Recent satellite images show that North Korea had restarted a reactor in the nuclear energy area, which is used to produce plutonium for the country nuclear weapons programme, told the Guardian.North korea to observe us 38 North -a process said in the previous analysis of January 18. the day that the country seems to be preparing to restart Yongbyongin reactor.according to the Organization, North Korea has dismantled the spot of spent fuel rods, which are used for the plutonium in the manufacture of the country's nuclear arsenal.Images of January 22. day look water the clouds are likely warm to rise the reactor cooling for water removal from the tube, which gives shows that the reactor is very likely to be in operation , the agency report says.the Picture is, however, impossible to estimate what power level the reactor.the Report said that the reactor operators had been out of use in late 2015.
in Otaniemi, the students designed and constructed a Wave-2 satellite is scheduled to go to space today, at least, florida's Cape Canaveral.the Ship sent to the Atlas V launch vehicle geosynchronous to the International space station, where astronauts will later release it to fly independently.the Atlas V, a departure time is at 11.11 in the morning, local time, at 18.11 Finnish daylight saving time.Yesterday, the United states air force meteorologists predict the weather to be a 90% probability of a suitable rocket for takeoff remain at go.Nasa shows the rocket launch was broadcast live.
Chaired by President President Park Guen-Hye, the meeting will focus on proposed changes to current laws that will allow pilot programs for drones and driverless cars.Limitations on the exportation of map data created by the South Korean government to other countries means that Google Maps currently lacks many of the functions—such as 3D maps, driving and walking directions, and indoor maps—available to users elsewhere.South Korea approves map data exports only if certain satellite images are edited or obscured for example, blurring army bases or disguising them as forests , even though they are visible for users of Google Maps, Apple Maps, and similar services in other places.Ironically, the Google says the restrictions mean that Google Maps actually has more features in North Korea, including driving directions, than in South Korea.The South Korean government promised to make English-language digital maps available for companies in 2013, but Google said at the time that the new data did not have enough information to ensure that it can provide accurate directions.According to Joongang Daily link via Google Translate , the automaker sells its Sonata sedan with built-in Android Auto in 30 markets, but not in South Korea because the in-car operating system needs full access to Google Maps features.
Russian space agency Roscosmos has released an impressive rocketcam video shot from the Soyuz-2.1a which last month became the first mighty lifter to depart the country's new Vostochny cosmodrome.The edited highlights footage shows the rocket leaving the pad, the separation of two of its four liquid-fuelled boosters, then core stage separation as the third stage engine fires.The curved structure that's seen falling away about eight seconds later at around 1:16 is one of the aerodynamic panels which "connected the second and third stages", as Spaceflight Now helpfully explains.Finally, the Volga upper stage, with its satellite payload visible, is released into the wide black yonder.The Volga features a restartable hypergolic fuel motor, which in this case was later fired twice to place three satellites into their final orbits.It's just about visible in the ground-based footage of the Vostochny launch at 5:28 , but here's a beautiful example captured during the lofting of Europe's Sentinel-1A satellite in April 2014 fast forward to 2:18 :Vostochny cosmodrome is still a work in progress, but the facility will ultimately host 10 launches a year, reducing Russian reliance on Baikonur in Kazakhstan.
By plumb signals from sonobuoy submarines can determine its position. The satellite navigation system GPS was originally developed for the US armed forces. But today it can be used by everyone and covers the entire globe. When the direction of several of them pejlas by for example a submarine or unmanned drone, the position determined in a similar manner as in GPS. This is done through the careful calculations of ship speed, traveled distance and direction from a known starting point. Some of the challenges for BAE Systems, the system must deal with noise pollution from other sources in the seas shipping, borrningsexepeditioner and military exercises.
LONDON—After satellite services providers Inmarsat PLC and Eutelsat Communications SA have worried investors with recent cuts to their sales outlook, the chief executive of rival SES SA on Wednesday said ample growth opportunities remain for his company.Shares in the Paris-based company plummeted 27% in price on the day and are down more than 32% for the month.But investors still appear to remain skeptical about the entire sector.Mr. Sabbagh is trying to persuade investors that SES isn t just buying and deploying satellites to provide capacity, but rather has managed to provide growth by tapping emerging demand, such as beaming more higher-definition television than has historically taken place.In a signal SES remains bullish about the industry s prospects, the company last month agreed to take a controlling stake in O3b Networks Ltd., which is deploying a fleet of spacecraft to beam high-speed Internet to remote locations.SES said it would spend $20 million to increase its stake from 49.1% to 50.5% and has taken a call option to acquire the rest of the stock for $710 million.
