Error by team lost Mars Surveyor

first_img“To some degree, one wished that we could continue this,” said Fuk Li, director of JPL’s Mars Exploration Program. Still, he said, Mars Global Surveyor’s loss provided valuable information about how to protect the spacecraft now exploring Mars or planned for the future. The review board concluded that the spacecraft’s operations team followed all procedures correctly, but that those procedures were not enough to catch the error. Their recommendations included conducting more thorough reviews of unusual changes to a spacecraft’s data, programming more robust error-detecting software and reviewing operations of long-running missions. “We’ll try to do our best to learn about what we should do and make sure we are vigilant,” Li said. “We’re pretty sure it’s in orbit around Mars, we’re not quite sure where it is,” Li said. “The prospect of trying to talk to it again is extremely, extremely, extremely low.” elise.kleeman@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA CA?ADA FLINTRIDGE – The disappearance of the JPL-managed Mars Global Surveyor in November was caused by a human error made five months earlier, NASA announced Friday morning. In its 10 years orbiting Mars, the satellite returned the first evidence of water-bearing minerals on the martian surface, helped pinpoint landing sites for the rovers Spirit and Opportunity, and detected evidence that bursts of water still occasionally flows on the martian surface. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s preliminary report concluded that engineers working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver mistakenly sent updates to the wrong location in the spacecraft’s memory. The mistake caused the craft to reorient itself during a routine procedure Nov. 2, exposing one of its two batteries to direct sunlight. That caused the satellite’s software to believe the battery was overcharged and to stop charging it, NASA administrators said at a noon press conference. “Ultimately, both of the batteries were depleted and the spacecraft was lost within about 10 to 12 hours,” said NASA’s Dolly Perkins, who headed the review board. The error also caused the craft to turn its antenna away from Earth, cutting communications. “There were a number of recovery attempts subsequently,” Perkins said, “but those were terminated toward the end of January and the spacecraft is assumed to be lost.” Mars Global Surveyor lasted more than four times longer than its original mission, and longer than any other craft in history. last_img read more

Ibrahimovic Pogba helped me feel like Benjamin Button at Man Utd

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic revealed Paul Pogba and the rest of the Manchester United squad helped him feel like he was “Benjamin Button”The Swedish striker arrived at Old Trafford in 2016 on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain and on the verge of becoming 35 years old.Ibrahimovic’s move to United at that stage of his career naturally led to questions being raised over the kind of impact he could have.But the Swede quickly set about proving doubters wrong by netting 28 goals in 48 appearances for his debut campaign.Now the LA Galaxy star has discussed his time at United and the relationship he struck up with the team.“I miss all of them. I had a fantastic time at United,” Ibrahimovic told BBC.“Wazza [Wayne Rooney], Michael Carrick, then the young guys that wanted to show the world who they are by playing football and they had a lot of hunger to show.“I had a good time because I got to know everyone, I was the mature guy with all these guys who were not mature.“Paul Pogba, I had never played with him before and I didn’t know him as a person.“We have the same management and when I got to know him I got to find a fantastic person and a fantastic footballer, but someone who needs to be guided.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“He is a professional guy that works every game and never misses training or a game.“Those are all the things that people do not see, you only get judged by what you can see on television or the 90 minutes in the stadium, that’s where you have to perform.”He added: “When you click with someone it just clicks.“The connection on the field was amazing, we helped each other very well, I needed him and he needed me. The first year at United we had a fantastic year.“They made me feel like Benjamin Button. I was getting younger and younger, then, unfortunately, I got my injury.“The Premier League should be happy I did not come 10 years ago because it would’ve been a different story.“You see all my numbers [of goals] and all of these numbers would’ve been in the Premier League.“I came to the right club in United. It was the club and the shirt that I was supposed to shine in and I did it.”The one and only left United in February this year for Galaxy after struggling to regain full fitness from a long-term knee injury.last_img read more

San Diego Sheriffs Department hosts career fair at Miramar College training facility

first_img Ed Lenderman, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsMIRAMAR (KUSI) – If you’re interested in law enforcement, particularly the Sheriff’s Department, the Sheriff is holding a career fair Saturday.  It’s at the Miramar College Law Enforcement Training Facility from 10 to 1.We were there today for a preview.  And we watched the rigorous physical training the cadets were going through.  Your physical fitness is very much a part of qualifying for the academy.  The physical aspects of the job are just as important as the mental.Corporal Ysidro Granillo is a Sheriff’s Recruiter.  He told us, “We’re generally looking for someone who can run three miles in a reasonable time, 10 minute miles.   We’re looking for someone who can do push-ups, sit-ups, who can lift their own body weight, that’s what we’re looking for.”Civilian positions you will learn about Saturday include dispatcher, crime lab tech, and mental health clinician.Dispatcher Tawna Lichtenthaler told us,  “If you passion for helping the public and want to be around law enforcement, be a dispatcher.”Ten to one Saturday, The Regional Law Enforcement Training center at Miramar College.   You’ll come in of Gold Coast and be directed to a courtyard. Ed Lenderman Posted: August 23, 2019 San Diego Sheriff’s Department hosts career fair at Miramar College training facilitycenter_img Updated: 1:54 PM August 23, 2019 Categories: Current Job Opportunities, Local San Diego News Tags: San Diego County Sheriff’s Department FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Former Selectman Mike Champoux Endorses Greg Bendel Kevin Caira

