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May 31, 2016
India Presses Ahead With Space Ambitions
New Delhi, India (VOA) May 31, 2016
Indian scientists pronounced the testing of an indigenously developed reusable space rocket this week, "Mission accomplished successfully." Those words have been heard increasingly in recent years from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) as it quietly presses ahead with its space ambitions. Developing a reusable rocket could still be a decade away, but the test of a miniature winged, 6.5-meter long, 1.75 tonne space vehicle signified that India has entered the race to make space explorat ... read more

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China launches new satellite for civilian hi-res mapping
China launched a new civilian high-resolution mapping satellite on Monday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province. The 2.7-tonne Ziyuan III 02 satellite took off on the bac ... more

Russia invests in future by building Vostochny Cosmodrome
The spaceport in Kazakhstan is a unique space complex built by the Soviet Union, but its infrastructure is falling into disrepair now due to natural causes and aging equipment. Invest in the Vostoch ... more

Russian Glonass-M satellite reaches target orbit
The Glonass-M navigation satellite, launched from Russia's Plesetsk space center atop a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket, was brought to its target orbit by the Fregat upper stage, the Russian Defense Mini ... more
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International Partners Provide Science Satellites for first SLS mission
NASA's new Space Launch System (SLS) will launch America into a new era of exploration to destinations beyond Earth's orbit. On its first flight, NASA will demonstrate the rocket's heavy-lift capabi ... more


SpaceX makes fourth successful rocket landing
SpaceX launched an Asian communications satellite into a distant orbit Friday and for the fourth time managed to recover the rocket that did the work. ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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New concept turns battery technology upside-down
A new approach to the design of a liquid battery, using a passive, gravity-fed arrangement similar to an old-fashioned hourglass, could offer great advantages due to the system's low cost and the si ... more

Russia to test humanoid robot at space station in 2020
According to a deputy chief of the space agency Roscosmos, Russian scientists plan to test their first humanoid robot capable of performing outer space missions at the International Space Station (I ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
DARPA sets sights on Robotic Space Plane for next generation warfare

Russia to complete construction of Space Intelligence Center in 2017

US Govt delays launch of classified NROL-37 spy satellite

Multifunction Phase Array Radar (MPAR)

EU, Berlin oppose Chinese bid for German robotics maker: report

Two Philippine soldiers killed in clashes with militants: army

S. Korea ministry says signs North preparing missile launch


Russia to Create New Powerful Plasma Rocket Engine
A Russian rocket engine company, with the assistance of a major research and development institute, will work on a project to create a powerful electrodeless plasma rocket engine, Russia's Roscosmos ... more

Bolivia takes over operations of Chinese-built satellite
In a successful transfer of technology, Bolivian personnel have taken over the operations of the country's Chinese-built Tupac Katari satellite, an official said Wednesday. "Starting in April ... more

RE2 Robotics contracted to support USAF airfield damage repair program
RE2 Robotics is to provide manipulation and ground robotics expertise for the U.S. Air Force's Rapid Airfield Damage Repair program. ... more
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L-3 Communications to open new facility in Canada
L-3 Communications Holdings has announced plans to open a design, engineering and support facility in Canada. ... more

DARPA sets sights on Robotic Space Plane for next generation warfare
The experimental low-cost XS-1 will be able to fly at escape-velocity speeds and catapult 3,000-pound payloads into orbit - and it'll be able to do it again and again. This week the Pentagon's Defen ... more
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EU, Berlin oppose Chinese bid for German robotics maker: report
Top officials in Brussels and Berlin oppose a Chinese takeover bid of German industrial robotics supplier Kuka, a newspaper reported Monday. ... more

Lockheed gets Air Force S2E2 Increment 3 contract
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. has been awarded a $49.7 million contract modification for the Space-Based Infrared System Survivable Endurable Evolution, or S2E2, Increment 3. ... more

Bell-Boeing gets Osprey aerial refueling contract
Bell-Boeing Joint Project office has been awarded a $58.7 million U.S. Navy contract for a cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement in connection to the development and integration of the Marine Corps V-22 Osprey aerial refueling system. ... more

Upgrade to SM-3 missile engines validated
Testing of engine upgrades to the Standard Missile-3 interceptor has confirmed enhanced rocket performance and reliability, Raytheon reports. ... more

Airbus concedes some A400M problems are 'home-made'
Airbus chief Tom Enders conceded in a newspaper interview Sunday that some of the "massive problems" dogging the European airplane manufacturer's new military transporter, the A400M, were of the group's own making. ... more


DRS Technologies, Roboteam partner for Army program
DRS Technologies Inc and Roboteam Ltd have partnered to develop a joint solution for the U.S. Army's Common Robotic System – Individual program. ... more

Qatari acquisition of Javelin missiles approved
Qatar's intention to procure Javelin missiles through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program has been given the official green light. ... more
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Fast, stretchy circuits could yield new wave of wearable electronics

Automating DNA origami opens door to many new uses

'Dirty Blizzard' sent 2010 Gulf oil spill pollution to seafloor

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US blocks cluster-bomb sales to Saudis


NASA Chief: Congress Should Revise US-China Space Cooperation Law


Kuwait seeks continued support for F/A-18 fighters


Australian P-8A Poseidon makes maiden flight


General Dynamics contracted for Shadow Compass prototype


Loitering, lethal airborne system for U.S. Army on way


Lockheed receives Aegis development contract


Rethinking hospital alarms


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Nepal unveils $9 billion budget focused on quake reconstruction

Slovenia's 'pointless' fence for migrants who never came

UN reaches out to China to build peacekeeping force

Rescue drama all in a day's work for Italy's navy heroes

Investment in energy storage vital if renewables to achieve full potential

Carnegie Mellon transparency reports make AI decision-making accountable

Smart home gadgets need to live together

Clashes as France gripped by fresh wave of strikes

More debris found with possible MH370 link: Australia

Beijing picks London for first yuan-bond outside China

Fun LoL to Teach Machines How to Learn More Efficiently

Russia Helps Guatemalan Man Become His Country's First Cosmonaut

ISS Astronauts Enjoy Dish Cooked Up by Students from Hampton, Virginia

Harris continues support services for missile defense systems

NASA to Aid Disaster Preparedness in Rio de Janeiro

China mulls teaming up with foreign agencies to explore Moon

Mice Studies in Space Offer Clues on Bone Loss

Estonian military tests unmanned ground vehicle

US concerned about precision bomb shortage: official

FLIR Systems launches ground surveillance products

Ukroboronprom speeding up BTR-4 rollout

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