NASA has suspended a contract with SpaceX to build a monthly landing module, which cost $ 2.89 billion.
It is noted that the company of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos Blue Origin and Dynetics have protested the decision to outsource the construction of the SpaceX module to the US Central Audit Office (GAO).
SpaceX must now suspend any work related to the contract until GAO considers all claims.
A year ago, NASA selected three American companies that will develop and create a lunar module for landing astronauts on the moon – SpaceX of Ilon Mask, Blue Origin of Jeff Bezos, and Dynetics.
In the spring of 2019, NASA announced that the new American lunar exploration program was named Artemis and will consist of three stages.
The first involves an unmanned flight of the Orion spacecraft around the moon and its return to Earth. It is scheduled for the second half of 2020.
The second – the flight of the Earth’s satellite with a crew on board – is scheduled for 2022. The third phase of the mission is to land astronauts on the moon in 2024.
It may take Nvidia twice as long to get approval for its deal to buy Britain’s largest technology company, Arm Holdings, which is owned by Japanese financial conglomerate SoftBank Group. After the companies announced a $ 40 billion deal last September, the first hurdle was a class action lawsuit from Google, Qualcomm and Microsoft, which […]
The American company Tesla demonstrated on Thursday in Fremont (California) its new electric car Model S Plaid. The presentation, led by Tesla Chairman Elon Musk, was broadcast on the company’s website. According to the businessman, critics have previously pointed out that the updated version of the Model S car will be “insanely fast”, and expressed […]
The American pharmaceutical company Pfizer may apply for permission to use its oral drug for the treatment of COVID-19, at the end of this year. This was announced on Thursday by the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Pfizer Albert Burla. “In addition, our scientists are developing an oral drug to treat […]
The downturn in Ukraine’s economy in the first four months of 2021 slowed to 0.2%, according to a preliminary estimate by the Ministry of Economy. “The Ministry of Economy estimates a slight reduction in GDP at 0.2% (down 2% in the first quarter of 2021 by 4.9% over the four months of 2020),” the statement […]
During a visit to Washington, the head of Naftogaz Yuri Vitrenko commented on searches of the company in the case of non-payment of VAT for 2.7 billion hryvnias for Russian gas. “On the one hand, the State Fiscal Service constantly checks Naftogaz. That is, there is nothing surprising in the fact that there is another […]
The American division of the automaker Volkswagen AG reported a data leak, which affected more than 3.3 million customers and potential buyers in North America. Reuters with reference to the Volkswagen Group of America reported this. “The leak occurred after one of the company’s suppliers in the period between August 2019 and May 2021 left […]
El Salvador was the first in the world to legalize bitcoin as an official means of payment. Such a law was passed by the country’s parliament. 62 parliamentarians supported the bill, 19 voted against, and three abstained. President Nayib Bukele intends to sign the law soon, after which it will take effect “immediately”. Thus, accepting […]
Pfizer will test its COVID vaccine in children under 12 years of age. Radio Svoboda reported this with reference to the company’s statement. The study will involve up to 4,500 children in the United States, Finland, Poland and Spain. The drug is already approved for use in emergencies for adolescents 12 years and older in […]
At the annual press conference as part of “Architecture Day 2020”, Intel has announced improvements in the production of new graphics processors for laptops, PCs and server processors. Positive news was received in not the best time for the company Intel, since July 23, after the close of Thursday, shares fell by more than 20%, […]Next
International financial company Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (Toronto headquarters, Canada) purchased 9.99% of shares of agricultural Ukrainian holding Astarta, which is the flagship of the domestic sugar market, which also is one of the largest provider of milk in the country. In addition,a new owner of shares acquired the right to purchase the remaining interest […]Next
Johnson & Johnson plans to complete the third phase of trials of its single-dose vaccine against COVID-19 in mid-January 2021. Paul Stoffels, vice chairman of the executive committee, senior scientific expert at Johnson & Johnson said they plan to deliver to market 1 billion doses. “We are in the middle of the third phase of […]Next
The largest American agricultural company Cargill suspends the sale of seeds, fertilizers and chemicals in the Black Sea region, including Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Poland. According to the information of the “Interfax-Ukraine”, after a comprehensive review of its grain and oilseed business in the Central and Eastern Europe, the Cargill decided to stop […]Next
Corporation of International Business Machines Corp on Monday announced an edition of a new central processing unit (CPU) for data centers POWER10. According to the company’s press release, the processor is made in the form factor of 7 nm with increased energy efficiency and three times better workload capacity than the previous generation of IBM […]Next
The foreign investor will enter the capital of the combined bank. The owner and the Chairman of the Board of the Fidobank, and the shareholder of the Eurobank (both – Kiev), Alexander Adarich plans to consolidate its banking assets by combining the two banks, as well as attract foreign investors. “Based on the National Bank of […]Next
The three-star hotel metropolitan complex Rus intends to buy a stake of five-star hotel Premier Palace. The nominal value of ordinary registered shares of Premier Palace is 0.25 UAH / pc, and the equity capital of the company – 366 700 000 UAH. The hotel complex Rus, which is located in the center of Kyiv […]Next
Tesla published statistics on cars produced and delivered in the first quarter of 2021. According to the company, it produced 180,338 cars in three months, delivered 184,800 cars to buyers. For comparison: for the same period in 2020, Tesla produced 102,672 cars, delivered – 88,400. During the year, production and deliveries increased by almost 76% […]Next
Problems with the supply of the AstraZeneca vaccine to the European Union are partly because the contract plant in the Netherlands has not yet delivered a single dose, the Financial Times reported on March 14. The Leiden plant is one of the main producers of the active substance of the vaccine, along with the plant […]Next
On May 31, Ukraine will make payments for the first time on GDP warrants issued as part of public debt restructuring in 2015. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Finance. The first payment will be $ 40.75 million. Taking into account the total notional or nominal amount for which GDP […]Next
The American technology company Nvidia is approaching to the agreement to purchase the British chip manufacturer Arm from the Japanese SoftBank. Bloomberg was told by familiar with particular situation Sources. Similar information was also reported by the interlocutors of The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. Bloomberg sources said, the operation may be announced […]Next
The management of the Hungarian airline Wizz Air will close a branch in Kyiv, that has three passenger liners, if its employees do not agree to stop the union. This is stated in the statement of the European Transport Workers Federation ETF. According to the statment, the conflict began after the decision of Wizz Air […]Next
McLaren has introduced the McLaren Artura hybrid sports car. The car is equipped with a 3-liter V6 engine with dual supercharging and an electric battery. The total power of the sports car is 671 horsepower and torque is 531 Nm. The McLaren Artura sports car accelerates to 96 km / h in 3 seconds. The […]Next
The Razer company, which is engaged in the creation of gaming notebooks (the headquarters California, USA), became the owner of most of the assets Nextbit manufacturer, which produces “cloud smartphones” Robin. It is reported by the source InVenture. Also Razer staff with the acquisition includes all employees of Nextbit Systems Inc., including senior management. All […]Next
On March 19, the High Court of Justice in London upheld the claim of the pharmaceutical company Darnytsia and seized the accounts of the company, which is an intermediary in the procurement of raw materials from the German company Farmaplant Fabrikation Chemischer Produkte GmbH for Borschagiv Chemical and Pharmaceutical Plant. It is about the British […]Next
The price of May futures for Brent oil on Thursday, March 18, on the London Stock Exchange ICE, fell below $ 62 per barrel, according to trading data. Thus, the price of May futures for Brent oil on the London Stock Exchange ICE lowered by 9% and fell below $ 62 per barrel to $ […]Next