Space

House committee takes skeptical view of ISS commercialization plans

From Space.com:

WASHINGTON — A month after NASA rolled out a strategy to increase commercial use of the International Space Station, some in Congress are skeptical of the effort.

At a July 10 hearing of the House Science Committee’s space subcommittee, some members suggested that allowing commercial activities on the station, including visits by private astronauts, wasn’t an appropriate use for the facility as NASA prepares to return humans to the moon and go on to Mars.

IMS 2019 is a wrap

The International Microwave Symposium has wrapped up for another year of networking, account meetings, program discussions, and learning about new technologies and processes for everything RF/Microwave. This years show in Boston had a great layout, and host city. The breakouts, technical sessions and engagements were curated conveniently as well.

Elon Musk Says It's 'So Far, So Good' for SpaceX's 1st 60 Starlink Satellites

From Space.com:

SpaceX's internet-satellite megaconstellation appears to be off to a good start in low-Earth orbit.

The first 60 members of the company's Starlink network launched last night(May 23) atop a Falcon 9 rocket. The satellites deployed smoothly about an hour after liftoff, and they came online shortly thereafter, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter last night.

QuantumFlow at IMS 2019 - Boston

The QF team will once again be in attendance at IMS this year alongside our lineup of suppliers. Feel free to reach out (hello@quantumflow.co) and schedule a meetup to discuss our services and linecard. We'll be there all week June 3rd-7th. 

SUPPLIER BOOTH - #

Microelectronics Products & Services (Northrop Grumman)  #823

Milliwave Silicon Solutions MilliBox  #2000 (5G Pavilion)

Trans-Tech / Skyworks  #424

Nova Microwave / Res-Net  #150

Microwave Applications Group  #1013

Polyfet RF Devices  #224

Everything you need to know about the NASA Mars InSight Mission

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From NASA: 

InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is a Mars landerdesigned to give the Red Planet its first thorough checkup since it formed 4.5 billion years ago. It is the first outer space robotic explorer to study in-depth the "inner space" of Mars: its crust, mantle, and core.

GRACE-FO mission

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From JPL.NASA.Gov:

The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission is a partnership between NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ). GRACE-FO is a successor to the original GRACE mission, which orbited Earth from 2002-2017. GRACE-FO will carry on the extremely successful work of its predecessor while testing a new technology designed to dramatically improve the already remarkable precision of its measurement system.