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Watch live: SpaceIL’s Beresheet spacecraft to attempt lunar landing

Watch live: SpaceIL’s Beresheet spacecraft to attempt lunar landing

Science
April 11 (UPI) -- Beresheet is attempting to make history on Thursday. The spacecraft is trying to become the first privately funded lander to touch down on the moon. Last week, Beresheet executed the engine burn needed to put itself into orbit around the moon. Now, the spacecraft is preparing to land inside the moon's Mare Serenitatis, or Sea of Serenity, sometime between 3 and 4 p.m. ET. The landing will be streamed live online. Beresheet was designed and built by SpaceIL, a privately funded nonprofit based in Israel. The team of scientists and engineers began working on the project in 2011 as part of the Google Lunar X-Prize competition. When Google folded the contest, SpaceIL decided to continued on. Last week, the XPrize Foundation announced they would award SpaceIL with $ 1 million...
End coup attempt, Debenhams tells Ashley‎

End coup attempt, Debenhams tells Ashley‎

Business
By Mark Kleinman, City editor Debenhams has told billionaire Mike Ashley to abandon his attempt to oust its board as it dangled the prospect of delaying a deal that would hand control of the company to its lenders.Sky News has learnt that Debenhams wrote to Sports Direct International this weekend to set out four conditions that Mr Ashley would need to meet ahead of a deadline on Monday for a refinancing to be agreed. The tycoon, who has been battling for weeks to prevent control of Debenhams passing to its lenders, had proposed a last-gasp deal involving a £150m equity-raising that he would underwrite and a package of measures to reduce its remaining £520m debt-pile.Sources close to Sports Direct said on Sunday that Debenhams had responded to its latest propo
Huawei charges are an attempt to 'strangle' Chinese business, Beijing says

Huawei charges are an attempt to 'strangle' Chinese business, Beijing says

World
Jan. 29 (UPI) -- China condemned the U.S. charges against Huawei Tuesday as political manipulation to obstruct the legitimate business operations of its company. "The US has been using national power to tarnish and crack down on specific Chinese companies in an attempt to strangle their lawful and legitimate operations," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said in a statement. "Behind such practices are deep political intentions and manipulations." He said China "strongly" urges the U.S. to stop its "unreasonable bashing on Chinese companies including Huawei, and treat them objectively and fairly." China will defend the legitimate rights and interests of its companies, he said. China's ministry of industry and information technology also called the indictments "unfair and immor...
ULA scrubs second spy satellite launch attempt 7 seconds before liftoff

ULA scrubs second spy satellite launch attempt 7 seconds before liftoff

Science
Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Another day, another scrub. United Launch Alliance once again called off the launch of its Delta 4-Heavy rocket, this time with just 7 seconds to go on the countdown. In an update, ULA said they called off the launch due to an "unexpected condition during terminal count." The mission delay marks the second scrubbed launch in as many days. The company's most powerful rocket was originally scheduled to carry a spy satellite into space on Friday, but a communications error forced ULA to delay the liftoff until Saturday evening. ULA hasn't yet announced when attempt three will take place. During Friday's preflight checks, engineers discovered a "redundant communication link between the control center and the launch site," according to a statement released by ULA. The rocket's...
Watch live: Parker Solar Probe to make second launch attempt Sunday

Watch live: Parker Solar Probe to make second launch attempt Sunday

Science
Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The Parker Solar Probe's first launch attempt was called off after a pair of technical glitches delayed launch proceedings. NASA's mission to touch the sun will make a second launch attempt on Sunday. "The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft was scrubbed today due to a violation of a launch limit, resulting in a hold," NASA said. "There was not enough time remaining in the window to recycle." The second launch window will open at 3:31 a.m. ET Sunday morning. NASA TV will provide live streaming coverage of the takeoff and initial flight through Earth's atmosphere. The rocket and probe will are ready and waiting on the Space Launch Complex-37 platform at Florida's Kennedy Space Center, part of the Cape Canavera...