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September 19, 2014
Amazon founder strikes deal to build US rocket engines
Washington (AFP) Sept 18, 2014
The aerospace company Blue Origin has struck a deal to build a US-made rocket engine that aims to eliminate reliance on Russian engines for American satellite launches. Blue Origin owner Jeff Bezos, who founded and also owns the Washington Post, announced the deal to jointly fund a new BE-4 rocket engine with United Launch Alliance in the US capital on Wednesday. ULA is a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin. "ULA has put a satellite into orbit almost every month for the p ... read more
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France raises heat on decision for next Ariane rocket
France's space agency on Thursday unveiled a revised proposal for an Ariane rocket ahead of a tough decision on launchers by the European Space Agency (ESA). ... more

MIT researchers developing tight-fitting space suits of the future
The next generation of space suits look less Apollo 11 and a lot more Apolo Ohno, less Michelin Man and more Silver Surfer - that is, out with the bulky, gas-pressurized suit and in with the lightweight, form-fitting second skin. ... more

Spaceship designer who helped send Gagarin into orbit dies at 92
A spaceship designer who worked on Yury Gagarin's Vostok spaceship and was the last to shake his hand before liftoff, Oleg Ivanovsky, died on Thursday at 92, the Russian space agency said. ... more
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NASA Chooses American Companies to Transport US Astronauts to ISS
U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts NASA announced Tuesday. The agen ... more


Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors
The Russian Aerospace Defense Forces again dismissed US media rumors of a Russian military satellite allegedly exploding above the United States. "These statements are yet another attempt to f ... more

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Space control Airmen ensure constant communication
Air Force Space Command's 16th Space Control Squadron in partnership with the Air Force Reserve Command's 380th SPCS is responsible for ensuring the Defense Department has uninterrupted global satel ... more

Boeing, SpaceX to send astronauts to space station
NASA awarded multi-billion-dollar contracts to Boeing and SpaceX on Tuesday to build America's next spacecraft for carrying astronauts to the International Space Station by 2017. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US House approves plan to train Syria rebels in IS fight

Textron touts G-CLAW air-burst weapon

Arrests in large-scale Australian counter-terror raids

Taiwan shows force in biggest naval exercise in 25 years

RR Engine for Korean Navy passes acceptance tests

Insitu Inc. receives ScanEagle engine

China mum as Iceland envoy reportedly held for spying


Sam Houston State study examines use of GIS in policing
Police agencies are using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for mapping crime, identifying crime "hot spots," assigning officers, and profiling offenders, but little research has been done about ... more

Elon Musk gets fresh challenge with space contract
With a $2.6 billion contract for his firm SpaceX to build a spacecraft for carrying astronauts to the International Space Station, Elon Musk's star is on the rise again. ... more

NASA Awards Cross-track Infrared Sounder For JPS System-2 Bird
NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Exelis, Inc., Geospatial Systems, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, for the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Astronauts eye China's future space station
Astronauts from around the world have expressed interest in China's future space lab and station, hoping to cooperate with their Chinese counterparts on the Tiangong space station. Meeting in ... more

Space: China's final tourism frontier
One night in a Beijing gym when the rain was pouring down outside, Tong Jingjing cried after being repeatedly knocked down by her boxing coach, tears and sweat mingling on her face. Tong, 41, ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Rushed evacuations as Philippine volcano spews lava

De Beers warns diamonds aren't forever

Woman dies in flood as storms lash southern France

Scientists say Chinese sturgeon will soon be no more

Japan to file new research whaling plan 'this year'

Mexico airlifts tourists stranded by hurricane

Material mimicking shark skin combats hospital superbugs


Deal between Romantis and SES will better serve regional VSAT providers
Romantis has announced that it will be providing a high-quality gateway solution, Romantis' Universal Hardware Platform (UHP) with all operation modes, on SES' NSS-12 Ku-band beam in East Africa. ... more

Slovenia expects to launch nanosatellite within 3 years
Slovenian scientists are trying to improve the design and the making of a nanosatellite in a bid to have it launched into space in 2016 or 2017, Slovenian Press Agency reported on Sunday. The ... more

KVH Introduces Affordable Fiber Optic Gyro IMUs for Demanding Applications
KVH Industries has introduced the 1725 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and the 1775 IMU, advanced sensors designed to be integrated into the most demanding stabilization, pointing, and navigation ap ... more

GPS Industries Bolsters Golf Course Digital Content Program
GPS Industries (GPSI) - the world's leading provider of GPS tracking technology for low speed vehicles (LSV) used in more than 9.1 million rounds of golf annually across America - has established pa ... more

Cobbham, Aeroflex complete acquisition deal
Britain's Cobham plc has completed acquisition of Aeroflex Holding Corp., a U.S. company involved in wireless, space and microelectronics. ... more


NASA's Wind-Watching ISS-RapidScat Ready for Launch
The fourth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract, carrying the ISS-RapidScat scatterometer instrument designed and built by ... more

The long descent
ESA's five 'cavenauts' and their instructors are set to explore the caves of Sardinia, Italy, where they will live and work during their six-day stay. After a week of training above ground and ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Moving silicon atoms in graphene with atomic precision

Wastewater injection is culprit for most quakes in Colorado and New Mexico

'Squid skin' metamaterials project yields vivid color display

Rice rolls 'neat' nanotube fibers

Nanoribbon film keeps glass ice-free

Scientists come closer to the industrial synthesis of a material harder than diamond

Assessing the environmental costs and benefits of fracking


China eyes working with other nations as station plans develop


Textron touts G-CLAW air-burst weapon


Insitu Inc. receives ScanEagle engine


U.S. Navy eyes Norwegian missile


Harris Corporation supplying radios to Air Force Special Operations Command


Upgraded Brazilian Army helo passes evaluation


Boeing info-sharing system for Air Force passes final design review


Boeing may assist Sky-Watch in UAV development


Joint venture bid for Britain's Defense Support Group


Nothrop to provide Air Force with more Global Hawk drones

Space Launch System Will Use Massive Welding Tool

Not just cool - it's a gas

Far more displaced by disasters than conflict: study

Tornadoes occurring earlier in "Tornado Alley"

'Squid skin' metamaterials project yields vivid color display

Scientists come closer to the industrial synthesis of a material harder than diamond

Scientists twist radio beams to send data

Researchers control surface tension to manipulate liquid metals

Early reviews heap praise on big-screen iPhones

China's overseas investment soars as FDI drops again

Strati 3D-printed electric car unveiled at expo in Chicago

Tycoon Branson backs ride-sharing service Sidecar

150-car pile-up kills two in Netherlands

Court tosses $368 mn patent case verdict against Apple

Media reaping profits from Internet: study

Alibaba to raise up to $25 bn with revised IPO price

China's Xi wins Maldives backing for 'maritime silk route'

China removes top official of free trade zone: media

Al-Jazeera's AJ+ eyes young viewers on 'social stream'

Microsoft powers up game platform with 'Minecraft'

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