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Watch the ESA’s car-sized shuttle take off

Watch the ESA’s car-sized shuttle take off

This week the European Space Agency's Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) took off on a Vega rocket. This takeoff sequence was done at the European Spaceport in French Guiana on Wednesday (February 11th) at 8:40 a.m. EST (1340 GMT). This craft was a prototype for a reusable orbiter, prepared to move passengers into space in the future. Below you'll be able to watch this spacecraft take off successfully, heading 340 km into space not long after its initial launch earlier this morning. This system precedes a program called PRIDE: Program for Reusable In-orbit Demonstrator for Europe.

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Shuttle XH81 and XH81V mini PCs include optical drive support

Shuttle XH81 and XH81V mini PCs include optical drive support

Shuttle has introduced a couple new miniature PCs that offer a few more features than your average computer in the category. Users have different options to choose from, and among them is space for a DVD/Blu-ray drive, something not often found on modern small-form-factor offerings.

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SpaceX’s latest reusable rocket test sends Grasshopper 131 feet

SpaceX’s latest reusable rocket test sends Grasshopper 131 feet

Back in September, SpaceX posted a short video showing a glimpse of its reusable rocket, the Grasshopper. The company has released a new video of the rocket, this time sending it to its latest record of 131 feet. While not quite the two miles that was hinted, it was still an impressive distance. Check out the video of it after the jump.

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Shuttle OMNINAS KD20 2-bay NAS starts the product line

Shuttle OMNINAS KD20 2-bay NAS starts the product line

The folks at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH have shown off a brand new network-attached storage system by the name of OMNINAS KD20. This NAS is the first in its product range and is aimed directly at small offices, workgroups, and home use. You'll have 2-bays of storage power with solid aluminum and white plastic surrounding the whole construct. Both of the hot-swappable drive bays are able to work with up to 4TB 3.5" hard disks and SSDs.

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Shuttle Computer outs new XS35GTA V3 and XS35V3 mini PCs

Shuttle Computer outs new XS35GTA V3 and XS35V3 mini PCs

Shuttle has announced the debut of a new graphics card in its slim computing solutions. The company has crammed an AMD GPU inside its new XS35GTA V3 SFF machine, and the XS35V3 gets integrated Intel graphics. Both computers retain their silent fanless designs. One of the two new models has an integrated GPU, and the other has discrete graphics.

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Shuttle OMNINAS KD20 NAS hands-on

Shuttle OMNINAS KD20 NAS hands-on

Shuttle has branched out from its usual fare of small-form-factor PCs to jump into the network-attached storage (NAS) and personal cloud market, with the OMNINAS KD20 making its debut at Computex this week. A compact two-bay backup, file sharing and media serving box, the KD20 can handle up to 8TB across a pair of 3.5-inch SATA drives and comes with apps for various mobile platforms for grabbing your content while on the go.

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Shuttle XPC SZ68R5 packs super-fast Core i7 into tiny footprint

Shuttle XPC SZ68R5 packs super-fast Core i7 into tiny footprint

Compact PC manufacturer Shuttle has outed its latest barebones computer, the Shuttle XPC SZ68R5, featuring Intel's Z68 high-performance chipset along with SSD caching for super-fast boot times and app loading. The 33 x 21.5 x 19 cm chassis can accommodate up to 32GB of DDR3 memory, Core i3/i5/i7 processors and up to four add-on cards, since it has slots for PCIe-x16-2.0, PCIe-x4-2.0, Mini-PCIe-x1-2.0 and mSATA. HTPC duty is made easier thanks to both HDMI and DVI-I ports.

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Shuttle XH61 packs Core i7 into 7cm PC

Shuttle XH61 packs Core i7 into 7cm PC

Shuttle has outed its latest barebones PC, the XH61 and if you've been eyeing the Mac mini but need an optical drive and native Windows then the 7cm-high desktop is worth a glance. The XH61 packs an LGA1155 socket motherboard with two RAM slots - for up to 16GB of DDR3 memory - four SATA 3 Gbit/s ports and room for both a 2.5-inch drive and slimline DVD or Blu-ray drive into a 24.2 x 20 x 7.3 cm enclosure, ideal for HTPC or desktop duties.

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Shuttle H3 6700P SFF computer revealed

Shuttle H3 6700P SFF computer revealed

Shuttle has been around for years and years with some really cool small form factor computers that allow users to save space on their desktop and still use the normal monitor they already have. The latest computer in the SFF series from Shuttle is called the H3 6700P and this machine is aimed at professional users.

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Shuttle unveils new compact XG41 computer

Shuttle unveils new compact XG41 computer

Shuttle has unveiled an interesting and very compact new mini PC in Europe called the XG41. The machine is a barebones computer meaning you will need to add some hardware like memory, CPU, and storage to get the machine to operate. Shuttle is famous for its very small and compact computers and the XG41 certainly goes with the compact theme taking up 3-liters of volume on a shelf. The machine measures 24.2cm D x 20cm W x 7.3cm H and it has plenty of connectivity despite the small size.

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Shuttle H3 6700G gaming PC packs big punch, tiny footprint

Shuttle H3 6700G gaming PC packs big punch, tiny footprint

Shuttle has outed its latest PC, the Shuttle H3 6700G, and while it may be branded a gaming SFF desktop (based on the SH67H3 barebones), it's a reasonably discrete one. None of the flashy lighting of Alienware or the candy colors of some rivals; the H3 6700G is an unassuming little black box that keeps most of its abilities hidden inside.

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APU Heaters cause of Shuttle launch delay …

APU Heaters cause of Shuttle launch delay …

NASA engineers have identified a failure in the power switching box of a primary auxiliary power unit as the culprit of last Friday's scrubbed final launch of the Shuttle Endeavor. The "aft load control assembly," is a box of switches that manages the heating to fuel lines and prevents them from freezing in the cold of space. With it's required replacement and testing, NASA will be unable to resume the launch countdown on Tuesday as the space agency had hoped. It is now expected that the final flight of the Shuttle Endeavor will not occur until at least May 8th.

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