Destination: Mercury

By Adam Hadhazy

September 2018

The BepiColombo mission to Mercury, getting underway in October, could answer vexing questions about the innermost planet’s core and its Earth-like magnetic field. And the answers could shed light on planetary matters far beyond our solar system.


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Don’t wait for disaster

October 2018

Just because hackers have not brought down a commercial aircraft or paralyzed global air travel does not mean it can’t happen. Cybersecurity strategist 
James Vasatka offers a blueprint for commercial aviation cybersecurity.
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The power of aerostats

October 2018

They don’t look like impressive flying machines, but aerostats have the advantage of persistence. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Charlie Lambert explains how the company he founded, SkySentry LLC, combined existing components to produce an aerostat system for agencies with thinner wallets.


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