Lufthansa A350-900 – Ni hao Hong Kong!Lufthansa A350-900 – Ni hao Hong Kong!

  • Starting 12 September
  • 4th and 5th Lufthansa A350-900s to enter commercial service from Munich

From 12 September onwards, Lufthansa will be offering flights to Hong Kong on an Airbus A350-900. “Our passengers can now experience the world’s most advanced long-haul aircraft for the first time on a flight to the Far East. The flight to Hong Kong is one of the longest routes in the Lufthansa flight schedule. Flying on the A350-900 gives passengers an extraordinary experience and the low level of cabin pressure ensures that they arrive feeling more rested”, says Wilken Bormann, CEO of the Munich hub. Due to the flight distance—at 10,000 kilometers—Hong Kong will be served by two aircraft flying alternatively. These will be the fourth and fifth A350-900 aircraft due to be delivered to Lufthansa on 12 August and 2 September respectively, bearing the identifiers D-AIXD and D-AIXE. The A350’s maiden flight to Hong Kong will take off on 12 September at 22:30 and will be welcomed for the first time in Hong Kong eleven hours later at 15:35 local time on 13 September.

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NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon spacecraft onboard
On June 3, 2017, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the Dragon spacecraft from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kenney Space Center in Florida on the company’s 11th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station.

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting its 12th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for 12:31 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 14. Coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website Sunday, Aug. 13, with two briefings.

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NASA Selects Proposals to Study Galaxies, Stars, Planets

NASA Selects Proposals to Study Galaxies, Stars, Planets

NASA has selected six astrophysics concept study proposals as part of the agency’s Explorers Program.
NASA has selected six astrophysics concept study proposals as part of the agency’s Explorers Program. The proposed studies would study various emissions from galaxies, galaxy clusters, and neutron star systems, as well as exoplanet atmospheres, as a way to fill in the gaps between the agency’s larger missions.
Credits: NASA

NASA has selected six astrophysics Explorers Program proposals for concept studies.  The proposed missions would study gamma-ray and X-ray emissions from clusters of galaxies and neutron star systems, as well as infrared emissions from galaxies in the early universe and atmospheres of exoplanets, which are planets outside of our solar system.

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Cassini to Begin Final Five Orbits Around Saturn

Cassini to Begin Final Five Orbits Around Saturn

Artist's rendering of Cassini
This artist’s rendering shows Cassini as the spacecraft makes one of its final five dives through Saturn’s upper atmosphere in August and September 2017.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn’s upper atmosphere with its final five orbits around the planet.

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Pacific Fleet ships return from the Asia-Pacific Region

Starboard bow view of the Canadian frigate Her MajestyÕs Canadian Ship (HMCS) WINNIPEG (FFH 338) underway in the South Pacific Ocean.

August 8, 2017 – Esquimalt, B.C. – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Her Majesty’s Canadian (HMC) Ships Winnipeg and Ottawa returned home to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt today after a five-month deployment in the Asia-Pacific on POSEIDON CUTLASS 17.

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HMCS Charlottetown supports NATO assurance and deterrence measures on Operation REASSURANCE

August 8, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown joins Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) today on its way to the Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, and Baltic Sea as part of Canada’s support to NATO assurance and deterrence measures in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Lockheed Martin Will Build New Space Instrument Focused on Vegetation Health and Carbon Monitoring

GeoCARB Expands Company’s Experience in Both Earth-Monitoring and Hosted Payloads

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 8, 2017 – Scientists will get a better understanding of our planet’s carbon cycle and vegetation health through a first-of-a-kind NASA instrument built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory (GeoCARB) mission will use an advanced infrared spectrograph hosted on a commercial geosynchronous satellite. The project is led by Principal Investigator Dr. Berrien Moore at the University of Oklahoma.

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