Daily Archives: 21.03.2021

Biden to nominate former Sen. Bill Nelson as NASA administrator

STORY WRITTEN FOR  & USED WITH PERMISSION Sen. Bill Nelson speaks during a Senate hearing in 2012. Credit: NASA/Paul Alers Former Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, a longtime space advocate whose district included the Kennedy Space Center and who flew aboard the shuttle Columbia in 1986 as a congressional observer, is President Biden’s choice to serve as NASA’s next administrator, the White ...

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OneWeb and SatixFy sign agreement for In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) compact terminal

(19 March 2021 – OneWeb, SatixFy) OneWeb and SatixFy UK have signed an agreement to develop a new In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) terminal that will work over the OneWeb network as well as on Geostationary (GEO) satellite networks. SatixFy UK has formed a Joint Venture with Singapore Technology Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), called JetTalk, to exclusively commercialize the IFC terminal for ...

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Unknown Microbes Discovered Aboard the International Space Station

Writing in a study published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, an international team of researchers has announced the discovery of four strains of bacteria discovered on the International Space Station (ISS), three of which have been hitherto completely unknown to science. According to the study, all four of the newly discovered strains belong to the same family of bacteria ...

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Mortgage arrears – the calm before another storm?

Ratings agency Fitch estimated that by the end of February, in 85% of cases of payment breaks, borrowers had returned to their pre-pandemic payment terms There was a time in the last decade when the Central Bank’s mortgage arrears figures were as keenly anticipated as the property price figures from the Central Statistics Office. They’ve gradually slipped from public and ...

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Perseverance’s Landing Site Named for Octavia Butler

On March 4th, 2021, the Perseverance rover began driving from its landing site on Mars. During this drive, the rover covered 6.5 meters (21.3 feet) and conducted some basic maneuvers and instrument tests. In keeping with a NASA tradition where mission controllers give unofficial nicknames to various geological features, the team also consecrated the landing site by naming it after ...

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Health Care Network Unite Us Valued At $1.6B Following $150M Series C

New York-based Unite Us raised its largest funding to date, a $150 million Series C round, to value the technology company at more than $1.6 billion. The company that creates coordinated health care networks, was founded in 2013 by military veterans Dan Brillman and Taylor Justice to interconnect providers around each patient, integrating the social determinants of health, or how ...

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