WASHINGTON — Megaconstellation startup OneWeb and its largest investor Softbank asked the New York Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit from Intelsat, arguing that Intelsat failed to finalize rights it claimed it had to resell OneWeb satellite capacity.  OneWeb and Softbank told the court Nov. 11 that a 90-day negotiation window with Intelsat in late
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WASHINGTON — A NASA space telescope recently completed a major review and is making good progress, project officials say, despite uncertainty about its funding. NASA announced Nov. 1 that the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) passed its preliminary design review (PDR), a major milestone in the development of the space-based observatory. That overall PDR came
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A LiDAR image of a swamp near Manoa, in Rondônia State, Brazil; one of Pachama’s reforestation … [+] projects in South America. LiDAR images feed into machine learning technology to help estimate carbon sequestration forests Pachama When Argentinian entrepreneur Diego Saez Gil found himself between ventures in 2017, he went to the Madre de Dios
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WASHINGTON — SpaceX completed its second launch of 60 Starlink satellites Nov. 11, making its own system the largest commercial telecommunications satellite constellation in orbit.  SpaceX launched the satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket at 9:56 a.m. Eastern, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The satellites separated just over one hour later into a
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Kristine Davis, a spacesuit engineer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, wearing a ground prototype of … [+] NASA’s new Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit (xEMU), is seen during a demonstration of the suit, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at NASA Headquarters. NASA/Joel Kowsky If NASA can transcend today’s fractious and uncertain political climate, there’s no reason that
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WASHINGTON — The Russian company that markets launch vehicles commercially says it doesn’t expect the new Soyuz-5 medium-lift rocket to be available until the mid-2020s, despite leveraging existing designs and facilities. In an interview during the International Astronautical Congress Oct. 24, Evgeny Solodovnikov, sales director of GK Launch Services, says the Soyuz-5 rocket, whose design
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It’s more than passing strange that in an age of so much scientific and medical progress so many people remain in the dark about the science of their own private parts. That this can be a cause of embarrassment is one of the least of the harmful consequences of such ignorance. As Dr. Jen Gunter
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SAN FRANCISCO – Fiber Optic Manufacturing in Space (FOMS) Inc. presented the results Nov. 7 of its successful campaign to produce optical fiber on the International Space Station. FOMS “successfully completed the calibration of the manufacturing hardware and demonstrated the first optical fiber manufacturing on orbit,” FOMS Principal Investigator Dmitry Starodubov announced at the 6th Workshop
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WASHINGTON — A NASA astronaut flying to the International Space Station next spring could be the only American on the station for an extended period because of uncertainty in the status of commercial crew vehicles. NASA announced Oct. 30 that Chris Cassidy will fly to the station next April on a Soyuz spacecraft with Russian
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A new calculator developed by a team from The Cleveland Clinic can help calculate the risk of … [+] different cardiovascular outcomes when you opt for bariatric surgery versus non-surgical care under different circumstances. Photographer: Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg © 2014 Bloomberg Finance LP It’s not clear when you can say, “there’s an app for that,” because
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