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Michael Smith 2019-04-23
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Taiwanese spintronics boffins have made an important finding in magnetic random access memory (MRAM) tech: a faster way to switch MRAM states by using a nanometre scale layer of platinum.

Spintronics is a developing field of nanoscale electronics - and it uses not only the charge of electrons but also their spin to effect change.

Magneto-resistive or magnetic RAM (MRAM) uses magnetism to alter the resistive state of a cell from high to low, thereby signalling a binary one or zero.

Suppliers have been developing MRAM chip technology for more than a decade and include Avalanche, Crocus, EverSpin, Samsung, and Spin Transfer Technologies.

One magnetic layer with high coercivity has a fixed polarity while the other with low coercivity is switched between north and south polarities.

When the two layers have the same polarity the electrical tunnel magnetoresistance across the cell is lower than when they have opposing polarities, and signals a “one”.

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Orbit Homes 2018-03-22
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Autumn top interior styling trends – Melbourne’s leading home builders, Orbit Homes is constantly keeping up with the latest home interior design trends.

To know more stunning interior styling trends, Call on 1300 672 484. http://orbithomes.com.au/orbit-blog/autumn-interior-styling-trends-in-2018/

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Billy Haigh 2019-07-18
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Officials with NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have settled on which orbit will be used for the future lunar Gateway outpost, the agencies have announced.

After considering different orbit options, scientists have settled on the near-rectilinear halo orbit (NRHO), which is described as an ‘eccentric’ route around the Moon, one that brings it close to the lunar surface at one point and far away at the other.

The Apollo mission orbited the Moon in a low lunar orbit, but the Gateway — a permanent human outpost and a new space milestone for humanity — will orbit the celestial body in an ‘angelic halo’ orbit, a description referencing the orbit’s halo-like appearance from Earth.

When the Gateway is at the closest point of its orbit, the outpost will be only around 1,800 miles from the Moon’s surface.

At its farthest distance, the Gateway will be nearly 43,500 miles away.

The ESA has published a simulation showing what this orbit will look like once the Gateway is in space.

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Wesley Reese 2018-02-06
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Florida’s space coast roared to life on Tuesday as SpaceX fired off its long-in-development Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center.

In the shadow of the largest single story-building in the world, NASA’s towering Vehicle Assembly Building, and in front of the agency’s iconic ticking countdown clock, onlookers gasped as cloud plumes quietly billowed out from beneath the Falcon Heavy.

The Falcon Heavy’s central core, meanwhile, was sent back toward SpaceX’s autonomous drone ship, Of Course I Still Love You.

The live video feed of the ship cut out before the core approached; SpaceX has yet to confirm if the core successfully landed.

While this is just a test flight for the Falcon Heavy, SpaceX’s stated goal is to get the Roadster about 250 million miles away from Earth, its journey tracked by cameras and sensors on the rocket’s upper stage.

It’s heading to chase Mars around the sun, sharing the same orbit—forever approaching the red planet, but never actually reaching it.

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Bharadwaj Reddy 2021-07-22
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Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellites Global Market Report 2021 by The Business Research Company is the most comprehensive report available on this market and will help gain a truly global perspective as it covers 60 geographies.

The chapter on the impact – both negative and positive – of COVID-19 on the low earth orbit (LEO) satellites industry gives valuable insights on supply chain disruptions, logistical challenges, and other economic implications of the virus on the market.

This includes revised market numbers according to the effects of the coronavirus and the expected low earth orbit (LEO) satellites market growth numbers 2021-2030.View Complete Report:https://www.thebusinessresearchcompany.com/report/low-earth-orbit-leo-satellites--global-market-reportThe Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellites Global Market Report 2020-30 by The Business Research Company provides an in-depth analysis of the global low earth orbit (LEO) satellites market and covers both the historic period, 2015 to 2020, and the forecast period, 2020 to 2030.

The report evaluates the market and major economies across the regions Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East, Africa.The Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellites Global Market Report 2021 covers low earth orbit (LEO) satellites market drivers, low earth orbit (LEO) satellites market trends, low earth orbit (LEO) satellites market growth rate, low earth orbit (LEO) satellites market major players, player-adopted strategies in the market, and low earth orbit (LEO) satellites market size.The global low earth orbit (LEO) satellites market is expected to grow from $2.18 billion in 2020 to $2.34 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3%.

