New Space Industry Emerges: On-Orbit Servicing

Tadros describes it as “equivalent to a AAA servicing truck in geostationary orbit.” Imagine an airport where thousands of planes, empty of fuel, are left abandoned on the tarmac. That is what has been happening for decades with satellites that circle the Earth. When satellites run out of fuel, they can no longer maintain their […]

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NASA’s InSight Spacecraft, Safely on Mars, Snaps Some Pictures

NASA has released the first pictures taken by its InSight spacecraft HIGHLIGHTS NASA has released the first pictures taken by its InSight spacecraft InSight will soon begin unfolding its arm and deploying its quake-sensors The arm has five fingers to help it place its instruments on Martian soil After safely landing on Mars following its […]

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ISRO Says PSLV-CA Takes Off Successfully With 31 Satellites

The PSLV rocket took off at 9:58am from the launch pad HIGHLIGHTS The PSLV rocket took off at 9:58am from the launch pad Entire mission will be completed in about 112 minutes 16 minutes into flight, rocket’s fourth stage/engine will be switched off Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifted off successfully on Thursday […]

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ISRO Says GSAT-11, India’s Heaviest Communication Satellite, to Be Launched on December 5

The satellite is scheduled for launch on board Ariane-5 launch vehicle from French Guiana. India’s heaviest communication satellite with high throughput GSAT-11 will be put into orbit by Ariane-5 rocket of Arianespace from French Guiana on December 5, 2018, the Indian space agency said. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the GSAT-11 weighing 5,854 […]

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Sprint Is Throttling Microsoft’s Skype Service, Study Finds

Sprint spokeswoman Lisa Dimino said the telecom company doesn’t “single out Skype or any individual content provider in this way.” Microsoft declined to comment. Sprint Corp. has been slowing traffic to Microsoft Corp.’s Internet-based video chat service Skype, according to new findings from an ongoing study by Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts. More […]

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Amazon Drops Free Shipping Minimum in Tussle for Holiday Sales

Amazon cut its order minimum for free shipping to $25 from $35 indefinitely in May 2017. Amazon Drops Free Shipping Minimum in Tussle for Holiday Sales Amazon.com said on Monday it would offer free shipping with no purchase minimum for the first time this holiday season, heating up the competition with Walmart and other rivals […]

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Paytm Says Registered 600 Percent Growth in UPI Transactions in 6 Months

Registered 179 million UPI transactions in October: One97 Communications HIGHLIGHTS Registered 179 million UPI transactions in October: One97 Communications In September, Paytm had registered over 137 million UPI transactions “50 percent of all utility payments are being made using Paytm UPI” Alibaba and SoftBank-backed Paytm on Friday said it witnessed 600 percent growth in the […]

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