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March 28, 2017
ROCKET SCIENCE
The "Brain" of the Space Launch System RS-25 Engine Passes Critical Test



Stennis Space Center, MS (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
An RS-25 rocket engine with a new flight-model engine controller and flight configuration software was tested for the first time at NASA's Stennis Space Center last week. Four RS-25 engines, manufactured by Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., will help propel NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, America's next generation heavy-lift launch vehicle, and the controller unit is a key component for the rocket's safety and reliability. The controller is often ... read more

SPACE MEDICINE
UNSW scientists unveil a giant leap for anti-aging
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
UNSW researchers have made a discovery that could lead to a revolutionary drug that actually reverses ageing, improves DNA repair and could even help NASA get its astronauts to Mars. In a pape ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Bangladesh to join India's South Asia Satellite initiative
Dhaka (IANS) Mar 27, 2017
Bangladesh has signed an agreement with India to formally join New Delhi's 'South Asia Satellite' initiative, through which the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch a communication ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Spacewalking French, US astronauts begin upgrade to orbiting lab
Miami (AFP) March 24, 2017
A French and an American astronaut floated outside the International Space Station Friday for a spacewalk to upgrade the orbiting outpost for the arrival of future space crews. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Video game study suggests people will remain calm as the world ends
Washington (UPI) Mar 20, 2017
Many assume the world will end in chaos, a complete breakdown of the social order. The results of a new video game study suggest otherwise. ... more
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MISSILE DEFENSE
Israel's David's Sling missile system to be operational in weeks
Washington (UPI) Mar 21, 2017
David's Sling, Israel's developing mid-tier missile defense system, is set to become operational within weeks, according to local media reports. ... more
ENERGY TECH
Non-toxic material that generates electricity through hot and cold
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Thanks to the discovery of a new material by University of Utah engineers, jewelry such as a ring and your body heat could generate enough electricity to power a body sensor, or a cooking pan could ... more
ROBO SPACE
Quadruped robot exhibits spontaneous changes in step with speed
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
The research group of Professor Akio Ishiguro and Assistant Professor Dai Owaki of Tohoku University have, for the first time, successfully demonstrated that by changing only its parameter related t ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
PSI toolbox for research and exploration project funded for $5.5 million
Tucson AZ (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
The Planetary Science Institute has been awarded $5.5 million by NASA to be a research node of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) to advance basic and applied research ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Spacewalking French, US astronauts to upgrade orbiting lab
Miami (AFP) March 24, 2017
A French and an American astronaut are scheduled to float outside the International Space Station Friday for a spacewalk aimed at upgrading the orbiting outpost for the arrival of future space crews. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Satellite launch shelved over strikes
Paris (AFP) March 23, 2017
After three days of delays caused by worker strikes in French Guiana, rocket firm Arianespace opted Thursday to postpone indefinitely the launch of satellites for South Korean and Brazilian clients. ... more


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ROCKET SCIENCE
Spaceport America sets new record for student launched sounding rocket
Spaceport America NM (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Spaceport America and the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering Rocket Propulsion Lab announced a record-breaking rocket launch took place at 9:23 am MST from Spaceport Ame ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
MAXUS - Europe's largest sounding rocket to be launched from Esrange
Esrange, Sweden (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
At the beginning of April, Europe's largest sounding rocket will blast off from Esrange Space Center. For the first time in seven years, SSC is launching a MAXUS rocket carrying a payload that will ... more
GPS NEWS
Satnavs 'switch off' parts of the brain
London, UK (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Using a satnav to get to your destination 'switches off' parts of the brain that would otherwise be used to simulate different routes, reveals new UCL research. The study, published in Nature ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Delayed European rocket launch to go ahead after strike
Paris (AFP) March 21, 2017
The planned launch Tuesday of a European Ariane 5 rocket to place two communications satellites into orbit has been delayed due to striking workers in French Guiana, the French launch company Arianespace said. ... more

