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HAPSMobile’s Sunglider Holds Successful Stratospheric Test Flight At Spaceport America

first_imgSunglider™ flying in the stratosphere above Spaceport America. Courtesy/HAPSMobile Sunglider’s™ inaugural flight at Spaceport America, July 2020. Courtesy photoSPACEPORT AMERICA News:SIERRA COUNTY — HAPSMobile Inc., a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO: 9434) and minority-owned by AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), successfully reached an altitude of more than 60,000 feet above sea level during a 20-hour test flight of the Sunglider™ solar-powered high-altitude platform station (HAPS) at Spaceport America. This is the second successful test flight of the Sunglider at Spaceport America since the company began operations at the site in May 2020.The test flight began at 5:16 a.m. (MT), Sept. 21 and concluded just after 1 a.m., (MT) Sept. 22 following the successful achievement of a series of major test objectives and maneuvers. Sunglider reached an altitude of 62,500 feet (approximately 19 kilometers) and demonstrated the world’s first successful delivery of LTE connectivity from a fixed-wing HAPS autonomous aircraft in the stratosphere. The success of this stratospheric test flight is a major step forward for HAPSMobile as it continues to pursue its mission of bridging the digital divide by building its business in the stratosphere, a new frontier for humankind. HAPSMobile will continue to work to revolutionize mobile networks by leveraging HAPS.Known as a “cell-tower in the sky”, Sunglider aims to provide better communications to under-served areas, including rural communities. The success of this stratospheric test flight is a major step forward in this mission. Last spring, HAPSMobile and AeroVironment invested $8 million in constructing a hangar, offices and UAV test pad near the horizontal launch area at Spaceport America. They have approximately 35 employees living and working in Dona Ana and Sierra counties.“All of us here congratulate HAPSMobile, AeroVironment and Loon on their substantial progress and this incredible flight,”  said Spaceport America Interim Executive Director Scott McLaughlin. “We are looking forward to a long partnership, and for AeroVironment becoming part of the growing employment base for good aerospace jobs in New Mexico.” HAPSMobile will continue to test and fly Sunglider at Spaceport America for the next few years as the company acquires FAA certification for the aircraft.Watch video of the launch and testing here: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/jWKTMtPYVX/files.last_img read more

Hunter catches 430,000 sq ft Salford scheme

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5G mm-Wave Fixed Wireless Broadband Solution Provides 1 Gbps Through Windows

first_imgMaxLinear and SWR Technology, an innovative supplier of mid-distance wireless power solutions for smart devices, have launched a new solution that can deliver more than 1Gbps symmetrical data rate and up to 35W wireless power through triple-silver-coated low-emissivity (low-e) glass windows up to 35mm thick.The new design allows 5G fixed wireless broadband (FWB) service providers to deploy gigabit broadband speeds using mmWave spectrum. With this solution, consumers can self-install small indoor/outdoor devices in the corner of a window, without drilling holes, without running new cables, and without needing a professional installation. The small, low-profile form factor enables aesthetically pleasing designs that will not obstruct views through the window.The SWR Technology’s 2122N wireless power module uses its proprietary High Tolerance Resonance Transfer technology to transmit 20 Watts of power through standard or triple-silver-coated low-e glass up to 35mm thick. Future versions of the SWR module will support up to 35 Watts of wireless power with the same form-factor design. The SWR power modules are the first to address the challenges of dynamic load changes associated with 5G modems in an industry leading form-factor.Gigabit symmetrical data transfer is accomplished with the MaxLinear MxL210x “AirPHY” transceiver. AirPHY operates over a wide frequency range and transmits at extremely low power, below the FCC’s radiated emissions limits. In addition to low-e window penetration, AirPHY can penetrate solid structural walls up to 1m thick.The MaxLinear & SWR Technology wireless power & data solutions is on display at Mobile World Congress Barcelona this week.last_img read more

