Boeing-Built Satellite Completes NASA’s Space Communications Network

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Boeing-built TDRS-M working its way through Boeing’s El Segundo satellite factory as it readies for launch. (Boeing photo)

TDRS-M satellite enables continued communication with International Space Station, Hubble Telescope

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 18, 2017 – The sixth and final Boeing [NYSE: BA] Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS), launched today, will enhance NASA’s space communications network when the satellite becomes fully operational early next year.

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NASA Successfully Launches Latest Communications Satellite

NASA Successfully Launches Latest Communications Satellite

NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M)
NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M), which is the third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites, has successfully been placed into orbit following separation from an United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket.
Credits: NASA

NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M), which is the third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites, has successfully been placed into orbit following separation from an United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. TDRS-M launched Friday at 8:03 a.m. EDT from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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


August 19, 2017 (JST)

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

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA successfully launched 
H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 (H-IIA F35) which encapsulates MICHIBIKI
 No. 3, (Quasi-Zenith Satellite System; geostationary orbit) at 
2:29:00 p.m. on August 19, 2017 (JST) from JAXA's Tanegashima Space 
Center. 

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TOTE plans new Hawaii service with Philly newbuilds; Navy says “collision avoidable” in Fitzgerald accident, relieves CO

TOTE plans new Hawaii service with Philly newbuilds
TOTE plans new Hawaii service with Philly newbuilds
August 18, 2017 — A maritime mystery was solved this week when TOTE emerged as unnamed “blue chip U.S. shipping operating company” with a letter of intent (LOI) to build up to four advanced new containerships at Philly Shipyard for the Jones Act Hawaii trade. The dual fuel, 3,600-TEU ships would enter service in 2020 and 2021.

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Rotorcraft Asia-Pacific e-news (Version 2) – July 2017 Report

The joys of electronic publishing – errors, omissions, late article arrivals, can all be accommodated by publishing a supplement or publishing Version 2 of the original

Below is a complimentary Version 2 of Rotorcraft Asia-Pacific e-news – July 2017 Report. This replaces Version1 which did not have the helicopter register latest data and other important news items. Apologies

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Thales wins contract to support Canada’s AOPs and JSS vessels; USCG guidance aims to make LNG bunkering safer

Thales wins contract to support Canada's AOPs and JSS vessels
Thales wins contract to support Canada’s AOPS and JSS vessels
August 17, 2017 —The Government of Canada is awarding a contract for in-service support of the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Joint Support Ships (JSS) to a joint venture of Thales Canada Inc. and Thales Australia Ltd. If all options are exercised the contract could be valued at $5.2 billion.

 

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