Daily Archives: 03.03.2021

Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope Could Get A Starshade Of Its Own

NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope is getting closer and closer to its launch date in 2025. This Hubble-class wide-field infrared telescope is going to help astronomers discover the nature of dark energy, discover planets, and perform large area surveys of the night sky. But even with its power, the telescope will be limited in its ability to examine planets. ...

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Gilat’s In-Flight Connectivity high-power transceiver successfully tested by Global Eagle Entertainment for DO-160G certification

(3 March 2021 – Gilat Satellite Networks) Gilat Satellite Networks announced today that its fully owned subsidiary, Wavestream, marked a key milestone as successfully tested by Global Eagle Entertainment, a major In-Flight Connectivity Provider, for its IFC high-power transceiver, the Aerostream 40Ku, achieving DO-160G certification. Production units are planned to be shipped for usage in commercial aircraft, starting in the ...

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Insurance Companies Reportedly Sink Crypto Cruise Ship MS Satoshi Project

Source: ocean.builders Plans by Panama-based company Ocean Builders to launch a crypto cruise ship, a floating community to host businesses including stores and restaurants that planned to accept bitcoin (BTC) from customers, were reportedly scrapped by what company representatives describe as the inflexibility of big insurance companies. (Updated on March 2, 15:26 UTC with comments from Ocean Builders.) “Unfortunately, we ...

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Blockchain lags behind other technologies in finance adoption for now, says Broadridge

Global fintech firm Broadridge Financial Solutions has released a new report on next-gen technology adoption amongst financial services firms. It finds that, of the four ABCDs of innovation (AI, blockchain, cloud, and digital), blockchain technologies are currently being implemented the least. Of the 1,000 C-suite executives and direct reports that were surveyed, only 15% are currently at mid to advanced ...

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Strategy Session: Foresite Capital Brings In $969M For Companies Transforming Health Care

Strategy Session is a feature for Crunchbase News where we ask venture capital firms five questions about their investment strategies. Foresite Capital, a multistage health care and life sciences investment firm headquartered in San Francisco, closed an oversubscribed fundraise of $969 million for its Foresite Capital Fund V and Foresite Capital Opportunity Fund V. With those new capital commitments under ...

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Central Bank fines Davy €4.1m for breaking market rules

The Davy transaction in question took place in November 2014 (Pic: RollingNews.ie) The Central Bank has fined stockbroker Davy €4.13m for breaching market rules in relation to a transaction involving the broker’s own staff. It is the biggest fine of its kind ever levied on a broker in Ireland. The Central Bank said its investigation into Davy identified “serious issues” ...

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Boeing’s next Starliner test flight delayed after SpaceX crew rotation

The completed Boeing Starliner vehicle for the second Orbital Flight Test (OFT-2) is seen in the Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Starliner crew module for the unpiloted Orbital Flight Test-2 mission was mated to its service module Jan. 14 inside the Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at the Kennedy Space ...

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Researchers introduce a new generation of tiny, agile drones

The technology could boost aerial robots’ repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions. If you’ve ever swatted a mosquito away from your face, only to have it return again (and again and again), you know that insects can be remarkably acrobatic and resilient in flight. Those traits help them navigate the aerial world, with all of ...

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Crew-2 Astronauts Discuss Upcoming Mission, Eye 20 April Launch to ISS

On Monday, Crew-2 astronauts (from left) Megan McArthur, Thomas Pesquet, Aki Hoshide and Shane Kimbrough discussed their upcoming mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Photo Credit: NASA Four astronauts from three nations, with a combined year-and-a-half of spaceflight experience and three days’ worth of Extravehicular Activity (EVA) between them, gathered at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas, ...

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