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November 22, 2017
GPS NEWS
Galileo quartet fuelled and ready to fly



Paris (ESA) Nov 22, 2017
Europe's next four Galileo navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to lift them into orbit are being readied for their 12 December launch from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Tuesday saw Galileo satellites 19-22 declared ready for flight, along with their Ariane. Combined activities are now under way, culminating in the satellites meeting their rocket in the Final Assembly Building. The satellites were flown in pairs to French Guiana last month. Once safely unboxed in ... read more

MICROSAT BLITZ
ELaNa XIV CubeSats Launch on JPSS-1 Mission
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
NASA has launched four small research satellites, or CubeSats, developed by four universities as part of a broader mission launching the next generation polar-orbiting satellite to space. These Cube ... more
ROBO SPACE
Speedy collision detector could make robots better human assistants
San Diego CA (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Electrical engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a faster collision detection algorithm that uses machine learning to help robots avoid moving objects and weave through ... more
ROBO SPACE
New technology makes artificial intelligence more private and portable
Waterloo, Canada (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Technology developed at the University of Waterloo is paving the way for artificial intelligence (AI) to break free of the internet and cloud computing. New deep-learning AI software produced ... more
ROBO SPACE
Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks
Geneva (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
"Robots are not taking over the world", the diplomat leading the first official talks on autonomous weapons assured Friday, seeking to ease criticism over slow progress towards restricting the use of so-called "killer robots". ... more
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ROBO SPACE
New Challenges Await Competitors in NASA's 25th Annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Six minutes of air, 14 obstacles and five mission tasks lay ahead of the intrepid explorers. Decisions on which obstacles and tasks to complete and which to bypass must be made by them and their tea ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Aerojet Rocketdyne supports ULA Delta II launch of JPSS-1
Sacramento CA (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), helped propel the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, carrying the Ball Aerospace-built JPSS-1 satellite, ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Can a magnetic sail slow down an interstellar probe
Frankfurt, Germany (SPX) Nov 20, 2017
With a miniaturised space probe capable of being accelerated to a quarter of the speed of light, we could reach Alpha Centauri, our nearest star, in 20 to 50 years. However, without a mechanis ... more
UAV NEWS
Drone Race: Human Versus Artificial Intelligence
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 22, 2017
Drone racing is a high-speed sport demanding instinctive reflexes - but humans won't be the only competitors for long. Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, ... more
MISSILE NEWS
State Dept. approves potential Javelin missile sale to Georgia
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
Officials at the U.S. State Department have approved a potential foreign military sale to Georgia for Javelin Missiles and Command Launch Units pending final contract approval from the U.S. Congress. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
State Dept. approves potential missile sale to Poland
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
The State Department has approved a potential foreign military sale to Poland for an Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System with Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, and Lockheed-Martin being tapped to provide the services. ... more


Old Rivals India, China Nurture New Rivalry in Satellite Launch Business

SPACE TRAVEL
MDA Selects AdaCore's GNAT Pro Assurance Development Platform for ISS Software
New York NY (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
AdaCore reports that MDA, a business unit of Maxar Technologies, has selected the GNAT Pro Assurance Ada development environment for the LEON3 target processor, to produce the software for a Ku-Band ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
SSL Selected to Conduct Power and Propulsion Study for NASA's Deep Space Gateway Concept
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
SSL reports it was selected by NASA to conduct a four-month study for a module that will provide power and control for NASA's deep space gateway concept. The contract award is a tangible demonstrati ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Network Innovations Delivers Hurricane Relief Via Satellite
McLean, VA (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
The recent hurricanes that hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico once again spotlighted the frailty of terrestrial communications services. Hurricane-force winds in the Florida Keys and Houston brought ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040
Beijing (XNA) Nov 19, 2017
China is expected to achieve a "major breakthrough" in nuclear-powered space shuttles around 2040, according to a report issued by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation on Thursday. ... more



