8minute Solar Energy Wins 250MW Solar Project

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8minute Solar Energy said that the Aratina Solar Center will offset carbon emissions by approximately 430,000 metric tons each year, and will come online before the end of 2023. Los Angeles-based 8minute Solar Energy reports that it has signed a contract to develop a new, 250MW solar power plus storage project in California.

AeroVironment Gets $146M For Lethal Drones

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The company said it expects to start delivering units on the contract by September, with two additional, one-year options that could extend the contract through April 2023. Simi Valley-based unmanned aircraft systems maker AeroVironment says it has been awarded a $146M contract from the United States Army, for its "Switchblade" "aerial missile system". The company said the first year is worth $76M.

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Apple plans major US expansion including a new $1 billion campus in Austin

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by 2023. Apple has announced a major expansion that will see it open a new campus in North Austin and open new offices in Seattle, San Diego and Los Angeles as it bids to increase its workforce in the U.S. The firm said it intends also to significantly expand its presence in Pittsburgh, New York and Boulder, Colorado over the next three years.

Uber Kicks Off Major Conference At Skirball

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Uber is also showing off its flying tax prototype at the summit -- which it hopes to launch as a real service, UberAIR, in Los Angeles and Dallas, in 2023. On-demand ride service Uber is kicking off its annual conference, UBER Elevate this morning at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, where it will feature presentations from the company, regulators, vehicle manufacturers, investors, and many others.

Relativity Space gains new customer in Iridium and new launch site at Vandenberg

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Relativity Space has a new customer for its 3D-printed rockets: Established satellite maker and operator Iridium, which has picked the company for launches in 2023. Replacement launches will occur as needed starting no earlier than 2023, giving both companies plenty of wiggle room. To accomplish those, and other launches like them, the company is also setting up a new launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

AeroVironment Wins $13M USAF Award

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AeroVironment said the contract is expected to run until September 28, 2023. Monrovia, California-based Aerovironment , which develops unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the military market, reports that it has received a $13M contract from the United States Air Force. According to AeroVironment, the new contract award covers support of Latin America and Caribbean nations with its RQ-11B Raven drone. AeroVironment says its Raven UAS wlil be deployed by the U.S.

8minute Solar Energy Wins City of Los Angeles

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8minute Solar Energy said the first phase of the project will start operations in 2022, with full operational capabilities in 2023. Los Angeles-based utility-scale solar power project developer 8minute Solar Energy says it is in a partnership with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), to build a new, 4000MW solar energy plant near California City.

Los Angeles Approves Deal For Massive Solar, Battery Plant In Mojave

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The developer of the project, 8minute Energy, says the new Eland project will start operations in 2022, and be fully operational in 2023; the project is on 2,000 acres of desert, which 8minute says was "previously disturbed". The City of Los Angeles has approved a massive, solar-and-battery in the Mojave Desert, which is expected to meet 6 to 7 percent of the city's electricity needs--including being able to supply power for four hours each night from a massive bank of batteries.

UberAIR to take flight with help from UT Austin and U.S. Army Research Labs

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The ultimate goal is to have uberAIR services commercially available in those cities by 2023. After three months of discussions, Uber Elevate has selected The University of Texas at Austin as its partner alongside the U.S.

Hyperloop TT: Study Shows Great Lakes Hyperloop Will Be Profitable

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies says that it, along with NOACA, the Ohio Department of Transportation, are now moving onto the next phase of the project, an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) of the system, which could be complete by 2023.

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Amgen And AbbVie In Legal Settlement

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As a result of the settlement, Amgen said it expects to launch its product in Europe in October of 2018, and its product for the United States in 2023. Thousand Oaks-based Amgen and AbbVie have settled a series of lawsuits against each other, saying this morning that they have agreed to resolve all pending litigation regarding AMGEVITA/AMJEVITA, a biosimilar which is based on AbbVie's Humira (adalimumab).

Sabrewing Aircraft Lands $2M For Massive Cargo Drones

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Sabrewing says it hopes to have FAA certification for its first aircraft in 2023. Camarillo-based aircraft startup Sabrewing Aircraft Company , which says it is developing large, un-manned vertical take off and landing (VTOL) cargo carrying drones, said on Tuesday that it has received over $2M in a funding round. The funding came from the Drone Fund, Idaten Ventures, and others. According to the company, the lead investor on the funding was The Drone Fund, which invested $1.8M

Domio raises $100M in equity and debt to take on Airbnb and hotels with its curated apartments

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Although Airbnb has grown to be nearly as ubiquitous as hotels (and perhaps even more prominent, depending on who you are talking to), the wider travel and accommodation market is still ripe for the taking, estimated to reach $171 billion by 2023 and the highest growth sector in the travel industry.

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SpaceX Plants Long Term Roots In LA

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As part of that transaction, Chambers Street said that the property is fully leased on a a net lease basis through January 2023. It looks like Hawthorne-based SpaceX is confident it will keep its headquarters in Hawthorne for quite a long time--despite setting up a commercial launch facility in Texas this week--based on details on the recent sale of the company''s leased headquarters at 1 Rocket Road in Hawthorne--to a commercial real estate investment trust.

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Clinton Global Initiative | Announcing Commitments of World Leaders

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By 2017, this initiative aims to create 30,000 new Service Year opportunities, with the goal of creating one million service opportunities annually by 2023. · Entrepreneurship and Workforce Resilience Program. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the annual Clinton Global Initiative founded by former president, Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

Game of Drones: Behind the Effort to Forge a New E-Commerce Frontier

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With UAS investments exceeding $89 billion by 2023, their numbers and use will keep rising. After conducting indoor tests for several months, Walmart recently asked U.S. regulators if it could test drones (a.k.a. unmanned aircraft systems” or UAS) for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories. The news came as no surprise to anyone.