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SpaceX successfully launches GPS III space vehicle on behalf of the U.S. Space Force

SpaceX successfully launched a GPS III satellite for the U.S. Space Force today. The Space Force took over the U.S. in-space GPS assets from the Air Force when it became its own dedicated wing of the U.S. armed forces. The launch employed a Falcon 9 rocket, the first stage of which was new and fresh from SpaceX’s factory floor. This launch did include a recovery attempt of the Falcon 9 booster, however, unlike the first GPS III launch that SpaceX launched in December 2018. SpaceX says that...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Tech, Earth, Satellite, Gps, Air Force, Falcon 9, Aerospace, Falcon, Global Positioning System, Space Force, U S Space Force, U S SpaceX


SpaceX successfully launches GPS III space vehicle on behalf of the US Space Force

SpaceX successfully launched a GPS III satellite for the U.S. Space Force today. The Space Force took over the U.S. in-space GPS assets from the Air Force when it became its own dedicated wing of the U.S. armed forces. The launch employed a Falcon 9 rocket, the first stage of which was new and fresh from SpaceX’s factory floor. This launch did include a recovery attempt of the Falcon 9 booster, however, unlike the first GPS III launch that SpaceX launched in December 2018. SpaceX says that it...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Tech, Earth, Satellite, Air Force, Falcon 9, Aerospace, Falcon, Global Positioning System, Space Force, U.S. Space Force, US Space Force, U S SpaceX


Amazon Launches Space Push To Drive Cloud-Computing Growth

Amazon.com is boosting efforts to lure military and commercial space organizations as major users of its cloud-computing services, hoping to benefit from rising government spending and burgeoning private investment. From a report: The move by Amazon Web Services, the online retail giant's cloud-computing arm, comes during a multiyear surge in U.S. military and civilian agency spending on space projects, with NASA, the Pentagon and their largest contractors -- including Lockheed Martin -- benefit...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, White House, Tech, Nasa, Aws, Capitol Hill, Pentagon, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Amazon Web Services, Space Force, Ms Carlson, Teresa Carlson, Clint Crosier


Amazon Web Services launches a dedicated aerospace and satellite business

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is upping its space industry game with a dedicated business unit called Aerospace and Satellite Solutions (as first reported by the WSJ) that’s focused on space projects, including from customers like NASA, the U.S. military, and private space players including Lockheed Martin and others. AWS has already served satellite and space industry customers, including with its AWS Ground Station offering, which provides satellite communication and data processing as a ser...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Cloud, Space, Microsoft, Defense, Tech, Department Of Defense, Nasa, Aws, Pentagon, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Aerospace, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Web Services AWS


Watch SpaceX launch a GPS III satellite for the U.S. Space Force live

SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch is set to take place at 3:55 PM EDT (12:55 PM PDT), with a 15-minute window opening at that time, and there is a backup opportunity on Wednesday, July 1 if the launch needs to be pushed back for any time. This rocket is carrying a GPS III Space Vehicle, which is named “Katherine Johnson” after the NASA mathematician who played a fundamental role in Mercury, Apollo and Space Shuttle ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Tech, Nasa, Gps, Falcon 9, Navigation, Aerospace, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean, Katherine Johnson, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, StarLink, Bob Behnken


Are There Limits for a Sitcom Premise? A Pretty Much Pop Culture Podcast (#47) Discussion and Quiz

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_047_6-3-20.mp3 Sitcoms provide a form of escapism that doesn't take one to a magical world of possibility, but instead to a basically unchanging, cozy environment with relatable characters engaged in low-stakes conflicts. So what are the limits on the type of premise that can ground a sitcom? While most of the longest lasting sitcoms have simple set-ups involving friends or co-workers, streaming has led ...
Tags: Google, Comedy, Television, Podcasts, College, Ricky Gervais, Armando Iannucci, Philadelphia, Brian, Mark, Facebook Twitter, Chuck Lorre, Parks Recreation, Noah Charney, Steven Shehori, Tony Maglio


Netflix Snags Space Force Trademarks Ahead of US Military

Space Force, the branch of the US armed services established by the Trump administration last December, now shares a name with a Netflix comedy starring Steve Carrell. From a report: The military reportedly isn't too concerned about possible confusion over the fictional show's name. Netflix, however, has reportedly secured trademark rights in Europe, Australia, Mexico and elsewhere for Space Force. Currently, the Air Force only owns a pending application for registration of the name Space Force ...
Tags: US, Tech, Netflix, Air Force, Trump, Steve Carrell, Space Force, Europe Australia Mexico, Hollywood Reporter Records


Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Space Force’ has a rough launch

