SpaceX launches India's first privately-built satellite ExceedSAT 1

04 December, 2018, 16:24 | Author: Dwayne Harmon
  • SpaceX launch

The launch was initially scheduled to take place at 10:31 a.m. PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

The launch has been postponed three times - once to accommodate additional pre-flight inspections, another time due to weather, and on Sunday to "conduct additional inspections of the second stage, according to SpaceX".

The satellites represented the work of colleges, universities, high schools, commercial operators, and even governments, coming from 34 organizations who hail from 17 nations.

Organized by Spaceflight Industries, the satellites aboard the rocket come from 34 organizations and will be released into a "sun-synchronous low Earth orbit".

The Falcon rocket launch at Vandenberg has encountered assorted delays related to technical troubles and unfavorable weather since November 19.

Verizon and Samsung to launch 5G smartphone in 2019
There's no information on the pricing and availability details for the Huawei Nova 4 just yet, so stay tuned for more updates. However, the fourth variant, codenamed "Beyond X", will feature a large 6.7-inch display and two front-facing cameras.

Deepika Padukone opens up about her relationship with her husband Ranveer Singh
In a video surfaced on the social media it could be seen that Ranveer Singh is giving a speech at the reception and praising his wife.

Trump to kill old NAFTA to push Congress to approve USMCA
Thus, even though its been signed, it still faces major hurdles, particularly in the USA where Congressional Democrats are cool to the proposed agreement.

A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Monday, carrying a 64-satellite payload.

SpaceX made company history today by using its most-used rockets to send 64 satellites into orbit.

SSO-A was the first mission Spaceflight has filled a rocket entirely with its small satellite customers. In theory, B1047's second landing should by no means be the rocket's last: if Falcon 9 Block 5's first stage upgrades are as successful as they hoped to be, the rocket could well see a productive life of 100 launches or more between now and BFR's complete takeover.

Earlier today (Monday, Dec. 3rd), private aerospace giant SpaceX launched its Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission. This time around, the retraction jig was visibly stripped and SpaceX technicians did not attempt any leg retractions. The company's fairing recovery boat, Mr Steven, tried again to catch the payload fairings as they returned to Earth, but was unsuccessful. This mission consisted of deploying Merah Putih - a communications satellite that included 3D-printed components to reduce weight and costs - to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). It will measure space radiation and keep track of stars' infrared rays for the next two years.

Among the satellites crammed into the payload stack was an Australian-built device that will connect remote devices to the internet, and a pair of SkySats-one from the US and one from Finland-that'll be used to track planes and ships. Spaceflight is expected to share updates about the remaining payloads. That will make it the largest single collection of spacecraft to launch from the US. British manufacturer SSTL also built KazSTSAT, an Earth observation satellite, with JV Ghalam LLP that has multiple experimental features. The agency is considering updating a set of 2004 rules, "seeking to keep pace with technological and market changes, and to incorporate improvements in debris mitigation practices", the FCC said.


  • Nvidia announces Titan RTX

    Nvidia announces Titan RTX

    Data scientists will look forward to the accelerates data analytics with RAPIDS , one of the most popular data science workflows. Nvidia has launched the recently teased Titan RTX , which it variously refers to as "The Titan of Turing" and "T-Rex".

    This radio station is banning 'Baby, It's Cold Outside.' Here's why

    It was never meant to be a holiday tune, but it became one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time due to its winter theme.
    Ramos and Florentino to join Modric for Ballon d'Or

    Ramos and Florentino to join Modric for Ballon d'Or

    In December 2007, Kaka won the Ballon d'Or and he wouldn't have known what a historic moment it would be for the Brazilian. Lionel Messi Messi enjoyed another stellar year, scoring 34 goals in 36 appearances in La Liga last season.
  • McCoy expected to miss rest of season

    McCoy expected to miss rest of season

    McCoy was declared out for the game coming out of halftime, and the latest report from ESPN's Lisa Salters shared the bad news. McCoy was sacked by Malcolm Jenkins in the first half, and it was clear following the play that something wasn't right.
    Brother of Oz cricketer arrested over fake terror 'hit list'

    Brother of Oz cricketer arrested over fake terror 'hit list'

    However he was released in October after police failed to connect his handwriting to the writing in the notebook. Mr Nizamdeen endured more than four weeks in solitary confinement after he was arrested on terrorism charges.
    Leonard scores 37, Raptors beat Warriors 131-128 in OT

