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Australia’s Telstra to buy Digicel Pacific from O’Brien

The purchase from current owner and founder, Irish businessman Denis O’Brien, is expected to be completed within six months Australian telecommunications firm Telstra will buy Digicel Pacific for $1.6 billion (€1.4 billion), in a government-supported move reportedly aimed at shutting out China-backed players from acquiring the regionally dominant company. Telstra announced it had received $1.3b in funding from Canberra to ...

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NeuralBlox: Real-Time Neural Representation Fusion for Robust Volumetric Mapping

Mapping the 3D volume of an environment during online operation is necessary for tasks like autonomous navigation or mobile manipulation. However, these measurements are affected by sensor noise and pose estimation errors. Volumetric Mapping technique is used in different fields, where image segmentation or other types of image processing are required. Image credit: Toorumer via Wikimedia, CC-BY-SA-4.0 A recent study ...

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Arianespace breaks payload mass record on final Ariane 5 launch before Webb

An Ariane 5 rocket lifts off from the Guiana Space Center with the SES 17 and Syracuse 4A communications satellites. Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace/S. Martin A European Ariane 5 rocket fired into space Saturday night from French Guiana with a commercial broadband satellite for SES and a French military telecom craft, setting a new payload mass record for geostationary transfer orbit on ...

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I Could Look at James Webb Unboxing Pictures all Day

On Oct. 12th, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) arrived safely at Port de Pariacabo in French Guiana after spending 16 days traveling between California and South America. Since then, the observatory was transported from California to French Guiana and brought to a cleanroom in the Guyanese Space Center (GSC). Here, crews “unboxed” the observatory from its protective cargo container ...

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