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October 22, 2014
China to send orbiter to moon and back: report
Beijing (AFP) Oct 22, 2014
China will launch its latest lunar orbiter in the coming days, state media said Wednesday, in its first attempt to send a spacecraft around the moon and back to Earth. The spacecraft, which has not been named, will launch between Friday and Sunday, China's official Xinhua news agency reported. It is China's first lunar module capable of returning to Earth, which will require withstanding the high temperatures that develop when a probe re-enters the terrestrial atmosphere. It is intended to t ... read more
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China's space policy gets even tighter
Anyone who watches China's space program is well aware of the nation's information policies. China has never been as open as we would like. We can understand that China operates under a different po ... more

Proton-M Lofts Express-AM6 Satellite
Russia launched on Tuesday an Express-series communications satellite on board the Proton-M carrier rocket from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said. "T ... more

UH Manoa studies effects of long-term space travel
The University of Hawai'i at Manoa is leading a study on the effects of long-term space travel to humans, a UH news release said. Six members of the Hawai'i Space Exploration Analog and Simula ... more
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Dava Newman nominated for NASA post
The White House has announced the nomination of MIT's Dava Newman, professor of aeronautics and astronautics and of engineering systems, as NASA's deputy administrator, the space agency's No. 2 lead ... more


SSL Begins Post-Launch Maneuvers For Intelsat 30
Space Systems/Loral (SSL) has announced that a satellite designed and built for Intelsat, was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The sat ... more
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Russia to Create Space-Based Ballistic Missile Warning System
Russia will create a space-based ballistic missile warning system capable of detecting launches of existing and test missiles, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday. "The creati ... more

LockMart and NGC Deliver Payload for Fourth SBIRS Satellite
Prime contractor Lockheed Martin and payload provider Northrop Grumman have delivered the payload for the fourth Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite of the U.S. Air Force's Space Based Infrar ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability

Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

Successful test for India's Nirbhay cruise missile

Israeli minister airs Iran nuclear concerns at Pentagon

More sightings of 'foreign sub' as Sweden says it could use force

India says no compromise with China on territory

Pakistan air strikes kill 28 militants: officials


COBALT delivers app-specific IO for established military application profiles
Kontron, a leading global provider of Embedded Computer Technology (ECT), announced at the 2014 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition the availability of new I/O options with its next-generation Kontro ... more

An android opera: Japan's Shibuya plots new era of robot music
Life and death, surveillance and privacy, humans and robots: Keiichiro Shibuya likes to unsettle and push boundaries in music. ... more

Future computers could be built from magnetic 'tornadoes'
Magnetic materials form the basis of most hard disc drives as they are able to store data. A team from the University of Sheffield's Faculty of Engineering have been investigating whether they could ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Stanford scientists create a 'smart' lithium-ion battery that warns of fire hazard
Stanford University scientists have developed a "smart" lithium-ion battery that gives ample warning before it overheats and bursts into flames. The new technology is designed for conventional lithi ... more

ORNL makes first observation of atoms moving inside bulk material
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have obtained the first direct observations of atomic diffusion inside a bulk material. The research, which could be used to g ... more
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Australian volcanic mystery explained

Scientists create possible precursor to life

Massive debris pile reveals risk of huge tsunamis in Hawaii

The breathing sand

Autism autism evolved recently in human history

Mediterranean, Semi-Arid Ecosystems Prove Resistant to Climate Change

WSU researchers see how plants optimize their repair


'Data smashing' could unshackle automated discovery
A little known secret in data mining is that simply feeding raw data into a data analysis algorithm is unlikely to produce meaningful results, say the authors of a new Cornell University study. ... more

Cree Power Modules Revolutionize Inverter Platform for Power Generation Systems
Cree has expanded the award-winning silicon carbide (SiC) 1.2 kV six-pack power module family with a new 20A all-SiC module ideally suited for 5-15 kW three-phase applications. Based on Cree's C2M S ... more

ORNL research reveals unique capabilities of 3-D printing
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated an additive manufacturing method to control the structure and properties of metal components with precision ... more

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS
The Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) is set to offer financial support for domestic companies to develop projects using the GLONASS navigation system in Russia and abroad pending ... more

Descent Data May Help With Future Mars Landings
NASA successfully captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The data from these thermal imag ... more
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Work completed on satellite launch center in Hainan
Construction of the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in Hainan province, China's fourth and most advanced space launch center, has been completed and it will soon become operational, People's Daily ... more

Argentina launches its first telecom satellite
Argentina has successfully launched its first domestically designed and developed geostationary communications satellite Thursday, USA Today reported. "ARSAT-1 is on its way to space. What a t ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
EIA: North Dakota close to goals for curbing flared gas

Seeking 'absolute zero', copper cube gets chillingly close

Electrically conductive plastics promising for batteries, solar cells

UT Nuclear Engineers Part of Three Grants Totaling $2.6 Million

Tritium targets Europe for its EV fast charger

Kyocera and Healthy Planet Team Up To Lower Solar Capital Costs

San Francisco To Get 68 New EV Stations


Missile Defense Agency orders THAAD system components


New TALON tactical robot makes debut


"Houston: We Have A Problem...But No Worries, Our Virtual Therapist Is On It"


U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability


Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar


Successful test for India's Nirbhay cruise missile


EIAST: KhalifaSat design completed


Australia's Tiger armed recon helicopters getting upgrade


New Zealand updating Super Seasprite helicopter training systems


ADS signs MetOp-SG prime contract with ESA

LockMart Team Delivers Lightning Mapper Instrument For Weather Satellite

Molten metals in spin cycle on ESA's centrifuge

Lockheed Martin claims nuclear energy breakthrough

Light bending material facilitates the search for new particles

Britain to deploy Reaper drones against ISIS in Iraq

Maintenance, upgrade work on Italian aircraft carrier ahead of schedule

Raytheon receives production order for laser-guided missile

US drone crashes at Niger airport

Taiwan tests submarine-launched missiles: report

zero2infinity will launch nanosatellites from the stratosphere

Sierra Nevada Corporation Awarded Satellite Contract

With IRNSS-1C, India a Step Closer to Own Navigation Satellite System

Lockheed Martin Contracted for SBIRS GEO-5 and GEO-6 Satellite Payloads

Galileo duo handed over in excellent shape

GD's MUOS-Manpack PRC-155 Radio Connects USAF Aircraft to Ops Center

Argentina launches geostationary satellite

Russian 'Smart' Mini-Satellites to Go Into Orbit in 2016

Tailored flexible illusion coatings hide objects from detection

Britain to re-deploy drones from Afghanistan to Iraq

Army, Navy getting tougher combat helmets

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