NASA probe OSIRIS-REx ‘boops’ asteroid Bennu in historic mission

After a four-year journey, NASA’s robotic spacecraft OSIRIS-REx briefly touched down on asteroid Bennu’s boulder-strewn surface on Tuesday to collect rock and dust samples in a precision operation 200 million miles (330 million kilometers) from Earth… More about OSIRIS-REx in the link below… This (silent) animation shows the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft deploying its Touch-and-Go Sample Acquisition […]

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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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Space Development Agency orders 8 satellites to track hypersonic weapons

WASHINGTON —SpaceX and and L3 Harris will contribute satellites to track hypersonic weapons to the Space Development Agency’s planned mega-constellation, with the nascent agency announcing it had selected the two companies to build its first wide field of view satellites Oct. 5… More about this article in the link below… https://www.c4isrnet.com/battlefield-tech/space/2020/10/05/space-development-agency-orders-8-hypersonic-weapon-tracking-satellites/

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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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Rosetta spacecraft detects unexpected ultraviolet aurora at a comet

Data from Southwest Research Institute-led instruments aboard ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft have helped reveal auroral emissions in the far ultraviolet around a comet for the first time. At Earth, auroras are formed when charged particles from the Sun follow our planet’s magnetic field lines to the north and south poles. There, solar particles strike atoms and molecules in […]

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