SAN FRANCISCO – Less than a week before a Federal Communications Commission auction of radio frequency spectrum for 5G, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai clearly expressed impatience with the weather community’s ongoing concerns about interference and requests to modify the U.S. government’s position. In a March 8 letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and NASA Administrator
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FILE PHOTO: The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule approaches the International Space Station March 3, 2019. NASA/Handout via REUTERS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) – An unmanned capsule from Elon Musk’s SpaceX splashed down into the Atlantic Ocean on Friday morning after a short-term stay on the International Space Station, capping the first orbital test mission in
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DeepMind’s new office.DeepMind DeepMind is moving out of Google’s U.K. headquarters and into a large new London office. The artificial intelligence lab, which was acquired by Google in 2014 for around £400 million, will move into a new building in King’s Cross at some point in 2020. It will include a double helix staircase, a lecture theatre,
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WASHINGTON — Hong Kong-based fleet operator AsiaSat reported a third year of increased revenue, but warned that the C-band spectrum it uses for television broadcasts is now under threat in several of its markets. AsiaSat tallied 1.44 billion Hong Kong dollars ($183.7 million at current exchange rates) in revenue, up 6.5 percent over 2017, which
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FILE PHOTO: The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule approaches the International Space Station March 3, 2019. NASA/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) – An unmanned capsule from Elon Musk’s SpaceX returned to earth on Friday morning after a short-term stay on the International Space Station, ending the first orbital test mission in NASA’s quest to resume human space
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WASHINGTON — SpaceX’s Crew Dragon departed from the International Space Station early March 8, heading to a splashdown that will mark the end of a successful test flight for the commercial crew program. The Crew Dragon spacecraft, flying a mission designated Demo-1, undocked from the station’s Harmony module at 2:32 a.m. Eastern. It quickly moved
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NASA has captured unprecedented photos of the interaction of shockwaves from two supersonic aircraft, part of its research into developing planes that can fly faster than sound without thunderous “sonic booms”. When an aircraft crosses that threshold – around 1,225 kilometres (760 miles) per hour at sea level – it produces waves from the pressure
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Some icebergs look white. Others look blue. But perhaps the most precious of all appear emerald green. Ever since the 1900s, sailors and explorers have occasionally seen these strange green icebergs, or jade bergs, floating around in the grey Antarctic landscape. Their curious colour has been puzzling scientists for decades; now, we might finally have
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Adam Savage and a team of the best and brightest put duct tape to the ultimate test and investigate if the miracle material can be used as a viable parachute. Stream Full Episodes of MythBusters Jr.: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/mythbusters-jr/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Twitter: Tweets by ScienceChannel Follow
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VICTORIA, British Columbia – The Canadian government unveiled Wednesday its long awaited national space strategy, focusing on artificial intelligence, deep-space robotic systems, Earth-observation capabilities and searching for new ventures with the European Space Agency. The Canadian government will also try to cut the regulatory red tape the space industry has complained has hindered projects from
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We’ve been looking for decades for dark matter, yet the mysterious stuff remains undetectable to our instruments. Now, astrophysicists have explored an intriguing possibility: what if it’s not dark matter that’s affecting galactic rotation after all. What if it’s the mass of light instead? In a 1980 paper, the American astronomer Vera Rubin pretty conclusively
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Éliane Ubalijoro has an incredible story. As a Rwandan college student, she was studying in Canada at the outbreak of the Rwandan genocide. She returned to Rwanda during the conflict to pursue agricultural research, but ultimately decided that the country was too unsafe to make progress in her career. She was also stymied as a
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WASHINGTON — Exos Aerospace flew its SARGE reusable sounding rocket for the second time March 2, but winds kept the rocket from achieving its planned altitude. The Texas-based company launched the Suborbital Autonomous Rocket with Guidance, or SARGE, rocket from Spaceport America in New Mexico at about 12:45 p.m. Eastern time March 2. The launch
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WASHINGTON — Rocket Lab’s first launch of the year, which was scheduled for late February, has been pushed back to the second half of March because of the delayed arrival of its payload, an experimental military satellite. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said March 5 that its Radiofrequency Risk Reduction Deployment Demonstration, or R3D2,
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50 years ago, we tested the capabilities of our Moon landing spacecraft in Earth’s orbit. Commander James McDivitt, Command Module Pilot David Scott and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart performed systems checks and gathered data. The Lunar Module and the Command Module separated by nearly 100 miles and an engine burn check brought them back
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LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Russia, a leading producer of natural resources, plans to join Luxembourg in mining for minerals in outer space, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said on Wednesday. Space mining has been the realm of science fiction, but a handful of firms and governments are pursuing the idea of making it a reality.
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To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES The C-Band Alliance’s head of advocacy and government relations Preston Padden left the organization Tuesday after less than six months in the position. Padden cited difficulty balancing work in D.C. when his family and residence are located in
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