Is this like the gamma matching 'capacitor' used in ham radio antennas, like the Halo antenna?
30% launch cost reduction is a huge deal. It is considered good ROI in many areas, so things which previously could only break even become financially viable, and in fact a risk worth taking.
Here's to hoping they keep true to the 30%!
There are microbolometers which could work for this application, but you would require expensive infrared optics to get any kind of range with them.
Link please? Datasheet if you can...
There are some privacy concerns with bugging an entire city...
Everything I have read here makes me angry. First, there were technical reasons why Tesla wanted AC, and economic reasons why Edison wanted DC.
Second, HVDC lines exist. This is for BOTH technical and economic reasons.
Third, you can run AC and DC on the same lines and filter one from the other. With modern SiC tech this isn't even a challenge.
AlGaAs is transparent to mid-IR. This clears the path for photonic interconnects.
Perhaps optic fibers can be spun out of the stuff?
And, apparently, it is three times as abundant as silver in the Earth's crust, so PARENT made no mistake here.
The minerals in the mantle or core are not easily accessible, so the phrase "in the Earth's crust" needs to be observed.
"1.7GHz Exynos4412 Prime Cortex-A9 Quad-core processor with PoP (Package on Package) 2Gbyte LPDDR2 880Mega Data Rate"
AFAIK the C-C jetliner brakes improve the economy of that; to specifically last much longer than a single use.
The X-43 flew for nearly ten minutes at hypersonic speed. The leading edges were treated with PVD, presumably to make them ablative as you say.
It's called carbon-carbon. It's a composite material where both the substrate and the binder are carbon. It gets used in jetliner wheel brakes too.
The first implementations of the SLAM-type algorithms came from a missile with the same name; the Supersonic Low Altitude Missile. This was a multi-attack nuclear weapon which would cruise along the ground at Mach 3 and pop off nukes on Russian cities as it went, spewing fission products from its exhaust. A truly monstrous weapon.
Its design started in 1955. - No, that's not a typo.
The CO2 in Venus' atmosphere could be used as a source of carbon for building a ribbon around the planet. A satellite-based atmospheric heater could perhaps propel the gas to sufficient altitude. The oxygen could be combined with hydrogen so that vapor clouds formed on Venus, since those reflect a lot of sunlight back into the atmosphere. There might be enough hydrogen in the solar wind for this to be done reasonably quickly.
It could be sensible to build an orbital ring/space station around Venus while we wait for the planet to cool...
Quite glad to see that Mars doesn't get all the Terraforming attention! =)
More simply: light is massless but able to impart torque and momentum.
Convoluted literature like this seldom if ever mention a mechanism which makes this possible.
If your company buys 'big data', I have a bridge to sell you.
Know your data. Don't build a castle in the sky; that's how SAP happened.