NASA’s High Bandwidth Laser Communications Relay Demonstration Gears Up for Launch

Illustration of NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration communicating with the International Space Station over laser links. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) is gearing up for launch this fall, no earlier than November 22. The payload arrived in Florida in May, fully integrated into its host spacecraft and ready … Read more

As SpaceX Gears up To Build Natural Gas-Related Infrastructure in an Ecologically Sensitive Area, Environmental Concerns Take a Backseat

SpaceX, a veritable leader in the emerging space-based economic paradigm, is pursuing an ecologically insensitive strategy to expand the operations at its Boca Chica facility. The magnitude of this expansion is so extensive that it virtually renders the 2014 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) of the facility nearly obsolete. As a refresher, SpaceX had announced toward … Read more

Virgin Orbit gears up for its second attempt to reach space

Virgin Orbit is preparing its pilots, Cosmic Girl mothership and LauncherOne rocket for a second attempt at orbital flight, today announcing that its Launch Demo 2 mission will take place a week before Christmas. The flight follows the company’s unsuccessful first attempt to reach space earlier in the year, with the team this time sending … Read more

First Starlink shell nearing completion as SpaceX gears up for more launches

SpaceX has been working for over seven years on the planning, production, and deployment of their Starlink satellite internet constellation, with the first regulatory filings dating back to 2014. Now heading into the latter stages of 2021, the company is nearing completion of the initial deployment for the constellation and preparing to expand its capabilities … Read more

New York Fashion Week gears up to return to physical format in September

Translated by Clementine Martin Published on Jul 27, 2021 The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), in conjunction with event agency IMG, revealed the schedule for September New York Fashion Week. For five days, parades and physical presentations of 91 American and international brands will follow one another. Thom Browne’s return will be one … Read more

Perseverance rover gears up for its first rock collection drive on Mars- Technology News, Firstpost

France Media AgencyJul 26, 2021 6:07:07 PM IST The Perseverance Mars rover is preparing to collect its first rock sample from the site of an ancient lake bed, as its mission to search for signs of past life begins in earnest, NASA said Wednesday. The milestone is expected to take place within two weeks in … Read more