South Korea’s first lunar orbiter successfully launched on a year-long mission to observe the Moon, Seoul said Friday, with the payload including a new disruption-tolerant network for sending data from space.
Danuri — a portmanteau of the Korean words for “Moon” and “enjoy” — was on a Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida by Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX.
It aims to reach the Moon by mid-December.
“South Korea’s first lunar orbiter ‘Danuri’ left for space at 8:08 am on August 5, 2022,” Seoul’s science ministry said in a tweet, sharing a video of the rocket blasting off trailing a huge column of smoke and flames.
“Danuri will be the first step towards the Moon and the farther universe,” it said, apparently referring to the country’s ambitious space program, which includes plans for a Moon mission by 2030.
SpaceX tweeted that the launch had been a success.
“Deployment of KPLO confirmed,” it said, referring to Danuri using an acronym of its official name, the Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter.
During its mission, Danuri will use six different instruments, including a highly sensitive camera provided by NASA, to conduct research, including investigating the lunar surface to identify potential landing sites.
One of the instruments will evaluate disruption-tolerant, network-based space communications, which, according to South Korea’s science ministry, is a world first.
– BTS in space –Danuri will also try to develop a wireless Internet environment to link satellites or exploration spacecraft, they added.
The lunar orbiter will stream K-pop sensation BTS’ song “Dynamite” to test this wireless network.
Another instrument, ShadowCam, will record images of the permanently shaded regions around the poles of the Moon where no sunlight can reach.
Scientists also hope that Danuri will find hidden sources of water and ice in areas of the Moon, including the permanently dark and cold regions near the poles.
“This is a very significant milestone in the history of Korean space exploration,” said Lee Sang-ryool, head of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, in a video shown before the launch.
“Danuri is just the beginning, and if we are more determined and committed to technology development for space travel, we will be able to reach Mars, asteroids, and so on in the near future.
” South Korean scientists say Danuri — which took seven years to build — will pave the way for the nation’s more ambitious goal of landing on the Moon by 2030.
“South Korea will become the seventh country in the world to have launched an unmanned probe to the Moon,” an official at the Korea Aerospace Research Institute told AFP.
“We hope to continue contributing to the global understanding of the Moon with what Danuri is set to find out.
” – Lunar ambitions –Danuri was launched by a private company — SpaceX — but South Korea recently became one of a handful of countries to successfully launch a one-tonne payload using their own rockets.
In June, the country’s homegrown three-stage rocket nicknamed Nuri — a decade in development at a cost of 2 trillion won ($1.
5 billion) — launched successfully and put a satellite into orbit, on its second attempt after a failure last October.
That launch — coupled with Danuri’s launch Friday — helps bring South Korea ever closer to achieving its space ambitions.
In Asia, China, Japan and India all have advanced space programmes — and the South’s nuclear-armed neighbour North Korea has also demonstrated satellite launch capability.
Ballistic missiles and space rockets use similar technology and Pyongyang put a 300-kilogram (660-pound) satellite into orbit in 2012 in what Washington condemned as a disguised missile test.
President Joe Biden will host K-pop megastars BTS next week as part of a series of events celebrating Asian Americans and calling out racism against them, the White House said Thursday.
Anti-Asian sentiment and violence in the US have increased during the coronavirus pandemic, which originated in Wuhan, China.
Biden's predecessor, Donald Trump, often called the mistake the "China virus" or the "kung flu" and such comments have been seen to stir up anti-Asian anger among conservative Americans.
Biden will host the Korean boy band on May 31 "to discuss Asian inclusion and representation, and to address hate crimes and discrimination against Asians that have become more prominent issues in recent years," the House said. White in a statement.
He called BTS “youth ambassadors spreading a message of hope and positivity around the world.”
The seven loose-haired BTS musicians, all in their 20s and often sporting earrings and lipstick, appeal to a generation comfortable with gender fluidity.
They are credited with generating billions for the South Korean economy, and their label enjoyed a surge in profits despite playing fewer concerts during the pandemic.
Biden at 79 is the oldest person to assume the presidency of the United States.
Since taking office in 2020, he has launched a major campaign to reach out to young people by working with young celebrities and social media influencers.
Biden hosted pop singer Olivia Rodrigo at the White House, and the Jonas Brothers, a popular band, shot videos with Biden promoting COVID-19 vaccines.
