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December 20, 2014
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SpaceX delays resupply flight to ISS
Cape Canaveral, Fla. (UPI) Dec 18, 2014
SpaceX's fifth commercial launch to provide supplies to the International Space Station was delayed due to problems experienced during an engine fire test, the company and NASA said Thursday. The Falcon 9 rocket was scheduled to take off with the Dragon cargo ship Friday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The rocket is now scheduled to launch the morning of Jan. 6. A news release from NASA said the delay was to allow "SpaceX engineers time to investigate further issues that arose ... read more
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AEROSPACE

Satellite firm Stevenson Astrosat moves into spacecraft systems
Stevenson Astrosat, one of Scotland's most ambitious space technology companies, is accelerating into spacecraft systems in the latest rocket-powered boost to its business growth trajectory. T ... more
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State Spaceports Receive Federal Funding
The Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) will receive half of the $6 million in the Federal Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations Omnibus Bill (HR83) for state owned spaceports. AAC has been working w ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

XCOR Announces Further Progress on XCOR Lynx Spacecraft
The XCOR Lynx suborbital spacecraft continues to make rapid progress towards final assembly. Immediately after bonding the cockpit to the fuselage, the shop crews set up for the delicate and precise ... more
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Arianespace sets new operational benchmarks on its latest Soyuz success
The latest Arianespace Soyuz mission has deployed the next four satellites for O3b Networks' pioneering connectivity service on a flight performed from the Spaceport in French Guiana, wrapped up an ... more


MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

MUOS-3 Encapsulated In Launch Vehicle Fairing
The third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for the U.S. Navy was encapsulated into its payload fairing Dec. 18. It is scheduled to launch Jan. 20 ab ... more
Military Radar Summit 2015
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Training Space Professionals Since 1970


Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review
ENERGY TECH

NTU invents smart window that tints and powers itself
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) scientists have developed a smart window which can darken or brighten without the need for an external power source. This unique self-tinting window requ ... more
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US Space Launcher to Get 60 Russian Engines in $1Bln Deal
Russian design bureau Energomash has signed a contract with the US-based Orbital Sciences Corporation for the delivery of 60 RD-181 rocket engines to be used to power the Antares rocket's first stag ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Plunging oil price to reset global defence budgets: IHS

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

Russia Not to Deploy Units of Strategic Missile Forces in Crimea

India Considering Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Submarine

Challenging Russia, Ukraine moves to drop neutral status

US air strikes kill several IS leaders in Iraq: Pentagon

ROCKET SCIENCE

India launches biggest ever rocket into space
India successfully launched its biggest ever rocket on Thursday, including an unmanned capsule which could one day send astronauts into space, as the country ramps up its ambitious space programme. ... more
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SpaceX postpones launch after rocket 'issues'
SpaceX on Thursday postponed the planned launch later this week of its unmanned Dragon cargo ship after unspecified "issues" arose during a launchpad test, the company said in a statement. ... more
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NASA awards Launch Services Contract for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission. TESS will launch aboard a Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle, with liftoff targeted for Au ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


LAUNCH PAD

SpaceX to try to 'precision-land' rocket in ocean
SpaceX said Wednesday it will for the first time try to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform in the ocean after launching cargo to the International Space Station. ... more
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O3b satellites integrated on Soyuz For Dec 18 Arianespace flight
Arianespace's next medium-lift Soyuz to be launched from French Guiana is now complete following the integration of its "upper composite," which consists of four O3b Networks connectivity satellites ... more
24/7 News Coverage
North Atlantic signalled Ice Age thaw 1,000 years before it happened

Migrating 'supraglacial' lakes could trigger future Greenland ice loss

Clearing rainforests distorts wind and water, packs climate wallop beyond carbon

Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds

Hidden Movements of Greenland Ice Sheet, Runoff Revealed

Improving forecasts for rain-on-snow flooding

The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD

SPACE TRAVEL

Russia, US to Cooperate on Orion Spacecraft Modernization
Russian Rocket and Space Corporation 'Energia' (Russian for Energy) and the US corporations Lockheed Martin and Boeing will jointly work on modernizing the US Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle Orion so tha ... more
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2015 to be a busy year, says ISRO chief
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will also launch a heavy communication satellite, GSAT-15, with around 40 transponders - automatic receivers and transmitters for communication and broa ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing
The proposed placement of ballistic missile interceptors on the US East Coast has the advantage of providing more time and distance to shoot down an enemy missile, but still has a lot of shortfalls ... more
UAV NEWS

Navy demos unmanned helicopter for Coast Guard
An unmanned aerial vehicle has been operated from a U.S. National Security Cutter as part of a Coast Guard assessment for using drone aircraft. ... more
UAV NEWS

Army installs ground-based sense-and-avoid system for drones
A system to support unmanned aerial systems in flying safely from airfields to restricted areas for training and testing has been deployed by the U.S. Army. ... more

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MILTECH

Companies partner counter-IED technologies
Humanistic Robotics Inc. and Critical Solutions International have teamed to offer Husky road clearance vehicles with counter-land mine and counter-IED rollers. ... more
MILTECH

DARPA developing first-ever maneuverable bullet
Researchers with the Defense Department are currently testing a bullet that's maneuverable, able to change directions mid-flight. Military officials hope the technology, once perfected, can expand the range of snipers and improve accuracy in windy conditions. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Belgium seeks to push back closure of two nuclear plants

Oil spill closes Enbridge line in Saskatchewan

Earth's most abundant mineral finally has a name

BOC Aviation adds two more Boeing jets to earlier order spree

WTO appeals panel sides with China in US anti-dumping duties row

Nature fires back at EIA shale gas critique

Apple co-founder Wozniak skeptical on smartwatches, Google Glass

MILTECH

Nexter, Hydrema team for Danish APC deal

AEROSPACE

Netherlands lifts suspension of NH90 helicopter deliveries

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Cubic Corporation acquires DTECH Labs

MILTECH

Mobile radio passive radar makes harbors safer

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Improving forecasts for rain-on-snow flooding

ENERGY TECH

Future batteries: Lithium-sulfur with a graphene wrapper

ENERGY TECH

Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity

AEROSPACE

BOC Aviation adds two more Boeing jets to earlier order spree

TRADE WARS

WTO appeals panel sides with China in US anti-dumping duties row

TRADE WARS

Italy arrest 18 over China bank transfers via British company

US officials see progress in China trade talks

China signs Balkan bullet train deal to drive Europe trade

China steps up plan for new export corridor into Europe

How Germany and the euro are keeping Europe in recession

Chinese power companies pursue smart grids

With new entrants, streaming TV sees watershed moment

Australia poised to seize assets of corrupt Chinese: report

Dongfeng, Huawei partner for Internet-enabled cars

Soyuz Installed at Baikonur, Expected to Launch Wednesday

Robot named 'Athena' becomes first humanoid robot to pay for a seat on a flight

Plans to Create Russian National Orbital Station Confirmed

First steps for Hector the robot stick insect

SpaceX Soon To Try Landing First Stage on Floating Platform

NASA, SpaceX reschedule next week's ISS resupply launch

New generation of Star Tracker from Terma

XCOR Presents New Platforms For Suborbital Science at AGU

Lockheed Martin opens MUOS application development facility

Russia launches Yamal-401 communication satellite

Poroshenko vows to complete Chernobyl sarcophagus

Israel, US in abortive missile defence test

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