Together with Geely Auto Company, China’s Tech Giant Baidu will make electric cars

Baidu is set to create an electric vehicle company in conjunction with China’s Auto manufacturer, Geely. According to a source close to both companies, Baidu will develop the Electric car’s software. Geely will manufacture the body parts. Baidu, an equivalent of Google, is a Chinese technology company specializing in search engines, artificial intelligence, and internet products. It is one of the several tech gurus who have invested in electric vehicles auto-related technology. Others like Alibaba have partnered with SAIC Motor, a carmaker, to develop an electric vehicle business known as Zhiji.

The company, headquartered in Beijing, will be the major investor and control most of the shares. Geely will be the minority shareholder, being responsible for the manufacture of the car body. Both Baidu and Geely have not released an official statement on the issue. Advertising has been the major source of revenue for Baidu over the years. However, the company intends to expand its business to other fields, including cloud computing and autonomous driving software. By working with Geely, Baidu will exploit the car software space, which analysts find promising for the company.

Recently, the company tested its driverless car software, known as Apollo. These trials took place in Beijing. Baidu is set to face competition from other electric cars at home and away by venturing into this market. Baidu will be competing with Elon Musk’s tech company Tesla on the international level. It will be competing against electric car manufacturers such as Xpeng Motors, Nio, and Li Auto at home.

Due to the need for cleaner and greener energy, car manufacturer firms have invested in electric cars. This is in line with China’s zeal to reduce carbon emissions. For example, Didi, the ride-hailing taxi company, teamed up with BYD to unveil its electric vehicle. BYD is an auto manufacturer known for making cars, buses, trucks, battery-powered bicycles, solar panels, and bulk-storage rechargeable batteries. Similarly, Hyundai Motors is in talks with the American tech company Apple to make an electric car. According to the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, there has been a surge in electric car sales from January to November 2020. This sale increased by 4.4% even though overall car sales declined by 7.6% in the pandemic-hit year.

Baidu provides other services alongside search engine and software development. The company launched a map app and voice assistant technology known as DuerOS in 2015. This app meets several needs for the user through specific voice interaction, including directions, creating reminders, and entertainment. It can be equipped inside a car just like Google’s Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa.


In Romania, renewable energy reserves shift hands as energy firms turn to the green future

Two major energy firms announced the acquisition of local renewable energy resources in Romania in the month of December. Traditional energy companies are becoming increasingly keen to broaden or move into green energy divisions. This is also driving up interest in Romania’s wind and solar parks. On Dec. 23, the state-controlled hydropower corporation Hidroelectrica reported that it had struck a deal to take over 108 MW Crucea wind farm situated in the east-part of the nation from its German owners after a fiercely competitive process involving both local and foreign bidders.

Crucea Wind Farm, built by STEAG and got commissioned in the year 2014, is among Romania’s most new and better onshore wind farms with a generation capacity of 108MW. Thirty-six Vestas turbines of 3MW each are part of the farm. The partnership includes the interests in the Romanian affiliates Crucea Wind Farm as well as STEAG Energie Romania of the German company STEAG. The stake prices were not listed, but the venture was valued at up to nearly € 192 million by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) during the funding process in 2013.

As one of its recently accepted growth plans, Hidroelectrica states it focuses on broadening its supply by incorporating high-quality renewable energy capabilities into its portfolio. All throughout various investment processes, the firm restated its target of staying 100 percent renewable. The offer came the week after Engie Romania concluded the purchase of, as per a company release, a photovoltaic park with a combined capacity of 9.3 MW, situated in Cristuru Secuiesc village located in Harghita County. The park comprises 2 farms and seems to be part of Ever Solar SA, a company operated by German photovoltaic park company Soventix as well as Alpin Solar, co-owner and developer.

