May 29, 1990 |
The Soviet Union has begun to dismantle its long-disputed Krasnoyarsk radar station in a bid to clear the way for a strategic arms treaty, U.S. and Soviet officials said Monday. Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev told President Bush in a letter last September that the Soviet Union would take down the station in Siberia without conditions. On Oct. 23, Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A.
October 21, 2006 |
Scientists were excited to pull a 154-pound meteorite embedded in a Kansas wheat field -- especially because of the way they unearthed it. The team used groundpenetrating radar technology to locate the mass 4 feet under a meteorite-strewn field Monday. "It validates the technique so we can use something similar to that instrument when we go to Mars," said Patricia H. Reiff, director of the Rice Space Institute in Houston.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1998 |
The state Assembly has approved a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Bob Hertzberg (D-Sherman Oaks) to make it easier for traffic officials to enforce the speed limit with radar. Passed late Thursday night by a vote of 45 to 24, the bill goes to Gov. Pete Wilson. Before radar can be used, state law currently requires that a traffic and engineering study be conducted every five years to set speed limits.
January 2, 1990 |
Raytheon Co. won a $273.7-million contract to build three sophisticated over-the-horizon radar systems for the Navy, the company said. The work, to be done at its manufacturing plant in Waltham and engineering facilities in Sudbury and Wayland, will not require new hiring but will "help maintain our manufacturing (employment) base," said Maria McClellan, a company spokeswoman. The market for such systems could nearly quadruple to about $1 billion in the next few years, McClellan said.
May 20, 2004 |
Departing flights were grounded at Denver International Airport after the airport's main radar failed for more than an hour, the Federal Aviation Administration said. A few flights were able to land with the help of an FAA traffic control center in Longmont, about 25 miles northwest, said Mike O'Connor, an FAA regional official in Renton, Wash. Others were diverted to Colorado Springs, about 55 miles south. The cause of the problem wasn't immediately known.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1988 |
An Arcadia man ticketed by Pasadena's controversial photo radar beat the machine Thursday in Municipal Court when a judge ruled that the police car containing the device was painted the wrong color--a finding that could reap benefits for hundreds of other speeders photographed in the act. Judge Samuel L. Laidig noted that the state Vehicle Code requires traffic enforcement vehicles to be all white or painted white with a sharply contrasting color, usually black, to alert motorists.
July 20, 1988 |
The Soviet Union offered Tuesday to dismantle the controversial radar station at Krasnoyarsk, which the United States has long complained is in violation of the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty. In return, the Soviets said they would insist that the United States agree to observe the ABM treaty for another nine or 10 years. "If an understanding to abide by the ABM treaty . . .
November 15, 1987 |
Deficient radar equipment aboard the Stark, and not the ship's crew, was chiefly responsible for the frigate's failure to defend itself against an Iraqi missile attack last May, the ship's captain said in his first extensive comment on the incident. Capt. Glenn R.
November 29, 1996 |
A contractor mistakenly unplugged a cable at San Juan airport's traffic control center, blacking out radar for the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Thomas and part of Puerto Rico. Both radar systems were out for about 1 1/2 hours Wednesday, forcing traffic controllers to stay in voice contact with aircraft and to increase the distances between planes, the Federal Aviation Administration reported.
September 14, 1995 |
Air traffic in the San Francisco Bay Area slowed slightly Wednesday evening when a radar system malfunctioned for the second time in two hours, officials said. The Airport Surveillance Radar System at the Oakland airport lost its microwave data communication link at 6:34 p.m., said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Hank Verbais, reached by phone in Los Angeles.