Mission To Help Determine Safe Landing Sites For Return To The
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has transmitted its
first images since reaching lunar orbit June 23. The spacecraft has
two cameras -- a low resolution Wide Angle Camera and a high
resolution Narrow Angle Camera. Collectively known as the Lunar
Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, or LROC, they were activated June
Technical Issues, Privacy, Data Protection Are All
Airbus has launched a study for reinforcing flight data
recovery, including, but not limited to, extended data transmission
for commercial airliners, so that in the event of accidents,
critical flight information can still be recovered and released to
the investigating authorities.
If it was the family car, you might be getting concerned when
the numbers started creeping up to a million. But in this case, not
so much. Two families of Gulfstream business jets — the
Gulfstream GV and Gulfstream GIV — recently achieved
The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) made history by using
two MV-22B Ospreys, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron
(VMM) 263 (Reinforced), to conduct a ship-to-shore emergency
medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) of a Sailor from USS Bataan (LHD 5)
Seambiotic USA, a company working to develop and produce marine
microalgae for the nutraceutical and biofuel industries, has
entered into an agreement with NASA's Glenn Research Center to
develop an on-going collaborative research and development program
for optimization of open-pond microalgae growth processes.
Capt. John Prater (pictured below), president of the Air Line
Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), has issued a statement
supporting the Asociación Sindical de Pilotos Aviadores de
México in urging the Mexican government to work with airline
employee unions to address economically challenging times.
An area of strong winds that are concentrated in a relatively
narrow band in the upper troposphere of the middle latitudes and
subtropical regions of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
Flowing in a semi-continuous band around the globe from west to
east, it is caused by the changes in air temperature where the cold
polar air moving towards the equator meets the warmer equatorial
air moving polarward. It is marked by a concentration of isotherms
and strong vertical shear.
Aero-Linx: Aviation Digital
The Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) makes available to the
aviation community text, digital and graphical forecasts, analyses,
and observations of aviation-related weather variables.
"Gathering information from accidents is vitally
important to further improve the safety of flying. Various
technical means for reinforcing flight data recovery and data
transmission to ground centers are principally available. We will
now study different options for viable commercial solutions,
including those where our experience with real-time data
transmission from our own test aircraft could support the further
development of such solutions."
Source: Tom Enders, President and CEO of