“Space Force” is a new Netflix series that reunites Steve Carell and Greg Daniels, the star and creative force behind the American version of “The Office.” And there’s an amazing supporting cast along for the ride, including John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Jimmy O. Yang, Fred Willard, Lisa Kudrow and Jane Lynch. But as we puzzle over on the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, all of that only makes the show more disappointing. It’s not quite a disaster — “Space Force” is sporadicall...
Tags: Apple, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Jane Lynch, Steve Carell, Daniels, Carell, Greg Daniels, Trump Administration, Original Content Podcast, Space Force, Mark R Naird, Upload for Amazon


Mandatory Streamers: Epix’s Laurel Canyon Explores the Center of a Musical Revolution

Mandatory Streamers: Epix’s Laurel Canyon Explores the Center of a Musical Revolution Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of May 25, Epix’s excellent two-part documentary Laurel Canyon takes us back in time to a rustic canyon in the heart of Los Angeles that was the center of a musical revolution. Check out the best shows debuting and returning online this week as well as the latest renewal announcements b...
Tags: Apple, Videos, UK, TV, Movies, Mahershala Ali, Abc, New York City, Amc, America, Los Angeles, Netflix, New Jersey, Anna Kendrick, Oscar, TV News


Trump, Unveiling Space Force Flag, Touts What He Calls New 'Super-Duper Missile'

The Space Force, the newest military branch, now has an official flag. President Trump unveiled the flag at an Oval Office ceremony Friday where he also signed the 2020 Armed Forces Day Proclamation. NPR reports: The flag design comes from the seal of the Space Force, which was approved by the president in January. It sparked some Star Trek fan outrage for what some people have called its similarity to a logo in the science fiction franchise. According to the White House, the dark blue and white...
Tags: White House, China, Russia, Tech, Star Trek, Pentagon, Trump, China Russia, Oval Office, Space Force, Armed Forces Day Proclamation NPR


Original Content podcast: ‘Upload’ is a cheerful show about a nightmarish future

“Upload” feels like a slight, funny show — until you realize that without the jokes, the story would be unwatchably bleak. The Amazon Prime Video series (created by Greg Daniels of “The Office,” “Parks & Recreation” and the upcoming “Space Force”) takes place in a near future where people can upload digital copies of themselves before they die. The experience is marketed as a virtual retirement community, but it quickly becomes clear that being trapped in an afterlife run by a for-profit tech...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Amazon, Media, Entertainment, Amazon Prime Video, Nathan, Robbie Amell, Greg Daniels, Original Content Podcast, Space Force, Office Parks Recreation


US Space Force Releases First Recruitment Video, Acknowledges Netflix Comedy 'Space Force'

The newly-created U.S. Space Force has released its first recruitment video, CNET reports: In a video posted Wednesday to Twitter showing rockets, mission control-types rooms and U.S. Space Force members in spacesuits, a voice-over says, "maybe your purpose on this planet isn't on this planet." Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett said during a livestream Wednesday that so far recruitment hasn't been a problem for the Space Force. "There's been an avalanche of applicants." This sixth branc...
Tags: US, Tech, Netflix, Steve Carell, Air Force, Cnet, Raymond, Barbara Barrett, Space Foundation, Jay Raymond, Space Force, U S Space Force


Daily Crunch: Tom Cruise might shoot a movie in space

Tom Cruise is talking to SpaceX about taking the ultimate step to top his crazy movie stunts, Apple and Google’s exposure notification API will not provide access to detailed location data and we survey seven VCs about the new media landscape. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 5, 2020. 1. Tom Cruise reportedly talking to SpaceX about shooting a movie in space Perennial action star Tom Cruise, who has a penchant for striving for ever bigger and more blustery stunts and set pieces, may be aiming ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Media, Entertainment, Office, Tech, Nasa, Netflix, Steve Carell, Ben Schwartz, Tom Cruise, Alex Wilhelm, Space Force


Watch the first trailer for Netflix’s Space Force starring The Office’s Steve Carell

Netflix has released the first trailer for its series Space Force, which is a parodic take on the newest branch of the U.S. armed forces. The project was announced pretty shortly after the space-focused military branch was made official, so it’s actually pretty impressive to see a trailer for what looks like a pretty polished production in such a short time – even as the actual U.S. Space Force has only just begun graduating its first cadets. The show arrives on May 29 (coincidentally just...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Media, Office, Tech, Nasa, Netflix, United States, The Office, Steve Carell, Astronaut, Ben Schwartz, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Outer Space


Virgin’s VOX Space snags $35 million Space Force launch contract and prepares for final test flights

