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Hush-hush military satellite ready to ride Pegasus rocket into orbit

File photo of a Pegasus XL rocket mounted under its L-1011 carrier jet before a previous mission. Credit: NASA/Frank Michaux A small U.S. military satellite named Odyssey, designed and built in less than a year by a secretive new Space Force special projects unit, is set to launch early Sunday from an aircraft off the …

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China launches four satellites on Long March 2D rocket

A Long March 2D rocket lifts off from the Taiyuan space base with four satellites. Credit: CASC China launched four small satellites June 10 on a Long March 2D rocket, beginning Earth observation, asteroid monitoring, and technology demonstration missions. The hydrazine-fueled Long March 2D rocket lifted off at 11:03 p.m. EDT June 10 (0303 GMT …

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$28 million bid wins auction to join Bezos on suborbital spaceflight

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION Jeff Bezos and members of the Blue Origin team inspect a capsule after a landing in 2017. Credit: Blue Origin An unidentified enthusiast bid an astronomical $28 million Saturday to win an on-line auction for a seat aboard a New Shepard spacecraft and a chance to make history …

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NASA spacecraft spots Chinese rover on Martian surface

The HiRISE camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this aerial view of China’s Tianwen 1 lander and Zhurong rover June 6. Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona The sharp-eyed camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has spotted China’s Zhurong rover on the Red Planet, showing the craft next to its landing platform, with pieces of its …

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What's New in Robotics? 11.06.2021

News briefs for the week take a look at differing tech for keeping robots/cobots safe around people, collaborating tech for farm and field, China’s skyrocketing demand for robots, plankton-hunting “smart” maritime robots, Argonaut’s new home in liquid argon, and the emerging collision of robots, jobs and productivity.   Robots/cobots: safety vs. safety challenge Realtime Robotics’ …

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ULA delays Atlas 5 launch to study unexpected engine vibrations

An RL10 engine fires during launch of an Atlas 5 rocket May 18 with the U.S. Space Force’s SBIRS GEO 5 missile warning satellite. Credit: United Launch Alliance United Launch Alliance’s next Atlas 5 launch will carry Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule into orbit July 30 on its second unpiloted test fight, officials confirmed Thursday. An …

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Ground teams begin process to hoist SLS core stage onto its launch platform

The SLS core stage inside the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building earlier this week. Credit: NASA Technicians inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center began a delicate, multi-day task Thursday to lift the 94-ton core stage of the first Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket for mounting between two solid-fueled boosters …

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#334: Intel RealSense Enabling Computer Vision and Machine Learning At The Edge, with Joel Hagberg

Intel RealSense ID was designed with privacy as a top priority. Purpose-built for user protection, Intel RealSense ID processes all facial images locally and encrypts all user data. (Credit: Intel Corporation) Robohub Podcast · Intel RealSense Enabling Computer Vision and Machine Learning At The Edge Intel RealSense is known in the robotics community for its …

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Axiom signs deal with SpaceX for three more private crew missions

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft approaches the International Space Station in April. Credit: NASA SpaceX has signed a deal with Axiom Space, a Houston company that arranges private astronaut expeditions, for three more fully commercial Crew Dragon missions to the International Space Station beyond Axiom’s first Dragon flight in early 2022. Axiom announced the deal …

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