At present, Engie Romania runs 110 MW of sustainable energy in the wind and photovoltaic sectors. Leading up to this acquisition, the Engie Romania region was active in the area of renewablepower through the operation of 2 wind farms in Galati and Braila’s counties with a generation capacity of around 100 MW. In the month of November, OMV Petrom, with activities in the oil, gas as well as electricity industries, unveiled plans to build a 111 MW photovoltaic park that will be located in south Romania region with an allocation of RON400mn (EUR 83mn), partially funded by renewable energy funding from the European Union. This will become the country’s most enormous such undertaking.


Patient Transfer Device Market Detailed Analysis of Current Industry Figures With Forecasts Growth by 2026 | Arjo, Hill-Rom, GF Health


The report titled Global Patient Transfer Device Market is one of the most comprehensive and important additions to QY Research’s archive of market research studies. It offers detailed research and analysis of key aspects of the global Patient Transfer Device market. The market analysts authoring this report have provided in-depth information on leading growth drivers, restraints, challenges, trends, and opportunities to offer a complete analysis of the global Patient Transfer Device market. Market participants can use the analysis on market dynamics to plan effective growth strategies and prepare for future challenges beforehand. Each trend of the global Patient Transfer Device market is carefully analyzed and researched about by the market analysts.The market analysts and researchers have done extensive analysis of the global Patient Transfer Device market with the help of research methodologies such as PESTLE and Porter’s Five Forces analysis. They have provided accurate and reliable market data and useful recommendations with an aim to help the players gain an insight into the overall present and future market scenario. The Patient Transfer Device report comprises in-depth study of the potential segments including product type, application, and end user and their contribution to the overall market size.

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Key Players Mentioned: Arjo, Hill-Rom, GF Health, Medline, Drive DeVilbiss, Prism Medical

Market Segmentation by Product: Ceiling Lifts
Stair & Wheelchair Lifts
Mobile Lifts
Sit-to-Stand Lifts
Bath & Pool Lifts

Market Segmentation by Application: Hospitals
Home Care Settings
Other End Users

The Patient Transfer Device Market report has been segregated based on distinct categories, such as product type, application, end user, and region. Each and every segment is evaluated on the basis of CAGR, share, and growth potential. In the regional analysis, the report highlights the prospective region, which is estimated to generate opportunities in the global Patient Transfer Device market in the forthcoming years. This segmental analysis will surely turn out to be a useful tool for the readers, stakeholders, and market participants to get a complete picture of the global Patient Transfer Device market and its potential to grow in the years to come.

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Table of Contents:

1 Patient Transfer Device Market Overview
1.1 Patient Transfer Device Product Scope
1.2 Patient Transfer Device Segment by Type
1.2.1 Global Patient Transfer Device Sales by Type (2020-2026)
1.2.2 Ceiling Lifts
1.2.3 Stair & Wheelchair Lifts
1.2.4 Mobile Lifts
1.2.5 Sit-to-Stand Lifts
1.2.6 Bath & Pool Lifts
1.3 Patient Transfer Device Segment by Application
1.3.1 Global Patient Transfer Device Sales Comparison by Application (2020-2026)
1.3.2 Hospitals
1.3.3 Home Care Settings
1.3.4 Other End Users
1.4 Patient Transfer Device Market Estimates and Forecasts (2015-2026)
1.4.1 Global Patient Transfer Device Sales Growth Rate (2015-2026)
1.4.2 Global Patient Transfer Device Revenue and Growth Rate (2015-2026)
1.4.3 Global Patient Transfer Device Price Trends (2015-2026)

