1st quarter 2020 Sounding Rockets Program newsletter.
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The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a $1.5 billion production contract for the next 18 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. (Boeing photo)
ARLINGTON, Va., March 30, 2020 — The U.S. Navy awarded Boeing [NYSE: BA] a $1.5 billion production contract for the next 18 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The contract includes eight aircraft for the U.S. Navy, six aircraft for the Republic of Korea Navy and four aircraft for the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
NASA has selected a new mission to study how the Sun generates and releases giant space weather storms – known as solar particle storms – into planetary space. Not only will such information improve understanding of how our solar system works, but it ultimately can help protect astronauts traveling to the Moon and Mars by providing better information on how the Sun’s radiation affects the space environment they must travel through.
March 31, 2020 (JST) JAXA astronaut, Noguchi Soichi, currently preparing and training for
the ISS Expedition, will start training to board the first
operational Crew Dragon under development by Space-X. The flight schedule will be announced when it is determined.
Industry organisations, supported by government and military organisations, have worked together to produce a new publication that will help mariners detect, deter and delay external threats to their safety. Best Management Practices to Enhance Maritime Security for Vessels & Mariners Operating Off the Coast of West Africa including the Gulf of Guinea (BMP WA) consolidates and enhances existing guidance for specific threats in this region.
Ship suppliers should be given ‘essential worker’ status to enable them to keep the world’s ships stocked with vital supplies and spare parts during the global coronavirus pandemic, says the International Ship Suppliers & Services Association (ISSA).