Canon's new video interview series (Canon-CNA.com) puts the spotlight on pioneering voices from Africa, who are challenging stereotypes and ushering in a new era of change; The series features visionaries from Kenya, Nigeria and Egypt and offers a look at the challenges and successes they faced on their inspiring journeys; Shot on the EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS C70 cameras, the series will provide a powerful platform to celebrate the talent and achievements of ordinary people, who have become icons of their generation.
Canon Central & North Africa (CCNA), a provider of imaging technologies and services, is proud to announce the launch of its 'Visionaries' interview video series in Africa. The series will serve as a powerful platform to promote and celebrate the achievements and impact of ordinary people in Africa, who have pushed boundaries and emerged as distinctive voices of their generation. There is a tremendous wealth of talent and countless examples of pioneering excellence across Africa and through the 'Visionaries' video series, Canon will shine a spotlight on those African voices, who are ushering in a new era of change. All interviews have been shot in documentary style on the game-changing EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS C70 and are complemented by a special director's testimonial that gives aspiring filmmakers and content creators access to how the interviews were filmed. .
The African visionaries are:
Kenyan businessman and environmentalist Nzambi Matee has made Kenya proud to be recognized as a leader in the global quest for sustainability by taking a powerful stand to combat the plastic waste challenge. He is a pioneer in recycling plastic waste into low-cost, durable plastic bricks that are stronger than concrete and can be used to build affordable homes. She also has the great honor of being awarded as 'Young Champion of the Earth 2020 Africa' (https://bit.ly/3Motnb9) by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) for her innovative solution.
Nigerian comedian and entertainer, Ali Baba Akpobome, is a household name credited with changing the face of Nigerian comedy. As Nigeria's most awarded comedian, Ali Baba is associated with bringing Nigerian comedy into the spotlight and elevating what it means to be an artist. Overcoming many obstacles in his path, Ali Baba shows us how perseverance, dedication and hard work contributed to his rise to the top.
Egyptian couturier Hany El-Behairy is Egypt's most famous and sought after fashion designer, known for his haute couture creations and use of luxurious fabrics and trim. Hany has made history by custom designing the most expensive wedding dress in the world, estimated at US$15 million and is a favorite among celebrities and stars, including celebrated actress Yousra El Lozy. Throughout her journey to success, Hani broke many social and cultural stereotypes to become an inspiration to others.
“Canon is synonymous with being visionary, bold and innovative and we are committed to continuing this legacy, showcasing inspiring people driven by the same values, as they seek to challenge stereotypes and re-imagine what is possible. Africa is a continent dominated by changemakers and we want to offer them a platform where they can share their own stories, in their own words, to inspire the next generation of leaders. Nothing is impossible when you have determination, willpower and the ambition to succeed and we are proud to be able to share the unique and inspiring stories of Nzambi, Alibaba and Hany,” said Mai Youssef, director of corporate communications and marketing services at Canon Middle. East, Turkey and Central and North Africa.
The campaign was shot on three of Canon's groundbreaking cameras: The EOS C70 camera, which is Canon's first RF mount cinema EOS camera and also features the smallest and lightest body in the EOS system. The EOS R5, which is the first professional-grade full-frame mirrorless camera capable of shooting 8K RAW and delivering 45-megapixel still images, and the EOS R6, which is an incredibly versatile camera capable of shooting in 4K resolution and shoot 20.1 megapixel still images.
All interviews are accompanied by a special Behind the Scenes (BTS) segment featuring testimonials from three directors, sharing pro tips on how each of the videos came to be:
John Wambugu was able to achieve his artistic goal of bringing Nzambi Matee's inspiring story to life with the help of a wide range of dynamic, close-up and wide-angle shots with the exceptional RF 50mm F1.2 L USM and RF 28- 70mm F2L USM objectives.
Daniel Ehimen takes us into the world of Alibaba and the world of entertainment with his Canon EOS C70 and shares tips and tricks on how to maximize the different capabilities, modes and functions of the exceptional cinema camera, as well as RF lenses.
Gregor Amon takes us behind the glitz, glamour, and fast-paced action of the Hani El-Behairy fashion show. Backed by his RF and EF lenses, Gregor shares his pro tips and insider knowledge for making movies on the go, in a fast-paced environment.