2 Patient Transfer Device Estimate and Forecast by Region
2.1 Global Patient Transfer Device Market Size by Region: 2015 VS 2020 VS 2026
2.2 Global Patient Transfer Device Retrospective Market Scenario by Region (2015-2020)
2.2.1 Global Patient Transfer Device Sales Market Share by Region (2015-2020)
2.2.2 Global Patient Transfer Device Revenue Market Share by Region (2015-2020)
2.3 Global Patient Transfer Device Market Estimates and Forecasts by Region (2021-2026)
2.3.1 Global Patient Transfer Device Sales Estimates and Forecasts by Region (2021-2026)
2.3.2 Global Patient Transfer Device Revenue Forecast by Region (2021-2026)
2.4 Geographic Market Analysis: Market Facts & Figures
2.4.1 United States Patient Transfer Device Estimates and Projections (2015-2026)
2.4.2 Europe Patient Transfer Device Estimates and Projections (2015-2026)
2.4.3 China Patient Transfer Device Estimates and Projections (2015-2026)
2.4.4 Japan Patient Transfer Device Estimates and Projections (2015-2026)
2.4.5 Southeast Asia Patient Transfer Device Estimates and Projections (2015-2026)
2.4.6 India Patient Transfer Device Estimates and Projections (2015-2026)
3 Global Patient Transfer Device Competition Landscape by Players
3.1 Global Top Patient Transfer Device Players by Sales (2015-2020)
3.2 Global Top Patient Transfer Device Players by Revenue (2015-2020)
3.3 Global Patient Transfer Device Market Share by Company Type (Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3) (based on the Revenue in Patient Transfer Device as of 2019)
3.4 Global Patient Transfer Device Average Price by Company (2015-2020)
3.5 Manufacturers Patient Transfer Device Manufacturing Sites, Area Served, Product Type
3.6 Manufacturers Mergers & Acquisitions, Expansion Plans
3.7 Primary Interviews with Key Patient Transfer Device Players (Opinion Leaders)
4 Global Patient Transfer Device Market Size by Type
4.1 Global Patient Transfer Device Historic Market Review by Type (2015-2020)
4.1.1 Global Patient Transfer Device Sales Market Share by Type (2015-2020)
4.1.2 Global Patient Transfer Device Revenue Market Share by Type (2015-2020)
4.1.3 Global Patient Transfer Device Price by Type (2015-2020)
4.2 Global Patient Transfer Device Market Estimates and Forecasts by Type (2021-2026)
4.2.1 Global Patient Transfer Device Sales Forecast by Type (2021-2026)
4.2.2 Global Patient Transfer Device Revenue Forecast by Type (2021-2026)
4.2.3 Global Patient Transfer Device Price Forecast by Type (2021-2026)
5 Global Patient Transfer Device Market Size by Application
5.1 Global Patient Transfer Device Historic Market Review by Application (2015-2020)
5.1.1 Global Patient Transfer Device Sales Market Share by Application (2015-2020)
5.1.2 Global Patient Transfer Device Revenue Market Share by Application (2015-2020)
5.1.3 Global Patient Transfer Device Price by Application (2015-2020)
5.2 Global Patient Transfer Device Market Estimates and Forecasts by Application (2021-2026)
5.2.1 Global Patient Transfer Device Sales Forecast by Application (2021-2026)
5.2.2 Global Patient Transfer Device Revenue Forecast by Application (2021-2026)
5.2.3 Global Patient Transfer Device Price Forecast by Application (2021-2026)

6 United States Patient Transfer Device Market Facts & Figures
6.1 United States Patient Transfer Device Sales Market Share by Company (2015-2020)
6.2 United States Patient Transfer Device Sales Market Share by Type (2015-2020)
6.3 United States Patient Transfer Device Sales Market Share by Application (2015-2020)

7 Europe Patient Transfer Device Market Facts & Figures
7.1 Europe Patient Transfer Device Sales Market Share by Company (2015-2020)
7.2 Europe Patient Transfer Device Sales Market Share by Type (2015-2020)
7.3 Europe Patient Transfer Device Sales Market Share by Application (2015-2020)

8 China Patient Transfer Device Market Facts & Figures
8.1 China Patient Transfer Device Sales Market Share by Company (2015-2020)
8.2 China Patient Transfer Device Sales Market Share by Type (2015-2020)
8.3 China Patient Transfer Device Sales Market Share by Application (2015-2020)

