Daily Archives: 02.07.2021

Exclusive: Prelude Raises $1.2M Seed To Fix Broken Recruiting Process

San Francisco-based Prelude — formerly Interview Schedule — closed a $1.2 million seed round as the company looks to make scheduling job interviews a little easier. The round was led by Fuel Capital. Founded in 2017, the company has now raised $2.4 million to date. Prelude currently helps more than 100 companies — like One Medical, Snowflake and Cloudflare — ...

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To Take the Best Direct Images of Exoplanets With Space Telescopes, we’re Going to Want Starshades

Between 2021 and 2024, the James Webb (JWST) and Nancy Grace Roman (RST) space telescopes will be launched to space. As the successors to multiple observatories (like Hubble, Kepler, Spitzer, and others), these missions will carry out some of the most ambitious astronomical surveys ever mounted. This will range from the discovery and characterization of extrasolar planets to investigating the ...

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Progress supply ship docks with space station

Russia’s Progress MS-17 supply ship moves in for docking at the International Space Station on Thursday. Credit: NASA TV/Spaceflight Now Russia’s automated Progress MS-17 cargo ship docked with the International Space Station Thursday, wrapping up a two-day journey from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with nearly 2.7 tons of fuel, food, water, and supplies. The Progress cargo craft linked up ...

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LauncherOne Achieves Second Successful Mission, Lifts Seven Payloads to Orbit

“Nice to see you again, space,” tweeted Virgin Orbit, as LauncherOne returned this astonishing first view of the journey to low-Earth orbit. It was the second LauncherOne success of 2021. Photo Credit: Virgin Orbit For the second time in under six months, Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne air-launched booster has completed a flawless flight to space, delivering seven small payloads into low-Earth ...

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Ireland not among 130 countries to back global tax deal

A detailed implementation plan together with remaining issues will be finalised by October 2021 The Organisation for Cooperation and Development (OECD) has said that 130 countries and jurisdictions have signed up to a plan that will bring sweeping new reforms to global corporation tax rules. However, Ireland is not on the list of signatories to the proposals. Under the plan, ...

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