From Media sources:
A new class of Boeing-built spacecraft will fly into orbit for the first time Sunday aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, combining Boeing’s electric propulsion technology with SpaceX’s bargain launch prices to send up communications satellites at a fraction of the typical cost.
SpaceX ground teams are preparing for liftoff of the 224-foot-tall Falcon 9 rocket at 10:50 p.m. EST Sunday (0350 GMT Monday) from Cape Canaveral’s Complex 40 launch pad. The launch window extends for 42 minutes, 30 seconds.
The launch will be SpaceX’s third Falcon 9 mission in less than three months, with two more Falcon 9s due for liftoff by mid-April.
The spacecraft mounted on top of the Falcon 9 rocket are owned by Paris-based Eutelsat and Asia Broadcast Satellite headquartered in Bermuda and Hong Kong, ready to begin missions to beam television, multimedia services, Internet traffic and other services across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Once released from the Falcon 9 rocket, the satellites will employ efficient electrically-powered engines instead of liquid fuel to reach their final operating posts 22,300 miles above the equator.
“So far, everything is going well, and knock on wood if the weather cooperates, we should have a launch on Sunday night,” said Ken Betaharon, chief technology officer at ABS.
I assume you mean steve/dell/etc. I put the idiot on ignore some time ago so I don't notice when he posts. Not worth my time (or anyone else's). Final count is 60 planes for February unless the reporting sites missed something. Not bad but it means they are going to need a few months of 68-70 deliveries to make up the shortfall in order to meet the end of year goal.
Heaviest snowfall in Albuquerque N.M was in 1959 but that record was broken this week.
Usually the snow is heaviest in January.
By AirwaysNews Staff / Published February 27, 2015
French Polynesian flag carrier Air Tahiti Nui has confirmed that will replace its five-strong Airbus A340 quad-engine jet fleet with four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The airline will buy two aircraft and lease two others in a deal valued at $514 million.The carrier had been looking at the 787, the A330neo and A350 for its fleet upgrade. Delivery of the first aircraft will start in the fourth quarter of 2018, which will coincide with Air Tahiti Nui’s 20th anniversary. The airline, based at Faa’a International Airport in Papeete, started scheduled service on November 20, 1998
As of Friday nite, BA has delivered 60 planes. In two days (Thursday and Friday) they managed to deliver 10 737's. They did manage to deliver all eleven 787's scheduled for delivery in February and have one more ready for March.
With 2 days to go, the February delivery number stands at 46. There are 6 787's ready for delivery.
Friday and Saturday have not been traditional high delivery days.
weather moves from west to east.
California severe drought from 1929 to 1934 caused by lack of normal storms moving in from the Pacific.
The drought was the cause. Poor farming or good farming would not have prevented the drought.
The Dust Bowl drought was a natural disaster that severely affected much of the United States during the 1930s. The drought came in three waves, 1934, 1936, and 1939-40, but some regions of the High Plains experienced drought conditions for as many as eight years. The "dust bowl" effect was caused by sustained drought conditions. The drought caused moisture to evaporate from the soil and winds spread dust clouds over the region.
Just like the record snowfall, the drought on the west cost is just normal weather patterns shifting over time. It is not a new occurrence and has happened in the past.
Not off the books yet since they are not sold yet. Still in negotiations with potential buyers.
Not that I can tell. It was a bit chilly in South Carolina but weather has not been a factor in Washington.
Just received another 4-5 inches of new snow last night. A real pain in the back.
Time to shovel some of it. Especially the #$%$ the road plow tossed into the end of the driveway before it freezes. Sun is getting stronger but the air is very cold.
Last month BA delivered only 50 planes.
This month BA has only delivered 40 planes with 4 days left in the month.
There are seven 787's sitting on the tarmac ready for delivery.
These delivery numbers really stink.
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded $6,668,824 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0237 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-11-G-0001) for Software Test and Integration Center 25X System Configuration Set upgrades in support of the F/A-18 program for the Government of Finland under the foreign military sales program.
Brisbane, Australia, Feb. 24, 2015 – The Boeing [NYSE: BA] Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM ER) demonstrated significant range increase while maintaining its expected accuracy during flight testing conducted by Boeing and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
The testing centered on a new wing kit that, when used in conjunction with the weapon’s guidance kit, increases the bomb’s range from approximately 15 miles (24 kilometers) to more than 45 miles (72 kilometers), as shown during tests above the Woomera Test Range in Australia.
“The JDAM ER wing kit takes advantage of the conventional JDAM aircraft interface and Small Diameter Bomb glide technology,” said Beth Kluba, vice president, Boeing Weapons and Missile Systems. “This keeps integration, development and sustainment costs low while bringing customers the range increase needed to neutralize current and future threats.”
The 500-pound (227-kilogram) winged JDAM, jointly developed by Boeing and Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Organisation, was dropped from RAAF F/A-18 Classic Hornets from altitudes ranging from 40,000 feet (12,190 meters) down to 10,000 feet (3,048 meters). The weapon deployed its wing kit successfully during each test and flew to a pre-determined aim point, impacting within meters of its target.
From Puget sound:
Boeing has lined up buyers for 10 of the early 787 Dreamliners, which the company had been struggling to unload, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Boeing (NYSE: BA) has insisted it will be able to sell the Dreamliners, and now Bloomberg reports Ethiopian Airlines has signed on to buy eight of the planes, and Air Austral will buy two.