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Rocket Lab launches Boston University’s magnetosphere experiment

Rocket Lab launches Boston University’s magnetosphere experiment

Science
June 13 (UPI) -- A rocket launched five small satellites into orbit from New Zealand early Saturday morning, including a Boston University experiment to measure solar winds and the Earth's magnetosphere. California-based Rocket Labs, which owns the New Zealand launch site on the Mahia Peninsula, lofted the satellites aboard a company Electron rocket at 1:12 a.m. EDT. The launch was delayed slightly by a cumulus cloud above the pad. Advertisement The launch had been postponed twice -- once in May because of travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic and again Thursday due to high winds. Boston University's experiment, the ANDESITE CubeSat, consists of one satellite the size of a toaster oven that is carrying eight tiny satellites inside. They will be released to form a network that ...
Boston Red Sox expected to hire Ron Roenicke as next manager

Boston Red Sox expected to hire Ron Roenicke as next manager

Sports
Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox are planning to promote bench coach Ron Roenicke to be their new manager for the upcoming season. League sources told the Boston Globe and USA Today Sports on Friday that Boston is expected to name Roenicke as manager once Major League Baseball completes its investigation into whether the Red Sox were illegally stealing signs during the 2018 campaign. Roenicke served as the team's bench coach for manager Alex Cora during that season. The Red Sox released a statement Friday, saying the "managerial search is not yet completed." "We will comment at the completion of the search," the team said in its statement. Boston parted ways with Cora on Jan. 14 after MLB's investigation into the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal during the 2017 season and parts o...
Watch: New York Yankees sweep Boston Red Sox in inaugural London Series

Watch: New York Yankees sweep Boston Red Sox in inaugural London Series

Sports
June 30 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees used a nine-run seventh inning to beat the Boston Red Sox 12-8 on Sunday and sweep the inaugural London Series. Trailing 4-2 at London Stadium, New York sent 14 men to the plate in their highest-scoring inning of the season. First baseman DJ LeMahieu extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a leadoff double and scored on center fielder Aaron Hicks' double. All-Star catcher Gary Sanchez singled right fielder Aaron Judge and Hicks home. Third baseman Gio Urshela added a two-run single and LeMahieu, who will start next month's All-Star Game at second base, brought two runners home with another double. Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius' eighth-inning home run gave the Yankees a Major League-record 31 straight games with a home run. Boston wasted a 4-0...
St. Louis Blues fend off Boston Bruins in Game 5, grab 3-2 series lead

St. Louis Blues fend off Boston Bruins in Game 5, grab 3-2 series lead

Sports
June 6 (UPI) -- The St. Louis Blues are one win away from the franchise's first NHL championship after a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday night. Blues goalie Jordan Binnington had a superb performance in net, stopping 38 of the 39 shots he faced. St. Louis has secured back-to-back wins since suffering a 7-2 blowout loss at home in Game 3. "[Binnington] was excellent all game and did a great job in the first period," Blues head coach Craig Berube told reporters. "We were tested in the first, for sure, and Binners stood tall. Big reason we won the game. ... Our goalie was good and our team was gutsy." Blues forward Ryan O'Reilly notched the first goal of the night in the opening minute of the second period. Zach Sanford tossed a no-look, bet...
Boston Ship Repair tapped for USNS Leroy Grumman regular overhaul

Boston Ship Repair tapped for USNS Leroy Grumman regular overhaul

Business
Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Boston Ship Repair has been awarded a $ 10.96 million contract for the regular overhaul dry docking of the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman. The contract, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, funds a 60-calendar day regular overhaul of the vessel that will start on March 4, 2019 and is expected to be finished by May 2, 2019. Work on the contract will be done in Boston. The overhaul will include an overhaul of the ship's diesel generator, main engine service, and underwater hull and freeboard preservation, as well as other general services, the Pentagon said. The Grumman is a Henry J. Kaiser-class oiler used for fleet replenishment, allowing U.S. Navy vessels to remain at sea for longer periods of time. The contract includes options that, if exerci...