Columbus is a science laboratory that is part of the International Space Station (ISS) and is the largest single contribution to the ISS made by the European Space Agency (ESA).
It was launched aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis on February 7, 2008 on flight STS-122. It is designed for ten years of operation. The module is controlled by the Columbus Control Centre, located at the German Space Operations Centre, part of the German Aerospace Center in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich, Germany.
The laboratory can accommodate ten active International Standard Payload Racks (ISPRs) for science payloads. Agreements with NASA allocate to ESA 51% usage of the Columbus Laboratory. ESA is thus allocated five active rack locations, with the other five being allocated to NASA. Four active rack locations are on the forward side of the deck, four on the aft side, and two are in overhead locations. Three of the deck racks are filled with life support and cooling systems. The remaining deck rack and the two remaining overhead racks are storage racks.
In addition, four un-pressurized payload platforms can be attached outside the starboard cone, on the Columbus External Payload Facility (CEPF). Each external payload is mounted on an adaptor able to accommodate small instruments and experiments totalling up to 230 kilograms (507 lb).
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#WSA -ENLIL PREDICTION
This is not a typical view of this graphic, there are several concerning unique patterns not seen until recently. Look at the end of the video... What would cause the wind to divert around a circular object that we "don't know" about? Come on, you know the answer... A circular object! The simplest explanation tends to be the correct one.
WSA-Enlil is a large-scale, physics-based prediction model of the #heliosphere , used by the #SpaceWeather Forecast Office to provide 1-4 day advance warning of solar wind structures and Earth-directed coronal mass ejections (CMEs) that cause #geomagnetic#storms . Solar disturbances have long been known to disrupt communications, wreak havoc with geomagnetic systems, and to pose dangers for #satellite operations.
In the movie, the #Sun is represented as a yellow dot, the #Earth by a green dot, and the #STEREO#spacecraft by the red and blue dots. The top row represents the WSA-Enlil predicted solar wind density and the bottom row the predicted solar wind velocity. On the left is a pinwheel plot of the & ecliptic plane, showing all of the #solar wind structures that are likely to encounter Earth or which have recently encountered Earth, in what is effectively an 'overhead' view
Imagine being this man’s muse!! 💗💗💗 He’s always on loop... on high rotation, & this week we had him with us in person to record for our Rhyme & Reason podcast. *Heart bursts* His episode is special! His music is special. He is special. We’re gearing up to launch this project soon and if you’re not already, you’ll fall in love with him, too.
Thank you for making a difference with us, @dustintebbutt. Come back soon... and then never leave, please!) 🛰
Hey folks! Exciting news, my new single 'Satellite' is out now! 🛰✨☄️ Listen to it here: DustinTebbutt.lnk.to/Satellite (link in story). The track is about being held in limbo by someone, with them simultaneously not allowing you to get too close or too far away. After working with Josh Harris on the video for 'Love Is Blind', he came up with a beautifully simple concept for the 'Satellite' clip that somehow pushes the world of the song right to the edge of the real and imagined, which you can view below!
I'm also proud to announce that after a bit of a stint away from releases, and a lot of blood, sweat and tears, I've also got a new EP coming out on Fri 26 Oct which is available now for pre-order here: DustinTebbutt.lnk.to/ChasingGoldEP (link in bio). It's called 'Chasing Gold' and is a record made of equal parts catharsis, nostalgia and hope. There's a loose theme running through the record that looks at us humans and the way we love and to me it kinda feels like flipping through an old box of memories whilst moving to a new place. ...I felt like I was able to tell some personal stories I didn't quite have access to on my own. I'm really proud of these songs, I feel like they're some of the best things I've written that sum up some really powerful moments in my life.
I hope you enjoy, share, sit, travel, or sleep with this record. Fall apart or be put back together with them by your side. Whatever place my music finds in your life, I'd just like to say thanks for listening.
In space and within the near orbits of the Earth, there are flying many satellites of many different countries' space agencicies. Some of them are still working, some have been abondoned. Those have been abondoned, are still orbiting around Earth and causing threat for other satellites right up there. So in space also, there a trash collection process runs.
On June 20, 2018, the International Space Station deployed the NanoRacks-Remove Debris satellite into space. It is designed to map the location and speed of the orbital debris or the space-junks. The NanoRacks-Remove Debris satellite successfully deployed a net to capture a dead satellite that simulates debris.
IrregularGalaxy NGC 55
Irregular galaxy NGC 55 is thought to be similar to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). But while the LMC is about 180,000 light-years away and is a well known satellite of our own Milky Way Galaxy, NGC 55 is more like 6 million light-years distant and is a member of the Sculptor Galaxy Group. Classified as an irregular galaxy, in deep exposures the LMC itself resembles a barred disk galaxy. Spanning about 50,000 light-years, NGC 55 is seen nearly edge-on though, presenting a flattened, narrow profile in contrast with our face-on view of the LMC. Just as large star forming regions createemission nebulae in the LMC, NGC 55 is alsoseen to be producing new stars. This highly detailed galaxy portrait highlights a bright core crossed with dust clouds, telltale pinkish star forming regions, and young blue star clusters in NGC 55.
