NASA Engineers Checking InSight’s Weather Sensors

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Science and Technology NASA Engineers Checking InSight’s Weather Sensors An electronics issue may be preventing the sensors from sharing data about Mars weather with the spacecraft STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 3:08 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeauty InSight Collecting Mars Weather Data (Artist’s Concept): Among InSight’s instruments is the Auxiliary Payload Sensor Suite (APSS), which collects data on wind speed and direction, air temperature and pressure, and magnetic fields. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.InSight Collecting Mars Weather Data (Artist’s Concept): Among InSight’s instruments is the Auxiliary Payload Sensor Suite (APSS), which collects data on wind speed and direction, air temperature and pressure, and magnetic fields. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.Weather sensors aboard NASA’s InSight Mars lander stopped providing data on Sunday, Aug. 16, a result of an issue affecting the sensor suite’s electronics. Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena are working to understand the cause of the issue.Called the Auxiliary Payload Sensor Suite (APSS), the sensors collect data on wind speed and direction, air temperature and pressure, and magnetic fields. Throughout each Martian day, or sol, InSight’s main computer retrieves data stored in APSS’ control computer for later transmission to orbiting spacecraft, which relay the data to Earth.APSS is in safe mode and unlikely to be reset before the end of the month while mission team members work toward a diagnosis. JPL engineers are optimistic that resetting the control computer may address the issue but need to investigate the situation further before returning the sensors to normal.JPL manages InSight for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. InSight is part of NASA’s Discovery Program, managed by the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Lockheed Martin Space in Denver built the InSight spacecraft, including its cruise stage and lander, and supports spacecraft operations for the mission.A number of European partners, including France’s Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), are supporting the InSight mission. CNES provided the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) instrument to NASA, with the principal investigator at IPGP (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris). Significant contributions for SEIS came from IPGP; the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany; the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) in Switzerland; Imperial College London and Oxford University in the United Kingdom; and JPL. DLR provided the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) instrument, with significant contributions from the Space Research Center (CBK) of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Astronika in Poland. Spain’s Centro de Astrobiología (CAB) supplied the temperature and wind sensors. 83 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Make a commentcenter_img Community News Top of the News Subscribe STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Shannon Free Zone gets the country’s first Starbucks drive-thru

first_imgNewsBusinessShannon Free Zone gets the country’s first Starbucks drive-thruBy Staff Reporter – July 4, 2018 3103 Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity Advertisement Shannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuilding RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Email Previous articleMcNamara qualifies for Irish OpenNext articleLimerick LGBTQ Pride Festival 2018 has officially begun Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Print Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins TAGSShannon airportStarbucks Shannon Commercial Properties, Ray O’Driscoll, Managing Director, Grainne McInerney, Property Development Manager and Gerry Dillon, Head of Operations & Developments. Pic Arthur Ellis. One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport The Shannon Free Zone has become home today of the country’s first drive-thru Starbucks as the US coffee house chain opened the doors of its latest outlet to the public this afternoon.The 204 sq metre unit developed by Shannon Group subsidiary, Shannon Commercial Properties, will employ 15 people as it becomes the latest page to turn in the evolving story of the Shannon Free Zone.The US based giant, which is among the world’s largest coffee companies and coffee house chains, operates over 20,000 outlets globally but this is the very first drive-thru in the Republic of Ireland.  Starbucks opened its first Irish store in 2005.Located in Shannon Free Zone ‘West’, the single storey unit will include outdoor – as well as indoor – seating, ideal for the heatwave currently gripping the nation.Given its location in one of the country’s largest industrial parks, the unit also, appropriately, comprise a coffee dock/meeting hub that will service the entire industrial estate and prove an additional draw for FDI companies, who typically look for such facilities in new investment locations.Its development is part of the ongoing investment by Shannon Commercial Properties in the Shannon Free Zone, the 600 acre business park adjacent to Shannon Airport. The business park is currently home to 160 companies employing almost 8,000 people.  By year end, Shannon Commercial Properties current investment programme will have seen over €40 million invested in the Free Zone since 2015.Said Ray O’Driscoll, Managing Director of Shannon Commercial Properties, “We are currently working on the biggest investment programme of the millennium years in the  Shannon Free Zone. We’re developing world-class property solutions and providing facilities for amenities such as Starbucks is a key part of our redevelopment strategy. Attracting global brands like Starbucks is a great vote of confidence for the region.“Companies want their locations to have these types of services and brands in place.  The meeting hub there is also a great idea and everything has been built to the highest standard. We’re just looking forward now to our first cup of coffee there!”The unit was built by Moloney Contracts from Tralee in Co. Kerry and 40 people were employed during the construction phaseClick here for more business news. WhatsApp Linkedin Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” last_img read more