The growth in the low earth orbit satellites market is mainly due to the increasing adoption of low earth orbit satellites in various sectors, rising importance across communications and defense industries, increasing awareness regarding new forms of technology, integration of IoT, machine learning, rapid advancements in the aerospace, robust government support, increasing preferences towards software defined payloads for communication satellites, miniaturization of satellite, and growing advancements in payload systems.

The LEO market is expected to reach $4.36 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 16.9%.Request For The Sample Now:https://www.thebusinessresearchcompany.com/sample.aspx?id=5170=smpThe report covers the low earth orbit (LEO) satellites market segments-1) By Type: Femto, Pico, Nano, Micro, Mini2) By Sub-System: Payload, Structure, Telecommunication, On-Board Computer, Power System, Attitude Control, Propulsion System3) By Application: Technology Development, Earth Observation And Remote Sensing, Communication, Space Exploration, Surveillance4) By End-User: Commercial, Civil, Government, OthersAbout The Business Research Company: The Business Research Company is a market intelligence firm that excels in company, market, and consumer research.

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living space 2020-09-28
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Buy Orbit Lounge Chair online from a wide range of modern to contemporary design at Living Spaces.

Find best quality Orbit Lounge Chair in India @Best Prices | Living Spaces India.https://livingspaces.in/art/collection/urbane/orbit-lounge-chair/

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Sean Biro 2018-12-04
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MESO tech uses magnetic spin for ones and zeroes, instead of olde-worlde electrons

With silicon near its development headroom, Intel has been putting its boffins to work on replacements, and one potential technology revealed in a Nature paper uses room-temperature quantum materials.

Chipzilla claimed its magneto-electric spin-orbit (MESO) technology's important characteristics are low voltage (as much as five times below today's CMOS-based chips) and consequently lower power (between 10 and 30 times lower than CMOS).

The technology is based on multiferroic materials invented in 2001 by UC Berkeley professor Ramamoorthy Ramesh.

The university explained that MESO uses a multiferroic material that's both magnetic (like a common permanent magnet, the atoms are aligned) and ferromagnetic, and the two states are coupled: meaning if you change one, you change the other.

To make this useful as a CMOS "replacement", researchers had to work to reduce the voltage needed to change the magnetic state, and that's where the Intel-led investigations came in.

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Beatrice Patterson 2016-12-25
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To celebrate American Archive Month in October, NASA s Chandra X-ray Observatory has released a collection of images, including this shot of a cluster of stars 20,000 light years from Earth.

The blue and green shows cosmic haze where clouds form; x-rays are shown in purple.

2 / 30 These bright emission nebulas, located in Cassiopeia, are named Heart and Soul.David Lindemann 3 / 30 This young star is breaking out.

This image of Mars has been altered to show what we would see with ultraviolet vision: the Valles Marineris appears as a blue cut across the middle, and an ozone build-up at the south pole shows as magenta.

However, this multi-colored haze actually marks the site of two colliding galaxy clusters, forming a single object known as MACS J0416.1-2403.

7 / 30 In this image from ESO s Very Large Telescope VLT , light from blazing blue stars energizes the gas left over from the stars recent formation.

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Thomas Saysongkham 2018-05-21
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NASA’s exoplanet-spotting Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has successfully manoeuvred around Earth’s moon.

TESS is headed for an orbit that’s elliptical and inclined to Earth.

The ellipse allows TESS to squirt data back to Earth from its 108,000km perigee, an altitude that keeps it well clear of the cluttered ~30,000km orbit inhabited by geosynchronous satellites.

At its 373,000km apogee it’ll be well clear of the Van Allen Radiation belts.

The inclination makes the orbit stable by reducing back-and-forth tugs of gravity from Earth and the Moon.

The resulting orbit is stable enough that TESS won’t need to adjust its orbit, so can carry less fuel which means more payload for instruments.

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Brendon Dwelle 2018-01-09

SpaceX is planning to perform a static test fire of its massive Falcon Heavy rocket later this week, the company revealed today in a statement from company President and COO Gwynne Shotwell.

Now that the rocket is vertical on launchpad LC-39A, a static test fire to ensure the rocket’s 27 Merlin engines are in good working order and ready for the full, inaugural test launch targeting low Earth orbit shortly thereafter.

The fact that SpaceX is ready to test fire its heavy-duty rocket means it’s likely getting very close to launch – it could be ready to go within the next couple of weeks.

