Royal Canadian Navy Deploys to African West Coast

(HMCS) Summerside

(HMCS) Moncton

February 18, 2017 – Halifax, NS – National Defence / Royal Canadian Navy

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Summerside and Moncton, both Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDV), sailed for West Africa today to participate in Neptune Trident 17-01. Neptune Trident 17-01 is the overarching Royal Canadian Navy deployment to West Africa, and includes engagements with West African nations to support joint training and foster relationships in the Gulf of Guinea region.

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ESA’s six-legged Suntracker flying on a Dragon

Hexapod and SAGEIII in Dragon compartment



  • Title Hexapod and SAGEIII in Dragon compartment
  • Released 17/02/2017 4:45 pm
  • Copyright NASA
  • DescriptionSAGE III and Hexapod in the Space-X Dragon compartment getting ready for launch.

    NASA’s Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment, or SAGE III,  will monitor aerosols, ozone and other gases in Earth’s high atmosphere by looking at the sunlight and moonlight as they pass through. Astronauts on the Space Station often remark at how thin the atmosphere appears when seen from the side.

    SAGE will improve our understanding of ozone and climate change in the upper atmosphere by looking sideways at the Sun and Moon as they skim the horizon and this where ESA’s Hexapod comes in.

    Hexapod’s six legs work together to track the Sun and Moon precisely in the few seconds of their setting and rising dozens of times each day.

    Hexapod will track the Sun until it disappears behind the horizon and then return to a starting position to repeat the process with the Moon, for years on end.

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17 February 2017Tomorrow, a Space-X Dragon cargo ferry will be launched to the International Space Station packed with supplies, experiments, tools and food for the six astronauts living and working high above Earth. In the unpressurised cargo hold is a new NASA sensor that will monitor our atmosphere with a helping hand from ESA.

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Court declares Hanjin Shipping bankrupt; Navy Commander charged in Fat Leonard Affair

Ulstein firms up order for
 giant plug-in hybrid ferry
Ulstein firms up order for giant plug-in hybrid ferry
February 17, 2017 — Following up on the LOI signed last month, Color Line and Ulstein have signed a firm contract for the construction of what will be the world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel. Ulstein won the contract in competition with several other shipyards.

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Boeing Debuts 787-10 Dreamliner

Airplane scheduled to fly in the coming weeks, deliver to customers in 2018

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 17, 2017 – The Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut today at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, S.C. site celebrated the event, along with U.S. President Donald Trump and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.

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Subic Boracay Race – AY Pre-Regatta Report

Ready for the Philippine Blue water classic…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
17:02:2017 Subic Bay, Philippines: It’s that time of the year again, when the top racing teams in Asia, come together for the 220nm Philippine blue water classic, Subic Bay to Boracay Race. When the high noon starting signal sounds on Saturday 18th in Subic Bay, a great lineup of maxi yachts, Frank Pong’s Custom Dibley 75 Jelik is back to defend the title and Geoff Hill’s Smith 72 Custom Antipodes, will be taking on Seng Huang Lee’s massive 100ft Scallywag, having rushed back, after contesting the Sydney Hobart Race in December. They are aiming to break the race record and add it to the Hainan Race record they smashed last year.

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Sentinels warn of dangerous ice crack

  • Title Halloween Crack
  • Released 14/02/2017 3:24 pm
  • Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016–17), processed by ENVEO
  • DescriptionProgression of Halloween Crack on Antarctica’s Brunt ice shelf created from Sentinel-2 images from November 2016 to February 2017, plotted on a Sentinel-2 image from 5 February 2017. The animation also shows the old and new locations of the Halley VI base. Information from Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 was used to decide to close the base temporarily as a precaution.Read full story: Sentinels warn of dangerous ice crack
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16 February 2017Following the appearance of a large crack in the ice shelf close to the Halley VI research station in Antarctica, information from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites helped to decide to close the base temporarily.


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