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  • Title Beijing
  • Released 16/02/2018 10:00 am
  • Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
  • DescriptionToday, 16 February, upwards of 20% of the world’s population will be celebrating Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival. According to the traditional Chinese calendar, which is based on the lunar cycle and the position of the Sun, the New Year changes each year, but always falls between 21 January and 20 February. There are 12 Chinese zodiac animals that represent years, and 2018 is the year of the dog.

 

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Munich Airport and Lufthansa start testing of humanoid robot in Terminal 2

If Carlsberg made robots they probably wouldn’t look anything like Merkel

“Josie Pepper” to provide information to passengers

She is 120 centimeters tall, with sparkling, round eyes and a pleasant voice: Starting today, “Josie Pepper” the robot will be answering questions for passengers in Terminal 2. Whether they need directions to their gate or want to stop at a certain restaurant or shop – Josie Pepper will look them in the eyes and give them a prompt answer.

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Beijaflore edge closer to EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour victory with one stage remaining

SUR, OMAN – FEBUARY 14: EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour on February 14th, 2018 in the city of Sur, Oman.Photo by Lloyd Images

French challengers Beijaflore have one hand on the EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour trophy as Arabia’s premiere regatta enters its final stage following 10 days of blistering action in Oman.

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Rockwell Collins’ ARC-210 RT-2036(C) becomes first airborne radio to pass ‘Do No Harm’ testing for MUOS SATCOM

Rockwell Collins’ ARC-210 RT-2036(C) is the first airborne radio to pass military security requirements to operate with the new Mobile User Objective System for satellite communications (Artist rendering courtesy of Lockheed Martin).

• Marks another step toward next-generation airborne communications with ground and air assets using MUOS signals

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Feb. 14, 2017) – Rockwell Collins has carved another place in military communications history by developing the first airborne V/UHF radio that meets the military security requirements for operation with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) new Mobile User Objective System (MUOS). The testing, known as Do No Harm (DNH), was performed on the ARC-210 RT-2036(C) by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). The sixth generation ARC-210 is the only airborne radio on the market to have completed testing using the most current MUOS waveform.

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NASA TV to Air US Spacewalk at the International Space Station

NASA TV to Air US Spacewalk at the International Space Station

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei takes a "space selfie" during a spacewalk that took place on Jan. 23, 2018.
NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei takes a “space selfie” during a spacewalk that took place on Jan. 23, 2018.
Credits: NASA

Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Friday, Feb. 16, to move components for the station’s robotic system into long-term storage. Live coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 5:30 a.m. EST on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

 

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Maritime Industry Readies for a New Era of Choice with Iridium Certus(SM) Global Launch Partners

Industry Leaders Ready to Offer Next-Generation Pole-to-Pole Satellite Broadband Connectivity for Maritime Applications

MCLEAN, Va., February 14, 2018 – Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:IRDM) announced today that Marlink, Speedcast, Applied Satellite Technologies Ltd (AST) and Satcom Global are the initial global maritime launch partners for Iridium Certus.  The first regional maritime launch partner, Arion, will focus on delivering Iridium Certus to the Asian market. These commitments represent a major milestone for the Iridium Certus program, allowing each company to deliver a new choice in the maritime industry and offer what will soon become the market’s fastest L-band satellite connectivity.

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Cobalt Air adds access to Abu Dhabi from Larnaca

Cyprus’ largest airline will offer new business class at launch

Larnaca, Cyprus, 14 February 2018 – Hot on the heels of this week’s earlier route announcement to Düsseldorf, Cobalt Air is proud to announce a new three times weekly service linking Abu Dhabi with Larnaca, beginning on 25 February. Cyprus’ largest airline will offer its new signature business class on the route.

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