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June 29, 2017
ROCKET SCIENCE
SES and MDA Announce First Satellite Life Extension Agreement



Luxembourg (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
SES and MDA, a global communications and information company, has announced an agreement for an initial satellite life extension mission using an on-orbit refuelling vehicle being built by SSL, a US based subsidiary of MDA and a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems. SES will be the first commercial customer to benefit from the satellite refuelling service, and will be able to activate the service whenever required with minimal disruption to spacecraft operation. The agr ... read more

ROCKET SCIENCE
80th consecutive success for Ariane 5 with launch of Hellas Sat, Inmarsat and ISRO
Kourou, French Guiana (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Arianespace has successfully launched the Hellas Sat 3-Inmarsat S EAN "condosat" - composed of two payloads for operators Hellas Sat and Inmarsat; as well as the GSAT-17 satellite for India's space ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
ArianeGroup starts production of VINCI engine combustion chamber
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
Airbus Safran Launchers, which will be known as ArianeGroup on July 1, 2017, has begun construction of the combustion chamber of the first flight model of the VINCI engine at its Ottobrun site near ... more
GPS NEWS
New orbiters for Europe's Galileo satnav system
Paris (AFP) June 22, 2017
The European Space Agency signed a contract with a German-British consortium Thursday to build eight more satellites for its Galileo satnav system, an alternative to America's GPS, the agency said Thursday. ... more
GPS NEWS
Second Lockheed Martin GPS-3 satellite assembled as full production begins
Denver CO (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
In a specialized cleanroom designed to streamline satellite production, Lockheed Martin is in full production building GPS III - the world's most powerful GPS satellites. The company's second GPS II ... more
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MICROSAT BLITZ
PacSci EMC completes successful launch of demonstrator satellite
Chandler AZ (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
PacSci EMC has successfully launched its own on-orbit technology demonstrator satellite, PACSCISAT. The company will conduct payload tests to prove the performance of several of its commercial space ... more
MISSILE NEWS
SM-3 Block IIA missile fails intercept test
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the Japan Ministry of Defense conducted a intercept test of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA in the ocean off Hawaii. ... more
GPS NEWS
India's Answer to GPS Runs Into Serious Technical Failures
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 28, 2017
India's native navigation system has developed serious problems with four atomic clocks on the six satellites facing unexplained errors. With these, a total seven out of 21 clocks onboard have shown ... more
ROBO SPACE
Snake robot could help maintain space station, explore moon
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Scientists at SINTEF, a research institute in Norway, are working on designs for a snake robot that could one day carry out maintenance missions on the space station and explore lava tubes on the moon. ... more
ROBO SPACE
AI Will Prepare Robots for the Unknown
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 26, 2017
How do you get a robot to recognize a surprise? That's a question artificial intelligence researchers are mulling, especially as A.I. begins to change space research. A new article in the jour ... more
ROBO SPACE
Personalized exoskeletons are taking support one step farther
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
Researchers have developed an exoskeleton system that provides personalized support for its user. In healthy volunteers, the optimized exoskeleton reduced energy expenditure during walking by 24%, o ... more


Modified Proton-M carrier rocket to be first launched in 2019

SPACE TRAVEL
India, Portugal Shake Hands on Space Cooperation
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 28, 2017
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Lisbon agreed with Portuguese authorities on creation of alliance to advance space research, the Indian Foreign Ministry said in a statement o ... more
ENERGY TECH
A 100-year-old physics problem has been solved at EPFL
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
At EPFL, researchers challenge a fundamental law and discover that more electromagnetic energy can be stored in wave-guiding systems than previously thought. The discovery has implications in teleco ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China to launch Long March-5 Y2 in early July
Beijing (XNA) Jun 27, 2017
China has set the window to launch its Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket between July 2 and 5, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. Carr ... more
ENERGY TECH
Deceleration of runaway electrons paves the way for fusion power
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
Fusion power has the potential to provide clean and safe energy that is free from carbon dioxide emissions. However, imitating the solar energy process is a difficult task to achieve. Two young plas ... more



