Daily Archives: 24.11.2020

Starlink Launch NET Tuesday, as CRS-21 Dragon Mission Moves to 5 Dec

B1049 must wait until Tuesday evening to launch its record-breaking seventh mission and fifth batch of Starlink satellites, following two nights of scrubbed launch attempts. Photo Credit: Jeff Seibert/AmericaSpace SpaceX will wait a little longer for its 100th Falcon 9 launch and its 100th successful Falcon 9 mission, following Monday night’s second scrub in a row for a record-setting booster ...

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The Briefing: Revolution Raising $500M Fund, FireEye Acquires Respond Software, 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. Revolution seeks $500M for growth fund Revolution, the Washington, D.C.-based venture capital firm founded by AOL 1co-founder Steve Case, is seeking to raise $500 million for a fourth growth fund, according to a ...

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World Economic Forum muses on blockchain for ‘unique’ Covid-19 vaccine distribution challenge

The past couple of weeks have seen plenty of good news in the shape of a potential Covid-19 vaccine, from Pfizer, to Moderna, to Oxford/AstraZeneca. But efficacy updates are only the first hurdle to clear. Production, distribution and rollout – particularly noting the first two and its requirement for cold storage – remain key issues. The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) ...

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Mars Might Have Lost its Water Quickly

Mars is an arid place, and aside from a tiny amount of water vapour in the atmosphere, all water exists as ice. But it wasn’t always this arid. Evidence of the planet’s past wet chapter dots the surface. Paleolakes like Jezero Crater, soon to be explored by NASA’s Perseverance Rover, provide stark evidence of Mars’ ancient past. But what happened ...

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Gilat names Adi Sfadia as Gilat’s CEO

(23 November 2020 – Gilat) Gilat Satellite Networks has named Adi Sfadia as Gilat’s CEO. Adi Sfadia served as Gilat’s interim CEO since July 2nd this year and prior to that held the position of Gilat’s CFO, for the past 5 years. Dov Baharav, Gilat’s Chairman of the Board commented, “I am pleased to report that Adi Sfadia, who assumed ...

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Cosmic Opportunities №7

A new week means new changes in the staff of world-known companies: James Griffin – 11’20 has left the “Orbital Insight”, he was Head of Sales, Americas. Took office as Executive Managing Director, Global Head of Sales in “Eze Software”. Jason Lohn – 11’20 marked that he has left “Orbital Insight”, he was VP, Engineering. Daniel Soller – 11’20 has ...

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Ryanair sees improved levels of travel next year

Ryanair said it will fly fewer passengers than planned this winter The chief executive of Ryanair, Eddie Wilson, has said that bookings for travel in December have increased. Speaking on the News at One programme, Mr Wilson said the pent-up demand to travel at Christmas is being seen by the airline. He confirmed that the airline has put on extra flights from Ireland and ...

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Circus ANYmal: A Quadruped Learning Dexterous Manipulation with Its Limbs

Quadrupedal robots can successfully perform locomotion tasks in complex environments and terrains. A significant extension of these abilities is to make robots able to manipulate objects as animals do. A recent study on arXiv.org proposes a framework that enables a four-legged robot to perform circus tasks such as rotating a ball. It can turn the ball in roll, pitch, and ...

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Deutsche Bank Strategist Bullish on Bitcoin, But JPMorgan Boss Still Unmoved

Jamie Dimon. Source: a video screenshot A Deutsche Bank strategist has expressed another hopeful-sounding sentiment about bitcoin (BTC) – but it looks as though not everyone in the conventional financial world has been sold on the crypto dream, with the head of JPMorgan still expressing doubt about the role of unregulated tokens in the sector. In a note shared with ...

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