first_imgDear Editor,In Wilmington, at least in recent times, it is unusual to see so many candidates vying for the office of Board of Selectman. One might argue that having a larger pool of candidates to choose from is a positive thing illustrating a revived interest in local civics among the broader population. But, all one needs to do is do a bit of a deeper dive into the candidate list and, in my opinion, it becomes clear that the actual choices are far more limited than it may appear. Specifically, for the two three-year seats in contest,  I will be voting with great enthusiasm for Selectman Greg Bendel and Selectman Kevin Caira to maintain their seats on our Board of Selectmen. Here are just a few reasons.I served with Greg and Kevin on the Board. While I had known both gentlemen socially before they ran for the office three years ago, it was when serving side-by-side with them where I developed a very high level of respect and admiration for them both. In times when there were challenging and sometime opposing views on matters between us as members of the Board, these gentlemen remained professional, polite and respectful, even as we sometimes cast opposing votes. Their ability and desire to make their arguments with seriousness and passion while staying away from being confrontational shows them to be of tremendous character. In the contentious society we live in today that has been on display in social media and in public, it is refreshing to see Government officials who are unpaid volunteers in service to their neighbors, be able to disagree with colleagues or others without being disagreeable. They serve as an example of how we all should conduct ourselves in public and online.I have seen it suggested that the town needs to move in a different direction. That somehow, our community is in bad shape. While that may be a politically sexy thing to say, it is simply untrue. Wilmington is fortunate to be in a position where home values have continuously been on the rise.  For many residents, our homes represent our greatest asset and our nestegg.  I don’t know about you, but I would rather see my property value increasing than decreasing.  We maintain high level services throughout the community and schools all while maintaining a desirable residential tax-rate compared to a number of similar sized nearby communities.  We maintain a strong operational reserve account.  This protects the town if we experience another economic down turn.  We will be able to maintain services and staffing levels by having access to these “rainy day” funds.  Additionally, being prudent in maintaining these reserves is viewed favorably by the credit rating agencies.  So, when the town eventually seeks to borrow funds for any municipal construction projects in the future (Fire sub-station, School administration building, senior center, etc), our enviable AA+ bond rating will afford us the most favorable borrowing rates.  I could go on with more examples of how the town is being, and has been well managed for many years.  But, the point I am making is that these and other positive attributes of our town government are in place because of the stewardship and direction set by Greg Bendel and Kevin Caira on the Board of Selectmen.  I would argue that if the train is running well on the track it is on, it makes no sense at all to change to a new set of tracks.Greg Bendel and Kevin Caira have my full confidence and they should have yours too.  I encourage Wilmington Residents to vote for the men of reason, respect and honor, Greg Bendel and Kevin Caira for Selectman.Sincerely,Mike ChampouxLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: New Finance Director & Town Accountant AppointedIn “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bendel & Caira Are Trustworthy & Keep Their Campaign PromisesIn “Letter To The Editor”SELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”last_img read more

Saaho prerelease event date not confirmed yet Prabhas to launch SaahoThe Game

first_imgSaaho-The GameTwitterThe people close to UV Creations have revealed that the producers have not finalised the pre-release event of upcoming multilingual movie Saaho starring Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor.Saaho is slated to hit the screens across the globe on August 30 and the makers have kick-started its promotion almost a month ahead of its release. They are unveiling interesting promos of the film every day and they have received a superb response from the audience around the world.The producers of Saaho have plans to hold a pre-release event as a part of its publicity and many fans of Prabhas are all excited to attend this function. Of late, speculation about it was doing rounds on social media and the buzz claimed that this event would be held on August 17. A Prabhas’ fan group with handle @krish2sai tweeted, “#Saaho Pre release event on #Aug17th?? @SKNonline @UV_Creations.”But the fact is that the makers of Saaho have not decided on the date of its pre-release event. SKN aka Srinivas, who is close to the owners of UV Creations, responded to the fans and wrote, “Date not yet confirmed. Program confirm which date anedi final avvali why sad emojis.”Saaho has been making the right noises ever since it was announced. The makers have been keeping an eye on out of box innovations for its promotion. They have now decided to launch an exclusive game based on the movie to excite the audiences. Prabhas shared,” Hi Darlings! Get into my shoes and experience the action with #SaahoTheGame. Launching soon! #SaahoOnAugust30 #Saaho.”In Saaho-The Game, the player plays the protagonist (Prabhas) cruising around the city, taking down enemies with his arsenal of weapons and a Jetpack. Exclusive rewards await the players, offering them a chance to win Saaho goodies and movie tickets. Hyderabad-based Pixalot Labs has bagged the project to develop and launch the game. Saaho – The Game is likely to launch in the second half of August.But Prabhas fans blame that the bosses of UV Creations have not made proper plans for the promotion of Saaho. Replying to SKN, a fan named Harish (@Harishprabhas14) tweeted, “Skn darling when they r planning they are do 100% output but there is no proper planning and decision very poor promotion.”last_img read more

SUPER League General Manager has spoken of his del

first_imgSUPER League General Manager has spoken of his delight at the SOLD OUT signs going up at Langtree Park for the World Club Challenge game against the Bunnies.“I’m delighted to hear that the St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs game has sold out three weeks before the game kicks off,” he said. “This shows how much excitement surrounds the World Club Series with fans snapping up tickets early for this match in record time.“It’s clear that fans can’t wait to see Super League take on the NRL, and watch our best players match-up against stars like Greg Inglis, Benji Marshall, Sam Thaiday and Gareth Widdop.“Tickets for the remaining two matches are selling fast and we would love to see three packed crowds cheering on our Super League clubs as they battle three great NRL teams.”last_img read more