German startups launch mini-rocket challenge at SpaceX and co.

Published on: 08/04/2021 – 05:14 Augsburg (Germany) (AFP) Auto-manufacturing powerhouse Germany is rushing to join the private sector space race as it seeks to detonate mini-launchers for small satellites and compete with large US companies such as SpaceX. Three projects in particular make Germany a serious player in the race …

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Solar Corona Probe NASA MaGIXS Mission Solar X-ray Imager

Image source: NASA The Sun’s surface temperature is above 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit, but the corona regularly measures over 1.8 million degrees Fahrenheit NASA scientists successfully launched a sophisticated X-ray solar imager on suborbital flight via a sounding rocket to gather new information on how and why the solar corona is …

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NASA awards $ 1 million grant to improve carbon monitoring in East Africa

False-color 2014 satellite image of the Pleiades from a land restoration project in Weira Amba, Ethiopia, with green areas showing reforestation. Source: Cornell University Cornell University researchers to develop first high-resolution carbon monitoring system for East Africa that combines bottom-up ecological modeling with top-down satellite data, thanks to grant $ …

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What makes Elon Musk different

Elon Musk’s agonies and ecstasies have been widely recounted over the years, most notably in the 2015 biography of Ashlee Vance as well as in books on the race to privatize space travel by Christian Davenport and Tim Fernholz. . Two new books, both written with Musk’s cooperation, now deepen …

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