Daily Archives: 09.07.2021

European Rover Challenge 2021 with two formulas and a Martian volcano

Final preparations for the seventh edition of the European Rover Challenge are underway. This year’s event will be held on 10-12 September at the Kielce University of Technology in Poland. For the first time in history, worldwide university teams will compete in two formulas: onsite and remote. Visitors will take part in three-day lectures on flights to Mars, the commercialization ...

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There are Probably Many More Earth-Sized Worlds Than Previously Believed

In the past decade, the discovery of extrasolar planets has accelerated immensely. To date, 4,424 exoplanets have been confirmed in 3,280 star systems, with another 7,453 awaiting confirmation. So far, most of these planets have been gas giants, with about 66% being similar to Jupiter or Neptune, while another 30% have been giant rocky planets (aka. “Super-Earths). Only a small ...

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CRS-22 Dragon Departs ISS, Next U.S. Cargo Ship Targets August Mission

CRS-22 drifts away into the inky blackness after a smooth undocking from the International Space Station (ISS) at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday. After more than a month in space, the CRS-22 Dragon—the second of at least six SpaceX cargo missions under the second-round Commercial Resupply Services (CRS2) contract with NASA—is homeward bound, laden with 5,300 pounds (2,400 kg) of cargo ...

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Bus Éireann records €9.2m loss for 2020

Payroll and related costs increased by 1.2% to €144.6m Bus Éireann recorded a €9.2m loss last year as it dealt with the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. The state bus company had notched up a profit of €2.3m a year earlier. Revenue from Expressway services fell by 35.8% to €38.96m with passenger numbers falling by 59%. PSO revenue reduced by ...

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