ALICANTE, Spain, November 30 – Team Vestas Wind crew were rescued in the small hours of Sunday morning after the Danish team’s Volvo Ocean Race boat was grounded on a reef in the Indian Ocean, forcing them to abandon it.
Recent British court ruling opens the way to prosecute abortionists for murder
Following reports from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) that the number of protests outside clinics is on the rise, and as medical and rights groups call for buffer zones to be set up around abortion clinics to prevent women being harassed by anti-abortion activists, a leading expert on protest says that the UK is seeing the formation of an ‘abortion’ battleground similar to that in the US.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced they would postpone the launch of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 26 with the Asteroid Explorer “Hayabusa2” onboard from the Tanegashima Space Center till no earlier than December 1 (Mon.), 2014 (Japan Standard Time.)
After carefully examining the weather conditions at an emergency meeting today, we have decided to conduct the launch on December 1 (Mon.) 2014. The launch time will be at 1:22:43 p.m. (The date and time are JST.)
The launch may be delayed further depending on weather conditions and other factors.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
The MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this visible image of Tropical Storm Sinlaku in the South China Sea on Nov. 28 at 5:50 UTC (12:50 a.m. EST).
Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team
NASA Satellite Sees Tropical Storm Sinlaku in the South China Sea
Tropical Depression 21W crossed the Philippines and moved into the South China Sea where warm waters helped strengthen the storm into Tropical Storm Sinlaku. NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the storm and captured an image that showed it appeared elongated.
NASA’s Terra satellite captured this visible image of newborn Tropical Cyclone 02S in the Southern Indian Ocean on Nov. 28, 2014.
Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response
NASA Sees New Tropical Storm Threatening Mauritius and Reunion Islands
NASA’s Terra satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone 02S after it formed in the Southern Indian Ocean on Nov. 28. An image from Terra showed that the new tropical storm is close to Mauritius and Reunion Islands.
European Data Relay System (EDRS) connecting LEO and GEO satellites together – confirming the concept of the SpaceDataHighway to benefit disaster management, security and commercial users
The first ever gigabit transmission via laser of imagery between the radar sensor on Sentinel-1A and Alphasat satellites, the latter built by Airbus Defence and Space, has taken place successfully. This advanced communication system based on the Laser Communication Terminal (LCT) technology is a main part of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) European Data Relay System (EDRS), also referred to as the SpaceDataHighway. It enables secure, high data rate communication between Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites or aerial platforms and Geostationary (GEO) satellites. The LCT technology has been developed by the Airbus Defence and Space subsidiary Tesat-Spacecom with the support of the German Aerospace Centre DLR-