Technology

German space firm warns of ‘malicious’ space junk

Space debris is increasingly causing headaches for satellite builders and space companies, according to German space firm OHB. “It’s a problem,” said chief executive Marco Fuchs from OHB, whose core business comprises low-orbiting and geostationary satellites.   What is needed, he said, are binding rules to ensure that satellites are cleared away after their end…

Technology

Space telescope’s ‘golden eye’ opens, last major hurdle

NASA’s new space telescope opened its huge, gold-plated, flower-shaped mirror Saturday, the final step in the observatory’s dramatic unfurling. The last portion of the 21-foot (6.5-meter) mirror swung into place at flight controllers’ command, completing the unfolding of the James Webb Space Telescope, reports AP. “I’m emotional about it. What an amazing milestone. We see…

Medical and Health

Mexico records over 300,000 Covid deaths

Mexico has become the fifth country in the world to register more than 300,000 deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic. The country reported 131 new deaths on Friday, bringing its total number of fatalities with Covid-19 to 300,101. Only the United States, Brazil, India and Russia have recorded more pandemic deaths, reports dpa international. In…