After the maligned Space-X Falcon 9 rocket exploded mid-trip to outer space, the launch of the eight-ton Russian Progress M-28M later tonight will be a rather important one. The rocket is slated to take 3,071 pounds of food, medical supplies and hardware, around 900 pounds of water and and 1,146 pounds of propellant – much needed to fuel the International Space Station and its propulsion system. This would be a routine flight and nothing to get too excited about, but with the recent launch of the supply rocket for the ISS going wrong in more ways than one, this really is rather important. According to
Earlier today, Falcon 9 rocket exploded after the launch at Cape Canaveral space center in Florida. The rocket was carrying its payload, going to the International Space Station (track current position) and it tumbled out of the sky into the Atlantic Ocean. This marks another setback in the space program, exploration and usable cargo delivery overall. After 23 successive successful launches, including six resupply missions for NASA, the first explosion of Falcon 9 marks the biggest setback yet. This might give second wind to proponents of government-controlled, funded (NASA or Russian Federal Space Agency) claiming that the development and rocket manufacturing for successful payload delivery needs to be controlled for successful missions into space. After all, Orbital
Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) today announced the launch of a new ultra-slim external hard drive that holds 500GB of data while only being 7mm thick.
Here is the daily roundup from Japanese consumer tech and tech business websites for December 3, 2014.
HTC hits the shores of Japan with an announcement of its brand new flagship phone. HTC’s new J Butterfly, the latest flagship smartphone by the Taiwanese tech company, finally takes off in Japan officially just a few days ago. It was introduced during the HTC Conference 2014, and it is currently set to enter the Japanese tech market under a KDDI carrier subscription. The new J Butterfly (HTL23) smartphone is highly compared to the previous HTC One (M8), due to the model sharing many of its common features. It has a 5-inch 1080p superLCD3 screen for example, and will also be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon
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