The space agency says of its smartphone-enabled twins: "Orbiting about 250 miles above Earth, Nodes will demonstrate the ability to receive and distribute commands in space from the ground, while periodically exchanging scientific data from their onboard radiation instruments, a first for small satellites.Comms are provided by "one S-band radio for ground communication, one ultra high frequency UHF radio for crosslink communication, and an additional UHF beacon radio that transmits state-of-health information", according to the mission outline PDF .Roger Hunter, program manager for NASA's Small Spacecraft Technology Program SSTP , which funds Nodes, said: "The technologies demonstrated during this mission are important, as they will show that a network of satellites can be controlled without communicating to each satellite directly."Nodes will demonstrate inter-satellite communications and autonomous command and control; this will help enable future constellation command and control capabilities."Bootnotes*Here are the two Nodes CubeSats packed into a NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer with at left the St Thomas More Cathedral School STMSat-1.Pic: NASA**The EDSN's eight CubeSat cluster was destroyed in November last year due to the failure of the Super Strypi lifter, shortly after lift-off from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii.
If we re right, this poses a long-term strategic risk for these firms, analysts including Jason Bazinet wrote in a research note.Citigroup downgraded Scripps and Discovery to sell from neutral and maintained a neutral rating for Viacom.Hulu, the online video service co-owned by 21st Century Fox Inc., Walt Disney Co. and Comcast Corp., is said to be planning a live TV package of channels from its owners and their peers.Because the three represent the largest buyers of sports rights in the U.S., Citigroup expects one Hulu bundle to be sports-centric -- what it termed NewLu.Discovery slumped 3.3 percent to $26.55 and Viacom lost 1.7 percent to $38.74.Disney Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger confirmed Hulu s plans to become a cable-like service Wednesday, saying the move will help his company as a part owner of Hulu and as a programmer.Media companies and pay-TV distributors are beginning to offer smaller packages of live channels as an alternative to costly cable and satellite service and to draw new viewers to their channels.Sports content is unique: it s not fungible with Web-based video offerings from Netflix and Amazon, they wrote in the note.
REUTERS/NASA/Tim Peake/Handout Good fences make good neighbors, which is why the United States is building a space fence.The new space fence, since it promises to be more accurate, will shrink those uncertainty bubbles, Mercurio said.I think tracking more of the space debris, and particularly the smaller space debris objects, is a very good goal, Weeden added.With that in mind, the space situational awareness capacity of the Joint Space Operations Center has a deterrent aspect to it, because we are able to identify, characterize, and attribute actions in space.Omar Lamrani, a senior military analyst for Stratfor, an intelligence firm, said that the space fence could help the U.S. move a satellite away from another satellite that could harm it, and could also help attribute aggressive actions if they occur.In other words, if a country like Russia or China knows that the United States would be able to attribute a hostile action in space, they are less likely to do it.
Images from the ground and satellites have helped quantify the destruction, but this shot from the International Space Station somehow ties the scale of the destruction together much more clearly.The photo was taken by an Expedition 67 crew member on May 14th, from 240 miles away.Yes, the astronauts have some pretty sweet cameras.DON T MISS: Bionic eye restores man s vision after being blind for 40 yearsIn the top of the river, you can see the Athabasca river, and the oil sands that give Fort McMurray a reason for existing.This photo was taken four days ago; since then, the fire has been driven further north, into the mining camps you can just see in the top of the image.Firefighters are continuing to battle the blaze, but until a combination of lower winds and rain comes together, it will be difficult to get the situation under control.
If you like jigsaws, you d love to be on the team at the European Space Agency that created this image.Made up of 7,000 separate files—totalling 32 TB of data—the picture provides a completely cloud-free view of the whole of Africa.Each of the vaguely vertical strips in the image was collected by the ESA s Sentinel-2A satellite and measures 180 miles wide.The majority of the images were collected between December 2015 and April 2016.And the space agency is pretty proud of the feat: It says that being able to capture the Tropics cloud-free over the five months is remarkable.
Boffins have used 7,000 images from Europe's Sentinel-2A Earth-watching satellite to construct a fine mosaic of Africa, shown entirely cloud-free in all its continental glory.Clear skies over AfricaMost of the images - totalling 32 TB of data - were snapped between December 2015 and April 2016, the European Space Agency ESA explains.From its 786 km altitude polar orbit, Sentinel-2A's multispectral imager captured Africa in 290 km-wide swathes.Although due to the satellite's "10-day revisit at the equator, the chance of imaging Earth's surface when the skies are clear is relatively high", ESA notes that "being able to capture the Tropics cloud-free over the five months is remarkable".Pic: ESA / ATG medialabSentinel-2A forms part of the Copernicus Earth observation programme, mainly contributing "information for agricultural and forestry practices and for helping manage food security".Once fully operational, the Sentinel-2 constellation will "cover all Earth's land surfaces, large islands, inland and coastal waters every five days at the equator".
The wildfire that swept through Fort McMurray two weeks ago has now breached a critical firebreak, threatening Canada s largest oil production facilities, and forcing the evacuation of thousands more workers.Some 4,000 workers from a dozen work camps, including those run by Syncrude Canada and Suncor Energy, had to be evacuated.A worker camp with 665 rooms burned to the ground on Tuesday.Earlier this week, the Suomi-NPP satellite captured a natural colour image of active fires near Fort McMurray.Areas outlined in red represent hot spots where the satellite s Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite VIIRS detected warm surface temperatures caused by the fires.NASA Earth Observatory, Calgary Herald, Reuters
If you like jigsaws, you d love to be on the team at the European Space Agency that created this image.Made up of 7,000 separate files — totalling 32 terabytes of data — the picture provides a completely cloud-free view of the whole of Africa.Each of the vaguely vertical strips in the image was collected by the ESA s Sentinel-2A satellite and measures 180 miles wide.The majority of the images were collected between December 2015 and April 2016.And the space agency is pretty proud of the feat: it says that being able to capture the Tropics cloud-free over the five months is remarkable .
