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Two New Solar Cells Break Records, Including Highest Efficiency Ever

Posted in Hardware on 15th Apr, 2020
by Alex Muller

The device is what’s known as a six-junction III-V solar cell, meaning it’s made up of six different types of photoactive layer.

Another Batch Of 60 Starlink Satellites.

Posted in Business, Hardware on 20th Mar, 2020
by Alex Muller

SpaceX has successfully launched and deployed another batch of 60 Starlink satellites.

New Tandem Perovskite-silicon Solar Cell Breaks Efficiency Record

Posted in Hardware on 11th Mar, 2020
by Alex Muller

The team is now working on improving this efficiency even further, with commercialization of the technology fast approaching. According to the researchers, efficiency only needs to hit about 30 percent before it becomes viable for mass production, and this is expected to happen by around 2023.

Two Thousand SpaceX Super Heavy Starship Launches For The Price Of One SLS Launch

Posted in Business, Hardware on 8th Mar, 2020
by Alex Muller

The SLS is getting $2.5-4 billion of funding each year from 2021-2025. The plan is to launch 4 times in that five year period. Each SLS is costs $3-5 billion.

Astra Launching Rockets Moved In A Shipping Container Needing Only Days To Prepare

Posted in Business, Hardware on 26th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

Astra is currently offering dedicated launch services of 50kg-150kg payloads (to 500km SSO reference orbit) in 2020 and 2021.