Best Individual Sports in USA

Best individual sports in USA

This article describes about the best individual sports in USA.The information is derived from those websites which are being browsed most in the United States of America. (The websites concerned with the individual sports are taken into consideration). Continue reading “Best Individual Sports in USA”

Best Team Sports in USA

Best team sports in USA

Team sports in USA-The most popular team sports in the United States are American football, basketball, baseball/softball, ice hockey, and soccer (association football),etc. All of these team sports are popular with fans, are widely watched on television, have a fully professional league, are played by millions of Americans, enjoy varsity status at many Division 1 colleges, and are played in high schools throughout the country. Continue reading “Best Team Sports in USA”

Best Tourist spots in USA

Tourist spots in USA

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Famous Temples in USA

Famous Temples In USA

Famous Temples in USA-Are there too many Hindu temples in America today?

Yes.

A brief count of Hindu-temple websites and the number of temples listed with the “Council for Hindu Temples of USA” reveal a conservative estimate of about 80 temples.

Far too many, in my opinion.i have listed few

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Top 10 corporates that changed the world

Top 10 Corporates That Changed The World

Top 10 corporates That Changed the World shows how some of the greatest businesses of all time achieved their success – found untapped niches, stayed on top of trends, managed progressively, and encouraged creativity. Continue reading “Top 10 corporates that changed the world”

Top 10 satellites orbiting around the world

Top 10 satellites orbiting around the world

Today, a satellite was involved in your life. Whether you checked a weather report, watched SportsCenter or looked for your mom’s house on Google Maps, you did something that would have been impossible without an automated spacecraft orbiting hundreds of miles above your head. But how many of these satellites do you know by name? Here are the top ten you need to know, because they make modern life possible.

Hubble space technologies

Launched: 1990

hubble

Opening our eyes to the wonders of our ‘planetary’, Hubble brought the beauty and mystery of space by the photos. It has rich modern astronomy by being an efficient tool for new discoveries. Objective to visible the universe and to look the entire space with cameras.

HST is one of the greatest scientific projects having 2.4 m-diameter space telescope optimised to observe from the ultraviolet to the infrared, collaborated between ESA and NASA. Hubble was deployed by the Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-31) into a circular orbit 575 km above the ground, inclined at 28.5° to the equator. The time taken for one orbit is between 96 and 97 minutes. Hubble have received some new science instruments on1997. Hubble has resumed its scientific observations, with expanded science capabilities and an extended life.

 

GPS IIR-1

Launched: 1997

GPS IIR-11

Without this there won’t be the Geocaching! The U.S. government’s NAVSTAR program brought global positioning abilities first to the military, then to the general public. It takes a constellation of these things for the system to work the IIR-1 is the one among them. The GPS satellite and payload shroud survived intact until impacting the ground .The GPS satellite took charge, covered and handled perfect until impacting the ground.

 

The International Space Station (ISS)

Launched: 1998

iss

ISS is a space station, or an artificial satellite suited for maintaining and monitoring the spacecraft’s, in low Earth orbit. The ISS is now the largest artificial body in orbit and can often be seen with the naked eye from Earth. The ISS serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which crew members conduct experiments in biology, human biology, physics, astronomy, meteorology and other fields. It completes 15.54 orbits per day.

KH-13

Launched: 1999

Kh13

OOPS! A hidden information about the satellite. This U.S. spy satellite is so secret, even the name is probably wrong the government started giving them random names after people caught onto to the KH numbering system.

 

TERRA

Launched: 1999

terra

A Chief of the Terra Earth Observing System EOS which is a multi-national NASA scientific research satellite in a Sun-synchronous orbit around the Earth. It was placed into a near-polar, sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 705km.

Terra undertaken the five remote sensors designed to monitor to update the state of Earth’s environment and ongoing changes in its climate system.

  • ASTER(Advanced Space borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer)
  • CERES(Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System)
  • MISR(Multi-angle Imaging Spectro Radiometer)
  • MODIS(Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectro Radiometer)
  • MOPITT(Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere)

Also Data from the satellite helps scientists better to census the spread of pollution around the globe. It gives entirely the updated and new data.

 

Landsat 7

Launched: 1999

landsat

The satellite for refreshing the global archives of satellite photos, providing up-to-date and cloud-free images. Has the capacity to collect and transmit up to 532 images per day a polar sun-synchronous orbit, meaning it scans across the entire earth’s surface. The data collected and distributed, managed and operated by the USGS. Landsat 7 has a solid state memory of 378 gigabits. The main instrument on board Landsat 7 is the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus.

 

GOES 12

Launched: 2001

goes

An American weather satellite, in April 2010 it is the standby orbit, position providing coverage of the east coast of the United States. GOES 12 was used instead in order to test its Solar X-ray Imager. The Solar X-ray Imager failed in April 2006.

From its high-altitude geosynchronous orbit, GOES-12 keeps a constant look on weather conditions in most of North America.

 

NOAA-17

Launched: 2002

noaa

A Weather forecasting satellite operated by NOAA. The NOAA satellites have asynchronous orbits, 824 km above the Earth, orbiting every 101 minutes. Spinning around the globe to spot developing weather patterns that affect billions of people. Satellite was retired in 2013 It hosted the AMSU, AVHRR and High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HRIS) instruments.

