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    Дата: 13 мая 1998 (1998-05-13) От: Alexander Bondugin Тема: WDC-A R&S Launch Announcement 12937: Echostar Привет всем! Вот, свалилось из Internet... COSPAR/ISES WORLD WARNING AGENCY FOR SATELLITES WORLD DATA CENTER-A FOR R & S, NASA/GSFC CODE 633, GREENBELT, MARYLAND, 20771. USA SPACEWARN 12937 COSPAR/WWAS USSPACECOM NUMBER SPACECRAFT INTERNATIONAL ID (CATALOG NUMBER) LAUNCH DATE,UT ECHOSTAR 1998-028A 25331 07 MAY 1998 DR. JOSEPH H. KING, DIRECTOR, WDC-A-R&S. [PH: (301) 286 7355. E-MAIL: KING@NSSDCA.GSFC.NASA.GOV 08 MAY 1998, 13:30 UT] Further details will be in the next SPACEWARN Bulletin Dr. Edwin V. Bell, II _/ _/ _/_/_/ _/_/_/ _/_/_/ _/_/ Mail Code 633 _/_/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ NASA Goddard Space _/ _/ _/ _/_/ _/_/ _/ _/ _/ Flight Center _/ _/_/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ Greenbelt, MD 20771 _/ _/ _/_/_/ _/_/_/ _/_/_/ _/_/ +1-301-286-1187 ed.bell@gsfc.nasa.gov SPACEWARN home page: http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/spacewarn/ Hа сегодня все, пока! =SANA=
    Дата: 13 мая 1998 (1998-05-13) От: Alexander Bondugin Тема: WDC-A R&S Launch Announcement 12938: USA 139 Привет всем! Вот, свалилось из Internet... COSPAR/ISES WORLD WARNING AGENCY FOR SATELLITES WORLD DATA CENTER-A FOR R & S, NASA/GSFC CODE 633, GREENBELT, MARYLAND, 20771. USA SPACEWARN 12938 COSPAR/WWAS USSPACECOM NUMBER SPACECRAFT INTERNATIONAL ID (CATALOG NUMBER) LAUNCH DATE,UT USA 139 1998-029A 25336 09 MAY 1998 DR. JOSEPH H. KING, DIRECTOR, WDC-A-R&S. [PH: (301) 286 7355. E-MAIL: KING@NSSDCA.GSFC.NASA.GOV 11 MAY 1998, 12:00 UT] Further details will be in the next SPACEWARN Bulletin Dr. Edwin V. Bell, II _/ _/ _/_/_/ _/_/_/ _/_/_/ _/_/ Mail Code 633 _/_/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ NASA Goddard Space _/ _/ _/ _/_/ _/_/ _/ _/ _/ Flight Center _/ _/_/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ Greenbelt, MD 20771 _/ _/ _/_/_/ _/_/_/ _/_/_/ _/_/ +1-301-286-1187 ed.bell@gsfc.nasa.gov SPACEWARN home page: http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/spacewarn/ Hа сегодня все, пока! =SANA=
    Дата: 13 мая 1998 (1998-05-13) От: Alexander Bondugin Тема: Mathletes Compete In Washington On May 15 Привет всем! Вот, свалилось из Internet... Beth Schmid Headquarters, Washington, DC May 11, 1998 (Phone: 202/358-1760) Kelly Cunningham MATHCOUNTS, Alexandria, VA (Phone: 703/548-1291) RELEASE: 98-79 MATHLETES COMPETE IN WASHINGTON ON MAY 15 The nation's top seventh- and eighth-grade mathematics students are coming to Washington for the 15th annual MATHCOUNTS competition, each hoping to become the number one junior high school "mathlete," winning a gold medal, an $8,000 scholarship, and a week at U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, AL. The final event in the competition, the Countdown Round, begins at noon EDT on May 15 and will be open to the press and public beginning at 11 a.m. EDT. The round will last for approximately 45 minutes and will be held in the Regency Ballroom of the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC. During the competition leading up to the Countdown Round, a total of fifty-seven teams of four students will be asked to demonstrate their computational, problem solving and reasoning skills, competing both as part of a team and individually. The students represent each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Defense Department Schools, U.S. State Department Schools, and the U.S. Territories of Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Ten of the students in the national competition will qualify to compete for the title of 1998 MATHCOUNTS National Champion. These top ten "mathletes" will meet in the Countdown Round, a one- on-one oral elimination event. Students must race the clock and each other as they solve problems, hit the buzzer, and answer correctly, all within a 45-second time limit. In addition to the first place winner's awards, additional awards and prizes will be given to the top teams and individual winners. Each year, the coaches of the highest scoring teams and individuals are awarded an all-expense-paid mathematics workshop at a NASA field center. This year's workshop will be held at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. During the workshop, NASA scientists and engineers will demonstrate state-of- the-art mathematics applications, and aerospace education specialists will present mathematics-oriented activities. MATHCOUNTS is the only program