Azerbaijan, IAF mull high technology, space industry

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Azer News

By Ayya Lmahamad Azerbaijani Prime Minister Ali Asadov and International Astronautical Federation’s (IAF) President Pascale Ehrenfreund have discussed the achievements in the development of high technology and space industry by Azerbaijan. During the meeting held in Baku, the parties stressed the historical significance of holding the International Astronautics Congress in Baku in 2023. They described it as a clear indication of the international space community’s recognition of Azerbaijan’s success in this area. Moreover, the parties emphasized that Azerbaijan has rich experience in hosting l… Read More “Azerbaijan, IAF mull high technology, space industry”

4 civilians home safe after SpaceX mission Inspiration4 splashes down off Florida coast

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Orlando Sentinel

ORLANDO, Fla. — A few dozen sunrises were enough for the crew of Inspiration4, which returned to Earth nearly three days after lifting off from Kennedy Space Center becoming the first all-civilian crew to launch into orbit. The SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience and its four passengers splashed down at 7:06 p.m. in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida. Weather remained calm as the deorbit maneuvers ran like clockwork with the final descent taking less than an hour. “Thanks so much SpaceX. It was a heck of a ride for us,” said mission commander Jared Issacman. “We’re just getting started.” Ev… Read More “4 civilians home safe after SpaceX mission Inspiration4 splashes down off Florida coast”

Azerbaijan to host International Astronautical Congress in 2023

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Azer News

Azerbaijan’s satellite operator Azercosmos and the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) signed an agreement to host the International Astronautical Congress in Baku from September 25-29, 2023. The agreement was signed during the meeting in Azerbaijan’s Transport, Communication and High Technologies Ministry with a delegation of the International Astronautical Federation, who paid a working visit to Azerbaijan, on September 17. During the meeting, Azerbaijan’s Transport, Communication and High Technologies Minister Rashad Nabiyev noted that independent Azerbaijan became a member of the … Read More “Azerbaijan to host International Astronautical Congress in 2023”

What is this ‘missing matter’ of the Universe that has been found?

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France’s National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) has announced that a team of researchers has succeeded in mapping for the first time a galactic wind promoting the exchange of matter between a galaxy and a nebula. This discovery has facilitated part of the “missing matter” of the Universe to be detected, something which could not be observed until now. Our galaxy possesses ordinary matter, called “baryonic,” formed of elements classified in thel periodic table. It is also composed of so-called dark matter, whose composition is still unknown. The problem is that about 80% of the baryons … Read More “What is this ‘missing matter’ of the Universe that has been found?”

Ahead of September elections, Russia tightens grip on remaining online freedoms

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Global Voices

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay. Simplified Pixabay License. News of blocked websites, fines for social media companies or new internet controls make up the bulk of our reporting on Russia these days. And yet, ahead of this year’s parliamentary elections, slated for the weekend of September 17-19, the state’s crackdown on individual online freedoms, opposition forces and internet infrastructure has escalated to a fever pitch. We take stock of the state’s recent censorship efforts in the run-up to the election. Shut out of the public sphereMultiple opposition groups, non-profits offering leg… Read More “Ahead of September elections, Russia tightens grip on remaining online freedoms”

Futures tick higher, but tax uncertainty, weak recovery weigh

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By Ambar Warrick (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Wednesday on easing fears of an earlier-than-expected cut to monetary stimulus, even though a slowing economic recovery and uncertainty over higher corporate taxes weighed on sentiment. The S&P 500 had sunk to a more than three-week low on Tuesday, while the Dow hit a near two-month trough as investors fretted over the potential impact of a tax hike on corporate profits. While signs of slowing inflation have made early tapering by the Federal Reserve seem unlikely, it raised the question of when exactly the bank would begin … Read More “Futures tick higher, but tax uncertainty, weak recovery weigh”

Plan to build back better in SE Asia

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The Bangkok Post

The World is at a crossroads. Almost two years since SARS-CoV-2 was detected, some countries globally are returning normal, or something very close. Many more countries — including in the WHO South-East Asia Region — continue to aggressively respond, battling new and more transmissible variants. Social and economic disruptions continue. The Covid-19 crisis is not over — far from it. We have many more months ahead. Global vaccine inequities continue to be a challenge, causing avoidable disease and death, and risking the emergence of new variants. If you are eligible, get vaccinated. Whatever on… Read More “Plan to build back better in SE Asia”

KDDI teams up with SpaceX to give better access in remote areas

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Kyodo News

Major Japanese telecommunications service provider KDDI Corp. said Monday it has joined hands with SpaceX to provide better access to users on remote islands and in mountainous regions in Japan via the U.S. firm’s satellites. KDDI said it aims to deliver with Space Exploration Technologies Corp., founded by tech billionaire Elon Musk, high-speed, low-latency broadband internet via SpaceX’s Starlink satellites to 1,200 remote mobile towers as soon as 2022 so its rural customers can experience urban-level mobile connectivity. Starlink satellites are positioned in low Earth orbit at an altitude o… Read More “KDDI teams up with SpaceX to give better access in remote areas”

Over the Last 20 Years, Satellites Changed How We Monitor Disasters

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By Tobias Carroll If you’ve been staying aware of various global disasters in recent years, you’re probably taken a look at some sort of satellite imagery. Satellites provided the images that revealed the extent of wildfires in Siberia and Greece this year, as well as a host of other disasters over time. Satellite imagery showed how the pandemic was affecting daily life in March 2020. And satellites can also be used to help prevent disasters. When did the use of satellites to track ongoing crises become so widespread? A new article by Samantha Mathewson at looked back at the last 20 … Read More “Over the Last 20 Years, Satellites Changed How We Monitor Disasters”

Waiting for the Long-Overdue Stock Market Correction

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In his Weekend Reading Notes to investors, while commenting on the long-overdue stock market correction, Louis Navellier wrote: Q2 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more The Long-Overdue Stock Market CorrectionThe missing, but long-overdue correction in stocks is probably a factor of the relentless pumping of electronic dollars into the financial system at a rate of $120 billion per month, causing the Federal Reserve balance sheet to rise to $8.349 trillion at last count. The pump rate will likely throttle down by the end of the year – Powell told us so! – so the trillion-dollar questio… Read More “Waiting for the Long-Overdue Stock Market Correction”