Daily Archives: 06.11.2020

Sentinel 6A Encapsulated for Launch with SpaceX Nov 21

Inside SpaceX’s Payload Processing Facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the U.S.-European Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich ocean-monitoring satellite is being encapsulated in the SpaceX Falcon 9 payload fairing on Nov. 3, 2020. Photo: NASA NASA and ESA’s next Earth Observing science mission aims to better understand sea level rise and how it changes over time, as coastal communities around ...

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The Briefing: Calif. Gig Workers May Remain Contractors, Twitter, Facebook Battle Election Misinfo, And More

Here’s what you need to know today in startup and venture news, updated by the Crunchbase News staff throughout the day to keep you in the know. Measure allowing gig workers as independent contractors passes in California California’s Proposition 22—which allows gig workers to be classified as independent contractors—is headed for passage. A number of San Francisco Bay Area-based gig ...

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Blockstack Teams Up With Chainlink to Use Algorand-supported Clarity Smart Contract Language

Chainlink and Blockstack have announced they are integrating Chainlink’s popular oracle technology with Blockstack’s Algorand-supported Clarity smart contract language. Blockstack developers will soon be able to write Clarity smart contracts with validated data from Chainlink. Muneeb Ali, Co-Founder of Blockstack, said: “Stacks 2.0 is a unique layer-1 blockchain that has a native bridge to Bitcoin. Clarity smart contracts give new ...

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Fourth Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite’s on board engine now propelling it to orbit

(5 November 2020 – Lockheed Martin) The fourth Lockheed Martin-built Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite is now headed to orbit under its own propulsion. Following a successful launch earlier this evening, GPS III Space Vehicle 04 (GPS III SV04) separated from its rocket and is now using onboard power to climb to its operational orbit, approximately 12,550 miles ...

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SpaceX launches GPS navigation satellite from Cape Canaveral

A Falcon 9 rocket streaks into space with the U.S. Space Force’s fourth third-generation GPS navigation satellite. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Thursday from Cape Canaveral with the U.S. Space Force’s newest third-generation Global Positioning System navigation satellite, helping clear the way for the launch of SpaceX’s first operational Crew Dragon astronaut mission later this month. Running ...

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Learning Compositional Neural Programs for Continuous Control

The area of machine learning called deep reinforcement learning has found many successful applications in modern industry and science, especially in such areas as dexterous object manipulation, agile locomotion, autonomous navigation. However, some fundamental challenges remain: in order to reach human-level AI, algorithms must exhibit ability to plan and manage their activity in hierarchical structure, with varying degrees of abstraction. ...

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SpaceX Launches GPS III-04 Satellite, Crew-1 Up Next

GPS III-04 takes flight atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral, FL Nov 5, 2020. Photo: Jeff Seibert for AmericaSpace SpaceX has successfully flown its 20th Falcon 9 of the year, with the just-after-sunset climb to orbit of the brand-new B1062 core and the fourth Block III Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation and timing satellite for the U.S. Space ...

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