Month: June 2019

The Combined Forces Space Component Command at Vandenberg will be responsible to support military commanders with space services. The Joint Task Force Space Defense at Shriever will focus on protecting satellites. VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — U.S. Space Command will be officially established in the coming weeks. While the location of the command’s headquarters
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A NASA Mars Curiosity rover team member gives an update on developments and status of the planetary exploration mission. The Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft delivered Curiosity to its target area on Mars at 1:31:45 a.m. EDT on Aug. 6, 2012 which includes the 13.8 minutes needed for confirmation of the touchdown to be radioed to
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For the first time, scientists have clearly linked together two types of gamma-ray phenomena in thunderclouds, suggesting that weak bursts of gamma-ray activity might precede lightning flashes in certain conditions. The two phenomena in question are weak emissions called gamma-ray glows, which last about a minute, and much shorter and more intense terrestrial gamma-ray flashes
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Don’t do this if you have papayas imported from Mexico right now. (Photo: Getty Images) Getty If you like papayas, this news may make you go papay-no. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have just announced a Salmonella Uganda outbreak linked to papayas. But it’s not papayas from Uganda that should make you worry. It’s ”whole, fresh
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The rocket was named “Make It Rain”. Rocket Lab Rocket Lab has successfully launched a rideshare mission for the private aerospace company Spaceflight, as they look to continue racking up their launch cadence in 2019. The U.S.-based company’s two-stage electron rocket lifted off from their Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand at 12.30
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WASHINGTON — A Rocket Lab Electron rocket launched an Earth imaging satellite and several smaller satellites on a mission for rideshare services company Spaceflight June 29. The Electron lifted off from Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula at 12:30 a.m. Eastern, with the rocket’s upper stage deploying the satellites into low
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VICTORIA, British Columbia – The Canadian government will launch a new satellite in 2022 to demonstrate the use of quantum technology for protecting commercial and national communication networks. Honeywell has received a 30 million Canadian dollar ($23 million) contract from the Canadian Space Agency for the design and implementation phases of agency’s Quantum EncrYption and
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We’re told older adults are embracing technology more than ever. And there’s no doubt that inventors in the digital space are scrambling to find ways to market their platforms and tools to them. (Think high tech wearables that monitor everything from blood pressure to daily steps taken, screen magnification, talk-to-text and even assistive domotics and
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JAKARTA, Indonesia — The first commercial mission for SpaceX’s Starship and Super Heavy launch system will likely take place in 2021, a company executive said June 26.  Jonathan Hofeller, SpaceX’s vice president of commercial sales, said the company is in talks with prospective customers for the first commercial launch of that system roughly two years
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This April, renewables were put to the test like never before. For the first time in United States history, clean energy sources shouldered more of the nation’s electricity needs than coal. A monthly report from the Energy Information Administration shows that renewables such as wind, solar, and hydroelectric dams provided 23 percent of the month’s
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A small, strikingly beautiful damselfish that is new to science was identified on a coral reef on Madagascar’s northeastern coast Corazon’s Damsel, Pomacentrus vatosoa, a new species of damselfish discovered off northeastern Madagascar.(Credit: Y.K. Tea, doi:10.1643/CI-19-221) Y.K. Tea, doi:10.1643/CI-19-221 In 2018, Christmas arrived early for reef enthusiasts and marine fish keepers when it was announced
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Long before the smart phone or Sudoku or even the “Bathroom Reader,” Americans spent hours here, there and just about everywhere with crossword puzzles. It’s been said doing them keeps the brain sharp, and might even prevent Alzheimer’s. And though most scientists disagree about whether the puzzles really do offset the effects of aging, no
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