Tag: Space

QC Minority Expo creates space for small, online businesses to get more exposure in-person

A local non-profit is making sure small, online businesses get exposure and new customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, by renting out a space in NorthPark Mall. There, business owners can set up booths at an affordable price to sell their products and meet new clients. 

QC Minority Expo creates space for small, online businesses to get more exposure in-person

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It’s part of the Helping Small Businesses Succeed Initiative through the Quad Cities Minority Network. 

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“This gives people the opportunity to walk up, see their merchandise and buy it today,” Camille Hodges says.

Camille and Dwayne Hodges started the Quad Cities Minority Expo about four years ago, and they’ve held similar events outdoors before, but now the storefront can allow businesses to reach new people. 

“It’s identifiable. NorthParkMall has been here forever and it’s one of those places that everyone knows,” Dwayne says. “When

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CPA business execs plan to retain office space, but still allow remote work

Most companies don’t expect to reduce their office space in the coming year, but at the same time they plan to retain the remote work options put in place in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey of CPAs who work as CEOs, CFOs, controllers and other executive leadership positions at companies.

The survey, by the American Institute of CPAs, found that 82 percent of the business executives polled said their companies would not be reducing office space in the year ahead, while 22 percent said they plan to have mainly remote operations in the next 12 months.

The third-quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey found that approximately half of the 1,067 respondents said their companies plan to return principally or entirely to traditional onsite operations, provided restrictions are eased or not in place. Another 15 percent said remote work was never an option for them. Nine percent

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Blue Origin considers entering commercial space station business

WASHINGTON — Commercial spaceflight company Blue Origin is considering development of commercial space stations, with NASA as a potential early customer.

Blue Origin posted a job opening Sept. 18 for am “Orbital Habitat Formulation Lead” at its headquarters in the Seattle suburb of Kent, Washington. That individual will be charged with leading the company’s development of commercial space stations in low Earth orbit as a new product line.

“To develop Blue Origin’s vision of millions of people living and working in space, humanity will require places for them to live and work: space destination systems in which value-creating economic activity can occur,” the company states in the job description. “LEO (low Earth orbit) habitable stations, learning from but going beyond the ISS (International Space Station), are a first step.”

The job entails leading technical and business aspects of commercial space station development, including identifying customers and partners. It would also

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NASA Highlights Science, Business on Next Northrop Grumman Mission to Space Station

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 24, to discuss science investigations, technology demonstrations, and commercial products launching on Northrop Grumman’s 14th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station.

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live online at: 

http://www.nasa.gov/live

Northrop Grumman is targeting Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 10:26 p.m., for the launch of its Cygnus spacecraft on an Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s pad 0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. The Cygnus spacecraft will carry crew supplies, scientific research and hardware to the orbiting laboratory to support the Expedition 64 crew.

David Brady, associate program scientist for the International Space Station Program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, will provide an overview of the research and technology aboard the Cygnus

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EXCLUSIVE-Swedish space company halts new business helping China operate satellites

By Jonathan Barrett and Johan Ahlander

SYDNEY/STOCKHOLM, Sept 21 (Reuters)Sweden’s state-owned space company, which provides ground stations that help fly Chinese spacecraft and transmit data, said on Monday it would no longer renew contracts with China or accept new Chinese business, because of changes in geopolitics.

The Sweden Space Corporation (SSC) has had contracts allowing Beijing access to its antennas in Sweden, Chile and Australia since at least 2011. It told Reuters those contracts would not be renewed.

“The geopolitical situation has changed since these contracts were signed in the early 2000s. We have to assess where we can do business and it’s harder for us to make that assessment regarding the Chinese market now,” Anni Bolenius, head of communications at SSC, told Reuters.

The company made the comments after Reuters reported that SSC would not renew a contract for China to use its ground station in

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Air Force Space Command Tapped America’s ‘Other’ Test Pilot School To Start Up A Space Force Flight Test Team

Last February, Air Force Reservists from the 14th Test Squadron, which does operational testing and evaluation of space and cyber systems, embarked on a three-week Space Test course with a view to creating a cadre of flight test personnel that can help lead the way for the recently formed Space Force.