of its kind that promotes mathematics at the seventh and eighth grade level by building students' skills, strengthening their ability to do strategic problem solving, exposing them to career options, and giving them an opportunity to experience success in mathematics. The MATHCOUNTS program is open to all public, private and parochial schools. It is one of the country's largest and most successful education partnerships that is implemented by a cadre of volunteers, educators, and students. Sponsorship for the program is provided by a host of industry, government, and educational organization sponsors. NASA Headquarters has sponsored the MATHCOUNTS program since its inception in 1983. Presidents Bush, Reagan, and Clinton have all recognized MATHCOUNTS students and coaches in Oval Office ceremonies, and the program has been awarded two White House citations as an outstanding private sector initiative. Here are a few facts about the MATHCOUNTS program: * In an average year, 350,000 students participate in the program; * Nearly 7,000 schools register annually to participate in the program; * Each year, more than 17,000 volunteers coach students and conduct competitions; * Over four million students have participated in the program since 1983. For additional information on the MATHCOUNTS program, call Kelly Cunningham at the number listed above; the MATHCOUNTS office at 703/684-2828; or refer to the following URL: http://mathcounts.org Hа сегодня все, пока! =SANA=
    Дата: 13 мая 1998 (1998-05-13) От: Alexander Bondugin Тема: Alyeska and JPL To Develop Oil Spill Detection Technologies Привет всем! Вот, свалилось из Internet... MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE JET PROPULSION LABORATORY CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION PASADENA, CALIF. 91109. TELEPHONE (818) 354-5011 http://www.jpl.nasa.gov Contact: Mary Hardin (818) 354-0344 INTERNET ADVISORY May 12, 1998 NEW SATELLITE IMAGE SHOWS EL NINO STILL LINGERING IN PACIFIC The most recent image from the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite shows sea-surface height along the central equatorial Pacific has maintained a near normal state since March 1998 and remnants of the warm water pool, commonly referred to as El Nino, are now situated to the north of the equator. However, conditions in the western equatorial Pacific near Australia have not returned to a normal state and are still well below normal sea level. Oceanographers indicate these measurements show that the Pacific has not yet fully recovered from this large El Nino event. The image shows sea-surface height relative to normal ocean conditions on May 3, 1998, and sea-surface height is an indicator of the heat content of the ocean. These sea- surface height measurements have provided scientists with a detailed view of how the 1997-98 El Nino warm water pool behaves because the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite measures the changing sea-surface height with unprecedented precision. Sea surface temperatures, as measured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA), are still above normal throughout the tropical Pacific Ocean and are expected to remain that way through the spring. Using satellite imagery, buoy and ship data, and a forecasting model of the ocean-atmosphere system, NOAA has extended an advisory indicating that the so-called El Nino weather conditions that have impacted much of the United States and the world are expected to continue through the spring. The May 3 image is now available online at: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/elnino The U.S./French TOPEX/Poseidon mission is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. ##### Hа сегодня все, пока! =SANA=
    Дата: 13 мая 1998 (1998-05-13) От: Alexander Bondugin Тема: New TOPEX Image Shows El Nino Still Lingering In Pacific Привет всем! Вот, свалилось из Internet... MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE JET PROPULSION LABORATORY CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION PASADENA, CALIF. 