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SpaceX faces competitors in race to build internet-satellite constellation

SpaceX faces competitors in race to build internet-satellite constellation

Science
Nov. 11 (UPI) -- On Monday, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to deliver 60 small satellites into orbit. The new batch of satellites will bring the Starlink constellation population to 120. As part of its satellite internet operation, SpaceX plans to launch some 12,000 satellites over the next half-decade. SpaceX isn't the only company trying to build a satellite constellation capable of providing global internet coverage. Last winter, OneWeb launched six small satellites. Tests confirmed the mini constellation produces a serviceable signal, and the company expects to launch another 60 satellites in early 2020. OneWeb, which is targeting an initial constellation population of 650, and later 2,000, expects to begin offering service in the Arctic by the end of 2020 and global coverage ...
Ashes 2019: Joe Root says England must build towards Ashes in Australia

Ashes 2019: Joe Root says England must build towards Ashes in Australia

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Men's Ashes: England v Australia, fifth Specsavers TestVenue: The Oval Dates: 12-16 September Start time: 11:00 BSTBBC coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Radio 4 LW, BBC Sport website & app; in-play clips and live text commentary on BBC Sport website & appCaptain Joe Root says England must build towards winning the Ashes in Australia in 2021-22 after failing to regain the urn this summer. England are 2-1 down and cannot take the Ashes back from the holders even if they win the f...
Estonia, five other nations to build unmanned military ground vehicle

Estonia, five other nations to build unmanned military ground vehicle

Business
Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A consortium of European countries, led by Estonia, agreed to develop unmanned military ground vehicles on Friday. The Estonian Center for Defense Investments joined representatives from Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia and Spain in Tallinn to sign an agreement for the development of Modular Unmanned Ground Systems, known as MUGS, with funding from the European Defense Fund, an agency of the European Union which coordinates investment in defense research and encourages interoperability between national forces. The countries seek $ 34.1 million from the EDF, with participating countries adding additional funds. The Estonian defense contractor Milrem Robotics, manufacturer of the THeMIS unmanned vehicle used by the Estonian military, has signed on as a developer. ...
Jaguar Land Rover unveils plans to build electric cars in UK

Jaguar Land Rover unveils plans to build electric cars in UK

Business
By John-Paul Ford Rojas & James Sillars, business reporters Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to build new electric vehicle models at its Castle Bromwich plant, a decision it says safeguards thousands of jobs at the site and in the supply chain.Britain's biggest carmaker said it had forced itself into the decision despite continued Brexit uncertainty but signalled future investment in its home market was not guaranteed as it needed to see the "right deal". The company said the first electric vehicle to be produced at the Birmingham factory would be Jaguar's flagship saloon, the XJ. Image: The Jaguar I-PACE is made in Austria It will be seen as a boost for the British car industry after JLR...