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October 21, 2016
Four Galileo satellites are "topped off" for Arianespace's milestone Ariane 5 launch from the Spaceport
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Oct 21, 2016
Fueling operations have begun with the four Galileo spacecraft to be orbited next month from French Guiana on Arianespace's first launch that uses its Ariane 5 in deploying Europe's constellation of navigation satellites. The fueling activity is now underway in the Spaceport's S3B payload preparation facility. One of the first to be processed is named "Antonianna," after an Italian child who won a European Commission Galileo drawing competition - with one winner selected from each member state of ... read more

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In a first, brain computer interface helps paralyzed man feel again
Imagine being in an accident that leaves you unable to feel any sensation in your arms and fingers. Now imagine regaining that sensation, a decade later, through a mind-controlled robotic arm that i ... more

Vector Space Systems Announces $60M Agreement with York Space Systems
Vector Space Systems, a micro satellite space launch company comprised of new-space industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas and Sea Launch, have finalized an agreement with ... more

Boosting Europe's all-electric satellites
ESA astronaut Tim Peake this week opened a UK facility that will expand Europe's capability with satellites that rely wholly on electric propulsion. Sited in Belfast, Northern Ireland, it builds on ... more
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China to enhance space capabilities with launch of Shenzhou-11
Monday's successful launch of the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft is another step forward to put China among leading players in space technology, said Alexander Zheleznyakov, a Russian expert on history of s ... more


NanoSpace becomes part of GomSpace
NanoSpace, a provider of novel MEMS based technologies and propulsion systems for nanosatellites, started its operation in 2005 and has been a fully owned subsidiary of SSC since 2006. In the ... more

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It's Electric! NASA Glenn Engineers Test Next Revolution Aircraft
Electric cars are nothing new, they're more efficient, produce less noise and emit less carbon into the atmosphere; which is exactly why engineers from NASA Glenn Research Center are taking this tec ... more

American Aerospace Completes First ever Drone-Based Hurricane Response Exercise
American Aerospace Technologies (AATI), the pioneer in long range drones for civilian applications has announced that it successfully tested drone-based wireless communications and real-time mapping ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
DARPA to transfer Space Surveillance Telescope to US Air Force

Northrop Grumman gets $35 million MQ-25 drone support contract

Iraqi forces moving 'faster than expected' on Mosul: Iraq PM

Iraq forces make gains against IS near Mosul

Philippines' Duterte, in China, announces 'separation' from US

Pentagon chief vows 'overwhelming' response to any N.Korea nuke use

Textron's Scorpion jet completes first weapons exercise


Stephen Hawking opens British artificial intelligence hub
Professor Stephen Hawking on Wednesday opened a new artificial intelligence research centre at Britain's Cambridge University. ... more

Computers should be named on patents as inventors, for creativity to flourish
New research published by the University of Surrey in Boston College Law Review is calling for inventions by computers to be legally granted patents. The research states that the rapid increase in c ... more

Chinese astronauts reach orbiting lab: Xinhua
Two Chinese astronauts entered the country's new orbiting space laboratory for the first time on Wednesday, state media reported, as Beijing works towards having its own space station. ... more
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Astronauts enjoy range of delicacies on Shenzhou XI
The two astronauts headed for the Tiangong II space laboratory aboard the Shenzhou XI enjoyed their first meal about four hours after the spacecraft blasted off at 7:30am on Monday. The lunch includ ... more

Guiding Supply Ship to the International Space Station
The Cygnus spacecraft launched Oct. 17, embarking on its sixth cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) effort. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Super typhoon kills at least eight in Philippines

Monkeys are seen making stone flakes so humans are 'not unique' after all

Salty snow could affect air pollution in the Arctic

Consequences from Antarctica climate change

Reducing ammonia pollution from cattle

New 13-year study tracks effects of changing ocean temperature on phytoplankton

Risk analysis for common ground on climate loss and damage


First launch for Orbital's Antares rocket since '14 blast
Orbital ATK on Monday blasted off its revamped Antares rocket carrying supplies and science experiments to the International Space Station two years after a major rocket explosion. ... more

The Pressure is On for SLS Hardware in Upcoming Test
Engineers are getting ready to put the pressure on hardware for the world's most powerful rocket, NASA's Space Launch System, as part of a rigorous test series to ensure each structure can withstand ... more

Swedish Space Corporation Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Esrange Space Center
In the vast and beautiful land of Northern Sweden, 200 kilometers above the Arctic Circle, lies Esrange Space Center, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. On October 22nd, customers ... more

China sends two astronauts to space lab
China launched two astronauts into space Monday, official media said, on a mission to its orbiting laboratory as the country works towards setting up its own space station. ... more

China launches 2 astronauts for 33-day mission
The successful launch of China's Shenzhou 11 spacecraft is worth cheering, but it's just the opening move in a major mission for this nation's space program. Th ... more


China unveils Shenzhou 11 crew
China has named veteran astronaut Jing Haipeng and rookie Chen Dong as the crew of Shenzhou 11. The naming of the crew is the final big announcement before the launch of China's longest space missio ... more

Northrop Grumman gets $35 million MQ-25 drone support contract
Northrop Grumman has received a $35 million contract to conduct risk reduction activities in support of the U.S. Navy's MQ-25 Stingray drone. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Waterloo-led experiment achieves the strongest coupling between light and matter

New kind of supercapacitor made without carbon

Ames Laboratory scientists gain insight on mechanism of unconventional superconductivity

Quantum computers: 10-fold boost in stability achieved

360-degree electronic holographic display

The road to green hydrogen runs through mazes in algal proteins

Study explains strength gap between graphene, carbon fiber

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Textron's Scorpion jet completes first weapons exercise


New technology may allow drones to recharge midflight


GenDyn receives $170 million Hydra-70 rocket contracts


N. Korea conducts another failed missile launch


Navy selects radar for unmanned MQ-8C Fire Scout


Ambitious space satellite projects set for liftoff


China's permanent station plans ride on mission


Spacecraft 'Nuclear Batteries' Could Get a Boost from New Materials


US to deploy missile defense to South Korea 'soon'


Miniature spacecraft for Australian Defence ready to fly

China closer to establishing permanent space station

US-Russia Standoff Leaves NASA Without Manned Launch Capabilities

China to enhance space capabilities with launch of Shenzhou-11

Poland opens 'talks' on new military choppers after Airbus row

Boeing Australia tapped for P-8A sustainment services

N. Korea missile exploded shortly after lift-off: Seoul

Vice Premier calls for more contributions to China's space program

Medical delivery drones take flight over Rwanda

Thales targeting pod integrated, tested on Rafale fighter

U.S. Army patents new blast debris protection system

Terma, BAE continue noise-reduction effort for pilot helmets

US military detects failed N. Korean missile launch

Russia 'may consider' giving air defence systems to Turkey

Risk analysis for common ground on climate loss and damage

Brand-new cochlear implant technology born from frictional electricity

New mobile robot to support agri-tech experiments in the field

Haiti hurricane victims face choice: leave or rebuild

Rapid transit key in fight against climate change: study

Impact of the Fukushima accident on marine life, five years later

Haiti hurricane victims lose hope of receiving aid

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