DARPA Moves Ahead With Futuristic “Sea Train” Convoy System

Credit: BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 10-05-2020 08:37:55 The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is moving ahead with a futuristic proposal for convoying naval vessels bow-to-stern to achieve greater fuel efficiency and range in long-distance transits…More about this in the link below… https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/darpa-moves-ahead-with-futuristic-sea-train-convoy-system

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5 ways SpaceX is changing Crew Dragon flight for next NASA astronauts – Business Insider

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship and Falcon 9 rocket at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on May 24, 2020. Credit Ben Cooper/SpaceX https://www.businessinsider.com/spacex-upgraded-crew-dragon-spaceship-for-next-nasa-astronaut-mission-2020-9?amp#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s

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US Demonstrates Technology To Launch A ‘Drone From A Drone’ & Recover It Back Mid-Air

General Atomics, the American defence giant has stated that it has carried out captive carry tests of its new air-launched and air-retrievable drone prototype called the Sparrowhawk. According to initial specifications, it would be carried by and work with the larger unmanned aircraft like the Predator-B or Gray Eagle, increasing their capabilities. “The Sparrowhawk aircraft […]

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DARPA’s air-breathing hypersonic missiles ready for free-flight tests – UPI.com

Sept. 2 (UPI) — Captive carry tests of two hypersonic weapons have been completed, with their first free flights scheduled for later this year, according to DARPA and the U.S. Air Force. Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have each designed hypersonic missiles for a combined program of the Air Force and the Defense Advanced Research Projects […]

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The big Delta IV Heavy rocket will try to loft a classified mission tonight – Ars Technica

Is anyone ready to see a heavy-lift rocket take flight? Especially one that creates a giant fireball mere seconds before liftoff? United Launch Alliance’s largest booster, the Delta IV Heavy, has not launched since January, 2019. Now the big rocket—the second-most-powerful launch vehicle in the world after SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy—is back on the pad to loft a […]

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Scientists discover way to make quantum states last 10,000 times longer

If we can harness it, quantum technology promises fantastic new possibilities. But first, scientists need to coax quantum systems to stay yoked for longer than a few millionths of a second. A team of scientists at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering announced the discovery of a simple modification that allows quantum systems to […]

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Civilian Satellite Spots Russian Missile Test – OSINT News

A sharp-eyed satellite imagery analyst caught a Russian destroyer in the act of launching a missile. The destroyer, Severomorsk, was launching a SA-N-9 Gauntlet air defense missile. Missile launches are so brief, they’re rarely caught on satellite imagery…More about this in the link below… https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a33472839/russian-missile-test-open-source-intelligence-analyst/

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UK and US say Russia fired a satellite weapon in space – BBC News

The US and UK have accused Russia of testing a weapon-like projectile in space that could be used to target satellites in orbit. The US State Department described the recent use of “what would appear to be actual in-orbit anti-satellite weaponry” as concerning. Russia’s defence ministry earlier said it was using new technology to perform […]

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Atlas 5 rocket runs through practice countdown before Mars rover launch – Spaceflight Now

The Atlas 5 rocket that will send NASA’s Perseverance rover toward Mars next month aced a countdown rehearsal Monday at Cape Canaveral, helping ensure the United Launch Alliance-built rocket is ready for liftoff during the rover’s 23-day launch window…More about this article in link below… https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/06/22/atlas-5-rocket-runs-through-practice-countdown-before-mars-rover-launch/

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