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August 31, 2016
SpaceX to launch satellite by reusing rocket
Washington (AFP) Aug 31, 2016
SpaceX and satellite operator SES have agreed to launch a commercial satellite later this year by reusing a Falcon 9 rocket, the companies announced Tuesday. The launch of SES-10, which will be the first satellite sent into space on a SpaceX flight-proven rocket, was scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016. Terms of the deal were not announced. Officials with California-based SpaceX, headed by Internet entrepreneur Elon Musk, had previously indicated that reusing rockets could cut launch costs ... read more

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First satellite-based wildlife monitoring tool for airports
Wildlife habitats close to airports pose a serious risk to safety at takeoff and landing. Thanks to ESA, a new service lets airports use satellites to identify and manage these areas. Developed by A ... more

India tests new scramjet rocket engine
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully tested its new scramjet engine and expects a commercial launch. This is being touted as the most cost-effective rocket engine the world ... more

SES-10 Launching To Orbit On SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket
SES and SpaceX have reached an agreement to launch SES-10 on a flight-proven Falcon 9 orbital rocket booster. The satellite, which will be in a geostationary orbit and expand SES's capabilities acro ... more
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First DNA Sequencing in Space a Game Changer
For the first time ever, DNA was successfully sequenced in microgravity as part of the Biomolecule Sequencer experiment performed by NASA astronaut Kate Rubins this weekend aboard the International ... more


Galileo's Ariane 5 arrives at Europe's Spaceport
The first Ariane 5 rocket modified to carry four Galileo satellites into orbit has arrived at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana for a November launch. So far, 14 Galileo satellites have been launc ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Where does AlphaGo go
On March 15, 2016, Lee Sodol, an 18-time world champion of the ancient Chinese board game of Go, was defeated by AlphaGo, a computer program. The event is one of the most historic in the field of ar ... more

Extending battery life for mobile devices
In a paper presented at the Association for Computing Machinery's special interest group on data communication (SIGCOMM) conference in Florianopolis, Brazil, a team of computer science researchers a ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Japan wants fresh UN sanctions against North Korea

US, India bolster ties, warn Pakistan over extremists

Editor from top Turkish daily held in post-coup crackdown

Wary of Russia, Lithuania builds fake town to practice warfarew/lll

China Sends Country's Largest Carrier Rocket to Launch Base

SES Government solutions to provide the US with a high performance network

US general blasts Iran's 'provocative' maritime conduct


SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship splashes down in Pacific
SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 11:47 a.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 26, southwest of Baja California with more than 3,000 pounds of NASA cargo, science and technology demonstration samples from the International Space Station. The Dragon spacecraft will be taken by ship to a port near Los Angeles, where some cargo will be removed and returned to NASA immediately. Dragon then will be prepared for a return trip to SpaceX's test facility in McGregor, Texas, for processing. ... more

Russian Carrier Rocket for Sea Launches Will Replace Ukraine's Zenit
Russian engineers will invent a new carrier rocket to replace Ukraine's Zenit-SL system for launches from the Sea Launch floating space pad. A new carrier rocket will be developed in Russia to ... more

Intelsat "doubles down" with Arianespace for an Ariane 5 dual success
Two telecommunications relay satellites were orbited for Intelsat on an Ariane 5, extending Arianespace's 30-plus-year partnership with this U.S. operator while continuing the workhorse launcher's t ... more
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The sky's no limit for young space professionals
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Open Architecture opens opportunities for acquisition reform
There has been a steady stream of recent ideas to reform military acquisition. Nickolas Guertin and James P. Craft have proposed one of the most intriguing. "One technique for speeding up the acquis ... more
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People enhanced the environment, not degraded it, over past 13,000 years

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A rare small specimen discovered from the age of flying giants

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Tech issues cause most drone accidents
World-first research has found technical problems rather than operator errors are behind the majority of drone accidents, leading to a call for further safeguards for the industry. Researchers ... more

Northland College signs joint UAV deal with Northrop Grumman
Northland Community and Technical College (NCTC) of Thief River Falls, Minn. today announced a collaboration agreement with Northrop Grumman Corporation as part of the continuing support of unmanned ... more

Spherical tokamak as model for next steps in fusion energy
Among the top puzzles in the development of fusion energy is the best shape for the magnetic facility - or "bottle" - that will provide the next steps in the development of fusion reactors. Leading ... more

Grandpa astronaut breaks US space record
American astronaut Jeff Williams, 58, broke his retired NASA colleague Scott Kelly's record for the most cumulative days in space Wednesday, the US space agency said. ... more

35 years later Voyager's legacy continues at Saturn
Saturn, with its alluring rings and numerous moons, has long fascinated stargazers and scientists. After an initial flyby of Pioneer 11 in 1979, humanity got a second, much closer look at this compl ... more


NASA selects university partners for Small Spacecraft Collaboration
NASA has selected eight university teams to collaborate on the development and demonstration of new technologies and capabilities for small spacecraft. Each of the university teams will be working w ... more

Japan eyes record defence budget to develop anti-ship missiles
Japan's defence ministry requested a record budget on Wednesday, with funds for an anti-ship missile system to defend islands at the centre of a territorial dispute with China. ... more
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Diamonds and quantum information processing on the nano scale

Super cement's secret

Fusion facilities at PPPL and Culham, England, could provide path to limitless energy

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China Sends Country's Largest Carrier Rocket to Launch Base


SES Government solutions to provide the US with a high performance network


U.S., Canada ink deal for RQ-21A drone sale


Lithuania orders more rifles, grenade launchers


Cubic Gobal Defense to support Navy and Marine pilot training


Russia's Floating Space Launch Pad to Be Sold in Early 2017


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Datron gets $495 million Afghan radio contract


Lockheed Martin receives $19 million THAAD contract modification


Wheels up for China's new aero-engine group

China's H-6K bomber to be showcased at first public event

'Missile practice' caused deadly Taiwan misfire: prosecutors

Lockheed Martin gets $147 million for U.S. Army trainer systems

Maiden flight for first Japanese F-35

China to boost air defenses?

Bras, tanks and guns: Norway's women join the draft

Afghan air force gets more MD-530 helicopters

New 155mm artillery round on way

Inferring urban travel patterns from cellphone data

Flywheel technology could create new savings for light rail transit

Fusion facilities at PPPL and Culham, England, could provide path to limitless energy

The evolution and future of automation

Multi-billion Apple windfall puts Ireland in unusual bind

All four big Chinese banks report rising bad loans

New class of fuel cells offer increased flexibility, lower cost

Stretchy supercapacitors power wearable electronics

Chemists develop possible cheap battery for grid energy storage

Canada PM Trudeau to mount charm offensive in China: officials

Science set to upstage fiction with Fantastic Voyage

New electrical energy storage material shows its power

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