WASHINGTON — NASA announced Feb. 13 that it was ending efforts to restore contact with the Opportunity Mars rover, bringing its mission to an end more than 15 years after it landed on the planet. At an event at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, project officials and NASA leadership said they were declaring the overall Mars
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This article was first published in the SN Military.Space newsletter. If you would like to get our news and insights for national security space professionals every Tuesday, sign up here for your free subscription. Lawmakers are calling for an independent review of the Air Force Launch Service Agreement contracts and its strategy to acquire launch services in the
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When you’re older, your hometown will feel different. That’s true for everybody. But for people living today, the changes will be impossible to ignore. We usually measure climate change in terms of rising temperatures. But scientists say there’s another way of thinking about it: spatial displacement. In a new study, researchers say cities in North
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WASHINGTON — Spanish power company Red Eléctrica Corporación announced an agreement Feb. 12 to buy out Abertis’ 89.7 percent stake in domestic satellite operator Hispasat for 949 million euros ($1.08 billion). The purchase, to be funded with debt, would make Red Eléctrica the majority shareholder for Hispasat. Spain’s state-owned industrial holding company Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones
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WASHINGTON — Satellite network and hardware provider Gilat said its decision to pay shareholders a $25 million dividend this quarter still leaves ample cash for acquisitions and other investments. CEO Yona Ovadia said Gilat had $104 million on hand as of Dec. 31 and will have sufficient resources for significant financial plays even after subtracting
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Much of the country is being pummeled by a winter storm this week. There are major implications for utility companies and new technologies that help them manage outages.Getty From the Midwest to the East coast, more than 100 million Americans will be impacted by this week’s winter storm. As this winter continues to pummel the
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SAN FRANCISCO – Starburst Aerospace and Techstars announced plans Feb. 12 to begin accepting applications for a new space-focused accelerator based in Los Angeles and backed by the U.S. Air Force, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Maxar Technologies, SAIC and Israel Aerospace Industries. The Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator is scheduled to review applications and
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