SpaceX StarLink Pushes the Limits of Technology for Faster Communication – Carnival of Space 588

The Carnival of Space 588 is up at Cosmoquest. We will look at the highlights of two featured articles and then list the other articles in the survey of the week in space news. Featured – SpaceX Starlink Satellite Network – Pushing Technology for Low Latency Universe Today – SpaceX Gives More Details on how …

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Tesla’s Twenty Gigafactory Plan for New Products and Global Domination

Tesla opened its first Gigafactory on July 29, 2016 with only 14 percent of the factory operating. They had three out of twenty-one sections operating. They will reach full capacity and factory completion by 2020. The first Gigafactory is getting maxed out with the production of about 500,000 Tesla cars and charging battery products in …

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Zeihan, Japan and China

I noticed a couple of days ago a video by Peter Zeihan that made predictions about the US withdrawing as the global cop which would trigger World disorder, wars of the frequency seen between 1800-1945 and collapse in global trade. It also predicted that from this disorder than Japan would emerge as the dominant power …

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Renewed Confusion But Still No EMDrive

Daily Galaxy and Physics-Astronomy are talking again about a September 2017 video that has an english title that says China is testing the controversial EMDrive in space. The video talks about China putting up a communication satellite. The English language title talks about EMdrive being tested and propellentless propulsion. EMdrive is a claimed propellentless propulsion …

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Argentina Compared to Brazil

There was a prediction from Peter Zeihan that Japan, Argentina and Turkey would emerge as regionally dominant powers. Japan would dominate Asia, Argentina would dominate South America and Turkey would dominate the area of Europe and the Middle East near it. I will first look at Argentina versus Brazil and Argentina by itself. I will …

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Moon Direct SpaceX Falcon Heavy Plan is 6 Years Faster and 50 times Cheaper than NASA

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says the U.S. is within 10 years of having a continuous manned presence on the moon, which will lay the groundwork for expanding space exploration to Mars. A Moon Direct plan (created by Robert Zubrin) could get continuously manned moon bases in four years. This is all better than nothing, but …

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