Showing posts from May 15, 2017

Aerospace and defense technologies

I have a pleasure to recall that, Orbital ATK’s Defense Systems Group is paving its way as one of industry leaders in providing innovative and affordable precision and strike weapons, advanced propulsion and hypersonics, missilecomponents across air-, sea- and land-based systems, ammunition and related energetic products.

Lockheed Martin is leading the industry team charged with developing Orion under contract to NASA

For those who are unfamiliar, the Orion spacecraft is launched by NASA's Space Launch System and built to take humans farther into space than they've ever been. Lockheed Martin is leading the industry team charged with developing Orion under contract to NASA; while Orbital ATK’s Attitude Control Motor uses a solid propellant gas generator with eight proportional valves to steer the LAS in the event of a mission-abort scenario.

NASA has taken up the challenge of not just opening up space exploration

It is steadily obvious that, withthe Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System, NASA has taken up the challenge of not just opening up space exploration, but making it as safe as possible for astronauts.

Orbital ATK has been working with Lockheed Martin and NASA to leverage the company’s extensive advanced propulsion and controls capabilities deployed in other mission critical applications to provide steering thrust that can be reliably operated in an instant as part of the Orion crew-escape system. Orbital ATK also produces the main Launch Abort motor, providing the necessary thrust to pull the crew module safely away from the vehicle. These items have been in development for many years, and will be ready to support the first Space Launch System flight late next year.

Successful Development Test for the Orion Launch Abort System Motor

Very exciting the successful development Test for the Orion Launch Abort System Motor by Orbital ATK. Test demonstrates attitude control motor design meets human-rated requirements. In effect, Orbital ATK has completed another milestone in the development of the Attitude Control Motor (ACM) for NASA’s Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System (LAS). The successful ACM test demonstrated the motor’s power to steer the LAS during a mission-abort scenario.
One can also observe that, this recent test is part of a design, analysis and test series focused on qualifying the ACM for crewed-flight missions. Initial data from the test show the motor is very capable of fulfilling its critical role in the Launch Abort System.

IBM Dedicated Hosts, a new virtual server offering

At the core of stakes, we have more precise placement control over cloud workloads. I can observe that, a Dedicated Host is a physical server with workload capacity entirely dedicated to a single client’s use. Dedicated Host can be ideal for enterprises transitioning to a public cloud environment who require exact control and visibility into where their data and workloads reside to meet compliance or security needs.
You will be able to select where your Dedicated Host is located within an IBM Cloud data center. This level of control can help users in heavily regulated industries overcome barriers to cloud adoption. For example, clients in the health care industry may require precise information on where data is stored so that they can meet their compliance standards. With Dedicated Hosts, users will be able to provide auditors with more precise information on how and where their workloads are running. 

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First, here is what blockchain vendors need to do now

I have a pleasure to recall that, Vendors, such as BitNation, Modum, MultiChain, and Riddle&Code, will need to drive interest in blockchain for technology end users and create awareness of how it can be applied in varying applications across many different sectors. They will need to address issues associated to immutability, scale, cost, and privacy, as well as clarify the legal uncertainties surrounding smart contracts. Above all, they will need to tackle misconceptions about what blockchain can enable and its limitations.

Blockchain as a nascent technology needs to overcome numerous obstacles

While blockchain undoubtedly holds great transformative potential, the technology itself needs to overcome numerous obstacles. In effect, as a nascent technology, it is not immune from vulnerabilities, and unknowns may bar the way to growth and maturity.

There are currently more than 1,500 startups on the blockchain scene

There are currently more than 1,500 startups on the blockchain scene. But not all are public. Some blockchains are permissioned and private, while others are of a hybrid nature or run by a consortium.  Not all distributed ledger technologies are blockchains either, as the goals and objectives of the various participants are compelled by other imperatives.

In addition to transactions, here is how blockchain technology can also be used

Steadily, one can observe that, the emergence of blockchain-based applications is driving substantial investment in IoT-oriented projects. ABI Research finds there to be great promise for the technology to alter and transform established industries beyond fintech. In addition to transactions, blockchain technology can also be used for communication, identification, ownership, and device management.
With continued architecture improvements, blockchain technology is expanding into smart contracts that both people and machines can be leverage.