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May 29, 2017
Dream Chaser Spacecraft Passes Major Milestone

Sparks NV (SPX) May 29, 2017
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) successfully passed the third integration milestone for the Dream Chaser program under the NASA Commercial Resupply Services (CRS2) program, bringing it a major step closer to providing resupply services to the International Space Station (ISS). CRS2 Integration Review #3 (IR3) confirmed SNC's Dream Chaser Cargo System design meets NASA's key requirements and maximizes probability of mission success during future flights. The spacecraft is scheduled for at least six ... read more

MIT researchers engineer shape-shifting food
Boston MA (SPX) May 29, 2017
"Don't play with your food" is a saying that MIT researchers are taking with a grain or two of salt. The team is finding ways to make the dining experience interactive and fun, with food that can tr ... more
NASA's Space Launch System Engine Testing Heats Up
Stennis Space Center MS (SPX) May 28, 2017
NASA engineers successfully conducted the second in a series of RS-25 flight controller tests on May 23, 2017, stepping closer to deep-space exploration with the world's most-powerful rocket. The te ... more
First Year of BEAM Demo Offers Valuable Data on Expandable Habitats
Houston TX (SPX) May 29, 2017
Halfway into its planned two-year demonstration attached to the International Space Station, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, is showing that soft materials can perform as well as ri ... more
Engines of twingenuity: NASA's twin study investigators have a meeting of the minds
Houston TX (SPX) May 28, 2017
If you took all the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) in your body and strung it end-to-end, it would reach all the way to Pluto and back. The Twins Study, looking at the effects of space on the human bod ... more
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Cube Quest Challenge Team Spotlight: SEDS Triteia
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 29, 2017
Triteia is the Cube Quest Challenge entry from the University of California, San Diego's Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS). As part of their approach, they are making use ... more
DARPA Picks Design for Next-Generation Spaceplane
Washington DC (SPX) May 24, 2017
DARPA has selected The Boeing Company to complete advanced design work for the Agency's Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program, which aims to build and fly the first of an entirely new class of hype ... more
Successful launch puts New Zealand in space race
Wellington (AFP) May 25, 2017
New Zealand joined the exclusive space-race club on Thursday with the successful launch of a Rocket Lab test craft named Electron. ... more
Robots help shed light on how humans walk
Boston MA (SPX) May 25, 2017
Learning how to walk is difficult for toddlers to master; it's even harder for adults who are recovering from a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other condition, requiring months of intensive, oft ... more
Mouse sperm survives in space, but could human babies?
Miami (AFP) May 24, 2017
Freeze-dried mouse sperm that spent nine months in space has been used to produce healthy rodent offspring back on Earth, Japanese researchers said this week. ... more
Russia to create new Super-Heavy Class rocket after 2025
Sochi (Sputnik) May 24, 2017
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin posed the task before Roscosmos to speed up creating a super-heavy class rocket. Russian President Vla ... more

SDL-Supported SmallSat Launched from International Space Station

Neptune: Neutralizer-free plasma propulsion
Washington DC (SPX) May 24, 2017
Plasma propulsion is an important and efficient technology used to control spacecraft for Earth observation, communications and fundamental exploration of outer space. Plasma propulsion system ... more
'Victory' for US astronauts on critical spacewalk to replace power box
Miami (AFP) May 23, 2017
Two US astronauts successfully completed Tuesday what NASA described as a "critical" spacewalk to repair a failed piece of equipment that helps power the International Space Station. ... more
NASA Acting Administrator Statement on Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal
Washington DC (SPX) May 24, 2017
The following is a statement from NASA acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal released Tuesday: "Today, President Trump released his Fiscal Year 2018 bud ... more
AI wins as Google algorithm beats No. 1 Go player
Shanghai (AFP) May 23, 2017
Google's computer algorithm AlphaGo narrowly beat the world's top-ranked player in the ancient Chinese board game of Go on Tuesday, reaffirming the arrival of what its developers tout as a ground-breaking new form of artificial intelligence. ... more

