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NASA will not test the huge Artemis 1 lunar rocket again, but will immediately prepare for launch

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced the completion of bench testing of the huge Artemis 1 lunar rocket, also called the “dress rehearsal”.

NASA will not test the huge Artemis 1 lunar rocket again, but will immediately prepare for launch

The 50-hour series of tests with filling tests and countdown simulations did not go perfectly. Test participants noticed a hydrogen leak during refuelling, but now they have decided that the problem is not serious enough to change launch plans. Until today, it was not clear what NASA would decide – experts could come to the conclusion that the rocket would need another “dress rehearsal”.

The department has now issued a statement:

NASA has reviewed the rehearsal data and determined that the test campaign is complete. Next week, the agency will ship the SLS and Orion back to the vertical assembly facility at Kennedy to prepare the rocket and spacecraft for launch and fix the leak found during the final rehearsal.

It is also noted that NASA plans to return the SLS and Orion to the launch pad at the end of August. The exact launch date will be determined after the replacement of equipment associated with the leak.

Recall that as part of the Artemis 1 mission, the first launch of the new monstrous NASA SLS (Space Launch System) launch vehicle is planned, which will send the Orion spacecraft around the moon and back on an unmanned flight.

NASA had already tried to refuel three times before, but then problems arose – the valve jammed and hydrogen leaked in the joints between the rocket and its launch tower, as a result, the rocket was returned to the vertical assembly shop for revision. Then the leak occurred in a different place than the one that was observed during the dress rehearsal.

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Flying “car” LEO Coupe will have over 200 propellers

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Flying car LEO Coupe will have over 200 propellers

LEO Flight, formerly known as Urban eVTOL, has revealed an alpha version of its LEO Coupe (LX-1) flying vehicle. It is alleged that the novelty will be able to transport three people at speeds up to 400 km / h.

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The prototype is currently equipped with 72 duct fans to create lift. The final version will receive more than 200 propellers, which will allow the vehicle to take off and land vertically. According to the developers, this is the most efficient way to fly in this mode.

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In addition, the LEO Coupe will be equipped with box-shaped wings, but they will provide lift at speeds of about 200 km / h, so at low speeds you will have to rely only on propellers.

Using a large number of small propellers instead of a few large ones will save battery power. Also, small fans reduce the dimensions of the machine. It is alleged that the LEO Coupe will be able to sit in a regular parking space.

A proof of concept in action is expected as early as August this year. But the timing of the appearance of the finished machine is not reported.

Earlier in Brazil, Eve received an order for 100 vertical takeoff and landing electric aircraft.

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The best-selling portable console Steam Deck will become more affordable. Valve more than doubles production

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The best selling portable console Steam Deck will become more affordable

The Steam Deck console will be available in large volumes soon.

Valve has published a message that it is increasing the production of the console, more than doubling it!

The best-selling portable console Steam Deck will become more affordable.  Valve more than doubles production

It is unclear whether this will be enough to meet demand, since the company initially accepted a lot of orders for the console, and now it is very false to buy it. But such a significant increase in production volumes should have a positive impact on the availability and prices from resellers.

The company also announced that it has just completed deliveries of set-top boxes that were booked in the second quarter, and will begin accepting pre-orders for the third on June 30th. However, delivery on the site is still indicated no earlier than October.

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$7,000 for 64 cores up to 4.5GHz. AMD Threadripper 5000WX processors launched in China

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7000 for 64 cores up to 45GHz AMD Threadripper 5000WX

At first there were rumors about this, then AMD officially confirmed everything: the powerful AMD Threadripper 5000WX processors will go on sale and become available to everyone. As it turned out, the CPU is already available in China.

$7,000 for 64 cores up to 4.5GHz.  AMD Threadripper 5000WX processors launched in China

The official start of sales is in July, at the same time the recommended retail prices will be announced. In the meantime, sellers are asking for Threadripper 5000WX much more than what they asked for their predecessors. Thus, the 64-core Threadripper 5995WX is offered for $7,030, while the official cost of the Threadripper 3995WX is $5,850. The 32-core Threadripper 5975WX is priced at $3,590, while its predecessor, the Threadripper 3975WX, is officially listed at $2,750. The Threadripper 5965WX is also available in China for the equivalent of $2,570.

$7,000 for 64 cores up to 4.5GHz.  AMD Threadripper 5000WX processors launched in China

$7,000 for 64 cores up to 4.5GHz.  AMD Threadripper 5000WX processors launched in China

The 16-core 5955WX and the 12-core 5945WX were left behind. Maybe they won’t go to retail at all.

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