China's launch of remote-sensing optical satellite fails to reach orbit

China's launch of remote-sensing optical satellite fails to reach orbit

China’s attempt to send an optical satellite to orbit has ended in failure after the rocket took off from a launch centre. The remote-sensing satellite, Jilin-1 Gaofen 02C, was launched aboard the Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 1.02pm on Saturday. Video circulating on Weibo shows…

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NHS to launch Covid-19 app test and trace system in England and Wales

The NHS Covid-19 app will be launched across England and Wales on September 24 following successful trials. Ahead of the roll-out businesses including pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas are being urged to ensure they have NHS QR code posters visible on entry so customers who have downloaded the new app…

SBI Plans Blockchain-based Digital Securities Exchange Launch

SBI Plans Blockchain-based Digital Securities Exchange Launch

Yoshitaka Kitao. Source: ripple.com Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings has announced plans to launch blockchain technology-powered digital stock exchanges. Per Nikkei, the plan is the brainchild of SBI’s chief executive Yoshitaka Kitao. The CEO is also the head of Japan’s largest and fastest growing securities token offering (STO) body and…

SpaceX to launch 60 more satellites into orbit - here's how to watch

SpaceX to launch 60 more satellites into orbit – here's how to watch

Elon Musk’s SpaceX operation is to launch 60 more satellites into space tomorrow as part of its Starlink mission – bringing broadband to the world. The satellites will be launched on board a Falcon 9 rocket, from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, reports The Mirror. A spokesman for the…