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NASA: ‘Joint, independent team’ will probe Boeing Starliner orbital glitch

NASA: ‘Joint, independent team’ will probe Boeing Starliner orbital glitch

Science
Jan. 8 (UPI) -- NASA is establishing a "joint, independent team" to probe the failure of Boeing's Starliner space capsule to reach the International Space Station during a test flight. The investigation comes as NASA is feeling pressure to stop relying on Russian Soyuz capsules to carry astronauts to the station. Boeing and its competitor, SpaceX, are years behind schedule in developing a new spacecraft to carry people. Starliner was launched Dec. 20 without a crew, and a problem with its mission clock caused it to burn fuel needlessly. That meant it wasn't able to reach the orbit necessary to catch up with the space station. Despite the problem, Boeing and NASA said the test mission accomplished most of its goals. Initial data showed the capsule was a safe environment in which to carry ...
Data from Parker Solar Probe helps unravel sun’s mysteries

Data from Parker Solar Probe helps unravel sun’s mysteries

Science
Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Over the last year, NASA's Parker Solar Probe flew closer to the sun than any previous spacecraft. Now, scientists are beginning to make sense of the measurements captured by the probe's four instruments during its first three record-setting flybys. On Wednesday, researchers published four new scientific papers, all supported by Parker Solar Probe data, in the journal Nature. According to the authors of the new studies, the observations and measurements recorded by the Parker Solar Probe are bringing scientists closer to solving some of the sun's greatest mysteries -- like explaining why the corona is a couple million degrees hotter than the sun's surface, where solar flares come from and what propels solar wind. "Some of the data confirmed what we already thought, but so...
Government likely to order SFIO probe into DHFL financial irregularities

Government likely to order SFIO probe into DHFL financial irregularities

Finance
NEW DELHI: The government is likely to order an SFIO probe on the financial irregularities at troubled mortgage firm DHFL soon, an official said. The Registrar of Companies, Mumbai office, has submitted its report on Dewan Housing Finance Corporation (DHFL) to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs a couple of days ago, an official said. There is good enough reason to refer the matter of DHFL to Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), the official said adding, the report indicates fund diversion and siphoning. The matter will be referred to the agency in the next few days, the official added. Let's block ads! (Why?) Banking/Finance-Industry-Economic Times

Sri Lanka presidential hopeful vows probe into Easter blasts

World
A former Sri Lankan defense chief who is a front-runner in next month's presidential election said he'll order a fresh probe into the Easter Sunday blasts that killed 263 people by appointing a presidential commission if he wins. Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said the commission would be set up on a request made by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, a top leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Sri Lanka. Ranjith has previously called for an independent and transparent commission to investigate the attack, which was blamed on Islamic extremists. Rajapaksa, a powerful defense official in the government of his brother, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, is a favorite to win the Nov. 16 election, in which national security has become the focal point. While addressing an election rally on Saturday, Raja...