Boom time forecast for Brisbane’s housing market in 2020

first_img *31 Oct 2019 *Cash rate *RBA cuts to *Same as scenario *Trade talks *All dwellings unchanged 0.5% by April 2020 1 HOWEVER collapse *Economy *Trade wars stabilise *APRA *Economy recovering *Economy stable intervention weakening *AUD ranges *No APRA occurs mid 2020 *RBA cuts between US$0.65 intervention cash rate and US$0.75 to zero by *No APRA end 2020. intervention until *QE starts late 2020 at earliestPerth -8.7% +3% to +6% +4% to +7% +3% to +6% -6% to -2%Brisbane -1.1% +3% to +6% +4% to +7% +3% to +6% -3% to +1%Darwin -9.2% -5% to -2% -4% to -1% -5% to -2% -7% to -3%Melbourne -1% +11% to +15% +12% to +17% +5% to +9% 0% to +4%Sydney -2.5% +10% to +14% +11% to +16% +4% to +8% 0% to +4%Adelaide -0.9% +1% to +4% +1% to +4% +1% to +4% -2% to +2%Hobart +2.6% +5% to +8% +6% to +9% +4% to +7% +3% to +6%Canberra +2% +3% to +7% +4% to +8% +2% to +5% +4% to +7%Capital city -2.5% +7% to +11% +8% to +13% +4% to +7% -1% to +3% average (Source: SQM Research) Houses and apartment buildings are seen in the Brisbane suburbs of Paddington and Petrie Terrace. Image: AAP/Darren England.In the best case scenario for Brisbane, prices are forecast to rise between four and seven per cent if interest rates are cut to 0.5 per cent by April 2020.And the worst case would be if interest rates are cut to zero, which SQM predicts would trigger price falls.SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher said Brisbane’s improving economic outlook and recovery in mining investment was set to benefit the housing market.“An increase in mining investment is coming through as we speak and that’s going to be a nice job creator for the city,” Mr Christopher said.The forecast is for Sydney home prices to rise between 10 per cent and 14 per cent and Melbourne prices to jump by 11 per cent to 15 per cent. SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher.But while Sydney and Melbourne home values are set for a sharp rebound, Mr Christopher said he had doubts about the sustainability of the recovery in those “overvalued” markets.“Long term, our two largest housing markets look vulnerable and forever reliant on cheap credit,” he said. “Brisbane is definitely offering better value for money for those who decide to move from Sydney to Melbourne.“The problem in the past has been people will come from the south but struggle to get jobs, but the economy’s picking up and I think there will be more white collar jobs on offer in Brisbane over 2020 and 2021, which may well encourage more buyers from down south.”Mr Christopher said he also anticipated a recovery in Brisbane’s rental market in 2020, with rents forecast to increase between three and five per cent.“Brisbane is increasingly facing a shortage of rental accommodation after years of being in surplus,” he said.“Vacancy rates are consistently falling and it has turned into a landlord’s market.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago Brisbane’s vacancy rates are increasingly becoming tighter. Picture: Stewart Mclean.From an investment perspective, Mr Christopher said Brisbane’s eastern suburbs were most likely to outperform.“When I look at rental vacancy rates, they tend to be tighter in Brisbane’s east than other regions,” he said.“I think it’s a matter of lifestyle. The bulk of residents, if they were going to pick a region in which to live, would probably pick Brisbane’s east.” It comes as the NAB changes its expected timing for the next interest rate cut.The bank now expects the Reserve Bank of Australia to slash the official cash rate to 0.5 per cent in February 2020 — and potentially announce a package of unconventional policy should there be a need to provide further stimulus to the economy going forward. MORE: The Qld city climbing the global property richlist The NAB expects the RBA to cut interest rates again in February, 2020. Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts.“To be clear, we think that the RBA should actually provide a further interest rate cut next month with private sector growth remaining weak and little evidence to date that prior easing or the tax rebates has done enough to offset the weakness in the economy,” the bank said in a note to clients. “However, for now, the RBA appears to be in a holding pattern, while it assesses the impact of prior rate cuts and ‘the gentle turning point’. “We see an improvement in growth over time but not to a sufficiently strong rate of growth to prevent the unemployment rate beginning to rise. “At the same time, the government does not seem to be inclined to provide material fiscal stimulus in the near term, which increases the need for the RBA to ease further (including a further rate cut and unconventional policy) should our forecast of a deteriorating labour market materialise.” This house at 35 Railway Rd, Fairfield, is for sale.Brisbane couple Kimiora, 25, and Michael Bennallack, 33, are selling their house in Fairfield and hope to make a profit so they can upgrade to a bigger home in the area.They spent the past three years renovating it and are ready to move on to their next project.Mrs Bennallack said access to cheaper credit and the recent interest rate cuts, coupled with the prospect of more to come, had helped them to achieve their goals more quickly.“We refinanced our mortgage at the start of the year, which was really good, and the rate cuts have given us a bit more money in our pockets to do things around the house and give it more street appeal,” Mrs Bennallack said.Marketing agent Maree Grieve of Place – Annerley said the property had already gone under contract after its first open home on Saturday.“We had 29 groups of buyers through, multiple offers and it went under contract on Monday,” Ms Grieve said.“I think what we’re finding is there are definitely a lot more first home buyers in the market because money’s so cheap at the moment. People are saving and buying insteade of renting.” MIchael and Kimiora Bennallack outside their first home, which they renovated and are now selling in Fairfield. The couple wants to upgrade to a bigger house in the area. Image: AAP/John Gass.RECORD low interest rates and cheap credit could boost Brisbane home prices by up to seven per cent in one year, a new report reveals.SQM Research’s Housing Boom and Bust Report for 2020, released today, forecasts an increase in home prices in the Queensland capital of between three and seven per cent — a recovery from the sluggish growth recorded in the first half of 2019.The base case scenario forecast assumes no changes in interest rates and no intervention by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), in which case SQM predicts Brisbane home prices would increase between three and six per cent. 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Eagles bring back Timmy Jernigan on 1-year deal

first_img NFL Draft 2019: Odds, prop bets for Nashville Though he had time to test the market, the two parties obviously felt comfortable enough with each other for a reunion that will keep Jernigan alongside Fletcher Cox on the defensive front.  Roster Move: #Eagles and DT Tim Jernigan have agreed to terms on a one-year contract. #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/ANO443zXnx— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) April 25, 2019The Eagles had reworked Jernigan’s contract last spring after he had surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back, converting a four-year deal he had signed in 2017 into a contract with three option years. Jernigan didn’t make it onto the field until late November and played in only five games for Philadelphia last season (three in the regular season, two in the playoffs), making the $11 million he would have been due in 2019 under his revised deal unpalatable, so the Eagles cut ties with him last month.  Related News The Eagles will keep Timmy Jernigan in the fold for the 2019 season after all. Six weeks after declining their option on the veteran defensive tackle, the Eagles announced Thursday they have re-signed him to a one-year deal — presumably at a much-reduced rate.  The 26-year-old Florida State product was a second-round pick by the Ravens in the 2014 draft and was dealt to Philadelphia for a third-round pick in April 2017. He played a key role on the Eagles’ 2017 Super Bowl-winning defense before spending most of last year on the sideline due to injury.last_img read more