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The New Horizons spacecraft experienced an anomaly the afternoon of July 4 that led to a loss of communication with Earth. Communication has since been reestablished and the spacecraft is healthy. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1dFcebU #PlutoFlyby
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Back in May of 2013, the US Air Force successfully tested out the X-51 Waverider, a hypersonic aircraft that flew approximately 60,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. And now, scientists from both the Air Force Research Laboratory and Pentagon’s research…
Back in May of 2013, the US Air Force successfully tested out the X-51 Waverider, a hypersonic aircraft that flew approximately 60,000 feet above the Pacif
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Mother rabbit saves her baby bunny from snake.
#animals   #Mother   #life   #nature   #wow   #safety  
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Human Spaceflight & Operations image of the week: Control centre teams are working around the clock for #Sentinel2 during the launch and early orbit phase.

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2015/06/Under_control

Credit: ESA/T. Ormston - CC BY-SA IGO 3.0
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On June 28, the fourth Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite arrived at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, to begin prep for its expected August launch. MUOS-4 is the latest addition to a network of orbiting satellites and relay ground stations that is revolutionizing secure communications for mobile military forces. Users with operational MUOS terminals can seamlessly connect beyond line-of-sight around the globe. MUOS' new smart phone-like capabilities include simultaneous crystal-clear voice, and video and mission data, on a high-speed Internet Protocol-based system. http://lmt.co/1GUr2uP
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Beginning at 2:30 a.m. EDT/6:30 UTC, NASA Television will provide live coverage of the docking of a Russian Progress spacecraft carrying more than three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the Expedition 44 crew aboard the International Space Station​. Watch the docking live on NASA TV or at http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv
 
The ISS Progress 60 is scheduled to arrive at the Pirs docking compartment of the space station at 3:13 a.m. ET/7:13 UTC. The Expedition 44 crew will monitor key events during Progress 60's automated rendezvous and docking.

The spacecraft will remain docked to the station for four months. Launch of ISS Progress 60 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan occurred at 12:55 a.m. ET/4:55 UTC Friday, July 3 (10:55 a.m. local time in Baikonur). 
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Do you know the difference between Ka & Ku #WiFi? You be the judge on what you would prefer. #AeroToolKit http://a.hwll.co/7WY
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It's no contest.
Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise
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Hello, this is your drone captain speaking...

What Google's exploring with its autonomous cars, +NASA is exploring for commercial aircraft in the U.S. Could it be that small and regional airports could get affordable, regular air transit by eliminating the cost of pilots? Seems like one possible outcome from this programme.
NASA, working with government and industry partners, is testing a system that would make it possible for unmanned aircraft to fly routine operations in United States airspace.
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A happy veteran of multiple Silicon Valley startups, focusing on design and deployment of critical systems in aerospace, defense, infrastructure, and security-sensitive programs. Currently Chairs the Future Airborne Capabilities Environment (FACE) Consortium Outreach team, managing the expansion and use of the FACE common operating environment (COE) standard to other companies, services, agencies, and programs.
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International sales and marketing, executive management, startup companies, Silicon Valley, business development, partner and alliance management, Internet-of-Things, IoT, Wind River, VxWorks, VxWorks 653,Linux, Android, Linux Secure, virtualization, hypervisors, ARINC 653, FAA Certification, Military, Aerospace.
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  • Wind River Systems
    Senior Director, Aerospace & Defense, 2005 - present
  • Esterel Technologies
    VP, Worldwide Sales, SCADE Design Products, 2004 - 2005
  • Validated Software Corporation
    VP of Business Development, 2002 - 2005
  • OnCore Systems Corporation
    Founder and VP of Business Development, 1998 - 2002
  • Mentor Graphics
    Director, Engineering Services Business Unit, 1996 - 1998
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