Daily Archives: 09.01.2021

BlackSky awarded IARPA contract to develop platform for global construction monitoring using next generation artificial intelligence

(6 January 2021 – BlackSky) BlackSky today announced an award from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) for a multi-phase, multi-year research contract. IARPA is responsible for leading research programs to overcome difficult challenges relevant to the U.S. intelligence community. BlackSky is autonomously monitoring construction activity at the Flamingo Bay Naval Base in Port Sudan with the power of ...

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These Bizarre Cloud Patterns are von Kármán’s Vortices, Caused by the air Wrapping Around Tall Islands

This is an image of some of the islands that make up the nation of Cape Verde. While most in that group of ten islands are flat, some are very tall: Fogo, Santa Antão, and São Nicolau. Those three stand well above their compatriots, with Fogo reaching an altitude of 2,829 metres (9,281 feet). The three tall volcanic islands sometimes ...

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Live Register & PUP claimants fell 4.5% in December

Many workers stopped receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment in early December, but would have reapplied at the end of the month due to the reintroduction of Covid restrictions The number of people receiving unemployment payments fell by 25,230 (4.5%) in December when compared to the previous month, according to the Central Statistics Office. By the end of last month there ...

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Bad Days: Remembering Shuttle Columbia’s Brush With Disaster, 35 Years On

‘Mission Impossible’ finally launches as Columbia roars into the darkened Florida skies on 12 January 1986. Photo Credit: NASA The opening weeks of every year are a somber time for America’s space program, as many minds reflect upon the triple tragedies of Apollo 1 and shuttles Challenger and Columbia and the catastrophic loss of 17 brave lives. And as Houston-based ...

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Orbit Logic leverages blockchain for constellation communication over dynamic networks

(7 January 2021 – Orbit Logic) Orbit Logic has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract sponsored by NASA to develop Space Communication Reconstruction and Mapping with Blockchain Ledgering (SCRAMBL) – a secure and distributed communication system that will facilitate cooperation among heterogeneous satellite assets to satisfy constellation-level mission requirements. The solution is being developed in ...

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