VOX Space, the Virgin space subsidiary dedicated to government launches, has scored a valuable new contract with the U.S. Space Force and is about to move from testing to full operations, the company announced today. The Space Force contract is for three launches and valued at $35 million. The company will be launching payloads for the Defense Department’s Space Test Program-S28, a set of technology demonstrations in low Earth orbit. More than 36 satellites will be launched, “enabling advancemen...
Tags: Space, California, Cdc, Government, Tech, Virgin, Mars, Vox, Aerospace, Defense Department, U K, USSF, Virgin Orbit, Vox Space, Space Force, U S Space Force


After 5 Years of Construction, 'Space Fence' Finally Declared Operational

An anonymous reader quotes Space News: The space surveillance radar site known as the Space Fence is ready for use after five years in construction, the U.S. Space Force announced March 27. The $1.5 billion Space Fence — located on Kwajalein Island in the Republic of the Marshall Islands — is a ground-based radar system that tracks satellites and space debris primarily in low Earth orbit... The Space Fence can track tiny objects as small as a marble. It also provides a search capability for ob...
Tags: Tech, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Kwajalein Island, Space Force, U S Space Force, Space Fence, John Raymond Read


US Space Force Successfully Launches First Mission

schwit1 shares a report from UPI: The first official mission for the new U.S. Space Force lifted off from Florida at 4:18 p.m. EDT on Thursday into a virtually cloudless sky with a military communications satellite aboard. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket emblazoned with the Space Force chevron logo carried the satellite toward orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Stations Complex 41. The payload on board is the sixth in a constellation of next-generation satellites known as Advanced Ex...
Tags: Florida, Australia, US, Tech, Canada, Lockheed Martin, Lockheed, UPI, Northrop Grumman, Netherlands United Kingdom, Space Force, U S Space Force, Cape Canaveral Air Force Stations Complex


ULA successfully launches first U.S. Space Force payload

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) has completed its 134th successful launch, continuing its perfect track record with a mission today for the U.S. Space Force. This is the first ever dedicated mission for the Space Force, a new branch of the U.S. armed forces dedicated to the defense and protection of America’s strategic assets in space. The payload today was the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite that has been deployed for U.S. defense customers, though the original five...
Tags: TC, Space, Cdc, America, Tech, Ceo, Earth, United States, Telecommunications, Spaceflight, Ula, Aerospace, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Countdown, Tory Bruno


ULA successfully launches first US Space Force payload

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) has completed its 134th successful launch, continuing its perfect track record with a mission today for the U.S. Space Force. This is the first-ever dedicated mission for the Space Force, a new branch of the U.S. armed forces dedicated to the defense and protection of America’s strategic assets in space. The payload today was the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite that has been deployed for U.S. defense customers, though the original five...
Tags: TC, Space, Cdc, America, Tech, Earth, United States, Telecommunications, Spaceflight, Ula, Aerospace, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Tory Bruno, United Launch Alliance ULA, Space Force


Watch ULA’s first dedicated rocket launch for the U.S. Space Force live

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) has a mission today, launching a specialized secure communications satellite for the U.S. Space Force. That’s the new space-focused arm of the U.S. military that was officially formed last year, in response to what the administration has characterized as a growing need to ensure America’s assets in space are properly defended. The launch today is set to take off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, with a lift-off time set for 2:57 PM EDT (11:57 AM PDT). The roc...
Tags: TC, Space, Florida, America, Tech, Atlas, United States, Telecommunications, Lockheed Martin, Spaceflight, Ula, Aerospace, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Cape Canaveral, U.S. Air Force


Launches from Europe’s spaceport are suspended in light of COVID-19

Despite indications just a few days ago that launches as soon as later this month were on track as planned, Arianespace announced on Monday that they made the tough call to suspend operations at the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s spaceport located in French Guiana. This includes suspending any launch campaigns currently on the calendar in the immediate future, like the Vega rocket mission carrying multiple satellites set for March 24 and the Soyuz rocket Falcon Eye mission set for April 14. Arian...
Tags: TC, Europe, Space, Spacex, Tech, Aerospace, Arianespace, Space Force, Guiana Space Center Europe


Experts say Space Force is a vital, massive shift for US military

Despite the many jokes made at the expense of the first new U.S. military branch in nearly 80 years, industry experts say the Space Force represents a massive — and strategically significant — shift for America’s defense. Many of modern life’s conveniences depend on the ability to consistently and securely access information provided by thousands of satellites currently orbiting the earth. That ability is now clearly threatened, according to experts from companies like Virgin Galactic, The Aeros...
Tags: TC, Space, US, America, Los Angeles, Tech, Virgin Galactic, El Segundo, Space and Missile Systems Center, Aerospace Corp, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Space Force, Starburst Aerospace, Extra Crunch, Steve Isakowitz, Virgin Galactic The Aerospace Corporation NASA


