Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA) machining program students and instructors who worked on the International Space Station stowage project as part of NASA’s HUNCH program pose for a photo at the school on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.  A stowage compartment, machining form and sample compartment covers are displayed on the table. (W.C. Mann for The
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SAN JOSE — In the San Jose State University Student Union, scientists, students and reporters gather around two large projector screens to watch a satellite launch into space. Right before 8:45 a.m. Thursday, the room goes completely silent as a voice counts down over the speakers. “Five, four, three, two, one. Deploy command sent.” And
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It’s time to rethink manufacturability and seriously consider “pop-up” manufacturing, an on-site manufacturing center brought to customer hubs. Satellite constellations are the new standard of the space economy. Iridium Communications paved the way for others to launch their own constellation programs like SpaceX and OneWeb. The FCC has issued more than 19,000 licenses for satellites communications
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Apollo 17 astronauts drove a moon buggy across the lunar surface in 1972, measuring gravity with a special instrument. There are no astronauts on Mars, but a group of clever researchers realized they have just the tools for similar experiments with the Martian buggy they’re operating. In a new paper in Science, the researchers detail
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The Expedition 58 crew gathers inside the Zvezda service module for a portrait. From left are, NASA astronaut Anne McClain, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques. The Expedition 58 crew set up a variety of combustion research hardware today to look at what happens to high temperatures, fuels and flames
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For the U.S. government, self-insuring isn’t always the best policy This article originally appeared in the Jan. 21, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. The commercial space industry would look very different today without insurance. Given the historic failure rate of rockets and the technical complexities of satellite operations, very few private investors, financial institutions or
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A view from the Very Large Telescope array in Chile shows four auxiliary telescopes under the Large and Small Magellanic clouds and the Milky Way. Credit: Miguel Claro Miguel Claro is a professional photographer, author and science communicator based in Lisbon, Portugal, who creates spectacular images of the night sky. As a European Southern Observatory
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From the International Space Station’s orbit about 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth, crewmembers enjoy unique — and stunning — views of our home planet, as new footage from the station shows once again. The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, shared the footage on Twitter yesterday (Jan. 30). The time-lapse view from the orbiting laboratory showcases the bright
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Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Adverts SIC Portal Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Shetland News @shetnews 31 January 2019 11:49 0 Copied! SHETLAND Space Centre has taken another “giant leap” towards becoming a reality, having brought on board a major
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Artificial intelligence can play chess, drive a car and diagnose medical issues. Examples include Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo, Tesla’s self-driving vehicles, and IBM’s Watson. This type of artificial intelligence is referred to as Artificial Narrow Intelligence (ANI) – non-human systems that can perform a specific task. We encounter this type on a daily basis, and its
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Description This life-size copy of the world-famous Rosetta spacecraft is living out its retirement at ESA’s European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany. Engineering models are an important part of spacecraft operations – acting as faithful and realistic testbeds for all sorts of trials and tricks too risky to attempt, first-go, on the original. Models
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In this report titled Global Specialized Brass Wires Industry Market Research Report by QY Market Insights, the latest data has been delivered that covers a description of main elements including micro and macro market trend, pricing structure, drivers, innovations, and overall overview of the market in the forecast period (2018-2025). The report demonstrates current tendencies
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Since its discovery in 1938, the drug LSD — that’s lysergic acid diethylamide — has puzzled researchers. They knew the drug had a profound effect on people, causing hallucinations and an altered state of consciousness, but they couldn’t figure out why. Now that could be changing. A research team from the University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich thinks it’s figured out
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New Yorkers looking out the window this afternoon were met with a windy wall of snow. That was a “snow squall” – a sudden onset of heavy snowfall accompanied by wind gusts. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a snow-squall warning for residents of parts of New York and New England, advising them to limit travel and stay
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Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which vanished after taking off from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in 2014, may be somewhere in the Indian Ocean. As the March 8 anniversary of the flight’s disappearance looms, new theories are gaining traction about what happened to MH370’s 239 passengers and crew. A newly proposed MH370 theory suggests the plane
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists using sophisticated techniques to determine the age of bone fragments, teeth and artifacts unearthed in a Siberian cave have provided new insight into a mysterious extinct human species that may have been more advanced than previously known. The entrance to Denisova Cave, which contains evidence of previous habitation by extinct human
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Join us for the 22nd Annual Commercial Space Transportation Conference featuring keynote speakers, panels, and networking events on a variety issues within the commercial space industry. Hear from industry experts, government officials, thought leaders and other stakeholders about the trends and opportunities in the commercial space sector. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center1300
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WASHINGTON — Despite a recent wave of layoffs and a five-week partial government shutdown, companies remain optimistic about the overall prospects for the space industry in the coming year. During a panel discussion organized by the Space Foundation here Jan. 30, executives from companies ranging from a launch startup to an established satellite operator talked
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The partial government shutdown claimed millions of victims, from the federal workers who missed paychecks to the citizens who faced delays in critical services. In at least one case, federal office space itself suffered significantly. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center employees returned to work this week with a surprise awaiting them at the Maryland facility
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The asteroid, dubbed by NASA Asteroid 2019 BC3, will make a so-called “Earth Close Approach” tomorrow. NASA’s asteroid trackers have narrowed down the asteroid passage to 5.59pm GMT on Thursday, January 31. When this happens, Asteroid BC3 will swing by the Earth at incredible speeds of more than 29,500mph or 13.22km per second. Thankfully, there
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A NASA satellite called Terra captured this image of Michigan and the Great Lakes on Jan. 27 as temperatures plummeted. Credit: Joshua Stevens/NASA Earth Observatory/NASA GSFC/NASA EOSDIS/LANCE/GIBS/Worldview It’s winter in the United States, and swaths of the country are currently experiencing bitter cold brought on by a phenomenon nicknamed the polar vortex, a pattern weather
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