NASA successfully launches Sentinel-6 satellite on SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to monitor global sea levels — watch | World News

California: “The Earth is changing, and this satellite will help deepen our understanding of how,” said Karen St Germain, director of National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Earth Science Division after a joint US-European satellite, Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, built to monitor global sea levels lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Saturday (November 21, 2020). The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich which is reportedly about the size of a small pickup truck will extend a nearly 30-year continuous dataset…

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SpaceX Starts Sending Invites for Starlink Public Beta, Satellite Internet Costlier Than Expected

SpaceX has started its beta program for Starlink internet. A few Reddit users have reported to have received email invites for the ‘Better Than Nothing Beta’ program of the Starlink satellite internet service. The invites are being sent to those who have registered their interest in the internet services that will leverage the Starlink satellites placed in the lower-earth orbit. According to screenshots of the email invite shared on Reddit, SpaceX is claiming rather underwhelming data speeds ranging from 50mbps to 150mbps, with a latency of 20ms to 40ms. The…

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Microsoft Partners With SpaceX for Space-Dedicated Cloud Computing Unit Azure Space

Microsoft has partnered with SpaceX to set up a space-dedicated cloud computing unit called Azure Space. Azure Space has been set up by industry leaders and engineers with a special focus on space-sector services. The Azure Space cloud computing unit will be used for things like simulation of space missions, gathering and interpreting satellite data, and providing global satellite networking capabilities through new and expanded partnerships. In the Microsoft-SpaceX partnership, SpaceX will provide Microsoft with access to its Starlink low-latency satellite-based broadband network for Microsoft’s new Azure Modular Datacenter (MDC).…

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Musk one step closer to beam cheaper Internet with Starlink | Technology News

Washington: Elon Musk-run SpaceX has launched 60 more Starlink satellites aboard Falcon 9 rocket to be deployed in low-Earth orbit, bringing the constellation to 788 as the company gears up for a public beta of the affordable satellite broadband service. The 13th Starlink launch was completed on Sunday from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. “As our Starlink network is still in its early stages, the Starlink team continues to test the system, collecting latency data and performing speed tests of the service,” the company said…

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Watch This Gorgeous Video of a Rocket Launch as Seen From Space

The launch sequence of a rocket is doubly fascinating, when seen from space. (Image: Pranay Pathole/Twitter) Something as gargantuan as a rocket turns into a tiny, tiny dot when seen from 400 kilometres above space. News18.com Last Updated: October 7, 2020, 6:27 PM IST FOLLOW US ON: Rocket launches are fascinating events to watch, even on live streams. They are one of a kind events, for not everyday do we get to send something out of our planet, or – thanks to Elon Musk now,…

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Elon Musk says Bill Gates has ‘no clue’ about electric trucks

SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has hit back on tech billionaire Bill Gates who earlier cast doubt on his ability to develop electric vehicles for long-haul travel. Reacting to a Twitter follower who asked Musk about his opinion on Gates’ comment on the viability of electric trucks, Musk replied: “He has no clue”. Gates wrote in a blog post in late August that the problem with long-haul electric vehicles is that batteries are big and heavy. “Even with big breakthroughs in battery technology, electric vehicles will probably…

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Elon Musk to reveal more about brain-computer tech startup Neuralink this week, may announce human trials | Technology News

New Delhi: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is all set to reveal a key update on his most secretive brain-computer interface technology startup Neuralink this week. Musk may also announce human trials for the technology that has been successful on mice and even apes, an IANS report has said. “If you can’t beat em, join em – Neuralink’s mission statement,” Musk had tweeted on July 9 without divulging much details. “Progress update August 28, ” he added. If you can’t beat em, join emNeuralink mission statement — Elon Musk (@elonmusk)…

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Buy Elon Musk-themed Apple iPhone 12 for over Rs 3.5 lakh | Mobiles News

New Delhi: If you can spend a little over Rs 3.5 lakh to buy an upcoming iPhone 12 that would come customised with Elon Musk and SpaceX themes, this is your moment. Russian phone accessory company Caviar is now accepting pre-orders for a customised “Musk Be On Mars” iPhone 12 design. For about $5,000 (about Rs 3.7 lakh), customers would receive a SpaceX-themed phone featuring one of the firm’s rockets and Musk’s signature, reports Fox Business. Caviar is known for making luxury versions of existing smartphones, especially iPhones, using gold,…

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Elon Musk claims Neuralink brain chip will allow people to hear sounds impossible to humans | Technology News

San Francisco: Tesla and SpaceX founder, Elon Musk has claimed that his new pet project Neuralink chip will allow users to hear sounds that previously were impossible to human ears. Musk founded Neuralink in 2016 but has only held one major public presentation. However, more details about Neuralink will be presented at an event on August 28, reports independent.co.uk. The main aim of the project is to provide a direct connection between a brain and a computer to overcome the power of artificial intelligence (AI), using a “sewing machine-like” device…

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SpaceX guiding NASA astronauts to 1st splashdown in 45 years

CAPE CANAVERAL: The first astronauts to ride a SpaceX capsule into orbit headed toward a retro-style splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday afternoon to close out a two-month test flight. It will mark the first splashdown in 45 years for NASA astronauts and the first return in the gulf. Unlike Florida’s Atlantic coast, already feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Isaias, the waves and wind were calm near Pensacola in the Florida Panhandle. Test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken departed the International Space Station on Saturday night,…

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NASA, SpaceX all set for return of astronauts from International Space Station to Earth on August 2 | World News

Washington DC: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and SpaceX teams are all set to bring NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS) on August 2. “Conditions remain “Go” at several of the needed target locations for splashdown and recovery off the Florida coast on Sunday aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Endeavour” spacecraft,” said NASA on Saturday (August 1, 2020). They added, “Teams continue to closely monitor Hurricane Isaias and evaluate impacts to the landing sites in the Gulf of Mexico…

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AI will be smarter than humans within 5 years, says Elon Musk | Technology News

San Francisco: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has claimed that Artificial Intelligence will be ‘vastly smarter’ than any human and would overtake us by 2025. “We are headed toward a situation where AI is vastly smarter than humans. I think that time frame is less than five years from now. But that doesn’t mean that everything goes to hell in five years. It just means that things get unstable or weird,” Musk said in an interview with New York Times over the weekend. This is not the first time…

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