Daily Archives: 04.08.2021

Could These Students Improve the Global Food Supply? They’re Finding Out — One Tractor at a Time

While many Mustangs are enjoying a leisurely summer break, a team of six engineering, computer science and industrial technology students are getting their hands dirty on local farms and ranches — in hopes of making a global impact. Image credit: Pixabay (Free Pixabay license) The team is behind the startup TractorCloud, which is developing hardware and software to help heavy ...

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Chinese commercial launcher fails during climb to orbit

File photo of a Hyperbola 1 rocket undergoing launch preparations. Credit: i-Space The launch of a solid-fueled rocket developed by the Chinese commercial space firm iSpace failed Tuesday, the second launch failure in three orbital attempts by the startup company, Chinese state media said. A Hyperbola 1 rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan launch base at 3:39 a.m. EDT (0739 ...

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Starliner Valve Issue Delays OFT-2, Next Launch Attempt TBD

For the second time in less than a week, the Orbital Flight Test (OFT)-2 mission has been stood down. Last Friday, its launch was postponed following issues after Nauka’s arrival at the International Space Station (ISS), and on Tuesday due to unexpected valve-position indications aboard the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. Photo Credit: Jeff Seibert/AmericaSpace The second Orbital Flight Test (OFT-2) of ...

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Minister starts process of selling State stake in BoI

Paschal Donohoe announced in June that he intended to start the process of selling the state shareholding before the end of the year The Minister for Finance has started the process of selling the State’s shareholding in Bank of Ireland. According to a filing at the London Stock Exchange, the Government’s stake in the bank has fallen from 13.95% to ...

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