Tag: Fleet

SpaceX delays next Starlink satellite fleet launch due to bad weather

SpaceX postponed the launch of a new fleet of Starlink internet satellites today (Sept. 28) due to bad weather at the mission’s Florida launch site. 



a plane sitting on top of a grass covered field: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 60 Starlink internet satellites stands atop Pad 39A of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida during a Sept. 28, 2020 launch attempt.


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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 60 Starlink internet satellites stands atop Pad 39A of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida during a Sept. 28, 2020 launch attempt.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was scheduled to launch 60 Starlink satellites from Pad 39A of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 10:22 a.m. EDT (1422 GMT), but thick clouds over the launch site prevented the flight. 

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“Unfortunately, it looks like due to weather violations, we’re going to to have to scrub today,” Alex Seigel, a senior material planner with SpaceX, said in live commentary. “But again, the most important thing is reducing as much risk on the mission as possible, and with that comes waiting for a

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U.S. Air Force Wants a Fleet of Drones as Robotic Wingmen

The U.S. Air Force is getting serious about working with autonomous aircraft and aims to acquire an entire fleet of drones to act as robotic wingmen under its “Skyborg” program, National Defense Magazine reports.

As autonomous aircraft get more sophisticated, they could provide invaluable support to crewed fighter jets or bombers by escorting them into dangerous territories. The Air Force has said it is looking to purchase AI-powered craft to begin testing out their capabilities alongside crewed fighter jets.

“I expect that we will do sorties where a set number are expected to fly with the manned systems, and we’ll have crazy new [concepts of operation] for how they’ll be used,” Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology, and logistics, said during an online event, as quoted in National Defense Magazine.

Another way that autonomous aircraft could be used is in missions that are too dangerous

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Heavy Duty Dialogue Event to Cover Electric Vehicles, Advanced Technology, Economic Outlook – Fleet Management

One Heavy Duty Dialogue session will include Robert Brown, head of government and public affairs at autonomous truck technology company TuSimple.
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One Heavy Duty Dialogue session will include Robert Brown, head of government and public affairs at autonomous truck technology company TuSimple.

Photo: TuSimple

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association is hosting a virtual version of its Heavy Duty Dialogue, focusing on advanced vehicle technologies and electric vehicles, along with a session on the economy.

HDMA, the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association, will host Heavy Duty Dialogue (HDD), a completely virtual event, on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m- 3 p.m. EDT. HDD is a business conference developed for executives in the global and domestic commercial vehicle industry. 

One of the highlights of the virtual event is a technology panel discussion moderated by MEMA Chief Technology Officer Brian Daugherty. “The Electric Vehicle & Advanced Technology Roadmap” will feature Robert Brown, head of government and public affairs at autonomous truck technology company TuSimple; Kevin Grove, research associate, Center

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