    Leonard scores 37, Raptors beat Warriors 131-128 in OT

    Withstanding such a performance from a superstar is big for the Raptors, who played spoiler to his season-high performance. Toronto started the season 12-1, then suffered a three-game losing streak before rattling off three consecutive wins.
  • Trump Writes to Pakistan's Khan to Seek Cooperation on Afghan Peace

    Trump Writes to Pakistan's Khan to Seek Cooperation on Afghan Peace

    Pakistani authorities did not release the letter, which information minister Fawad Chaudhry said Mr Khan received on Monday morning.
    Aguero injury blow for City ahead of festive pileup

    Aguero injury blow for City ahead of festive pileup

    While talking about Gabriel Jesus, Pep Guardiola said "He just needs to relax", and then added, "I love his work ethic". He has to regularly compete with Bernardo Silva , Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling for a place in the team.
    Ukraine calls up reservists over Russian invasion fear

    Ukraine calls up reservists over Russian invasion fear

    Mr Poroshenko has said he tried to arrange a phone call with Mr Putin to discuss the standoff but was refused. The Ukrainian seamen have been put in custody for two months pending Russia's investigation into the clash.
  • India vs Australia: Top 5 Indian Batsmen To Watch Out For

    India vs Australia: Top 5 Indian Batsmen To Watch Out For

    Hopefully he can keep proving a few people wrong. "I just think it's a bit of a no brainer, just a show of sportsmanship". Suffice to say, the pace bowlers of both teams will be thrilled.
    Apple Ends Feud With TRAI; Approves Anti-Spam App For India

    Apple Ends Feud With TRAI; Approves Anti-Spam App For India

    The possibility of such sensitive information being sent to TRAI DND is likely why Apple said that there was risk to user privacy. After users send an SMS via the app, they will need to go into DND settings on the OS and switch on DND.
    New CAPTAIN MARVEL Poster Portends New Trailer MONDAY Night

    New CAPTAIN MARVEL Poster Portends New Trailer MONDAY Night

    It's been almost three months since the first Captain Marvel trailer dropped, near breaking the internet in the process. Schaeffer shares a credit with Geneva Robertson-Dworet and directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden .


USA to Lead 'Restoration of Liberal Order Among Nations' - Pompeo
The Trump administration is urging Europe to impose tough new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program. Pompeo criticised Iran and China in his speech, rejecting suggestions that Washington was acting unilaterally.

Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer to announce retirement
In 2014, Meyer had brain surgery to address a congenital arachnoid cyst, but he still deals with occasional painful headaches. Meyer has piled up wins at Ohio State after a similar run over six years at Florida that included two national championships.

Stephen Curry return can not prevent Golden State going down to Detroit
The Hawks are hopeful that first-round draft pick Trae Young will be able to emerge from his shooting slump. Robert Covington added 17 points, 10 rebounds and four steals in a spirited effort for the losing side.

Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra hold second wedding ceremony
After a white wedding on December 1, Nick and Priyanka got hitched according to the Hindu tradition on December 2. Once again we made it our own and it was afternoon that kicked of the celebrations in the way we both dreamed.

Federal offices closed Wednesday to honor former President George HW Bush
Former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney told Politico he will deliver one of several eulogies, at Bush's request. His death also reduces membership in the ex-presidents' club to four: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W.

Saudi crown prince visits Algiers without meeting president
Last week, Prince Mohammed had travelled to various Arab states before heading for the G20 summit in Argentina. He said a number of communications were intercepted by Saudi officials in August this year.

1st women's Ballon d'Or victor asked if she 'twerked' during ceremony
In her short acceptance speech Monday she referenced the support some have given women's soccer, including France Football . Hegerberg earlier spoke of her pride in winning the award and said she hoped it would motivate young female players.

Is this how much Priyanka and Nick minted from their royal wedding?
If you're unfamiliar with this bop, 'In My City' is actually Chopra's own tune featuring from 2013. The Hindu wedding took place at the Umaid Bhavan palace grounds, with the Mehrangarh Fort as the backdrop.

UEFA announce new club tournament for 2021
The introduction of the tournament means that there will be a minimum 34 countries represented across UEFA's three club tournaments.

Eagles mentioned as possible landing spot for Kareem Hunt
Kareem Hunt appeared on ESPN Sunday Countdown, just days after video emerged of him shoving and kicking a woman in February. ESPN reported Sunday morning that the league did not interview Hunt or the woman involved during its investigation.