91109. TELEPHONE (818) 354-5011 http://www.jpl.nasa.gov Contact: Mary Hardin (818) 354-0344 INTERNET ADVISORY May 12, 1998 NEW SATELLITE IMAGE SHOWS EL NINO STILL LINGERING IN PACIFIC The most recent image from the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite shows sea-surface height along the central equatorial Pacific has maintained a near normal state since March 1998 and remnants of the warm water pool, commonly referred to as El Nino, are now situated to the north of the equator. However, conditions in the western equatorial Pacific near Australia have not returned to a normal state and are still well below normal sea level. Oceanographers indicate these measurements show that the Pacific has not yet fully recovered from this large El Nino event. The image shows sea-surface height relative to normal ocean conditions on May 3, 1998, and sea-surface height is an indicator of the heat content of the ocean. These sea- surface height measurements have provided scientists with a detailed view of how the 1997-98 El Nino warm water pool behaves because the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite measures the changing sea-surface height with unprecedented precision. Sea surface temperatures, as measured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA), are still above normal throughout the tropical Pacific Ocean and are expected to remain that way through the spring. Using satellite imagery, buoy and ship data, and a forecasting model of the ocean-atmosphere system, NOAA has extended an advisory indicating that the so-called El Nino weather conditions that have impacted much of the United States and the world are expected to continue through the spring. The May 3 image is now available online at: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/elnino The U.S./French TOPEX/Poseidon mission is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. ##### Hа сегодня все, пока! =SANA=
    Дата: 13 мая 1998 (1998-05-13) От: Alexander Bondugin Тема: Alyeska and JPL To Develop Oil Spill Detection Technologies Привет всем! Вот, свалилось из Internet... MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE JET PROPULSION LABORATORY CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION PASADENA, CALIF. 91109 TELEPHONE (818) 354-5011 http://www.jpl.nasa.gov Contact: John G. Watson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 1998 ALYESKA AND JPL TO DEVELOP OIL SPILL DETECTION TECHNOLOGIES Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, the Anchorage-based operator of the Trans Alaska Pipeline System, and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA, have signed an agreement to study improved oil spill detection technologies for trans-Alaska pipeline applications. Alyeska Pipeline currently uses a variety of leak detection technologies to identify possible spills at or below those levels required by regulations. The agreement calls for the investigation of technologies that can provide remote-sensing detection of oil releases below the present leak detection threshold. New technologies may also help the company find leaks more quickly. The agreement was facilitated through JPL's Technology Affiliates Program, which allows companies to fund studies or technology work at JPL. A small first effort will identify already existing space program technologies, if any, that hold the potential to meet Alyeska's leak detection requirements. A larger second phase involving technology development at JPL could follow. The agreement is the latest twist in an Alyeska initiative launched last summer when the company solicited both the private and public sectors to present available technologies to detect leaks as small as ten gallons. According to Alyeska's Conceptual Engineering Lead Claude Robinson, "None of the systems submitted to Alyeska met the specifications desired for the futuristic pipeline monitoring system the company envisioned. We realized we needed to understand the breadth of technologies that exist and also to review how we might put one or more of them together to make an operational system." These efforts came to the attention of JPL's Joan Horvath, who has been working with the Alaska Technology Transfer Center in Anchorage, Alaska, to provide Alaska businesses with access to JPL's solar system exploration technologies. "We realized that JPL might be able to help Alyeska understand its options and move forward on a new system," said Joan Horvath, a business alliance manager with JPL's Technology Affiliates Program. "In particular, we thought that a lot of our instruments for close-up studies of Mars and Europa, a moon of Jupiter, might have some applicability for Alyeska's issues." With the assistance of the Alaska Technology Transfer Center, the two parties came together, and the new agreement is the result. "It's exciting to be able to apply technology and knowledge that would not normally be easily accessible to us in Alaska," said Center Director Charles Christy. Alyeska Pipeline Service Company operates the 800-mile-long trans-Alaska pipeline. More than 20% of the United States' domestic oil production flows through the trans-Alaska pipeline, which stretches from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, Alaska. A total of 420 miles of pipe are above ground on special horizontal supports; the remaining 380 miles are buried as much as 49 feet underground. For further details about the Technology Affiliates Program, visit JPL's Commercial Technology Program Web site at http://techtrans.jpl.nasa.gov/tu.html. JPL is managed for NASA by the California Institute of Technology. ##### Hа сегодня все, пока! =SANA=
