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Multiyear investment begins with 18-month contract worth few million pounds. WASHINGTON — The U.K. Space Agency announced Feb. 18 it is providing 18 million pounds ($23.3 million) to satellite broadband startup OneWeb through the agency’s participation in the 22-nation European Space Agency. The U.K. is the first of six ESA member states plus Canada to
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Unsplashunsplash I attended a TEDx event recently, where there were as many women as men, sharing not only the platform but also amongst the student community, bringing that unique energy with them. I was feeling extremely optimistic about the world. The thought that we would be ‘celebrating’ International Women’s Day soon, marking the progress that
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A solicitation was issued by the office of Mike Griffin, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, inviting contractors to submit ideas for a “Time-Sensitive Target Mission Payloads Demonstration.” WASHINGTON — The Pentagon announced it will start a new research project to figure out how to use sensors in space to shorten the timeline for
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University of Pennsylvania psychologist Angela Duckworth defined grit as a “perseverance and passion for long-term goals.” There are several definitions of grit. For me, it is a growth mindset, a resilience that makes a person determined to bounce back from failures and setbacks. I talked about the growth mindset in my TEDx talk. Most of
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SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, is working diligently on a wildly ambitious project: to permanently settle people on Mars. To help make that vision a reality, Musk’s company is developing a colossal, fully reusable launch system called Starship. Starship is envisioned as a 180-foot-tall spaceship that will ride into orbit atop Super Heavy, a
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin In a study published last year in Science, the possibility of liquid water under the southern ice cap of Mars was discussed. The idea is based off a radar reading from the ESA craft Mars Express, but the paper did not go into details of how
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WASHINGTON — NASA has selected for development a mission that will perform a spectroscopic survey of the entire sky at near-infrared wavelengths to study the origins of solar systems, galaxies and the universe. The agency said in a Feb. 13 statement that it picked Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and
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