9 Japan Patient Transfer Device Market Facts & Figures
9.1 Japan Patient Transfer Device Sales Market Share by Company (3015-3030)
9.2 Japan Patient Transfer Device Sales Market Share by Type (2015-2020)
9.3 Japan Patient Transfer Device Sales Market Share by Application (2015-2020)

10 Southeast Asia Patient Transfer Device Market Facts & Figures
10.1 Southeast Asia Patient Transfer Device Sales Market Share by Company (2015-2020)
10.2 Southeast Asia Patient Transfer Device Sales Market Share by Type (2015-2020)
10.3 Southeast Asia Patient Transfer Device Sales Market Share by Application (2015-2020)

11 India Patient Transfer Device Market Facts & Figures
11.1 India Patient Transfer Device Sales Market Share by Company (2015-2020)
11.2 India Patient Transfer Device Sales Market Share by Type (2015-2020)
11.3 India Patient Transfer Device Sales Market Share by Application (2015-2020)

12 Company Profiles and Key Figures in Patient Transfer Device Business
12.1 Arjo
12.1.1 Arjo Corporation Information
12.1.2 Arjo Business Overview
12.1.3 Arjo Patient Transfer Device Sales, Revenue and Gross Margin (2015-2020)
12.1.4 Arjo Patient Transfer Device Products Offered
12.1.5 Arjo Recent Development
12.2 Hill-Rom
12.2.1 Hill-Rom Corporation Information
12.2.2 Hill-Rom Business Overview
12.2.3 Hill-Rom Patient Transfer Device Sales, Revenue and Gross Margin (2015-2020)
12.2.4 Hill-Rom Patient Transfer Device Products Offered
12.2.5 Hill-Rom Recent Development
12.3 GF Health
12.3.1 GF Health Corporation Information
12.3.2 GF Health Business Overview
12.3.3 GF Health Patient Transfer Device Sales, Revenue and Gross Margin (2015-2020)
12.3.4 GF Health Patient Transfer Device Products Offered
12.3.5 GF Health Recent Development
12.4 Medline
12.4.1 Medline Corporation Information
12.4.2 Medline Business Overview
12.4.3 Medline Patient Transfer Device Sales, Revenue and Gross Margin (2015-2020)
12.4.4 Medline Patient Transfer Device Products Offered
12.4.5 Medline Recent Development
12.5 Drive DeVilbiss
12.5.1 Drive DeVilbiss Corporation Information
12.5.2 Drive DeVilbiss Business Overview
12.5.3 Drive DeVilbiss Patient Transfer Device Sales, Revenue and Gross Margin (2015-2020)
12.5.4 Drive DeVilbiss Patient Transfer Device Products Offered
12.5.5 Drive DeVilbiss Recent Development
12.6 Prism Medical
12.6.1 Prism Medical Corporation Information
12.6.2 Prism Medical Business Overview
12.6.3 Prism Medical Patient Transfer Device Sales, Revenue and Gross Margin (2015-2020)
12.6.4 Prism Medical Patient Transfer Device Products Offered
12.6.5 Prism Medical Recent Development

13 Patient Transfer Device Manufacturing Cost Analysis
13.1 Patient Transfer Device Key Raw Materials Analysis
13.1.1 Key Raw Materials
13.1.2 Key Raw Materials Price Trend
13.1.3 Key Suppliers of Raw Materials
13.2 Proportion of Manufacturing Cost Structure
13.3 Manufacturing Process Analysis of Patient Transfer Device
13.4 Patient Transfer Device Industrial Chain Analysis

14 Marketing Channel, Distributors and Customers
14.1 Marketing Channel
14.2 Patient Transfer Device Distributors List
14.3 Patient Transfer Device Customers

