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Elon Musk’s Falcon 9 Rocket Compete With Russian Soyuz

Could Elon Musk’s Falcon 9 Rocket Compete With Russian Soyuz?

The European Space Agency (ESA) is seriously considering SpaceX for temporary use of its launchers after Russia blocked Western access to its Soyuz rockets. The West has imposed sanctions on Russia for its war over Ukraine.

HIGHLIGHTS

• ESA could use Elon Musk’s services for temporary launches in the wake of the Ukraine war
• The Ukraine war has been a boon for SpaceX’s Falcon 9 which is getting more customers
• SpaceX has emerged as the top contender for the world in the rocket launching sector
• ESA is also considering Japan and India for its launches

How Is Ukraine War Affecting ESA’s Plans?

Until now, Europe was using the Italian Vega for small payloads, Russian Soyuz for medium payloads, and the Ariane 5 for heavy missions. The next-generation Vega C staged a debut last month and the deployment of the new Ariane 6 has been delayed until next year. It has a precise schedule in October after which the agency will make a backup plan.

Is Europe Dependent On Russia For Its Space Program?

ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher said that the Ukraine conflict has exposed Europe’s decade-long … Read the rest

Reliance Jio’s 5G

Celebrate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ With Reliance Jio’s 5G-Enabled Services

Reliance Jio is gearing up to roll out an advanced 5G network after buying spectrum worth ₹ 88,078 crore in the auctions. Chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm, Akash M Ambani, said that would celebrate ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ with a pan India 5G rollout.

Ten Highlights Of The Story

Reliance Jio’s 5G
  1. Jio has been allotted spectrum in the 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3300 MHz, and 26 GHz bands.
  2. Jio will be the only operator providing pan-India 5G services in the 700MHz spectrum. It has bought spectrum worth ₹ 39,270 crore in the coveted 700 MHz bands and radiowaves worth ₹ 1,050 crore for spectrum in the 800 MHz band.
  3. Jio paid ₹ 33,740 crore for radiowaves in the 3300 MHz bands, ₹ 6,990 crore in the 26 GHz band, and ₹ 7,027 crore in the 1800 MHz band.
  4. Jio owns the highest spectrum footprint, 26,772 MHz (uplink-downlink), in the country. Its total payment for spectrum across multiple bands has also increased to ₹ 7,877 crore.
  5. Mr. Ambani said that Jio was committed to offering world-class, affordable 5G and 5G-enabled services. The company would accelerate the country’s digital revolution, especially in the education, healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing,
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Mysterious Object

Do You Know What The Mysterious Object On Martian Surface Is?

A picture sent by a NASA rover from the Martian surface kept the space watchers guessing about the object seen in the image. It looked like a tangled piece of rope and it received a mixed response from the Internet community. The rover spotted the object on 12 July.

HIGHLIGHTS

• NASA’s Perseverance rover sent an image of a tangled-looking object from Mars
• It looked like a remnant robotic exploration to Mars in February 2021
• The Internet community started calling it Italian pasta

What Was That Mysterious Object?

A spokesman for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory told AFP that they had been discussing where that was from. There had been speculation that the object seen in the image could be a piece of cord from the parachute or from the landing system that lowers the rover to the ground.

What Is Mysterious About That Object?

The … Read the rest

5G Auction Becomes More Interesting With Gautam Adani Joining

Race To 5G Auction Becomes More Interesting With Gautam Adani Joining The Bidders

With Gautam Adani joining the bidders for the fifth-generation airwaves in India, the battle for supremacy in the digital space has become more interesting. While Mukesh Ambani-led Jio Infocomm Ltd. is seen as the highest bidder, analysts say that Adani’s entry into the telecommunication sphere could raise the bar for others.

HIGHLIGHTS

• The Modi government is expected to raise 1.1 trillion rupees from the sale of fifth-generation airwaves
• Ambani and Adani are among the prominent bidders for the airwaves
• Adani doesn’t plan to enter the consumer mobile space presently dominated by Ambani

What Is Offered In 5G Sale?

The government has offered 72 gigahertz of airwaves in various frequency bands ranging from 600 megahertz to 26 gigahertz. The airwaves are offered for 20 years. Also, the bidders are allowed to pay the total amount in 20 equal installments with no upfront payment. A local rating company ICRA Ltd. has put the figure for the airwaves sale at 1.1 trillion rupees ($14 billion).

5G Auction Becomes More Interesting With Gautam Adani Joining

How Much The Bidders Have Deposited For The Auction?

Mukesh Ambani deposited the highest amount 140 billion rupees followed by Bharti Airtel’s 55 billion rupees … Read the rest

Microsoft React To The Outage Reporting

This Site Has 4,800 Incidents Of People Reporting Issues With MS Teams

Thousands of Microsoft users had a difficult time with MS Teams as the popular messaging app went down for unknown reasons reported an outage tracking website. MS Teams helps businesses in internal communication, messaging, telecommunication, and organizing their workflow.

HIGHLIGHTS

• MS Teams went down affecting thousands of users including big businesses
• An outage tracking website reported a broken connection to an internal storage service
• The website also reported issues with Microsoft Office 365
• Microsoft said it had identified the downstream impact and taken action

Who Reported The Outage?

The Redmond, Washington-based company reported that it found a broken connection to an internal storage service on a deployment. But the company did specify the number of users affected by the disruption. Microsoft said that it was investigating the matter.

Downdetector.com which tracks disruptions with the help of status reports from reliable sources including user-submitted errors has over 4,800 incidents of people reporting issues with MS Teams on Thursday. It further said that more than 1,457 users were still affected by the outage. The website also showed more than 150 incidents of people reporting problems with Microsoft Office … Read the rest

Asus ROG Phone 6

Asus ROG Phone 6 Series Phones Offer These Features

Asus released its Asus ROG Phone 6 series in India after a long wait. But the new models released are worth the wait. They are feature-packed and more advanced than their predecessors and counterparts. Asus claims the best-in-class features with the quickest CPU that any Android device can claim.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Asus ROG Phone 6 and Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro have been released in India with a price tag higher than expected
• The latest in Asus Phone 6 series devices boast the most outrageous features one can find in any other Android phone
• Asus claims the CPU and the cooling system have been improved

Display/Design

Asus ROG Phone 6

Asus has used a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a 165Hz refresh rate and a 720Hz touch sampling rate for its latest Asus ROG Phone 6 series. The screen supports HDR10+ colors and brightness can be increased up to 1200 nits. And there is nothing to worry about its upkeep as it has got a Gorilla Glass Victus shield. Also, you get a small, customizable pOLED display on the back of the phone.

The back panel of the phones has also been … Read the rest