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July 02, 2015
Longest SLS Engine Test Yet Heats Up Summer Sky
Stennis Space Center MS (SPX) Jul 01, 2015
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 Center combined with already climbing summer temperatures. Engineers conducted a 650-second test of a RS-25 developmental engine as part of its preparation for a return to deep-space missions aboard the new Space Launch System rocket. NASA is designing the SLS to carry humans deeper into space than ever ... read more
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New technique for 'seeing' ions at work in a supercapacitor
Researchers from the University of Cambridge, together with French collaborators based in Toulouse, have developed a new method to see inside battery-like devices known as supercapacitors at the ato ... more

What cargo was lost in the SpaceX explosion?
While NASA and SpaceX continue to search for answers to the questions of why and how the latest resupply mission prematurely ended in a dramatic explosion, others are mourning the loss of cargo. ... more
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Discovery paves way for new kinds of superconducting electronics
Physicists at UC San Diego have developed a new way to control the transport of electrical currents through high-temperature superconductors - materials discovered nearly 30 years ago that lose all ... more


Engineers develop micro-tentacles so tiny robots can handle delicate objects
The tiny tube circled an ant's thorax, gently trapping the insect and demonstrating the utility of a microrobotic tentacle developed by Iowa State University engineers. "Most robots use two fingers ... more
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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

China's Beidou navigation system more resistant to jamming
China has made breakthroughs in the anti-jamming capability of its Beidou satellite navigation system (BDS), the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Daily said Thursday. The new technology, develop ... more
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US Space Command warns on overly fast Russian rocket engine phase out

China's Beidou navigation system more resistant to jamming

Telescopes focus on target of ESA's asteroid mission

NASA Wants to Nuke Asteroids That Threaten to Destroy Earth

Number of women in US combat roles unlikely to boom: official

US warns of Russia, China military threat amid growing global chaos

Russian activist probing Ukraine troop deaths found guilty over fraud, amnestied


String of cargo disasters puts pressure on space industry
The global space industry is reeling after three cargo disasters in less than a year have delivered a costly blow to efforts to supply astronauts aboard the International Space Station. ... more

CAE producing P-8A simulator trainer hardware
Simulator hardware for four additional P-8A Poseidon operational flight trainers have been ordered by Boeing from CAE USA. ... more

Kuwait orders NBC reconnaissance vehicles
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles is to supply a dozen armored NBC reconnaissance trucks to Kuwait together with comprehensive support. ... more
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Lockheed Martin spotlights new tracking pod system
A multi-sensor system for tracking multiple airborne targets has demonstrated its capabilities during its first flight test, Lockheed Martin announced. ... more

E-2D aerial refueling capability passes CDR
An aerial refueling capability for the E-2D tactical airborne warning aircraft has passed a critical design review, Northrop Grumman said. ... more
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China set to bolster space, polar security
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Cooperation in satellite technology put Belgium, China to forefront
Increased collaboration between Belgium and China in the field of satellite technology can put both nations "at the forefront" of delivering vital information globally, according to State Secretary ... more

Australian Air Force receives first C-27J transport
The Royal Australian Air Force has received the first of 10 C-27J Spartan tactical medium-loft transport aircraft from Alenia Aermacchi. ... more

Finland orders anti-tank weapon from Saab
Next-generation Light Anti-tank Weapon system from Saab of Sweden are to be supplied to the Finnish Defense Force under an order worth $35.7 million. ... more

Orbital ATK's artillery guidance kit passes milestone test
Orbital ATK's U.S. Army precision guidance kit for 155mm ammunition has successfully completed its first production Lot Acceptance Test, the company says. ... more
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Australia approves funds for continued C-RAM systems
The Australian government has approved more than $248 million for a continued counter rocket, artillery and mortar system for its military forces. ... more

Quake aid supplies stuck at Nepal customs: UN official
Overly zealous customs officials and the imposition of taxes on donations are hampering aid deliveries to quake-devastated Nepal ahead of the imminent arrival of monsoon rains, a senior UN official said Wednesday. ... more
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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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SpaceX rocket explodes after launch

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New model calculates how air transport connects the world

Erickson providing special training to Uruguayan AF pilots

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NASA, Partners Test Unmanned Aircraft Systems

US Awards Contract to Develop Missile Defense Command System

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Lockheed Martin facilities win U.S. security award

Korean government sharing helicopter development costs

ESA spaceplane on display

Russia eyes Kazakh cosmonaut as space tourist

Donors pledge $4.4bn in aid to quake-hit Nepal

China presses US to invest more in its own economy

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