Feeds

PARIS looking 50/50 for Saturday launch

Vulture 1 pilot jets in from US as skies threaten rain

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

New hybrid storage solutions

The Paper Aircraft Released Into Space team is nervously eyeing the skies ahead of Saturday's planned launch.

According to the latest predictions, it's not looking too promising, with a good chance of rain and cloud over the weekend.

Of course, conditions today are absolutely perfect here in the Iberian peninsula, and are set to continue that way pretty well until Reg man John Oates and radio chap Steve Daniels touch down in Madrid on Thursday.

Come what may, our Vulture 1 aircraft will be ready to roll this week, and we'll have a full photo update on that as soon as it's done. While glueing together bits of paper, we're also excitedly awaiting the arrival of our pilot, who's jetting in from the US of A.

We'll be introducing him to an expectant world on Friday, so brace yourselves for a substantial dose of the Right Stuff. ®

Additional PARIS resources

  • Our dedicated PARIS section, with all previous updates, is right here.
  • New to PARIS? We have a basic mission summary here (pdf).
  • Our Flickr page, for your viewing pleasure.
  • Check out our YouTube channel - currently featuring a few kit tests.

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Boffins: Behold the SILICON CHEAPNESS of our tiny, radio-signal-munching IoT sensor
Single ant-sized Stanford chip combines radio, 'puter, antenna
Thought that last dinosaur was BIG? This one's bloody ENORMOUS
Weighed several adult elephants, contend boffins
Drones swarm over bearded Brit billionaire's island getaway
Just to take lovely pictures though, after Richard Branson invests in 3D Robotics
Chelyabinsk-sized SURPRISE asteroid to skim Earth, satnav birds
Space rock appears out of nowhere, buzzes planet on Sunday
California blue whale numbers soar to historical levels, say boffins
Still far too many of them being struck by US ships, mind
City hidden beneath England's Stonehenge had HUMAN ABATTOIR. And a pub
Boozed-up ancients drank beer before tearing corpses apart
'Duck face' selfie in SPAAAACE: Rosetta's snap with bird comet
Probe prepares to make first landing on fast-moving rock
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.