WASHINGTON — As NASA evaluates proposals for commercially developed small lunar landers, the agency is now seeking payloads that could fly on those spacecraft despite concerns from some scientists that they don’t know if their experiments are compatible with those landers. NASA released Oct. 18 a formal solicitation for “Lunar Surface Instrument and Technology Payloads”
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – You can call it a prehistoric prequel. A new piranha-like fish from Jurassic seas with sharp, pointed teeth that probably fed on the fins of other fishes is seen in this artist’s reconstruction of a fossil which was discovered in southern Germany in this image released from Eichstaett, Bavaria, Germany on October
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This article originally appeared in the Oct. 8, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. SMM Hamburg, the biennial international maritime conference in Germany Sept. 4-7, attracted not only shipbuilders but also satellite operators eager to offer global communications for autonomous vessels. “Without staff onboard the ships, it is important to have true visibility on where they
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To connect the masses, megaconstellations will need mega antennas mega cheap. Antenna makers need mega orders to make that happen. Projects like LEOSat’s planned constellation of 84 broadband satellites in low Earth orbit are driving investments in flat panel antenna technology. Credit: Thales Alenia Space When an entrepreneur building a constellation of low Earth orbit
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