Week 15 NFL Power Rankings

first_imgAs the NFL regular season winds down and the playoff hunt heats up.  There are several big games on the docket this week, most notably the Patriots vs Steelers.  Things around the league are about to get very good, here is a quick peak and who I believe ranks where, and who can still sneak in! IndianapolisThis team is awful.  If they trade Luck in the offseason then the NFL needs to fine them and take away draft picks San DiegoPhillip Rivers has the Bolts running on all cylinders.  A weak schedule to finish up may lead to a shocking playoff run. MiamiA playoff team a year ago, but will struggle to finish 500 this season. CarolinaA veteran leader on the sidelines and behind center, gives the Panthers a serious chance to win the NFC. LA RamsWith an offense this good and a fearless coach, they can really sneak up on any team and go deep in January. OaklandSo much hype coming into the season.  What happened? Green BayIs Rogers coming back too late?  The Browns took them to overtime, the Browns for gosh sake?! WashingtonA middle of the road season for a team with major changes coming everywhere. DenverMaybe if they would have just kept Brock Osweiler around the first time, things wouldn’t be as bad as they are now. ArizonaWhat could have been if they were healthy.  Even banged up they have played well. CincinnatiOnly 3 weeks or less left in the Marvin Lewis era, that will have seen 0 playoff wins in nearly 15 seasons TeamReason DetroitA loaded roster, an easy schedule, what happened? PhiladelphiaEven without Wentz, this team has the makeup to win.  Don’t  count them out just yet.  Weak division will help Kansas CityWill the big win against Oakland last week revive them? TennesseeMarcus Mariota and the 8-5 Titans are right in the mix of things.  Don’t forget about them come January New EnglandThey will have Gronk back for the big matchup with Pittsburgh.  The hoodie will have them laser focused. DallasIs Zeke coming back too late?  He will have fresh legs and they will need to win out and catch breaks.center_img AtlantaThis is where they got hot last year and rode it to the Superbowl.  There is no reason to think it wont happen again. BaltimoreEven with Flacco playing below average, this team has a pathetic schedule the rest of the way and a chance. ChicagoDon’t let last weeks win over Cincinnati fool you, this is a very bad football team. San FranciscoJimmy G has them winning and sure seems to be the future at QB in Frisco HoustonWill Deshaun Watson be ready by training camp next year? PittsburghAn offense that can out score anyone in the league.  Week 15 showdown with New England is gigantic. JetsThe best bad team in the league. TampaAnother team with hype that fell terribly flat this season.  Will Winston ever mature? MinnesotaWho would have thought this would be the NFC’s best team? Great D and solid QB play equals winning! JacksonvilleThe surprise team of the NFL.  They had hype last year, this year they have actual hope! SeattleEven with a banged up defense, they still remain a contender and worthy to beat any opponent BuffaloDon’t buy into the record, this team is a mess. New OrleansWith an offense this good and the veteran leadership of Drew Bree’s, they are a serious threat. New York GiantsWishing they would have kept Tom Coughlin around right about now.  Need proof, look at Jacksonville ClevelandThe worst franchise in the history of organized sports continues to dissapoint in a new way each week. Related TopicsNFLTom Brady Vince McKeelast_img read more

LISTEN: The Dawg Pod – Episode 31

first_img Related Topics2019 Cleveland BrownsBaker MayfieldfeaturedFreddie KitchensGreg JosephKareem HuntMack WilsonOdell Beckam Jr.The Dawg Pod <span style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” data-mce-type=”bookmark” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Welcome into The Dawg Pod. A podcast (so cleverly named) to the Cleveland Browns. Every week, Spencer German and Tim Whalen of NEO Sports Insiders (http://www.neosportsinsiders.com/) will discuss the latest Cleveland Browns news AND invite you to join the conversation.The first real form of drama at camp came in a media feud between Freddie Kitchens and ex-offensive line coach Bob Wylie. Hear Spencer and Tim’s thoughts on the situation, plus should anyone trust Kareem Hunt? Later, they discuss shotgunning beer, concerns from training camp, what they want to see in the first preseason game and ask YOU what the craziest thing you’d ask a player to sign is. Spencer Germanlast_img read more

