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In a first, NASA has demonstrated the first coordinated manoeuvre between two tissue box-sized water-powered spacecraft in the low Earth orbit. The twin spacecraft were orbiting Earth about 9 km from one another, Universe Today reported on Friday. The two spacecraft established a radio frequency communication cross-link to “talk” with each other. One spacecraft issued
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NASA’s latest robotic mission to the Red Planet, the Mars 2020 rover which has an armada of imaging capabilities from wide-angle landscape cameras to narrow-angle high-resolution zoom lens cameras, underwent an “eye” examination after several cameras were installed on it, the US space agency said. “We completed the machine-vision calibration of the forward-facing cameras on
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese startup LinkSpace on Saturday completed its third test of a reusable rocket in five months, stepping up the pace in China’s race to develop a technology key to cheap space launches in an expected global boom in satellite deployment. FILE PHOTO: Linkspace’s engineers pack the reusable rocket RLV-T5, also known as
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Intel and Lenovo on Monday announced a multi-year collaboration to accelerate convergence of high-performance computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to solve world’s most challenging problems. Lenovo, the leading global system provider of “TOP500” supercomputers, would optimise Intel’s full portfolio of HPC and AI hardware and software solutions to serve as the foundation for its
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., August 8, 2019. Aboard is the fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite, designed to provide the U.S. military with highly-secure communications. REUTERS/Joe Skipper (Reuters) – United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Boeing
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In good news for people who have blood pressure (BP) problems, monitoring BP might one day become as easy as taking a video selfie. Researchers have tested a technology called transdermal optical imaging that measures blood pressure by detecting blood flow changes in smartphone-captured facial videos. “This study shows that facial video can contain some
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There might be life on the Moon after all: thousands of virtually indestructible creatures that can withstand extreme radiation, sizzling heat, the coldest temperatures of the universe, and decades without food. These terrifying-sounding beings aren’t aliens but instead microscopic Earthlings known as tardigrades, who likely made it out alive following a crash landing on the
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(Reuters) – Small-satellite launch firm Rocket Lab announced on Tuesday a plan to recover the core booster of its Electron rocket using a helicopter, a bold cost-saving concept that, if successful, would make it the second company after Elon Musk’s SpaceX to reuse an orbital-class rocket booster. “Electron is going reusable,” Rocket Lab chief executive
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The Indian space agency on Tuesday successfully raised Chandrayaan-2’s orbit for fifth time at 3:04pm. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the orbit of Chandrayaan-2 was raised to an orbit of 276×142,975km by firing the spacecraft’s onboard motors for 1,041 seconds. All spacecraft parameters were normal. The next manoeuvre is Trans Lunar Insertion (TLI),
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The fourth orbit raising activity for India’s moon spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 was performed successfully at 3:27pm on Friday, the ISRO said. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said the orbit of the Chandrayaan-2 was raised to 277 x 89,472 km by firing the onboard motors for 646 seconds. All spacecraft parameters are normal, it said. The fifth
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Elon Musk’s SpaceX is expanding its facilities in Florida to make room for the space company’s forthcoming super heavy-lift launch vehicle dubbed Starship, according to a draft of the plans seen by Reuters on Friday. Starship, a 384-foot (117-meter) reusable two-stage rocket taller than the Statue of Liberty, is a central piece of Musk’s interplanetary
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FILE PHOTO: The Milky Way is seen during the Perseid shower above the Los Padres National Forest in Frazier Park, California, August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Astronomers have created the most precise map to date of the Milky Way by tracking thousands of big pulsating stars spread throughout the galaxy, demonstrating
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