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  • http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Na...gation_quartet

    (Video of launch on bottom of link)

    17 November 2016
    An Ariane 5 rocket has launched four additional Galileo satellites, accelerating deployment of the new satellite navigation system.

    “Now that we can rely on the powerful Ariane 5, we can anticipate the quicker completion of Galileo deployment, permitting the system to enter full operation,” remarked Paul Verhoef, ESA’s Director for the Galileo Programme and Navigation-related Activities.

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    • Dutch company Mars One makes suits for Mars

      http://www.24oranges.nl/2016/11/18/d...uits-for-mars/

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      • SpaceX plans worldwide satellite Internet with low latency, gigabit speed

        http://arstechnica.com/information-t...gigabit-speed/

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        • Originally posted by beNder View Post
          SpaceX plans worldwide satellite Internet with low latency, gigabit speed

          http://arstechnica.com/information-t...gigabit-speed/
          This will do more to lower the birth rate in the 3rd world than all aid together.
          When all of sub saharan africa starts to play online games.

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          • It's official: NASA's peer-reviewed EM Drive paper has finally been published

            After months of speculation and leaked documents, NASA's long-awaited EM Drive paper has finally been peer-reviewed and published. And it shows that the 'impossible' propulsion system really does appear to work.
            http://www.sciencealert.com/it-s-off...been-published

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            • https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasa...ex.html#public

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              • An 80-year-old woman who wrote software for the Apollo space missions has been given the United States' highest civilian honour, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

                Margaret Hamilton was one of 21 people awarded the medal by President Barack Obama in a star-studded ceremony.

                It is almost 50 years since her initial work on the Apollo 11 moon mission.

                Mrs Hamilton's pioneering software helped land the lunar module and its crew on the Moon in 1969.
                Rear Admiral Grace Hopper was also awarded the medal, posthumously. Mr Obama said the computer scientist, who died in 1992, was at the forefront of computers and programming development from the 1940s to 1980s.
                http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38076123

                Well deserved.

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                • Originally posted by Chomiq View Post
                  http://history.nasa.gov/computers/Ch2-5.html

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                  • ESA: Sentinel-1

                    http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Ob...rancisco_tower

                    The Sentinel-1 satellites have shown that the Millennium Tower skyscraper in the centre of San Francisco is sinking by a few centimetres a year.
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                    The Sentinel-1 twins provide ‘radar vision’ for Europe’s Copernicus environment monitoring programme. In addition to watching land movements, they feed numerous other services for monitoring Arctic sea ice, routine sea-ice mapping, surveillance of the marine environment, mapping for forest, water and soil management, and mapping to support humanitarian aid and crisis situations.

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                    • Alpha Centauri Gets a New Moniker as 227 Star Names Are Clarified

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                      • Astronaut eye problems blamed on spinal fluid

                        http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38132481

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                        • Cassini Makes First Ring-Grazing Plunge

                          NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft has made its first close dive past the outer edges of Saturn's rings since beginning its penultimate mission phase on Nov. 30.

                          Cassini crossed through the plane of Saturn's rings on Dec. 4 at 5:09 a.m. PST (8:09 a.m. EST) at a distance of approximately 57,000 miles (91,000 kilometers) above Saturn's cloud tops.
                          http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6690

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                          • http://i.stuff.co.nz/business/842998...ed-for-takeoff

                            New Zealand is about to become just the 11th country to put a satellite into orbit.

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                            • Originally posted by Kilgor View Post
                              http://i.stuff.co.nz/business/842998...ed-for-takeoff

                              New Zealand is about to become just the 11th country to put a satellite into orbit.
                              There's a guy named 'Lamb' in the article. Forget about the satellite we should be concerned that the Kiwis have started to breed hybrids. And creeped out.

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                              • Originally posted by nantee View Post

                                There's a guy named 'Lamb' in the article. Forget about the satellite we should be concerned that the Kiwis have started to breed hybrids. And creeped out.
                                more worried about NZ human/sheep hybrids - BaaBie......

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