15 Market Dynamics
15.1 Patient Transfer Device Market Trends
15.2 Patient Transfer Device Opportunities and Drivers
15.3 Patient Transfer Device Market Challenges
15.4 Patient Transfer Device Market Restraints
15.5 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

16 Research Findings and Conclusion

17 Appendix
17.1 Research Methodology
17.1.1 Methodology/Research Approach
17.1.2 Data Source
17.2 Author List
17.3 Disclaimer

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Kiwis undervalue the capabilities of the electric cars, Trade Me numbers show

Undervaluing the driving scope of electric vehicles is keeping Kiwis back in regards to purchasing them, the newest Trade Me numbers display. Its investigation of 3000 New Zealand folks discovered costs as well as charging scope was the most significant worry restraining respondents from buying an electric vehicle. 

Trade Me chairperson of engines Alan Clark stated the investigation discovered, on average, scope anticipation was 43% lesser compared to the original proficiency. Clark stated that partakers deduced that models such as the Nissan Leaf could go up to 168 kilometers while fully charged. Conversely, they could go up to over 200 kilometres. 

The investigation discovered that 22% of respondents were likely to purchase a hybrid as their forthcoming car, likened to 12% who stated that they would probably purchase an electric vehicle. Alan stated price, the environmental outcome as well as realism were the chief determining aspects. Hybrids were less costly to purchase compared to an electric vehicle. Around July, the ordinary cost of a hybrid fell around $14,122, while the regular value of an electric vehicle fell around $17,070, Clark stated. 

Clerk cited that they observed proprietors of plug-in hybrid vehicles currently employing the electric function nearly unique, nonetheless still selecting the suppleness of being capable of switching to fuel. He further added that with more models within the market, it was not astonishing that hybrids were alleged as faintly more real. It would have been fascinating to observe if this varies over time as electric vehicles turn out to be much reachable. 

Clark stated the total figure of the people contemplating on an electric vehicle with regards to their forthcoming vehicle fell when likened with the previous year In Trade Me’s 2019 investigation, 74% or partakers stated that they would consider buying an electric vehicle. This year 67% stated that they would contemplate an electric vehicle. Clark stated that this drop was not astonishing given the outcome of coronavirus on folk’s expenditure.  

He also highlighted that there were enough homes from New Zealand looking into their expenditure during that time and shifting to electric cars, which perhaps could not have lined up when they had cheaper options throughout the indefinite period. He further highlighted that the original forthright price of an electric car was the number one motive partakers stated that they would not purchase an electric vehicle, with 69% of Kiwis perceiving that as an obstacle. Nonetheless, Clark stated that he anticipated the prices to turn out to be less of a hindrance as costs fall in the years to come.


Giant energy providers Aria Energy and bp are collaborating to deliver quality renewable energy services

Republic Services and two energy partners Aria Energy and BP are coming together to develop a new renewable natural gas (RNG) project at South Shelby Landfill. The two giant energy providers hope to boost service delivery for the Republic to enjoy 50% more renewable landfill gas by 2030.  

South Shelby Landfill is widely known as a mega Republic Services facility whose purpose is to recycle the wastes collected countrywide to provide energy. Aria is an energy firm that facilitates the transformation of the garbage or biogas into good RNG. On the other hand, bp moves the RNG to various states via a pipeline network before selling it to renewable energy consumers. This project is the fourth in which the two giant energy providers collaborate to deliver services at a Republic Services landfill.

Aria Energy’s president and CEO Richard DiGia reiterated that this South Shelby RNG program is a vision of the firm’s effort to supply renewable energy in the energy sector by recycling waste into clean energy. The energy obtained can be used in commercial businesses, households, and electric vehicles.

The South Shelby RNG project can generate energy to cover up for over 34000 gallons of natural gas used in a single day. There are over 60 such landfill gas programs in the country which the Republic Services manages.

