Thursday, April 9, 2015

Honeywell technology enables faster satellite-based search and rescue response

Honeywell announced Thursday that its Global Tracking solution has passed the final acceptance test for use on the European Space Agency's (ESA) Galileo search and rescue program by demonstrating dramatically reduced emergency response times. Galileo is a pan-European geo-positioning satellite system operated by the ESA and funded by the European Union.

Honeywell Global Tracking, part of Honeywell's Scanning and Mobility business, is working in partnership with the Aerospace & Defense division of Capgemini, the prime contractor for the Galileo search and rescue program, to deliver a high-precision positioning system that is fully compatible with the international standard, which is known as the Cospas-Sarsat standard. Tests using the Honeywell system have proven that the time from beacon transmission to detection and processing has been reduced from several hours to a few minutes - often the difference between life and death in an emergency situation.

The international Cospas-Sarsat program is a satellite-based search and rescue distress alert detection and information distribution system, best known for detecting and locating emergency beacons activated by aircraft, ships and remotely located people in distress. Honeywell's industry-leading satellite tracking technology, which detects faint alerts sent by emergency beacons around the world using a combination of Doppler curves, noise reduction, and advanced signal processing, quickly calculates the exact location of the beacon and sends the results to the relevant mission control center in the region.

"Up until now, Cospas-Sarsat has relied on satellites in low and high orbits, but medium orbits with satellites such as Galileo are better for search and rescue purposes; they combine a wide field of view with strong Doppler shift, making it more likely a distress signal is pinpointed promptly and accurately," says Fermin Alvarez, ground station and fielding engineer with ESA.

NewSat Jabiro satellite-project stalls

NewSat Jabiro satellite-project stalls

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Canadian Solar stock advanced 20 percent in past year

Canadian Solar Inc.'s stock finished Tuesday's session 0.79 percent lower at $33.92. A total of 1.37 million shares were traded, which was below its three months average volume of 2.91 million shares. The stock moved between $33.83 and $34.53 during the session.

Canadian Solar's shares have gained 1.10 percent in the last one month and 54.60 percent in the previous three months. Additionally, the stock has advanced 19.65 percent in the past one year.

The company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 50-day moving average of $29.61 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $29.17. Canadian Solar Inc.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 8.45 and has an RSI of 59.81.

Source: Investor Edge

DisclaimerThis post is provided for information purposes only and should not be used as the basis for any investment decision. I am neither licensed nor qualified to provide investment advice. Keith Stein has no position in any stocks mentioned in this post. DCNewsroom has no position in any of the stocks mentioned in this post.

Southwest Airlines continues major flight expansion from Dallas

Southwest Airlines on Wednesday began operating more time-saving daily itineraries between Dallas Love Field and nine additional cities around the United States (Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis, Ind.; Memphis, Tenn.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Panama City Beach, Fla.; Portland, Ore.; Sacramento, Calif.; San Jose, Calif.; and Seattle, Wash.) and will launch Saturday-only flights between Dallas and Charleston, S.C., this week.

"These flights continue a major expansion of our offerings from Love Field," said Bob Jordan, Southwest Airlines' Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. "By the end of the summer, we'll be operating service to 50 destinations nonstop in nearly every region of the country from Dallas."

In addition, Southwest began additional flights between Dallas and Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood, Oakland (San Francisco Bay Area), and Santa Ana/Orange County. The carrier also initiated daily service between San Antonio and Cancun, and between Kansas City International Airport and New York LaGuardia.

Southwest operates more than 3,400 flights a day, serving 94 destinations across the United States and six additional countries. Southwest service to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, begins in June; and subject to government approvals, service to Belize City, Belize begins in October.

Kaine Touts Export Opportunities At Orbital’s Satellite Plant - Leesburg Today Online—Daily News Coverage of Loudoun County, Leesburg, Ashburn: Business

Kaine Touts Export Opportunities At Orbital’s Satellite Plant - Leesburg Today Online—Daily News Coverage of Loudoun County, Leesburg, Ashburn: Business

Raytheon facility addition will support growth in electronic warfare systems

Raytheon Company completed a 20,000-square foot addition to its factory in Forest, Miss., already one of the biggest in the state. The extra room will allow the company to support anticipated growth in airborne radar and electronic warfare systems.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said in a ribbon-cutting ceremony: "The company chose to expand here in anticipation of future growth, and now Raytheon is ready to move ahead and pursue even more opportunities and contracts."

Raytheon plans to add a number of new positions over time to keep pace with orders for its Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) fighter jet radars and Sentinel air defense radars. The company is the only manufacturer with combat-proven AESAs in production for tactical aircraft.

NASA-NOAA satellite sees the end of Tropical Cyclone Ikola | EurekAlert! Science News

NASA-NOAA satellite sees the end of Tropical Cyclone Ikola | EurekAlert! Science News

Satellite image shows annual expansion of Antarctic sea ice

On Sunday, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image of sea ice off the coast of East Antarctica’s Princess Astrid Coast.

White areas close to the continent are sea ice, while white areas in the northeast corner of the image are clouds.

The image was acquired after Antarctic sea ice had passed its annual minimum extent (reached on Feb. 20), and had resumed expansion toward its maximum extent (usually reached in September).

Video: Boeing ramping up production for new 737 MAX jet

Demand for the Boeing 737 is at an all-time high, and production for the new 737 MAX is ramping up. See how Boeing's Renton, Wash., team is evolving its manufacturing process to build the 737 MAX. Find out more about Boeing and the 737 at

Monday, April 6, 2015

New all-time high sales month for Climax Utilities

Climax Utilities, a virtual electricity and water company created on ProEconomica, announced its 2015 first quarter sales results on Monday. Sales for the first quarter (Jan, 1, 2015 to March 31, 2015) grew 2,687 percent over 2014 fourth quarter results (Oct. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2014).

2015 first-quarter total sales: $2,100.22 virtual dollars.
2014 fourth-quarter total sales: $75.60 virtual dollars.

2015 first-quarter average sales per month: $700.07 virtual dollars.
2014 fourth-quarter average sales per month: $25.20 virtual dollars.

"We are pleased with the continued growth and profitability improvements delivered by the electricity and water market on ProEconomia, and we are encouraged by a healthy project pipeline, particularly for North American clients,” said Brothel, CEO of Climax Utiliies. “March 2015 is now our biggest sales month of all time, surpassing November 2014.”

Based on 2015 first-quarter sales, Climax is predicting over $8,000 virtual dollars in sales by the end of the year.

Other developments;
  • Out of 2,474 U.S. players on ProEconomia, Climax Utilities CEO Brothel is ranked 96.
  • Out of 327 virtual SHOP companies on ProEconomia, Climax Utilities is ranked 51.