OneWeb Deploys 34 Satellites, Takes In-Orbit Total Up to 428

Bharti-backed OneWeb on Friday announced the successful deployment of 34 satellites by Arianespace from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana. The latest move by the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, brings its total in-orbit constellation to 428 satellites. In a statement, OneWeb confirmed the successful deployment of 34 satellites by Arianespace […]

James Webb Space Telescope Successfully Deploys Secondary Mirror

James Webb Space Telescope, a day after fully tensioning the sunshield, has now completed another complex procedure. The space observatory’s secondary mirror was deployed using what a Webb engineer described as the “world’s most sophisticated tripod.” The 2.4-feet-wide mirror is located on the tips of three carbon fibre tubes which extend out from the large […]

James Webb Space Telescope Fully Deploys Sunshield

James Webb Space Telescope has completed the complex process of deploying its kite-shaped sunshield. The sunshield, about the size of a tennis court, has five layers. The first three were deployed initially and the last two were done late last night. Deploying all five layers was crucial for the $10-billion (roughly Rs. 74,525 crore) space […]

Polygon Deploys Fix for Network Vulnerability: All You Need to Know

Polygon, an Ethereum-based network has “silently fixed” a vulnerability that had put its native MATIC tokens worth $24 billion (roughly Rs. 1,78,560) at risk. The issue came to light after a group of ethical hackers informed Immunefi, a bug bounty platform associated with decentralised finance (DeFi). Immunefi hosts the bug bounty for the Polygon network. […]

Airtel Deploys Additional 21.6 Mhz In Bengal, 900 MHz In Himachal

In Himachal, the additional spectrum is deployed to deliver an improved indoor network experience In a bid to strengthen its mobile network in more states across the country, telecom giant Bharti Airtel recently deployed an additional 21.6 Mhz spectrum in West Bengal and 9.6 MHz in 900 MHz spectrum band in Himachal Pradesh. In West […]

Lucknow Police Deploys Facial Expression-Recognising Tech to Find ‘Distress’

Lucknow police is deploying facial recognition technology backed by security cameras that will read expressions of women in distress and alert their nearest police station. The technology is claimed to use artificial intelligence (AI) to read facial expressions of women. The new project will take place under the Uttar Pradesh government’s Mission Shakti programme that […]

Vodafone Idea Deploys 3G Spectrum to 4G Services in Mumbai to Boost Speed

Telecom operator Vodafone Idea on Saturday said that it has started using 3G spectrum for 4G services in Mumbai and claimed that customers in the metro city will get higher data speed with the refarming of spectrum. Vodafone Idea has 5 megahertz of spectrum in 2100 Mhz band which was being used for 3G services. […]

Mumbai Deploys ‘Smart Helmets’ to Screen for Coronavirus

As coronavirus infections climb in Mumbai, authorities in India’s worst-hit city are turning to high-tech “smart helmets” to speed up screenings and identify suspected cases in the financial capital’s densely-populated slums. The portable thermoscanners — previously deployed in Dubai, Italy, and China — enable health workers to record the temperatures of dozens of residents per […]

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