 

Galaxy 14

Launched: 2005

galaxy14-satelite

 

As one of the geostationary satellites. The Galaxy series is a family of satellites have updating many satellites. This communications relay carries digital TV signals for much of the east coast, including ESPN, Lifetime, Sci-Fi, CNN, A&E and personal favourite, the History Channel.

 

SES1

Launched: 2010

ses1

SES-1 is a geostationary communications satellite designed to replace two ageing spacecraft serving North America which is operated by SES World Skies.

It has a design life of fifteen years, however it was launched with enough fuel to operate for at least sixteen if its systems are still functional.

Top 10 Best airports in the world

Top 10 best airports in the world

The World Airport Awards are the most prestigious accolades for the airport industry voted by customers in the largest, annual global airport customer satisfaction survey. The Awards are based on 13.25 million airport survey questionnaires completed by 106 different nationalities of airline customers during the survey period.

Beijing capital

Yearly passengers: 83.7 million

Beijing capital

As the second-busiest airport in the world, Beijing’s Capital Airport has played a major role in the Chinese capital’s explosive growth.

With this growth, the airport has built new facilities and upgraded its infrastructure. Capital’s Terminal 3 was rated as the 10th-best terminal in the world.

 London Heathrow    

Yearly passengers: 72.4 million

london heathrow

Heathrow is the world’s third-busiest airport and the largest of the five primary airports serving London.

Heathrow is in the midst of a major renovation with the addition of a brand new Terminal 2 building. Its seven-year-old Terminal 5 building was named the best airport terminal in the world by Skytrax.

Heathrow serves as the main hub for British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.

Tokyo Haneda international airport

Yearly passengers: 68.9 million

Tokyo Haneda international airport

Haneda is one of two major international airports that serve the Tokyo area. Located a few miles away from the heart of the Japanese capital, Haneda has proved to be a popular port of entry for business travellers and tourists.

The world’s fourth-busiest airport, Haneda is known for its service efficiency, cleanliness, and shopping.

 Hong Kong international Airport

Yearly passengers: 59.6 millions

Hong Kong international

 

Built on an artificial island off the coat of Hong Kong, HKG has become one of the most popular facilities in the world since it opened in 1998.

One of the busiest airports in Asia, Hong Kong International serves as the home to Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, and Dragon air.

Be sure to play around at the Sky City Nine Eagles golf course near Terminal 2.

 Singapore changai

Yearly passengers: 53.7 million

Singapore changai

The Singaporean airport has received praise from flyers for its beautiful architecture, efficient operation, luxurious amenities, and broad offering of dining and shopping options.

Flyers passing through are treated to movie theatres, a multimedia entertainment deck, spas, and a wild corkscrew slide.

For the third year in a row, Changi takes the crown as the world’s best airport.

 Amsterdam Schiphol

Yearly passengers: 52.6 million

Amsterdam Schiphol

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is one of the busiest airports in Europe and serves as the hub for KLM, Trans via, and Delta.

Opened in 1916, Schiphol is noted for its wide variety of leisure activities and has a library in which flyers can cosy up with a good book while waiting for their flights

Incheon airport

Yearly passengers: 41.7 million

Incheon airport

Incheon’s highly regarded facilities feature an array of shopping and dining options, in addition to a bevy of cultural performances. The airport even has a Korean culture museum. Once again, Incheon is the world’s second best airport. Located on an island just outside of the South Korean capital, Incheon is home base to Korean Air and is the 24th-busiest airport in the world. It opened in 2001.

 Munich airport

Yearly passengers: 38.7 million

Munich airport

Munich serves as a major hub for Air Berlin, Lufthansa, and Condor and it features airy glass-heavy architecture. A nearby visitor’s park features manifold and a display of historic aircraft.

Located northeast of downtown Munich, MUC is one of the busiest airports in Europe and the second-busiest in Germany, after Frankfurt.

Zurich airport

Yearly passengers: 24.9 million

Zurich airport

Just eight miles from the heart of Zurich, the airport serves as the home for Swiss International Air Lines and as a hub linking Switzerland’s largest city with the rest of the country.

For passengers with an extended layover, Zurich Airport offers bicycle and inline-skate rentals and excursions to the Swiss Museum of Transport Lucerne.

Central japan international airport

Yearly passengers: 9.8 million

Central japan international airport

Built on an artificial island in the middle of Ise Bay near the city of Nagoya, Central Japan International also known as Centrair serves as a focus city for Japan Airlines and ANA.

Centrair holds the distinction as the best regional airport in the world.

It has a 1,000-foot-long sky deck where passengers can watch ships sail into Nagoya Port. There’s also a traditional Japanese bathhouse where you can have a relaxing soak while watching the sunset over the bay.