Camera on NASA's Lunar Orbiter survived 2014 meteoroid hit
Washington DC (SPX) May 29, 2017
On Oct.13, 2014 something very strange happened to the camera aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), which normally produces beautifully clear images of the lunar surface, produced an image that was wild and jittery. From the sudden and jagged pattern apparent in the image, the LROC team determined that the camera must have been hit by a ... more
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) May 19, 2017
Arralis launches plug and play Ka band chipset
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) May 28, 2017
A new tool for discovering nanoporous materials
Nagoya, Japan (SPX) May 28, 2017
One-dimensional crystals for low-temperature thermoelectric cooling
Radio communications have surprising influence on Earth's near-space environment
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Humans have a measurable effect on Earth's near-space environment, new research shows. Very low frequency radio communications interact with and influence particles in space. These interactions can sometimes yield a protective barrier, blocking incoming high energy particles. The barrier has been detected by NASA's Van Allen Probes, robotic spacecraft tasked with surveying Earth' ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Navy receiving data terminal sets from Leonardo DRS
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
European country orders Harris tactical radios
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Israel orders satellite-on-the-go for military vehicles
2 SOPS says goodbye to GPS satellite
Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
At 25-years old, Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 27 completed its time in orbit before the 2nd Space Operations Squadron said goodbye via final command and disposal here April 18. SVN 27 was launched in 1992, meaning it performed more than triple its design life of 7.5 years. "The most interesting thing about this process for me, was the ability to do some experimentatio ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Researchers working toward indoor location detection
Paris (ESA) Apr 10, 2017
Galileo's search and rescue service in the spotlight
Managua (AFP) April 7, 2017
Russia inaugurates GPS-type satellite station in Nicaragua
Super Hornets to get infrared search and track system
Washington (UPI) May 26, 2017
Boeing has received an $89 million contract to incorporate the Block II Infrared Search and Track System, or IRST, in the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet, the Department of Defense announced on Thursday. The contract includes design and development, hardware procurement, technical reviews, risk reduction, and product support and engineering tasks. Work will be conducted in Orlando, Fla., ... more
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Sikorksy awarded contract for King Stallion helicopters
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Military, civilian aviation leaders meet over pilot shortage issues
Washington (UPI) May 24, 2017
Northrop Grumman receives E-2D contract
Quantum reservoir for microwaves
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) May 18, 2017
In a recent experiment at EPFL, a microwave resonator, a circuit that supports electric signals oscillating at a resonance frequency, is coupled to the vibrations of a metallic micro-drum. By actively cooling the mechanical motion close to the lowest energy allowed by quantum mechanics, the micro-drum can be turned into a quantum reservoir - an environment that can shape the states of the ... more
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) May 28, 2017
Wafer-thin magnetic materials developed for future quantum technologies
Cambridge UK (SPX) May 28, 2017
Controlled creation of quantum emitter arrays
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) May 24, 2017
Using graphene to create quantum bits
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
NOAA's newest geostationary satellite will be positioned as GOES-East this fall
Washington DC (SPX) May 28, 2017
GOES-16, the most advanced weather satellite NOAA has ever developed, will be moved to the GOES-East position at 75 degrees west longitude, once it is declared operational in November. Top officials from NOAA announced the long-awaited decision at the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook news conference in College Park, Maryland. "As a Florida resident, I am particularly proud of the imp ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) May 26, 2017
Supercomputing helps researchers understand Earth's interior
Palmdale CA (SPX) May 22, 2017
NASA's CPEX tackles a weather fundamental
Seattle WA (SPX) May 19, 2017
Earth's atmosphere more chemically reactive in cold climates
Tough times for S.Africa town blighted by mine closure
Carletonville, South Africa (AFP) May 28, 2017
At the end of a narrow road stands the dilapidated husk of a golf clubhouse, now overrun with tall weeds and creepers. It stands as a reminder of better times for the once booming mining town of Blyvooruitzicht, an hour's drive southwest of Johannesburg. Joseph Rammusa, 53, was proud to have been the club's president - its last, because in 2013, the once-prosperous town suffered a drama ... more