That’s in keeping with what SpaceX has been saying since late last year, when it pushed the initial test launch from the end of 2017 to sometime in the very beginning of 2018.

SpaceX first showed Falcon Heavy vertical at Cape Canaveral in Florida on January 3, just days into the new year.

It’s carrying a special payload, too – an original Tesla Roadster in cherry red, which SpaceX is hoping to put into an extended orbit of Mars if everything goes exactly to plan with the initial Falcon Heavy launch.

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Jim Evans 2018-02-26
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The oh-so-massive Stratolaunch aircraft seems to be getting a little bit closer to taking flight.

Last year, Vulcan Aerospace began ground-based tests of the 72.5-foot-long airplane, which culminated in December with runway tests that saw the vehicle roll at speeds of up to 28mph in Mojave, California.

Now, the Stratolaunch has pushed those ground-based cruising speeds even faster.

According to the company's founder, Paul Allen, the Stratolaunch aircraft reached a top taxi speed of 46mph this weekend, "with all flight surfaces in place."

These tests are part of a regimen to certify the aircraft's ability to steer and stop.

Beyond these runway tests, unfortunately, Vulcan has not disclosed any information about when the first flight of the large aircraft will take place or what checks must be made between now and then.

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James Bice 2019-02-07
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One year ago today (Feb. 6), a spacesuit-clad mannequin named Starman blasted into orbit aboard a cherry-red Tesla roadster he borrowed from his buddy, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

The mannequin and his ride were the first payload aboard the maiden voyage of SpaceX's gargantuan Falcon Heavy rocket.

In the past 12 months, car and driver have traveled more than 470 million miles (760 million kilometers) around the sun.

They are currently drifting beyond Mars in an elliptical orbit that will last about 557 Earth days, according to the tracking site whereisroadster.com.

[7 Everyday Things That Happen Strangely in Space]

Needless to say, the warranty on Starman's Tesla has long since expired … about 10,000 times over.

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Jose Hilton 2019-04-24

Just nine months after launching from Y Combinator with a new propulsion technology, Momentus has inked its first customers for its transportation technology that can take cargo beyond geostationary orbit — and ultimately to a lunar orbit.

With those customers in tow, the company is also out fundraising, looking for up to $25 million in fresh financing, according to chief executive Mikhail Kokorich.

“It’s the first low-cost transportation way to deliver a low payload from low Earth orbit to geo orbit and to the Moon,” says Kokorich of the company’s technology.

Both Exolaunch and Deimos Space will use Momentus spacecraft to take their satellites beyond the drop positions they’d occupy by hitching a ride on a SpaceX, Soyuz, Long March or Ariane rocket.

The service can deliver 300 kilograms or 400 kilograms within low Earth orbit and up to 100 kilograms to a lunar orbit, according to Kokorich — for a cost of around $3.4 million.

That’s radically cheaper than solutions that are currently on offer.

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Paul Jennette 2021-01-18
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"This magnificent flight is the culmination of many years of hard work."
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Marion Kimberlin 2018-10-08
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In some respects, Sunday night's launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California was nothing special.

After all, SpaceX has launched 35 rockets in just the last 21 months.

This rocket had already been launched once before as well, back in July, from this very launch pad.

And sending a three-ton payload to Sun-synchronous orbit some 600km above the planet is hardly revolutionary.

But in some ways, the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket was pretty darn awesome.

For one, skies at the notoriously fogged-in launch site along the central California coast are rarely crystal clear for a launch.

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Roy Shannon 2016-06-17
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Watch Now: SpaceX Rocket Crash

SpaceX s attempt earlier this week to once again land a rocket on a drone ship didn t go well.

But the difference between success and a broken rocket falling into the sea really isn t big, as the video of the landing shows.

We re still waiting on the close-up video from the camera on board the drone ship, which should give a better view of what happened, but the long-range camera gives some idea of what went wrong.

DON T MISS: There s a secret symbol on money that prevents you from copying it

According to Elon Musk, the engine shut down slightly too early, thanks to early liquid oxygen depletion, which is fancy space-man way of saying we ran out of gas.

As a result, the rocket was going faster, and it had less fuel to slow down than on previous attempts.

SpaceX knew it would be right up against the line of running out of fuel, but I don t think anyone expected it to be quite this close.

