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April 22, 2014
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Arianespace's Vega launcher receives its "upper composite" for this month's launch
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Apr 23, 2014
The third Vega has completed its build-up at the Spaceport in French Guiana, allowing final checkout to begin ahead of this lightweight launcher's April 28 mission with the DZZ-HR Earth observation satellite. Vega's assembly concluded this week with integration of the "upper composite," consisting of DZZ-HR and its protective payload fairing. Installation took place at the Spaceport's ZLV launch site, inside the facility's protective mobile gantry. Produced by Airbus Defence and Space for th ... read more
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LAUNCH PAD

45th Space Wing supports third SpaceX Launch for ISS Resupply mission
The 45th Space Wing supported Space Exploration Technologies' (SpaceX) successful launch of their Falcon 9 Dragon spacecraft from Space Launch Complex 40 here at 3:25 p.m. EDT April 18. A comb ... more
DRAGON SPACE

China issues first assessment on space activities
A leading space research group in China released the country's first assessment of the current situation and future trends of international space activities on Thursday. The report was compile ... more
ROBO SPACE

Robonaut from the ISS gets new legs for Easter
Robonaut R2, the first robotic humanoid working on the International Space Station, has finally received its legs. The 'present' to R2, delivered by a SpaceX rocket, marks one more milestone in spac ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Russia to Test Launch New Angara Rocket June 25
The date of the maiden launch of Russia's new Angara rocket has been set for June 25, an official with the Russian Space Agency told RIA Novosti Friday. "The launch is set for June 25, with th ... more


ROCKET SCIENCE

ATK Announces Contract Award from ULA to Build Composite Launch Vehicle Structures
ATK has reached agreement on a $178 million contract award as part of the Air Force's Phase 1 Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) buy from United Launch Alliance (ULA). The order value in ... more
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CHIP TECH

Ultra-fast electrical circuits using light-generated tunneling currents
Assistant Professor Christian A. Nijhuis of the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Faculty of Science, in collaboration with researchers from the Agency for Scie ... more
TECH SPACE

Tiny Step Edges, Big Step for Surface Science
Experiments at the Vienna University of Technology can explain the behaviour of electrons at tiny step edges on titanium oxide surfaces. This is important for solar cell technology and novel, more e ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Sweden to boost military spending over Ukraine crisis

'Russian Facebook' founder flees country after being pushed out

US 'closely watching' for signs of N.Korea nuclear test

Lockheed Martin Team's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Tops 100,000 Testing Miles During EMD Phase

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden leaves

Ukraine military plane hit by gunfire above rebel-held town

Sikorsky, Army demonstrate optionally piloted Black Hawk

TECH SPACE

Quantum superconductor-metal to glass transition observed
The article "Collapse of superconductivity in a hybrid tin-grapheme Josephson junction array'" (authors: Zheng Han, Adrien Allain, Hadi Arjmandi-Tash,Konstantin Tikhonov, Mikhail Feigelman, Benjamin ... more
ROBO SPACE

Improving the human-robot connection
Researchers are programming robots to communicate with people using human-like body language and cues, an important step toward bringing robots into homes. Researchers at the University of Bri ... more
TECH SPACE

Glasses strong as steel: A fast way to find the best
Scientists at Yale University have devised a dramatically faster way of identifying and characterizing complex alloys known as bulk metallic glasses (BMGs), a versatile type of pliable glass that's ... more
UAV Payloads 2014, 24 - 25 June - London, UK
International Conference on Protection of Materials and Structures From Space Environment
Nuclear Supply Chain Summit - April 28-29 Greenville SC
Training Space Professionals Since 1970

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review
LAUNCH PAD

SpaceX supply capsule berths at ISS
The unmanned Dragon capsule from the private US firm SpaceX successfully berthed at the International Space Station Sunday on its third trip carrying supplies and equipment to the orbiting lab. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Go Big or Go Home - Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Doing Both, and More
The space shuttle orbiter mock-up has been a lonesome bird at Space Center Houston, Johnson Space Center's official visitor center, waiting for its permanent piggyback ride atop NASA 905. But at the ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Methane climate change risk suggested by proof of redox cycling of humic substances

Long-term predictions for Miami sea level rise could be available relatively soon

