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FILE PHOTO: A flag with a company logo is seen during satellite launch company Arianespace annual news conference in Paris, France, January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt will launch its first communication satellite into orbit on Friday, a move it says will improve its communications infrastructure and internet services and attract
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BREMEN, Germany – Development of spaceplanes for suborbital tourism, satellite launches and point-to-point terrestrial transportation are benefiting from advanced technology, panelists said at the Space Tech Expo Europe here. “It was completely different 30 years ago,” said Koichi Yonemoto, co-founder and chief technical officer of Space Walker, a Japanese startup developing a suborbital spaceplane to
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The evolution of cooperative behavior does not necessarily require that animals develop a sense of fairness A pair of blue-throated macaws (Ara glaucogularis) at Chester Zoo, England. These birds, like most … [+] parrot species, form strong life-long monogamous pair bonds. (Credit: David Friel / CC BY 2.0) David Friel via a Creative Commons license
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HOUSTON — The Indian government has offered new details about what happened during its first attempt to land on the moon in September. In a written response to questions Nov. 20 to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of India’s Parliament, Jitendra Singh, minister of state for the Department of Space, said that the Vikram
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HOUSTON — The first prototype of SpaceX’s next-generation launch system was damaged Nov. 20 during a tanking test, a setback the company claimed would not serious affect their development plans. Video from several observers in the vicinity of SpaceX’s test site in Boca Chica, Texas, near Brownsville, showed a white plume erupt from the top
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Oil and gas majors involved in offshore exploration and production projects often talk of the savings complete subsea factories, capable of powering hydrocarbon production from the seabed, could bring in terms of their capital and operational exposure. Instead, diesel and gas generators often power offshore operations, in most cases, taking up valuable space on the
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BREMEN, Germany — As United Launch Alliance prepares for the maiden flight of its Vulcan Centaur rocket, the company no longer has a clear timeline for a major second-stage upgrade.  ULA is preparing to launch Vulcan Centaur in 2021. The rocket features a new first stage powered by BE-4 engines from Blue Origin and an
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On November 18, 2019, approximately 19 Starlink satellites passed over Cerro Tololo Inter-American… [+] Observatory, disrupting astronomical observations and hindering the science being undertaken in a real, measurable way. CLARAE MARTÍNEZ-VÁZQUEZ / CTIO In any field of business or industry, the prevailing rule has always been that if there isn’t a law against it, you
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HOUSTON — Commercial spaceports say they need to become more proactive in dealing with public opposition to proposed launch sites through a combination of education and community involvement. In October, a private landowner in Hawaii, W.H. Shipman Ltd., announced it was pulling out of a planned launch site on property it owns near the city
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Few aspects of life escape the touch of high tech in cutting-edge Japan, including an official song written to welcome Pope Francis when he visits Japan from Saturday. Written by Jun Inoue, the song, “Protect all Life – The Signs of the Times”, is based on the theme of the pope’s Japan
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XILINGOL, CHINA – DECEMBER 14: Gemini meteor shower, Ming’antu Observatory, … [+] Xilingol, Inner Mongolia, China, December 14, 2018.PHOTOGRAPH BY Costfoto / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Costfoto / Barcroft Media via Getty Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Barcroft Media via Getty Images A brief and potentially spectacular meteor storm may see
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BREMEN, Germany – A European Earth observation cubesat scheduled to launch in 2020 will demonstrate an important space application for artificial intelligence. One of the two six-unit cubesats that comprises the FSSCat mission will rely on artificial intelligence to determine which images to send from the satellite to ground stations. “For instance if you have
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Indian “gaganauts” selected for the country’s first manned space mission – Gaganyaan – in 2022 will start their training sessions at Russia’s Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center next year, a senior Russian space official said on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that Russia will train the Indian astronauts for India’s ambitious Gaganyaan manned space mission.
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The report titled ”Iran Military Power” is part of a Defense Intelligence Agency effort to inform government leaders and the public on major foreign military challenges. WASHINGTON — The Defense Intelligence Agency released a new unclassified report that highlights Iran’s space program as a means to advance that nation’s civilian and military technologies. The report
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Rendered Cas9 CRISPR Therapeutics Results from clinical trials released Tuesday indicate that two patients, one with beta thalassemia and one with sickle cell disease, have potentially been cured of their diseases. The two trials, which involved using Crispr to edit the genes of the patients in question, were jointly conducted by Vertex Pharmaceuticals and CRISPR
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BREMEN, Germany — FCC Chairman Ajit Pai informed Congress Nov. 18 that the agency will run a public auction of C-band spectrum instead of allowing a consortium of satellite operators to sell it directly to 5G wireless operators.  Satellite operators Intelsat, SES and Telesat, acting as the C-Band Alliance, have been lobbying the Federal Communications
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Intel has disclosed an early overview of plans for the upcoming Aurora supercomputer, which it is building in conjunction with Cray for the Argonne National Laboratory, run by the United Sates Department of Energy. It is due to be delivered in 2021. The key components of the Aurora supercomputer will be ‘Ponte Vecchio’ GPUs based on Intel’s Xe
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FILE PHOTO: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Israeli-owned Amos-17 commercial communications satellite, lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Joe Skipper JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s Space Communications said on Monday its Amos-17 communication satellite, which was launched into space in August, has completed
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WASHINGTON — Satellite operators Intelsat, SES and Telesat on Nov. 15 detailed how they would calculate the proceeds they have pledged to contribute to the U.S. treasury if the Federal Communications Commission accepts their proposal to privately auction C-band spectrum sought by 5G network operators.  The satellite operators, acting collectively as the C-Band Alliance, would
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Computer graphic handout image shows Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Hayabusa 2 probe arriving at an asteroid in the image released by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, created March 18, 2019 and obtained by Reuters on November 18, 2019. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)/Handout via Reuters TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese space probe is heading home from
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Maj. Gen. Stephen Whiting said the transfer of space traffic management responsibilities can’t happen until Commerce gets the necessary resources. WASHINGTON — Military space operators at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, are working with the Department of Commerce to help ease the transfer of space traffic management responsibilities, Maj. Gen. Stephen Whiting said Nov. 15.
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An old male sportsperson with smartwatch bending forward, hands resting on knees. Getty It may be possible to out-run death, at least for a little while, according to a recent study. An international team of researchers analyzed data from 14 previous studies involving a total of 232,149 people who had their health tracked by scientists
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WASHINGTON — SpaceX successfully tested Nov. 13 the thrusters used as part of the abort system for its Crew Dragon spacecraft, nearly seven months after a similar test resulted in the loss of another spacecraft. The test of the Crew Dragon’s SuperDraco thrusters took place shortly after 3 p.m. Eastern at Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX,
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The High Definition Earth-Viewing (HDEV) experiment on the International Space Station has experienced a loss of data, and ground computers are no longer receiving communications from the payload. A team of engineers are reviewing the available health and status information from HDEV to identify what may have occurred. Additional updates will be published as they
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After an unsuccessful bid two months ago, India may attempt another soft landing on the Moon by next year-end, probably in November, sources in ISRO said on Thursday. The Indian Space Research Organisation had constituted a high-level committee, headed by S Somanath, Director ofThiruvananthapuram-based Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, the lead centre responsible for all launch
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Researchers from MD Anderson in Texas have uncovered new clues as to why immunotherapy may fail in … [+] many men with prostate cancer. Getty Immunotherapy drugs called immune checkpoint inhibitors have revolutionized therapy for several types of cancer. However, so far these drugs have been mostly ineffective for one of the most common types,
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