Earth from Space: Vancouver

Vancouver, visible at the top of the image, lies between Burrard Inlet, an arm of the Strait of Georgia, to the north, and the Fraser River delta to the south. Vancouver has the highest population density in Canada, with over 5400 people per square kilometre, making it the fifth-most densely populated city in North America.

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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Gives High-Definition Panoramic View of Landing Site

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Gives High-Definition Panoramic View of Landing Site

This is the first 360-degree panorama taken by Mastcam-Z, a zoomable pair of cameras aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover.
Mastcam-Z’s First 360-Degree Panorama
This is the first 360-degree panorama taken by Mastcam-Z, a zoomable pair of cameras aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover. The panorama was stitched together on Earth from 142 individual images taken on Sol 3, the third Martian day of the mission (Feb. 21, 2021).
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/ASU

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover got its first high-definition look around its new home in Jezero Crater on Feb. 21, after rotating its mast, or “head,” 360 degrees, allowing the rover’s Mastcam-Z instrument to capture its first panorama after touching down on the Red Planet on Feb 18. It was the rover’s second panorama ever, as the rover’s Navigation Cameras, or Navcams, also located on the mast, captured a 360-degree view on Feb. 20.

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NASA to Honor ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson During Headquarters Naming Ceremony

NASA to Honor ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson During Headquarters Naming Ceremony

Honoring a ‘Hidden Figure’: NASA to Unveil the Mary W. Jackson Headquarters Building
Honoring a ‘Hidden Figure’: NASA to Unveil the Mary W. Jackson Headquarters Building
Credits: NASA

Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk will lead a ceremony at 1 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 26, officially naming the NASA Headquarters building in Washington in honor of Mary W. Jackson.

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AeroVironment Acquires Progeny Systems Corporation’s Intelligent Systems Group, a Leading Provider of Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Machine Learning and Perceptive Autonomy Technologies and Services

• Transaction significantly accelerates AeroVironment’s artificial intelligence and autonomy initiatives with best-in-class computer vision and machine perception capabilities

• Increases AeroVironment’s customer-funded research and development revenue

• Broadens the scope of AeroVironment’s advanced robotic systems engineering services for defense and commercial customers


AeroVironment, Inc. accelerates artificial intelligence and autonomy initiatives with acquisition of Progeny Systems Corporation’s Intelligent Systems Group. (Graphic: AeroVironment)

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 24, 2021 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced it has acquired Progeny Systems Corporation’s Intelligent Systems Group (ISG), a leader in the development of artificial intelligence-enabled computer vision, machine learning and perceptive autonomy technologies and provider of related services to United States government customers. The acquisition will significantly accelerate AeroVironment’s development of advanced autonomy capabilities for the company’s growing portfolio of intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems, increase customer-funded research and development revenue and broaden its advanced engineering services offering to defense and commercial customers. Under the terms of the transaction, AeroVironment acquired ISG for $30 million in cash and an earnout for Progeny Systems Corporation of up to $6 million over three years, based on the achievement of specific performance targets.

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Textron Aviation leads in business and general aviation aircraft deliveries in 2020

WICHITA, Kan. (Feb. 24, 2021) – Textron Aviation delivered nearly 560 aircraft to customers worldwide in 2020, leading the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) annual shipments and billings report published this week. In total, Textron Aviation delivered more than a quarter of all general aviation aircraft last year. The report also reveals Textron Aviation as the world’s third largest jet manufacturer after Boeing and Airbus, while surpassing Boeing’s turbine fixed-wing deliveries 251 to 210.

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AIPUT breaks ground on second state-of-the-art air cargo warehouse at dnata City East

New 117,000 sq ft building further strengthens Heathrow’s largest off-airport airfreight location

 

[London: 23 February 2021]: Aberdeen Standard Investments’ AIPUT fund (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) has today announced the start of construction on Phase II of dnata City East, a 117,000 sq ft extension of its landmark air cargo facility located immediately to the south of Heathrow Airport.  The new building delivers a significant vote of confidence in Heathrow’s continuing success as a leading global airfreight hub.

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NASA Takes Steps to Reduce Aviation Emissions, Invigorate US Economy

NASA Takes Steps to Reduce Aviation Emissions, Invigorate US Economy

NASA illustration of an advanced subsonic aircraft with an electrified aircraft propulsion system
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NASA illustration of an advanced subsonic aircraft with an electrified aircraft propulsion system.
Credits: NASA

NASA is seeking proposals for ground and flight demonstrations of integrated megawatt-class powertrain systems for subsonic aircraft. The deadline for proposals for this solicitation is 5 p.m. EST April 20.

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