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South Africa’s first privately owned nanosatellite is set for release from the ISS into orbit

nSight1 is a nanosatellite designed and built in South Africa and is one of 28 nanosatellites from 23 different countries launched on 18 April 2017 from Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA. nSight1 was onboard a Cygnus cargo spacecraft, United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket en route to the International Space Station (ISS). The next milestone is the orbit injection into low-Earth, between 200km and 400km, which is scheduled for 25 May 2017; subject to ISS operations. read more

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Libya could produce more energy in solar power than oil

Libya could generate approximately five times the amount of energy from solar power than it currently produces in crude oil, research by Nottingham Trent University shows. read more

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Obscura’s Experiential Technology Connects Visitors to an Exciting New Era of NASA’s Human Space Exploration Program

An immersive 360-surround theater tours the country, showcasing a dynamic and educational virtual journey into deep space that’s entertaining for all ages.

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Obscura partnered with NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace to invite the public to virtually explore the new frontiers of deep space and the expansion of the space program through an immersive educational experience set within a 50-foot geodesic dome. The multi-city tour premiered at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City in July, followed by a simultaneous showing at the California Science Museum in Los Angeles and the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, currently underway through November 4th. read more

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NASA Lands Car-Size Rover Beside Martian Mountain

 

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — NASA’s most advanced Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation. read more

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ESO Telescopes Find Most Stellar Heavyweights Don’t Live Alone

 

A new study using the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) has shown that most very bright high-mass stars, which drive the evolution of galaxies, do not live alone. Almost three-quarters of these stars are found to have a close companion star, far more than previously thought. Surprisingly most of these pairs are also experiencing disruptive interactions, such as mass transfer from one star to the other, and about one-third are even expected to ultimately merge to form a single star. The results are published in the July 27 issue of the journal Science. read more

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Orange and Gameloft have joined hands to launch new mobile games services in Africa and Middle East

 

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa

The two organizations signed a global partnership to promote usage of mobile games in Africa and Middle East. read more

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Hubble, Swift Detect First-Ever Changes in an Exoplanet Atmosphere

 

June 28, 2012

WASHINGTON — An international team of astronomers using data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has made an unparalleled observation, detecting significant changes in the atmosphere of a planet located beyond our solar system. read more

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Yahsat Launches New VSAT Service Based on iDirect Evolution Platform

New service positions provider for growth in the government, defence, energy, healthcare and financial sectors read more

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