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WASHINGTON — An Atlas 5 successfully a launched NASA spacecraft Oct. 16 on a mission to study distant asteroids that may hold clues to the early history of the solar system. The United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 401 rocket lifted off on schedule from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 5:34 a.m.
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In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast, Sophie Zienkiewicz and Henry Preston of the Nuclear Institute’s Young Generation Network argue the case for including nuclear energy in the UK’s net-zero-carbon strategy. Physics World’s Laura Hiscott and Tami Freeman are also on hand to talk about careers for physicists in the green economy and
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SAN FRANCISCO – SpaceLink has awarded OHB System AG a contract with an anticipated value of more than $300 million to manufacture four satellites for its commercial space data relay constellation. After reviewing proposals from multiple satellite manufacturers, SpaceLink selected OHB based on a number of factors including the German company’s experience building Galileo navigation
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The launch of a NASA cubesat mission that will test the orbit to be used by the lunar Gateway has slipped to next March, the result of broader launch delays Rocket Lab has suffered because of the pandemic. NASA’s Ames Research Center tweeted Oct. 13 that it was now targeting March 2022
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Extreme exoplanet: artist’s impression of WASP-76b. (Courtesy: ESO/L Calçada) Signatures of ionized calcium in the upper atmosphere of an ultra-hot, Jupiter-like exoplanet have been found by international team of astronomers led by Emily Deibert at the University of Toronto. The researchers say that the ions could have only formed if the upper atmosphere of the
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WASHINGTON — Days after acknowledging it would no longer operate its own satellite network, Dutch internet-of-things startup Hiber says it is partnering with Inmarsat to provide those services. Hiber announced Oct. 12 that it will use Inmarsat to provide the satellite connectivity for the IoT services it offers, primarily to industrial customers. Hiber will combine
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