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Invention May Give Spacecraft Improved Damage Report
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
There are few ways for astronauts to know exactly when the outside of their spacecraft has been damaged, but that may change in the future with an invention that acts like a sensory skin to pick up signs of damage in real-time. The invention uses a series of several technologies to create circuits printed on thin layers and that can be embedded in a spacecraft's structure, scientists behind the ... more
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Rare-earths become water-repellent only as they age
Berkeley CA (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
New study maps space dust in 3-D
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
Ancient Art of Weaving Ready to Head to Mars and Beyond
9th Wideband Global SATCOM satellite expands military communications capabilities of US and Allies
Cape Canaveral FL (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Boeing's ninth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite is now in orbit where it will provide the United States and six allied nations with increased communications capabilities to prevent, protect against and respond to attacks. The WGS-9 satellite was funded through an agreement between the United States and Canada, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and New Zealand, and will also serve ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
Israel taps Elbit Systems for advanced radios
Washington (UPI) Mar 21, 2017
Hensoldt, Leonardo offering Mode 5 IFF systems
Cape Canaveral FL (UPI) Mar 19, 2017
Delta IV rocket launches military communications satellite
Russia to face strong competition from China in space launch market
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 26, 2016
In the decade to come Russia will face strong competition from China for the commercial launch of satellites for developing countries, according to Ivan Moiseev, director of the Institute of Space Policy."China is trying to expand its space launching services, developing new boosters for different segments of the market," Moiseev told RIA Novosti. "It has constructed a new spacecraft launc ... more
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Oct 27, 2016
Vega And Gokturk-1A are present for next Arianespace lightweight mission
Bethesda MD (SPX) Oct 25, 2016
Antares Rides Again
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Oct 21, 2016
Four Galileo satellites are "topped off" for Arianespace's milestone Ariane 5 launch from the Spaceport
Satnavs 'switch off' parts of the brain
London, UK (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Using a satnav to get to your destination 'switches off' parts of the brain that would otherwise be used to simulate different routes, reveals new UCL research. The study, published in Nature Communications and funded by Wellcome, involved 24 volunteers navigating a simulation of Soho in central London while undergoing brain scans. The researchers investigated activity in the hippocampus, ... more
London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Technology can reduce GPS outages from Northern Lights, researchers say
Los Angeles CA (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
DevOps process reduces GPS OCX development time for Raytheon
Beijing (AFP) Feb 21, 2017
Police in China's restive Xinjiang to track cars by GPS
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Lockheed transferring production site for F-16s
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
Lockheed Martin's production in Texas of F-16 Fighting Falcons is to be moved to a facility in South Carolina beginning at the end of the year, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. "As part of our effort to make room for the F-35 production here in Fort Worth, the F-16 production line must be relocated," Ken Ross, a spokesman for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth, told the For ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 24, 2017
Raytheon tapped for Super Hornet, Growler radar upgrades
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
French government approves Rafale F4 upgrades
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
RAF getting new G-force centrifuge facility
Organic electronics can use power from socket
Linkoping, Sweden (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Organic light-emitting devices and printed electronics can be connected to a socket in the wall by way of a small, inexpensive organic converter, developed in a collaboration between Linkoping University and Umea University. Printed electronics and organic light-emitting devices now perform at levels sufficient for a number of eco-friendly, energy-efficient applications. Previously the ide ... more
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Ultrafast measurements explain quantum dot voltage drop
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Liquid fuel for future computers
Dallas TX (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Unexpected, star-spangled find may lead to advanced electronics
AI helps capture a volcano's changing lava lake
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 23, 2017
One of our planet's few exposed lava lakes is changing, and artificial intelligence is helping NASA understand how. On January 21, a fissure opened at the top of Ethiopia's Erta Ale volcano - one of the few in the world with an active lava lake in its caldera. Volcanologists sent out requests for NASA's Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) spacecraft to image the eruption, which was large enough to begin re ... more
Beijing (XNA) Mar 27, 2017
China to launch new weather satellite in second half of 2017
Paris (ESA) Mar 23, 2017
Unravelling Earth's magnetic field
Paris (ESA) Mar 21, 2017
Beautiful science with astronaut aurora
Indonesia increases estimate for cruise ship reef damage
Jakarta (AFP) March 22, 2017
Indonesia said Wednesday a cruise ship on a voyage organised by a British company had damaged about 18,900 square metres of coral reef, increasing the estimate of the devastation caused when the vessel ran aground. The accident happened this month in Raja Ampat, eastern Indonesia, one of the most biodiverse marine habitats on Earth and a favourite with intrepid travellers and divers due to i ... more
Minneapolis, MN (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
'Super sponge' promises effective toxic clean-up of lakes and more
