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May 28, 2017
ROCKET SCIENCE
Dream Chaser Spacecraft Passes Major Milestone



Sparks NV (SPX) May 29, 2017
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) successfully passed the third integration milestone for the Dream Chaser program under the NASA Commercial Resupply Services (CRS2) program, bringing it a major step closer to providing resupply services to the International Space Station (ISS). CRS2 Integration Review #3 (IR3) confirmed SNC's Dream Chaser Cargo System design meets NASA's key requirements and maximizes probability of mission success during future flights. The spacecraft is scheduled for at least six ... read more

SPACE TRAVEL
MIT researchers engineer shape-shifting food
Boston MA (SPX) May 29, 2017
"Don't play with your food" is a saying that MIT researchers are taking with a grain or two of salt. The team is finding ways to make the dining experience interactive and fun, with food that can tr ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
NASA's Space Launch System Engine Testing Heats Up
Stennis Space Center MS (SPX) May 28, 2017
NASA engineers successfully conducted the second in a series of RS-25 flight controller tests on May 23, 2017, stepping closer to deep-space exploration with the world's most-powerful rocket. The te ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
First Year of BEAM Demo Offers Valuable Data on Expandable Habitats
Houston TX (SPX) May 29, 2017
Halfway into its planned two-year demonstration attached to the International Space Station, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, is showing that soft materials can perform as well as ri ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Engines of twingenuity: NASA's twin study investigators have a meeting of the minds
Houston TX (SPX) May 28, 2017
If you took all the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) in your body and strung it end-to-end, it would reach all the way to Pluto and back. The Twins Study, looking at the effects of space on the human bod ... more
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MICROSAT BLITZ
Cube Quest Challenge Team Spotlight: SEDS Triteia
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 29, 2017
Triteia is the Cube Quest Challenge entry from the University of California, San Diego's Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS). As part of their approach, they are making use ... more
MILTECH
Boeing awarded $1B contract for Redesigned Kill Vehicle
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Boeing has been awarded a $1 billion modification to a previously awarded contract for development of the Redesigned Kill Vehicle, or RKV. ... more
ENERGY TECH
New approach to revolutionize the production of molecular hydrogen
Dresden, Germany (SPX) May 26, 2017
Growing concern about the energy crisis and the seriousness of environmental contamination urgently demand the development of renewable energy sources as feasible alternatives to diminishing fossil ... more
ENERGY TECH
Self-healing tech charges up performance for silicon-containing battery anodes
Champaign IL (SPX) May 26, 2017
Researchers at the University of Illinois have found a way to apply self-healing technology to lithium-ion batteries to make them more reliable and last longer. The group developed a battery t ... more
ENERGY TECH
Stretching the limits of elastic conductors
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 26, 2017
A newly developed printable elastic conductor retains high conductivity even when stretched to as much as five times its original length, says a Japanese team of scientists. The new material, produc ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
DARPA Picks Design for Next-Generation Spaceplane
Washington DC (SPX) May 24, 2017
DARPA has selected The Boeing Company to complete advanced design work for the Agency's Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program, which aims to build and fly the first of an entirely new class of hype ... more


Successful launch puts New Zealand in space race

ROBO SPACE
Robots help shed light on how humans walk
Boston MA (SPX) May 25, 2017
Learning how to walk is difficult for toddlers to master; it's even harder for adults who are recovering from a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other condition, requiring months of intensive, oft ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Mouse sperm survives in space, but could human babies?
Miami (AFP) May 24, 2017
Freeze-dried mouse sperm that spent nine months in space has been used to produce healthy rodent offspring back on Earth, Japanese researchers said this week. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Russia to create new Super-Heavy Class rocket after 2025
Sochi (Sputnik) May 24, 2017
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin posed the task before Roscosmos to speed up creating a super-heavy class rocket. Russian President Vla ... more
ENERGY TECH
Physicists discover that lithium oxide on tokamak walls can improve plasma performance
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) May 22, 2017
Lithium compounds improve plasma performance in fusion devices just as well as pure lithium does, a team of physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (P ... more



