“China is set to build the world's largest airport, twice the size of Norfolk Island.
When the massive 54 square kilometre Beijing Daxing (Beijing South) International airport opens in 2017 it will have nine runways operating simultaneously, handling a staggering 370,000 passengers a day -- or an annual maximum of as many as 200 million people per year.
In comparison, London Heathrow, currently the world's busiest international airport, handles 68 million passengers annually.
Daxing will be slightly larger than the massive Dubai World Central International Airport (Al Maktoum) Airport, which will open to passengers later this year.
Along with servicing Beijing, Daxing airport will cater to nearby cities Tianjin and parts of Hebei.
The rural area of Daxing is an hour's drive from Beijing city centre, but the government is already looking at extending the metro rail system or building a high speed rail line.
Also, as Australian Business Traveller previously reported, according to China's official English language newspaper China Daily, flights will be split between the current Beijing Capital and new Beijing South airports according to airline alliance.
Star Alliance is firmly entrenched at member airline Air China's base at Beijing Capital's enormous Terminal 3, so it's likely that oneworld airlines (such as Qantas and Cathay Pacific) plus potentially SkyTeam airlines (including China Southern and China Eastern) will be shifted to Beijing Daxing.”
"Обломки российской межпланетной космической станции "Фобос-Грунт" упали в Тихий океан, заявил представитель министерства обороны России.
Он сослался на данные Главного центра разведки космической обстановки войск ВКО (воздушно-космической обороны). Согласно расчетам специалистов центра, "падение фрагментов аппарата "Фобос-Грунт" должно было произойти в 21:45 мск [17.45 GMT] в акватории Тихого океана".- http://www.bbc.co.uk/russian/science/2012/01/120113_fobos_grunt_down.shtml
Boeing 747LCF Dreamlifter - Specifications
Wingspan: 64.44 m (211ft 5in). Length: 70.67 m (231ft 10in). Height: 21.54 m (70 ft 8 in).
Empty weight: 180,530 kg (398,000 lb). Max. take-off weight: 364,235 kg (803,000 lb).
Operating speed: Mach 0.82 (878 km/h - 474 kt). Range: 7,590 km (4,100 nm). Engines: 4x P&W PW4056 (254 kN - 57,100 lb). Boeing 747LCF >> Boeing 747 >> Boeing
Wing span 73.30m (240ft 6in), length 69.10m (226ft 9in), height 20.78m (68ft 2in). Wing area 628.0m2 (6760sq ft).
An-124 - Max cruising speed 865km/h (468kt), typical cruising speeds between 800 and 850km/h (430 to 460kt). Range with max payload 4500km (2430nm), range with full fuel load 16,500km (8900nm). AN- 124
max speed at altitude 850 KPH 530 MPH / 460 KT
cruising altitude 10,000 meters 33,000 feet
range, max payload 4,500 kilometers 2,795 MI / 2,430 NMI
range, max fuel 15,400 kilometers 9,570 MI / 8,310 NMI
Ilyushin - Il-96-300
Fuselage width: 6.08 m Fuselage height: 8.28 m Fuselage length: 51.97 m Cabin length: 43.95 m Cabin width: 5.7 m Cabin height: 2.6 m Cabin volume: 350 m 3 Hold volume: 116 m3 Il-96-300
Specifications C-5 Galaxy
C-5M Super Galaxy
Length. 247.8 ft / 75.53 m
Height. 65.1 ft / 19.84 m
Wingspan . 222.8 ft / 67.91 m
Normal cruise speed. Mach 0.77
Fuel capacity. 332,550 lb / 48,897 kg
Operating weight. 840,000 lb / 381,0118 kg
C-5M engine thrust. 50,580 lbs of thrust
Max payload. 285,000 lbs / 129,274 kg C-5M Super Galaxy