Republic Services’ senior executive of recycling and sustainability, Pete Keller, stated that they are working towards converting more waste into renewable energy since this is the firm’s primary objective. He added that their goal of deploying over 50% renewable energy generated from wastes by 2030 is visible and achievable if more projects align with their objectives like this South Shelby Landfill program.

Landfill gas is a result of decomposing waste material. The South Shelby RNG program converts the biogas into reusable RNG and then uses it to power a fleet of cars, including the Republic’s delivery trucks. The RNG usually minimizes the greenhouse gas emissions by half of what the gasoline and petrol-powered vehicles generate. This program and the proceeds from the RNG sale often support the state’s Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS).

In conclusion, the senior executive of bp, Sean Reavis, explained that his firm is working on the widening of its renewable energy platform to achieve zero emissions by 2050. He added that this vision would accelerate the country’s switch to clean renewable energy, thereby lowering the global warming effect.


Japan might postpone Hayabusa2 asteroid operation to visit second space rock

The Hayabusa2 mission of Japan is heading home from an asteroid named Ryugu, ferrying a unique delivery of space rock; however, Earth might not be the rocket’s last destination. 

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) that manages the operation is assessing a second stop for its investigation on space-rock, according to the latest statements. Such an operation extension that would last more than ten years could witness Hayabusa2 orbit a second asteroid.  

The extension opportunity emerges from a blend of two aspects: the rocket’s engine still clutches about half of its energy. It does not require descending on Earth to finish the sample-return piece of its plan. Instead, the operation’s critical spaceship will position a small capsule bundled with large asteroid pieces that will plummet through Earth’s atmosphere and descend on December 6 in the Australian Outback.

Following the running of numbers by the JAXA engineers, they comprehended that Haybusa2’s critical spaceship might send the capsule on its direction and still be capable of more adventures. According to a statement released by JAXA, the spacecraft would require to hang about in the inner solar system to get sufficient solar energy; however, the group calculated that the spaceship would have adequate power to get to one of 354 diverse destinations, counting Mars, Venus, close by comets and a congregation of asteroids. 

Mission workers have already slimmed down the spaceship’s possible second target to only two applicants, both little space rocks with designations somewhat than appropriate names. The objects are close-Earth asteroids, such as Ryugu itself; however, each one is about one-tenth as broad as the first destination of Hayabusa2. 

Regardless of their minute sizes, the two candidates are systematically intriguing, according to Hayabusa2 and JAXA would be capable of slipping into orbit around each one, instead of justifying by making the tiny asteroids even more fascinating targets.

Of course, orbital mapping missions presume that the spaceship stays in good health long enough to meet with the objects, and that is huge if. Hayabusa2 was purposely made to endure its first six-year operation, not an additional ten years in the unsympathetic space. However, there is a modest risk in trying past the price of continuing to control the spacecraft for JAXA. 

In the case of either possible target, Hayabusa2 would require making a lengthy and winding expedition, saving on fuel and instead of depending on gravitational enhancements from hovering by Earth, Venus.


Electric vehicle production plan pauses even as sales escalate

The sales of electric vehicles are increasing even as the overall sales value for cars drops. EV proponents argue that South Australia is at risk of missing the chance of transitioning to electric vehicles if they don’t pass the Electric Vehicle Action Plan

Although the sales value of the automobile industry plummeted in this coronavirus period, the sale of plug-in hybrid vehicles and hybrid cars escalated. Generally, the highest sales recorded were for hybrid SUVs with a consequent drop for the ICE car sales by about 40%.

The director of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, Lenore Fletcher, stated that international firms’ attention to environmental benefits had contributed significantly to the growing number of EVs entering the South Australian market. The catalyst in the high number of EV sales is the Electric Vehicle Action Plan by the State Government, which will help the country ditch fossil fuels. This plan is the government’s consultative efforts intended to cut off dependency on fossil fuels in economic drivers like the transportation industry. 