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Michael Smith 2019-04-23
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Taiwanese spintronics boffins have made an important finding in magnetic random access memory (MRAM) tech: a faster way to switch MRAM states by using a nanometre scale layer of platinum.

Spintronics is a developing field of nanoscale electronics - and it uses not only the charge of electrons but also their spin to effect change.

Magneto-resistive or magnetic RAM (MRAM) uses magnetism to alter the resistive state of a cell from high to low, thereby signalling a binary one or zero.

Suppliers have been developing MRAM chip technology for more than a decade and include Avalanche, Crocus, EverSpin, Samsung, and Spin Transfer Technologies.

One magnetic layer with high coercivity has a fixed polarity while the other with low coercivity is switched between north and south polarities.

When the two layers have the same polarity the electrical tunnel magnetoresistance across the cell is lower than when they have opposing polarities, and signals a “one”.

Billy Haigh 2019-07-18
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Officials with NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have settled on which orbit will be used for the future lunar Gateway outpost, the agencies have announced.

After considering different orbit options, scientists have settled on the near-rectilinear halo orbit (NRHO), which is described as an ‘eccentric’ route around the Moon, one that brings it close to the lunar surface at one point and far away at the other.

The Apollo mission orbited the Moon in a low lunar orbit, but the Gateway — a permanent human outpost and a new space milestone for humanity — will orbit the celestial body in an ‘angelic halo’ orbit, a description referencing the orbit’s halo-like appearance from Earth.

When the Gateway is at the closest point of its orbit, the outpost will be only around 1,800 miles from the Moon’s surface.

At its farthest distance, the Gateway will be nearly 43,500 miles away.

The ESA has published a simulation showing what this orbit will look like once the Gateway is in space.

Bharadwaj Reddy 2021-07-22
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Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellites Global Market Report 2021 by The Business Research Company is the most comprehensive report available on this market and will help gain a truly global perspective as it covers 60 geographies.

The chapter on the impact – both negative and positive – of COVID-19 on the low earth orbit (LEO) satellites industry gives valuable insights on supply chain disruptions, logistical challenges, and other economic implications of the virus on the market.

This includes revised market numbers according to the effects of the coronavirus and the expected low earth orbit (LEO) satellites market growth numbers 2021-2030.View Complete Report:https://www.thebusinessresearchcompany.com/report/low-earth-orbit-leo-satellites--global-market-reportThe Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellites Global Market Report 2020-30 by The Business Research Company provides an in-depth analysis of the global low earth orbit (LEO) satellites market and covers both the historic period, 2015 to 2020, and the forecast period, 2020 to 2030.

The report evaluates the market and major economies across the regions Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East, Africa.The Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellites Global Market Report 2021 covers low earth orbit (LEO) satellites market drivers, low earth orbit (LEO) satellites market trends, low earth orbit (LEO) satellites market growth rate, low earth orbit (LEO) satellites market major players, player-adopted strategies in the market, and low earth orbit (LEO) satellites market size.The global low earth orbit (LEO) satellites market is expected to grow from $2.18 billion in 2020 to $2.34 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3%.

The growth in the low earth orbit satellites market is mainly due to the increasing adoption of low earth orbit satellites in various sectors, rising importance across communications and defense industries, increasing awareness regarding new forms of technology, integration of IoT, machine learning, rapid advancements in the aerospace, robust government support, increasing preferences towards software defined payloads for communication satellites, miniaturization of satellite, and growing advancements in payload systems.

The LEO market is expected to reach $4.36 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 16.9%.Request For The Sample Now:https://www.thebusinessresearchcompany.com/sample.aspx?id=5170=smpThe report covers the low earth orbit (LEO) satellites market segments-1) By Type: Femto, Pico, Nano, Micro, Mini2) By Sub-System: Payload, Structure, Telecommunication, On-Board Computer, Power System, Attitude Control, Propulsion System3) By Application: Technology Development, Earth Observation And Remote Sensing, Communication, Space Exploration, Surveillance4) By End-User: Commercial, Civil, Government, OthersAbout The Business Research Company: The Business Research Company is a market intelligence firm that excels in company, market, and consumer research.

Sean Biro 2018-12-04
img

MESO tech uses magnetic spin for ones and zeroes, instead of olde-worlde electrons

With silicon near its development headroom, Intel has been putting its boffins to work on replacements, and one potential technology revealed in a Nature paper uses room-temperature quantum materials.

