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The Cygnus spacecraft flying to the ISS has successfully deployed one solar array. But the second one didn’t work.

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Yesterday, the Cygnus cargo ship launched to the International Space Station (ISS), although its launch was delayed by a day due to problems in the Mission Control Center. But, as it turned out, the problems did not end there: according to the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Cygnus did not open one of the solar panels. The problems became known a few hours after the start.

The Cygnus spacecraft flying to the ISS has successfully deployed one solar array.  But the second one didn't work.

Solar panels serve as the main source of electricity for the spacecraft; Cygnus has two UltraFlex panels installed, which in total were supposed to produce 3.5 kilowatts of power. One of the panels could not turn around and come into working position. The manufacturer of the Cygnus, Northrop Grumman, claims that even with one battery, it has enough power to continue flying and rendezvous with the station. NASA said it is now evaluating the data and deciding if this unplanned spacecraft configuration is suitable for docking.

Tomorrow, November 9, when approaching the ISS at a distance of several meters, Cygnus should be captured by the robotic arm of the station and docked to the airlock. According to a NASA spokesperson, if one of the cargo ship’s solar panels is not fully deployed by the time it docks with the ISS, it may begin to sway. There is also a possibility that the panel will open suddenly. All this creates risks during the docking process, so the final decision will be made after the approach of Cygnus to the station. At the same time, Northrop Grumman specialists are working on the problem and, perhaps, it will still be solved: the panel will open and take a regular position.

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$55 Orange Pi 14-inch monitor introduced. It is compatible with Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and various phones

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The Orange Pi brand has unveiled its first external display. The device turned out to be thin (thickness does not exceed 15 mm) and compact – the diagonal is 14 inches.

$55 Orange Pi 14-inch monitor introduced.  It is compatible with Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and various phones

Attention is focused on the wide compatibility of the Orange Pi display with game consoles. So, it can be connected to Nintendo Switch, Xbox, Sony PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles. For this, the display has two USB-C ports (one is combined with DisplayPort) and HDMI.

$55 Orange Pi 14-inch monitor introduced.  It is compatible with Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and various phones

However, compatibility is not limited to consoles alone. The screen connects to various Huawei, Samsung, Oppo, Asus, Black Shark (and other brands) phones, as well as various models of Huawei, Apple, Xiaomi, Lenovo, HP, Dell and Asus mobile computers.

$55 Orange Pi 14-inch monitor introduced.  It is compatible with Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and various phones

Monitor screen resolution – Full HD, frame rate – 60 Hz. Maximum brightness – 700 cd / sq.m., color gamut – 45% of NTSC space. The mass of the device is only 550 grams, the price is $55.

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“Lightweight 14-inch high-end business laptop.” Asus Dawn Air 2022 unveiled – 1 kg mass, Core i7-1255U and 16 hours of autonomy

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Lightweight 14 inch high end business laptop Asus Dawn Air 2022 unveiled

Asus has unveiled a thin and light 14-inch laptop with decent battery life. The novelty is called Asus Dawn Air 2022 and is officially presented as a “lightweight 14-inch elite business laptop.”

Lightweight 14 inch high end business laptop Asus Dawn Air 2022 unveiled

It’s hard to say about “eliteness”, but the parameters are quite suitable for the business model, and in terms of the storage subsystem they even surpass many laptops in the class, since there are two M.2 slots for installing an SSD at once. Asus argues that the inclusion of RAID 1 will improve data safety.

The laptop received an IPS display with Full HD resolution, due to the fact that the frame is small, the screen occupies 94% of the lid area.

The body of the device is made of magnesium-aluminum alloy. Weight is 1005 grams, thickness – 14.9 mm. At the same time, in addition to two SSDs, the case contains a 66 Wh battery that provides up to 16 hours of battery life.

The hardware platform is based on the Intel Core i7-1255U processor, the amount of RAM was 16 GB, SSD – 1 TB. Asus Dawn Air 2022 received a pair of USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 interface, HDMI and USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ports, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth adapters, a waterproof backlit keyboard, a fingerprint scanner, an NFC chip and Karman Kardon speakers with support for Dolby Atmos.

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Confirmed: Xiaomi 13 gets Samsung’s best AMOLED screen

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Confirmed Xiaomi 13 gets Samsungs best AMOLED screen

Today, another official teaser dedicated to Xiaomi 13 has appeared. It shows the flat screen of the smartphone, the same flat side frame and minimal screen frame. The inscription indicates that the phone received a Samsung AMOLED screen of the latest generation E6.

Confirmed: Xiaomi 13 gets Samsung's best AMOLED screen

Its feature (relative to the screen of the previous generation E5) is reduced power consumption with increased brightness. So, the maximum brightness on the street is 1200 cd / sq.m, and the peak reaches a value of 1900 cd / sq.m.

Recall that yesterday details about the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro camera and the memory configuration of these models became known, and today data on the cost of these phones leaked to the Web.

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