Quantcast

Latest Boeing 747SP Stories

SOFIA Received Upgrades Integrating Telescope Onboard Command And Control Systems
2012-12-05 14:07:06

NASA NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft has recently received major upgrades to its observatory and avionics systems that will significantly improve the systems' efficiency and operability. The new SOFIA hardware and software upgrades fully integrate the telescope with the observatory's command and control system, according to acting SOFIA Deputy Program Manager Michael Toberman. Enhanced pointing and tracking capabilities have been integrated based...

sofia nasa
2012-08-31 22:12:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Astronomers will soon be getting the chance to peer through a telescope that will be flying high above the city lights. The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) will begin its first full cycle of science flights starting in November 2012, and extending through December 2013. SOFIA is a modified 747SP aircraft that carries a telescope with a diameter of 100 inches to altitudes above 39,000 feet, which is...

2008-09-07 18:00:15

By PAUL LEWIS WORRIED airline pilots have cast doubt on an official report that ice triggered the crash of a British Airways jet at Heathrow. Investigators say the "probable" cause of a terrifying loss of power as the Boeing 777 landed in January was ice in the plane's fuel system. But they admit it has never happened in 6.5 million flying hours by the 777. And their interim findings were met with scepticism by many pilots. One said: "If you believe ice brought it down you believe...


Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
Related