The Boston Globe is reporting that the FAA is in the final
stages of their plans to secure the airspace around Boston during
the Democratic National Convention. A planned 10-mile TFR with the
site of the convention at its center may seriously affect VIP
travel, charter and media operations in the area.
Arianespace signed a contract today at the Berlin Air Show to
launch a promising new spacecraft: Orbital Recovery Ltd.'s CX
OLEV™ (ConeXpress Orbital Life Extension Vehicle), which will
be used as a space tug.
Composite Technology, Inc., the largest independent rotor blade
repair company operating worldwide, has been acquired by a
syndicate of Philadelphia based private equity firms assembled as a
holding company called Ranger Composites LLC.
"It is a real pleasure to work with companies that offer
innovative solutions, and we are proud to be able to provide our
launch services for the CX OLEV system. Our experience in handling
multi-satellite payloads, combined with Ariane's performance, will
enable the launcher to be ready when needed to serve Orbital
Recovery Ltd.'s mission requirements."
Source: Arianespace CEO Jean-Yves Le
Gall, commenting on the signing of a contract between his company
and Orbital Recovery Ltd. to launch the latter's CX OLEV "Space