Daily Archives: 28.03.2021

SKY Perfect JSAT signs contract with Airbus to build Superbird-9 telecommunications satellite

(25 March 2021 – Airbus) SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation has selected Airbus to build Superbird-9, a fully digital in-orbit reconfigurable telecommunications satellite. The satellite will be based on Airbus’ standardised OneSat product line. Airbus will provide a turnkey solution, including design and manufacture of the Superbird-9 spacecraft, associated services and support for in-orbit operations and ground segment, as well as ...

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Newly Forming Stars Don’t Blast Away Material as Previously Believed. So Why Do They Stop Growing?

We thought we understood how stars are formed. It turns out, we don’t. Not completely, anyway. A new study, recently conducted using data from the Hubble Space Telescope, is sending astronomers back to the drawing board to rewrite the accepted model of stellar formation. What we do know about star formation is that they are born from enormous clouds of ...

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U.S. Space Force’s next missile warning satellite arrives at Florida launch base

The SBIRS GEO 5 satellite enters a thermal vacuum chamber last year at Lockheed Martin’s factory in Sunnyvale, California. Credit: Lockheed Martin A billion-dollar missile warning satellite built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Space Force arrived at Cape Canaveral earlier this month to kick off final preparations for launch May 17 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. ...

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Spain’s First Tokenized Property Sells for ETH to Investors in 3 Countries

Source: Adobe/Jezper A “tokenized” apartment has been bought for ethereum (ETH) in Spain by domestic and international buyers – seemingly making it the first property in the nation to change hands in a purely crypto-funded deal. Per El Correo Web, the apartment is located in Seville, and involved the Spanish crypto exchange Criptan and the real estate investment firm Rental ...

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A new Stanford initiative aims to ensure 5G networks are reliable and secure

Later this year, in a lab in the Durand Building at Stanford University School of Engineering, a team of researchers will demonstrate how a tight formation of computer-controlled drones can be managed with precision even when the 5G network controlling it is under continual cyberattack. The demo’s ultimate success or failure will depend on the ability of an experimental network ...

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Gadget insurance – don’t pay on the double

The Central Bank study uncovered a market that was less than transparent, and a surprising number of consumers had policies that they were unaware of We have become increasingly dependent on portable electronic devices in many aspects of our daily lives and the past year has seen an acceleration of that trend. Little wonder we would want to protect ourselves ...

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The Event Horizon Telescope has Revealed the Magnetic Field Lines Around M87’s Central Black Hole

In 2019 astronomers captured the first direct image of a black hole. It was an image of the supermassive black hole at the heart of M87. And when many folks saw it, their reaction was “that’s it?” Which is understandable, given that the image is just a blurry, donut-shaped smudge. It isn’t much to look at. But an astronomical image ...

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