Expedition 36 Launch Countdown
NASA – An aircraft-shaped wind vane is seen in the foreground of this image of the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad in Kazakhstan.
Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg of NASA and Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency are scheduled to launch aboard the Soyuz to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 4:31 p.m. EDT (2:31 a.m., May 29, Kazakh time). Yurchikhin, Nyberg, and Parmitano will remain aboard the station until mid-November 2013. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Soyuz to the Launch Pad
The Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft is rolled out by train to the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad, Sunday, May 26, 2013, in Kazakhstan.
Expedition 36/37 Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency, and Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg of NASA, are set to launch to the International Space Station Tuesday night Eastern U.S. time, Wednesday in Kazakh time. Yurchikhin, Nyberg, and, Parmitano, will remain aboard the station until mid-November Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
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Siemens’ innovative electric bus system unique in Europe
Siemens – In cooperation with the bus manufacturer Rampini, Siemens made Europe’s first fully electric buses in daily route operation a reality in the Austrian capital city of Vienna. The innovative concept and drive technology of the electric buses come from Siemens and ensure that vehicles emit no pollutants, since there is no local combustion process. The heart of the drive system is a Siemens electric motor. It functions as a generator and feeds braking energy, which would otherwise be lost as heat, directly back into the energy storage system.
The range of these purely electric buses is approximately 120 to 150 kilometers on a single charge and is dimensioned so that the vehicles are highly flexible and always have sufficient reserve power. The electrical bus obtains its energy at the terminal stops through a rooftop pantograph, using the power grid of the tram network. In bus route operation, rapid charging is completed within 10 to 15 minutes. At night there is slow charging of the energy storage system in the depot. more> http://tinyurl.com/ows7ypb
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Money as a value-metric for “value of networks” is a failure
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