Top 10 largest airlines in the world

Top 10 largest airports in the world

Below you’ll find interesting aerial photos of the 10 largest airlines  in the world—largest defined by the number international passenger carried and number of countries served

10. China Eastern Airlines

chinaeastern

China Eastern Airlines is owned by China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited. A major Chinese airline, it is headquartered at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport in Changing District in Shanghai, China. It is China’s second largest carrier in terms of passenger numbers, and operates regional, domestic, and international routes. In 2012 alone, it flew more than 73 million international and domestic passengers. In 2011, China Eastern Airlines and its subsidiary Shanghai Airlines became members of Sky Team, a global alliance of 19 top-quality airlines that flies to 1,024 destinations.

9. Emirates

emirates

Emirates retained their stranglehold on the World’s Best Inflight Entertainment awards at the 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards in Paris. Finishing ahead of Qatar Airways in second place and Singapore Airlines in third, EK continues to have the edge over its closest global competitors despite continued hardware and programming improvements by carriers across the industry.

Emirates secured the award for Best First Class Comfort Amenities ahead of local rival Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines. At the top-end of the industry this is a very competitive category – particularly when assessing the quality levels between the top-5 airlines.

8. Singapore Airlines

singapore airlines

The Change based flag carrier finished second in the global survey ranking edging out regional rival (and 2014 winner) Cathay Pacific Airways and ANA All Nippon Airways in the Asia region category. Singapore Airlines also achieved success at the front end of the aircraft with highly sought after World’s Best Business Class leading Qatar Airways and Cathay Pacific in second and third place.

7. Air Canada 

air canada

Air Canada is the largest airline and the flag carrier of Canada. It was founded in 1936 under the name Trans-Canada Airlines, and was renamed Air Canada in 1965. While it was originally a government creation, it has since been privatized. Its corporate headquarters is located in Montreal, Quebec, and its largest hub is at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario. It provides chartered and scheduled air transport for cargo and passengers to 178 destinations worldwide, and is a founding member of Star Alliance, an alliance of 28 airlines that was formed in 1997. Its 354 plane fleet includes the aircraft of its regional service provider, Air Canada Express.

6. Lufthansa 

Lufthansa

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, also known as Lufthansa German Airlines, is the flag carrier of Germany. It is the largest airline in Europe in terms of fleet size and overall passengers carried. It was previously a state-owned enterprise, but was privatized in 1994. Its corporate headquarters is located in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Germany. Lufthansa Aviation Centre, its main operations base, is located at its primary traffic hub at the Frankfurt Airport. It flies to 18 domestic destinations and 197 international destinations in 78 countries worldwide. Its 401 planes include the fleets of Lufthansa Regional and Lufthansa City Line.

5. China Southern Airlines 

China Southern Airlines

China Southern Airlines is owned by China Southern Airlines Company Limited. Its headquarters is located at Baiyun District, Guangzhou Province at the People’s Republic of China, and its main hubs are located at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and the Beijing Capital International Airport. It is Asia’s largest airline in terms of passengers carried and fleet size, and is the fourth largest airline in the world by domestic passenger traffic. It is considered one of China’s Big Three airlines, together with China Eastern Airlines and Air China. It flies to 193 destinations and is a member of SkyTeam. It carried 86.5 million international and domestic passengers in 2012.

4. South west Airlines

Southwest Airlines

Located in Dallas, Texas, Southwest Airlines is the world’s largest low-cost carrier, and carries the greatest number of domestic passengers of any U.S. airline. It flies to 86 destinations in 42 states and Puerto Rico. It operates more than 3,400 flights daily, and only flies Boeing 737s. It is the largest 737 operator worldwide, with more than 550 in service, each flying an average of six trips daily. Its fleet of 683 includes the AirTran Airways’ planes, an airline it acquired in 2011. The integration of the two carriers is expected to be completed in 2014.

3. American Airlines 

American Airlines

American Airlines is another major airline in the United States. Owned by AMR Corporation and run out of Fort Worth, Texas, its largest hub is located at the Dallas/Fort worth International Airport, where it accounts for 85% of traffic and 83% of landing fees. It flies to numerous domestic and international destinations throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, South America, the Caribbean, and North America. Early in 2013, it announced plans to merge with US Airways, with American Airlines being the surviving name and branding. If the merger pushes through, it will create the largest airline in the world. However, the planned merger faces a civil lawsuit over anti-trust issues. The airlines, for their part, have vowed to continue the merger. Its fleet of 873 includes American eagle, which operates most of its regional carrier flights.

2. United Airlines 

United Airlines

United Airlines, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings. Previously owned by The Boeing Company, one of the world’s largest aircraft makers, its headquarters is located at the Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois. It operates in 10 airline hubs in Japan, Guam, and the continental United States. With its acquisition of Continental Airlines, it now enjoys more revenue passenger miles than any other airline in the world. Its fleet of 1,264 includes the planes of its flight connection service brand name, United Express.

1. Delta Air Lines 

Delta Air Lines

It is the oldest airline operating in the US. Its headquarters is located in Atlanta in Georgia, and its hub and technical operations centre, Delta Tec hops, are located at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the busiest airport in the world in terms of landings, take-offs, and passenger traffic. It flies to numerous domestic and international destinations, serving all continents except for Antarctica. It operates more than 5,000 flights daily, and is one of the founding members of the Sky Team alliance. Its fleet of 1,280 planes includes the fleet of its regional service provider, Delta Connection.