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April 25, 2015
Xinhua Insight: How China joins space club?
Beijing (XNA) Apr 24, 2015
Yu Jun aimed his telescope at a bright star in the night sky. A moment later, a dim light passed across it, along the very path foreign astronomy websites had forecast. "Dongfanghong-1," Yu Jun noted in his observer diary. "I can hardly believe that several decades after its launch, China's first satellite can still be seen. It's amazing," he exclaims. The launch of Dongfanghong-1 on April 24, 1970 marked China's entry into a new epoch of space exploration. But less-well understood is how Ch ... read more
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Ariane 5 reaches the launch zone for next heavy-lift mission
Arianespace has delivered another Ariane 5 to the launch zone at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, positioning this workhorse heavy-lift vehicle for tomorrow's flight with a pair of telecommunica ... more

Arianespace Flight VA222: THOR 7 and SICRAL 2 - launch delayed
Ariane 5 has been authorized for its April 24 liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana, with the go-ahead for this upcoming mission - which will orbit the THOR 7 and SICRAL 2 telecommunications s ... more

Sentinel-2A arrives for Ariane Vega mission
The latest in Europe's series of Sentinel Earth observation satellites landed at French Guiana earlier this week in preparation for its orbiting on an Arianespace Vega vehicle during June, while bui ... more
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NASA 3-D Prints First Full-Scale Copper Rocket Engine Part
When you think of copper, the penny in your pocket may come to mind; but NASA engineers are trying to save taxpayers millions of pennies by 3-D printing the first full-scale, copper rocket engine pa ... more


Cameras at SLS Booster Test to provide critical data for first flight
Dozens of cameras were rolling when the powerful, five-segment booster for NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System, fired up March 11 for a major ground test. Behind the scenes that day, a differ ... more
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Space law is no longer beyond this world
Space may be the "final frontier" but the legal ramifications of what happens in space are now very much a reality - and they've also become the subject of teaching and research at the University of ... more

NASA Testing an Ultra-Lightweight Cartoonish Drone
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is testing a new drone that is designed to be an experimental airplane which could change aviation in the future. The Multi-Utility Tec ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran, world powers seek to finalise nuclear deal

New safety system for unmanned aerial systems in U.S.

Malaysia urges Beijing's cooperation in South China Sea

X-47B unmanned aerial system demos in-flight refueling

Japan ministers go to Yasukuni hours after China talks

New deadly strikes in Yemen despite rebel demands

Northrop helps stabilize Raytheon optical targeting systems


SpaceX: We Know Why Our Rocket Crashed
Though SpaceX's last attempt to launch and safely re-land a rocket used to resupply the International Space Station were not entirely successful, the company says it can identify the cause of the la ... more

Test missile crashes on launch in northern Russia
A surface-to-air missile crashed shortly after being launched in northern Russia on Wednesday, Russian news agencies said, in a failed test that will be seen as an embarrassment for the country's military forces. An official speaking on condition of anonymity initially told AFP the incident had involved an experimental military rocket, but state-owned weapons manufacturer Almaz-Antey was later quoted as saying it was an Antey-2500 missile that fell back to the ground. ... more

Navy's Triton drone flies with new radar system
A U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial system has flown for the first time with a new search radar system that provides enhanced surveillance capabilities. ... more
Army Network Modernization 2015 - Washington DC June 23-25

Cobalt film a clean-fuel find
A cobalt-based thin film serves double duty as a new catalyst that produces both hydrogen and oxygen from water to feed fuel cells, according to scientists at Rice University. The inexpensive, ... more

Engineer improves rechargeable batteries with MoS2 nano 'sandwich'
The key to better cellphones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny "sandwiches" made of nanosheets, according to mechanical engineering research from Kansas State University. Gurpr ... more
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Beyond the lithium ion -- a significant step toward a better performing battery
The race is on around the world as scientists strive to develop a new generation of batteries that can perform beyond the limits of the current lithium-ion based battery. Researchers at the Universi ... more

Better battery imaging paves way for renewable energy future
In a move that could improve the energy storage of everything from portable electronics to electric microgrids, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers have de ... more

New safety system for unmanned aerial systems in U.S.
An air surveillance and sense-and-avoid system for unmanned aerial systems operating in the United States has been launched been launched by Exelis. ... more

X-47B unmanned aerial system demos in-flight refueling
An unmanned aircraft system has for the first time been refueled in flight by Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy. ... more

Northrop helps stabilize Raytheon optical targeting systems
Northrop Grumman reports it is providing its LN-200 Inertial Measurement Unit to Raytheon through 2018 for use on optical targeting systems. ... more
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SpaceX says rocket recovery failure due to throttle valve problem
Private space firm SpaceX said Saturday an engine throttle valve problem was to blame for the failure of its second attempt to land the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage on a drone ship in the Atlantic ... more

NASA, Orbital ATK tackle tough booster issues before ground test
The successful March 11 test of a solid rocket motor for NASA's new deep space exploration rocket, the Space Launch System, lasted only two minutes, but its success was the culmination of months of ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
'Holey' graphene for energy storage

World-first and new standard achieved in floating lidar as AXYS selects ZephIR 300

Campbell Church Expects Electricity Bill Offset with High Efficiency SunPower Carport

Spear Point Energy Solar Project Helps County Achieve Renewable Energy Goal

Printing silicon on paper, with lasers

Polysolar wins Cognicity Challenge

Quantum 'paparazzi' film photons in the act of pairing up


First launch of piloted spacecraft from Vostochny center postponed


Dassault providing aircraft to Japan Coast Guard


Thales Australia opens new Bushmaster support center


Russia Cuts Budget for New Space Program by $15Bln Due to Crisis


Russia Abandons Plans to Build Super-Heavy Carrier Rocket From Scratch


Russia to Increase Orbital Grouping to 181 Satellites


For the First Time Ever: US Navy Drone Refueled Mid-Flight


Russia Ready to SellS-300 Missiles to Iran if Sanctions Fall


Russia conducts field-testing of maneuverable S-400 Missile


Navy conducts production acceptance test of Tomahawk missile

Poland speeding up Patriot system buy

Poland picks US for missiles purchase talks: Polish president

USAF realigns B-1 bomber fleets

First Super-Heavy Angara launch to take place in 2021

Brazil Abandons Joint Satellite Launch System Project With Ukraine

Japan PM office drone may have been there days: reports

Norway speeds up plans for ship to help Mediterranean migrants

Aquion Energy AHI Battery First in the World to be Cradle to Cradle Certified

Climate change a 'fundamental threat' to development: World Bank chief

China opens bank card clearing sector to foreign firms

China manufacturing gauge at 12-month low: HSBC

China state-owned company unit defaults on bond

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank's popularity setback for US

Hundreds of Barrels of Radioactive Waste Sit 30 Miles off San Francisco

Don't skimp on PC upgrade, Japan watchdog tells Fukushima operator

Radioactive drone found on Japan PM office roof

Japan robot receptionist welcomes shoppers

Telit GNSS module enables high-performance position reporting

$2B Patriot order for Raytheon

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrives at space station

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