The upcoming 6th CASSINI Hackathon is set to tackle major global challenges by leveraging European Union (EU) space data. This event, with its central theme of “Space for International Development and Humanitarian Aid,” aims to drive innovative solutions that can support sustainable infrastructure development, strengthen food security and clean water access, and provide insights into forced migration patterns. The hackathon will be held across 11 European locations from the 3rd to the 5th of November.
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Over the next five years, SDSS V plans to observe four million stars and 300,000 black holes, analyze spectra and material composition, reconstruct cosmic development histories and verify physical models of the birth of the galaxy. Two optical large-scale telescopes in the northern and southern hemisphere will be used for this major international project, partly built by 500 robots.
ABS has signed a joint development project (JDP) with SpaceX to review the remotely controlled functions of autonomous rocket recovery droneships used for booster rocket recovery at sea.
Researchers in Harbin Institute of Technology’s School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation have developed a robotic arm weighing 9.23 kilograms — about the size of a one-year-old baby — capable of carrying almost a quarter of its own weight, with the ability to adjust its position and speed in real time based on its environment. They published their results on Sept. 28 in Space: Science & Technology.