DALLAS, Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has delivered the first Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile to the U.S. Army from the company’s new production facility in Camden, Arkansas.
- Title Greenland wildfire
- Released 10/08/2017 3:52 pm
- Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
- DescriptionGreenland is usually associated with ice and snow, but the country has fallen victim to a large wildfire that has been raging since the end of July. The fire was imaged by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite on 8 August 2017. The satellite carries a multispectral high-resolution multispectral camera working in 13 wavelength bands. The animation uses different combinations of these bands to show the fire in natural colour, to highlight the flames and to show the burnt areas.
Rockwell Collins will be playing a key role in the French Air Force FOMEDEC training program by providing a robust, proven and state-of-the-art visual display system for the Pilatus PC-21 simulators.
- Contract includes two Spectraview™ systems for Pilatus PC-21 simulators
- Rockwell Collins to provide spares, operations and maintenance training
- Contract to take international, collaborative approach
OTTAWA, Ontario (Aug. 10, 2017) – Rockwell Collins will be playing a key role in the French Air Force FOMEDEC training program by providing a robust, proven and state-of-the-art visual display system for the Pilatus PC-21 simulators.
Airbus completes MetOp-C platform/payload coupling
MetOp-C is the third and final satellite of the first generation of MetOp polar-orbiting meteorological satellites
The payload module of MetOp-C, developed and built by Airbus in Germany, was delivered to Toulouse after it completed a series of tests at ESTEC, the technical centre of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The satellite, weighing in at four tonnes, is now almost complete after successful coupling of its payload and service module. In preparation for the launch scheduled for October 2018 from Kourou, French Guiana, MetOp-C will undergo a further series of radio-electric tests in the coming weeks. The solar panel, which is the last outstanding major component, will be integrated in November 2017 just before vibration testing.
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Tanks for the lift
- Title Tanks for the lift
- Released 10/08/2017 9:21 am
- Copyright NASA Michoud–J. Guidry
- DescriptionNASA’s powerful Space Launch System rocket is a few steps closer to launching the Orion spacecraft now that its liquid propellant tanks are ready for testing.
Rockwell Collins to feature latest cabin, avionics and aircraft service offerings at LABACE 2017
SAO PAULO, Brazil (Aug. 9, 2017) – Rockwell Collins will showcase business aviation solutions for the Latin American market, including flight deck, connectivity, cabin and service solutions at the 15th Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Expo, from Aug. 15-17.
Rockwell Collins brings proven avionics to Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition
TAIPEI, Taiwan (Aug. 9, 2017) – Rockwell Collins will demonstrate its proven C-130 avionics upgrade, advanced communications systems and high-performance image generation technologies at the Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition from Aug. 17-19, at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.
- Title Thaumasia mountains
- Released 10/08/2017 11:00 am
- Copyright ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
- DescriptionColour view of the Thaumasia mountain range and Coracis Fossae in the southern hemisphere of Mars.
This region was imaged on 9 April 2017 during Mars Express orbit 16807. The ground resolution is about 13 m/pixel and the images are centred on 281ºE/31ºS. North is right in this orientation.
The colour image was created using data from the nadir channel, the field of view which is aligned perpendicular to the surface of Mars, and the camera’s colour channels.
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(Luton, UK – 09 August, 2017) – Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL), the engineering division of Monarch, a leading low cost airline and holiday company, has signed a base maintenance agreement with Evelop Airlines.
The airline, based out of Palma Majorca, is a new customer for MAEL who will carry out the first hangar maintenance check for Evelop’s Airbus A330. All the maintenance work will be carried out at Monarch Aircraft Engineering’s state of the art facility at Birmingham Airport.
Neil Kirby, Sales Manager at Monarch Aircraft Engineering, said: “We are very happy to have secured Evelop Airlines as a new customer for our Birmingham facility. This yet again demonstrates our ability to secure new business in an extremely competitive market.”
Javier Moragues, Technical Director at Evelop Airlines added: “With their 50 years’ experience in the industry, I am delighted we have signed a contract with Monarch Aircraft Engineering for our upcoming Airbus A330 check. Renowned for their expertise and professionalism, we look forward to working with MAEL this autumn.”