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August 21, 2014
AEROSPACE
Flight Test Preparations Draw on Launch Services Program's Expertise
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 21, 2014
The upcoming flight test of NASA's Orion spacecraft will be a mission of firsts. This new crew vehicle, making its debut on Exploration Flight Test-1, will become the first of its kind in four decades to venture beyond low-Earth orbit. The mission also marks the first time a spacecraft designed to carry humans will be lofted to orbit by a modern-day expendable launch vehicle. Orion, built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems, will fly aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket. NASA's ... read more
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SPACEMART

SES Inks Satellite Exploitation Rights For Two Brazilian Orbital Positions
SES subsidiary SES DTH do Brasil has signed with Anatel (the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency) the Satellite Exploitation rights terms for two Brazilian orbital positions (48 degrees Wes ... more
MILTECH

Ground X-Vehicle Program Aims to Break The "More Armor" Paradigm
For the past 100 years of mechanized warfare, protection for ground-based armored fighting vehicles and their occupants has boiled down almost exclusively to a simple equation: More armor equals mor ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

General Hyten takes control of AFSPC
General John E. Hyten became the 16th commander of Air Force Space Command, in a change-of-command ceremony, replacing General William L. Shelton. General Mark A. Welsh III, Air Force Chief of Staff ... more
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ROBO SPACE

Russia's First Exoskeleton to Help Physically Impaired
A team of Russian exoskeleton designers said Monday they were looking for disabled patients who would agree to volunteer for human tests in the country's unique ExoAtlet Project, according to Izvest ... more


ROBO SPACE

Exoskeleton technology set for Navy testing and evaluation
Exoskeltons from Lockheed Martin that boost a person's strength and endurance are to be tested and evaluated for industrial use by the U.S. Navy. ... more
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AEROSPACE

Northrop Grumman Developing XS-1 Spaceplane For DARPA
Northrop Grumman with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic is developing a preliminary design and flight demonstration plan for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Experimental ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Belka and Strelka, the canine cosmonauts
Space capsules with animals on board preceded manned space flights, with the first experiments on mammals in spacecraft taking place as early as 1948, leading, in time, to the flight of the two most ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
USAF selects GenDyn to study ICBM guidance system

New F-16 configuration features AESA radar

China likens Xi to Deng Xiaoping for anniversary

Harris' tactical manpack radio gets NSA certification

British Falklands warship towed away for scrap

Military sensor needs focus of Swedish symposium

Taiwan's ex-China affairs official accused of leaking secrets

GPS NEWS

Arianespace Soyuz ready to launch European GPS satellites
"Doresa" and "Milena" - the first two Galileo FOC (Full Operational Capability) satellites - are ready for their ride to orbit this week, as preparations for Arianespace's Soyuz Flight VS09 move int ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Next gen satellite to be tested during Arctic Shield 2014
From studying the effects of solar activity to improve radio transmissions to enhancing the capabilities of Automated Identification Systems, the importance of having a reliable communications infra ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

3 SOPS bids farewell to oldest DSCS satellite
As a cadre of 3rd Space Operations Squadron members looked on, 3 SOPS Commander, Lt. Col. Chris Todd, shut down the final remaining components of a Defense Satellite Communications System satellite ... more
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TECH SPACE

Robotic-assisted imaging will help in daily hospital practice
While in Germany, Partho P. Sengupta, MD, of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai used a computer to perform a robot-assisted trans-Atlantic ultrasound examination on a person in Boston. In ... more
ROBO SPACE

On the frontiers of cyborg science
No longer just fantastical fodder for sci-fi buffs, cyborg technology is bringing us tangible progress toward real-life electronic skin, prosthetics and ultraflexible circuits. Now taking this human ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Increase in reported flooding a result of higher exposure

Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs dominated the Late Cretaceous skies

Older coral species more hardy

Science team criticizes adoption of 'novel ecosystems' by policymakers

Waterloo makes public most complete Antarctic map for climate research

Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures

Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury

DRAGON SPACE

China's first private rocket firm aims for market
Hu Zhenyu, 21, founder of Link Space, China's first private rocket firm, does not want people to call him a "rocket scientist" but a rocket entrepreneur. Rocket launches have traditionally bee ... more
GPS NEWS

Twin Galileos meet, ready for Thursday's launch
Final functional testing of Europe's twin Galileo navigation satellites has been completed at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, on track for launch this Thursday. The fuelling of the two satellit ... more
CHIP TECH

Can our computers continue to get smaller and more powerful?
From their origins in the 1940s as sequestered, room-sized machines designed for military and scientific use, computers have made a rapid march into the mainstream, radically transforming industry, ... more
TECH SPACE

The Future of CubeSats
To investigate climate change, scientists and engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center are developing the IceCube satellite, which will be no larger than a loaf of bread. In 2016, this satell ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Fifth Successful Launch in Six Weeks
Aerojet Rocketdyne supported the launch of the WorldView-3 commercial remote sensing satellite into orbit - the fifth launch in six weeks. The mission was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in ... more

TECH SPACE

New F-16 configuration features AESA radar
The newest configuration of Lockheed Martin's F-16 Fighting Falcon has new capabilities with integration of Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar. ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Harris' tactical manpack radio gets NSA certification
The U.S. National Security Agency has given its Type-1 certification for Harris Corporation's Falcon III RF-340M multi-channel manpack radio. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
First Indirect Evidence of So-Far Undetected Strange Baryons

Disney tops and yo-yos with stable spins despite asymmetric shapes

Researchers prove stability of wonder material silicene

Electrical engineers take major step toward photonic circuits

How fast you drive might reveal where you are going

Asian inventions dominate energy storage systems

'Cavity protection effect' helps to conserve quantum information

MILTECH

Military sensor needs focus of Swedish symposium

AEROSPACE

Bodies of two pilots found after fighter jets crash in Italy

MILTECH

Exelis wins Army Corps of Engineers support services contract

TECH SPACE

Aerojet Rocketdyne To Develop Large Scale Additive Manufacturing

TECH SPACE

Octopus inspires new camouflage material

MISSILE NEWS

SM-6 missile undergoes follow-on testing

UAV NEWS

Drones fly alongside manned planes in Navy test mission

AEROSPACE

Airborne Systems supplying decoys to New Zealand

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Saudis seek to upgrade AWAC planes

TECH SPACE

Lockheed taps GenDyn unit for Space Fence ground equipment structures

Optus 10 delivered to French Guiana for Ariane 5 Sept launch

Canada's MDA receives radar antennas for satellite use

Russia to Develop New Satellite Communication System

First operational Galileo GPS satellites integrated for Soyuz launch

ADS selected for UK Ministry of Justice electronic tagging program

Digital cockpits for UH-60L Black Hawks

'Reasonable chance' of finding MH370 in new search: Australia PM

Researchers prove stability of wonder material silicene

Electrical engineers take major step toward photonic circuits

How fast you drive might reveal where you are going

Asian inventions dominate energy storage systems

'Cavity protection effect' helps to conserve quantum information

Fukushima's legacy

Obama strategist jumps aboard controversial Uber app

Australia tycoon blasts Chinese government 'mongrels'

Standard Chartered fined $300 mn over laundering controls

Japan's NSK says hit with $28.5mn fine by China regulators

China to spend $1-bn. on massive Caribbean resort

Snoozing China air traffic controllers force jet to delay landing

Mercedes-Benz accused of 'price-fixing': China media

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