Launch Schedule Updates, the H-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI7” aboard the H-IIB Vehicle No. 7

September 19, 2018 (JST)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Japan Aerospace 
Exploration Agency (JAXA) have updated launch schedule of the 
H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 7(H-IIB F7) which carries aboard the 
H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI7" (HTV7), the cargo transporter 
to the International Space Station (ISS). Necessity arose to 
investigate the H-IIB F7 propulsion system, forcing MHI and JAXA 
to cancel the launch previously rescheduled for September 15, 2018. 
MHI and JAXA have taken the course of action necessary to identify 
and deal with the cause that the investigation revealed. The 
corrective measures which ensued from the investigation have 
completed. Accordingly, H-IIB F7 launch schedule updates go as 

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Dual Enrollment Classes from Embry–Riddle’s Gaetz Aerospace Institute Expand at High Schools Across Florida and Beyond

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Thousands of students in Florida have received a head start on college by taking courses in their high schools through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Gaetz Aerospace Institute, the largest aerospace/aviation-related dual enrollment program in the country.

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ExoMars highlights radiation risk for Mars astronauts, and watches as dust storm subsides

  • Title Dust devil tracks on Mars
  • Released 19/09/2018 9:00 am
  • Copyright ESA/Roscosmos/CaSSIS, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
  • DescriptionThe Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System, CaSSIS, onboard the joint ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter imaged the Ariadne Colles region at 34ºS on 2 September 2018.

    The image shows an unusual terrain type – sometimes referred to as chaotic blocks – but what is particularly striking are the large number of dark streaks. One possible interpretation is that these features were produced during the recent dust storm: they could have resulted from dust devils stirring up the surface dust.

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19 September 2018

Astronauts on a mission to Mars would be exposed to at least 60% of the total radiation dose limit recommended for their career during the journey itself to and from the Red Planet, according to data from the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter being presented at the European Planetary Science Congress, EPSC, in Berlin, Germany, this week.

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Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter Weapons System, Operational Flight Trainers in Final Assembly

Final assembly of the first Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter Weapons System and Operational Flight Trainers is underway. The flight simulators will train the full aircrew, allowing pilots and special mission aviators to train together in the same device while experiencing more complex and realistic training scenarios. Image courtesy, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company.

The fully assembled aircraft tracking to first flight

STRATFORD, Conn., Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced today that final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter Weapons System and Operational Flight Trainers is underway, supporting the smooth entry of the aircraft into the U.S. Air Force fleet in 2020.

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VT Halter Marine wins Navy order worth potential $244 million; DNV GL awards Chinese shipbuilder AiP for very large ethane carrier

Bayonne Dry Dock poised for major expansion
September 18, 2018 — Perched on a manmade peninsula in New York Harbor, Bayonne Dry Dock & Repair Corporation, Bayonne, NJ, is in the midst of a major expansion that will see it invest approximately $18 million in its facility.

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Europol report finds nation state attacks on the rise but ransomware still the top threat

Targeted attacks replace spam campaigns, but Europol’s annual cybercrime report also warns that cryptojacking malware “may overtake ransomware as a future threat”. The report, the fifth annual Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA), is being presented today at the Interpol cyber crime conference in Singapore.

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State Department confirms data breach

POLITICO reported that the State Department suffered a data breach. According to reports, some employees had their personal information exposed by a breach of an unclassified email system. TechCrunch is also reporting that a report published earlier this year by administration watchdog Government Accountability Office said that the State Department had only rolled out some form of two-factor authentication to 11 percent of required agency devices, despite a legal requirement to secure all accounts with higher privileges.

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