Fast On-orbit Rapid Recording of Transient Events
The Fast On-orbit Rapid Recording of Transient Events (FORTE, occasionally stylized as FORTÉ) is a lightweight satellite which was launched at about 8:30 AM on August 29, 1997 into a circular 800-kilometer (500 mi) low Earth orbit which is inclined 70 degrees relative to the earth's equator, using a Pegasus XL rocket. It was developed and launched by the Sandia National Laboratory in cooperation with Los Alamos National Laboratory, as a testbed for technologies applicable to U.S. nuclear detonation detection systems used to monitor compliance with arms control treaties, and later to study lightning from space. The project was sponsored by the United States Department of Energy, and cost about US$35 million. It utilizes optical sensors, RF sensors, and an "event classifier" in order to make observations, including monitoring Very High Frequency (VHF) lightning emissions in the ionosphere occurring from between 50 to 600 miles (80 to 966 km) above the surface of the Earth, and it will be a component of the VHF Global Lightning and Severe Storm Monitor (V-GLASS) system. Its primary mission is to record and analyze bursts of RF energy rising from the surface of the Earth. FORTE is 7-foot (2.1 m) tall, weighs 470-pound (210 kg), and is the first all-composite spacecraft, its framework being made entirely of graphite-reinforced epoxy. It consists of three decks with aluminum honeycomb cores, and composite facing to support the onboard instruments.
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:07:30 -0800
As usual when the Bears decide to run the ball, Matt Forte will be the player to watch. Although he only has three rushing touchdowns on the season, Forte is one of the league's most complete running backs as he can also produce via the passing game.
Chicago Tribune (blog)
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:41:17 -0800
If Matt Forte can stay healthy for three more seasons, he should be on a smooth track for 10,000 rushing yards and 5,000 receiving yards. Obviously three seasons for a high mileage back is no gimme, and I know this is extremely premature, but as a ...
Comcast SportsNet Chicago
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:39:52 -0800
Matt Forte is tops in the NFL in yards from scrimmage since 2008 when he came into the league as the Bears' second-round draft choice (after tackle Chris Williams). Yet the irony is that the Bears, like Tennessee with Chris Johnson, Minnesota with ...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:02:12 -0800
EW caught up with Forte—who was in the midst of shooting Last Man's fourth episode—to talk about his upcoming works. What's in store for you, fine readers? Talk of dealing with neighbors, bringing comedy to a solo performance, and shooting a flame ...
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:48:45 -0800
The network has also announced the premieres of several new shows, including the Rainn Wilson-fronted detective dramedy Backstrom, produced by Bones' Hart Hanson, the Will Forte comedy The Last Man on Earth, produced and directed by The Lego ...
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:03:34 -0800
Former SNL-er Will Forte is lending his voice to King Toot, the never-before-seen owner of the music store next to Moe's Tavern, and as you'll witness in the video below, he doesn't exactly see eye-to-eye with his neighbor. And if executive producer ...
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:03:45 -0800
Forte, who is a junior on the men's hoops team, is known for his borderline insane dedication to the game. If you're looking for him, always check the gym first. Littell says that Atkins has owned up to that role, becoming the Cowgirls' version of Forte.
The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:26:15 -0800
RB Matt Forte, Chicago Bears: Forte delivered his third 100-yard rushing day of the season in the Bear's 21-13 victory over the Vikings on Sunday. Forte carried the ball a season-high 26 times for 117 yards against Minnesota. It was the second time in ...
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