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Pentagon authorizes SpaceX to launch reusable rockets for military missions

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The Pentagon has authorized SpaceX to send a national security satellite into orbit for the first time aboard a reusable Falcon 9 rocket, which is due to launch on Thursday, June 17.

The United States Space Force last year changed contracts for the next two launches of GPS III SV05 satellites to allow reuse. The military estimates that this will save the Space and Missile Systems Center about $ 64 million.

The rocket that will launch the GPS III SV05 satellite into orbit launched the GPS III SV04 satellite last November. The company’s Falcon 9 rockets are partially reusable, as SpaceX regularly returns boosters – the largest and most expensive part of the rocket – to Earth and then launches again.

To date, the Pentagon has won five of the six contracts for the launch of GPS III satellites with SpaceX, with the GPS III SV02 mission being the only one launched by rival United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin to make rockets. The five launch contracts are valued at $ 469.8 million and did not initially include the ability for SpaceX to reuse its Falcon 9 rockets.

The U.S. Space Force has demanded that SpaceX use the same SV05 launch booster that launched the SV04 satellite. But at the same time, the Center for Space and Rocket Systems “has no other restrictions” and does not mind if missiles from non-military missions are reused in the future.

The Center for Space and Rocket Systems has been working on authorizing reusable rockets for the past five years, presenting new requirements. He noted that the center reviewed over 440 accelerator changes and performed over 380 pre-launch checks.

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The Briton was jailed for spying on his ex. To do this, he used the AirTag tag.

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In the UK, there was a curious case – 41-year-old Christopher Paul Trotman used an AirTag tag from Apple to track his ex-girlfriend. He glued the device to the rear bumper of the car and for some time tracked the location of the vehicle. And then he wrote the girl a message and revealed the fact of surveillance of her. As a result, he was detained, he is now in prison awaiting trial. Most likely, after the hearings, he will be released, but he will be banned from approaching the former at the level of a court decision.

The Briton was jailed for spying on his ex.  To do this, he used the AirTag tag.

As noted, the victim uses an iPhone, and she received a notification that an unknown AirTag was located next to her, but the girl ignored the information because she simply did not know about such a possibility in iOS.

Note that the latest improvements to AirTag include anti-stalking features. First, iPhone users will be automatically alerted if an unknown AirTag moves near them (which it did). Secondly, the tag will make a sound if it is far from the owner for a long time.

Initially, the tags only worked with the iPhone, but later the company released Android, which allows their phone owners to search for AirTag.

We previously reported on how to properly use the AirTag to get the most out of it.

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European prices of Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro leaked before the announcement

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European prices of Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro leaked before

Recently, Xiaomi launched the 12S series in the Chinese market, and now the Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro smartphones are preparing to be released in the global market.

It was previously reported that Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro have entered the internal testing phase in various Asian and European regions. And now a reliable insider has released pricing information. Xiaomi 12T should start at 600 euros for the 8/256 GB version. The older version of Xiaomi 12T Pro will be offered at a price of 800 euros for the same amount of memory.

European prices of Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro leaked before the announcement

It is reported that Xiaomi 12T will be equipped with MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Ultra single-chip system based on 5nm process technology. The phone will receive 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256 GB of built-in UFS 3.1 flash memory. As for the display, the device will feature a 2712 x 1220 pixel OLED panel with an in-display fingerprint scanner.

The smartphone will be equipped with a triple camera, consisting of a 108-megapixel main sensor Samsung ISOCELL HM6 and sensors with a resolution of 8 and 2 megapixels. The front camera will be 20-megapixel, with a Sony IMX596 sensor.

The leaker LEAKSPINNER who posted the images has over 1,400 posts on Slashleaks to his credit, with an 83% confirmation rate.

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“One day it will be on Mars,” Elon Musk showed new “sexy” tests of the Starship rocket

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SpaceX founder Elon Musk has published on his page a couple of new photos that show static fire tests of engines on the Starship B7 spacecraft.

“One day it will be on Mars,” Elon Musk showed new “sexy” tests of the Starship rocket

After successfully conducting the latest tests, Musk wrote: “We are going to try to run the engine for a long time to test the autogenous seal.”

The billionaire signed one of the photos as follows: “One day it will be on Mars.”

“One day it will be on Mars,” Elon Musk showed new “sexy” tests of the Starship rocket

Musk posted a meme this week implying that Starship’s static fire tests are too sexy and that watching them is keeping him from “living a normal, productive life.”

According to the forecast, the first orbital test launch of Starship can take place both in a month and within the next year. It all depends on the success of bench tests.

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