Recently our TV satellite dish was replaced. The repairman declined to take the old one, saying it belonged to us and could not legally be taken by the company (what a silly excuse of a policy). This means a lot of satellite dishes end up in landfills! with some welding skills, this can be made into hangeable art, as there are lots of rough areas with holes, etc. I was able to work in the studio quite a bit this past week painting this satellite dish, which I have named Sputnika. It was a labor of love, and I am happy that something positive happened from some trash. In fact, I might create more of these as I have already had a couple of others donated. I would like this on top of my house instead of the unsightly replacement that is there. I an thinking of ideas...
Exactly one week ago I was just a girl, standing in front of a rocket, asking it to take a selfie with her. All kidding aside getting to see the last Delta II rocket was an extraordinary experience. Getting to meet all the amazing men and women behind the satellite research, the rocket, and the launch site was awe inspiring and so motivating. I cannot wait for the #ICESat2 data to start coming down in the next month! #deltaII#delta2#nasa#nasasocial#launchsite
Nighttime Map Shows Earth in Whole New Light.
This maps shows where Earth’s nighttime lights have increased (in blue) and dimmed (in pink) between 2012 and 2016 based on data from NASA’s Suomi-NPP satellite.
“When NASA released a new global mosaic of Earth’s night-lights based on images collected throughout 2016, cartographer John Nelsonwas intrigued by the comparison with the 2012 mosaic. NASA’s image sliders, which show a spot of Earth from both of those time periods, revealed changes in the quantity or brightness of lights. Nelson decided to map those changes.
“I was swiping back and forth ... and was fascinated by where things had changed,” he says. “So I thought a change-detection map would let me see that really easily, in one go.”
Nelson, a cartographer at the mapping-software company Esri, compared the equivalent pixels on two different maps and calculated the difference by subtracting the brightness value of one from the other. He then mapped those differences, showing places where the 2016 mosaic was brighter in blue, and places that had dimmed in pink.”
Wish I brought my field recorder. I know some producers who could sample the hell outta this. 😉 Good news, Orbit has been extended to Sept of next year (it was supposed to be decommissioned this month). These sounds are NASA satellites passing over us, but toward the end of this vid, I wasn’t sure there wasn’t something else...📡🛰 👽📢 #beammeup#orbit#satellite#nasa#huntingtonlibrary#pasadena
"O INIMIGO INTERNO, CUSTO BRASIL"
De 13 a 17 de agosto.
A nova série de reportagens especiais do #JornalDaBand , realizada no Brasil e nos Estados Unidos, vai falar sobre competitividade.
Mesmo ocupando um lugar de destaque entre as dez maiores economias do mundo o nosso país tem apenas 1% do comércio mundial. E boa parte desta pouca participação é consequência de nossos próprios problemas.
O Brasil aparece nas últimas posições nos rankings de competitividade elaborados por organizações internacionais como o Banco Mundial quando o assunto é facilidade para realizar negócios, abrir empresa, licenças de operação e construção, pagar impostos, enfim burocracia. Num conjunto de 190 países, estamos lá no fundo na centésima vigésima terceira posição. ( 123 )
A reportagem vai mostrar a papelada e a burocracia para montar negócios simples e o caso do navegador Amyr Klink que levou 12 anos para legalizar a Marina que construiu em Paraty.
Somos líderes em burocracia. Além da elevada carga tributária o Brasil é o país em que as empresas mais gastam tempo com o pagamento de impostos , resultado de uma complexa legislação.
Vamos mostrar porque o Brasil não consegue competir nem no ramo do turismo, mesmo com tantas belezas naturais.
A reportagem também aborda exemplos de progresso em setores como o agronegócio que se beneficiou de uma eficiente parceria entre o setor produtivo e pesquisadores em busca de inovação.
O repórter Gilberto Smaniotto viajou para Miami e Chicago nos Estados Unidos pra mostrar como a principal economia do mundo lida com estes obstáculos.
As imagens sāo de Ricardo Simōes e Anderson Nunes, áudio de Leonardo de Souza, a produçāo de Mariana Soares, edição de Adriana Alves, finalizaçāo de Alziro Oliveira, arte de Fernanda Chamlet e equipe. Chefia de reportagem de Andressa Guaraná e supervisāo de Sérgio Gabriel. Direção-executiva, André Luiz Costa e direção nacional de Jornalismo, Fernando Mitre. #BandTV - #series#turbulence#advert#skypor#satellite#inflight#stratosphere#troposphere#awkward#cloudporn#saudia#saudiarabia#quotes#jeddah#indoflyer#gulf#medina#middleeast#kirmizi#etiler#bebek#aussieparty#crowdsurf#r3hab