UW researchers ready for era of "big data" astronomy
Seattle WA (SPX) Nov 20, 2017
The first astronomers had a limited toolkit: their eyes. They could only observe those stars, planets and celestial events bright enough to pick up unassisted. But today's astronomers use increasingly sensitive and sophisticated instruments to view and track a bevy of cosmic wonders, including objects and events that were too dim or distant for their sky-gazing forebears. On Nov. 14, scien ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Monopole current offers way to control magnets
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Quantum computing with molecules for a quicker search of unsorted databases
Beer-Sheva, Israel (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Researchers camouflage an optical chip rendering it invisible
US Navy accepts 5th MUOS Satellite for global military cellular network
Point Mugu CA (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" ... more
Luxembourg (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
SES GS Awarded US Government Satellite Solutions Contract
Peterson AFB CO (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
16th SPCS Defenders of critical satellite communications
Washington (UPI) Oct 31, 2017
First order for Elta ELK-1882T SATCOM network system
Galileo quartet fuelled and ready to fly
Paris (ESA) Nov 22, 2017
Europe's next four Galileo navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to lift them into orbit are being readied for their 12 December launch from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Tuesday saw Galileo satellites 19-22 declared ready for flight, along with their Ariane. Combined activities are now under way, culminating in the satellites meeting their rocket in the Final As ... more
Beijing (XNA) Nov 10, 2017
China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System Expands Into a Global Network
Melbourne FL (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Harris develops fully digital navigation payload for future GPS III sats
Beijing (XNA) Nov 07, 2017
Better rubidium clocks increase BeiDou satnav accuracy
Norway receives first SAR helicopter from Leonardo
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
Defense contracting company Leonardo announced Monday that the company has delivered the first of 16 AW101, medium-lift, all-weather search and rescue helicopters to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security. Leonardo said the aircraft departed it's Yeovil facility on Friday for Sola Air Base in southern Norway. The AW101 is set to undergo further operational testing and eva ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 17, 2017
Boeing to upgrade B-52 bombers for U.S. Air Force
Washington (UPI) Nov 17, 2017
Rockwell Collins awarded $12.7M for E-6B Mercury aircraft upgrades
Washington (UPI) Nov 17, 2017
GEA awarded $143.4M for CH-53K helicopter engines
Scientists create a prototype neural network based on memristors
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Lobachevsky University scientists under the supervision of Alexey Mikhailov, Head of the UNN PTRI Laboratory of Thin Film Physics and Technology, are working to develop an adaptive neural interface that combines, on the one hand, a living culture, and on the other, a neural network based on memristors. This project is one if the first attempts to combine living biological culture with a bi ... more
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Three-dimensional nanomagnets for the computer of tomorrow
Atlanta GA (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Transfer technique produces wearable gallium nitride gas sensors
Moscow (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
Physicists mix waves on superconducting qubits
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
NASA Links Port-City Sea Levels to Regional Ice Melt
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 22, 2017
A new NASA tool links changes in sea level in 293 global port cities to specific regions of melting land ice, such as southern Greenland and the Antarctic Peninsula. It is intended to help coastal planners prepare for rising seas in the decades to come. All coastal cities will see some impacts of global sea level rise. But the new tool shows that, for example, New York City is more strongl ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Satellite Imagery Aids Rescue Efforts for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Mapping functional diversity of forests with remote sensing
Guildford UK (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
SSTL to build UrtheDaily Constellation for UrtheCast
Oil droplets from frying pan can cause indoor air pollution
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
When hot oil meats a droplet of water in the frying pan, oil droplets explode in all directions. These tiny oil explosions can send droplets out of the pan and burn a person's hands and arms. New research suggests some of the droplets are small enough to become suspended in the air, potentially contributing to indoor air pollution. These tiny drops of oil could be inhaled, researchers w ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
'My eyes are burning': Delhi half marathon goes ahead despite smog
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
Delhi half-marathon to go ahead despite smog, court rules
Islamabad (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Pakistan indifferent as smog kills more people than militancy
China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040
Beijing (XNA) Nov 19, 2017
China is expected to achieve a "major breakthrough" in nuclear-powered space shuttles around 2040, according to a report issued by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation on Thursday. The achievement will be able to support large-scale exploration and development of space resources, and make mining on asteroids and space solar power plants possible, said the report, which outlin ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
China plans first sea based launch by 2018
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
US Scrambles to Assemble Space-Based Missile Defense System
Washington DC (Sputnik) Nov 20, 2017
The latest version of the US' fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill designates more funding to a space-based ballistic missile defense (BMD) capability, according to a new report. Lawmakers envision developing a space-based sensor layer to detect incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) as well as an interceptor to neutralize threats, C4ISRNet reported November 16. The intercept ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
Boeing meets 2017 ballistic missile defense installation goal early
Stockholm (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Sweden picks US Patriot missile system over European rival
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Missile from Yemen intercepted near Riyadh airport
International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit 2018 - March 27-28 - Atlanta USA
State Dept. approves potential missile sale to Poland
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
The State Department has approved a potential foreign military sale to Poland for an Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System with Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, and Lockheed-Martin being tapped to provide the services. The deal, announced Friday by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, is worth $10.5 billion and requires Congressional approval before the contract is fin ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
State Dept. approves potential Javelin missile sale to Georgia
Washington (UPI) Nov 16, 2017
Raytheon awarded contract for Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile program
Washington (UPI) Nov 14, 2017
Lockheed Martin to test AGM-158 JASSM
Manganese dioxide shows potential in micromotors
Joensuu, Finland (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Manganese dioxide could make the preparation of micromotors increasingly cost-effective, opening up new avenues for their use, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Synthetic micromotors are tiny particles with dimensions less than the diameter of a human hair. Micromotors can undergo an autonomous motion in liquid environments, which can be driven by various mea ... more
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
Promising sensors for submarines, mines and spacecraft
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Better, bolder printing with silicon nanostructures
Beijing, China (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Practical superconducting nanowire single photon detector highly efficient
Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks
Geneva (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
"Robots are not taking over the world", the diplomat leading the first official talks on autonomous weapons assured Friday, seeking to ease criticism over slow progress towards restricting the use of so-called "killer robots". The United Nations was wrapping up an initial five days of discussions on weapons systems that can identify and destroy targets without human control, which experts s ... more
San Diego CA (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Speedy collision detector could make robots better human assistants
Waterloo, Canada (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
New technology makes artificial intelligence more private and portable
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
New Challenges Await Competitors in NASA's 25th Annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Drone Race: Human Versus Artificial Intelligence
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 22, 2017
Drone racing is a high-speed sport demanding instinctive reflexes - but humans won't be the only competitors for long. Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, put their work to the test recently. Timing laps through a twisting obstacle course, they raced drones controlled by artificial intelligence (A.I.) against a professional human pilot. The race, ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
Pentagon steps up Somalia drone strikes
Dubai UAE (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin Integrates New Engine for Fury Unmanned Air Vehicle
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Alpha Unmanned Systems teams with Sightec for image stabilization and object tracking.
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