Transfer gossip: Arsenal star among several players linked with Chelsea

first_imgChelsea also continue to be linked with Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho.Various reports claim Chelsea are looking to agree a deal to sign the former Liverpool man, who is currently on loan at Bayern Munich.Milan could target Ampadu, reports claimEmbed from Getty Images Chelsea and Barcelona are among clubs interested in Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez, Spanish publication Sport claim.Manchester City have also been linked with the Argentina international, who has been tipped to move this summer.Free transfer for Gomes?Embed from Getty Images Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Porto left-back Alex Telles also continues to be linked with Chelsea.The Sun have picked up on reports in the Portuguese press claiming that Chelsea have contacted Porto about a potential deal.The Daily Star have claimed that Chelsea will try to sign Telles if they are unable to land Leicester’s Ben Chilwell this summer.Martinez also linkedEmbed from Getty Images Chelsea have entered a race to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, it is claimed.The Arsenal striker has been linked with a number of clubs, including Liverpool and Barcelona, amid speculation about his future.AdChoices广告90min.com claim Chelsea are keen on the Gabon international, whose contract at the Emirates Stadium expires in 2021.Coutinho speculationEmbed from Getty Images Bournemouth’s Aaron Ramsdale among the goalkeepers to be linked with Chelsea.The Daily Mail say both Chelsea and Tottenham are interested in the 21-year-old, who has impressed this season.The Mail also say Hakim Ziyech, who will join Chelsea from Ajax this summer, will try to persuade them to sign Nigeria keeper Andre Onana from the Dutch club.It comes amid speculation over the future of Kepa Arrizabalaga, who was recently dropped by Blues boss Frank Lampard.Reports have suggested that Kepa could be sold this summer.A number of keepers have been touted as a possible replacement for the Spaniard, including Burnley’s England international Nick Pope.Boga touted for London returnEmbed from Getty Images It’s claimed that Chelsea want to sign Manchester United’s Angel Gomes.The youngster’s contract expires at the end of the season and his representatives have been negotiating a new deal with United.They seemingly don’t like the offer on the table from United – and it’s being claimed that Chelsea are ready to sign the midfielder.Metro reckon Chelsea are ready to snap up Gomes on a free transfer at the end of the season.In fact he would not be available on a free transfer because, at 19, he is too young to move under the Bosman ruling if offered a new contract by his current club.Any club signing him would need to agree a deal with United or a tribunal would set a compensation fee.Chelsea linked with keepersEmbed from Getty Imagescenter_img The Daily Express have picked up on reports in Italy that AC Milan could target Ethan Ampadu if Ralf Rangnick takes over as sporting director of the Serie A club.The newspaper declares that Chelsea “could face a struggle to hold on to Ampadu” if Rangnick, who has been linked with the job, is appointed by Milan.Ampadu is currently on loan at RB Leipzig, whose manager Julian Nagelsmann has a close working relationship with  Rangnick.Rangnick has previously been in charge at a number of German clubs, including RB Leipzig.Dembele still being linkedEmbed from Getty Images Chelsea are again being linked with a move for former Fulham forward Moussa Dembele.Dembele has been linked with top Premier League clubs throughout his spells at Fulham, Celtic and now Lyon.During the January transfer window, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard denied reports a deal was being discussed for Dembele to move from Lyon to Stamford Bridge.But he has continued to be linked with the Blues – and The Athletic say Chelsea will prioritise a deal to sign him this summer.The Daily Mail have picked up on the story and suggest Chelsea have turned their attention towards Dembele because Liverpool are looking to beat them to the signing of Germany striker Timo Werner, who has also been linked with a move to the Bridge.Telles still being touted for moveEmbed from Getty Images Chelsea are Tottenham are also said to be vying for the signing of Jeremie Boga.It follows reports that the Blues are considering buying back their academy product from Italian club Sassuolo in a £13m deal.The Sun have picked up on reports in Italy that Spurs are also interested in Boga along with Borussia Dortmund and Valencia.Speculation over WillianEmbed from Getty Images There continues to be speculation over the future of Willian.The Brazilian’s Chelsea contract expires this summer and he has been in talks with the club about a new deal.He has been linked with several clubs – and The Sun say he is wanted by Bayern Munich.Italian outlet Tuttosport claim Juventus want him but face competition from Tottenham and Arsenal.[scriptless] Some of the recent transfer speculation involving Chelsea…Embed from Getty Imageslast_img 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Guyana racket wielders back home with heads held high

first_imgGuyana’s Table Tennis delegation which competed at the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast of Australia is back on home soil and have already begun to charter the way forward. The team, after journeying for the last three days, landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri yesterday morning where a few members recounted their experience to Stabroek Sport.Christopher Franklin, the team leader, indicated that while Guyana didn’t medal, the players gave a valiant account of themselves.Shemar Britton“We performed fairly well,” Franklin underscored in his assessment of how the players fared Down Under. “The competition there was world class. Most of the players there do this [play tennis] for a living and every day. So, coming from where we come from and knowing the work we were able to put in, we held our own out there, and I’m very proud of the team,” the 34-year-old, who participated in his third Commonwealth Games this year, noted.Franklin, however, drafted an outline of what he feels the sport in Guyana needs for possible medaling prospects in the years to come.“That [medaling] will come from investment, we need to get our players out there on the circuit because once we are in thatPriscilla Greaves environment [more international exposure] we will improve faster,” the experienced racquet wielder opined.He also called for better training facilities, which he said in his estimation, will aid to better prepare future teams leaving these shores.Meanwhile, Guyana’s southpaw, Shemar Britton, who is expected to carry the weight of Guyana’s table tennis aspirations well into the future, explained that while he is satisfied with his outing, there is room for improvement. “I did the best as I could have. There is definitely room for improvement,” the lefty remarked.“In the team event, we definitely played to our potential and in the singles; I’m still regretting a loss in a match that I should have won against a Canadian opponent when I was up 2-0 even though he was several tiers above me in the world rankings.“I was playing better than him in that match, but the lack of experience cost me vital moments in that match, so there are things to work on,” Britton told Stabroek Sport.Christopher Franklin The 19- year-old has already begun to gaze into the future and hopes to head to Germany for a training stint in a bid to medal at the upcoming CAC games.The baby of the team, Priscilla Greaves, who is the 2017 junior Caribbean bronze medalist, noted that the experience shifted her perspective of what is required to excel in the sport at the highest level.She too noted that there is certainly a need to work harder as she reiterated her commitment to improving her mental and physical game.  Commenting on the achievements of Guyana’s lone medalist at the games, Troy Doris, who hopped and skipped his way to Gold in the triple jump event, a smiling Greaves said that she felt a sense of pride watching her fellow Countryman succeed.“It was very spectacular and I felt very proud of him. We only met him when we got there, and he is a very nice person. He deserves it. He works hard,” Greaves said.last_img read more

