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SpaceX Hopes to Launch Starship “Test Hopper” This Week 5

SpaceX Hopes to Launch Starship “Test Hopper” This Week

Test Hopper In a series of tweets yesterday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the space company is about to start testing an early prototype of its Starship spacecraft. The so-called “hopper” test vehicle will feature only a single Raptor engine, as opposed to three for the final version. The test vehicle won’t enter orbit, …

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OneWeb secures $1.25bn funding for 2021 satellite broadband launch 6

OneWeb secures $1.25bn funding for 2021 satellite broadband launch

British satellite broadband firm OneWeb says it is on track to launch a commercial service in 2021 after securing $1.25bn in fresh funding. The latest round of funding included Japanese giant Softbank, Qualcomm and the Government of Rwanda and brings the total amount raised by OneWeb to £3.4bn. This, it says, will allow it to …

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New Russian Submarine Can Launch Nuke-Carrying Drones 10

New Russian Submarine Can Launch Nuke-Carrying Drones

Nuclear Upgrade Russia is about to start testing the “Belgorod,” a nuclear submarine that will be the largest in the world — and capable of launching six thermonuclear warheads. When the Belgorod was first reported back in 2017, it was expected that the vessel would undergo research missions, according to The Barents Observer. Instead, Russian President Vladimir …

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Android Q developer beta might launch today 11

Android Q developer beta might launch today

Android Q, the next version of the mobile operating system, could be launching its developer preview later today, thanks to speculation over a date filter in Google’s bug tracker. A template explaining how to file bug reports for Android Q Beta was spotted by XDA Developers Editor-in-Chief Mishaal Rahman.  The sample (which reportedly could be …

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Apple AR glasses tipped to launch in 2020 as an iPhone accessory 13

Apple AR glasses tipped to launch in 2020 as an iPhone accessory

Apple’s long-rumored augmented reality glasses could be with us as early as next year, according to reputable industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo says manufacturing on the AR specs will get underway at the end of this year or the start of the next one, according to money.udn.com. He also says that they will be reliant …

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Boeing Is Prepping to Launch Astronauts to Space Station 15

Boeing Is Prepping to Launch Astronauts to Space Station

Commercial Crew Program SpaceX isn’t the only company attempting to revolutionize the way we send astronauts to space. Boeing, the largest aerospace company in the world, is looking to send up its own take on a passenger spacecraft, which it calls the CST-100 Starliner, to the International Space Station. Boeing is planning to launch the capsule — …

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Vodafone UK expands 5G launch to 19 towns and cities 16

Vodafone UK expands 5G launch to 19 towns and cities

Vodafone has expanded its 5G launch plans to cover an additional 12 towns and cities, meaning 19 locations in the UK will soon be able to access next generation networks. The mobile operator had already confirmed trials in seven cities – Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Manchester – and has been working to …

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