SpaceX Launches 10 More Iridium Satellites Which Will Soon Track Aircraft in Real Time

On Monday, October 9th at 5:37am PDT from Vandenberg Air Force Base in CA, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launches 10 more Iridium NEXT satellites, which will soon track aircraft in real time for the first time.  This means no more vanishing planes like MH-370, which disappeared over the Indian Ocean in 2014 and became one of the most expensive aviation searches in history. 70 percent of the world is uncovered by radar, with pilots typically reporting their positions every 10-14 minutes.  That’s about to change.  Read these Fast Company and Marketplace pieces:  

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NASA Offers Access to Cygnus Spacecraft Ahead of Next Space Station Mission

NASA Offers Access to Cygnus Spacecraft Ahead of Next Space Station Mission

Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft
Media are invited to view and photograph Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft, packed with cargo and scientific experiments for its upcoming flight to the International Space Station.

Media are invited to view and photograph Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft, packed with cargo and scientific experiments for its upcoming flight to the International Space Station, at 10:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 18, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.

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Countdown is on for aviation climate scheme

Aviation industry on track for CORSIA but work has to start now

Geneva,– ATAG’s Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva concluded with aviation leaders learning more about the soon-to-be implemented carbon offsetting and reduction scheme for international aviation (CORSIA), and a warning that work on implementing the scheme has to start straight away.

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Number of passengers up 6 percent to a new all-time high of 34.1 million

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MUC experiences strong surge in traffic in first nine months of 2017

Munich Airport is en route to yet another record-breaking performance. The third-quarter traffic figures include several new all-time highs: With approximately 4.4 million passengers, September 2017 was the busiest month in the history of Munich Airport. Moreover, the 164,000 travellers counted on Friday, September 29 represent a new all-time high for a single day. Overall passenger traffic in the first three quarters of the year was up 6 percent year-on-year – a gain of around 2 million passengers – to a new record of 34.1 million.

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Canadian Rangers Train Australian Counterparts in Western Canada Exercise

Canadian Rangers from the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group with soldiers from the North-West Mobile Force, on Exercise SOUTHERN CROSS 2016, participate in watermanship training in Darwin, Australia, from August 10 to 26, 2017.

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October 5, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Ten members of Australia’s North-West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) are in Canada to take part in Exercise NORTHERN LIGHTS from October 5 to 21, 2017. The exercise, hosted by the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, is a reciprocal training event where the two army units share best practices, training methods, procedures, and cultural aspects unique to both units.

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