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Privately-Funded Deep Space Mission Planned
2012-06-30 05:59:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Former astronauts are making plans to build and launch their own space telescope to track down dangerous asteroids. The B612 Foundation, which is made up of former NASA astronauts and U.S. scientists, said it plans to launch the first privately funded deep space mission. The company said that its Sentinel mission would see that a space telescope be placed in orbit around the sun. Ed Lu, a former NASA astronaut who flew aboard...

2012-06-23 23:03:26

American Sentinel University will hold its 2012 commencement ceremony on June 22 at 10 a.m. MDT at the Harper Humanities Garden on the University of Denver campus. The university´s newest graduates benefit from earning degrees in the business, health care and technology disciplines tailored to support their professional and civic responsibilities. This year´s commencement marks the first graduates of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Executive Leadership program established in...

ESA Under Press To Launch Sentinel Missions
2012-06-08 03:22:58

The loss of the Envisat satellite is affecting services by Europe´s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security program. Efforts are being coordinated with other space agencies to fill some of the gaps, but the situation adds further urgency to launch the Sentinel missions. Carrying an array of sophisticated instruments, Envisat provided a continuous stream of information about the state of our planet for 10 years. Envisat not only advanced science, but also supplied data for...

Representatives Meet To Discuss GMES Program
2012-06-07 03:50:53

Representatives from the areas of economy, health, energy, agriculture, climate change, disaster management and key decision makers gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark, this week to show their support for the GMES Global Monitoring for Environment and Security program. The GMES in Action conference gave participants an opportunity to explore the economic, environmental and social benefits of Europe´s GMES program. Through GMES, decision-makers will have access to reliable, timely and...

GMES In Eastern Europe
2012-05-10 03:22:58

As Europe´s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security program nears its full operational phase, its benefits and economic potential for Eastern Europe came into focus last week at a conference in Bucharest, Romania. In the summer of 2010, heavy rainfall unleashed floods in northern and eastern Romania. Over 20 people lost their lives, while hundreds of homes were destroyed. Thousands of hectares of farmland, forest and pastures were damaged. SAFER, the emergency response...

Spotlight on Sentinel-2
2012-05-07 03:19:57

The vast potential of ESA´s upcoming Sentinel-2 satellites came into focus last week at a symposium in Italy on how they will benefit current and future projects that exploit Earth observation data. The humid and moist tropical climate of Gabon yields immense forests that cover over 85% of the land, making them the number-two driver of the national economy — and deforestation a subject of concern. The GMES project on Forest Monitoring Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and...

2012-04-05 03:54:35

Natural hazards — like earthquakes and landslides — put people and places at risk every day, but satellites are able to help improve safety and mitigate these risks. International experts will meet next month to discuss how space-based technology can help us prepare for and respond to disasters. Organized by ESA in association with the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), the International Forum on Satellite Earth Observation for Geohazard Risk Management will be held on...

GPS Jammers Could Spell Trouble In The UK
2012-02-22 11:13:42

New groundbreaking research has revealed that Global Positioning System (GPS) jammers in use on British roads are potentially a major threat to tracking systems and mobile networks. The evidence was presented at the GNSS Vulnerability 2012: Present Danger, Future Threats conference today along with predictions of a major incident involving ships in the English Channel over the next decade caused by disruption to navigation signals. The conference was organized by the ICT Knowledge Transfer...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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