Chipzilla claimed its magneto-electric spin-orbit (MESO) technology's important characteristics are low voltage (as much as five times below today's CMOS-based chips) and consequently lower power (between 10 and 30 times lower than CMOS).

The technology is based on multiferroic materials invented in 2001 by UC Berkeley professor Ramamoorthy Ramesh.

The university explained that MESO uses a multiferroic material that's both magnetic (like a common permanent magnet, the atoms are aligned) and ferromagnetic, and the two states are coupled: meaning if you change one, you change the other.

To make this useful as a CMOS "replacement", researchers had to work to reduce the voltage needed to change the magnetic state, and that's where the Intel-led investigations came in.

Thomas Saysongkham 2018-05-21
img

NASA’s exoplanet-spotting Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has successfully manoeuvred around Earth’s moon.

TESS is headed for an orbit that’s elliptical and inclined to Earth.

The ellipse allows TESS to squirt data back to Earth from its 108,000km perigee, an altitude that keeps it well clear of the cluttered ~30,000km orbit inhabited by geosynchronous satellites.

At its 373,000km apogee it’ll be well clear of the Van Allen Radiation belts.

The inclination makes the orbit stable by reducing back-and-forth tugs of gravity from Earth and the Moon.

The resulting orbit is stable enough that TESS won’t need to adjust its orbit, so can carry less fuel which means more payload for instruments.

Jim Evans 2018-02-26
img

The oh-so-massive Stratolaunch aircraft seems to be getting a little bit closer to taking flight.

Last year, Vulcan Aerospace began ground-based tests of the 72.5-foot-long airplane, which culminated in December with runway tests that saw the vehicle roll at speeds of up to 28mph in Mojave, California.

Now, the Stratolaunch has pushed those ground-based cruising speeds even faster.

According to the company's founder, Paul Allen, the Stratolaunch aircraft reached a top taxi speed of 46mph this weekend, "with all flight surfaces in place."

These tests are part of a regimen to certify the aircraft's ability to steer and stop.

Beyond these runway tests, unfortunately, Vulcan has not disclosed any information about when the first flight of the large aircraft will take place or what checks must be made between now and then.

Jose Hilton 2019-04-24

Just nine months after launching from Y Combinator with a new propulsion technology, Momentus has inked its first customers for its transportation technology that can take cargo beyond geostationary orbit — and ultimately to a lunar orbit.

With those customers in tow, the company is also out fundraising, looking for up to $25 million in fresh financing, according to chief executive Mikhail Kokorich.

“It’s the first low-cost transportation way to deliver a low payload from low Earth orbit to geo orbit and to the Moon,” says Kokorich of the company’s technology.

Both Exolaunch and Deimos Space will use Momentus spacecraft to take their satellites beyond the drop positions they’d occupy by hitching a ride on a SpaceX, Soyuz, Long March or Ariane rocket.

The service can deliver 300 kilograms or 400 kilograms within low Earth orbit and up to 100 kilograms to a lunar orbit, according to Kokorich — for a cost of around $3.4 million.

That’s radically cheaper than solutions that are currently on offer.

Marion Kimberlin 2018-10-08
img

In some respects, Sunday night's launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California was nothing special.

After all, SpaceX has launched 35 rockets in just the last 21 months.

This rocket had already been launched once before as well, back in July, from this very launch pad.

And sending a three-ton payload to Sun-synchronous orbit some 600km above the planet is hardly revolutionary.

But in some ways, the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket was pretty darn awesome.

For one, skies at the notoriously fogged-in launch site along the central California coast are rarely crystal clear for a launch.

Orbit Homes 2018-03-22
img

Autumn top interior styling trends – Melbourne’s leading home builders, Orbit Homes is constantly keeping up with the latest home interior design trends.

To know more stunning interior styling trends, Call on 1300 672 484. http://orbithomes.com.au/orbit-blog/autumn-interior-styling-trends-in-2018/

Wesley Reese 2018-02-06
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Florida’s space coast roared to life on Tuesday as SpaceX fired off its long-in-development Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center.

In the shadow of the largest single story-building in the world, NASA’s towering Vehicle Assembly Building, and in front of the agency’s iconic ticking countdown clock, onlookers gasped as cloud plumes quietly billowed out from beneath the Falcon Heavy.

