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July 03, 2015
Global Positioning System: A Generation of Service to the World
Peterson AFB CO (SPX) Jul 03, 2015
Twenty years ago, the United States Air Force announced the Global Positioning System had achieved Full Operational Capability. As of July 17, 1995, a total of 24 satellites were on orbit, providing global 24-hour coverage. In the two-decades since, GPS has been woven into nearly every aspect of human activity, from military operations to sports. At the time "FOC" was announced, GPS had already proved its worth during Operation Desert Storm, allowing ground forces to navigate the featureless deser ... read more
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Engineers help NASA fine-tune new Space Launch System
Researchers at the University of Georgia College of Engineering are helping NASA determine if a key rocket component can withstand the rigors of the next generation of space flight. The parts ... more

More Fidelity for SpaceX In-Flight Abort Reduces Risk
Following the successful pad abort test in May, SpaceX began developing a plan that would move its in-flight abort test to provide higher fidelity data and reduce risk to future crews launched to th ... more

Siberia Home to New Russian Space Monitoring Complex
The Russian Space Monitoring System will comprise a network of more than a dozen specialized complexes by 2018; the first will appear in Siberia's Altai and Primorye regions. The Russian Space ... more
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Twin Space Institutes to perform a biomedical research study
The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) has announced that a pathfinder study is underway in Cologne, Germany to investigate the effects of simulated spaceflight conditions on brain ... more


Rocket Lab Announces World's First Commercial Launch Site
Today Rocket Lab announced it will be the first commercial company to build and operate an orbital launch site. The company plans to build the launch site on Kaitorete Spit in the Canterbury region ... more
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US Army orders 19 more Gray Eagle Drones despite problems
The General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle is commonly described as a medium-altitude, long-endurance drone developed by GAAS for the US Army as an upgrade of its MQ-1 drone. "Work will be performed ... more

Fourth MUOS arrives in Florida for August launch
The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin delivered Sunday the fourth Mobile User Objective System satellite to the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for launch in August. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran nuclear talks set to drag into weekend -- and beyond

Beijing's South China Sea runway 'nearly complete': US think-tank

Russia to loan Armenia $200 million for arms: Yerevan

McCain Blows His Top Over US Inability to Abandon Russian Rocket Engines

Europe teams up for next-gen mission control software

NASA Gears Up to Test Orion's Powerhouse

NovaWurks and Spaceflight Services set for payload test bed mission in 2017


Secret Russian Hypersonic Nuke Glider Can Pierce Any Missile Defense
Extremely maneuverable, ultra-fast and elusive, the hypersonic Yu-71 can break through any missile defense system, military experts said. Russia has reportedly carried out four tests already. Russia ... more

Nanowires could be the LEDs of the future
The latest research from the Niels Bohr Institute shows that LEDs made from nanowires will use less energy and provide better light. The researchers studied nanowires using X-ray microscopy and with ... more

Longest SLS Engine Test Yet Heats Up Summer Sky
South Mississippi was hotter than usual on June 25 when the fire and heat produced by the longest test firing yet of a Space Launch System (SLS) RS-25 rocket engine at NASA's John C. Stennis Space C ... more
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'Forever Remembered' Shares Enduring Lessons of Challenger, Columbia
The Space Shuttle Program story is full of spectacular successes. From its maiden voyage in 1981 to its final touchdown in 2011, the capable, reusable delta-winged vehicle captivated a generation. T ... more

McCain Blows His Top Over US Inability to Abandon Russian Rocket Engines
US Senator John McCain is blowing a gasket over America's inability to find a suitable substitution for Russia's RD-180 engines, accusing his Republican fellows of playing into Moscow's hands, US jo ... more
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NASA Gears Up to Test Orion's Powerhouse
NASA is getting ready for a series of tests that will check out Orion's service module, a critical part of the spacecraft that will launch atop the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on futur ... more

NovaWurks and Spaceflight Services set for payload test bed mission in 2017
NovaWurks and Spaceflight Services have announced a signed launch contract for a NovaWurks Payload Test Bed (PTB) mission planned for the third quarter of 2017. PTB-2, the second of the company's Pa ... more

Compact cannon for British armored vehicles
Britain's Ministry of Defense has contracted CTA International to supply a compact 40mm cannon system for the army's armored fighting vehicles. ... more

Australia orders airborne refueling tankers
Airbus Defense and Space is to provide Australia with two additional TA330 MRTT tanker variant aircraft under a deal worth more than $313.7 million. ... more

US military on defensive over F-35 fighter jet
The US Air Force said Wednesday its eye-wateringly expensive F-35 stealth jet is superior to the cheaper F-16 despite reports from a test pilot that suggested otherwise. ... more
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Cosmonaut Padalka Sets World Record in Combined Flight Duration
Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka currently working on the International Space Station (ISS) has set a world record in combined flight duration, a space industry source told RIA Novosti early on Mon ... more

US Space Command warns on overly fast Russian rocket engine phase out
Guaranteeing US access to space requires the continued purchase and use of Russia's RD-180 rocket engine, Commander of US Air Force Space Command General John Hyten said on Friday. "I support ... more
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Carnegie Mellon chemists characterize 3-D macroporous hydrogels


China's Beidou navigation system more resistant to jamming


String of cargo disasters puts pressure on space industry


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E-2D aerial refueling capability passes CDR


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France woos Chinese investors as PM wraps up fruitful trip

China and France say tie-up in emerging economies 'win-win'

China manufacturing sees slight pick-up in June

World Bank warns China over state financial control

Australia lowers iron ore price forecast as China outlook softens

China PM kicks off France visit with climate pledge, Airbus deal

Airbus inks $18 bn deal to sell China 75 A330s

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Engineers develop micro-tentacles so tiny robots can handle delicate objects

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