Hobart, Australia (SPX) May 23, 2017
37 million bits of litter on remote islands
Beijing, China (SPX) May 19, 2017
Ozone and haze pollution weakens land carbon uptake in China
Surrey, UK (SPX) May 18, 2017
Cities need to 'green up' to reduce the impact of air pollution
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
California Woman Charged for Trying to Hand Over Sensitive Space Tech to China
Washington DC (Sputnik) May 24, 2017
A woman in the US state of California was arrested Tuesday for allegedly conspiring to smuggle space communications technology to China, the US Department of Justice said in a press release. "A Pomona woman was arrested this morning on federal charges that accuse her of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China," the release st ... more
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2017
China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it eyes moon mission
Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
US military to test anti-ICBM system
Washington (AFP) May 26, 2017
The US military will try to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile in a landmark test of a defense system that comes amid broad tensions over North Korea's weapons program, the Pentagon said Friday. Scheduled for Tuesday, the test is the first time the military will attempt to intercept an ICBM. Previous trials have been against intermediate-range missiles, which are slower. Exp ... more
Riyadh (AFP) May 19, 2017
Yemen rebel missile shot down near Saudi capital
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives new THAAD contract
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin contract for AEGIS system development
Lockheed Martin drops out of over-the-horizon missile competition
Washington (UPI) May 26, 2017
Lockheed Martin has chosen to drop its Long Range Anti-Ship Missile, or LRASM, out of the Navy competition for a new anti-ship missile meant for the Littoral Combat Ship and frigate-class warships. "After long and careful consideration, Lockheed Martin has decided to withdraw from the U.S. Navy Over-the-Horizon Weapon System competition. As the current OTH-WS request for proposal proces ... more
Tehran (AFP) May 25, 2017
Iran says it has built third underground missile factory
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Successful test for Lockheed's modernized TACMs
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Israel unveils new rocket system for special forces
Nanotechnology Flight Test: Material Impact on the Future
Cleveland OH (SPX) May 18, 2017
Mastering the intricacies of controlling matter at the nanoscale level is part of a revolutionary quest to apply nanotechnology to benefit industrial processes. A key element of that technology is the use of carbon nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes are small hollow tubes with diameters of 0.7 to 50 nanometers and lengths generally in the tens of microns. While ultra-small, carbon nanotubes offer big-t ... more
Stanford CA (SPX) May 24, 2017
Stanford scientists use nanotechnology to boost the performance of key industrial catalyst
Chicago IL (SPX) May 24, 2017
Researchers create first significant examples of optical crystallography for nanomaterials
Nuremberg, Germany (SPX) May 23, 2017
Molecular Lego for nanoelectronics
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
AI wins as Google algorithm beats No. 1 Go player
Shanghai (AFP) May 23, 2017
Google's computer algorithm AlphaGo narrowly beat the world's top-ranked player in the ancient Chinese board game of Go on Tuesday, reaffirming the arrival of what its developers tout as a ground-breaking new form of artificial intelligence. AlphaGo took the first of a scheduled three games against brash 19-year-old Chinese world number one Ke Jie, who after the match annointed the programme ... more
Boston MA (SPX) May 25, 2017
Robots help shed light on how humans walk
Tampa FL (SPX) May 22, 2017
Lockheed Martin exoskeleton helps soldiers carry heavy gear
New Haven CT (SPX) May 19, 2017
Building a better 'bot': Artificial intelligence helps human groups
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UAS Update with NSR Analyst Prateep Basu
McLean VA (SPX) May 29, 2017
In a recent report, Northern Sky Research (NSR) analyzes how unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are evolving, along with their current and potential applications. As the number of in-service units increases, the demand for satellite capacity will grow. NSR Analyst Prateep Basu spoke with SatCom Frontier about the report findings and how the latest offerings from the satcom market will enable UAS. ... more
Washington (UPI) May 26, 2017
SkyGuardian drone tops 48 hours in air
Reno NV (SPX) May 29, 2017
NASA Drone Traffic Management Tests Take Off in Reno
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Northrop Grumman awarded contract for MQ-4C drone maintenance

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