Stanford engineers design a robotic gripper for cleaning up space debris
Stanford CA (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
Right now, about 500,000 pieces of human-made debris are whizzing around space, orbiting our planet at speeds up to 17,500 miles per hour. This debris poses a threat to satellites, space vehicles and astronauts aboard those vehicles. What makes tidying up especially challenging is that the debris exists in space. Suction cups don't work in a vacuum. Traditional sticky substances, like tape ... more
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Equipping form with function
Ames, IA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Making ferromagnets stronger by adding non-magnetic elements
San Francisco CA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Seeing the forest through the trees with a new LiDAR system
Harris Corp. awarded Special Forces radio contract
Washington (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Harris Corp. RF Communications was awarded a $255 million maximum-ceiling contract for the Special Operations Forces Tactical Communications Next Generation Manpack, or STC NGMP, radio, the Department of Defense announced on Monday. The contract is in support of the Special Operations Commands Capital Equipment Replacement Program, which includes replacing legacy models of man portable ... more
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Airbus provides German troops with support communications at 15 sites worldwide
Singapore (SPX) May 30, 2017
Airbus further extends channel partner program for military satellite communications in Asia
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Radio communications have surprising influence on Earth's near-space environment
New orbiters for Europe's Galileo satnav system
Paris (AFP) June 22, 2017
The European Space Agency signed a contract with a German-British consortium Thursday to build eight more satellites for its Galileo satnav system, an alternative to America's GPS, the agency said Thursday. The deal was signed at the International Paris Air Show with German company OHB as the prime contractor, and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd in charge of navigation systems. The ESA s ... more
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 28, 2017
India's Answer to GPS Runs Into Serious Technical Failures
Denver CO (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Second Lockheed Martin GPS-3 satellite assembled as full production begins
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Lockheed Martin nears completion of GPS III satellite
NASA Completes Milestone Toward Quieter Supersonic X-Plane
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review (PDR) of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design. QueSST is the initial design stage of NASA's planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) experimental airplane, otherwise known as an X-plane. Senior exper ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
MiG pushing for exports of the MiG-35 fighter
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Another approach to developing flying cars
Shanghai (AFP) June 27, 2017
Chinese passenger chucks coins into plane's engine for luck
Research accelerates quest for quicker, longer-lasting electronics
Riverside CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
In the world of electronics, where the quest is always for smaller and faster units with infinite battery life, topological insulators (TI) have tantalizing potential. In a paper published in "Science Advances," Jing Shi, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Riverside, and colleagues at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Arizona State Universi ... more
Seattle WA (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
To connect biology with electronics, be rigid, yet flexible
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Atomic imperfections move quantum communication network closer to reality
Nashville TN (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Cotton candy capillaries lead to circuit boards that dissolve when cooled
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
Scientists solve mystery of unexplained "bright nights"
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Dating back to the first century, scientists, philosophers and reporters have noted the occasional occurrence of "bright nights," when an unexplained glow in the night sky lets observers see distant mountains, read a newspaper or check their watch. A new study accepted for publication in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, uses satellite data to prese ... more
Boulder CO (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Comb and Copter system maps atmospheric gases
Melbourne FL (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Harris Corporation Delivers Advanced Weather Satellite Instrument to South Korea
Leicester UK (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Satellite data to map endangered monkey populations on Earth
Scientists probe role of sunscreen in accelerating coral reef decline
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
When marine biologist Craig Downs first visited the turquoise-blue waters of Trunk Bay in the Virgin Islands National Park in St. John in 2005, he arrived on a crucial mission: Find out why the health of the park's coral reefs was declining. Downs, part of a team of experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of Central Florida and the University of ... more
West Tabir, Indonesia (AFP) June 21, 2017
Risky gold rush: Indonesia tackles illegal mining boom
Firozabad, India (AFP) June 25, 2017
Facing ruin, India's ancient glass artists blame the Taj
Athens (AFP) June 22, 2017
Athens rubbish piles up as Greeks protest contracts
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
China to launch Long March-5 Y2 in early July
Beijing (XNA) Jun 27, 2017
China has set the window to launch its Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket between July 2 and 5, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. Carrying Shijian-18 communication satellite, the rocket was vertically transferred to the launch area at Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province on Monday. Shijian-18 will test ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
With a Strong Partner Like Russia, Nothing Would Stop China's New Space Station
Beijing (XNA) Jun 21, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft completes second docking with space lab
Jiuquan (XNA) Jun 19, 2017
China to launch four more probes before 2021
Test of US-Japanese missile interceptor fails
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
The US Navy and the Japanese ministry of defense have unsuccessfully attempted to intercept a ballistic missile in a test of a jointly built system off Hawaii, the US military said Wednesday. The two nations have been working together since 2006 to develop a variant of the Standard Missile-3, a ship-launched missile that operates as part of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System. Tue ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Boecore awarded contract for ballistic missile launch warning system
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
Lockheed receives PAC-3 anti-ballistic missile contract
Seoul (AFP) June 24, 2017
S. Koreans march to protest US missile defence system
SM-3 Block IIA missile fails intercept test
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the Japan Ministry of Defense conducted a intercept test of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA in the ocean off Hawaii. The launch ended in failure when the SM-3 missed its target, a medium-range ballistic missile launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii. The launching ship, the USS John Paul Jones, successfully detected ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
RAMSYS GmbH awarded RAM missile contract
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
IAI test fires new surface-to-surface missile
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Raytheon, Kongsberg to bid for Navy missile contract
Chemists perform surgery on nanoparticles
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
A team of chemists led by Carnegie Mellon University's Rongchao Jin has for the first time conducted site-specific surgery on a nanoparticle. The procedure, which allows for the precise tailoring of nanoparticles, stands to advance the field of nanochemistry. The surgical technique developed by Qi Li, the study's lead author and a 3rd year graduate student in the Jin group, will allow rese ... more
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Silver atom nanoclusters could become efficient biosensors
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Superconducting nanowire memory cell, miniaturized technology
Liverpool UK (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Nanotechnology reveals hidden depths of bacterial 'machines'
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
AI Will Prepare Robots for the Unknown
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 26, 2017
How do you get a robot to recognize a surprise? That's a question artificial intelligence researchers are mulling, especially as A.I. begins to change space research. A new article in the journal Science: Robotics offers an overview of how A.I. has been used to make discoveries on space missions. The article, co-authored by Steve Chien and Kiri Wagstaff of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
Personalized exoskeletons are taking support one step farther
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Snake robot could help maintain space station, explore moon
Redwood City CA (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Numenta demonstrates machine intelligence algorithm for real-time anomaly detection
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Supercam in the ARCTIC: Manned and Unmanned planes with ADS-B
Izhevsk, Russia (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Unmanned Systems Group (Izhevsk, Russia) has successfully conducted joint flights of Supercam UAV together with manned aircrafts (both equipped with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) system) in conjuction with FGUP "GosNIIAS" on a drifting ice base in the Arctic. Rapid deployment of an aerodrome and a base for scholars and tourists was a priority task. Possessing knowledge ... more
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Washington DC (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
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