WASHINGTON — Intelsat, SES and Telesat on Oct. 28 acquiesced to demands for more spectrum, saying their group, the C-Band Alliance, would offer 300 megahertz of satellite spectrum to cellular operators for 5G services instead of 200 megahertz as previously planned.  The increase — to 280 usable megahertz plus a 20 megahertz guard band — follows
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The first test of the DESI instrument imaged the Triangulum Galaxy (M33) and measured its spectrum … [+] over many wavelengths. (Credit: DESI Collaboration; Legacy Surveys; NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA) Like many of us of a certain age, the universe is getting bigger. That’s not so surprising – scientists have known this since 1927, when Belgian priest Georges Lemaître
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Russian scientists tracking migrating eagles were forced to start a crowdfunding campaign after their birds wandered into Iran and foreign text messages from their tracking devices depleted the project’s budget. Scientists rang the alarm earlier this month when several endangered steppe eagles transmitting coordinates via Russian mobile numbers wandered into the roaming zone after spending
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Wikimedia Many have argued that entrepreneurship is a young man’s game. Look no further than the storied entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley. Mark Zuckerberg. Evan Spiegel. Elon Musk. Larry Page. Sergey Brin. Steve Jobs. All of these individuals achieved success before turning 30. But is it really the case that young people are more likely to
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WASHINGTON — A heat flow instrument on NASA’s InSight Mars lander suffered a setback Oct. 26 in its efforts to penetrate into the Martian surface. Images returned late Oct. 26 by the lander showed that the probe, or mole, emerging from a hole onto the surface. The most recent images show most of the mole
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin The lensed system shown here, discovered by the Dark Energy Survey and named DES J0408-5354, was… [+] originally thought to be one foreground source that quadruply-lensed a background object, creating four separate images. However, Hubble data and modern modeling and analysis changed the story, yielding two
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The Air Force is using SpaceX’s fledgeling satellite network to test encrypted internet services for a number of military planes, the space company’s president said on Tuesday, detailing results for the first customer of Elon Musk’s planned constellation of thousands of broadband-beaming satellites. “We are delivering high bandwidth into the cockpit of Air Force planes,”
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Almost half of all people in Somalia don’t have enough food, according to Save the Children. The factors are complex, but a core one is the persistence of drought, combined with erratic weather like the recent floods in the Hiraan region. So climate change is making life more precarious in Somalia, which is already dealing
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WASHINGTON — A reusable suborbital sounding rocket launched by Exos Aerospace malfunctioned shortly after liftoff Oct. 26, causing the vehicle to crash back to Earth minutes later. The Suborbital Autonomous Rocket with GuidancE, or SARGE, sounding rocket lifted off from Spaceport America in New Mexico at approximately 1:40 p.m. Eastern. The rocket cleared its launch
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Indian space agency has released fresh set of pictures of impact craters on moon surface taken by its Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday, while releasing a picture on its Twitter handle, said the images were taken by the Dual Frequency-Synthetic Aperture Radar (DF-SAR) on its Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter. According to ISRO,
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A new study using data from NASA’s NuSTAR space telescope suggests that the most luminous and massive stellar system within 10,000 light-years, Eta Carinae, is accelerating particles to high energies — some of which may reach Earth as cosmic rays. //go.nasa.gov/2tPxKpA Cosmic rays with energies greater than 1 billion electron volts (eV) come to us
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Founder, Chairman, CEO and President of Amazon Jeff Bezos unveils his space company Blue Origin’s space exploration lunar lander rocket called Blue Moon during an unveiling event in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. billionaire Jeff Bezos said on Tuesday his space company Blue Origin has signed agreements with
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WASHINGTON — On the heels of the first flight of an Emirati in space, the United Arab Emirates’ space agency expects to soon expand its small corps of astronauts in anticipation of future missions in the next several years. In a panel discussion at the 70th International Astronautical Congress here Oct. 25, Salem Al Marri,
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A team of researchers has identified a single gene associated with migration in songbirds by combining whole genome sequencing with migration tracking technology for the first time ever A team of researchers has identified a gene associated with migration in golden-winged (left) and … [+] blue-winged (right) warblers using whole genome sequencing and migration tracking
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Interxion managing director Fabrice Coquio is seen at the construction site of Interxion MRS3 data center installed in an old German submarine base built during the Second World War in Marseille, France, October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier PARIS (Reuters) – The thick concrete walls of a long-abandoned World War Two German submarine base in Marseille,
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WASHINGTON — A partnership between small launch vehicle company Firefly Aerospace and propulsion developer Aerojet Rocketdyne, highlighted by Firefly’s potential use of Aerojet’s AR1 engine, also has more immediate benefits for the companies. Firefly and Aerojet announced a partnership Oct. 18 headlined by Firefly’s consideration of the AR1, an engine Aerojet originally developed for potential
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Air Force is using SpaceX’s fledgling satellite network to test encrypted internet services for a number of military planes, the space company’s president said on Tuesday, detailing results for the first customer of Elon Musk’s planned constellation of thousands of broadband-beaming satellites. “We are delivering high bandwidth into the cockpit of
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WASHINGTON — Virgin Orbit, while preparing for the first flight of its LauncherOne smallsat rocket, is in the process of choosing an engine for a three-stage variant that would be capable of sending payloads to other planets.  John Fuller, Virgin Orbit advanced concepts director, said the company is deciding between three “highly energetic third stage”
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WASHINGTON – NSLComm, an Israeli startup that launched its first cubesat in July, is building two more cubesats with funding from customers including a major multinational corporation. “We have a working satellite in orbit with more than 90 percent success of the mission goals,” Raz Itzhaki, NSLComm CEO and co-founder, told SpaceNews. “The satellite is
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A multicolor image of interstellar clouds in the nearby Orion star-forming region. Credit: NASA The earliest details of how our solar system formed from the collapse of a protostellar cloud and into a planet-bearing disk remain as enigmatic as ever. But models of these early protosolar days are helping planetary scientists better understand these early processes.
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Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka (on screen) gestures in the International Space Station as he … [+] poses with a 3D bioprinter as part an experiment involving US, Russian and Israeli companies that was carried out in September. AFP via Getty Images Watching the new movie Ad Astra, Latin for “to the stars,” was a mostly inspiring
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