Daily Archives: 27.04.2021

Spy satellite successfully launched from California military base

A Delta 4-Heavy rocket lifts off Monday from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Credit: National Reconnaissance Office A United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket climbed into orbit Monday from a military base northwest of Los Angeles, delivering to space a classified U.S. government spy satellite as large as a school bus and leaving just three Delta ...

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Cosmic Opportunities №29

Hello, our fellow readers. April seems to be a less active month, so let’s do a little retrospective into the past. Enjoy the reading. Yoshi Arakawa – 04’21 has left the “Maxar Technologies”, he was Sr Director, Program Management. Took office as Vice President, Solutions in “HawkEye 360”. Payam Banazadeh – from 04’21 become Member, Aerospace Department External Advisory Committee ...

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Delta IV Heavy Launches NROL-82, Kicks Off Ambitious 2021 Manifest for ULA

The launch of NROL-82 marks the 60th anniversary of the National Reconnaissance Office in 2021. Photo Credit: ULA More than four months since its most recent flight, United Launch Alliance (ULA) has kicked off an ambitious—though belated—2021 manifest for its fleet of rockets: the soon-to-be-retired Delta IV Heavy, the workhorse Atlas V and the as-yet-unflown Vulcan-Centaur. Liftoff of a giant ...

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Providing A Virtual Specialist: Summus Global Raises $21M Series B

Telehealth received a big boost during the global pandemic as people practiced social distancing to see their doctors. Summus Global is riding that wave, having raised a new round of $21 million in Series B funding to provide virtual visits with specialists as an employee benefit. “The connection between doctors and patients is important, but physicians aren’t always incentivized to ...

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3D motion tracking system could streamline vision for autonomous tech

A new real-time, 3D motion tracking system developed at the University of Michigan combines transparent light detectors with advanced neural network methods to create a system that could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in autonomous technologies. While the technology is still in its infancy, future applications include automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging and autonomous driving. A paper on the system ...

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How blockchain can accelerate the United Nations’ most sustainable development goals

The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are becoming increasingly relevant in today’s world. The desire to both do good and do well is driving so many types of organisations and individuals to play their parts. Governments, impact investors, individual donors, high-net-worth philanthropists, foundations, non-profits, social enterprises and even many for-profit corporations have upped their game in improving society ...

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