The wildfire that swept through Fort McMurray two weeks ago has now breached a critical firebreak, threatening Canada s largest oil production facilities, and forcing the evacuation of thousands more workers.Some 4,000 workers from a dozen work camps, including those run by Syncrude Canada and Suncor Energy, had to be evacuated.A worker camp with 665 rooms burned to the ground on Tuesday.Earlier this week, the Suomi-NPP satellite captured a natural colour image of active fires near Fort McMurray.Areas outlined in red represent hot spots where the satellite s Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite VIIRS detected warm surface temperatures caused by the fires.NASA Earth Observatory, Calgary Herald, Reuters
Google s four new Android N wallpapers, found by Android Police, are certainly worthy to grace your screen.DON T MISS: 5 Android N features you won t find on any iPhoneI also have a real thing for nature-themed backdrops — they re less random than stock art, and I find the geometric symmetry of satellite images oddly soothing.For years, I ve been using this collection of curated aerial images for my art, but Google s new wallpapers have just changed all that.Google has done a great job of finding images that contrast well with app icons something I ve found to be a problem with overly complicated wallpapers .If you re feeling particularly blasphemous, they crop down nicely to fit on an iPhone SE don t tell Google!If you re hoping for a little more than just new wallpapers from Android N, don t worry: the developer preview is chock full of new features, and there s enough hidden tricks like Android Instant articles and updated Android Auto to keep the most soulless wallpaper-hater at bay.
If you like jigsaws, you d love to be on the team at the European Space Agency that created this image.Made up of 7,000 separate files — totalling 32 terabytes of data — the picture provides a completely cloud-free view of the whole of Africa.Each of the vaguely vertical strips in the image was collected by the ESA s Sentinel-2A satellite and measures 180 miles wide.The majority of the images were collected between December 2015 and April 2016.And the space agency is pretty proud of the feat: it says that being able to capture the Tropics cloud-free over the five months is remarkable .
Two asteroid strikes had huge consequencesScientists think they have spotted the remains of two huge tsunamis on Mars caused by asteroids striking the planet back when it still had water.In a paper published in Nature Scientific Reports, the boffins say pictures from the imaging and radar satellites orbiting Mars show the effects of two separate asteroid strikes on what was once a vast ocean in the northern hemisphere of the Red Planet, 3.4 billion years ago."For more than a quarter century, failure to identify shoreline features consistently distributed along a constant elevation has been regarded as inconsistent with the hypothesis that a vast ocean existed on Mars approximately 3.4 billion years ago," said lead author J. Alexis Palmero Rodriguez from the Planetary Science Institute.Shoreline development asteroid-styleThe second strike occurred a few million years later, when the sea was much colder, the theory goes.As a follow-up investigation we plan to characterize these terrains and assess their potential for future robotic or human in-situ exploration," Rodriguez said.The idea is that these areas are likely to have the highest concentrations of water remains, so when the next rovers get sent to Mars, such as NASA's proposed Curiosity 2.0 mission in 2020, they can drill down and have a better chance of finding water, or even signs of ancient life.
The service launched a few months ago with Sky boasting that it will set your TV free .If you re already enjoying Sky s services it s pretty painless with just a small adjustment being made to your satellite dish and the shiny new Q boxes being unwrapped from their packaging.The new Sky Q Silver box can also record four programmes at once while you watch a fifth, which is certainly a big improvement over Sky s older system.Some may also find the touchpad a step too far and you ll certainly need to be patient with it especially when you're attempting to skip through the adds using the swipe control buttons.We have had a few minor glitches with the Q mini boxes not displaying content, which is not ideal, but this has been fixed by rebooting the main Sky Q Silver box.Foreground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-OpaqueBackground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentWindow --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentFont Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400%Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform DropshadowFont Family Default Monospace Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Sans-Serif Casual Script Small CapsDefaults DoneTHE PRICEIf you were after a bargain look elsewhere.
This colourful image may look like a work of modern art, but it s actually a false-colour satellite image of Rub al Khali — the largest contiguous sand desert in the world, and home to insanely hostile conditions.Situated on the southern Arabian Peninsula, it s a harsh environment: There s usually less than 1.4 inches of precipitation per year, temperatures often exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit, and strong winds form sand dunes that can tower in height to 820 feet.That s what you can see shown in bright yellow in these images acquired by the European Space Agency s Sentinel-2 satellite.Meanwhile, shades of brown and purple show the presence of minerals, including salt or gypsum.It s probably nice to look at it on screen than in person.
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