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Nov 15, 2018

Unveils ST-42 for Scalable Manufacturing in Space for Earth-Based Applications

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, economics, robotics/AI, space

LEXINGTON, Ky. (NOVEMBER 15, 2018) – Space Tango, a leader in the commercialization of space through R&D, bioengineering and manufacturing in microgravity, today announced ST-42, a fully autonomous robotic orbital platform designed specifically for scalable manufacturing in space. Launching in the mid 2020’s, ST-42 aims to harness the unique environment of microgravity to produce high value products across industries; from patient therapeutics to advanced technology products that have the potential to revolutionize industries here on Earth. ST-42 is an extension of the International Space Station’s (ISS) capabilities, and NASA’s creation of a robust commercial marketplace in low Earth orbit (LEO).

ST-42 will bring the economics of production in orbit into reality coupling autonomy with the reduced cost and larger number of launch vehicle providers. Space Tango expects the platform to be at the forefront of new breakthroughs in knowledge discovery, therapeutic solutions and manufacturing, and to provide the required capabilities for creation of new biomedical and technology product sectors in the commercial Space economy.

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Nov 15, 2018

China’s “Artificial Sun” Is Now Hot Enough for Nuclear Fusion

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Tokamaks like EAST could help us do just that. They’re devices that use magnetic fields to control plasma in a way that could support stable nuclear fusion, and it’s this plasma that EAST heated to such an incredible temperature.

Going Nuclear

Not only is EAST’s new plasma temperature milestone remarkable because, wow, it’s really hot, it’s also the minimum temperature scientists believe is needed to produce a self-sustaining nuclear fusion reaction on Earth.

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Nov 15, 2018

There’s a new way to hunt down exoplanets – and it’s just made its first big discovery

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A new planet, more than three times the mass of Earth, has been discovered orbiting our closest single star. The discovery, which took more than 20 years to make, marks a change in the way we look for new planets.

This is the first time a planet of its size, known as a super-Earth, with an orbital period of 200 days, has been found using a well-established method; by measuring the fractional changes in the speed of the star caused by the planet orbiting around it.

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Nov 14, 2018

WATCH: Astronomers spot two fireballs in skies over southern Spain

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ASTRONOMERS at an observatory in Central Spain said they spotted two pieces of debris from space falling over the skies of southern Spain yesterday (Sunday).

Scientists at the La Hita observatory in Toledo said the fireballs, one a comet and the other an asteroid, fell within around two hours of each other.

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Nov 14, 2018

NASA wants people on Mars within 25 years

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The US space agency believes it can put humans on the Red Planet within 25 years, but the technological and medical hurdles are immense. Current latest trending Philippine headlines on science, technology breakthroughs, hardware devices, geeks, gaming, web/desktop applications, mobile apps, social media buzz and gadget reviews.

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Nov 12, 2018

Space photos show smoke smothering a burning California

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This deadly fire season continues.

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Nov 11, 2018

NASA has plans to probe Uranus in search of gas

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That title though… https://ascienceenthusiast.com/nasa-plans-probe-uranus-search-gas/


A group at NASA has taken aim at Uranus and Neptune in search of gas, heavy metals, and to understand more about the planets’ atmospheres.

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Nov 11, 2018

First Perihelion: Into the Unknown with Parker Solar Probe

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Good thing there are no traffic cameras in space! The #ParkerSolarProbe spacecraft reached a top speed of 213,200 miles per hour relative to the Sun during its first close approach to our closest star, setting a new record for spacecraft speed.☀️Learn more from NASA Sun Science about this mission of solar discovery: https://go.nasa.gov/2FgIky6

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Nov 11, 2018

NASA asteroid WARNING: Three giant asteroids to pass Earth THIS SATURDAY

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THREE giant asteroids will barrel past the planet this weekend on a so-called Close Earth Approach, NASA has warned.

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Nov 11, 2018

Astronomers Just Discovered Two Rogue Planets in Our Galaxy

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Polish astronomers just discovered two new planets in our galaxy. That’s cool news on its own, but these planets are different from most. Unlike almost all known planets, New Scientist reports, these two planets don’t orbit a star.

Instead, they drift aimlessly through the cold, dead void of space — and presumably spend their time writing angsty poetry.

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