Space

SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule docks at space station with its 1st crew of 4

Space X's Crew Dragon capsule has effectively conveyed a crew of four astronauts to the International Space for the very first moment. The Crew-1 mission arrived at the space station Monday night (November 16) with four Expedition 64 crewmembers — NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA just after a 27-hours orbital chase. "Baby Yoda" plush was also on the board, which serves as a zero pointer through the ride. Resilience, (the Crew Dragon spacecraft) hurled on a falcon nine rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida Sunday evening (November 15) and 27 hours later docked with the station's Harmony module, at 11:01 p.m. EST (0401 November 17 GMT), kicking off a scheduled a half a year ...

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The chief of operations of Virgin Galactic will be heading the Australian Space Agency

The chief of operations of Virgin Galactic will be going to Australia to head the country's space agency after the Australian government naming him to lead the upcoming space industry. Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed that Enrico Palermo, who has been leading operations at Virgin Galactic, will take charge of the Australian Space Agency early next year. Palermo is substituting Megan Clark in the agency, who will be transferred to the agency's advisory committee. Palermo will be going back to his home country where he received his education before leaving for the Virgin Galactic that was initiating its space operations in London. He received training while working at The Spaceship Company of Virgin Galactic, which deals in the production of SpaceShipTwo s0ace vehic...

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Space

Space Industry Group Lobbies Security Clearance Policies Changes

The National Security Space Association, the U.S. defense, and intelligence contractors representative aired its concerns over the security clearance policies. The group stated that these policies, which are termed as outdated, negatively impacted the country's capabilities to outperform foes that destabilize the country’s space operations.  Through a white paper on Oct. 29, NSSA lobbied for changes in the space security policy practices and power structures. The document stated that the numerous organization who are mandated with the operations makes it hard, for instance, for the DoD and the intelligence to share information on possible space threats. This bureaucracy is also responsible for the military and intelligence agencies not being able to share information with enti...

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Energy

Apple tech and its application in the renewable energy sector 

Apple has been on the trending lately after sending its iOS device to Vestas. This technology will facilitate the expansion of wind turbine production and installation to receive wind energy. Vestas is a worldwide renowned employer whose purpose is to witness its employees developing turbines to produce over 120 GW of electricity in over 75 countries. The company boasts of erecting wind turbines on various landscapes, including the Gobi Desert and Lapland's arctic region. Recently, the company has been collaborating with Apple to facilitate the development of more wind energy infrastructure in different countries. Luca Maestri, Apple's chief of finance, stated that they have been supporting Vestas to realize their renewable energy aspirations. One of the strategies that Apple revealed t...

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