    Дата: 13 мая 1998 (1998-05-13) От: Alexander Bondugin Тема: NASA Administrator's 1998-99 Fellows Announced Привет всем! Вот, свалилось из Internet... Sonja Alexander Headquarters, Washington, DC May 12, 1998 (Phone: 202/358-1761) RELEASE 98-80 NASA ADMINISTRATOR'S 1998-99 FELLOWS ANNOUNCED The participants in the 1998-99 NASA Administrator's Fellowship Program were announced recently. The program aims to enhance the professional dvelopment of mid-career science, mathematics and engineering faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-serving Institutions and Tribal Colleges and Institutions. The program also provides an opportunity for NASA employees to teach and conduct research at minority colleges and universities. This helps the universities become better-qualified to assist NASA in its research and development mission. The recipients are: Waldo Rodriguez, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA Sheila Nash-Stevenson, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL Felix Miranda, NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH Dexter Johnson, Lewis Research Center Orlando Melendez, NASA Kennedy Space Center, FL Diana Farrar, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA The fellowship program is a two-part competitive program, with one fellowship being awarded this year to an individual from outside the Agency, and five to NASA employees. Dr. Waldo Rodriguez, the recipient from Norfolk State University, is a professor of chemistry in the School of Health Related Professions and Natural Sciences. He will conduct research at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. The five NASA employees who were awarded fellowships will have the opportunity to serve as exchange teachers, scientists, engineers and/or managers at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville; the University of Puerto Rico at both Humacao and Mayaguez; Florida A&M University in Tallahassee; and the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, NM, for a period of one to three academic semesters. They will share their knowledge of the Agency's scientific and technical programs and lend real-world experiences to the teaching and research process. The program, scheduled to begin in August 1998 and run through May 2000, will be administered by the National Research Council. Information on the upcoming 1999-2001 competition can be obtained by contacting Lois Hobson in the Fellowship Office of the National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC, 20418 (Phone: 202/ 334-2872). The National Research Council is the principal operating agency of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine. It is a private, non-profit institution that provides science and technology advice under a congressional charter. -end- Hа сегодня все, пока! =SANA=
    Дата: 13 мая 1998 (1998-05-13) От: Alexander Bondugin Тема: Europa Day Events Highlight A Possible Water World In Space Привет всем! Вот, свалилось из Internet... MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE JET PROPULSION LABORATORY CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION PASADENA, CALIF. 91109. TELEPHONE (818) 354-5011 http://www.jpl.nasa.gov Contact: Jane Platt FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 1998 EUROPA DAY EVENTS HIGHLIGHT A POSSIBLE WATER WORLD IN SPACE What do an Olympic skier, a science fiction writer and a submarine volcano researcher have in common? They'll all take part in events related to a "Day on Europa," a series of free public and educational activities focusing on the prospect of liquid oceans under the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, and its similarities to Earth's arctic regions and sea floor volcanoes. "A Day on Europa" will take place Wednesday, May 20 and Thursday, May 21, since daylight on Europa lasts about two Earth days. Scheduled