trisept buys orbex prime rocket for rideshare flight
Launch integrator TriSept Corp. announced plans Jan. 14 to buy an Orbex Prime launch vehicle for a dedicated rideshare mission to fly from Scotland’s Sutherland Spaceport in 2022. SpaceNews.com... SPACE NEWS · 5 days
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The Boeing CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle that flew an abbreviated test flight this month appears to be in good... more
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Birds change the shape of their wings far more than planes. The complexities of bird flight have posed a major design challenge for scientists trying to translate the way birds fly into robots. more
'PigeonBot' Brings Robots Closer To Bird-Like Flight  NPR · 3 days
Birds change the shape of their wings far more than planes. The complexities of bird flight have posed a major design challenge for scientists trying to translate the way birds fly into robots. more
Arianespace launches Eutelsat, ISRO satellites on first 2020 mission  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
WASHINGTON — European launch provider Arianespace completed its first launch of the year Jan. 16, sending two communications... more
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Moths' flight data helps drones navigate complex environments  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
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Hispasat buys GEO satellite from Thales Alenia Space  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Hispasat Chief Executive Miguel Ángel Panduro said Amazonas Nexus will be “the most dynamic and advanced satellite in our fleet.”... more
Moths' flight data helps drones navigate complex environments  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The flight navigation strategy of moths can be used to develop programs that help drones to navigate unfamiliar environments, report Ioannis Paschalidis at Boston University, Thomas Daniel at University of Washington, and... more
Florida buys Everglades land to prevent oil drilling  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday announced a massive land buyout that will kill a plan to drill for oil in the Everglades. more
ESA TV Preview 2020  ESA · 2 weeks
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NRL researching rivers in the sky  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Meteorologists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory plan to take a harder look in 2020 at a prime, yet difficult to model, component of the global water cycle known as atmospheric rivers. more
How flight feathers stick together to form a continuous morphing wing  Science Magazine · 3 days
Variable feather overlap enables birds to morph their wings, unlike aircraft. They accomplish this feat by means of elastic compliance of connective tissue, which passively redistributes... more
Ireland on track for February general election  ABC NEWS · 5 days
The office of Ireland's president says Prime Minister Leo Varadkar will formally request the dissolution of parliament before a general election next month more
China launches powerful rocket in boost for 2020 Mars mission  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
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NASA contractor settles whistleblower complaint for $375,000  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A NASA contractor on Monday agreed to pay $375,000 in order to settle a whistleblower complaint that accused the company of falsely certifying that ground support equipment for a rocket launch system followed the... more
Ariane 5 liftoff  ESA · 2 days
Image: On 16 January 2020, Ariane 5 flight VA251 lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana and delivered two telecom satellites, Konnect and GSAT-30, into their planned orbits. more
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