Aireon Announces Strategic Partnership with The Federal Aviation Administration for Space-Based ADS-B Data Exploration

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Aireon LLC (Aireon) announces a new partnership today with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to explore innovative uses of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) across the entire air traffic management spectrum using a global dataset. Under the agreement, in which L3Harris Technologies is the prime contractor, the FAA will have broad, intra-agency access to Aireon’s high fidelity, real-time air traffic surveillance data to support the FAA evaluation of a variety of applications, including validation and integration into air traffic control automation platforms, airspace safety analysis, accident investigation data analysis, airport surface applications, search and rescue, air traffic management support, remote situational awareness and commercial space.

Seventeen percent of the world’s airspace is controlled by the FAA, and much of that airspace is oceanic, remote, or over mountainous terrain. The use of Aireon’s data is the FAA’s latest effort to ensure the safest

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Rare space exploration photos, including Neil Armstrong on the moon, for sale at auction

AUSTIN (KXAN) — You can get your hands on original photos from NASA astronauts from “the golden age of space exploration.”

London-based Christie’s Auctions is selling 700 lots that includes about 2,400 vintage photos from NASA that “captured the first forays into space and onto the surface of another world,” the Christie’s press release said.

One of the photos for sale is the only picture of Neil Armstrong on the moon’s surface, taken by fellow Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin. It’s estimated worth is between $40,000 – $66,000, the press release said.

Another photo included in the auction is the first one taken of earthrise from the moon in 1968. William Anders, a crew member on Apollo 8, took the photo.

Private collector Victor Martin-Malburet curated the collection titled “Voyage to Another World: The Victor Martin-Malburet Collection,” and lots can be bid on until Nov. 20 through Christie’s website.


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