Successful Ariane 5 Launch

Arianespace initiated its busy 2007 launch schedule with a dual-payload success this evening (March 11) that placed the Skynet 5A and INSAT 4B satellites into accurate geostationary transfer orbit.

The heavy-lift Ariane 5 departed Europe’s Spaceport at 7:03 p.m. local time in French Guiana and deployed Skynet 5A at 26 minutes into the mission, followed four minutes later by INSAT 4B.

Arianespace has targeted six Ariane 5 missions in 2007, with the next flight planned for early May with the Astra 1L and Galaxy 17 satellites. Also scheduled for May is a launch by Arianespace’s Starsem affiliate, which will utilize a Soyuz vehicle to orbit four Globalstar satellites from Baikonur Cosmodrome.

See Arianespace’s Website for full details on this new Ariane 5 success:

Online Physiology Program

The Center for Professional Education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in association with Fitness Technologies, Inc., a leader in fitness and allied health information transfer have begun accepting enrollment in Personal Physiology: Your Body & You, a new ERAU Premier Series in continuing education courses offered in a convenient, self-paced, online format.

The courses, originally developed to assist allied health and fitness professionals, are intended for individuals who are interested in improving their physical well-being. Whether your job requires strenuous activity or simply sitting at a desk, there are techniques available to assist you in enhancing your ability to deal with physical and psychological stress.

Embry-Riddle is launching this program in partnership with Dr. Frank I. Katch, a world renowned researcher, author, and lecturer on human physiology. The courses provide a scientific foundation in interval training, resistance training, unilateral training, and plyometrics, as well as an understanding of societal factors and warning signs that point to problems such as eating disorders and overtraining. Participants read course materials online and take learning assessments at their own pace. The university provides Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for successful completion of its professional education courses.

For more information, contact the Center for Professional Education at (866) 574-9125 from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Mon-Fri., EST. Or to register online, go to: