Daily Archives: 18.02.2021

Virgin Orbit taps former OneWeb Satellites CEO as Chief Operating Officer

(17 February 2021 – Virgin Orbit) Virgin Orbit announced today that Tony Gingiss has joined the team as their Chief Operating Officer (COO). As the first person to hold this position, Tony will oversee day-to-day operations at Virgin Orbit’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Long Beach, CA. His arrival follows the successful LauncherOne mission in January and completes a sequence of ...

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Magnetic Fields Help Shape the Formation of New Planets

In all of scientific modeling, the models attempting to replicate planetary and solar system formation are some of the most complicated.  They are also notoriously difficult to develop.  Normally they center around one of two formative ideas: planets are shaped primarily by gravity or planets are shaped primarily by magnetism.  Now a new theoretical model has been developed by a ...

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Next SpaceX launch postponed

File photo of a Falcon 9 rocket on pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: Spaceflight Now SpaceX has postponed its next launch of Starlink internet satellites from Wednesday after a Falcon 9 booster missed a landing attempt on an offshore drone ship during an otherwise successful mission Monday night. The company aimed to launch a Falcon ...

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NatWest declines to comment on future of Ulster Bank

A spokesperson for Ulster Bank also declined to comment on the report   British banking group NatWest has declined to comment on reports tonight that its board will make a decision on Thursday evening on a proposal to wind down Ulster Bank’s operations in the Republic of Ireland.  The Financial Services Union (FSU) has described the Irish Times report as ...

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Sharecare Unveils Plans To Go Public Via SPAC

Digital health care company Sharecare announced its plans Friday to join the public markets through a merger with Falcon Capital Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, backed by investment banker Alan Mnuchin, brother of former U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. The combined company is expected to be valued at $3.9 billion with approximately $400 million in growth ...

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Looking Back on Falcon 9’s Landing History

Happiness isn’t an empty drone ship, as an ominous flash signals the first failed Falcon 9 landing in a string of 24 successes. Photo Credit: SpaceX Monday night’s untimely loss of B1059—the third most-flown Falcon 9 booster core in the SpaceX fleet—as it approached touchdown on the Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS), “Of Course I Still Love You”, marks a ...

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New surgery may enable better control of prosthetic limbs

Reconnecting muscle pairs during amputation gives patients more sensory feedback from the limb. MIT researchers have invented a new type of amputation surgery that can help amputees to better control their residual muscles and sense where their “phantom limb” is in space. This restored sense of proprioception should translate to better control of prosthetic limbs, as well as a reduction ...

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