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SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Satellites for New Megaconstellation; Misses Rocket Landing

The company is now flying 300 Starlink satellites

SpaceX successfully launched another batch of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit Monday (Feb. 17),  but missed a milestone rocket landing on what was the company’s fourth flight of the year. Smoked billowed and flames erupted as the sooty Falcon 9 roared to life at 10:05 a.m. EST (1505 GMT), lifting off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air
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The Basics of IP Ratings and IP Rated Connectors

Everybody knows someone who has accidentally spilled liquid on their smartphone or dropped the device in water. Studies suggest that about 20% of phones may suffer this fate, with some models now built to resist immersion in shallow water for short periods of time. Demand is growing for new types of portable and wearable electronics
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Lockheed Martin Delivers First Block 8.1 Upgrade HC-130J To U.S. Coast Guard

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) representatives joined U.S. Coast Guard leaders and crew members for a ceremony on Jan. 31 at the Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, celebrating the completion of operational testing of the first Coast Guard HC-130J outfitted with the Block 8.1 upgrade. This upgrade was installed on a
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SpaceX Wins NASA Contract to Launch Earth Science Mission

NASA awarded a contract to SpaceX Feb. 4 for the launch of an Earth science mission that has successfully staved off cancellation several times. NASA announced it selected SpaceX to launch the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) spacecraft on a Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in December 2022. The agency said the contract
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SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Satellites for New Megaconstellation; Misses Rocket Landing

The company is now flying 300 Starlink satellites

SpaceX successfully launched another batch of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit Monday (Feb. 17),  but missed a milestone rocket landing on what was the company’s fourth flight of the year. Smoked billowed and flames erupted as the sooty Falcon 9 roared to life at 10:05 a.m. EST (1505 GMT), lifting off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air
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The Basics of IP Ratings and IP Rated Connectors

Everybody knows someone who has accidentally spilled liquid on their smartphone or dropped the device in water. Studies suggest that about 20% of phones may suffer this fate, with some models now built to resist immersion in shallow water for short periods of time. Demand is growing for new types of portable and wearable electronics
CONTINUE READING

Lockheed Martin Delivers First Block 8.1 Upgrade HC-130J To U.S. Coast Guard

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) representatives joined U.S. Coast Guard leaders and crew members for a ceremony on Jan. 31 at the Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, celebrating the completion of operational testing of the first Coast Guard HC-130J outfitted with the Block 8.1 upgrade. This upgrade was installed on a
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