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October 18, 2017
ROCKET SCIENCE
ESA role in Europe's first all-electric telecom satellite



Paris (ESA) Oct 18, 2017
Europe's first all-electric telecom satellite has reached its final working orbit above the Pacific Ocean. Eutelsat-172B, built for Eutelsat by Airbus, carries new technologies developed through ESA-led projects, including fully articulated thruster arms. The satellite relied entirely on electric thrusters to climb from its initial orbit into its planned slot over the equator some 35 800 km up, and is now using them to hold position. "Electric propulsion is at least an order of magnitude mor ... read more

ROCKET SCIENCE
Lockheed Martin Launches Second Cycle of 'Girls' Rocketry Challenge' in Japan
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Lockheed Martin has launched the second cycle of its 'Girls' Rocketry Challenge' program, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative designed to enable female high school s ... more
AEROSPACE
Hear This: 30 Percent Less Noise
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
The Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge flight test project, or ACTE, is proving that a new flap design can reduce aircraft noise by as much as 30 percent on takeoff and landing. The second phase ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
ESA takes the reins of the Disasters Charter
Paris (ESA) Oct 17, 2017
When disaster strikes, a group of international space agencies pools its resources and expertise to support relief efforts on the ground. For the next six months, ESA will be leading the Internation ... more
ENERGY TECH
Loops of liquid metal can improve future fusion power plants
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Researchers led by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have proposed an innovative design to improve the ability of future fusion power plants to generat ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE
First Four Space Launch System Flight Engines Ready To Rumble
Huntsville AL (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
The flight preparations for the four engines that will power NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) on its first integrated flight with Orion are complete and the engines are assembled and ready to be joi ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Russia launches cargo ship to space station
Moscow (AFP) Oct 14, 2017
Russia on Saturday launched an unmanned Progress space freighter carrying supplies to the International Space Station from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Harris supplying tactical radios to Navy, Marines
Washington (UPI) Oct 16, 2017
Harris Corporation has received a five-year U.S. Navy single-award contract to supply tactical radios to the Navy and Marine Corps. ... more
UAV NEWS
Death toll from US drone strike in Pakistan rises to 26: officials
Peshawar, Pakistan (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
The death toll from a US drone attack on a compound used by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network has risen to 26, officials said Tuesday, less than a week after a US-Canadian family held captive by the militants was rescued. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C is cast for testing
Paris (ESA) Oct 16, 2017
The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. The ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
RS-25 Engines Ready for Maiden Flight of NASA's Space Launch System
Stennis Space Center MS (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Aerojet Rocketdyne reports that four RS-25 engines slated to fly on Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), the maiden flight of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), are ready for integration with the rocket's c ... more


Tokyo residents win compensation over US military base noise

ROCKET SCIENCE
Angola's First Satellite to Be Launched From Baikonur Spaceport Dec. 7
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 10, 2017
Rocket and Space Corporation Energia's General Designer Yevgeniy Mikrin said that a Ukrainian-made Zenit carrier rocket, loaded with the AngoSat-1 satellite, built at Angola's request, will be launc ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
SpaceX launches, lands recycled rocket
Miami (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
SpaceX on Wednesday launched a rocket that had already flown to space and landed it successfully on an ocean platform, as part of its ongoing effort to recycle costly rocket components. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Russia May Adjust Space Program to Construct Super-Heavy Carrier Rocket
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 10, 2017
Russia may adjust its federal space program to facilitate funding of the construction of a super-heavy-lift launch vehicle (SHLLV), General Director of Russia's Rocket and Space Corporation Energia ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Roscosmos: International Space Exploration to Continue Despite Geopolitical Situation
Paris (Sputnik) Oct 10, 2017
Russian state space corporation claims that complicated geopolitical situation is unlikely to have a negative impact on the development of the international cooperation in space exploration. C ... more



Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
While it's true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, it's also true that NASA is developing technologies and countermeasures to ensure a safe and successful journey to the red planet. "Some people think that radiation will keep NASA from sending people to Mars, but that's not the current situation," said, Pat Troutman, NASA Human Exploration St ... more
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Missing link between new topological phases of matter discovered
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Saab upgrading Norwegian radars under NATO contract
Chicago IL (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Understanding rare earth emulsions
Harris supplying tactical radios to Navy, Marines
Washington (UPI) Oct 16, 2017
Harris Corporation has received a five-year U.S. Navy single-award contract to supply tactical radios to the Navy and Marine Corps. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract single-award contract, which includes ancillary devices, carries a ceiling value of $765 million. "This award stems from our successful long-standing track record of developing and delivering the m ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers
Luxembourg (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
SES GS to Provide More MEO-enabled SATCOM Solutions for U.S. Government
Washington (UPI) Oct 9, 2017
L3 satellite terminals for Air National Guard
Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Satellite receives green light from Air Force
Washington (UPI) Oct 10, 2017
The U.S. Air Force has given their final acceptance approval to Lockheed Martin's GPS III satellite, the company announced on Tuesday. The available for launch designation, or AFL, from the Air Force is the final stage in accepting new technology under Department of Defense regulations. Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Space Vehicle or GPS III SV01 is expected to deploy in 2018, accordin ... more
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
exactEarth Announces Agreement with Alltek Marine to Expand Small Vessel Tracking Service Offering
Beijing (XNA) Sep 15, 2017
BeiDou navigation to cover Belt and Road countries by 2018
Beijing (XNA) Sep 19, 2017
China's BeiDou-3 satellites get new chips
Hear This: 30 Percent Less Noise
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
The Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge flight test project, or ACTE, is proving that a new flap design can reduce aircraft noise by as much as 30 percent on takeoff and landing. The second phase of the project, ACTE II, which is expected to continue this fall and conclude at the end of the year, will build on the research and data collected on the flap locked in different positions in flight ... more
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AFP) Oct 15, 2017
Afghan air force gets its own Black Hawk choppers
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
Tokyo residents win compensation over US military base noise
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Peraton to help sustain DHS, TSA screening equipment
India's TCS profits fall amid weak growth in retail, banking
Mumbai (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
India's largest IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services blamed a two percent fall in quarterly earnings Thursday on muted growth in the retail and banking sectors, two of its largest revenue drivers. Net profit for the three months ending September fell to 64.46 billion rupees ($990 million) from 65.86 billion rupees a year ago, the software giant said in a statement. TCS said it had ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Quantum communications bend to our needs
Chicago IL (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Newly-discovered semiconductor dynamics may help improve energy efficiency
Madison WI (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
A flexible new platform for high-performance electronics
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Air quality-monitoring satellite in orbit
Plesetsk, Russia (ESA) Oct 16, 2017
The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel-5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) today. The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing and second stage at 3 min 3 sec and 5 min 19 sec, respectively. The ... more
Paris (ESA) Oct 17, 2017
Sentinel-5P: satellite in excellent health
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Study reveals new threat to the ozone layer
Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Satellite transmissions cease, no impact to weather mission
New Delhi shuts power plant in fight against Diwali smog
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
India's environmental watchdog shut down a coal-fired power plant and banned the use of diesel generators in New Delhi as air quality plummeted in the world's most polluted capital on Wednesday, the start of the Diwali festival. New Delhi experiences suffocating smog every year around Diwali, when farmers in north India burn the stubble left behind after the harvest and revellers let off smo ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Scientists trace path of inland plastic pollution from rivers to oceanw/ll
Copenhagen (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
Air pollution kills over 500,000 Europeans a year: report
Tipitapa, Nicaragua (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Polluted lake is poor Nicaraguans' lifeline
China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launched three remote sensing satellites Friday on a Long March-2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The Yaogan-30 01 satellites will conduct electromagnetic probes and other experiments. The launch is the 251st flight mission of the Long March rocket family. span class="BDL">Source: a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com">Xin ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Adelaide, Australia (XNA) Oct 03, 2017
UN official commends China's role in space cooperation
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
US to sell $15 bn THAAD missile defense to Saudi Arabia
Washington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
The US government has approved the sale to Saudi Arabia of the advanced Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system for $15 billion, the State Department said Friday. "This sale furthers US national security and foreign policy interests, and supports the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of Iranian and other regional threats," a stateme ... more
Sydney (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Australia's new frigates to feature long-range missile defence system
Dallas TX (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
PAC-3 MSE Test Successful from Remote Launcher
Riyadh (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
Saudi intercepts Yemen rebel missile
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State Department approves sale of AMRAAM missiles to Netherlands
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
The U.S. State Department announced Wednesday it has approved the potential sale of advanced medium range air-to-air missiles, or AMRAAMs, to the Government of the Netherlands given Congressional approval of the $53 million foreign military sale. The Netherlands has requested twenty-six AIM-120 C-7 AMRAAMs, made by Raytheon. The $53 million deal also includes one AMRAAM Guidance Section ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Lockheed Martin test of ATACMS missile system successful
Seoul (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Missile test fears as N. Korea marks key party anniversary
Washington (UPI) Oct 9, 2017
Raytheon integrates Stinger missile with armored vehicle
Paper-based supercapacitor uses metal nanoparticles to boost energy density
Atlanta GA (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Using a simple layer-by-layer coating technique, researchers from the U.S. and Korea have developed a paper-based flexible supercapacitor that could be used to help power wearable devices. The device uses metallic nanoparticles to coat cellulose fibers in the paper, creating supercapacitor electrodes with high energy and power densities - and the best performance so far in a textile-based superc ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Nanoscale islands dot light-driven catalyst
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Tungsten offers nano-interconnects a path of least resistance
Berkeley CA (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Nanoparticle supersoap creates 'bijel' with potential as sculptable fluid
Emma the robot masseuse gets to work in Singapore
Singapore (AFP) Oct 13, 2017
A robot masseuse named Emma is offering Singaporeans high-tech back rubs with a gigantic metal arm and warm silicone tips which its creators say perfectly mimic the human touch. The robot, the brainchild of local startup AiTreat, began work at a clinic in the city-state this week and performs "tui na", a type of massage practised in traditional Chinese medicine. Emma, which stands for Ex ... more
Miami (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
US spacewalkers repair aging ISS robotic arm
Raleigh NC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Sensitivity to time improves performance at remotely controlling devices
Washington (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Mattel scraps plan for digital assistant for kids
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Death toll from US drone strike in Pakistan rises to 26: officials
Peshawar, Pakistan (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
The death toll from a US drone attack on a compound used by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network has risen to 26, officials said Tuesday, less than a week after a US-Canadian family held captive by the militants was rescued. The barrage on Monday targeted a meeting of Haqqani fighters in Pakistan's remote tribal Kurram district along the Afghan border in the deadliest attack on the group this ... more
London (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
UK will not confirm drone death of IS 'White Widow' recruiter
Washington (UPI) Oct 10, 2017
New long range drones expected in 2018
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Boeing to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences
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