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November 30, 2015
Flight teams prepare for LISA Pathfinder liftoff
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Nov 30, 2015
Following months of intensive training, mission controllers for the LISA Pathfinder gravitational wave detection testbed will complete a final rehearsal tomorrow, ensuring that all is ready for the journey to space. Next week, a Vega rocket will lift LISA Pathfinder into space on a mission that will test-drive the hardware for detecting gravitational waves - ripples in spacetime, the very fabric of the Universe. Vega is expected to lift off at 04:15 GMT on 2 December from Europe's Spaceport ... read more
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Intelsat General to provide connectivity in support of Mid East operations
Intelsat General Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat (NYSE: "I"), the world's leading provider of satellite services, has been awarded a contract to provide satellite services to U.S. Air F ... more

UAE Launches NanoSatellite Outreach Program
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has launched the NanoSatellite Outreach Program (NSOP), which provides the opportunity for all universities across the UAE to nominate a group of their s ... more

The Ins and Outs of NASA's First Launch of SLS and Orion
NASA is hard at work building the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the ground systems needed to send astronauts into deep space. The agency is developing the core capabilities ... more
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China launches Yaogan-29 remote sensing satellite
China's Yaogan-29 remote sensing satellite was launched on Thursday at 5:24 a.m. from Taiyuan launch site in Shanxi Province, north China. The satellite will be used for experiments, land surv ... more


China's indigenous SatNav performing well after tests
The three satellites launched this year for China's indigenous satellite navigation system are sending twice as many signals as their predecessors, said the system's designer, after completing tests ... more

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Russia, Kazakhstan deciding on rocket carriers for Baiterek Space Complex
Russia and Kazakhstan will decide which type of rocket carrier to use for the Baiterek Space Complex under construction within the next two months, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said ... more

Russia, Kazakhstan sign 5 deals on Baikonur Space Center in 2015
Moscow and Astana reached five intergovernmental agreements on Baikonur Space Center operations in Kazakhstan, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday. Baikonur is an internat ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Elbit to supply Hermes 900 HFE UAS to Switzerland

China's hypersonic weapon capable of overcoming air defense systems

Coalition hits boats carrying arms to Yemen rebels: military

Pakistan airstrikes kill 17 militants: army

Turkey denies suspending Syria air strikes after Russia crisis

Updated communications systems for China's Su-35 fighters

Philippines goes supersonic again with S. Korean fighter jets


Atlas V booster lands at Vandenberg
One of the world's largest cargo aircraft recently delivered an Atlas V booster to Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Antonov AN-124 made its way from a production facility in Decatur, Alabama, to ... more

New detector perfect for asteroid mining, planetary research
The grizzled asteroid miner is a stock character in science fiction. Now, a couple of recent events - one legal and the other technological - have brought asteroid mining a step closer to reality. ... more

The route to high temperature superconductivity goes through the flat land
Superconductors are marvellous materials that are able to transport electric current and energy without dissipation. For this reason, they are extremely useful for constructing magnets that can gene ... more
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China dreams of electric sheep at robot conference
In a martial artist's white silk pyjamas, a man practised tai-chi in harmony with a motorised arm at a Beijing exhibition showcasing a vision of robots with Chinese characteristics. ... more

Vega receives the LISA Pathfinder payload for its December 2 flight
Another Vega launcher has completed its assembly process, marking a major milestone as preparations continue for Arianespace's 11th mission of the year from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. ... more
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Aerojet Rocketdyne tapped for spacecraft's crew module propulsion
A propulsion system for a crew service module for a spacecraft is to be designed, developed, qualified and produced by Aerojet Rocketdyne. ... more

Raytheon moves forward with Multi-Object Kill Vehicle program
Raytheon completed the first Program Planning Review with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency for its Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept, advancing the program. ... more

Developing new standards of drone operations
A test pilot operates a virtual large unmanned aircraft system, or UAS, with simulated air traffic at a NASA research ground control station. The pilot uses the main traffic display for situational ... more

Aerojet Rocketdyne to restart development of new rocket engine
Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), has signed a contract with Boeing valued at nearly $200 million that supports a new era of spaceflight - one that w ... more

NASA selects Northeastern for humanoid robot research
On Tuesday, NASA announced that Northeastern and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will perform advanced research and development work on humanoid robot prototypes, a project that could help ... more

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Elbit to supply Hermes 900 HFE UAS to Switzerland
Elbit Systems Ltd. has been awarded an approximately $200 million contract from the Swiss Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sport ("DDPS"), for the supply of Hermes 900 HFE (Heavy ... more

Updated communications systems for China's Su-35 fighters
Russian state contractor United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation, part of the state-owned Rostec Corporation, will deliver communication systems to China for its Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighters. ... more
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Australian-first safety guide and study show what's in store for our energy future

New access to the interior of electronic components

HKUST scientists explain the theory behind Ising superconductivity

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New step towards producing cheap and efficient renewable fuels


Philippines goes supersonic again with S. Korean fighter jets


US approves drone sale to Japan


Elbit to supply Hermes 900 HFE UAVs to Switzerland


Philippine Air Force receiving South Korean FA-50 jets


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BAE Systems, SAIC making amphibious armored vehicle prototypes


US Engine Dilemma: No Space Without Moscow


China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory

US has 'concerns' over Russian missile system: US official

Poland's new govt rethinks Patriot missiles, Airbus choppers

Climate change and conflict, a perfect storm

Brazil mining giant rejects UN anger over 'toxic' flood

HKUST scientists explain the theory behind Ising superconductivity

Identifying new sources of turbulence in spherical tokamaks

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China proposes firm to fund projects in Europe

Singapore-based leasing firm BOC Aviation orders 22 B737s

India test fires ship-based nuclear-capable missile

India test fires Advanced Air Defense missile

Thales sub-contracted for NATO BMD test activities

Preventing famine with mobile phones

Children study under open skies as quake rocks education in Pakistan

MSF hospital strike was 'human error': US general

NASA awards new contract for rocket engine development

NASA Orders SpaceX Crew Mission to International Space Station

NASA Studying Volcanic Ash Engine Test Results

Next Giant Leap, No Small Steps

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