Foxconn forms joint venture to build chip fab in Malaysia • The Register

Taiwanese contract manufacturer to the stars Foxconn is to build a chip fabrication plant in Malaysia. The planned factory will emit 12-inch wafers, with process nodes ranging from 28 to 40nm, and will have a capacity of 40,000 wafers a month. By way of comparison, semiconductor-centric analyst house IC Insights rates global wafer capacity at … Read more

Using Local Resources To Build a New Home on Another World

A vision of a future Moon base that could be produced and maintained using 3D printing. Credit: RegoLight, visualisation: Liquifer Systems Group, 2018 Humanity is heading back to the Moon, and this time, we’re planning to stay. But for long-term space missions, astronauts would need infrastructure to live and work, to move around, to communicate … Read more

SpaceX wants to build a new launch complex for Starship at KSC

SpaceX wants to build a new launch complex for Starship at KSC Thursday, December 16 2021 10:25 PM (edit) Aerial photo showing the LC-39A platform and the LC-39B platform in the background (Credit: NASA / Ben Smegelsky) Aerial photo showing the LC-39A platform and the LC-39B platform in the background (Credit: NASA / Ben Smegelsky) … Read more

NASA is preparing to build new rocket launch site at Cape Canaveral for SpaceX’s Starship

NASA is preparing to build new rocket launch site at Cape Canaveral for SpaceX’s Starship and Super Heavy spacecraft SpaceX has requested NASA conducted an  environmental assessments of its Launch Complex 49 at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida The request is so SpaceX can build a new Starship launch pad at the site Elon … Read more

Adjaye Associates Will Build Barbados’s First Heritage District, and Other News – SURFACE

DESIGN DISPATCH Our daily look at the world through the lens of design. BY THE EDITORS December 06, 2021 Newton Enslaved Burial Ground at Newton Plantation in Barbados. Image courtesy Adjaye Associates … The Design Dispatch offers expertly written and essential news from the design world crafted by our dedicated team. Think of it as … Read more

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is awarded $130 million by NASA to build its Orbital Reef space station

Jeff Bezos in front of Blue Origin’s space capsule Dubbed the ‘NewSpace’ set, Jeff Bezos, Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk all say they were inspired by the first moon landing in 1969, when the US beat the Soviet Union in the space race, and there is no doubt how much it would mean to … Read more

They build the “fastest in the world” all-electric airplane

The light aircraft Spirit of Innovation has set three new records during its test flights, according to the British manufacturer. Photo: Rolls-Royce. Rolls-Roys, the British manufacturer of luxury cars and aeronautical engines, has communicated that An all-electric aircraft of his creation has set three new world records, making it the world’s fastest aircraft of its … Read more

SpaceX details plan to build Mars Base Alpha with reusable Starship rockets

For the first time, SpaceX has teamed up with researchers from NASA and several other US institutions to publicly discuss how it plans to use Starship to build Mars Base Alpha. Save for a handful of comments spread around the periphery of SpaceX and CEO Elon Musk’s main focus, Starship itself, the company and its … Read more

NASA wants to build nuclear space craft — what could go wrong?

NASA executives and experts struck an urgent tone with Congress earlier this week over discussions pertaining to the space agency’s nuclear budget. Oh, I’m sorry. Did I say NASA’s nuclear budget? Surely not. Right? Here’s a meaningful quote via Paul Brinkman writing for UPI: ‘Strategic competitors including China are aggressively investing in a wide range … Read more

Plan to build the first commercial space station. Companies join forces

A consortium of entities associated with the Nanoracks company will be responsible for the planned construction of the first independent space station with commercial use (called Starlab). Voyager Space and Lockheed Martin have so far confirmed their commitment to cooperation. Starlab is to be a permanently manned 340 cubic meter orbital platform designed to conduct … Read more