WASHINGTON — SpaceX has filed a license application with the Federal Communications Commission to cover testing at the company’s South Texas launch site of what may be the company’s next-generation launch vehicle. The application, dated Nov. 19 and posted on a publicly accessible FCC database Nov. 21, seeks an experimental communications license to cover transmissions
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Screen capture of Favorite Thanksgiving Pie post.Brian Brettschneider What happens when you mix an American holiday, regional variations, desserts, and a map? Craziness! Followers of my Twitter feed know that I like to post absurd maps from time-to-time. These reflect nothing more than my (disturbed?) sense of humor. See: The site fivethirtyeight.com runs a story every
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SAN FRANCISCO – A report delivered in October to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation recommends a streamlined approach to launch licensing aimed at significantly speeding up the process and reducing its complexity. Instead of the current approach, where companies follow 350 pages of federal safety regulations and meet 2,845 specific requirements,
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Pro-European Union (EU), anti-Brexit demonstrators hold placards calling for a ‘People’s Vote’ as they protest outside the Houses of Parliament in central London. (Photo: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)Getty How is that Brexit thing working out for the United Kingdom (UK)? Seems pretty good if you are selling antidepressants, based on the results of a research report published
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Between Earth and the galactic core, there’s an old, faint star that appears to have something orbiting it, something that’s confusing astronomers. The discovery joins several other stellar objects that have perplexed researchers in recent years, inviting suggestions as mundane as dust and as imaginative as extra-terrestrial technology. Whatever is responsible, it helps to have
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EMCWF headquarters under a usually cloudy British skyECMWF The UK is one of the countries that participate in the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, which is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing global numerical weather predictions and other relevant data for their Member and Co-operating States and the broader community.
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WASHINGTON — NASA has chosen a Martian crater that once hosted a lake and river delta as the landing site for a mission that will collect samples for eventual return to Earth. The agency announced Nov. 19 that it selected Jezero Crater as the landing site for the Mars 2020 rover mission. That spacecraft, scheduled
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