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Richard Branson’s LauncherOne takes to the skies

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A mobile air-launched rocket system to be used in Britain’s first domestic satellite launch could sow the seeds for a globally dispersed rapid-response capability.

Virgin Orbit, part-owned by billionaire Richard Branson, plans to launch nine satellites from a LauncherOne rocket attached under the wing of a modified Boeing 747, to be flown from a new spaceport in Cornwall on Monday.

Barring delays, it will be the first time a satellite has departed from western European soil.

For now the focus is on commercial payloads from companies such as Space Forge, which is developing in-orbit manufacturing.

But the launch is also seen by many as a blueprint for quicker launches of limited satellite capacity for tactical military purposes, in what planners call “Responsive Launch”.

“Ukraine woke up the world in a lot of ways,” Virgin Orbit Chief Executive Dan Hart told a news conference in southwest England on Sunday.

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Google’s AI-powered search engine goes wild

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Google’s AI-powered search engine has been suggesting unconventional combinations, leaving users bewildered and even concerned at the results.

Users have taken to social media platforms to express their astonishment and amusement at the unusual search results.

Dr Karen Sutherland from UniSC joins to discuss. #featured #trending

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Social media presents threats for cyber security

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We’re all glued to our devices, so how do we keep our data secure?

Cyber security threats are all around us, at a time when we use IT-based systems the most. Ending Cyber Risk is a program that unpacks the cybersecurity industry, in association with Arctic Wolf.

Hosted by Adam Marrè, Chief Information Security officer at Arctic Wolf #ending cyber risk

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Security basics prove essential in the fight against cyber breaches

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Cyber security awareness is essential. Where are we going wrong?

Cyber security threats are all around us, at a time when we use IT-based systems the most. Ending Cyber Risk is a program that unpacks the cybersecurity industry, in association with Arctic Wolf.

Hosted by Adam Marrè, Chief Information Security officer at Arctic Wolf #ending cyber risk

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