26 October 2009

Koll på GPS

Titta, vilka roliga pressreseinbjudningar som dyker upp i lådan ibland..! Synd att jag inte vet några redaktörer som köper in teknikmaterial.


Followed by an optional tour to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs – Dec. 4

WHO: The NY Foreign Press Center is hosting a tour to Colorado Springs, Colorado to visit Air Force Space Command with a focus on the Global Positioning Satellite.

WHAT: The U.S Air Force and Air Force Space Command have been diligent stewards of GPS since its conception in the 1970s and continue its commitment to this critical component of our national infrastructure. The current GPS constellation has the most satellites and the greatest capability ever. The Air Force will continue to pursue an achievable path maintaining GPS as the premier provider of positioning, navigation and timing for military and civilian users around the world.

Space Command Tour will consist of visiting:
· Headquarters of Air Force Space Command At Peterson Air Force Base.
· Schriever Air Force Base and meeting GPS commanders and controllers.
· Boeing and Lockheed Martin Complete United Launch Alliance in Boulder, CO.
· 302nd Air Wing which uses GPS in aerial firefighting efforts.

The U.S. Air Force Academy is equivalent to West Point and the Naval Academy. Its mission is to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character motivated to lead the U.S. Air Force in service to this nation.
Academy Tour will include:
· Meeting Academy leadership/ tour facilities.
· Aero lab visit and discussion with Dr. Stefan Siegel about wave energy research which harnesses hydroelectric power in the ocean.
· FalconSAT lab visit which is a satellite that cadets are building for a launch date in May.
· Interview with international cadets.

WHEN: December 2-3/4. (Arrival evening of Dec.1. Depart evening Dec. 3 or evening of Dec 4)

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