Month: April 2021

TAMPA, Fla. — Maxar Technologies has appointed Chris Johnson as senior vice president of space programs delivery (SPD), overseeing spacecraft and robotic systems from design to distribution. Johnson has spent more than 20 years at Boeing, where he was most recently president of Boeing Satellite Systems International. At Boeing, Maxar said he was responsible for strategy,
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Minding the diary: the Svalbard ptarmigan relies on its internal clock to know when it’s mating season. Credit: Vincent Legrand/AGAMI Photo Agency/Alamy Physiology 29 April 2021 The world’s northernmost bird is a clock-watcher Ptarmigan that live far above the Arctic Circle generate circadian rhythms, despite summer’s eternal sunshine. Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share
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A recent addition to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database has revealed a patent application from EV startup Canoo for its proprietary platform technology. The application provisionally filed in September of 2019 outlines all the components within the Canoo platform as well as an image. A more in-depth search has revealed that
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In this article AMZN Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon Katherine Taylor | Reuters Amazon is set to report first quarter earnings after the bell Thursday. Here’s what analysts are expecting:  Earnings: $9.54 per share, according to Refinitiv Revenue: $104.47 billion, according to Refinitiv Few companies have benefited from the pandemic-fueled surge of online shopping as
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WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House space subcommittee says he is working to secure funding for NASA as part of what could be a multitrillion-dollar infrastructure package proposed by the White House. Speaking at a Washington Space Business Roundtable webinar April 28, Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), named earlier this year to lead the House
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HELSINKI — China successfully launched a 22-metric-ton module late Wednesday, beginning an intense period of missions for constructing the nation’s own space station. A Long March 5B heavy-lift rocket lifted off from the coastal Wenchang spaceport at 11:23 p.m. Eastern. The Tianhe space station core module separated from the first stage after 490 seconds of
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In this article SHLX A logo at a Royal Dutch Shell Plc gas station in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Peter Boer | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday reported marginally better-than-expected first-quarter earnings, amid stronger commodity prices and growing expectations of a fuel demand recovery.
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Rising penetrations of variable renewable energy (VRE) in power systems are expected to increase curtailment — the reduction of renewable energy delivered due to oversupply or lack of system flexibility. But while curtailment may be the new normal in the evolving grid, and can even be managed in a way that makes the grid more
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