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Watch live: SpaceX to launch Israeli moon lander, pair of satellites

Watch live: SpaceX to launch Israeli moon lander, pair of satellites

Science
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Engineers are preparing SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket for a Friday evening launch that will carry a pair of satellites and an Israeli moon lander into orbit. The Israeli-made lander was developed by SpaceIL, a privately-funded nonprofit. The group of scientists and engineers were originally part of the Google Lunar X Prize competition. They decided to press on after Google closed the contest without a winner. The payload also includes an Indonesian communications satellite called Nusantara Satu and a small experimental satellite belonging to the U.S. Air Force. Blastoff for tonight's GTO-1 mission is scheduled for 8:45 p.m. ET. The rocket will lift off from SpaceX's launch site at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Both SpaceX and SpaceIL will offer live streams of F...
Ford-class Ship Self Defense System undergoes first live test

Ford-class Ship Self Defense System undergoes first live test

Business
Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Raytheon and the U.S. Navy completed the first test of the Ship Self Defense System Integrated Combat System aboard the first of the new class of aircraft carriers, the USS Gerald R. Ford. The newest generation of Raytheon's Ship Self Defense System successfully engaged in its first live-fire test of an unmanned aerial vehicle target off the coast of California aboard USS Gerald R. Ford. The test -- against an unmanned aerial vehicle target off the coast of California -- was the first of several live fire events planned for the ship and it's new ICS this year, Raytheon said Tuesday in a press release. "The design of our Ship Self Defense System enabled seamless integration of the sensors and missiles with the CVN 78 combat system during this first-of-its-kind test, proving...
West Indies vs England 2019 series: Test, ODI and T20 fixture dates – all exclusively LIVE on talkSPORT 2

West Indies vs England 2019 series: Test, ODI and T20 fixture dates – all exclusively LIVE on talkSPORT 2

Sports
All the action England's tour of the Caribbean will be live across the talkSPORT network England are in the West Indies for their 2019 tour of the Caribbean and all the action will be exclusively LIVE on talkSPORT 2. Joe Root and co will play three Test matches, five ODIs and three T20s against the Windies over the next few weeks and we’ll have complete coverage of it all across the talkSPORT network. England vs West Indies will be exclusively LIVE on talkSPORT England vs West Indies 2019 key tour dates January 23-27: 1st Test, Barbados – West Indies won by 381 runs January 31 Feb 4: 2nd Test, Antigua (14:00 GMT) February 9-13: 3rd Test, St Lucia (14:00 GMT) February 20: 1st ODI, Barbados (Kensington Oval) (15:00 GMT) Februar...
Watch live: Trump promises new missile interceptors and Space Force to protect U.S.

Watch live: Trump promises new missile interceptors and Space Force to protect U.S.

Business
Jan. 17 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump visited the Pentagon Thursday where he revealed a new missile defense plan he said will be the "best anywhere in the world." Trump talked about increasing the missile capability of the United States first, selling that technology to trusted allies and keeping a watchful eye on rogue regimes that might pursue the capability to launch missiles at the United States. "Their arsenals are getting bigger and stronger. I will accept nothing less for our nation than the most effective, cutting edge missile systems," Trump said. "We have the best anywhere in the world and it's not even close." The United States will change its posture with a new comprehensive strategy that can defend against cruise missiles and hyper-sonic missiles. That includes 20 new groun...