Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Speeding into space



Launch preparations of ATV Georges Lemaître for its 29 July liftoff captured in spectacular time-lapse video



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Ultra-portable ROV from Planet Ocean

UK-based Planet Ocean have been appointed as UK and Ireland distributors for the Canadian Deep Trekker range of remotely operated vehicles. The design of DTG2 is difficult to comparewith other ROVs on the market. Powered by on-board rechargeable batteries negating the need for a bulky surface power supply, Deep Trekker offers many advantages over the typical top-side powered ROVs.



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Radar vision maps Napa Valley earthquake



Sentinel-1A has added yet another string to its bow. Radar images from this fledgling satellite have been used to map the rupture caused by the biggest earthquake that has shaken northern California in 25 years.






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Compact and Portable Acoustic Positioning System

Kongsberg Maritime, Norway, has expanded its acoustic positioning product portfolio, with the launch of μPAP, a compact and portable acoustic positioning system for operation from a surface vessel to track ROVs, tow fish, divers and any other subsea target at depths to 4,000m. μPAP operates in SSBL mode (LBL is also possible) where it measures the distance and direction to subsea transponders and computes a 3D position in local coordinates or in geographical coordinates.



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Bubble trouble



Human spaceflight and operations image of the week: 'perfect bubble' imploding



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Monday, September 1, 2014

Kongsberg Maritime launches new compact, portable acoustic positioning system

Kongsberg Maritime has expanded its extensive acoustic positioning product portfolio, which includes the established HiPAP system, with the launch of μPAP (microPAP), a new compact and portable acoustic positioning system for operation from a surface vessel to track ROVs, tow fish, divers and any other subsea target at depths to 4,000m.



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SeeTrack Neptune Integrated into SeaRobotics' USV-2600

SeeByte, UK, and SeaRobotics, USA, have integrated SeeByte's SeeTrack Neptune with SeaRobotics' family of general purpose Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) as part of a Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) contract. SeeTrack Neptune provides a payload control architecture and real time autonomy engine for unmanned systems to plan and execute well-known patterns of behaviour that expedite and optimise single vehicle and multi-vehicle operations. In other words the operators plan what to do and SeeTrack Neptune decides how to do it.



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