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Nasa’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars

Nasa’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars

Science
There's a new robot on the surface of Mars.The American space agency has successfully landed its Perseverance rover in a deep crater near the planet's equator called Jezero.Engineers at Nasa's mission control in California erupted with joy when confirmation of touchdown came through.The six-wheeled vehicle will now spend at least the next two years drilling into the local rocks, looking for evidence of past life.Jezero is thought to have held a giant lake billions of years ago. And where there's been water, there's the possibility there might also have been life.Key questions about Nasa's Mars roverHow Perseverance will search for signs of lifeNASAThe signal alerting controllers that Perseverance was down and safe arrived at 20:55 GMT. In the past they might have hugged and high-fived but ...
NASA’s Perseverance rover lands safely on Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover lands safely on Mars

Business
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- NASA's Mars rover Perseverance made a dangerous, robotic landing on Mars on Thursday, starting a high-tech mission to hunt for signs of life in an ancient lakebed. The landing at roughly 3:55 p.m. EST marked the fifth NASA rover to successfully reach Mars. The mission is designed to be the first of three that may return rock samples to Earth in about 10 years. Advertisement The rover sent a series of brief, basic signals back to Earth. After an 11-minute journey through space, those signals told NASA control room technicians the rover was safe. "Touchdown confirmed," said Swati Mohan, NASA's operations lead for the landing. "Perseverance is safely on the surface of Mars ready to begin seeking the signs of past life." "I mean just what an amazing team to wo...
Rainbow Six ‘copy’ lands Apple and Google in copyright court

Rainbow Six ‘copy’ lands Apple and Google in copyright court

Technology
Ubisoft is suing Apple and Google over a Chinese mobile game it says is "a near carbon copy" of one of its most popular games, Rainbow Six: Siege.Area F2 is "designed to closely replicate... virtually every aspect" of the game, it alleges, in a 43-page document, complete with screenshots.It is also suing the developer, Ejoy, owned by Chinese tech giant Alibaba. Characters, game modes, game maps, animations, and even the user interface were copied, the document alleges. Disney forces explicit Club Penguin clones offline GTA free download crashes Epic Games store "Virtually every aspect of AF2 is copied from R6S, from the operator selection screen to the final scoring screen and everything in between," Ubisoft claims."In fact, the ...
Sikorsky lands $470.8M modification for Presidential helicopter upgrade

Sikorsky lands $470.8M modification for Presidential helicopter upgrade

Business
Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Sikorsky Aircraft was awarded a $ 470.8 million modification for six VH-92A helicopters for the presidential helicopter replacement program. The deal modifies a $ 542 million contract awarded in June to build six new helicopters for the Presidential fleet. Under the modification, Sikorsky -- a division of Lockheed Martin -- will provide interim contractor support and six cabin interior reconfiguration kits as well as six low rate initial production lot II VH-92A aircraft for the presidential fleet. The Navy plans to replace the current Marine Corps fleet of 19 helicopters, composed of the VH-3D, which entered service in 1978 and the VH-60N aircraft, which arrived in 1987 -- with 23 new aircraft. The VH-92A is designed to increase performance and payload, including crew c...
Boeing lands $84.1M deal to integrate ADCP II boxes into F-15 platform

Boeing lands $84.1M deal to integrate ADCP II boxes into F-15 platform

Business
Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The Air Force has awarded Boeing with an $ 84.1 million contract to integrate the advanced display core processor into the F-15 platform, according to the Department of Defense. The deal exercises an option in the original contract, awarded in September 2018, that provides for the production and modification of the ADCP II boxes and related equipment in the F-15. Another modification under the contract was awarded in April 2019 to produce and integrate the ADCP II boxes on initial production of F-15s, of which more than 1,500 have been built. The ADCP II can process 87 billion instructions per second of computing throughput, Boeing said, creating faster and more reliable mission processing capability for pilots and crews. The F-15E made its first flight using the new com...