Advancing Canada's Capabilities To Monitor Maritime Traffic From Space
Canada's Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Microsatellite (M3MSat) was launched successfully by the Indian Space Research Organization, from Sriharikota, India, along with another Canadian satellite owned by GHGSat Inc.
Parties Sign MOU For A Dedicated Dream Chaser Spacecraft Mission
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding toward defining one or more Dream Chaser missions that will host payloads from member countries.
NASA Inspector General Paul Martin released a report Tuesday critical of the way the agency handled the investigation of the loss of a SpaceX Dragon cargo vessel carrying supplies to ISS in June of last year.
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Cessna has delivered the first fractional Cessna Citation Latitude midsize business jet to NetJets. The delivery represents significant milestones for both NetJets and the Citation product line as this aircraft represents the 7,000th Citation delivered worldwide. To celebrate this milestone delivery, NetJets and Textron Aviation held a special ceremony at Textron Aviation headquarters in Wichita. During the ceremony, NetJets announced that due to owners’ great response to the Latitude, the company has added 50 more options to its initial order placed in 2012, bringing its total order and options up to 200 aircraft. Now we move to the world of airliner sales as Bombardier and Air Canada announced they have finalized a firm purchase agreement for 45 CS300 aircraft and options for an additional 30 of the aircraft. Deliverie
Satellite Completes U.S. Navy's New Global Military Cellular Network
The Naval Spacecraft Operations Control facility at Naval Base Ventura County in California is talking with the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite in space after its successful launch last week. Built by Lockheed Martin, MUOS-5 completes the U.S. Navy’s satellite constellation that will provide a new global military cellular network offering enhanced communications capabilities for mobile forces.
Second Qualification Motor for NASA’s Space Launch System Moves Space Agency Closer to Deep Space Exploration
Orbital ATK, in partnership with NASA, has successfully completed the second of two booster qualification motor tests (QM-2) for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS). Preliminary data indicate the motor performed well and provided the necessary data toward meeting test objectives.
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To survive in the airline business it is sometimes necessary to be flexible and, according to a report in the Seattle Times, such is the case with Southwest Airlines. Southwest revealed to its investors that they have delayed the delivery of 67 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, while they plan to accelerate the delivery of six 737-800s to 2017 rather than 2018. Delivery of the 737 MAX airplanes may be delayed by as long as six years, according to the report. That would push about $1.9 billion of Boeing's bottom line into the 2020s. It won’t be long before the World War Two Boeing B-29 named, ‘Doc,’ will join the CAF B-29, ‘FIFI,’ to become the second Stratofortress still flying. The U.S. Department of Defense has granted approval for ‘Doc’ to use the non-joint-use runway at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita for final grou