible picture of the storm off Baja California’s coast.

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