BeiDou Up and Running: The Significance

#China celebrates a technological feat that Chinese engineers have been working on for nearly three decades. On Tuesday, China launched its final satellite to form its own complete global navigation network, called the #BeiDou Satellite Navigation System. The constellation of satellites now gives the country its own navigation system that rivals GPS. The system is … Read more BeiDou Up and Running: The Significance

China Launches Beidou Satellite to Emulate U.S. GPS

Citing technical reasons, China has delayed the launch of the final satellite to complete its Beidou Navigation Satellite System constellation that emulates the U.S. Global Positioning System. The official Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday’s mission aboard a Long March-3 rocket from the southwestern satellite launch base of Xicheng was scrubbed after pre-launch checks discovered “product … Read more China Launches Beidou Satellite to Emulate U.S. GPS

Live: China launches the last satellite in the BeiDou system 北斗三号全球系统“收官之星”发射

China launches the last satellite in the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), a 30-satellite navigation system, from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. The final satellite is a geostationary earth orbit satellite of the BDS-3 system. This comes 26 years after the construction of the BeiDou-1 officially started in 1994. The first … Read more Live: China launches the last satellite in the BeiDou system 北斗三号全球系统“收官之星”发射

Uniqlo’s New Reusable Masks Sell Out

Asia’s largest retailer is betting that it has the right product at the right time. Bloomberg’s Kurumi Mori tries to get her hands on the Uniqlo AIRism face masks in Tokyo. Fast Retailing Co., operator of the clothing stores, is selling reusable face masks in Japan. The masks, which are sold in sets of three … Read more Uniqlo’s New Reusable Masks Sell Out

Uniqlo Rolls Out Reusable Mask Line as Retailers Adapt to Virus

Asia’s largest retailer is betting that it has the right product at the right time: a Uniqlo face mask. Fast Retailing Co., operator of the clothing stores, will begin selling reusable face masks in Japan this week. The masks, which will sold in sets of three and retail for 990 yen ($9), aim for both … Read more Uniqlo Rolls Out Reusable Mask Line as Retailers Adapt to Virus

SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Satellites Into Orbit

SpaceX launched a new batch of 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit late Wednesday. This is the second launch in 5 days for SpaceX which recently launched a Falcon 9 rocket with astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station and set a milestone for American aviation. This time the rocket launch … Read more SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Satellites Into Orbit

Astronomers see baby planet being born for first time

For the first ever time, Astronomers have been able to observe a baby planet being born. Scientists at the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope spotted the baby planet on a gas and dust cloud near the star AB Aurigae, located 520 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Auriga. Get the latest headlines: … Read more Astronomers see baby planet being born for first time

China’s SOEs to beef up development of satellite navigation industry

A dozen centrally-administered state-owned enterprises (SOEs) jointly launched a platform for the development of China’s satellite navigation industry in Beijing on Thursday. The BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) is China’s independently developed and globally operated navigation system. China is scheduled to launch the last of the 30 Beidou satellites in June, to complete the satellite … Read more China’s SOEs to beef up development of satellite navigation industry

China launches first space-based IOT constellation

China launched its first space-based IOT constellation, known as the “Xing Yun Project”. On May 12th, 2020. China launched its first two space-based IOT constellation satellites, the “Xing Yun Project.” Two Chinese satellites, named Xing Yun 01 and Xing Yun 02, will be working in a sun-synchronous orbit, and will carry out a series of … Read more China launches first space-based IOT constellation

The Extremes of the Wine Industry – a synergy that can be a bumpy ride.

The recent announcement by Constellation Wines (aka BRL Hardy for Aussie folk) that it is cutting it’s operations in Australia by shutting down 3 of it’s 10 production facilities hasn’t really come as a suprise for many industry watchers. The drought, high Aussie dollar and inflation have all contributed to the company’s decision to downsize. … Read more The Extremes of the Wine Industry – a synergy that can be a bumpy ride.