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August 28, 2015
Orion parachutes pass failure test
Yuma, Ariz. (UPI) Aug 26, 2015
The Orion space capsule's parachute system passed its latest test on Wednesday, in which engineers simulated a mechanical failure. Similar to previous tests, the Orion prototype was dropped from the upper reaches of the atmosphere - by a C-17 aircraft instead of a balloon - and allowed to free fall toward Earth's surface. Only this time, the craft's parachutes were programmed by NASA engineers to only partially deploy. Orion's braking system boasts two sets of parachutes. The initial t ... read more
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TMA-18M Flight to Take Two Days
The new International Space Station (ISS) crew's Soyuz TMA-16M flight to the station, slated for September, will take two days, Russia's Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) said Wednesday. "Manne ... more

Galileo satellites are "topped off" for Arianespace's upcoming Soyuz launch
The two European Galileo navigation satellites for Arianespace's next mission from French Guiana have been fueled at the Spaceport, readying them for integration with their Soyuz launcher. The ... more

NASA to test location transmitters during simulated place crash
On Wednesday, NASA will crash a small plane into the ground in order to test its latest generation of emergency locator transmitters (ELTs). ... more
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Russia, UK Sign Deal On Cooperation in Satellite Development
Russia's VNIIEM Corporation and the British Surrey Satellite Technology company signed a protocol on potential cooperation in the creation of a Russian small Earth remote-sensing (ERS) satellite, Ru ... more


Novel nanostructures for efficient long-range energy transport
The conversion of sunlight into electricity at low cost becomes increasingly important to meet the world's fast growing energy consumption. This task requires the development of new device concepts, ... more
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NASA Funds Plasma Rocket Technology for Superfast Space Travel
Superfast journeys to Mars may be one big step closer for humanity, as NASA has sponsored a private company to develop a high-tech, plasma engine. Ad Astra Rocket Company, specializing in the ... more

NASA Aircraft to Begin NOAA Hurricane Mission
NASA's remotely piloted Global Hawk aircraft will begin flights this week in support of a NOAA-led mission to improve hurricane track and intensity forecasts. Operating from the aircraft groun ... more
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North and South Korea: A 'New Normal'?

S. Korea, US say North military easing off war-footing

US, Philippines hold talks on boosting military capacity: spokesman

Two Russian soldiers jailed for killing Tajik taxi driver

Japan lawyers join opposition to controversial security bills

More than 1,000 NATO paratroopers mount exercise in Germany

Prototype nEUROn combat drone put to the test


Countdown for Indian rocket GSLV launch to begin on August 26
The 29-hour countdown for the launch of GSat-6 communication satellite using GSLV rocket will start on August 26 at 11.52 a.m, the Indian space agency said. According to the Indian Space Resea ... more

Green Propellant Infusion Mission Receives Propulsion System
NASA's Green Propellant Infusion Mission to develop a high-performance, low-toxicity fuel and propulsion system for spacecraft has passed a major milestone. A green propellant propulsion subsystem, ... more

Russian Defense Ministry to use updated GLONASS GPS by 2016
The developer's CEO said that the renewed GLONASS version will have significant changes. Russia's GLONASS satellite navigation network, updated in compliance with the Russian Defense Ministry ... more
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Japanese whisky arrives at the International Space Station
An unmanned cargo ship loaded with emergency supplies - including Japanese whisky - successfully docked at the International Space Station early Tuesday, officials said. ... more

Middle School Students Write Code for Space Station
"I wrote code for the International Space Station." Imagine being able to add that to your resume, even before you graduate middle school. During the Zero Robotics middle school finals on Aug. 14, m ... more
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Smooth robot movements reduce energy consumption by up to 40 percent
By minimizing the acceleration of industrial robots, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 40 percent - while retaining the given production time. This is the result of a new optimization algor ... more

Elon Musk's Hyperloop concept closer to becoming a reality
The concept of high-speed frictionless train travel through pressurized, above-ground tubes began life as a fanciful dream - one popularized by serial entrepreneur Elon Musk. ... more

New easily fabricated, flexible and wearable white-light LED
Researchers from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan have created highly flexible, efficient white LEDs with potential use in wearable displays and non-flat surfaces, such as curved and flexible ... more

Prototype nEUROn combat drone put to the test
Fight testing of a European-made unmanned combat vehicle has been completed in Italy at an Italian Air Force base, Alenia Aermacchi reports. ... more

Brazil, Sweden signing funding deal for Gripen buy
Brazilian and Swedish officials are signing the financial contract for the procurement of Gripen NG fighters by the Brazilian Air Force. ... more
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Raytheon given USAF contract for life-cycle support
Raytheon has won a prime place on a U.S. Air Force contract to compete for task orders to provide training services and support services. ... more

Thai military receives EC725 helicopters
The Royal Thai Air Force has received four of six EC725 helicopters for use in search-and-rescue and troop transport missions. ... more
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Iran unveils new short range ballistic missile


Russian E-Warriors Render Aircraft Carriers Useless


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China arrests 12 over Tianjin blasts as toll rises

Drones used to track wildlife

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Australia's Fortescue profits dive on slumping Chinese demand

Satellites focus on rescue and damage control work

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US sees big surge in close calls with drones

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ARSAT-2 arrives in French Guiana

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