Punta Gorda, United States (AFP) March 22, 2017
Florida eco-friendly town opens for business
Jakarta (AFP) March 17, 2017
Indonesia summons UK envoy over coral reef destruction
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China Develops Spaceship Capable of Moon Landing
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
Chinese state media is reporting that the country's space program has developed a craft capable of both landing on the moon and flying in low-Earth orbit. The new spacecraft is claimed to be able to accommodate multiple astronauts, according to spaceship engineer Zhang Bainian, who Science and Technology Daily cited as comparing the forthcoming ship to the Orion craft currently in developm ... more
Wenchang, China (XNA) Mar 13, 2017
Long March-7 Y2 ready for launch of China's first cargo spacecraft
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 09, 2017
China Seeks Space Rockets Launched from Airplanes
Beijing (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
Riding an asteroid: China's next space goal
Israel's David's Sling missile system to be operational in weeks
Washington (UPI) Mar 21, 2017
David's Sling, Israel's developing mid-tier missile defense system, is set to become operational within weeks, according to local media reports. Once operational, the system will be used to supplement Israel's existing Iron Dome and Arrow missile defense systems. The new platform specializes in intercepting tactical ballistic missiles, medium to long-range rockets, and cruise missiles. ... more
Jerusalem (AFP) March 20, 2017
Israel says it foiled Syrian ballistic missile threat
Tokyo (AFP) March 20, 2017
Russia takes swipe at US missile defence in South Korea
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
Raytheon developing next-gen missile defense communications
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China aims advanced DF-16 missiles at Taiwan: minister
Taipei (AFP) March 20, 2017
China is aiming advanced medium-range ballistic missiles at Taiwan as part of a growing military threat towards the island, Taipei's defence minister said Monday. The announcement came after Taiwan said for the first time last week that it is capable of launching missiles at China as it warned of an increased invasion risk. China still sees Taiwan as part of its territory to be brought b ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
State Dept. approves possible sale of Hellfire missiles to Britain
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
Pakistan test fires land-based anti-ship missile
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
Russia's Baltic Fleet trains with S-400 air defense systems
Scientists created nanopowders for the synthesis of new aluminum alloys
Krasnoyarsk, Russia (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
The project received support from the Regional Science Foundation and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research in the competition for oriented interdisciplinary research in 2016. The results of the research were published in the journals Physics of the Solid State, Vacuum and Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism. The authors of the project say that with the help of this techno ... more
Hanover NH (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
3-D printing turns nanomachines into life-size workers
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Light-controlled gearbox for nanomachines
Akron OH (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Researchers develop new method to program nanoparticle organization in polymer thin films
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Origami-inspired Robot Can Hitch a Ride with a Rover
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 21, 2017
The next rovers to explore another planet might bring along a scout. The Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) in development at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, was inspired by origami. Its lightweight design is capable of flattening itself, tucking in its wheels and crawling into places rovers can't fit. Over the past year and a half, PUFFER has been tested ... more
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Quadruped robot exhibits spontaneous changes in step with speed
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
Kraken Sonar Systems gains funding for robotics project
Washington (AFP) March 26, 2017
Tech world debate on robots and jobs heats up
Chinese startups making world's largest space plane and more
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 10, 2016
Access to space has long been an interest area of space agencies. In this domain, China became a force to be reckoned with as several Chinese space companies made great strides in the space race.For several years China's space program has been kept secret. But earlier this year China launched its Long March 7 rocket, developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, marking "a mome ... more
Station crew get special delivery from Virginia
Chincoteague Island, VA (SPX) Oct 31, 2016
This week, astronauts are unloading more than 5,000 pounds of cargo and crew supplies from the Cygnus spacecraft to support dozens of science and research investigations. However, this shipment has special significance. This shipment arrived via an Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. Rocket launches to the International Space ... more
Miami (AFP) Oct 23, 2016
Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 21, 2016
New Instrument on ISS to Study Ultra-Cold Quantum Gases
Baikonur, Kazakhstan (AFP) Oct 19, 2016
Two Russians, one American blast off to ISS
X-37B Space Plane Soon to Break Orbital Record
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 21, 2017
The US Air Force's most secretive plane, the X-37B, is just eight days away from breaking the record for longest orbital mission undertaken by a space plane. The unmanned vehicle is competing against itself, as the X-37B already holds this record with a 674 day flight. Whether the X-37B will break the record or not, however, is up to the Air Force, which is famously tight-lipped about the ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 27, 2017
Happy Wanderer? Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Its Own Orbital Record
Washington (UPI) Mar 24, 2017
GA-ASI starts testing of mid-air launch-and-recovery drone vehicles
Washington (UPI) Mar 21, 2017
General Atomics producing additional MQ-9 drone parts


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