The Falcon Heavy’s central core, meanwhile, was sent back toward SpaceX’s autonomous drone ship, Of Course I Still Love You.

The live video feed of the ship cut out before the core approached; SpaceX has yet to confirm if the core successfully landed.

While this is just a test flight for the Falcon Heavy, SpaceX’s stated goal is to get the Roadster about 250 million miles away from Earth, its journey tracked by cameras and sensors on the rocket’s upper stage.

It’s heading to chase Mars around the sun, sharing the same orbit—forever approaching the red planet, but never actually reaching it.

living space 2020-09-28
img

Buy Orbit Lounge Chair online from a wide range of modern to contemporary design at Living Spaces.

Find best quality Orbit Lounge Chair in India @Best Prices | Living Spaces India.https://livingspaces.in/art/collection/urbane/orbit-lounge-chair/

Beatrice Patterson 2016-12-25
img

To celebrate American Archive Month in October, NASA s Chandra X-ray Observatory has released a collection of images, including this shot of a cluster of stars 20,000 light years from Earth.

The blue and green shows cosmic haze where clouds form; x-rays are shown in purple.

2 / 30 These bright emission nebulas, located in Cassiopeia, are named Heart and Soul.David Lindemann 3 / 30 This young star is breaking out.

This image of Mars has been altered to show what we would see with ultraviolet vision: the Valles Marineris appears as a blue cut across the middle, and an ozone build-up at the south pole shows as magenta.

However, this multi-colored haze actually marks the site of two colliding galaxy clusters, forming a single object known as MACS J0416.1-2403.

7 / 30 In this image from ESO s Very Large Telescope VLT , light from blazing blue stars energizes the gas left over from the stars recent formation.

Brendon Dwelle 2018-01-09

SpaceX is planning to perform a static test fire of its massive Falcon Heavy rocket later this week, the company revealed today in a statement from company President and COO Gwynne Shotwell.

Now that the rocket is vertical on launchpad LC-39A, a static test fire to ensure the rocket’s 27 Merlin engines are in good working order and ready for the full, inaugural test launch targeting low Earth orbit shortly thereafter.

The fact that SpaceX is ready to test fire its heavy-duty rocket means it’s likely getting very close to launch – it could be ready to go within the next couple of weeks.

That’s in keeping with what SpaceX has been saying since late last year, when it pushed the initial test launch from the end of 2017 to sometime in the very beginning of 2018.

SpaceX first showed Falcon Heavy vertical at Cape Canaveral in Florida on January 3, just days into the new year.

It’s carrying a special payload, too – an original Tesla Roadster in cherry red, which SpaceX is hoping to put into an extended orbit of Mars if everything goes exactly to plan with the initial Falcon Heavy launch.

James Bice 2019-02-07
img

One year ago today (Feb. 6), a spacesuit-clad mannequin named Starman blasted into orbit aboard a cherry-red Tesla roadster he borrowed from his buddy, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

The mannequin and his ride were the first payload aboard the maiden voyage of SpaceX's gargantuan Falcon Heavy rocket.

In the past 12 months, car and driver have traveled more than 470 million miles (760 million kilometers) around the sun.

They are currently drifting beyond Mars in an elliptical orbit that will last about 557 Earth days, according to the tracking site whereisroadster.com.

[7 Everyday Things That Happen Strangely in Space]

Needless to say, the warranty on Starman's Tesla has long since expired … about 10,000 times over.

Paul Jennette 2021-01-18
img
"This magnificent flight is the culmination of many years of hard work."
Roy Shannon 2016-06-17
img

Watch Now: SpaceX Rocket Crash

SpaceX s attempt earlier this week to once again land a rocket on a drone ship didn t go well.

But the difference between success and a broken rocket falling into the sea really isn t big, as the video of the landing shows.

We re still waiting on the close-up video from the camera on board the drone ship, which should give a better view of what happened, but the long-range camera gives some idea of what went wrong.

DON T MISS: There s a secret symbol on money that prevents you from copying it

According to Elon Musk, the engine shut down slightly too early, thanks to early liquid oxygen depletion, which is fancy space-man way of saying we ran out of gas.

As a result, the rocket was going faster, and it had less fuel to slow down than on previous attempts.

SpaceX knew it would be right up against the line of running out of fuel, but I don t think anyone expected it to be quite this close.