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2013-11-21 23:28:54

Quality Information Will Provide Attendees with Content They Can Use Irving, Texas (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 The 2014 ESA Leadership Summit is pleased to announce two new sessions scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. The first session, from 11:10 a.m. -12:10 p.m., is entitled “Making the Right Product & Solution Decisions for your Business” and will focus on how integrators are keeping up with rapidly changing technology in the security industry. Changes are occurring at an...

2013-11-21 12:26:16

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After nearly two years of development and the input of hundreds of industry, regulatory and safety professionals, the Event Safety Alliance (ESA) today announced the forthcoming release of the Event Safety Guide -- the live event industry's first comprehensive reference guide of established industry best practices. According to Jim Digby, Executive Director of the Event Safety Alliance, Version 1.0 of the Guide will be available at the...

2013-11-20 23:27:17

Experts to Hold Session on Digital Safety during ESA Leadership Summit Irving, Texas (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Residential cyber security is one of the security industry’s most talked about issues. As the demand for home control systems and tech-savvy integrators grows, so does the threat to consumers. Many of today’s enhanced security systems are ripe with security flaws that could allow unauthorized users to remotely access and control internet-connected devices such as HVAC...

Swarm Constellation Now On Launch Pad
2013-11-18 14:21:08

[ Watch The Video: Swarm Launch: Fairing Opening ] ESA Preparations for Friday’s launch of ESA’s magnetic explorer have reached an important milestone – the constellation is now in the Plesetsk launch tower. The team in northern Russia said farewell to the three Swarm satellites at the weekend as they sealed them from view within the rocket’s fairing, which protects them from the rigors of launch. This marks the culmination of two months of work testing and preparing...

Hubble Sees Old And Mysterious Cluster
2013-11-14 12:17:16

[ Watch The Video: A Rare and Exotic Intermediate-Mass Black Hole ] NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the best ever image of the globular cluster Messier 15, a gathering of very old stars that orbits the center of the Milky Way. This glittering cluster contains over 100 000 stars, and could also hide a rare type of black hole at its center. This multi-colored firework display is a cluster of stars known as Messier 15, located some...

Ariane 6 Set To Move To Next Stage Of Development
2013-11-14 07:05:58

ESA The preliminary requirements for Europe’s next-generation Ariane 6 launcher have been agreed and the project is set to move on to the next stage. In November 2012, the ESA Council at Ministerial level, meeting in Naples, Italy, approved the start of preparatory activities for Europe’s next-generation Ariane 6 launch vehicle. The objective of Ariane 6 is to guarantee autonomous access to space for Europe, serving European institutional missions, without requiring public...

Using Your Satellite TV For More
2013-11-12 14:07:34

ESA Thanks to Global Invacom and ESA, you could one day distribute satellite TV programs to devices around your home via the Internet. Any device with an IP address, such as a smartphone, tablet, television or computer, can receive the broadcasts as long as it has the right software and is connected via wi-fi, Ethernet, power-line communications or LAN. The system uses SES-Astra’s SAT-to-IP protocol and was developed with support from ESA’s Advanced Research in Telecommunications...

ExoMars Lander Module Has Been Named Schiaparelli
2013-11-11 08:21:37

ESA The entry, descent and landing demonstrator module that will fly on the 2016 ExoMars mission has been named ‘Schiaparelli’ in honor of the Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli, who famously mapped the Red Planet’s surface features in the 19th century. ExoMars is a joint endeavor between ESA and Russia’s Roscosmos space agency, and comprises two missions that will be launched to Mars in 2016 and 2018. The Trace Gas Orbiter and Schiaparelli make up the 2016 mission,...

No Damages Reported As GOCE Satellite Falls Back To Earth
2013-11-11 07:39:22

[ Watch the Video: GOCE Safely Burns Up In The Atmosphere ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A defunct satellite that had been mapping the Earth’s gravitational field fell back to Earth at approximately 7pm ET Sunday (01:00 CET Monday), the European Space Agency (ESA) has confirmed. The Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) probe re-entered the planet’s atmosphere during a descending orbital pass extending across Siberia, the...

Swarm Constellation Preps For Launch, Three Satellites In One Payload
2013-11-09 05:19:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency (ESA) said that it has finished placing all three Swarm satellites on their launch adapter, getting them ready for launch in two weeks. The latest update of the Swarm constellation means that the new Earth observation mission is on track for its November 22 launch. The Swarm constellation will be measuring the strength and direction of the magnetic electric fields around Earth. ESA said that the satellites...


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Roberto Vittori
2012-10-27 14:08:27

Roberto Vittori is an ESA astronaut as well as an Italian Air Force Officer and a test pilot for the United States. Vittorri was born on October 15, 1964 in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy and attended the Italian Air Force Academy, graduating in 1989. While working towards his graduation from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, Maryland in 1995, Vittori operated the Tornado GR1 along with the 50th Wing of the 155th Squadron in Piacenza, Italy from 1991 to 1994. During this time, he...

Léopold Eyharts
2012-10-02 09:49:07

Léopold Eyharts is a Brigadier General in the French Air Force and an ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut. Eyharts was born April 28, 1957, in Biarritz, France. After completing his basic academics, he joined the French Air Force Academy of Salon-de-Provence in 1977 to study aeronautical engineering. Eyharts graduated in 1979 as an engineer. By 1980 he became a fighter pilot and was sent to the Istres Air Force Base in France. Initially he was assigned to an operational jaguar squadron...

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2011-04-18 23:21:55

Jean-Francois Clervoy is a French engineer and test pilot, a CNES and ESA astronaut, and a veteran of three NASA Space Shuttle missions. He was born Jean-Francois André Clervoy on November 19, 1958 in France. He has a twin brother, Patrick, and is married to the former Laurence Boulanger. The couple has two children, and the family enjoys racquet sports, skill games, skiing, and flying kites. Clervoy graduated from high school in Saint-Cyr Lycee and then earned his Bachelor's degree from...

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2010-11-17 14:23:40

Chister Fuglesang is a Swedish physicist and an ESA astronaut. He was born Arne Christer Fuglesang on March 18, 1957 in Stockholm, Sweden. His mother was Swedish, but his father was Norwegian, having become a Swedish citizen just before Fuglesang's birth. Fuglesang graduated college, and went on to receive a Master of Science degree in engineering physics from the Royal Institute of Technology in 1981. While at the Royal Institute, he met Elisabeth, whom he married in 1983. He then earned a...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Cassini-Huygens Mission -- The Cassini unmanned space probe is intended to study Saturn and its moons. It was launched on October 15, 1997 and is estimated to enter Saturn's orbit on July 1, 2004. The mission is a joined NASA/ESA project. Cassini's principal objectives are to: -- determine the three-dimensional structure and dynamical behavior of the rings -- determine the composition of the satellite surfaces and the geological history of each object -- determine the nature and...

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