Month: October 2018

SEATTLE/ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk flew to the Seattle area in June for meetings with engineers leading a satellite launch project crucial to his space company’s growth. FILE PHOTO: SpaceX headquarters is shown in Hawthorne, California, U.S. September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Within hours of landing, Musk had fired
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SAN FRANCISCO – Blue Canyon Technologies is evolving quickly. The Boulder, Colorado firm that started off selling attitude control systems and now builds and operates individual satellites for customers won a high-profile constellation contract. On Oct. 12, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded BCT a $1.5 million contract to define bus and payload requirements
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Millions of years ago a large object impacted the Earth and was responsible for the mass extinction of the majority of Earth’s species, including the dinosaurs. An asteroid impact is a real threat but it’s also a random one. We don’t know when this will happen again. It could be next year or it could
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WASHINGTON — Rocket Lab said Oct. 30 it plans to perform a long-delayed launch of an Electron rocket carrying several small satellites during a mid-November launch window, as the company seeks to ramp up its launch activity. The company, headquartered in California but with launch operations in New Zealand, said its third Electron mission, dubbed
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NASA announced Tuesday that Kepler, an orbital telescope that’s been spotting and analyzing distant planets for the past nine years, has run out of fuel and will no longer carry out scientific research. Since it launched in March 2009, the telescope identified over 2,600 planets outside of our solar system, and found that as much
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This illustration made available by NASA shows the Kepler Space Telescope. As of October 2018, the planet-hunting spacecraft has been in space for nearly a decade. (NASA via AP) The Kepler Space Telescope has run out of fuel and ended its 9.5-year career, just days after astronomers announced possible evidence of a moon orbiting an
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WASHINGTON — NASA’s Kepler spacecraft, which helped astronomers discover thousands of exoplanets since its launch nearly a decade ago, has ended operations after running out of fuel, the agency announced Oct. 30. In a briefing with reporters, agency officials said that Kepler ended operations after exhausting the last of its hydrazine fuel used for attitude
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Fine-art handler Tom Richardson poses with a jacket belonging to British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking ahead of an auction of items from Hawkings’ personal estate at Christie’s in London, Britain October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – From a copy of his PhD thesis to his wheelchair, items belonging to Stephen Hawking are headed
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