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The heaviest SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket completed a secret mission for the US Space Force

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SpaceX’s heaviest rocket, the Falcon Heavy, lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday at 5:56 p.m. local time, launching a classified mission for the US space force called USSF-67.

The heaviest SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket completed a secret mission for the US Space Force

The Falcon Heavy consists of three modified first stages of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that are designed to be reusable. The two boosters successfully returned to Earth, with the side boosters landing safely at the Space Force station at Cape Canaveral eight minutes after launch. For each of them it was the second landing. The central booster was new and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean as planned shortly after launch on Sunday, using too much fuel to return to base.

USSF-67’s main satellite is Continuous Broadcast Augmenting SATCOM 2 (CBAS-2), which is heading into geostationary orbit at an altitude of about 35,700 km above Earth.

CBAS-2 will provide communication relay capabilities. The mission of CBAS-2 is to expand existing military satellite communications capabilities and continuously transmit military data via space-based satellite relay links.

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The heaviest SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket completed a secret mission for the US Space Force

USSF-67 also carried the Long Duration Propulsive ESPA (LDPE)-3A, a payload adapter that can hold up to six small satellites, according to EverydayAstronaut.com.

The LDPE-3A carried two Catcher and WASSAT satellites for the Space Systems Command, a branch of the Space Force that is responsible for developing and maintaining the space capabilities of US fighters. Catcher is a prototype sensor designed to track possible hazards caused by space weather. WASSAT is designed to monitor other satellites and collect data on their trajectories and anomalies.

The heaviest SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket completed a secret mission for the US Space Force

This was the fifth Falcon Heavy launch. The November launch of USSF-44 was the first Falcon Heavy mission in more than three years. The remaining three Falcon Heavy launches took place in June 2019, April 2019 and February 2018.

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In at least one way, the Galaxy S23 is definitely inferior to the iPhone 14 and Huawei Mate 50. The latest Samsung flagships do not support satellite communications

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In at least one way the Galaxy S23 is definitely

According to rumors, Samsung’s Galaxy S23 phones were supposed to be the first in the company’s range to support satellite communications. A few hours ago, the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra were officially presented – not a word was said about satellite communications support. Later, the situation was explained by the mobile division of Samsung, Tae Moon Ro (TM Roh).

In at least one way, the Galaxy S23 is definitely inferior to the iPhone 14 and Huawei Mate 50. The latest Samsung flagships do not support satellite communications

According to the top manager, satellite communication technology is not yet mature enough for its mass implementation. “When the time is right and the infrastructure and technology is ready, then of course for Samsung Galaxy, for our mobile division, we will also actively consider implementing this feature.“, – he said.

It is not clear what technology should be in order for it to be worthy of Samsung phones, but neither Apple nor Huawei were embarrassed by the limited data transmission capabilities in the satellite communication channel. Moreover, according to rumors, Huawei will soon introduce Mate X3 with support for second-generation satellite technology – much more functional.

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The latest Galaxy S23 flagships smash the Galaxy S22 in the first 3DMark test

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The latest Galaxy S23 flagships smash the Galaxy S22 in

Very quickly after the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S23 phones, the first comparative test appeared, in which the flagships of the Korean company of two generations converged. It is noteworthy that they were tested not in Geekbench or AnTuTu, but in 3DMark, a graphics performance test.

The latest Galaxy S23 flagships smash the Galaxy S22 in the first 3DMark test

And in it, the new flagships Galaxy S23 did not leave a stone unturned from the Galaxy S22. Thus, the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus scored 3811 and 3799 points respectively, showing an average frame rate of 22.8 FPS, while the Galaxy S22 Plus scored 1689 points, and the average frame rate was half that of 10.10 FPS.

The latest Galaxy S23 flagships smash the Galaxy S22 in the first 3DMark test

The situation in the tests of Ultra models is approximately the same: Galaxy S23 Ultra scored 3874 points at a frame rate of 23.2 FPS, Galaxy S22 Ultra scores 1912 points at 11.4 FPS.

The latest Galaxy S23 flagships smash the Galaxy S22 in the first 3DMark test

Recall that the Galaxy S23 is built on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC with the Adreno 740 GPU, and they were compared with their predecessors on the Exynos 2200 SoC with the Xclipse 920 GPU.

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Poco X5 5G live images days before official announcement

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Poco X5 5G live images days before official announcement

The Poco brand will officially unveil the Poco X5 5G and Poco X5 Pro 5G phones on February 6, but live images have already been published on the Web – screenshots from the unboxing video of the device.

Poco X5 5G live images days before official announcement

The pictures show the phone in green, this is the version with 256 GB of flash memory. It received the MIUI 13 interface based on Android 12. The phone has one speaker, the SIM card slot is combined, there is a standard headphone jack and an IR emitter on the top edge.

Poco X5 5G Live Images Days Before Official Announcement

Poco X5 5G Live Images Days Before Official Announcement
Poco X5 5G Live Images Days Before Official Announcement

The film wrapped around the phone confirms the use of a Snapdragon 695 SoC in the device, the presence of a Full-HD + AMOLED screen and a 48-megapixel camera.

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