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SpaceX plans to resume space launch this week

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WASHINGTON (JAN 03, 2017): American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (aka SpaceX) has said that it has identified the cause of a launchpad explosion that destroyed a satellite in September and is ready to start launches again.

The company discontinued its launch operations after an unmanned Falcon 9 rocket exploded in Cape Canaveral, destroying a satellite that Facebook planned to use to beam high-speed internet to Africa.

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In a statement today, the California-based company said it had traced the problem to a pressure vessel in the second-stage liquid oxygen tank.

“It will change the way it fuels for now, and in the future will redesign its pressure vessels,” it said.

The statement further said that the company hopes to launch 10 Iridium NEXT communications satellites from a base in California this week.

However, the Federal Aviation Administration is yet to approve the conclusions of the SpaceX investigation of the September failure.




 

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Dubai Air Show: Sino-Pak J-F Thunder and Chinese stealth combat drones attract attention!

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DUBAI: While aerial and static display of Sino-Pak JF-Thunder attracted attention of many buyers, Chinese stealth combat drones Yunying too caused ripples at Dubai Air Show that concluded yesterday (Wednesday 16th of November).

According to details Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) – that has unveiled its 9m-long powerful aerial-photography stealth drones Yunying here at Dubai Air Show – claims these drones weighing three tons, with 17 meters in wingspan can capture images of objects on ground and destroy them.

By means of turbo engines, these could ascend higher and beyond the reach of most surface-to-air missiles.

Three types of Yunying drones:

YUNYING 1: Equipped with ultra-high-resolution long-range optic cameras as well as synthetic aperture radar, it is capable of scanning and imaging 10,000 square kilometers per hour from an altitude of 13km;

YUNYING 2: With the help of full-band radar signal sensors and cellular network sensors, these can pinpoint all surface radar and communication devices within a radius of 400km and 200km;

YUNYING 3: This highly maneuverable target drone is a combination of the previously mentioned two. It can destroy targets 50km away and can carry six anti-ship missiles Ying Ji-9E.

 

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Faulty iPhone charger kills a 14-year-old girl in Vietnam!

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HANOI: Torn cable of an iPhone charger took life of a 14-year-old girl here when she rolled over it during sleep.

According to details Le Thi Xoan got exposed to live wire during sleep and was found unconscious.

Her parents rushed her to hospital where she was pronounced dead by doctors who confirmed that she died due to electrocution.

Original iPhone or third-party device?

Investigators are examining the killer wire to find out  whether it was the original Apple or its cheap replica. 

Sources privy to Newspakistan.tv, after examining snap of the burnt cable, held that killer-wire was shorter than the original 20-inch iPhone cable.

It is pertinent to mention here that victim must have known that the wire was torn as investigators have found a scotch tape wrapped around the defected part. 

 

 

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270m Facebook accounts are fake!

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LONDON: Stained with accusations of Russian involvement and its role in US elections, Facebook has now confessed that up to 270 million accounts on the website are either fake or duplicate.

According to the media reports the social media titan, in its third-quarter report revealed that there are tens of millions more duplicate and fake accounts than it had previously.

The disclosure could lead to more inspection and demand of sincerity of the data by the users and digital rights activists.

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