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April 26, 2017
ROCKET SCIENCE
India seeks status as a major space power with more satellite launches



New Delhi (Sputnik) Apr 26, 2017
Aiming to lower the cost of access to space, the Indian Space and Research Organization (ISRO) chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar has said the space agency is aiming to increase the number of satellite launches from the existing seven to 12 per year. Experts said that increasing the number of launches will help India tap a fast-growing commercial space market. "Earlier, we were doing 2-3 (launches) per year, then we increased it to 4-5, last few years we have been doing seven launches. Now, we are trying t ... read more

GPS NEWS
2 SOPS says goodbye to GPS satellite
Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
At 25-years old, Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 27 completed its time in orbit before the 2nd Space Operations Squadron said goodbye via final command and disposal here April 18. ... more
ENERGY TECH
Stanford scientist's new approach may accelerate design of high-power batteries
Stanford CA (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Research led by a Stanford scientist promises to increase the performance of high-power electrical storage devices, such as car batteries. In work published recently in Applied Physics Letters ... more
ENERGY TECH
Electrochemical performance of lithium-ion capacitors
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
How do internal short circuit? Researcher Minho Kim has published his paper "A fast and efficient pre-doping approach to high energy density lithium-ion hybrid capacitors". Internal short-circ ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Lunar, Martian Greenhouses Designed to Mimic Those on Earth
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Apr 25, 2017
While astronauts have successfully grown plants and vegetables aboard the International Space Station, NASA scientists at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida are collaborating with a university team ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL
'Better you than me,' Trump tells record-breaking astronaut
Washington (AFP) April 24, 2017
US President Donald Trump congratulated NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for setting a new space record on Monday, but expressed disdain for a particular rigor of space life - drinking recycled urine. ... more
DRAGON SPACE
Are human space babies conceivable?
Beijing (XNA) Apr 23, 2017
As astronauts continue to break records for time spent in space and manned Mars exploration is under discussion, scientists in China have begun a groundbreaking study to determine if humans can repr ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Scientists to test medicine for bone loss on Tianzhou-1
Beijing (XNA) Apr 23, 2017
Scientists will test a medicine to treat bone loss during the maiden voyage of China's first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1. The medicine has been specially developed for astronauts, but they hope it w ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Chinese space scientists study human organs in space
Beijing (XNA) Apr 23, 2017
Scientists around the world are looking for the "keys" to enable humans to regrow tissues or organs lost due to illness or injury, just like gecko can regrow a tail. Their quest now extends into spa ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China's first cargo spacecraft docks with space lab
Beijing (AFP) April 22, 2017
China's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, successfully completed docking with an orbiting space lab on Saturday, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center said. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station
Miami (AFP) April 22, 2017
An unmanned Cygnus cargo ship carrying a load of supplies and science experiments arrived safely at the International Space Station on Saturday, according to live images broadcast on NASA television. ... more


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MICROSAT BLITZ
Sky and Space Global 3 Diamonds integrated to launch pod in the Netherlands
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 23, 2017
announce the successful integration of its 3 Diamonds nano-satellites into the launch pod of Innovative Space Logistics BV in the Netherlands. The 3 Diamonds will be transported from the premi ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
US missile defence equipment reaches S.Korea site
Seoul (AFP) April 26, 2017
US troops began delivering a missile defence system that has infuriated China to a deployment site in South Korea Wednesday, amid heightened tensions over the North's nuclear ambitions. ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
MUOS Satellite Now Supporting Troops with Ultra High Frequency Communications
Sunnyvale, CA (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
The fifth Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite is now delivering secure, beyond-line-of-sight communications to troops with legacy Ultra High Frequency (UHF) radios. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Russia's Brand-New S-500 Missile System to Have Unprecedented Damage Radius
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 26, 2017
In an interview with Sputnik, Russian military expert Viktor Baranets specifically touted unprecedented the damage range of Russia's next-generation S-500 Prometey missile system, which is currently ... more

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Man-Made Space Junk Puts Astronauts, Operational Spacecraft in Serious Danger
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 26, 2017
The European Space Agency (ESA) has warned that man-made junk in space is getting out of hand. Radio Sputnik discussed the space debris problem with former head of the Space Debris Office of the European Space Agency, Dr. Heiner Klinkrad. During a conference on space debris, held in Germany this week, the ESA expressed concerns over the increasing danger of orbiting space trash. Some exper ... more
Luxembourg (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
SES Offers Panoramic Glimpse into the Future of TV with Live Virtual Reality Demo
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Nature: 3-D-printing of glass now possible
Oxford, UK (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Engineering technique is damaging materials research reveals
MUOS Satellite Now Supporting Troops with Ultra High Frequency Communications
Sunnyvale, CA (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
The fifth Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite is now delivering secure, beyond-line-of-sight communications to troops with legacy Ultra High Frequency (UHF) radios. The U.S. Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command, configured one of MUOS-5's two communications payloads - its legacy UHF payload - to provide additional support for the Navy's legacy ... more
Laurel MD (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
World's Most Powerful Emulator of Radio-Signal Traffic Opens for Business
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
Thales supplying Denmark with communications system
Offutt AFB NB (AFNS) Apr 10, 2017
US Strategic Command, Norway sign agreement to share space services, data

