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2014-06-24 12:22:09

This launch marks the initial stage of the Perseus Constellation deployment, Dauria's first space monitoring and remote sensing satellite constellation MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dauria Aerospace, a multinational aerospace company providing global satellite-based remote sensing information services has successfully delivered two Perseus-M spacecraft into low earth orbit. These satellites will be combined with Dauria's DX1 spacecraft and eight Perseus-O...

Harpoons May Be Used By ESA To Clear Earth's Orbit Of Space Junk
2014-06-24 10:53:21

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency (ESA) is embarking on an age old practice of using harpoons for the future goal of clearing orbits of tumbling satellites and other hazardous space junk. The Earth’s orbit is filled with decades of launched satellites that are no longer being used, along with other space debris that pose a collision threat with ongoing missions. There are more than 17,000 trackable objects floating in Earth’s orbit....

2014-06-24 08:38:15

LONDON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Public Safety LTE: A Global Assessment of Market Size, Technology, Vendor Trends and Spectrum Allocation 2014 - 2019http://www.reportbuyer.com/telecoms/wireless_telecoms/public_safety_lte_global_assessment_market_size_technology_vendor_trends_spectrum_allocation.html Overview:Considered as the de-facto standard for Public Safety broadband communications, LTE is rapidly gaining momentum...

2014-06-24 08:33:33

This new technology allows machine tool user's safety and practices to be remotely monitored BARNSTABLE, Mass., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlwind Tool Company, which holds patents on flesh-sensing disruptive technology safety for emergency stopping machine tools, announced today it has a pending patent on machine tool data logging for monitoring both safety features and machine tool utilization history. "This technology allows remote monitoring and control of the operation...

2014-06-24 08:23:42

State Farm® Releases Top Ten States for Insurance Claims from Lightning BLOOMINGTON, Ill., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightning is the second leading cause of storm-related deaths in the U.S., exceeded only by floods. In 2013, State Farm paid $137 million in claims as a result of damage from lightning strikes. To view multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/65822-state-farm-severe-weather-disaster-preparedness/...

2014-06-24 08:20:34

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Lakeville, Minn.-based On Eagles Wings Charters, Inc., USDOT No. 1100785, to immediately cease all passenger transportation operations after finding that the company was endangering the traveling public by failing to ensure the safety of its vehicles and drivers. "Safety is our highest priority and we will continue to insist that...

2014-06-23 23:12:20

Back Pain Relief 4 Life reviews have been flooding the Internet and HealthyandFitZone.com reveals the truth about one of the most up to date programs for back pain relief that people have come across. Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Back Pain Relief 4 Life claims to be a ‘guaranteed’ method to free one from debilitating back pain forever. This has caught the attention of HealthyandFitZone.com’s Stan Stevenson, prompting an investigative review. “Our Back Pain Relief 4 Life...

2014-06-23 16:25:53

ATLANTA, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that July 21 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Clinton, Essex, Rensselaer and Washington counties in New York as a result of excessive rain and flooding beginning May 5, 2013....

2014-06-23 16:25:52

ATLANTA, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that July 21 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Berkshire and Franklin counties in Massachusetts as a result of excessive rain and flooding beginning May 5, 2013....

2014-06-23 16:21:10

DARTMOUTH, NS, June 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, to investigate an accident involving the fishing vessel Lady Jenna II where a crew member lost their life. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of...


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Mercury Park Lane 1959
2014-04-17 12:46:27

Mercury automobiles was a brand of vehicles as a subsidy of the Ford Motor Company. It was established by the Edsel Ford in 1938. The Mercury brand was a luxury vehicle placed between the high end Ford and the base Lincoln models. In 1945, Mercury became half of the Lincoln division until it was phased out in 2011. The last Mercury produced was a Grand Marquis which left the assembly line on January 4, 2011. From 1958 to 1960, Edsel brand models were part of the Lincoln-Mercury group. The...

Hualālai
2014-04-10 12:06:55

Hualālai is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is one of five volcanoes that form the island. It reaches an elevation of 8,271 feet and is thought to have emerged from the sea about 300,000 years ago, making it the third youngest volcano on the island. Its shape is rough compared to younger volcanoes and it holds three rift zones that are covered with over one hundred cinder cones and spatter cones. Although it does not hold a caldera at its summit, it does...

Zubair Group
2014-04-10 10:08:46

Zubair Group, also known as Zubayr Group or Al Zubair Group, is a chain of volcanic islands belonging to Yemen that are located on top of a shield volcano in the Red Sea. Zubair Group The largest island, known as Zubair, is among the youngest islands, which also include Saba, Saddle, and Haycock. The shield volcano underneath the islands began a period of eruptions and eventually quieted down, followed by a period of explosive and effusive eruptions that formed the islands that are present...

Kohala
2014-04-10 10:03:58

Kohala is an extinct shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 5,480 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island of Hawaii and is thought to be about one million years old, although it only emerged from the sea about 500,000 years ago. Because its last eruption is thought to have occurred about 120,000 years ago, based on studies conducted on hardened lava flows, this volcano is not thought to pose a threat to inhabitants on the island....

Askja
2014-04-09 16:13:20

Askja is an active stratovolcano that is located in the isolated central highlands in Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,974 feet and its name literally means caldera, or box, in the Icelandic language. The area can only be reached during a period of a few months and because it located in the rain shadow of the Vatnajökull glacier to the northeast, it only receives 17.7 inches of rain per year. One of Askja’s smaller craters holds a lake known as Öskjuvatn, which is often frozen over...

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