White House requests $15 billion to establish Space Force

The Space Force will be taking one giant leap towards reality if the Department of Defense’s proposed budget and operations go through. $15 billion is requested, which would fund a number of missions and help establish the more than 10,000 personnel expected to join the new military branch over the next year. Estimates for how much it would cost to really establish the Space Force have varied widely, due in some part to the original haziness of the vision, but also because even had that vision b...
Tags: Space, Congress, Government, White House, Defense, Tech, Nasa, Pentagon, Air Force, Aerospace, National Reconnaissance Office, Space Force, U S Space Force, Military Services


Trump Administration slashes basic science research while boosting space, AI and quantum tech funding

The new fiscal year 2021 budget proposal from the Trump Administration would increase funding for research and development by $142 billion over the Administration’s previous year’s budget, but will still reduce overall spending for science and technology from alternative proposals coming from the U.S. House of Representatives. Basic science funding would be hard hit under the Trump Administration priorities. A rundown of all of the programs that would be cut under the Administration’s budget was...
Tags: TC, Congress, White House, China, New York City, Tech, Usda, Eu, Nasa, Chicago, House Of Representatives, National Institutes of Health, University Of Chicago, Department Of Homeland Security, Environmental Protection Agency, Department Of Energy


Did America Steal Its Space Force Logo From 'Star Trek'?

On Friday America's commander-in-chief revealed the logo for the newest branch of its military, Space Force. CNBC immediately reported that the logo "has boldly gone where Star Trek has gone before." The Pentagon and White House did not immediately respond to CNBC's query as to why the Space Force and Star Trek logos -- both with blue globes, white stars, and swooshed rings around a sleek space ship -- looked similar. "The U.S. government took a thing from a TV show and made it the official e...
Tags: White House, America, Tech, Nasa, Star Trek, New York Times, Pentagon, Air Force, Cnbc, Starfleet, John Noonan, Starfleet Command, Space Force, Mike Okuda, Space Force CNBC, America s Air Force Space Command


The Pentagon’s Plan to Pepper Space With Surveillance Satellites Is Taking Shape

New details have emerged about the Pentagon’s ambitious plan to build seven different defense constellations, the first of which will include hundreds of surveillance satellites that are expected to attain full global coverage in just six years.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Defense, Satellites, Pentagon, Space Technology, Space Force, Satellite Constellations, Space Defense Agency


China nears completion of its GPS competitor, increasing the potential for Internet balkanization

On Friday, China announced that it would complete its competitor to the U.S.-operated global positioning system network by the first half of next year, increasing the pace of its decoupling from U.S. technologies. China’s Beidou network of satellites — named after the “Big Dipper” constellation — will be the first service to compete with the U.S. Air Force’s global positioning system and already has a potentially massive user base since over 70% of Chinese smartphones are now ready to use its po...
Tags: Google, TC, Technology, China, US, Chief executive officer, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Bbc, Beijing, United States, Asia Pacific, Satellites, Satellite, Wireless


Retired US General Claims Revolutionary Transport Technology, Warns China Could Dominate Space

"Retired Lt. Gen. Steven L. Kwast says fantastic technology exists that could transport a human anywhere on earth within an hour," reports The Drive, in an article shared by schwit1: As has been common as of late, Lt. Gen Kwast cites rapidly growing Chinese military and technological advances as the reason why the United States must invest heavily in new space-based technologies. "We can say today we are dominant in space but the trend lines are what you have to look at and they will pass us i...
Tags: Navy, China, Tech, Earth, United States, Air Force, Space Force, Gen Kwast, Steven L Kwast, Kwast


President Trump Officially Adds a New Branch to the U.S. Military: Space Force

The BBC reports: President Donald Trump has officially funded a Pentagon force focused on warfare in space -- the U.S. Space Force. The new military service, the first in more than 70 years, falls under the U.S. Air Force. The funding allocation was confirmed on Friday when the president signed the $738bn (£567bn) annual U.S. military budget. The launch of the Space Force will be funded by an initial $40m for its first year. Those figures indicate that Space Force will now receive $1 out o...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, China, Russia, Tech, Bbc, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Trump, Newsweek, U S Air Force, Starfleet, New Branch, Space Force


America's Air Force Seeks Commercial Technologies For 'Space Domain Awareness'

America's Air Force is seeking proposals for technologies "for operations far beyond geosynchronous Earth orbit, near the moon's orbit," reports SpaceNews: Specific items the Air Force wants: payloads for providing space domain awareness from the lunar surface, lightweight sensors for space-based space domain awareness, and methodologies for orbit determination and catalog maintenance in cislunar space. The Air Force also is interested in concepts for providing position, navigation and timing s...
Tags: China, America, Tech, Earth, Air Force, Usman, U S Air Force, Small Business Innovation Research, Space Force, Shawn Usman



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