FAA Awards Harris Corporation $238 Million IDIQ Contract for Weather Program Support Services

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Highlights
• Increases weather data accuracy
• Enables decision-makers to make better routing decisions
• Enhanced predictive capabilities reduce flight delays and associated costs

MELBOURNE, Fla. — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) for an eight-year, single-award IDIQ contract with a potential value of $238 million to design and implement a system that will disseminate real-time, comprehensive weather pictures to all aviation users across the National Airspace System (NAS).

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NASA’s New Horizons Detects Surface Features, Possible Polar Cap on Pluto

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This image of Pluto and it largest moon, Charon, was taken by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft on April 15, 2015. The image is part of several taken between April 12-18, as the spacecraft’s distance from Pluto decreased from about 69 million miles (93 million kilometers) to 64 million miles (104 million kilometers).
Credits: NASA/JHU-APL/SwRI

For the first time, images from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft are revealing bright and dark regions on the surface of faraway Pluto – the primary target of the New Horizons close flyby in mid-July.

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Nepal earthquake on the radar

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Title Nepal earthquake
Released 29/04/2015 4:50 pm
Copyright Contains Copernicus data (2015)/ESA/Norut/PPO.labs/COMET–ESA SEOM INSARAP study
Description

Combining two Sentinel-1A radar scans from 17 and 29 April 2015, this interferogram shows changes on the ground that occurred during the 25 April earthquake that struck Nepal. An overall area of 120×100 km has moved – half of that uplifted and the other half, north of Kathmandu subsided. Vertical accuracy is a few cm.
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29 April 2015

On 25 April, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, claiming over 5000 lives and affecting millions of people. Satellite images are being used to support emergency aid organisations, while geo-scientists are using satellite measurements to analyse the effects of the earthquake on the land.

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QATAR AIRWAYS’ FLIGHTS FROM EDINBURGH INCREASE TO A DAILY SCHEDULED SERVICE

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Qatar Airways adds two additional frequencies, expanding the Edinburgh-Doha service to a seven-day-per-week operation

London, UK – Qatar Airways will begin to operate a daily direct scheduled service from Edinburgh Airport to Doha’s Hamad International Airport from 1st May 2015, marking and celebrating a year since the successful launch of the original five services per week, with the additional frequencies reinforcing Qatar Airways’ commitment to Scotland.

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Ford VIGNALE Valencia Sailing Week Revs up the 2015 52 SUPER SERIES

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VALENCIA. (29 April 2015) – While the tuning and training process for latest generation of new TP52s revs up through the gears this week and into the weekend, the fact that the first races of the highly anticipated 52 SUPER SERIES are looming just around the corner was highlighted today with the lauch of the Ford VIGNALE Valencia Sailing Week at the iconic Veles e Vents building today.
Ford VIGNALE Valencia Sailing Week is now less than four weeks away. The prestigious regatta, which raises the curtain on the 2015 52 SUPER SERIES, starts on 18th May with the first points of the season on the table. Nine brand new TP52s and three established well known boats will comprise the biggest and most competitive 52 SUPER SERIES regatta yet. The twelve TP52s represent nine different nations. Racing runs through until Saturday 23rd May.

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