Taking the pulse of mountain formation in the Andes

Lab researcher discovers the green in Greenland

Ancient shark fossil reveals new insights into jaw evolution

Chickens to chili peppers

Researchers question published no-till soil organic carbon sequestration rates

LAUNCH PAD

MEASAT-3b arrives in French Guiana; Ariane 5 delivered to Kourou
Payload preparations for Arianespace's next Ariane 5 mission are gearing up following this week's delivery of MEASAT-3b - one of two satellite passengers for launch on the heavy-lift flight - to Fre ... more
GPS NEWS

World's First Satellite Communicator with Built-In Navigation
DeLorme has announced the upcoming launch of its newest product, inReach Explorer, incorporating a new range of navigation functions. The latest generation of inReach will be available in stores in ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet
The shortest path to the Internet for some remote corners of the world may be through the skies. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Glasses strong as steel: A fast way to find the best

Tiny Step Edges, Big Step for Surface Science

Quantum superconductor-metal to glass transition observed


INTERNET SPACE
Harris supplying more communications terminals to Navy

iSYS LLC gets order for cellular wireless managed services

NGC Ships Payload Module For 4th Advanced EHF Protected ComSat


INTERNET SPACE
45th Space Wing supports third SpaceX Launch for ISS Resupply mission

Arianespace's Vega launcher receives its "upper composite" for this month's launch

SpaceX supply capsule berths at ISS


INTERNET SPACE
World's First Satellite Communicator with Built-In Navigation

Russia's Glonass system fails second time in April

Facebook rolls out 'nearby friends' feature

ENERGY TECH

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity
A new study pins down a major factor behind the appearance of superconductivity-the ability to conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency-in a promising copper-oxide material. Scientists ... more
ROBO SPACE

"RoboClam" hits new depths as robotic digger
A digging robot inspired by the unique mechanisms employed by the Atlantic razor clam has been created by a group of researchers in the US. The robot, dubbed RoboClam, is able to dig with extreme ef ... more
MILTECH

Lockheed Martin Team's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Tops 100,000 Testing Miles During EMD Phase
The Lockheed Martin Team's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) has achieved 100,000 miles in the government's Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) reliability, availability and maintainab ... more
AEROSPACE

Sikorsky, Army demonstrate optionally piloted Black Hawk
An optionally-piloted variant of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter has been put through its paces by Sikorsky Aircraft. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Nanoparticles Create Skinny Solar Cells

Better thermal-imaging lens from waste sulfur

Wireless power transfer achieved at 5-meter distance

Surprising material could play role in saving energy

Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue

Research Underway For Companion Plants To PV

Thinnest feasible membrane produced

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Harris supplying more communications terminals to Navy

AEROSPACE

Boeing labor dispute settled by arbitration

MILTECH

Lockheed's JLTV offering surpasses 100k miles in testing

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

iSYS LLC gets order for cellular wireless managed services

MILTECH

Leidos subsidiary to aid NATO fuel monitoring system

MILTECH

ADS sets new accuracy standards for global elevation models with WorldDEM launch

AEROSPACE

US plans to sell Black Hawks to Mexico for $680 mn

UAV NEWS

Drone strike in Yemen kills 5 'Qaeda' militants: source

ROCKET SCIENCE

ATK supplying hardware, composites for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

LAUNCH PAD

Russian Rockets used by the US

Everest guides abandon climbing season after deadly avalanche

Ant colonies help evacuees in disaster zones

President says ferry crew's actions 'tantamount to murder'

Death toll in US landslide rises to 41

Cyclone curtails aerial search for MH370

Tension at Everest base camp over sherpa strike threat

Guides, climbers cancel Everest expeditions after tragedy

S. Korea prosecutors turn to mobile app for ferry probe

Better thermal-imaging lens from waste sulfur

Wireless power transfer achieved at 5-meter distance

Surprising material could play role in saving energy

Thinnest feasible membrane produced

Brits abandon Spain, Chinese flock there: data

Australia to buy 58 US F-35s for $11.6bn

Cyber risks can cause disruption on scale of 2008 crisis: study

Top US court wrestles with TV, copyright and 'cloud'

Researchers launch smart grid epicenter at NMSU

Chiral breathing: Electrically controlled polymer changes its optical properties

Geothermal Showcase to offer investor a global perpective on opportunities

China falls for 4x4s at Beijing Auto Show

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