Posts tagged as AIRBUS

Pointing a laser at aircraft may be fun but it is dangerous

  Pointing a laser beam into the sky is a dangerous game. It could hit the cockpit screen of an aircraft and cause flash blindness. That is exactly what happened to flight SA419 on Sunday night of 31 August 2014 when the cockpit crew were blinded by a laser beam. The pilot was preparing to […]

First images from SPOT 7

The SPOT 7 Earth observation satellite, designed and built by Airbus Defence and Space (DS), was successfully launched on 30 June 2014 and has started a 3-month in-orbit testing phase before its images are made commercially available. A mere three days after its launch, SPOT 7 delivered its first images of the Earth. At 9:52, Indian […]