The series can be seen here! (https://bit.ly/3MmYh3Q)
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Niasse Aissatou Cissoko will undoubtedly be a valuable participant in the 2021 MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power conference and exhibitionDAKAR, Senegal, November 2, 2021 / APO Group / -
Niasse Aissatou Cissoko, president and founder of the Senegal Oil & Gas Academy, will speak at the next MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2021 conference and exhibition; organized by Energy Capital & Power (www.EnergyCapitalPower.com), the conference will take place in Dakar on December 13 and 14, 2021.
Niasse Aissatou Cissoko, President and Founder of the Senegal Oil & Gas Academy (SOGA) (www.senegaloilandgasacademy.com) has been confirmed as speaker at MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2021, organized by Energy Capital & Power, which takes place in Dakar December 13 and 14.
SOGA is one of many private sector schools playing an active role in Senegal in training a wide range of students to help them prepare for new occupations and challenges in the energy, petroleum and fuel sectors. gas. SOGA provides a competitive advantage in the labor market in Senegal's oil and gas sector, one of the fastest growing segments of the national economy as the country prepares for large-scale oil and gas production at from 2023.
SOGA offers students and young professionals not only from Senegal, but from around the world, training at DTS, BTS, License, Master and Certification levels in the fields of energy and extractive industries. The academy meets the needs of industry and society, particularly in terms of innovation and sustainable development, and prepares its students and learners to be actors in the energy transition. SOGA also offers versatile professional training and strong international exposure, based on a solid industrial base and the scientific environment (www.senegaloilandgasacademy.com) of the extractive industry.
“Niasse Aissatou Cissoko will undoubtedly be a valuable participant in the MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power (https://bit.ly/3mEbURU) 2021 conference and exhibition. We are honored to welcome her and hear her point of view on the important role of the Senegalese Oil and Gas Academy in expanding the role of training in the oil and gas sector in Senegal as the country prepares for a new future as an oil producing country and of gas and as an example of successful women shaping the future of Senegal's energy sector, ”said Sandra Jeque, Director of the ECP International Conference, MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2021 Conference and Exhibition.
In response to the growing demand for renewable energy and the growing interest of international stakeholders to invest, develop and succeed in Africa, Energy Capital & Power will host the MSGBC Oil, Gas, & Power 2021 conference and exhibition from 13 to December 14, 2021. Focused on strengthening regional partnerships, stimulating investment and development in the oil, gas and electricity sectors, the conference will bring together regional international actors with African opportunities, serving as a platform. growth oriented form for Africa's energy sector.
SRC is of strategic importance for TECNO to create a complete upgrade of TECNO's security ecologyLAGOS, Nigeria, September 22, 2021 / APO Group / -
TECNO Mobile recently created an Official Security Response Center (SRC) (https://bit.ly/3u1eNxV), a platform for cooperation and exchange between TECNO and experts, researchers and organizations of the security industry. This is a strategic decision that reiterates TECNO's constant commitment to security and helps to improve TECNO's security ecosystem to a higher level.
TECNO SRC has launched a bug bounty program to encourage external security researchers to submit detected vulnerabilities to the security team, and journalists are eligible for a reward of up to $ 7,000 depending on vulnerability impact assessment. Over 45 models from TECNO Mobile's four smartphone lines - PHANTOM, CAMON, SPARK and POVA are listed for the bug bounty program.
Stephen Ha, CEO of TECNO said: “At TECNO, our first priority is to provide the most secure mobile experience to our users. SRC is of strategic importance for TECNO to create a complete upgrade of TECNO's security ecology. Thanks to SRC, we've taken mobile security protection even further for our users in more than 70 global emerging markets. "
John Peng, Head of Security Department, said, “We understand that in today's social circumstances, the privacy and security of user information is vital. TECNO has continuously executed diversified plans in terms of improving the safety of our products. By cooperating with international security professionals through the establishment of the SRC, we are sure that we can provide users with a more secure mobile use experience.
From coding, application, and firmware, the security department performs security management and audits at every stage of product design, development, testing, and release. This helps ensure that all software installed on each device can pass a series of rigorous security checks, including TECNO Security Scan Platform, Google Play Protect, GMS BTS, and VirusTotal testing. In addition, TECNO regularly sends 90-day security patch updates to users to ensure product safety and protect user equipment from malware.
Going forward, TECNO plans to cooperate with the international public vulnerability testing platform and continue to build a robust security ecosystem to deliver secure mobile experiences that users in over 70 emerging markets can trust.
For more information on the TECNO Security Response Center and Bounty Program, please visit: https://security.tecno.com