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Hubble is back, thanks to backup hardware
Next up is getting the scientific instruments back out of safe mode.
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The telescope is equipped with backups for all its computing hardware (and in the case of the memory, backups for the backups). But every attempt to switch to one of these resulted in the same errors, suggesting that the problem wasn't with the memory or processing hardware but rather part of the hardware that supports the entire system. Attention eventually focused on the power supply.
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https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07 ... -hardware/
Rocket Report: SpaceX tests FAA again in Texas, India pushes Vikas engine
"Welcome to the dawn of the new space age."

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07 ... as-engine/
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Blue Origin successfully completes its first human launch [Updated]
Blue Origin plans to fly two more customer flights in 2021.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07 ... rd-system/
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Despite Tuesday’s flight, Jeff Bezos is running out of time to save Blue Origin
“What we know about Jeff Bezos is that he doesn’t like losing."
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The company has a plan. It started small with the New Shepard system and learned how to reuse rockets. It is currently developing the much larger New Glenn rocket, which will essentially use the New Shepard design as its second stage. There are plans for even bigger rockets down the line, all to move more mass to and from planet Earth much more cheaply.

Yet this plan has unfolded very slowly, and Bezos has not pushed forward with the same determination displayed by his leadership of Amazon. Blue Origin remains very far from self-sufficiency. Bezos still must pump more than $1 billion into Blue Origin annually to keep the lights on. Even for the world’s richest person, this kind of financial backing does not seem sustainable.

Making matters even worse for Bezos? He must compete with Elon Musk and SpaceX.
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https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07 ... ue-origin/
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impar wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:15 pm Greetings!
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Bored panda made a meme compilation related to the Bezos launch:
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Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson not yet astronauts, US says

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57950149
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SpaceX to fly NASA's reconnaissance mission to Jovian moon Europa

https://www.neowin.net/news/spacex-to-f ... on-europa/
TWIRL 23: FAA denies Branson and Bezos astronaut title

https://www.neowin.net/news/twirl-23-fa ... aut-title/
Rocket Report: Super Heavy lights up, China tries to recover a fairing
"My expectations were high, and they were dramatically exceeded."

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07 ... a-fairing/
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thegrommit wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:29 pm https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/202 ... -airports/
For example, Turner wrote that SpaceX won broadband subsidies in locations at or adjacent to major airports in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, New York City, Seattle, Las Vegas, Newark, Miami, Boston, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Detroit, and Philadelphia.
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SpaceX "appears to have played by the rules. But the FCC's rules created a broken system," Turner wrote in his post on the Free Press site. "By bidding for subsidies assigned to dense urban areas, Musk's firm and others were able to get potentially hundreds of millions in subsidies meant for people and businesses in rural areas that would never see broadband deployment without the government's help."
https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/26/2259 ... s-airports
The Federal Communications Commission told SpaceX and other companies on Monday that the billions in rural broadband subsidies it doled out last year can’t be used in already connected areas like “parking lots and well-served urban areas,” citing complaints.
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Jeff Bezos gives NASA an offer it can't refuse to win the moon mission contract

https://www.neowin.net/news/jeff-bezos- ... -contract/
Bezos says he is now willing to invest in a Moon lander—here’s why
"I think they realized it's why they lost."
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The timing of Bezos' letter does not seem coincidental. He was extraordinarily upset after losing to SpaceX and has launched a multi-pronged strategy to get back into the game.
After the HLS contract decision in April, Blue Origin filed a lengthy protest to the US Government Accountability Office. A ruling is expected within the next several weeks. Blue Origin's second tactic was to lobby a local US senator, Maria Cantwell of Washington state, to add $10 billion to NASA's budget to pay for Blue Origin's lander. Although the Senate passed the addition, the House said no, and it seems to have been a dead end.
So now, Bezos is turning to his third tactic after NASA's decision on the lander award. In this case, he seems to be saying, "OK, maybe I could just pay for this myself."
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https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07 ... heres-why/
NASA Saves $1.5 Billion By Choosing SpaceX For 628 Million Kilometer Journey

https://wccftech.com/nasa-saves-1-5-bil ... r-journey/
Blue Origin has a secret project named “Jarvis” to compete with SpaceX
“This is the difference between taking a profit and a loss on New Glenn launches."

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07 ... -projects/
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