Top eight finish for Ireland’s Anna Merveldt in Austrian World Cup Grand Prix

first_img Irish Dressage rider Anna Merveldt has finished in equal eighth place in today’s (Saturday) FEI World Cup Grand Prix at Salzburg in Austria. Riding the 10-year-old gelding Esporim, Merveldt scored 68.326% to match the score of Germany’s Helen Langehanenberg and Annabelle in a competition that attracted 15 competitors.Anna Merveldt (right) pictured with Irish team mate Kate Dwyer at the recent HSI Rebrand Launch and Medal Reception at Killashee House Hotel in Naas, Co Kildare. Photo by Matt Browne/SportsfileGerman superstar Isabell Werth took victory with Emilio on a score of 78.957% while Benjamin Werndl (GER) took runner-up spot with Daily Mirror on 77.717% ahead of French third place finisher Morgan Barbancon and Sir Donnerhall II on a score of 72.304%.Today’s result comes on the back of two top five finishes for Anna Merveldt and Esporim at the four-star show German show in Munich a fortnight ago. 7 December 2019, 10:20 Home  »  General  »  Top eight finish for Ireland’s Anna Merveldt in Austrian World Cup Grand Prix Top eight finish for Ireland’s Anna Merveldt in Austrian World Cup Grand Prix Tags:last_img read more

Juventus chief open to taking Serie A overseas

first_imgJuventus’ Chief Revenue Officer Giorgio Ricci has claimed that he is open to Serie A playing games abroad.La Liga have signed a deal to stage one game per season in the United States, as part of an ongoing expansion plan. The proposal has been met with firm opposition from the players, who claim to have been excluded from the decision-making process and are not ruling out strike action.However, Ricci feels a similar deal could benefit Italy’s top-flight, and has floated the idea of playing games in Britain.“To get the league more global is really important,” he said, at Soccerex.”If we look at some other more developed leagues in terms of commercial strategy; the NBA and NFL, they are exporting one or two of their matches abroad, to the UK or elsewhere in Europe.” The National Basketball Association (NBA) has often exported regular season games from the US around the world since 1990, with the National Football League (NFL) launching its own international series in 2007 and now playing in London annually.Ricci, however, admits that Serie A must be careful of not alienating fans and players, as La Liga appears to have done. “The key is finding the right balance between what the commercial need is and not losing the domestic DNA, which is the essence of football.”last_img read more

Washington State trooper catches driver using mannequin in carpool lane

first_img Related Violator was ticketed for speed and the HOV violation. On the positive side they were both wearing their seat belts! #buckelup— Trooper T. Bartolac (@wspd1pio) February 17, 2017According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, state troopers use their discretion to determine whether to issue a ticket or a written warning. The state’s current fine for illegally driving in an HOV lane is $136.Bartolac said the mannequin was one of the most life-like he has ever seen, according to ABC affiliate KOMO in Seattle.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Washington State Patrol(NEW YORK) —  A Washington State Patrol trooper who spotted a motorist violating the rules of the road is no dummy.The eagle-eyed trooper spotted a driver attempting to outsmart the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane policy, by passing off a mannequin as a passenger.HOV lanes are reserved for carpools, vanpools, buses, motorcycles or any vehicle carrying two or more people.“Early this morning, a Tacoma trooper caught an HOV violator driving 81 mph with this young lady in the passenger seat,” read a post on the Washington State Patrol’s Facebook page, along with a photo of the lifelike violation. “In case you didn’t know…this doesn’t qualify for HOV lanes!”Trooper Todd Bartolac, a public information officer with Washington State Patrol, tweeted, “Violator was ticketed for speed and the HOV violation. On the positive side they were both wearing their seat belts! #buckelup” Tacoma Trooper catches a HOV violator driving 81mph in the HOV lane with this young lady as the violators passenger. pic.twitter.com/fDykwS4IYF— Trooper T. Bartolac (@wspd1pio) February 17, 2017last_img read more

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