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SpaceX Accelerates Business & Launches
70 Space Mission Launches Per Year Starting in 2023
Source: SpaceX Space Base
Starlink Satellite Megaconstellation, Customer & NASA Launches, Starship to Mars
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has an ambitious plan for at least 70 space mission launches a year starting in 2023. There will be 38 launches by SpaceX in 2020. So, the plan is to nearly double that. The launches will take place from Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A big part of the launches will be building SpaceX's Starlink mega-constellation of satellites for global internet services. SpaceX is also enjoying a growing number of space flight bookings from customers and NASA.
Mobile Service Tower For Launches
Space X's Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets will have more versatility and options with a new mobile services tower that SpaceX is deploying. The tower will allow missions to be assembled vertically rather than horizontally, which is a big advantage. SpaceX will also have the new capability to launch to polar orbit from Florida. And, it's pushing for more space vehicle reusability to cut down on expenses.
On to Mars
Another part of the SpaceX business growth plan is its next generation Starship that the company expects will carry thousands of humans to Mars. In 2020, SpaceX plans to launch and test Starship up to an altitude of 12.4 miles. Starship is designed to be reusable and to go into orbit around the Earth, Moon and Mars.
Superstar Robot Packers Source: CMC CartonWrap Superstar Customers The Italian packaging company CMC in the medieval town of Citta di Castello has robot machines at the cutting edge of 2019 filling some very big orders for big clients and it delivers. The robotic packaging machine is called CartonWrap. It can box and seal 600 to 1000 items of every shape and size every hour, 24/7, including in tailor made boxes. Clients of the automated packaging machines include Amazon, Walmart and Gucci. Big Business in Italy CMC and CartonWrap are one of 630 companies in Italy making automated packaging machines. This is the new robotic, automated economy and it is one of Italy's fastest growing industries. In fact, the sector is accelerating 9X's faster than the overall Italian economy. It's another example of robotic technology cutting time, costs and in this case packaging waste and creating a whole new avenue of global business that's a disruptor.
1st Test for CTE, Sports-Related, Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Living Source: Stock images of football players Breakthrough Research and Discoveries by Boston University Scientists CTE is the danger for players inherent in any contact sport. Repeated hard hits to and rattling of the head in the course of games taking a cumulative toll and resulting in traumatic brain injury CTE which is a fatal disease. Until now, there was no way to detect it in the living. The only reference points for doctors were changes in mood and behavior in the patient following a bad hit to the head and concussion.. But now, there is a brain scan test to detect the abnormal protein tau which is an indicator that the disease condition is present. It's an important breakthrough just announced by scientists at Boston University. For a great news blog, go to Important Innovations Collection: Breakthrough on CTE Brain Injuries from Sports : First Test for CTE in the Living Source: Stock
Robot, Cut My Lawn Source: Husqvarna Mowers Robo Mowers Powered by Batteries - No Gas It's at the top of my robotic wish list. A robot lawn mower. No astronomical bills and upselling from lawn service companies. Just a nicely cut lawn and no hassles. Innovation seems to be knocking at the front door with news on robotic mowers. Green Robots at the Cutting Edge There's a slew of new robot mowers. Models include Worx Landroid for smaller lawns, Honda that cuts and feeds lawns, Robomow for all-purpose mowing and Husqvarna that's loaded with cell & GPS tech. These mowers aren't cheap. Prices range from $1000 to $3500. They're powered by rechargeable batteries so they're quiet. You pay more for online enhancements. And, if your lawn is loaded with trees and hills, your robot mower is going to be a lot more expensive. Grass Vacuums Robot mowers look a lot like big robot vacuums such as iRobot's Roomba. They roam and groom your lawn. Their