Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
Space Business News
February 10, 2016
SpaceX to carry military payloads as US phases out Russian rocket engines
Washington DC (Sputnik) Feb 10, 2016
The United States plans to certify American aerospace manufacturer SpaceX to carry its national security payloads into space and has so far been 'encouraged' by the approach the company has taken to replace Russian rocket engines, US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. The National Intelligence chief said that Washington's plan would be to "certify SpaceX for carrying our national security payloads into space." "My interest is ... read more
Previous Issues Feb 09 Feb 08 Feb 05 Feb 04 Feb 03

Jerry Cook Named Deputy Director of NASA's Space Launch System Program
Jerry Cook, a native of Greensboro, Alabama, has been named deputy director of NASA's Space Launch System Program at the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. SLS will be the ... more

Arianespace to launch two ViaSat high capacity satellites
Arianespace and ViaSat Inc., a global broadband services and technology company, have contracted for the launches of ViaSat-2 and a ViaSat-3 class satellite. Both ViaSat-2 and ViaSat-3 class s ... more

Phosphine as a superconductor? Sure, but the story may be complicated
Phosphine is one of the newest materials to be named a superconductor, a material through which electricity can flow with zero resistance. In 2015, scientists reported that they had liquefied the ch ... more
Space News from


Scientists create laser-activated superconductor
Shining lasers at superconductors can make them work at higher temperatures, suggests new findings from an international team of scientists including the University of Bath. Superconductors are mate ... more


US missile shield spotlights divisions on handling N. Korea
Official moves towards the deployment - fiercely opposed by China - of a US missile defence system in South Korea highlight the inherent dangers of disunity in dealing with North Korea's growing military threat, analysts say. ... more

Training Space Professionals Since 1970

Subscribe free to our newsletters via your


F-35 deficiencies raise Pentagon concerns
An agency of the U.S. Department of Defense is warning the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is being rushed into service, citing a list of problems with the aircraft. ... more

NASA tests solar sail deployment for asteroid-surveying CubeSat NEA Scout
Progress continues on the journey to Mars as NASA plans to send astronauts deeper into space than ever before, including to an asteroid and ultimately to the surface of Mars. Before humans embark on ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea rocket appears to have longer range: Seoul

Nasr cruise missiles delivered to Iranian Air Force

The eyes in the sky over North Korea

Iran nuclear deal delays bomb by 10-15 years: IISS chief

Iraq's Ramadi retaken, but rebuilding it a huge task

Saudi Patriot 'intercepts' Scud fired from Yemen capital

West's advantage in military tech 'eroding': think-tank


Researchers propose high-efficiency wireless power transfer system
Today, wireless power transfer (WPT) systems enable to charge electronic devices without plugging them into the wall, but rather by placing them on a special charging pad. However, the transfer dist ... more

Canadian physicists discover new properties of superconductivity
New findings from an international collaboration led by Canadian scientists may eventually lead to a theory of how superconductivity initiates at the atomic level, a key step in understanding how to ... more

Red or White? Healthy Humans Need Both
When it comes to wine, we can choose red or white depending on our tastes. With blood cells, however, we need both red and white in order to stay healthy and function well. Spending time in sp ... more
Military Radar Summit 2016 - Washington DC - February 29 Military Radar Summit 2016 - Washington DC - February 29
Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

Mars or the Moon
A panel of space experts has revealed that NASA is capable of developing only one major human spaceflight mission at a time, and must make a tough choice between projected flights to Mars and the mo ... more

United Launch Alliance launches GPS IIF-12 satellite for U.S. Air Force
United Launch Alliance launched the 12th and final satellite of the U.S. Air Force's GPS IIF-block, completing its first mission of 2016. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Researchers find new cause of strong earthquakes

The mystery of the Red Sea

Oregano may reduce methane in cow burps

China confirms first imported Zika case: report

Many white-tailed deer have malaria

Climate change's frost harms early plant reproduction

Secondary tropical forests absorb carbon at higher rate than old-growth forests


Helping turn waste heat into electricity
At the atomic level, bismuth displays a number of quirky physical phenomena. A new study reveals a novel mechanism for controlling the energy transfer between electrons and the bismuth crystal latti ... more

Nasr cruise missiles delivered to Iranian Air Force
Iran's defense ministry has officially delivered its Nasr air-launched cruise missile to Iran's Army Air Forces. ... more

Saudi Patriot 'intercepts' Scud fired from Yemen capital
A Patriot missile shot down a Scud fired from the Yemeni capital towards southern Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the Saudi-led coalition told AFP, the day after another Scud attack. ... more

West's advantage in military tech 'eroding': think-tank
Western superiority in military technology is "eroding", notably at the hands of China and Russia, a leading think-tank said Tuesday in its annual report on the state of militaries around the world. ... more

Russia Developing Glonass Satellite And Latest Bird Launched
Russia is working on new generation spacecraft for the Glonass system, according to the country's deputy prime minister. Russia continues to develop new generation spacecraft for its Glonass global ... more

Subscribe free to our newsletters via your


SpaceX Conducts Hover Tests
Space Exploration Technologies, Inc. (SpaceX) is developing a human-rated version of its Dragon capsule that will be capable of precision powered landings on the ground. In fact, the company has adv ... more

Piloted, Electric Propulsion-Powered Experimental Aircraft Underway
NASA is researching ideas that could lead to developing an electric propulsion-powered aircraft that would be quieter, more efficient and environmentally friendly than today's commuter aircraft. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
The universe's primordial soup flowing at CERN

Petroleum reservoir simulation using super element method

New algorithm improves speed and accuracy of pedestrian detection

A deep look into a single molecule

Iowa State engineers develop hybrid technology to create biorenewable nylon

The iron stepping stones to better wearable tech without semiconductors

Ghost imaging in the time domain could revolutionize disturbance-sensitive signal imaging


Schiebel completes AirScout-equipped Camcopter flight tests


Boeing selects UTC for U.S. Air Force C-17 landing gear


Russia testing Bumerang armored personnel carrier


US hopes to send anti-missile system to SKorea 'as quickly as possible'


China Conducts Final Tests on Most Powerful Homegrown Rocket


Kazakhstan Ratifies Protocol With Russia for Baikonur Cosmodrome Incidents


China to launch nearly 40 Beidou navigation satellites in five years


45th SW supports Air Force GPS IIF-12 launch aboard an Atlas V


Turkish Aerospace Industries UAV Anka makes debut flight


Elbit Systems reveals Seagull unmanned surface vehicle

Telephonics to support electronic countermeasures for US Marines

Finnish defense minister approves rocket procurement

MBDA delivering ASRAAM missiles for F-35 fighters

At least four Russian servicemen killed in helicopter crash

Philippines officially marks receipt of U.S. armored vehicles

S. Korea, US to discuss deployment of US missile system

Saudi intercepts Scud from Yemen

Prosecutors seek developer's detention after Taiwan collapse

NATO to debate Turkey call for migrant help

Survivors including child pulled alive from Taiwan quake rubble

Indian soldier rescued after six days in Himalayan avalanche

Civil aviation takes first step towards capping carbon emissions

Clean energy from water

Cockroach inspires robot that squeezes through cracks

From allergens to anodes: Pollen derived battery electrodes

Georgia to build $2.5-bln Black Sea port on China's Silk Road

FAA taps Raytheon for air traffic control system upgrades

Peering into the abyss: China P2P investors face $7.6 bn losses

EU urges China to cut steel output

Chip could bring deep learning to mobile devices

Subscribe free to our newsletters via your

Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement
The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2016 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.