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Honda plans to launch satellites into low-Earth orbit

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Japanese automaker Honda Motor plans to enter the commercial space business. By 2030, the company expects to launch a test rocket to enter the low-Earth orbit market. The company’s expertise in the development of internal combustion engines and other automotive technologies is expected to help the company advance in the new area.

Honda expects to cut the cost of launching small satellites in half by reusing rockets. Such launches using disposable rockets typically cost $ 45 million. Honda hopes to return the carrier to the launch pad for reuse. The company plans to develop a small rocket capable of launching satellites weighing less than a ton at altitudes ranging from 500 to 2000 km.

In addition to using self-propelled propulsion technology for flight control and reusable missile guidance, the company will also apply fuel combustion technology developed for gasoline engines.

The small satellite market is growing rapidly now. It is expected that their scope will expand, in particular, they will be responsible for collecting data on the location of self-driving cars. The small satellite launch business is projected to reach $ 7.1 billion in 2025, up from $ 2.8 billion last year. Now the largest player in this market is SpaceX, which uses partially reusable Falcon 9 rockets.

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The SpaceX Starship interplanetary spacecraft has not yet made a single orbital flight, but the Japanese have already announced the launch of their telecommunications satellite on it

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One of Asia’s largest telecoms and pay-TV operators, Japanese company Sky Perfect JSat, has announced that it plans to use the SpaceX Starship interplanetary spacecraft to launch its Superbird-9 telecommunications satellite into geosynchronous orbit in 2024. The details of the deal were not disclosed.

The SpaceX Starship interplanetary spacecraft has not yet made a single orbital flight, but the Japanese have already announced the launch of their telecommunications satellite on it

The situation is noteworthy in that Starship has not yet made a single orbital flight: Elon Musk promises to launch Starship on a test flight into orbit almost every month for about a year, but it is delayed each time. However, there is no contradiction that an interstellar spacecraft to launch a payload into orbit: in concept, Starship should replace all of SpaceX’s current rockets, including the workhorse Falcon 9, which goes into space every week.

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Hackers cracked the latest Pentagon technology

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Hackers cracked the latest Pentagon technology

Hackers at the DEF CON 2022 event in Las Vegas managed to break into a new technology of the US Department of Defense – local autonomous electrical networks (microgrids) at military bases.

Hackers cracked the latest Pentagon technology

The Pentagon has tested the technology to look for vulnerabilities. Many of the more than 1,700 DEF CON members have successfully shut down a dummy network that mimics the one being prepared by the Pentagon. So, one of the hackers found out that microgrids work on the Kelvin temperature scale, which does not use negative values. As a result, he put negative numbers in the forecast model, which caused the system to crash.

The Pentagon said they also plan to launch a full-fledged program to further test the microgrid and find gaps. A microgrid is a technology for dividing one power system into sections. Each cell is able to work autonomously if necessary and actively uses alternative energy sources.

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Leica D-Lux 7 “A Bathing Ape x Stash” camera introduced

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Leica D Lux 7 A Bathing Ape x Stash camera introduced

Leica has released a special edition of the D-Lux 7 “A Bathing Ape x Stash” camera, which is priced at $2,320 in China.

Leica D-Lux 7

This camera was created jointly by Leica, streetwear brand BAPE and American graffiti artist STASH. The body is covered in BAPE’s signature camouflage pattern, while the camera and accessories are adorned with a graffiti artist’s signature STASH and the BAPE monkey head logo. The camera is available in a black version sold by Leica and a silver version sold exclusively by BAPE.

The Leica D-Lux 7 uses the fast Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9-34mm f/1.7-2.8 ASPH zoom lens (24-75mm equivalent in 35mm film format) and 4/3 inch sensor with 17 MP resolution. The Leica D-Lux 7 also has a touch screen, supports Bluetooth and the Leica Fotos app.

Leica D-Lux 7

The regular version of the Leica D-Lux 7 costs $1,585 in China.

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