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Duncan is a science and technology reporter for CDN and serves as the lead geek correspondent. Follow him if you like rockets, mobile tech, video games or ... just about anything nerdy.

United Launch Alliance Atlas V Successfully Launches Mars 2020 Mission for NASA

Launch Marks ULA’s 20th Mission to the Red PlanetA United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Mars 2020 mission with the Perseverance rover for NASA, lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on July 30 at 7:50 a.m. EDT. ULA and its heritage rockets have launched every U.S. led mission to Mars, beginning in the 1960s. The launch of ...

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What Can the History of Online Campaign Fundraising Tell us About 2020?

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Over the past few election cycles, it has gradually become more obvious that digital fundraising was going to become the new go-to campaign finance source. That’s why Donald Trump pushed his team to get an early head start at online fundraising for the 2020 campaign. Beginning right after his inauguration, the massive online campaign began and has since netted a ...

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United Launch Alliance Atlas V Set to Launch Mars 2020 Mission for NASA Launch to Mark ULA’s 20th Mission to the Red Planet

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is in final preparations to launch NASA’s Mars 2020 mission with the Perseverance rover. The launch is on track for July 30 at Space Launch Complex-41 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch is planned for 7:50 a.m. EDT at the opening of a two-hour launch window. The live launch broadcast ...

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What is a Data Warehouse, and do I need one?

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A data warehouse is a centralized database, which is specifically optimized for analysis and analytics workloads. It has been classically defined by the following four unique characteristics: Subject Oriented: A data warehouse is designed to analyze data from a particular subject (e.g. sales)Integrated: A data warehouse does not contain new information, but rather data gathered from distributed, usually heterogenous sources. ...

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Which Antivirus Software Protects Best?

17 popular antivirus programs were put through a series of 3 tests by AV-Comparatives, to determine how effectively they protect against threats, and what effect they have on system performance. For each test, 3 categories of award were given: Advanced+, Advanced, and Standard. “Ransomware, Phishing, Malware, Zero-Days. Cybercriminals use lot of different threats to attack your computer. We highly recommend ...

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Get to Know the Benefits of TOGAF Certification

The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), as described by the Open Group, is a proven Enterprise Architecture methodology and framework that companies across the world use to improve their business efficiency. The framework is useful in organizing the development process by following a systematic approach so as to meet goals like meeting deadlines, minimizing errors, maintaining the budget, and achieving ...

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United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches the Sixth Orbital Test Vehicle for the U.S. Space Force

Mission dedicated to front-line responders and those affected by COVID-19 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (May 17, 2020) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 501 rocket carrying the USSF-7 mission for the U.S. Space Force lifted off on May 17, 9:14 a.m. EDT, from Space Launch Complex-41. This marks the 84th successful launch of an Atlas V ...

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Watch: ULA Successfully Launches First National Security Space Mission for the U.S. Space Force

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (March 26, 2020) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on March 26 at 4:18 p.m. EDT. This marks the 83rd successful launch of an Atlas ...

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United Launch Alliance Set to Launch the First National Security Space Mission for the U.S. Space Force

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (March 24, 2020) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is in final preparations to launch the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center. The launch is on track for March 26 at Space Launch Complex-41 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. ...

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Spacex Dragon Arrives at International Space Station

Dragon arrived at the International Space Station on March 9, 2020 and was captured at 3:25 a.m. PDT while flying over 262 statute miles over the Pacific Northwest. The spacecraft was then installed on the Harmony module for the duration of its four-week stay at the orbiting laboratory. Filled with approximately 4,500 pounds of supplies and payloads, Dragon launched aboard ...

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United Launch Alliance Set to Launch Solar Orbiter for NASA and ESA

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (Feb. 7, 2020) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is in final preparations to launch the Solar Orbiter mission, an international cooperative mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA. The launch is on track for Feb. 9 at Space Launch Complex-41 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Launch is ...

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SpaceX Launches 3rd Starlink Mission

On Monday, January 6 at 9:19 p.m. EST, or 2:19 UTC on January 7, SpaceX launched its third launch of Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Falcon 9’s first stage supported a Starlink mission in May 2019, the Iridium-8 mission in January 2019, and the Telstar 18 VANTAGE mission in September ...

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United Launch Alliance Set to Launch the Starliner Capsule on the Orbital Flight Test

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (Dec. 17, 2019) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is in final preparations to launch Boeing’s Starliner capsule on the Orbital Flight Test to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch is planned for Dec. 20 at 6:36 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The ...

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How Social Media Changed the Democratic Process

Think back to the tragic day of 9/11. One video clip immediately comes to mind. An image of the second plane hitting the south tower, viewed from a south-facing perspective. All around the world, people can replay that clip in their heads. It was shown on news outlets for months after the event. Now, Imagine if 9/11 happened today. What ...

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STARLINK MISSION | SpaceX

On Monday, November 11 at 9:56 a.m. EST, 14:56 UTC, SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Falcon 9’s first stage supported the Iridium-7, SAOCOM-1A, and Nusantara Satu missions, and the fairing was previously flown on Falcon Heavy’s Arabsat-6A mission earlier this year. Following stage separation, SpaceX landed Falcon ...

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