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astronomyAustralia Square Kilometer Array doubles known fast radio bursts

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Australian researchers using a CSIRO radio telescope in Western Australia have nearly doubled the known number of ‘fast radio bursts’— powerful flashes of radio waves from deep space. The team’s discoveries include the closest and brightest fast radio bursts ever …

launchSpaceX BFR will beat SLS rocket to orbit so cancel SLS now

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If SpaceX hits its timeline for SpaceX BFR development with sub-orbital hops in late 2019 and orbital flights in 2020 they will beat the Boeing Space Launch System (SLS) into space. The SpaceX BFR will be completely reusable and will …

futureSLS rocket will waste billions more which would be better going to SpaceX

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As of August 2018, Boeing has spent $11.9 billion working on the Space Launch System. (SLS) Boeing will spend at least $8.9 billion through 2021—double the amount initially planned—while delivery of the first Core Stage has slipped 2 ½ years …

futureVirgin Galactic will be in space for test flights in weeks

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Virgin Galactic next phase of test flights will see its spaceship burn its rockets longer and go faster with the goal of reaching space. A ticket on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two does not come cheap. Currently, the fare price stands …

artificial intelligencePossible game changer in detection of submarines

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China will try to use lasers, microwave radar and a lot of computation to detect submarines down to 500-meter depth. Experiments carried out by the United States and former Soviet Union achieved maximum detection depths of less than 100 meters, …

dronesMaps in 2018: Big Moves in the Geospatial Industry

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With a Higher Demand for Accurate Information and Increased Drone Usage, the Mapping Industry is Due for Big Changes in the Near Future One of the industries we don’t often associate with disruptive technology is cartography. Mentioning the term cartographer …

asteroidsCarnival of Space 581

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The Carnival of Space 581 is up at Photon Fishing. Universe Today – Musk Gives an Update on When a Mars Colony Could be Built On Monday, Sept. 17th), Elon Musk revealed new information about the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) …

hypersonicGeneration Orbit rocket designated X-60A hypersonic test rocket

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The Air Force has designated the GOLauncher1 (GO1) hypersonic flight research vehicle as X-60A. The vehicle is being developed by Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. under contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Aerospace Systems Directorate, High Speed Systems …

astronomyMassive fields of 15 meter tall ice spikes on Europa

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A team led by scientists from Cardiff University in Wales predicts that fields of sharp ice growing to almost 15 meters tall could be scattered across the equatorial regions of Europa. The hazardous obstacles are known as ‘penitentes’ will need …

spaceSpaceX successfully lands rocket on the west coast

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On Sunday, October 7 at 7:21 p.m. PDT, SpaceX successfully launched the SAOCOM 1A satellite from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The satellite was deployed about 12 minutes after liftoff. Following stage separation, …