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The company's Omega rocket is proposed as a vehicle to launch national security satellites for the United States Air Force and could launch other government and commercial payloads, including to Geostationary transfer orbit. "The LSA partnership enables rapid buildout of NSS-unique New Glenn infrastructure such as vertical payload integration capability and a launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base as well as completion of NSS certification activities".
  • Hurricane Helene to affect all Azores islands - IPMA

    Hurricane Helene to affect all Azores islands - IPMA

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    Given the lack of deep convection to sustain the cyclone, continual gradual weakening is expected. Meanwhile in the Pacific, Tropical Storm Olivia was close to Hawaii, where tropical storm warnings and watches are in effect, according to the Pacific Hurricane Center .
  • More than 1 million to flee as Florence rips toward East Coast

    More than 1 million to flee as Florence rips toward East Coast

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    It may move a little north into Virginia or a little south into SC. While the military has moved 30 Navy ships based in Norfolk, Virginia, including the aircraft carriers USS George H.W. Florence is expected to remain a Category 4 storm when it makes landfall. Several universities in the Cape Fear region are letting their students go home, and school systems are considering canceling classes later this week as a major hurricane approaches.
  • Kavanaugh Opponents Play Hardball With Sen. Collins

    Kavanaugh Opponents Play Hardball With Sen. Collins

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    Kavanaugh wrote that he assumed the man who approached him "and touched my arm" during a break at the Senate Judiciary Committee proceedings had been one of the many protesters in the hearing room. Under questioning last week, Kavanaugh clarified that while he may have attended meetings and hearing prep sessions, he wasn't the primary White House official assigned to Pryor.
  • Florence barreling closer to coast of Carolinas

    Florence barreling closer to coast of Carolinas

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    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam joined the chorus of warnings, and issued an evacuation order for about a quarter million residents in flood-prone coastal areas, beginning Tuesday morning. The eastbound lanes of several major highways have been shut down to allow for a smooth flow of traffic inland. "We are leaving him our generator, but I don't think it's particularly smart of him".
  • East Coast Prepares for Storm Surge as Hurricane Florence Gains Strength

    East Coast Prepares for Storm Surge as Hurricane Florence Gains Strength

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    Florence was expected to approach the southeastern coast of the United States on Thursday, possibly near the North Carolina-South Carolina border, according to maps of the storm's trajectory predicted by the NHC . South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster on Saturday declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the storm. Hurricanes impacting the Carolinas isn't rare, but it has been some time since a major hurricane has made landfall in North Carolina.
  • Tropical Storm Florence turns into a hurricane

    Tropical Storm Florence turns into a hurricane

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    If you are one of those with "storm-fatigue" and you aren't anxious about the latest hurricane threat, Central Pacific Hurricane Center says think twice. Olivia's motion is forecast to continue for the next couple of days, with a WSW turn anticipated by Tuesday. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds , conditions that make outside preparations hard or risky.
  • TROPICS: Helene, Florence to become hurricanes this weekend

    TROPICS: Helene, Florence to become hurricanes this weekend

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    In 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria wreaked a significant amount of damage, costing the government $200 billion, and claimed more than 100 lives. East Coast next week has increased", according to the 11 a.m. NHC forecast discussion. Winds peaked at 130 miles per hour Wednesday before weakening to 60 miles per hour on Friday.
  • Forecasters eyeing tropical system headed into Gulf

    Forecasters eyeing tropical system headed into Gulf

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    If the wave makes it into the Gulf of Mexico, it will have plenty of warm water to "feast on", said Jeff Masters, co-founder of Weather Underground. One-week rainfall forecast valid from Friday morning through next Friday morning. "The National Hurricane Center isnt looking at it for any kind of development". The Accumulated Cyclone Energy - a measure of the strength and longevity of a storm - is 17.5 this season when the normal is 28.7.