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Mars helicopter to sit dormant until radio contact restored

Mars helicopter to sit dormant until radio contact restored

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- NASA's Mars helicopter may have to wait days to overcome a blocked radio signal caused by hills between it and the Perseverance rover in Jezero Crater, a NASA official said. Until then, the tiny helicopter that has captured the imagination and attention of people around the globe will sit quietly, charging its solar-powered batteries, Teddy Tzanetos, Ingenuity program lead, said in an interview. "Eventually, one way or another, we will get much better communications, so it's just a question of when are we going to try again," Tzanetos said. The helicopter lost radio contact with the rover Sunday when it descended to a landing behind a hill after flying about 1/10 of a mile. After a 15-minute blackout, the rover managed to receive broken transmissions from I...

Group: Angry mob targets radio station in north Afghanistan

World
An international journalists group says an angry mob ransacked a local radio station in northern Afghanistan last week after a mosque imam incited the attackers, claiming loud music played by the station had interfered with his prayer serviceBy RAHIM FAIEZ Associated PressJanuary 19, 2021, 9:32 AM• 2 min readKABUL, Afghanistan -- An angry mob ransacked a local radio station in northern Afghanistan last week after a mosque imam incited the attackers, claiming loud music played by the station had interfered with his prayer service, an international journalists group said Tuesday.The International Federation of Journalists condemned the attack last Friday in the city of Kunduz, the capital of Kunduz province.It quoted Mohsen Ahmad, director of the Zohra Radio that was targeted in the attack, ...
BAE nabs $4M to demonstrate new radio system for P-8A Poseidon

BAE nabs $4M to demonstrate new radio system for P-8A Poseidon

Business
Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The Navy has awarded BAE Systems with a $ 4 million contract to conduct a quick-turnaround demonstration of a new radio frequency countermeasure system for the P-8A Poseidon aircraft. According to BAE, the RFCM system is a light-weight, high-power system that will add a new self-protection capability to the Poseidon. Advertisement "The ability to meet this unprecedented response time underscores our agility, focus on meeting customer needs, and our ultimate goal of protecting our warfighters," said Don Davidson, director of the Advanced Compact Electronic Warfare Solutions product line at BAE. "A process that used to take 18 to 24 months has been scaled to five or six months, which is remarkable, as is deploying this new self-protection capability." BAE said it plans to de...
Fairytale of New York: BBC Radio 1 will not play original version

Fairytale of New York: BBC Radio 1 will not play original version

Entertainment
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France seeks drones to detect, intercept battlefield radio communications

France seeks drones to detect, intercept battlefield radio communications

Business
Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The French Defense Ministry seeks an unmanned aerial vehicle capable of intercepting radio communications transmitters, a request for proposal indicates. A "call for projects for a mini-payload of electronic support on drones" was revealed by France's Defense Innovation Agency for "an electronic support payload that can be integrated into drones with a maximum take-off mass of less than" 55 pounds. Advertisement "This payload must be able to detect, locate, identify or even interact with or block telecommunications transmitters," the agency said in a press release on Friday. The agency referred to its project as "Sauron," named after the all-seeing eye in the book series "The Lord of the Rings." It is budgeted for $ 473,000. It cites a January 2021 deadline for submissio...