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March 25, 2017
ROBO SPACE
Quadruped robot exhibits spontaneous changes in step with speed



Sendai, Japan (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
The research group of Professor Akio Ishiguro and Assistant Professor Dai Owaki of Tohoku University have, for the first time, successfully demonstrated that by changing only its parameter related to speed, a quadruped robot can spontaneously change its steps between energy-efficient patterns (gait transition phenomena). Until now, the manner in which changing speeds cause quadrupeds to change their gaits - walking, trotting and galloping - is poorly understood. Through this study, the researchers ... read more

SPACE TRAVEL
PSI toolbox for research and exploration project funded for $5.5 million
Tucson AZ (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
The Planetary Science Institute has been awarded $5.5 million by NASA to be a research node of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) to advance basic and applied research ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Satellite launch shelved over strikes
Paris (AFP) March 23, 2017
After three days of delays caused by worker strikes in French Guiana, rocket firm Arianespace opted Thursday to postpone indefinitely the launch of satellites for South Korean and Brazilian clients. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Spacewalking French, US astronauts to upgrade orbiting lab
Miami (AFP) March 24, 2017
A French and an American astronaut are scheduled to float outside the International Space Station Friday for a spacewalk aimed at upgrading the orbiting outpost for the arrival of future space crews. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
SES is enabling disaster response and connecting affected communities
Luxembourg (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
SES offers a broad range of solutions to support humanitarian and disaster relief efforts across the globe. Some of them were showcased during the Humanitarian ICT (Information and Communications Te ... more
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NASA's hybrid computer enables Raven's autonomous rendezvous capability
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
A hybrid computing system developed at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is the enabling technology behind an ambitious experiment testing a relative navigation and autonomo ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Spaceport America sets new record for student launched sounding rocket
Spaceport America NM (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Spaceport America and the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering Rocket Propulsion Lab announced a record-breaking rocket launch took place at 9:23 am MST from Spaceport Ame ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
MAXUS - Europe's largest sounding rocket to be launched from Esrange
Esrange, Sweden (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
At the beginning of April, Europe's largest sounding rocket will blast off from Esrange Space Center. For the first time in seven years, SSC is launching a MAXUS rocket carrying a payload that will ... more
GPS NEWS
Satnavs 'switch off' parts of the brain
London, UK (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Using a satnav to get to your destination 'switches off' parts of the brain that would otherwise be used to simulate different routes, reveals new UCL research. The study, published in Nature ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Delayed European rocket launch to go ahead after strike
Paris (AFP) March 21, 2017
The planned launch Tuesday of a European Ariane 5 rocket to place two communications satellites into orbit has been delayed due to striking workers in French Guiana, the French launch company Arianespace said. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Trump, NASA and a rare consensus: mission to Mars
Washington (AFP) March 21, 2017
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a law that said manned missions to deep space, including to Mars, would be the US space agency's main goal in the decades to come. ... more


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MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
9th Wideband Global SATCOM satellite expands military communications capabilities of US and Allies
Cape Canaveral FL (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Boeing's ninth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite is now in orbit where it will provide the United States and six allied nations with increased communications capabilities to prevent, protect ag ... more
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COBALT Flight Demonstrations Fuse Technologies to Gain Precision Landing Results
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Many regions in the solar system beckon for exploration, but they are considered unreachable due to technology gaps in current landing systems. The CoOperative Blending of Autonomous Landing Technol ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Stem Cells Seem Speedier in Space
Houston TX (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Growing significant numbers of human stem cells in a short time could lead to new treatments for stroke and other health issues. Scientists are sending stem cells to the International Space Station ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
N.Korea rocket test shows 'meaningful progress': South
Seoul (AFP) March 20, 2017
North Korea's latest rocket engine test showed "meaningful progress" in its missile capabilities, Seoul said Monday, as the nuclear-armed state steps up its controversial weapons development programmes. ... more

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Rare-earths become water-repellent only as they age
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Surfaces that have been coated with rare earth oxides develop water-repelling properties only after contact with air. Even at room temperature, chemical reactions begin with hydrocarbons in the air. In the journal Scientific Reports, researchers from the University of Basel, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Paul Scherrer Institute report that it is these reactions that are responsible for ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
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Cape Canaveral FL (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Boeing's ninth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite is now in orbit where it will provide the United States and six allied nations with increased communications capabilities to prevent, protect against and respond to attacks. The WGS-9 satellite was funded through an agreement between the United States and Canada, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and New Zealand, and will also serve ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 21, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
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Cape Canaveral FL (UPI) Mar 19, 2017
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Russia to face strong competition from China in space launch market
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 26, 2016
In the decade to come Russia will face strong competition from China for the commercial launch of satellites for developing countries, according to Ivan Moiseev, director of the Institute of Space Policy."China is trying to expand its space launching services, developing new boosters for different segments of the market," Moiseev told RIA Novosti. "It has constructed a new spacecraft launc ... more
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Satnavs 'switch off' parts of the brain
London, UK (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Using a satnav to get to your destination 'switches off' parts of the brain that would otherwise be used to simulate different routes, reveals new UCL research. The study, published in Nature Communications and funded by Wellcome, involved 24 volunteers navigating a simulation of Soho in central London while undergoing brain scans. The researchers investigated activity in the hippocampus, ... more
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Los Angeles CA (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
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Beijing (AFP) Feb 21, 2017
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USAF seeks industry help for light attack aircraft experiment
Washington (UPI) Mar 21, 2017
The U.S. Air Force issued an invitation this week to industry to participate in a capability assessment of light attack aircraft. The live-fly experiment, part a broader Air Force effort to explore cost-effective attack platform options, will be held this summer at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The off-the-shelf aircraft from industry participants will be flown by service ... more
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The inner Van Allen belt has less radiation than previously believed, according to a recent study in the Journal of Geophysical Research. Observations from NASA's Van Allen probes show the fastest, most energetic electrons in the inner radiation belt are actually much rarer and harder to find than scientists expected. This is good news for spacecraft that are orbiting in the region and can ... more
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