The government spokesperson states that the government is finalizing some details concerning the Electric Vehicle Action Plan before allowing its implementation in the various sectors that it will be eligible. South Australia’s Conservation CEO Craig Wilkins stated that the plan is a formulation after collaborating with industry stakeholders like EV producers, electricity utilities, and environmental agencies. 

Wilkins is unhappy that the South Australian government is sluggish in releasing a conclusive electric vehicle strategy that they had promised to release last year. He compared South Australia to other nations saying that other countries are far ahead and elaborate progress in the transition to clean energy vehicles. 

Wilkins laments over the country’s slow decision-making process to implement policies that favor this plan. He advises the government to motivate EV uptake by reducing taxes on these cars, making policies that support the EV technology and demonstrating mile range suitability of the vehicles through programs that allow test drives to take a long time. 

Wilkins advises investors to consider investing in the installation of fast-charging stations through Adelaide and other South Australian regions, especially now that the chance is open. Wilkins admits that investing in such facilities in the country will create a consumer urge to test these vehicles and also create jobs for the citizens. 

The SA Electric Vehicle Association’s Sally Knight states that the EV incentives must be more lucrative to stimulate demand for the cars and shake up the economy to phase out ICE cars. 

Finally, Knight warns that the federal government must take the challenge and advocate for the transition to electric vehicles to minimize the pollution-induced by the usage of ICE cars. Knight stated that since SA is far behind in terms of transition to EVs, then the government must act quickly through its various regulations. 


Report on the Boeing Starliner quality control review by the Independent Review Team

There have been concerns regarding the quality issues of a commercial crew spacecraft owned by Boeing, Starliner. That was reiterated during the meeting attended by the members of NASA’s independent safety panel. The main agenda of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel that was teleconferenced was the discussion of the CST-100 uncrewed flight held by Boeing back in December 2019. Since the Orbital Flight Test mission was not a success, there was a need to review the same.

There was an announcement of the completion of the review on July 7. As far as that flight was concerned, NASA had up to 80 recommendations. That was a combination of 61 recommendations raised by NASA and 19 more that were raised by an independent review team selected by both NASA and Boeing jointly.

All the recommendations to the Boeing Starliner among them those that revolved around software have to be not only completed but also approved in case there will be a second Orbit Flight Test mission. That’s what Don McErlean, who is a member of that panel, had to say about the meeting. He also added that NASA’s commercial crew software team would be part of the Starliner’s software development for additional insight as well as oversight. Additionally, adhering to the recommendations would see risks associated with Orbit Flight Test (OFT), Crew Flight Test as well as future actual commercial crew flights.

Once they do as per the recommendations, the Crew Flight Test (CFT) will take place, and the occupants will be three astronauts. One will be from Boeing and the other two from NASA. The panel also brought to the table the concerns that they have as far as the Starliner program is concerned. They acknowledged that the Boeing commercial control program has some quality problems. However, they also commended them for significant progress. They promised to keep track of it even during the next OFT as well as CFT.

A date for the second OFT mission had not been set. However, NASA speculated that there was a possibility of the same happening towards the end of the year. If that was to happen, the CFT was to take place next year during spring. However, the chair of the board, Patricia Sanders, didn’t buy that since she felt that Starliner had a long way to go before becoming a fully functioning and operational spacecraft.

According to Susan Helms, NASA’s exploration system development programs (ESD) had a lot to learn from the software development recommendations. She is also a member of the panel and was once an astronaut. Details regarding the way forward on specific efforts will be discussed in another panel meeting scheduled for a later date.


Hisdesat buys Xtar’s satellite then shifts to a contract deal

Xtar, a satellite communication provider based in the US, sold the firm’s only satellite to Hisdesat. However, Xtar signed a pact that enabled it to retain an equal amount of capacity on the sold satellite, according to Jay Icard, The firm’s chief executive.

The companies mentioned the remodelling of the organizational structure due to the anticipated changes in future business models. The decision comes before Hisdesat’s plan to launch two satellites in 2023 and 2024.

