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February 08, 2016
LAUNCH PAD
SpaceX Conducts Hover Tests
Bethesda, MD (SPX) Feb 09, 2016
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 advanced to the point of conducting propulsive hover tests at its McGregor, Texas facility. The uncrewed version of the Dragon capsule has been launched exclusively by SpaceX on its Falcon 9 two-stage launch vehicle since December 2010. It carries the distinction of being the first commercially built and o ... read more
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AEROSPACE

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
LAUNCH PAD

SES-9 Launch Targeting Late February
SES S.A. reports that it is targeting a 24 February 2016 launch date (with a backup date of the 25th) for its new satellite, SES-9. This date was mutually set by SES and the launch operator for SES- ... more
GPS NEWS

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
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MISSILE DEFENSE

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


AEROSPACE

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

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SPACE TRAVEL

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
ENERGY TECH

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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

ENERGY TECH

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
SPACE MEDICINE

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
SPACE TRAVEL

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
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GPS NEWS

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
ENERGY TECH

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
24/7 News Coverage
Technology, ancient and modern, can help buildings survive quakes

Lunar New Year turbulence as 'fire monkey' swings into action

Rescuers race to save over 100 buried after Taiwan quake

China school sees monkey business in New Year

Sea turtles with tumors fill Florida hospital

France's Cahors wine is new frontier for Argentina, China

Romania asks UNESCO to protect planned open-cast goldmine site

GPS NEWS

Thermal Vacuum Test Validates Lockheed Martin's GPS III Satellite Design
Engineers at Lockheed Martin recently proved their design for the world's most powerful Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite can operate in and withstand the harsh conditions it will experience ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA Team Demonstrates Loading of Swedish 'Green' Propellant
A NASA team has successfully demonstrated the handling and loading of a new-fangled, Swedish-developed "green propellant" that smells like glass cleaner, looks like chardonnay, but has proven powerf ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

US hopes to send anti-missile system to SKorea 'as quickly as possible'
The US military wants to send a sophisticated missile defense system to South Korea "as quickly as possible," the Pentagon said Monday as it seeks to counter an ever-defiant North Korea. ... more
DRAGON SPACE

China Conducts Final Tests on Most Powerful Homegrown Rocket
China's largest and most powerful rocket the Long March 5 underwent final tests at the Wen-chang Satellite Launch Center in Hainan province. The rocket's first flight will be conducted in Sept ... more
RUSSIAN SPACE

Kazakhstan Ratifies Protocol With Russia for Baikonur Cosmodrome Incidents
Kazakhstan's upper house of parliament ratified a protocol, introducing amendments to the 1999 intergovernmental agreement with Russia on procedures in the event of an accident occurring during a ro ... more

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GPS NEWS

China to launch nearly 40 Beidou navigation satellites in five years
China plans to launch nearly 40 Beidou navigation satellites in the next five years to support its global navigation and positioning network, a spokesperson said Wednesday. By the end of 2018, ... more
GPS NEWS

45th SW supports Air Force GPS IIF-12 launch aboard an Atlas V
The 45th Space Wing supported the U.S. Air Force's twelfth launch of a Boeing-built Global Positioning System IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V from Space Launch Complex 41 here ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Obama seeks to double US funds for clean energy research

Chinese market electrifying for 'green' cars

Central Appalachia flatter as result of mountaintop mining

Metal oxide sandwiches: New option to manipulate properties of interfaces

Breaking through insect shells at a molecular level

Extracting rare-earth elements from coal could soon be economical in US

Researchers discover new phase of boron nitride and a new way to create pure c-BN



UAV NEWS

Turkish Aerospace Industries UAV Anka makes debut flight

MILTECH

Elbit Systems reveals Seagull unmanned surface vehicle

MILTECH

Telephonics to support electronic countermeasures for US Marines

MISSILE NEWS

Finnish defense minister approves rocket procurement

AEROSPACE

MBDA delivering ASRAAM missiles for F-35 fighters

AEROSPACE

At least four Russian servicemen killed in helicopter crash

MILTECH

Philippines officially marks receipt of U.S. armored vehicles

MISSILE DEFENSE

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

MISSILE NEWS

Saudi intercepts Scud from Yemen

MISSILE DEFENSE

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

Five questions about N. Korea's latest rocket and satellite launch

Chronology of North Korean missile development

Moscow Slams Washington Over Development of 'Prompt Global Strike' System

Next-Gen S-500 Offers 'World-Beating' Features to Guard Russia's Skies

Taser's effect on cognition may undermine police questioning

China calls for more than 120 to be punished over chemical blast

Nepal quake survivors fight freezing temperatures

Chip enables navigation aids for the visually impaired

China jails 14 over factory blast that killed 146

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

China-backed AIIB taps former British minister

Norway's massive wealth fund pulls out of 73 companies

Chip could bring deep learning to mobile devices

Arlington Capital Partners buying iRobot business unit

Eurozone growth forecast cut on China, migrant risks

Biggest ever trade deal signed as US seeks to counter China

China sets 2016 growth target at 6.5-7%

Cornell researchers create first self-assembled superconductor


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