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WASHINGTON — Sky and Space Global, a startup planning a constellation of 200 cubesats for low-data-rate communications, has narrowed its near-term focus to raising enough money for an initial eight satellites. Difficulty obtaining financing has delayed Sky and Space Global’s target launch, once anticipated for late 2019, to the end of 2020, the company said
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Griffin warned that projects are being delayed and some may be prevented from happening because of the lack of funding. WASHINGTON — The newly created Space Development Agency has laid out ambitious plans to develop new satellite constellations for military communications and missile defense. For now, many of the agency’s efforts are temporarily on hold
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HELSINKI — China will attempt major space exploration missions and test new rockets in 2020 while also looking to continue a launch rate which has seen it lead the world in orbital launches over the past two years. Zhuang Jingguo, chief engineer of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), the country’s man space
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SAN FRANCISCO – TriSept Corp., a launch integration and mission management company, announced Dec. 2 an $18 million indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to support NASA cubesat launches. Under the new contract, NASA will have the option of turning to TriSept of Chantilly, Virginia, for mission integration services and dispenser hardware in support of cubesat
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ProCork corks, including virtually invisible membranes ProCork Can an ‘inert, semi-crystalline, oxygen-selected membrane, heat-welded to the end of cork’ improve consistency in wine quality? Several winemakers—including at least one with a Top Ten listing in Wine Spectator, and 100-point scorings from wine critic Robert Parker—believe so. The evolution of this technology was not—as its inventor Dr.
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Ivanna Hernandez, 16, from Colombia experiences microgravity on a parabolic flight of Canada’s … [+] National Research Council (NRC) Falcon-20 aircraft, as part of the PoSSUM microgravity challenge. Project Possum High above Canada, Colombian teenager Ivanna Hernandez was briefly weightless, as a special aircraft ran through a parabolic arc – but for her, this was
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In weather and climate, there are terms that gain familiarity with the public even though scientists have understood them for decades. In contemporary times, Polar Vortex, derecho, and “bombogenesis” come to mind. I used to think of El Niño as one of those terms when I was in college, but over time the public seems have
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The U.S. Treasury Department hasn’t issued final regulations implementing the 2018 Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), but space industry entrepreneurs already feel the law’s effect. “It hurts,” Mike Collett, founder and managing partner of Promus Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Chicago, said at the World Satellite Business Week conference in September.
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