Image caption:The new Wärtsilä Hybrid Centre will provide customers with the opportunity to learn more about the Wärtsilä HY hybrid power module.
Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release, 17 October 2018 at 2 pm EEST
The technology group Wärtsilä has inaugurated its new Hybrid Centre, the first of its kind in the world. The facility represents an innovative concept that will enable further development and deployment of the Wärtsilä HY hybrid power module, while at the same time providing customers with the possibility to experience the benefits of the Wärtsilä HY. It will also be used to train crews and provide hands-on experience for technicians. The inauguration ceremony took place on October 17.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has released a new study conducted by the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) on behalf of ICS, regarding the potential effects of autonomous ships on the role of seafarers and the global shipping industry.
KVH Videotel introduced a new training package, “Seafarers Mental Health and Wellbeing,” yesterday during the 5th Annual International Shipowning & Shipmanagement Summit in London, and announced that the package will be available free of charge throughout the industry due to the critical importance of the topic. The programme was produced in association with the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and comprises a short video, facilitator notes, and information booklets from ISWAN on mental health issues at sea. To obtain “Seafarers Mental Health and Wellbeing,” please visit videotel.com/seafarerwellbeing.
Today, NASA released a new, limited-edition podcast called The Invisible Network, the first NASA podcast to embrace narrative storytelling. All six episodes can be downloaded and binged on NASA’s website, SoundCloud and Apple Podcasts.
You may think you know NASA: astronauts, launches, Mars rovers, and so on. This new podcast brings listeners a side of NASA they may have never heard of before — technologies crucial to spaceflight, yet often overlooked.
The podcast’s title comes from author and former NASA engineer Sunny Tsiao’s book, “Read You Loud and Clear,” which NASA published in 2008. Tsiao notes that NASA’s communications and tracking programs are often described as “invisible.” Infrastructures, he writes, are seldom recognized, except when they fall short.
If NASA’s networks are invisible, perhaps it’s because they work so well.
The goal of The Invisible Network is to engage listeners with overlooked technologies and advancements in a fresh, exciting way. The narrative format allows episodes to delve deeply into a topic, while uncovering the human side of space science and exploration. In the podcast, seemingly esoteric technologies become vital and personal pieces of NASA’s story – a rich legacy of continued innovation amongst the stars.
Listen to The Invisible Network here or on SoundCloud:
Other NASA podcasts include:
NASA in Silicon Valley, a weekly series from the agency’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California, features the researchers, scientists and engineers and who push the boundaries of innovation.
Houston We Have a Podcast, the official podcast of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, focuses on human spaceflight and the scientists and engineers who support crewed exploration.
Rocket Ranch, the official podcast of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, takes listeners behind the scenes into the inner workings of the world’s premiere spaceport.
Gravity Assist takes listeners on a journey through the solar system and beyond with many of the world’s top scientists as their guides.
Integrated Material Solution will meet growing customer supply chain and logistics needs with customized services
Additional parts and services deals announced
AMSTERDAM, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced an expansion of its parts program, called Integrated Material Solution (IMS), to meet airline customers’ growing supply chain requirements for tailored, flexible parts and logistics solutions.
Forecast shows air cargo traffic growing 4.2 percent annually
TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] projects air cargo operators will need more than 2,600 freighters over the next two decades to keep up with increasing global freight traffic, which is expected to double with 4.2 percent growth annually.
17 October 2018
GKN Aerospace officially opens state of the art aero-engine repair facility in Malaysia
- Repair and research facility for customers in the Asian-Pacific region
- Expansion strengthens Asian footprint
- Recruitment ongoing for 150 employees, growing to 300 in 2020
GKN Aerospace has officially opened its repair and research facility for aero-engine systems in Johor, Malaysia. GKN Aerospace Malaysia reached this significant milestone on Thursday 4th October. GKN Aerospace Engine Systems Leadership came together with Federal and State Government officials from Malaysia, as well as investment partners and customers, to recognize GKN Aerospace’s establishment in the region and the importance of growing the Aerospace market in Southern Malaysia.
The event was well supported with over 50 guests attending and 4 guest speakers, including Joakim Andersson, CEO GKN Aerospace Engine Systems and Mr Arham, Deputy CEO, MIDA (Malaysian Investment Development Authority).
Moorestown, N.J., Oct. 15, 2018 – Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) has completed a closed loop satellite track with tactical hardware and software marking a significant achievement as the program continues to meet its technical milestones and works towards delivery to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in 2020 at its Clear, Alaska, site.
Fourth Satellite Will Complete Global Coverage for Advanced Extremely High Frequency Constellation
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) protected communication satellite, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for the U.S. Air Force, was successfully launched today at 12:15 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 rocket. Lockheed Martin confirmed signal acquisition at 3:47 a.m. ET.