Daily Archives: 29.09.2020

NROL-44 Aims for Midnight Tonight, As Busy East Coast Manifest Realigns

Mother Nature was not on the side of either SpaceX or ULA on Monday. And as always, her rules must be complied with. Photo Credit: Jeff Seibert/AmericaSpace Hopes of launching the beleaguered Delta IV Heavy just after midnight Tuesday ultimately proved fruitless, as lightning in the launch area once again kept the United Launch Alliance (ULA) behemoth shackled to the ...

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Exolaunch to arrange the ride for Spire satellites on September Soyuz mission

(24 September 2020 – Exolaunch) Exolaunch today announced that it will arrange the launch and provide technical mission management for four of Spire Global’s Lemur-class 3U cubesats aboard a Soyuz rocket mission scheduled for September, 28th. Spire Global runs the world’s largest commercial constellation of nanosatellites making radio occultation measurements, alongside other whole-earth observations that serve the maritime, weather and ...

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With Whom to Communicate: Learning Efficient Communication for Multi-Robot Collision Avoidance

In order to prevent collisions in multi-robot systems, constant broadcasting of each robot trajectory plans is often employed. However, this requires a lot of data transfer and is not necessary when the trajectories are clearly not intersecting. A recent paper suggests an efficient communication policy and trajectory planning method for micro-aerial vehicles. Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning is used to determine when ...

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Covid adjusted unemployment rate falls to 14.7% – CSO

The jobless rate, which stood at 4.8% before the coronavirus crisis, hit a record 28.8% in April The Covid-19 crisis continues to have a "significant" impact on the labour market here, new figures from the Central Statistics Office confirm today. They show that the unemployment rate, including those receiving temporary Covid-19 jobless benefits, fell to 14.7% at the end of ...

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ANYWAVES selected by Thales Alenia Space for Omnispace’s first space and ground 5G network

(24 September 2020 – ANYWAVES) ANYWAVES, the only European pure player antenna equipment manufacturer for satellite constellations, has just been selected by Thales Alenia Space, the prime contractor developing OMNISPACE’s satellite-based Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. ANYWAVES will deliver payload user antennas that will be embedded into the initial set of two satellites that Thales has been contracted to build. ...

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Sequential Fusion for 3D Pedestrian Detection using LiDAR Point Cloud and Semantic Segmentation

3D pedestrian detection is one of the most difficult tasks in autonomous driving. It typically uses two data acquisition sources: LiDAR and camera. Combining these two sensors should be beneficial; however, improper fusion methods lead to worse results than LiDAR-only detection. A recent paper on arXiv.org proposes a method that is able to apply fusion at different levels. It encodes ...

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More than 19,000 people apply for PUP in past week

The department says this partly reflects parts of the country moving to Level 3 restrictions Economics Correspondent Figures from the Department of Social Protection show that more than 19,000 people have applied for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) in the past seven days. In a statement the department said there was a net increase of 10,801 people receiving the payment last ...

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