Fireside Chat to feature the ocean's trash

...Alaskan beaches every year."He'll speak on scientist's efforts to solve the problem of floating trash, and how both satellites and the average person can track trash drifting across the Pacific Ocean. He'll also talk about how debris from the 2011...
WSJ ranks Alaska Airlines best overall in U.S.

...Palm Springs, Washington D.C., San Diego and 12 airports in Alaska, a press release from the company said."The satellite-based navigation system allows Alaska to offer an industry-leading level of reliability into and out of weather-socked...
Alaska Science Forum: Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco

...that has increased five percent since 2000, detectors on satellites have shown. No other place on Earth is showing a coverage on top of the globe was the sixth lowest since satellite observations became possible in 1979. Tied to a lack of sea...
My Turn: Launching fiction from Kodiak

...corporation created by the state legislature in 1991. It was supposed to create jobs and generate revenue primarily from commercial satellites launched at KLC. No one was interested. KLC was finally built thanks to the late Sen. Ted Stevens. He earmarked missile...
Alaska Science Forum: Two tales of dynamic Alaska tundra

...a geologist with the state's Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, is also using spotty tide-gauge data, satellite information, aerial imaging and beach surveys to determine the future of Alaska where the sea meets shore.At sites on the...
Climber 1st to solo summit Mount McKinley in January

...en route to Alaska to meet up with Dupre.Plummer spoke with Dupre on Monday, shortly after the climber re-established satellite phone contact for the first time in nearly a week.This was Dupre's fourth attempt at a solo summit in January of Mount...
Alaska Aerospace plans cheaper way to put bigger rockets into orbit

...conference. "It reduces cost, but also environmentally."Alaska Aerospace has been seeking a medium-lift launchpad since satellite operators started preferring larger rockets to deliver their products to orbit. When Alaska Aerospace was founded and built...
NASA: Asteroid to traverse earth's satellite zone

...will dart between Earth and orbiting satellites next week, sparing the human race and...15 - lower than the orbits of some satellites - in the closest known approach of an...orbits of most of the communications satellites circling Earth, and doesn't pose...
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Empire Editorial: Waking up from Alaska's aerospace dream

...launch complex would welcome rockets and satellites bound for polar orbits.The companies that launch satellites need contractors, and they would turn...and it's best suited for delivering satellites to polar orbits, ones that go north...
The history of oil wealth

...change in tax rates was far more dramatic."For a number of satellites, the ELF went from zero to 0.89," Williams said. "So it was a very substantial increase for the satellites..."When both the state and the oil companies recognized...


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