You’d expect a developmental/operational flight test course including classroom instruction, formation flights, workload tests, and formation testing to take place at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base in California or at the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. Instead, the Air Force chose to send students to a civilian program at the National Test Pilot School (NTPS).

Allen Peterson, president and CEO

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Avon Appoints o9 Solutions to Fuel Growth and Accelerate Its Digital Transformation Journey in the Integrated Business Planning Space

Avon, one of the world’s leading direct selling beauty companies, will deploy o9 Solutions’ next-generation, AI-enabled platform for Control Tower and Integrated Business Planning

  • The deployment of this cutting-edge technology will help drive Avon’s digital transformation focused on growth
  • o9’s partnership will enable real-time, data-driven decision making and bring Avon even closer to its end consumer

 

o9 Solutions announced today that Avon, one of world’s leading direct selling beauty companies, will deploy o9’s next-generation platform. This will facilitate Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and Control Tower (S&OE) processes to drive data-driven decision making, run scenarios in real-time and understand financial trade-offs.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200910005413/en/

Avon appoints o9 Solutions to fuel growth and accelerate its Digital Transformation Journey in the Integrated Business Planning Space (Graphic: Business Wire)

Avon’s Supply Chain strategy focuses on fuelling growth through service, cost efficiencies and working capital improvement. One

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China’s First “Space Noodles” Debuts in Shanghai Master Kong Joins Hands with CSF to Open Another New Chapter, Business News

SHANGHAI, Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Recently, with China’s first Mars probe “Tianwen 1” having reached a flight mileage of 100 million kilometers, the record for China’s deep space exploration mileage has thus been broken. During the constant development of the aerospace undertakings such as Beidou satellite and navigation networking, Chang’e moon probe activities, return of Long March 5 series launch vehicle, new spacecraft launch and Mars exploration, Master Kong has built the closest relationship with the aerospace industry as a domestic instant noodle brand, and its braised beef noodles and express noodles have become the first space noodles served in China.

To jointly honor this historic moment, the “Quality Aerospace for Better Life-Master Kong Instant Noodle Ceremony & China Aerospace Partner Signing Ceremony” was co-held by Master Kong and China Space Foundation (CSF) on September 2, 2020, presented by leading representatives including Wu Zhijian, Chairman

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Xinhua Silk Road: Master Kong signs agreement with CSF to launch space instant food

BEIJING, Sept. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

Chinese food and beverage giant Master Kong, also known as Tingyi Holding Corp., on Wednesday signed an agreement with China Space Foundation (CSF) to launch China’s first kind of space instant noodles.

In the past three years of cooperation between the two sides, the CFS has injected aerospace elements into Master Kong’s corporate development, said Wu Jiexuan, chairman of the CSF, at the signing ceremony, adding that the two parties will strive to expand the scope for future cooperation and jointly contribute to China’s aerospace development.

James Wei, CEO of Master Kong, said that as a national brand, Mater Kong has always insisted on keeping pace with the country’s development, and it has vowed to contribute to the vigorous development of China’s aerospace industry based on the company’s development strategy.

The launch of space instant noodles is just a start. In the

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China’s First “Space Noodles” Debuts in Shanghai Master Kong Joins Hands with CSF to Open Another New Chapter

SHANGHAI, Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Recently, with China’s first Mars probe “Tianwen 1” having reached a flight mileage of 100 million kilometers, the record for China’s deep space exploration mileage has thus been broken. During the constant development of the aerospace undertakings such as Beidou satellite and navigation networking, Chang’e moon probe activities, return of Long March 5 series launch vehicle, new spacecraft launch and Mars exploration, Master Kong has built the closest relationship with the aerospace industry as a domestic instant noodle brand, and its braised beef noodles and express noodles have become the first space noodles served in China.

To jointly honor this historic moment, the “Quality Aerospace for Better Life-Master Kong Instant Noodle Ceremony & China Aerospace Partner Signing Ceremony” was co-held by Master Kong and China Space Foundation (CSF) on September 2, 2020, presented by leading representatives including Wu Zhijian, Chairman

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