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SpaceX to launch super-computer to space

Miami, United States | AFP | SpaceX is poised to launch an unmanned cargo ship toward the International Space Station Monday, including a super-computer that could direct astronauts on future deep-space missions. The liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Dragon cargo ship, is planned for 12:31 pm (1631 GMT) …

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Rolls-Royce powers into profit; shares soar

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Rolls-Royce powered back into profit during the first half, propelled by strong deliveries for its Trent aircraft engines, lifting its share price almost ten percent Tuesday. Net profit stood at £1.58 billion ($2.1 billion, 1.77 billion euros) in the six months to June 30 compared …

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Airbus wins 203 plane orders in first half

Paris, France | AFP | European plane maker Airbus said Thursday it received 203 firm orders for aircraft in the first six months of this year and delivered 306 jetliners. Airbus said in a statement that it received orders for 138 medium-haul A320 and long-haul A330 aircraft in June alone …

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Israel shows off new F-35 stealth fighter jets

Tel Aviv, Israel | AFP | Israel showed off its new F-35 stealth fighter jets recently delivered from the United States on Tuesday as part of an air show marking its annual Independence Day celebrations. Three of Israel’s five stealth fighters took to the skies along the Mediterranean coast off …

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China’s first stealth fighter J-20 enters service

Beijing, China | AFP | China has put its first stealth fighter into military service, state-run media reported on Friday, in the latest milestone highlighting the modernisation of the country’s armed forces. Swift, stealthy, and armed with long-range missiles, the J-20 represents a leap forward in China’s ability to project power …

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