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December 19, 2014
SPACE TRAVEL
XCOR Announces Further Progress on XCOR Lynx Spacecraft
Mojave CA (SPX) Dec 19, 2014
The XCOR Lynx suborbital spacecraft continues to make rapid progress towards final assembly. Immediately after bonding the cockpit to the fuselage, the shop crews set up for the delicate and precise operation of bonding the carry-through spar on to the rear end of the Lynx fuselage. "The carry-through spar is the heart of the loading structure on any winged craft - it supports the primary load of the wings and carries that load through the fuselage," says XCOR CEO Jeff Greason. "Attaching the spar ... read more
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US Space Launcher to Get 60 Russian Engines in $1Bln Deal
Russian design bureau Energomash has signed a contract with the US-based Orbital Sciences Corporation for the delivery of 60 RD-181 rocket engines to be used to power the Antares rocket's first stag ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

India launches biggest ever rocket into space
India successfully launched its biggest ever rocket on Thursday, including an unmanned capsule which could one day send astronauts into space, as the country ramps up its ambitious space programme. ... more
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SpaceX postpones launch after rocket 'issues'
SpaceX on Thursday postponed the planned launch later this week of its unmanned Dragon cargo ship after unspecified "issues" arose during a launchpad test, the company said in a statement. ... more
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NASA awards Launch Services Contract for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission. TESS will launch aboard a Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle, with liftoff targeted for Au ... more


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SpaceX to try to 'precision-land' rocket in ocean
SpaceX said Wednesday it will for the first time try to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform in the ocean after launching cargo to the International Space Station. ... more
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O3b satellites integrated on Soyuz For Dec 18 Arianespace flight
Arianespace's next medium-lift Soyuz to be launched from French Guiana is now complete following the integration of its "upper composite," which consists of four O3b Networks connectivity satellites ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Russia, US to Cooperate on Orion Spacecraft Modernization
Russian Rocket and Space Corporation 'Energia' (Russian for Energy) and the US corporations Lockheed Martin and Boeing will jointly work on modernizing the US Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle Orion so tha ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Plunging oil price to reset global defence budgets: IHS

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

Russia Not to Deploy Units of Strategic Missile Forces in Crimea

India Considering Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Submarine

Challenging Russia, Ukraine moves to drop neutral status

US air strikes kill several IS leaders in Iraq: Pentagon

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2015 to be a busy year, says ISRO chief
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will also launch a heavy communication satellite, GSAT-15, with around 40 transponders - automatic receivers and transmitters for communication and broa ... more
ROBO SPACE

Robot named 'Athena' becomes first humanoid robot to pay for a seat on a flight
A robot named "Athena" has officially become the first humanoid robot to pay for a seat on a flight. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

Israel, US in abortive missile defence test
Israel and the United States on Tuesday tested the Jewish state's Arrow 3 ballistic missile interception system, the defence ministry said, with local media reporting the trial was cut short. ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL

China drives growth in patent applications worldwide
China made one third of the world's patent applications last year, once again driving strong global growth despite stalling innovation in Europe and Japan, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) said Tuesday. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Voyager: 'Tsunami Wave' Still Flies Through Interstellar Space
The "tsunami wave" that NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft began experiencing earlier this year is still propagating outward, according to new results. It is the longest-lasting shock wave that researchers ... more
24/7 News Coverage
North Atlantic signalled Ice Age thaw 1,000 years before it happened

Migrating 'supraglacial' lakes could trigger future Greenland ice loss

Clearing rainforests distorts wind and water, packs climate wallop beyond carbon

Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds

Hidden Movements of Greenland Ice Sheet, Runoff Revealed

Improving forecasts for rain-on-snow flooding

The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD

ROCKET SCIENCE

ISRO to Test-Fly Heaviest Rocket, Crew Module on December 18
India will test-fly its heaviest and upgraded rocket - the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mark III) - on December 18, space agency ISRO said Friday. According to a tweet by the Indian ... more
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ILS Proton launches Yamal-401 satellite marking 400th Proton mission
International Launch Services (ILS), a leader in providing mission integration and launch services to the global commercial satellite industry, successfully launched the Yamal-401 satellite into geo ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing
The proposed placement of ballistic missile interceptors on the US East Coast has the advantage of providing more time and distance to shoot down an enemy missile, but still has a lot of shortfalls ... more
UAV NEWS

Navy demos unmanned helicopter for Coast Guard
An unmanned aerial vehicle has been operated from a U.S. National Security Cutter as part of a Coast Guard assessment for using drone aircraft. ... more
UAV NEWS

Army installs ground-based sense-and-avoid system for drones
A system to support unmanned aerial systems in flying safely from airfields to restricted areas for training and testing has been deployed by the U.S. Army. ... more

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MILTECH

Companies partner counter-IED technologies
Humanistic Robotics Inc. and Critical Solutions International have teamed to offer Husky road clearance vehicles with counter-land mine and counter-IED rollers. ... more
MILTECH

DARPA developing first-ever maneuverable bullet
Researchers with the Defense Department are currently testing a bullet that's maneuverable, able to change directions mid-flight. Military officials hope the technology, once perfected, can expand the range of snipers and improve accuracy in windy conditions. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Belgium seeks to push back closure of two nuclear plants

Oil spill closes Enbridge line in Saskatchewan

Earth's most abundant mineral finally has a name

BOC Aviation adds two more Boeing jets to earlier order spree

WTO appeals panel sides with China in US anti-dumping duties row

Nature fires back at EIA shale gas critique

Apple co-founder Wozniak skeptical on smartwatches, Google Glass

MILTECH

Nexter, Hydrema team for Danish APC deal

AEROSPACE

Netherlands lifts suspension of NH90 helicopter deliveries

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Cubic Corporation acquires DTECH Labs

MILTECH

Mobile radio passive radar makes harbors safer

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Improving forecasts for rain-on-snow flooding

AEROSPACE

BOC Aviation adds two more Boeing jets to earlier order spree

TRADE WARS

WTO appeals panel sides with China in US anti-dumping duties row

TRADE WARS

Italy arrest 18 over China bank transfers via British company

TRADE WARS

US officials see progress in China trade talks

FAST TRACK

China signs Balkan bullet train deal to drive Europe trade

China steps up plan for new export corridor into Europe

How Germany and the euro are keeping Europe in recession

Chinese power companies pursue smart grids

With new entrants, streaming TV sees watershed moment

Australia poised to seize assets of corrupt Chinese: report

Dongfeng, Huawei partner for Internet-enabled cars

Soyuz Installed at Baikonur, Expected to Launch Wednesday

Plans to Create Russian National Orbital Station Confirmed

First steps for Hector the robot stick insect

SpaceX Soon To Try Landing First Stage on Floating Platform

NASA, SpaceX reschedule next week's ISS resupply launch

New generation of Star Tracker from Terma

XCOR Presents New Platforms For Suborbital Science at AGU

Lockheed Martin opens MUOS application development facility

Russia launches Yamal-401 communication satellite

Poroshenko vows to complete Chernobyl sarcophagus

Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty Between USSR, US in Details

From Myth to Legend: Orion Test a Success

JASSM-ER cruise missile enters full-rate production

New, lighter mortar system for U.S. Army

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