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
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2 SOPS says goodbye to GPS satellite
Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
At 25-years old, Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 27 completed its time in orbit before the 2nd Space Operations Squadron said goodbye via final command and disposal here April 18. SVN 27 was launched in 1992, meaning it performed more than triple its design life of 7.5 years. "The most interesting thing about this process for me, was the ability to do some experimentatio ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Researchers working toward indoor location detection
Paris (ESA) Apr 10, 2017
Galileo's search and rescue service in the spotlight
Managua (AFP) April 7, 2017
Russia inaugurates GPS-type satellite station in Nicaragua
Pressurized Perlan glider reaches new high altitude on journey to edge of space
Minden, NV (SPX) Apr 25, 2017
Airbus Perlan Mission II, an initiative to fly a glider without an engine to the edge of space to collect ground-breaking insights on high-altitude flight, weather, and climate change, returned to flight this week at its U.S. headquarters at the Minden-Tahoe Airport. Perlan Project Pilots Jim Payne and Miguel Iturmendi soared the pressurized glider to its highest altitude to date, reaching 30,61 ... more
Washington (AFP) April 24, 2017
'Personal flying machine' maker plans deliveries this year
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Kazakhstan buys two more Airbus C295 aircraft
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Singapore's air force upgrading Apache warfare systems
New quantum liquid crystals may play role in future of computers
Pasadena CA (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Physicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech have discovered the first three-dimensional quantum liquid crystal - a new state of matter that may have applications in ultrafast quantum computers of the future. "We have detected the existence of a fundamentally new state of matter that can be regarded as a quantum analog of a liquid crystal," says Caltech assista ... more
Frankfurt, Germany (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Molecular libraries for organic light-emitting diodes
Boston MA (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Graphene 'copy machine' may produce cheap semiconductor wafers
Boston MA (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
New form of matter may hold the key to developing quantum machines
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
When Swarm met Steve
Paris (ESA) Apr 24, 2017
Thanks to social media and the power of citizen scientists chasing the northern lights, a new feature was discovered recently. Nobody knew what this strange ribbon of purple light was, so ... it was called Steve. ESA's Swarm magnetic field mission has now also met Steve and is helping to understand the nature of this new-found feature. Speaking at the recent Swarm science meeting in Canada, Eric ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 18, 2017
'Detergent' Molecules May Drive Recent Methane Changes
Bristol, UK (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Banned industrial solvent sheds new light on methane mystery
Aurora CO (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Raytheon speeds delivery and secures satellite weather data
Mystery of the missing mercury at the Great Salt Lake
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
Around 2010, the deep waters of Utah's Great Salt Lake contained high levels of toxic methylmercury. Mercury measurements in waterfowl surrounding the lake led to a rare human consumption advisory for ducks. But by 2015, 90 percent of the deep mercury was gone. The disappearance of the mercury was not due to aggressive environmental policies or a wide-ranging cleanup effort. Instead, it's ... more
London (AFP) April 24, 2017
UK could face legal battle over air pollution delay
Paris (ESA) Apr 18, 2017
ESA helps faster cleaner shipping
Colombo (AFP) April 21, 2017
Sri Lanka bans anti-garbage protests after dump disaster
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Are human space babies conceivable?
Beijing (XNA) Apr 23, 2017
As astronauts continue to break records for time spent in space and manned Mars exploration is under discussion, scientists in China have begun a groundbreaking study to determine if humans can reproduce in space. Scientists will for the first time conduct an experiment to induce the differentiation of human embryonic stem cells into germ cells on China's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1 ... more
Beijing (AFP) April 22, 2017
China's first cargo spacecraft docks with space lab
Wenchang, China (AFP) April 20, 2017
China launches first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1
Wenchang, China (Sputnik) Apr 21, 2017
Tianzhou-1 space truck soars into orbit
US missile defence equipment reaches S.Korea site
Seoul (AFP) April 26, 2017
US troops began delivering a missile defence system that has infuriated China to a deployment site in South Korea Wednesday, amid heightened tensions over the North's nuclear ambitions. Washington is urging Beijing - Pyongyang's sole major ally - to do more to rein it in, but the Asian giant has reacted with fury to the planned installation of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD ... more
Seoul (AFP) April 17, 2017
US, South Korea agree early deployment of THAAD: PM Hwang
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
South Korean missile interceptor in final development
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
BAE Systems to develop U.S. space, missile defense tech
Russia's Brand-New S-500 Missile System to Have Unprecedented Damage Radius
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 26, 2017
In an interview with Sputnik, Russian military expert Viktor Baranets specifically touted unprecedented the damage range of Russia's next-generation S-500 Prometey missile system, which is currently undergoing state tests. Earlier this week, Pavel Sozinov, chief engineer of the Russian defense corporation Almaz-Antey, said that Russia's next-generation S-500 surface-to-air missile system w ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 24, 2017
Raytheon receives $78 milllion contract for Sidewinder missiles
Washington (UPI) Apr 21, 2017
MBDA Systems gets $689M in U.K. missile contracts
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
Lockheed Martin gets $100M JASSM production order
Nanotubes that build themselves
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have succeeded in producing nanotubes from a single building block using so-called molecular self-recognition. The tube can also change shape depending on the surrounding environment. The results can contribute to the future development of transport channels for drugs through the cell membrane. In the present study, researchers from Lund Universit ... more
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Nanoparticles remain unpredictable
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
Better living through pressure: Functional nanomaterials made easy
Lemont IL (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Self-assembling polymers provide thin nanowire template
Human 2 Mars Conference May 9-11 2017 - Washington DC
Human prejudices sneak into artificial intelligence systems
Princeton NJ (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
In debates over the future of artificial intelligence, many experts think of the new systems as coldly logical and objectively rational. But in a new study, researchers have demonstrated how machines can be reflections of us, their creators, in potentially problematic ways. Common machine learning programs, when trained with ordinary human language available online, can acquire cultural bi ... more
El Segundo CA (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Brane Craft Proposal Awarded Phase 2 by NASA
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Lockheed Martin gets license for military exoskeleton tech
Washington (AFP) April 6, 2017
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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
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