The open-source model will serve as the basis for future forest, crop and climate change-monitoring AI. Space 

IBM and NASA Collaborate to Create Global Planetary Data System for Earth Sciences

In 2024, NASA predicts that its Earth science missions will produce approximately 250,000 terabytes of data. To effectively analyze this vast amount of satellite data, IBM, HuggingFace, and NASA have joined forces to develop an open-source geospatial foundation model. This model will serve as the groundwork for a new generation of climate and Earth science artificial intelligence systems. These AI systems will be capable of monitoring deforestation, forecasting crop yields, and tracking greenhouse gas emissions. In this project, IBM used the recently released as a base model of NASA’s…

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AST SpaceMobile recently completed a two-way voice call. Space 

4G Data Transmitted from Space to Regular Phone in Successful Satellite Test

AST SpaceMobile, in collaboration with AT&T, achieved a significant breakthrough earlier this year by connecting a standard Samsung Galaxy S22 to a low-Earth orbit satellite for a two-way voice call. This achievement was a significant milestone in satellite-based cellular communication. The company has now announced that it is one step closer to making this technology available to the general public. On Wednesday, AST shared that it recently conducted several tests in Hawaii, where its engineers saw download speeds of 10 Mbps from the company’s BlueWalker 3 satellite to unmodified phones…

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Geomagnetic storms can cause power grid failures, auroras and more. (NASA) News 

The Risks of Magnetic Storms to Technology: GPS, Satellites, and the Power Grid

The US Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) has defined a magnetic storm as a significant disruption of Earth’s magnetosphere, which happens when energy from the solar wind is efficiently transferred into the space environment surrounding Earth. These storms are categorized on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the least severe and 5 being the most severe. The Carrington storm in 1859 is the most intense magnetic storm ever documented. The dangers of magnetic storms 1. Technology disruptions: Rapid changes in the magnetic field during magnetic storms can…

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Know all about solar storm chances this week. (SDO/NASA) Space 

NOAA satellites have revealed that decaying sunspots can trigger M-class solar flares; Is a solar storm coming?

The last ten days have been completely peaceful for the country. The activity of the sun has been low, even though our planet has two active points. One of them, AR3315, is five times the size of Earth and was feared to explode, causing a class X solar flare. However, that didn’t happen, and now NOAA’s latest predictions reveal that much of the unstable magnetic field has died. and that the possibility of a class X flare no longer exists. However, the probability of an M-class volcano eruption is still…

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ISRO said that NVS-01 is the first of the second-generation satellites envisaged for the navigation services. News 

The countdown to the launch of India’s GPS satellite begins.

An Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) official said the countdown to the launch of India’s first second-generation navigation satellite NVS-01 by the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) rocket on Monday morning began at 7:12 am on Sunday. Interestingly, for the first time, the original rubidium atomic clock developed by ISRO’s Space Applications Center (SAC) in Ahmedabad will be flown in NVS-01. Simply put, NavIC stands for Navigation with Indian Constellation (previously long squiggly as Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System IRNSS), similar to US GPS, Russia’s Glonass and Galileo in Europe,…

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The rocket will deliver the satellite into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) from where it will be further taken up by firing the onboard motors. News 

ISRO to launch domestic atomic clocked navigation satellite on May 29

India will launch its first second-generation navigation satellite on the morning of May 29 using its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) rocket, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said on Monday. For the first time, the indigenous atomic clock is flown on the navigation satellite NVS-01. According to the Indian Space Agency, the GSLV-F12 rocket carrying the 2,232 kg NVS-01 navigation satellite is scheduled to lift off at 10:42 am from the Sriharikota rocket port in Andhra Pradesh. The rocket carries the satellite to the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO), from…

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India's heavies launch vehicle, Launch Vehicle Mark-III (LVM-III), will deploy 36 satellites of the UK-based Network Access Associated Ltd (OneWeb) to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) on Sunday News 

ISRO today begins the launch countdown for India’s largest LVM3 rocket carrying 36 satellites

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Saturday began the countdown to the launch of India’s largest LVM3 rocket, which carries 36 satellites. The rocket is scheduled to take off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota on Sunday morning at 9:00 AM. India’s heavy launch vehicle Launch Vehicle Mark-III (LVM-III) will launch 36 satellites of Britain’s Network Access Associated Ltd (OneWeb) into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) on Sunday. LVM3-M3/OneWeb India-2 mission:The countdown has commenced.The launch can be watched LIVEfrom 8:30 am IST on March 26, 2023 @DDNational…

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