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July 22, 2014
Sierra Nevada Contacts All Six On-Orbit ORBCOMM Generation 2 Satellites
Sparks NV (SPX) Jul 22, 2014
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has commenced the on-orbit checkout phase for six ORBCOMM Generation 2 (OG2) satellites, establishing communication with each satellite as planned. The satellites, which will replenish the current first generation ORBCOMM constellation, were launched on July 14, 2014 via a dedicated SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. SNC is the prime contractor and spacecraft bus manufacturer for this upgraded communication constellation leadi ... read more
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Researchers crush diamond with biggest laser in world
Scientists wanted to better understand what conditions are like deep inside giant, carbon-rich planets. To find out, they blasted a diamond with the world's biggest laser. ... more

New UAV for background radiation monitoring
UAV systems has developed background radiation monitoring system for Russian meteorology and ecological monitoring corporation Rosgidromet. The base of the system is serially produced scintillationa ... more

Japanese androids take us closer to 'Blade Runner' future
A future in which it is difficult to tell man and machine apart could soon become reality, scientists say, after recent robotic breakthroughs in Japan. ... more
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'Take your clothes off, be like me!' says wise-cracking robot
A wise-cracking humanoid robot called Pepper whose makers claim can read people's emotions was unveiled in Tokyo last month. ... more


SSERVI: Serving NASA's Mission to the Moon and Beyond, Part 2
Humanity has plans to expand into space: to the Moon, to Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs), and to the moons of Mars. Like any trip to anywhere, we need to know certain things before we go. We need to kno ... more
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NASA names Kennedy Space Center building for Neil Armstrong
A building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, where Apollo astronauts once trained, was named in honor of astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. ... more

Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests 1 Newton Thruster for Green Propellant Infusion Mission
Aerojet Rocketdyne has successfully completed a hot-fire test on its flight-representative 1 Newton (1N) thruster at our specially designated green propellant facility in Redmond, Washington. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
'Doomsday sputnik': Russia said to launch new missile-attack warning satellite

China says spy ship operations 'in line with international law'

Iran complying with nuclear deal: UN watchdog

Insurgent threat shatters Iraq Christians' uneasy peace

Israel mourns, but undeterred by soldier deaths

Britain's Cameron urges military sanctions against Russia

N. Korea defends missile tests, warns 'gangster' US


Virtual finger enables scientists to navigate and analyze complex 3D images
Researchers have pioneered a revolutionary new way to digitally navigate three-dimensional images. The new technology, called Virtual Finger, allows scientists to move through digital images of smal ... more

Squishy robots
In the movie "Terminator 2," the shape-shifting T-1000 robot morphs into a liquid state to squeeze through tight spaces or to repair itself when harmed. Now a phase-changing material built from wax ... more

KAIST develops TransWall, a transparent touchable display wall
At a busy shopping mall, shoppers walk by store windows to find attractive items to purchase. Through the windows, shoppers can see the products displayed, but may have a hard time imagining doing s ... more
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Really smart cars are ready to take the wheel
Why waste your time looking for a place to park when your car can do it for you? An idea that was pure science fiction only a few years ago is becoming reality thanks to automatic robot cars. ... more

NGC Breaks Ground on New Space Assembly and Test Facility
Northrop Grumman officially broke ground on a new $20 million Maryland Space Assembly and Test (M-SAT) facility on the back of its Baltimore campus adjacent to Baltimore Washington International Thu ... more
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A new measure of biodiversity

Scientists complete chromosome-based draft of the wheat genome

Is the US National Flood Insurance Program Affordable?

BYU professor helping to eradicate fatal sleeping sickness

The bend in the Appalachian mountain chain is finally explained

Death toll rises, blackouts remain in Philippines after typhoon

China shuts meat producer supplying KFC and McDonald's


ADS strengthens strategic Global Xpress partnership with Inmarsat
Airbus Defense and Space has expanded its strategic agreement with Inmarsat on Global Xpress high-speed broadband with a new agreement extending reselling of the ultra-fast broadband service to the ... more

GOES-R Magnetometer Ready for Spacecraft Integration
The Magnetometer instrument that will fly on NOAA's GOES-R satellite when it is launched in early 2016 has completed the development and testing phase and is ready to be integrated with the spacecra ... more

ISS 'space truck' launch postponed: Arianespace
The July 24 launch of a robot ship to deliver provisions to the International Space Station has been postponed "for a few days", space transport firm Arianespace said Friday. ... more

SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 Flights Deemed Successful
The U.S. Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center declared both the Dec. 3, 2013 and Jan. 6, 2014 flights of the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) Falcon 9 v1.1 l ... more

SSERVI: Serving NASA's Mission to the Moon and Beyond, Part 1
Humanity has plans to expand into space: to the Moon, to Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs), and to the moons of Mars. Like any trip to anywhere, we need to know certain things before we go. We need to kno ... more


NASA Announces Early Career Faculty Space Tech Research Grants
NASA has selected seven university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs for America's space program. The selected proposals for ... more

Lockheed Martin Opens Space Technology Office In United Kingdom
Lockheed Martin is opening a space technology office in Great Britain to explore partnership opportunities with UK businesses and universities to support the UK's goal of maintaining and growing its ... more
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Improving the cost and efficiency of renewable energy storage

"Nanocamera" takes pictures at distances smaller than light's own wavelength

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US lawmakers boost funding for Israel's Iron Dome


Qatar to buy Patriot missiles in $11 bln arms deal: US


AC-235 gunships for Jordan feature missiles, rockets and cannons


AM General touts Humvee replacement offering


NASA Turns Over New Air Traffic Management Tool To FAA


UAE to create space agency, send unmanned probe to Mars


SES Contracts Airbus Defence And Space To Manufacture SES-12 Satellite


First Launch of Proton After Crash Scheduled for September 28


Moore's Law Gets Boost With Fundamental Chemistry Finding


ESA's spaceplane set for flight

Aniara Selects Dauria Aerospace to Supply Two Small Ku-band GEO Sats

Work Commences On XS-1 Spaceplane Designs

China's Fast Track To Circumlunar Mission

Report: drone market to remain strong

Russian-made missile key suspect in MH17 crash

Storm Shadow missiles set for integration of RAF Typhoons

Royal Air Force's Tornado aircraft getting new RF jamming pods

Airbus supplying more aircraft to Egyptian Air Force

US Refusal to Host GLONASS Base a Form of Competition with Russia

Russian GLONASS to Boost Yield Capacity by 50 percent

Mobile air traffic control communications system makes debut

45th Space Wing launches 6 second-generation ORBCOMM satellites

Death toll rises, blackouts remain in Philippines after typhoon

Sandstone arches formed by gravity and stress, not erosion

Nepal Army gets emergency bridge kits

Medical advances turn science fiction into science fact

Italian cruise ship wreck prepared for final voyage

Investigators struggle to reach MH17 crash site in strife-torn Ukraine

Future Electronics May Depend on Lasers, Not Quartz

Using LED lighting to reduce streetlight glare

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