Spacecraft

New Horizons for Seniors Program projects can now be used for COVID-19 support

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 3:09pm

Today, the Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors, announced flexibility for organizations under the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) to use funding previously received through the community-based stream to provide immediate and essential services to seniors impacted by COVID-19.

Key Points: 
  • Today, the Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors, announced flexibility for organizations under the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) to use funding previously received through the community-based stream to provide immediate and essential services to seniors impacted by COVID-19.
  • Regardless of the nature of the previously approved project, organizations with approved projects in 2019-2020 can now use their funding to provide support for seniors' needs due to COVID-19.
  • The NHSP provides grants and contributions for projects that help improve the well-being of seniors and foster their social inclusion.
  • That's why we're providing new flexibility to the New Horizons for Seniors Program to allow previously approved projects to be modified to meet seniors' needs during this unprecedented public health crisis.

Magellan Health Appoints Tim Lacy as Chief Growth Officer

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:30am

(NASDAQ: MGLN) today announced it has appointed Tim Lacy as chief growth officer of Magellan Health, effective Monday, April 6, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • (NASDAQ: MGLN) today announced it has appointed Tim Lacy as chief growth officer of Magellan Health, effective Monday, April 6, 2020.
  • I look forward to leveraging Tims tremendous sales and business development expertise as we seek to enhance the overall growth strategy for our Company, said Ken Fasola, chief executive officer, Magellan Health.
  • I am honored and energized by the opportunity to work closely with Ken and the leadership team to capture the next phase of growth for Magellan Health, said Lacy.
  • About Magellan Health: Magellan Health, Inc. , a Fortune 500 company, is a leader in managing the fastest growing, most complex areas of health, including special populations, complete pharmacy benefits and other specialty areas of healthcare.

NASA TV to Air U.S. Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 3:53pm

NASA Television and the agency's website will broadcast its departure live beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT.

Key Points: 
  • NASA Television and the agency's website will broadcast its departure live beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT.
  • Expedition 62 Flight Engineer Drew Morgan of NASA will back up the ground controllers and monitor Dragon's systems as it departs the orbital laboratory.
  • The splashdown will not air on NASA TV.
  • Dragon launched on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket March 6 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and arrived at the space station three days later.

Thousands Apply to Join NASA's Artemis Generation, #BeAnAstronaut

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 5:20pm

"We've entered a bold new era of space exploration with the Artemis program, and we are thrilled to see so many incredible Americans apply to join us," said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

Key Points: 
  • "We've entered a bold new era of space exploration with the Artemis program, and we are thrilled to see so many incredible Americans apply to join us," said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.
  • "The next class of Artemis Generation astronauts will help us explore more of the Moon than ever before and lead us to the Red Planet."
  • This new class also may launch aboard NASA's powerful new Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft for Artemis missions to the Moon.
  • Gaining insights from new experiences on and around the Moon will prepare NASA to send the first humans to Mars in the 2030s.

First Orion Helps Mission-Critical Calls Get Answered During COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 3:00pm

"During this unprecedented time, First Orion is here to help mission-critical calls get answered from hospitals, first responders, healthcare providers and others because lives are at stake and time is of the essence."

Key Points: 
  • "During this unprecedented time, First Orion is here to help mission-critical calls get answered from hospitals, first responders, healthcare providers and others because lives are at stake and time is of the essence."
  • This ensures critical calls are answered the first time eliminating the phone tag cycle or important calls being missed entirely.
  • With First Orion - enterprises, hospitals, government entities, non-profits, last-mile logistics, banks and more can now deliver critical communications and have their calls answered.
  • PrivacyStar, First Orion and Engage are trademarks of First Orion Corp. All registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.

NASA Adds Shannon Walker to First Operational Crewed SpaceX Mission

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 2:22pm

This test is expected to take place in mid-to-late May as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

Key Points: 
  • This test is expected to take place in mid-to-late May as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program.
  • Pending the successful Demo-2 test, Walker, Glover, Hopkins, and Noguchi will launch aboard Crew Dragon on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • Walker earned a bachelor's degree in physics and a master's and doctorate in space physics, all from Rice University in Houston.
  • NASA already assigned Glover and Hopkins to the first operation SpaceX crewed mission in August 2018.

Orion Offers Free Planning Platform to All Advisors Along With Corresponding Campaign Support Through COVID-19 Crisis, Develops ‘Business as Usual’ Program for Firms Unable to Work From Home Due to Installed Software

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 3:00pm

Beginning April 1, all firms will be able to use Orions modern financial planning technology, regardless of whether they are existing clients of Orion.

Key Points: 
  • Beginning April 1, all firms will be able to use Orions modern financial planning technology, regardless of whether they are existing clients of Orion.
  • Furthermore, Orion will be offering advisors client communication campaign support to help them address market volatility during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Orion is also offering assistance for financial advisors without cloud-based technology, who are unable to perform their jobs effectively from home.
  • Advisors interested in the Orion Planning platform or the Business as Usual program should contact the Orion team and indicate within the comment field which initiative will help support their business at this time.

NASA Selects Mission to Study Causes of Giant Solar Particle Storms

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 5:54pm

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --NASA has selected a new mission to study how the Sun generates and releases giant space weather storms known as solar particle storms into planetary space.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --NASA has selected a new mission to study how the Sun generates and releases giant space weather storms known as solar particle storms into planetary space.
  • NASA has awarded $62.6 million to design, build and launch SunRISE by no earlier than July 1, 2023.
  • NASA chose SunRISE in August 2017 as one of two Mission of Opportunity proposals to conduct an 11-month mission concept study.
  • In February 2019, the agency approved a continued formulation study of the mission for an additional year.

EQS-News: PJSC POLYUS: Company update on COVID-19 prevention procedures

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 7:03pm

PJSC Polyus (LSE, MOEX - PLZL) ("Polyus", the "Company") provides an update on measures taken to minimise risks to employees during the global COVID-19 outbreak.

Key Points: 
  • PJSC Polyus (LSE, MOEX - PLZL) ("Polyus", the "Company") provides an update on measures taken to minimise risks to employees during the global COVID-19 outbreak.
  • The Company has asked employees at its Moscow headquarters to work remotely from home until further notice,with the exception of individuals required to run critical office-based systems, effective 30 March 2020.
  • Polyus' IT department has tested the capabilities of the Company's software and systems to ensure the smooth transition to remote work mode.
  • Polyus' operations remain uninterrupted.The Company has not registered any cases of COVID-19 among its employees, either in Moscow or in the regions of its presence.

OneWeb Files for Chapter 11 Restructuring to Execute Sale Process

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 1:16am

The Company intends to use these proceedings to pursue a sale of its business in order to maximize the value of the company.

Key Points: 
  • The Company intends to use these proceedings to pursue a sale of its business in order to maximize the value of the company.
  • The OneWeb ecosystem has transformed the satellite industry introducing innovative new technologies and operational advances.
  • Adrian Steckel, Chief Executive Officer of OneWeb, stated, "OneWeb has been building a truly global communications network to provide high-speed low latency broadband everywhere.
  • Additional information about the Company's Chapter 11 cases can be found at http://www.omniagentsolutions.com/onewebglobal , or by calling the Company's claims agent at 1-866-680-8121.