Daily Archives: 04.11.2020

Photos: Atlas 5 rolls to launch pad with new solid rocket boosters

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket with a new type of solid rocket booster emerged from its hangar Tuesday evening for the 1,800-foot rollout to pad 41 at Cape Canaveral, moving into position for liftoff Wednesday with a classified National Reconnaissance Office payload. The 206-foot-tall (63-meter) Atlas 5 rocket departed the Vertical Integration Facility around 4:30 p.m. EST (2130 ...

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PayPal-backed Zeal Capital Partners Starts First Fund

Zeal Capital Partners, a Washington, D.C.-based venture capital firm that got its start in February, has raised $22.3 million on its way to its first $50 million Inclusive Investing Fund. The new fund is anchored by PayPal, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, family offices, business leaders and investors. Nasir Qadree, founder and managing partner of Zeal Capital Partners “Inclusive investing ...

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CorcoCoin Launches Crypto-Based Rewards for Growing Trees To Offset Carbon Emissions and Help Prevent Climate Change

Corcovado, a creative community focused on connection with the natural world, today announced a project called CorcoCoin to accelerate the regenerative economy and help prevent climate disaster with crypto-based rewards for the carbon captured by growing trees. With CorcoCoin, people can invest £10 (about $13) to have a tree planted. The tree’s photo and GPS location are uploaded to the ...

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ESA signs first Boost! commercial space transportation contracts

(3 November 2020 – ESA) ESA has signed the first three contracts with European economic operators arising from its permanently open call for proposals for commercial space transportation services. Boost! – ESA’s Commercial Space Transportation Services and support to Member States programme was adopted at Space19+ and an Open call for proposals under its Element 1 was launched in April ...

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Searching for the End of the Universe’s “Dark Age”

According to the most widely accepted cosmological theories, the first stars in the Universe formed a few hundred million years after the Big Bang. Unfortunately, astronomers have been unable to “see” them since their emergence coincided during the cosmological period known as the “Dark Ages.” During this period, which ended about 13 billion years ago, clouds of gas filled the ...

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Japan’s Outsourcing agrees deal to buy CPL Resources

CPL Chairman John Hennessy, CEO Anne Heraty and CFO Lorna Conn Shares in recruitment group CPL Resources soared over 34% today after it said it had agreed to a takeover offer from Japan's Outsourcing Group in a deal worth €317.8m. Under the terms of the deal, CPL shareholders will receive €11.25 in cash per share.  CPL Chairman John Hennessy said ...

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Robots to the rescue

The pandemic’s restrictions on person-to-person interaction have upended the conventional means of helping people deal with a crisis. At the same time, the situation highlights the potential benefits of socially assistive robots, according to Jeffrey Krichmar, UCI professor of cognitive sciences. “In general, I don’t think the public is very aware of what these robots can do to improve our lives,” ...

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Cosmic Opportunities №4

It is time for the weekly wrap-up, here we go: Eyal Yavets – 10’20 has left “Kratos Defense and Security Solutions”, he was COO. Took office as Vice President Operations in “ADASKY”. Francisco García Lacarte – 08’20 has left “PLD Space”, he was Head of Mission & Operations Department. Erikas Kneizys – 10’20 returned mention that from 08’20 worked as ...

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