Solar-powered Super Bowl – an annotated infographic

The 50th US Super Bowl promises to be the most sustainable in the sporting event’s 50-year history, thanks to the 68,500-seat Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, home of the San Francisco 49ers, and this year’s Super Bowl host. With 1,150 solar panels and a 27,000 square foot ‘green’ roof, Levi’s stadium is the first NFL stadium to achieve a LEED Gold certification in sustainability, and produces sufficient power to ensure that this year’s Super Bowl will be a net-zero energy game Picture this – a golden anniversary, in the golden state, powered in part by golden rays of sunshine. Having trouble? … Continue reading Solar-powered Super Bowl – an annotated infographic

.@ESA Ariane 6 rocket starts development – an annotated infographic

Airbus Safran Launchers – a joint venture between the aerospace giant Airbus and the aero and rocket manufacturer Safran – has finalised the architecture for its Ariane 6 launch vehicle. Ariane 6 will be a modular rocket that can be tailored to launch one or two large satellites at a time into low-altitude perches and geostationary orbits favoured by commercial telecoms spacecraft. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading .@ESA Ariane 6 rocket starts development – an annotated infographic