Virgin Orbit announced on Thursday that its LauncherOne rocket is fully assembled and will soon be shipped to Mojave Air and Space Port in California for pre-launch operations. The rocket’s upcoming mission is called Tubular Bells, Part One, which will launch CubeSat satellites for the Department of Defense (DOD) and Royal Netherlands Air Force, as well as two optical satellites for SatRevolution. The launch is scheduled for June of this year.
Virgin Galactic has completed a flight test of a company-built manned space vehicle carrying four NASA technology experiments to suborbital space. The agency said Thursday SpaceShipTwo‘s payloads were designed to examine the behavior of dust particles on planetary surfaces, the effects of microgravity on life support systems and plant growth, and vibration during launch, re-entry […] More
Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web, has introduced a new contract that outlines a set of principles for internet companies to protect privacy, advance transparency of their algorithms and address online abuse, The Telegraph reported Monday. Berners-Lee said at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, the “Magna Carta for the web“ was launched in response […] More