There are a lot of interesting and innovative applications surfacing worldwide, therefore we want to take a moment to dedicate periodic posts highlighting our Applications page. In this weeks edition we link to articles covering how 5G data speeds will help evolve the medical industry; the first nanosatellite to beam a smarthphone call from space; wireless enabled clothing and wearable biometric rings to help replace passwords, keys, and credit cards; and how airplanes are turning into communications satellites.
Controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory sent a final command Friday morning to the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn. Not long after, accounting for the vast distance the message traveled, the order was received, putting the craft into a suicidal swan dive in which it plummeted into the ringed planet's atmosphere.
The Tesla and SpaceX founder warned that a future where AI is smarter than us will be 'dangerous' and we must all become cyborgs to survive
NASA's plans for a quiet supersonic jet, the QueSST, just became tangible: the agency and Lockheed Martin have started wind tunnel tests for the future X-plane. It's a scale model at this stage, but it will be subjected to winds as high as Mach 1.6 (950MPH) to gauge both its aerodynamic performance as well as parts of its propulsion system. The tests should run until the middle of 2017.
From the Los Angeles Times:
It’s been 44 years since the mighty Saturn V last thundered skyward from a launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The towering rocket, generating enough power to lift 269,000 pounds into orbit, had been the workhorse of the Apollo moon missions.
"It's becoming increasingly clear how serious Amazon is about using drones to create an autonomous Prime Air delivery network. The latest bit of evidence pointing to a human-free parcel delivery system is a new patent Amazon filed for a beehive-like fulfillment center.
We're seeing the campaign for satellites to help propel the development of new 5G data speeds. Check out this interview with Magali Vassiere, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications on ESA's partnership with the industry to develop and demonstrate the added value that satellite brings in the context of 5G.
-Paris Air and Space Show, 21 June 2017.
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"Malaysia Airlines, which lost a wide-body jet with 239 people aboard three years ago in one of history’s most enduring aviation mysteries, has become the first airline to sign an agreement for space-based flight tracking of its aircraft. Malaysia Airlines Bhd.