Icard further mentioned that the company would advance in offering services regardless of the sale of the satellite. The Xtar-Eur contract, together with the current lease with Hisdesat, provides the firm with a substantial ability to further its operations until it gets stalled by the multibillion-dollar SpainSat NG System. Xtar currently utilizes Airbus’ satellites built for SpainSat NG system through its Memorandum of Agreement with Hisdesat. 

Additionally, Icard compared the similarity of Xtar to other satellite communications provider companies where ownership dwells on a single firm. However, the respective company depends on the expertise and information from the companies with which it has a lease contract. The companies then focus on the state government and the Department of Defense.

Conversely, the deal would not entail a change in orbital slot possession. It is due to the variation in slots of the two companies. Hisdesat uses a slot issued by the Spain government, which exhibits massive differences with Xtar, a US-based firm.

According to Hisdesat’s CEO, Garcia Primo, the company’s possession of Xtar-Eur will allow it to rationalize decisions regarding its fleet’s longevity. He further stated the need to offer efficient services to clients and integrate operations of Xtar-Eur and SpainSat satellites. Besides, Hisdesat plans on commencing the extension plan with the recently acquired satellite from Xtar. The programs are under discussions with Northrop Grumman Company since it is an established firm.

Loral Company’s hesitation in providing further funding for Xtar propagated Hisedat’s need to salvage the company and work multilaterally to secure a much better satellite communication domain. 

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Hisdesat announced its regular schedule in launching its first satellite in 2023. However, he projected the possibility of a delay on the subsequent satellite launch if the initial launch takes a considerable amount of time.

In conclusion, Xtar’s decision to sell its satellite conveys the firm’s possibility to grow more due to financial stability. The company’s ability to provide services to its clients indicates a retained level of dominance in its operations. 


eBussy is the latest electric vehicle invention that can be modified to over ten various designs

The eBussy is globally known as an innovative and yet lighter vehicle in the automotive industry. The model can be adjusted from its original version to 10 completely new configurations of the vehicles in this business line.  

The eBussy model comes in two chassis modules. First is the modular phenomenon that follows the ‘LEGO principle’ of adjusting the eBussy to the level that suits your needs. The modifications for this model can be either temporary or permanent, depending on the desired effect. This electric vehicle can camouflage from a pickup truck to a camping van with few adjustments.

The electric eBussy models are delightful for cruising around the highways. This vehicle can cover 200 kilometers in single charge courtesy of its combined solar system tech and recovery drives. The maximum distance that the car can navigate through in a single full charge exceeds 600 kilometers if the solar modules are still intact.

Since the vehicle has over ten modifiable and changeable designs, it meets the needs of the energetic teenagers who love such scenic changes. For instance, the vehicle can switch to a pickup, convertible, box body, camping bus, station wagon, and an off-roader in a couple of modifications.

Some of the exciting features of the eBussy are as follows. First, the car has a fixed automatic controlled wheel-drive system integrated with the advanced steering system. The car also has digital exterior mirrors and a software-controllable communication program. The vehicle has an accelerating torque of 1000Nm.

The eBussy is a lovebird in the light vehicle variants since it is the only lightweight vehicle that can be modified into other designs without interfering with the control system.

The vehicle has advanced solar foils measuring about eight square meters, depending on the model. This feature enables it to use 13 kWh daily. When it comes to acceleration, the replaceable engines can max out a distance of 300 kilometers before demanding a fix.

The eBussy models are variable and customizable to the needs of the customer. The customers can also make changes to the model once they own one. The most uncomplicated design is worth €15.800 due to its nature, while the advanced version has a high of €28.800. The latter’s high price is because it hosts power-consuming resources like TV, a freshwater tank and sink, and a fridge.

Finally, the models of the eBussy are available for the car fanatics who enjoy playing around with the models.