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April 28, 2017
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. 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 UHF satellite communications mission. Today, narrowband UHF communications is used by every Combatant Command ... read more

UAV NEWS
Service Academies Swarm Challenge Live-Fly Competition Begins
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other robots have become increasingly affordable, capable, and available to both the U.S. military and adversaries alike. Enabling UAVs and similar assets t ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
When Hollywood met neurosurgery
Baltimore MD (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
A team of computer engineers and neurosurgeons, with an assist from Hollywood special effects experts, reports successful early tests of a novel, lifelike 3D simulator designed to teach surgeons to ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
NASA spacesuits over budget, tight on timeline: audit
Miami (AFP) April 26, 2017
The United States is in a hurry to send people to Mars by the 2030s, but a key question remains for these deep space explorers: what will they wear? ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
New Russian Medium-Class Carrier Rocket Could Compete With SpaceX's Falcon
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
A new medium-class carrier rocket to be developed in Russia will be able to compete with the Falcon rocket manufactured by the US-based SpaceX company, Russia's RSC Energia space corporation said. ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE
RSC Energia, Boeing Hammer Out a Deal on Sea Launch Project
Los Angeles (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
Rocket and Space Corporation Energia (RSC Energia) and Boeing have finally managed to reach a settlement over a sizeable $330 million debt incurred by the Russian company over the Sea Launch project ... more
DRAGON SPACE
Commentary: Innovation drives China's space exploration
Beijing (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
China has always understood that only innovation can drive the country along the trajectory to becoming a space power. In the past year, scientists and engineers have made major breakthroughs in the ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China's Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket leaves for launch site
Tianjin (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
China's Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket departed northern China's Tianjin Port for the launch base in southern Hainan Monday. Monday is also China's second Space Day, which was chosen to mark t ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China courts international coalition set up to promote space cooperation
Xi'an (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
A coalition was established Sunday in northwest China's Shaanxi Province to promote innovation and cooperation on space exploration under the the Belt and Road Initiative. The coalition, set u ... more
DRAGON SPACE
Macao marks 2nd China Space Day with astronaut sharing space experience
Macao (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
Macao marked the second anniversary of China's Space Day Monday afternoon to popularize space science to young students in the special administrative region (SAR). The event, held in the Macao Scien ... 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


Russia's Brand-New S-500 Missile System to Have Unprecedented Damage Radius

AEROSPACE
'Personal flying machine' maker plans deliveries this year
Washington (AFP) April 24, 2017
A Silicon Valley "flying car" startup, Kitty Hawk, reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, released a video Monday of its airborne prototype and announced plans for deliveries of a "personal flying machine" this year. ... more
ENERGY TECH
Clarifying the mechanism for suppressing turbulence through ion mass
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
Seeking to further improve plasma performance, from March 7, 2017, plasma experiments utilizing deuterium ions, which have twice the mass of hydrogen, were initiated in the Large Helical Device (LHD ... 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
MISSILE DEFENSE
Seoul rejects Trump demand it pays for missile system
Seoul (AFP) April 28, 2017
Seoul on Friday brushed aside US President Donald Trump's suggestion it should pay for a $1 billion missile defence system the two allies are installing in South Korea to guard against threats from the North. ... 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
Oxford, UK (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Engineering technique is damaging materials research reveals
Raleigh NC (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Finding order and structure in the atomic chaos where materials meet
Richland WA (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Changing the game
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
Washington DC (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
Navy's New Satellite Network to Be Fitted With Advanced Data Transfer Gear
Washington (UPI) Apr 25, 2017
U.S. Marine Corps tests WiFi system at its air stations
Laurel MD (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
World's Most Powerful Emulator of Radio-Signal Traffic Opens for Business

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
'Personal flying machine' maker plans deliveries this year
Washington (AFP) April 24, 2017
A Silicon Valley "flying car" startup, Kitty Hawk, reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, released a video Monday of its airborne prototype and announced plans for deliveries of a "personal flying machine" this year. "Our mission is to make the dream of personal flight a reality. We believe when everyone has access to personal flight, a new, limitless world of opportunity will op ... more
Brasilia (AFP) April 25, 2017
China's HNA buys stake in Rio airport: Brazil official
Minden, NV (SPX) Apr 25, 2017
Pressurized Perlan glider reaches new high altitude on journey to edge of space
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Kazakhstan buys two more Airbus C295 aircraft
Molecular libraries for organic light-emitting diodes
Frankfurt, Germany (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
The rising demand for increasingly sophisticated smartphones, tablets and home cinemas is a growing challenge for display technology. At present, organic materials are the most effective way to master this challenge. In particular molecules from the class of materials known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can be used to produce large and mechanically flexible flat screens. They unite ... more
Pasadena CA (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
New quantum liquid crystals may play role in future of computers
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 27, 2017
British government loses court case over air pollution plans
Rabat (AFP) April 26, 2017
Morocco seizes 420 tonnes of plastic bags in year since ban
London (AFP) April 24, 2017
UK could face legal battle over air pollution delay
MILSATCOM 2017 - 26/27 April, 2017 Colorado Springs
China courts international coalition set up to promote space cooperation
Xi'an (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
A coalition was established Sunday in northwest China's Shaanxi Province to promote innovation and cooperation on space exploration under the the Belt and Road Initiative. The coalition, set up in the provincial capital of Xi'an, encompasses 48 universities, research institutes and academic organizations at home and abroad. It was initiated by the Chinese Society of Astronautics and Xi'an- ... more
Beijing (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
Commentary: Innovation drives China's space exploration
Macao (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
Macao marks 2nd China Space Day with astronaut sharing space experience
Tianjin (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
China's Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket leaves for launch site
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 28, 2017
Seoul rejects Trump demand it pays for missile system
Damascus (AFP) April 27, 2017
Syria to buy latest Russian anti-missile system: Assad
Jerusalem (AFP) April 27, 2017
Israeli missile shoots down 'target' over Golan: army
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 26, 2017
Northrop to integrate missile countermeasure systems for Air Force, Navy
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
Self-assembled nanostructures can be selectively controlled
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Plasmonic nanoparticles exhibit properties based on their geometries and relative positions. Researchers have now developed an easy way to manipulate the optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures that strongly depend on their spatial arrangement. The plasmonic nanoparticles can form clusters, plasmonic metamolecules, and then interact with each other. Changing the geometry of the nano ... more
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Nanotubes that build themselves
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Nanoparticles remain unpredictable
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
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Human 2 Mars Conference May 9-11 2017 - Washington DC
Synthetic two-sided gecko's foot could enable underwater robotics
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Geckos are well known for effortlessly scrambling up walls and upside down across ceilings. Even in slippery rain forests, the lizards maintain their grip. Now scientists have created a double-sided adhesive that copies this reversible ability to stick and unstick to surfaces even in wet conditions. They say their development, reported in ACS' Journal of Physical Chemistry C, could be usef ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
The rise of automated art
Princeton NJ (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
Human prejudices sneak into artificial intelligence systems
El Segundo CA (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Brane Craft Proposal Awarded Phase 2 by NASA
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Service Academies Swarm Challenge Live-Fly Competition Begins
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other robots have become increasingly affordable, capable, and available to both the U.S. military and adversaries alike. Enabling UAVs and similar assets to perform useful tasks under human supervision-that is, carrying out swarm tactics in concert with human teammates-holds tremendous promise to extend the advantages U.S. warfighters have in field oper ... more
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