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Satellites will crash into Verdansk in Call of Duty Warzone Season 4

Change is coming to Verdansk as season 4 of Call of Duty: Warzone launches on June 17 and some of it involves satellites from outer space. That's right, satellites are being forced out of orbit and crash-landing over multiple points of the Warzone map, according to a new trailer for the free battle royale game's fourth season. One of the crash sites is right in the center of the map — a bridge between Hospital and Downtown — with bits of debris being scattered all around. Another point of interest is just outside of Farmland where another satellite has crashed.
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SpaceX’s Starlink satellite Internet may soon power in-flight Wi-Fi

SpaceX’s satellite Internet service Starlink may soon power Wi-Fi services on some flights, offering travelers a new option for connecting to their favorite services while traveling. According to SpaceX’s VP Jonathan Hofeller, Starlink has already performed some demonstrations of an ‘aviation product,’ which the company says it aims to finalize for use on aircraft soon.
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Satellite Observations Show Marine Clouds Amplify Global Warming

A new analysis of satellite cloud observations finds that global warming causes low-level clouds over the oceans to decrease, leading to further warming. The work, led by researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in collaboration with colleagues from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the NASA Langley Research Center, appears online in Nature Climate Change.

Phase Four Raises $26m Series B led by New Science Ventures

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 11, 2021 (Phase Four PR) — Phase Four, the creator of the radio-frequency thruster for satellite propulsion, announced today that it has closed a Series B investment round of $26 million. The round was led by New Science Ventures LLC (“NSV”), a leading venture capital firm focused on building companies that leverage breakthrough science to create extraordinary value.

Can We Study Snowpack with Satellites?

Measuring snowpack is difficult and spatially limited. Is there a better way?. Snowpack metrics are incredibly important to understanding our climate and planning for drinking water supplies. In the Western United States, roughly 75% of drinking water comes from annual snow melt according to the USGS. While snowpack is extremely important to many parts of the world, measuring snowpack is a difficult task. Especially when it comes to understanding how snow is changing over very large swaths of land in the arctic.
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Queqiao: The bridge between Earth and the far side of the moon

China's Chang'e-4 probe marked the first soft-landing of a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon, which always faces away from Earth. To communicate with ground stations, Chang'e-4 relies on Queqiao, a relay communication satellite that orbits a point behind the Moon and bridges Earth and Chang'e-4. In a recent review, researchers explain the design of Queqiao and depict the future of lunar relay communication systems.

The Explosive Black Ops Cold War Season 4 Gameplay Trailer is Here

Just days after teasing that Season 4 would be coming soon, Treyarch has today released the official gameplay trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 4. The explosive trailer showcases some of the new content players can expect in Season 4, including new maps, new weapons, and new Warzone content.
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Two NASA satellites team up to capture a galactic merger

The Milky Way is our home, and for the entirety of human existence, it has treated us pretty well. Earth and our solar system just kinda chill out here in one of the galaxy’s curvy arms, living our day-to-day lives in relative peace, at least in cosmic terms. Fast forward 4.5 billion years, however, and we might begin to see the galaxy change. It’s at that point that The Milky Way is predicted to begin colliding with the nearby galaxy Andromeda. If a collision between two galaxies sounds pretty wild, well, it is. And thankfully for us, we don’t have to...

Governments ally for federated quantum encryption satellite network

TAMPA, Fla. — The United States and five other countries are banding together with the United Kingdom to develop a satellite-based quantum technology encryption network. The Federated Quantum System (FQS) will be based on the one British startup Arqit is developing for commercial customers, using quantum technology breakthroughs to guard against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks.

Long March 2D Launches Remote Sensing Satellite, 3 Secondary Payloads

TAIYUAN SATELLITE LAUNCH CENTER, China (CASC PR) — On June 11 at 11:03 a.m., the Long March 2D carrier rocket launched the Beijing 3 satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. The booster also carried three secondary satellites: Haisi 2, Wangwang 1 and Tianjian Space Test No. 1. All four satellites entered the planned orbit, and the launch was a complete success.

Study compares the four largest internet meganetworks

In recent months, people have reported seeing a parade of star-like points passing across the night sky. The formation is not extraterrestrial, or even astrophysical in origin, but is in fact a line of satellites, recently launched by SpaceX, that will eventually be joined by many more to form Starlink, a "megaconstellation" that will wrap around the Earth as a global network designed to beam high-speed internet to users anywhere in the world.

ASIP completes ground testing of Bluetooth IFC on Wizz Air A321

US firm AS-IP Tech (ASIP) recently completed ground testing – including electromagnetic interference (EMI), network performance and full functionality – of its fflya Bluetooth connectivity kit on board a Wizz Air UK Airbus A321, and is now moving into preparation for passenger use. The lite inflight connectivity solution, which will...

Phase Four raises $26 million

WASHINGTON — Phase Four has raised $26 million in a Series B round that will allow it to accelerate production of its satellite electric propulsion systems. The company announced June 11 it raised the round led by venture capital firm New Science Ventures LLC. The company had raised about $20 million in earlier funding rounds.