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Federal Court Judge Orders Temporary Injunction Against ULA Rocket Deal With Russia
2014-05-01 07:54:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Less than a week after SpaceX’s Elon Musk filed a legal complaint for not being allowed to compete for contracts on payloads involving national security, a US federal courts judge ordered a preliminary injunction against United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) purchases of Russian-made rocket engine components. Judge Susan Braden said the decision to block deals with Russia does not affect earlier purchases or payments but did note...

2014-04-25 23:07:24

First National Capital Corporation (FNCC), a full-service commercial equipment and aviation finance provider, has announced that they have funded a 2013 Falcon 2000S for a fortune 500 company in the amount of $27.7 Million. Foothill Ranch, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 First National Capital Corporation (FNCC), a full-service commercial equipment and aviation finance provider, has announced that they have funded a 2013 Falcon 2000S for a fortune 500 company in the amount of $27.7 Million. The...

JPL Experiment Launched To Space Station
2014-04-22 11:59:55

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory When the SpaceX-3 cargo resupply mission launched to the International Space Station April 18, an experiment designed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., was among the cargo headed to space. The experiment, Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS), will test the potential for using a laser to transmit data to Earth from space. Instead of being broadcast on radio waves, data is packaged onto beams of laser light and pointed to a...

SpaceX Supply Ship Successfully Docks With Space Station Sunday Morning
2014-04-21 06:50:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online The SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo vessel brought some Easter goodies to the International Space Station crew members on Sunday morning, as the vehicle and its nearly 5,000 pound payload of supplies and scientific cargo completed final berthing procedures shortly after 10:00 am Eastern. Dragon, which lifted off from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 3:25 p.m. on Friday, was grappled by Expedition 39...

2014-04-18 12:20:39

SAINT-CLOUD, France, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dassault Aviation will present its large cabin, long range Falcon 7X at the fourth Marrakech Air Show, to be held in Morocco April 23-26. It will be Dassault's second appearance at the show, which bills itself as the foremost trade show in the African region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/564526-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140318/681518 ) The flagship Falcon 7X,...

2014-04-16 12:21:31

SAINT-CLOUD, France, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fastest Selling Falcon Ever Another milestone in the Falcon 7X program was reached this week with the roll-out of the 250th aircraft at Dassault Aviation's Charles Lindbergh Hall in Merignac near Bordeaux, France. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140416/681217 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/564526-a ) The aircraft entered final...

2014-04-16 08:20:52

SHANGHAI, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising Environmental Consciousness Translates into Increased Interest in Falcons Dassault will feature the top of the line Falcon 7X, the long range Falcon 900LX and the new Falcon 2000LX/S twinjets at the Asian Business Aviation & Exhibition (ABACE), which will be held at Shanghai's Hongqiao Airport from April 15-17. Also on display at the event will be a Falcon 5X cabin...

2014-04-03 16:20:49

Teachers and Students Invited to Event HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and Pennsylvania Game Commission today invited students, teachers and non-formal educators to tune in for the annual Peregrine falcon banding event during a live webcast on Tuesday, May 13. The banding will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Rachel Carson State Office Building auditorium in Harrisburg, Dauphin County. "This banding is a unique...

2014-04-02 16:20:36

SAINT-CLOUD, France, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dassault's Falcon 2000S and 2000LXS twin jets recently received approval to operate at one of the world's most challenging airports, London City, located in the heart of Europe's financial hub. Dassault is the only business jet manufacturer to have its entire current production fleet certified to operate at London City. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140402/679237 ) (Logo:...

CRS-3 DRAGON FALCON 9 MATE
2014-03-31 05:55:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online SpaceX has once again delayed the launch of its third contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station, SpaceX-3. NASA reports that this delay was caused by a "range asset issue," and officials are now working to determine the cause of an instrumentation outage. According to an Air Force statement issued on Thursday: "A mandatory range asset supporting the NROL-67 launch went offline, March 24, 2014. An...


Latest Falcon Reference Libraries

Elon Musk
2013-08-05 10:31:59

Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971. He is a South African-American inventor and entrepreneur. He is the founder of SpaceX and Co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal. He is also chairman of SolarCity. Musk attended Bryanston High School in South Africa, but graduated from Pretoria Boys High School. In the early 90s, Musk was educated at Queen's University in Kingston Ontario Canada and left Canada around 1992 to pursue Business and Physics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he...

Merlin, Falco columbarius
2013-05-18 07:02:38

This bird of prey is known more as a pigeon hawk. The Merlin is from the Northern Hemisphere with some migrating to subtropical and northern tropical areas during the winter. There has also been a discovery that there are two different, very distinct, species: the North American and the Eurasian. The North American Merlin was first described by a Swede taxonomist, Carl Linnaeus. The Merlin is between 9 and 13 inches long with a wingspan of 20-29 inches. The Merlin is an exceptionally...

Laughing Falcon, Herpetotheres cachinnans
2013-04-23 23:04:40

The Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans), also known as the Snake Hawk (erroneously, since it’s not a hawk), is a medium-sized bird of prey belonging to the falcon family Falconidae, the only member of the genus Herpetotheres. This Neotropical species is an expert snake-eater. Its common and scientific names are both in reference to its distinctive voice. The English name comes from its loud voice, as does the specific name cachinnans, which is Latin for “laughing aloud” or...

Yellow-headed Caracara, Milvago chimachima
2012-12-28 12:54:53

The Yellow-headed Caracara is a bird of prey belonging to the Falconidae family. It’s found in tropical and subtropical South America and the southern part of Central America. Not like falcons in the same family, the caracara is not a fast-flying aerial hunter, but it is rather sluggish and often gets food by scavenging. The caracara is 16 to 18 inches long and weighs 11.5 ounces on average. Just like many other birds of prey, the females are larger than the males, weighing 11 to 13...

Gyrfalcon, Falco rusticolus
2012-11-28 14:23:53

The Gyrfalcon, also spelled as gerfalcon, is the largest of the falcon variety. This falcon breeds on Arctic coasts, and the islands of North America, Europe, and Asia. It mostly lives there as well, yet some Gyrfalcons disperse more widely after breeding season or in the winter. This bird is isolated throughout the Northern Hemisphere, with populations in Northern American, Greenland, and Northern Europe. The plumage varies with location, with birds being colored from all white, to dark...

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