activities in numerous American cities will be transformed into global village events via the Internet. Highlights will include new imagery of Europa taken by the Galileo spacecraft and a free panel discussion entitled "Europa-- Another Water World?" on May 21 at Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. The presentation, to be broadcast live on the Internet, will feature science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, author of "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "2010: Odyssey Two," via live telephone hookup from Sri Lanka. Other panelists include Dr. Ron Greeley of Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, a Galileo project imaging team member; Dr. John Delaney, a submarine volcano researcher with the University of Washington, Seattle; and Joan Horvath of JPL, the Europa/Lake Vostok Initiative manager. Lake Vostok, a frozen lake underneath the ice in Antarctica, may have features similar to Europa. Dr. Richard Terrile of JPL will moderate the panel and JPL Director Dr. Edward Stone will give the welcome address. The event is free, but tickets must be obtained from the Caltech Ticket Office, with information available by calling (626) 395-4652 or at the following Internet website: http://www.caltech.edu/~tickets/to.htm. The panel discussion may be viewed live on the Internet at the following website, which also contains information on other A Day on Europa activities: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo/europaday. Questions for the panelists may be submitted in advance by email to: europaday@www.jpl.nasa.gov. The panel will also be broadcast on GE satellite # 1, Ku band, transponder 24, vertical polarity, downlink frequency 12.180, 103 degrees west longitude. For those attending the May 21 panel discussion, a special "history walk" will take visitors through the past, present and future of our knowledge of Jupiter and Europa. Special booths with period costumes and displays will depict the Roman Empire, the era of astronomer Galileo Galilei, the Space Age featuring Voyagers 1 and 2, the Galileo spacecraft, and future Europa missions. Vendors will offer related memorabilia and Nikki Stone, a 1998 Winter Olympics Gold Medal-winning skier, will speculate on what it would be like to ski on Europa. The panel discussion is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. PDT, with vendors and entertainment from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Door prizes will be given away during the panel discussion. Many other activities for "A Day on Europa" are planned around the nation by some of the 84 Galileo ambassadors, who bring the spacecraft's findings to their communities. Free public events on May 21 include the Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, AZ; Flandrau Planetarium, Tucson, AZ; University of Arkansas, Little Rock Planetarium, Little Rock, AR; Century Norwich cable Channel 7 live broadcast, Mystic, CT; The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, IN; Shawnee Heights School Planetarium, Topeka, KS; Mary Hurd Elementary, North Berwick, ME; Norwood Science Center, Norwood, MA; KBSD-TV live broadcast, Brownsville, TX; Vern Burton Center, Port Angeles, WA; and Discovery World Museum, Milwaukee, WI. Among the school events planned are those at Muncie Community Schools Planetarium, Muncie, IN; Elm Street School, East Machias, ME; Halifax Elementary School, Halifax, MA (on May 22); Lyme School, Lyme, NH; Rankin School for Technology, Akron, OH; Fort Vannoy Elementary School, Grants Pass, OR; and Charleston County Public Schools, Charleston, SC (on May 22). Educational events will include a May 20 "electronic field trip," a satellite video broadcast with a curriculum targeted for grades 5 through 8. The goal is to reach 2 million students nationwide with the theme "Outside the Envelope: Exploring Beyond Earth's Boundaries." Teachers can sign up by calling (703) 503- 7492 or at the following website: http://www.challenger.org/ote.html. The Los Angeles Unified School District will carry the event live on its cable station, KLCS. The series represents a major activity of Space Day, which is being observed nationally on May 21. Space Day information is available at: http://www.spaceday.com. "A Day on Europa" is sponsored by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, which manages the Galileo mission for NASA. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. ##### Hа сегодня все, пока! =SANA=

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