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NASA have reestablished communications with the New Horizons spacecraft after losing its link to the probe on the afternoon of July 4. The probe went into safe mode. The team are working on returning the spacecraft's original flight plan.
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Yes, but how are they sure that it's our signal comming back now...
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Volcanoes appear still to be active on the surface of Earth’s neighbouring planet Venus, scientists have discovered, thanks to observations by ESA's Venus Express spacecraft.
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Is there a magnetic field around Venus; does it have a core of molten iron; maybe we could iPhone the greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere and colonize the planet.
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Sen—Rosetta’s little comet lander Philae is in good health and ready to start work immediately, the operations engineer responsible for the reawakened probe said today.

http://sen.com/news/healthy-comet-lander-philae-is-ready-to-get-back-to-work
Rosetta’s little lander Philae is in good health and ready to start work immediately, the operations engineer responsible for the reawakened probe said today.
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Report from Sen. Delighted Rosetta mission chief scientist Matt Taylor, famous for his body art that includes Rosetta on one leg, told Sen: “Well I knew it would come back and this saves me taking a grinder to my tattoo ;) “
Space scientists got the news they had desperately been hoping for today when their comet lander Philae finally woke up and phoned home.
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Awesome news!
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Sen—The cause of last month's Progress cargo ship failure has been identified, the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, announced on Monday:

http://sen.com/news/roscosmos-announces-progress-investigation-results #Progress   #Roscosmos  
Roscosmos declared resolved a technical problem, which led to the loss of a cargo ship bound to the ISS, in April.
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Part of me is wondering, did they find the cause, or did they find a cause and wrapped up their investigation. It seems rather quick for something that had such an important payload to be dismissed so quickly.
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Here's the Rosetta story I spoke about on the WSH 

http://sen.com/news/rosetta-team-propose-ending-mission-by-landing-on-comet
Rosetta space scientists put forward a daring proposal this week to end the probe’s mission by sending it to land on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which it has been accompanying through the Solar System since August 2014.
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Sen spoke to Matt Taylor, chief Rosetta scientist, about the latest plan to establish communications with comet lander Philae:

http://sen.com/news/new-bid-to-help-get-rosetta-talking-to-lander-philae    
Rosetta space scientists are to try a new approach to get their spacecraft talking to its revived lander Philae on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
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Sen - Jupiter video from March 2015, images taken and compiled by Damian Peach for Sen: http://sen.com/videos/jupiter-march-2015-by-damian-peach
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A composite of images taken over the past eleven years showing the changing appearance of Saturn from its southern summer (top left) to northern summer (bottom right.) The images cover the period 2004 to 2015. Lots of interesting changes can be seen such as the bluish cast of the hemisphere tilted away from the Sun, and how this vanishes when that hemisphere becomes sunlit (due to high altitude aerosols reacting with sunlight.) Also the great 2011 storm is well seen and its aftermath. The images also form stereo pairs for 3D viewing.

http://sen.com/images/damian-peach#2078

Image credit and copyright: Sen/D. Peach
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Thanks Charles very helpful.
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Sen—A recent beachcombing expedition turned up a find that was out of this world:

http://sen.com/news/spacex-hardware-washes-up-in-the-bahamas
SpaceX Falcon 9 hardware is discovered by vacationers in the Bahamas.
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I want a piece of that
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LightSail - the Planetary Society's solar sail CubeSat - seems to have re-booted itself, though its not out of the woods yet:

http://sen.com/news/lights-back-on-for-solar-sail-cubesat
The Planetary Society's LightSail CubeSat, designed to test deployment of a solar sail, has reawakened after eight days when it stopped send data back to ground control. Mission controllers are now working on a plan to deploy the 32-square meter solar sail.
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رقعه معدنيه صغيره تتحكم بنا بالأنهج والأزقه تعرفنا ههههههههه كم هو رائع ;-)
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Another comet landing? Paul Sutherland speaks to chief Rosetta scientist Matt Taylor to learn more about the proposal:

http://sen.com/news/rosetta-team-propose-ending-mission-by-landing-on-comet   
Rosetta space scientists put forward a daring proposal this week to end the probe’s mission by sending it to land on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which it has been accompanying through the Solar System since August 2014.
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    Founder, CEO, 1990 - present
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Charles Black is an entrepreneur and the founder of Nasstar plc and Sen.

Charles qualified as a barrister in 1997 before setting up an internet company, Nasstar, in 1998. Charles has spent the last 13 years developing Nasstar as a cloud computing company, pioneering a hosted desktop service. Nasstar plc was admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange in 2005 under the symbol NASA. 

Whilst Charles continues as CEO of Nasstar plc he is also founder of Sen, a lifelong ambition to create a global space television network that promotes interest and education in space exploration.

Charles's interest in space began as a child when he imagined what existed before the universe (if it had a beginning), and what the universe was expanding in to if it was expanding. Aged 16 Charles knew his future was as an entrepreneur and he spent the next 2 years thinking about what business he would like to create. It was through this process of examining different business models that in 1990 aged 18 Charles discovered his original instinct and vision to create a business that would be capable of existing and expanding forever in space and time, and that meant a business that gathered news and information about space, essentially filming the universe for ever more. The vision for Sen had been born. 

With a belief that law would be a useful education for a life in business, Charles studied law at London University and graduated with a law degree in 1995. During his time at university the internet emerged in to the commercial world and Charles saw this as a means to start a business with just a computer and internet connection. He studied the internet and saw the potential for using it as a television medium and wrote a research paper entitled A Human Right to Broadcast 'Television Speech'? This paper was published in 1996 by Tolley's Communications Law. The paper argued that the internet meant anyone could technically broadcast by distributing video and therefore the law should be used to protect content rather than requiring a government license to broadcast. Charles's vision of starting a space television channel using the Internet without the need for a government license was the motivation behind the paper. Charles's interest in law continues and he is currently researching space law because of its relevance to the future regulation of space exploration.

Having completed his legal training, qualifying as a barrister in 1997, Charles set up Space Internet Ltd. The original idea was to market businesses with videos on the internet which would provide the experience for making programmes about space. The business became focussed on web sites and web hosting as customers in the late 1990s were happy just to have a web site without the cost of video. Space Internet Ltd therefore developed in to a pure hosting company and re-branded as Nasstar.


Education
  • St Peter's School, York, England
    1990
  • Queen Mary, University of London
    Law LLB, 1992 - 1995
  • Inns of Court School of Law
    Barrister, 1995 - 1996
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