Camera on NASA's Lunar Orbiter survived 2014 meteoroid hit
Washington DC (SPX) May 29, 2017
On Oct.13, 2014 something very strange happened to the camera aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), which normally produces beautifully clear images of the lunar surface, produced an image that was wild and jittery. From the sudden and jagged pattern apparent in the image, the LROC team determined that the camera must have been hit by a ... more
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) May 19, 2017
Arralis launches plug and play Ka band chipset
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) May 28, 2017
A new tool for discovering nanoporous materials
Nagoya, Japan (SPX) May 28, 2017
One-dimensional crystals for low-temperature thermoelectric cooling
Airbus further extends channel partner program for military satellite communications in Asia
Singapore (SPX) May 26, 2017
Airbus has added Planet Communications Asia Public Co., Ltd. (PlanetComm) to its channel partner programme for Skynet 5 military satellite communication services and expanded the partnership with Speedcast. Under this channel partner agreement, both PlanetComm and Speedcast will be offering Skynet X-band and UHF services as part of their extensive satellite communications portfolios. Speed ... more
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Radio communications have surprising influence on Earth's near-space environment
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Navy receiving data terminal sets from Leonardo DRS
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
European country orders Harris tactical radios
2 SOPS says goodbye to GPS satellite
Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
At 25-years old, Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 27 completed its time in orbit before the 2nd Space Operations Squadron said goodbye via final command and disposal here April 18. SVN 27 was launched in 1992, meaning it performed more than triple its design life of 7.5 years. "The most interesting thing about this process for me, was the ability to do some experimentatio ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Researchers working toward indoor location detection
Paris (ESA) Apr 10, 2017
Galileo's search and rescue service in the spotlight
Managua (AFP) April 7, 2017
Russia inaugurates GPS-type satellite station in Nicaragua
Lockheed Martin receives F-35 cost-reduction contract
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corp. has received a $137.8 million contract modification for cost-reduction programs for the initial low-rate production of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, the Department of Defense announced on May 19. The work will primarily be performed in Waco, Texas, El Segundo, Calif. and Warton, England, with other work being completed across the United St ... more
Shanghai (AFP) May 22, 2017
China, Russia launch long-haul challenge to Boeing, Airbus
Hong Kong (AFP) May 22, 2017
Cathay Pacific sacks 600 staff in major shakeup
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
Boeing considering further Super Hornet upgrades
Testing quantum field theory in a quantum simulator
Vienna, Austria (SPX) May 26, 2017
What happened right after the beginning of the universe? How can we understand the structure of quantum materials? How does the Higgs-Mechanism work? Such fundamental questions can only be answered using quantum field theories. These theories do not describe particles independently from each other; all particles are seen as a collective field, permeating the whole universe. But these theor ... more
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) May 18, 2017
Quantum reservoir for microwaves
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) May 28, 2017
Wafer-thin magnetic materials developed for future quantum technologies
Cambridge UK (SPX) May 28, 2017
Controlled creation of quantum emitter arrays
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
SES-14 integrates NASA ultraviolet space spectrograph
Luxembourg (SPX) May 24, 2017
SES report the successful integration of NASA's Global-Scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) hosted payload with SES-14. GOLD will employ an ultraviolet imaging spectrograph to measure densities and temperatures in the Earth's thermosphere and ionosphere in response to Sun-Earth interaction. It is aimed at revolutionizing scientists' understanding of this part of the space e ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) May 26, 2017
Supercomputing helps researchers understand Earth's interior
Washington DC (SPX) May 25, 2017
NASA's CYGNSS Satellite Constellation Begins Public Data Release
Addis Ababa (XNA) May 25, 2017
AU-EU joint space-based initiative calls for proposals
Tough times for S.Africa town blighted by mine closure
Carletonville, South Africa (AFP) May 28, 2017
At the end of a narrow road stands the dilapidated husk of a golf clubhouse, now overrun with tall weeds and creepers. It stands as a reminder of better times for the once booming mining town of Blyvooruitzicht, an hour's drive southwest of Johannesburg. Joseph Rammusa, 53, was proud to have been the club's president - its last, because in 2013, the once-prosperous town suffered a drama ... more
Hobart, Australia (SPX) May 23, 2017
37 million bits of litter on remote islands
Beijing, China (SPX) May 19, 2017
Ozone and haze pollution weakens land carbon uptake in China
Surrey, UK (SPX) May 18, 2017
Cities need to 'green up' to reduce the impact of air pollution
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
California Woman Charged for Trying to Hand Over Sensitive Space Tech to China
Washington DC (Sputnik) May 24, 2017
A woman in the US state of California was arrested Tuesday for allegedly conspiring to smuggle space communications technology to China, the US Department of Justice said in a press release. "A Pomona woman was arrested this morning on federal charges that accuse her of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China," the release st ... more
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2017
China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it eyes moon mission
Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
Elbit supplying unidentified customer with missile defense system
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
Israel's Elbit Systems Ltd has been awarded a contract to deliver Direct Infrared Counter-Measures to an unidentified international organization. The contract, which will run for three years, has a value of $25 million, Elbit said. "We are proud to have won this contract and to supply the customer with J-Music DIRCM, which include PAWS IR missile warning systems," Elad Aharonson, ... more
Washington (UPI) May 24, 2017
General Dynamics receives Aegis contract from U.S. Navy
Washington DC (Sputnik) May 26, 2017
Lockheed Martin Wins $46 Million for Infrared Missile Warning Satellite
Washington (AFP) May 26, 2017
US military to test anti-ICBM system
Lockheed Martin drops out of over-the-horizon missile competition
Washington (UPI) May 26, 2017
Lockheed Martin has chosen to drop its Long Range Anti-Ship Missile, or LRASM, out of the Navy competition for a new anti-ship missile meant for the Littoral Combat Ship and frigate-class warships. "After long and careful consideration, Lockheed Martin has decided to withdraw from the U.S. Navy Over-the-Horizon Weapon System competition. As the current OTH-WS request for proposal proces ... more
Tehran (AFP) May 25, 2017
Iran says it has built third underground missile factory
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Successful test for Lockheed's modernized TACMs
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Israel unveils new rocket system for special forces
Nanotechnology Flight Test: Material Impact on the Future
Cleveland OH (SPX) May 18, 2017
Mastering the intricacies of controlling matter at the nanoscale level is part of a revolutionary quest to apply nanotechnology to benefit industrial processes. A key element of that technology is the use of carbon nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes are small hollow tubes with diameters of 0.7 to 50 nanometers and lengths generally in the tens of microns. While ultra-small, carbon nanotubes offer big-t ... more
Munich, Germany (SPX) May 26, 2017
Ultrafast nanophotonics: Turmoil in sluggish electrons' existence
Stanford CA (SPX) May 24, 2017
Stanford scientists use nanotechnology to boost the performance of key industrial catalyst
Chicago IL (SPX) May 24, 2017
Researchers create first significant examples of optical crystallography for nanomaterials
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
AI wins as Google algorithm beats No. 1 Go player
Shanghai (AFP) May 23, 2017
Google's computer algorithm AlphaGo narrowly beat the world's top-ranked player in the ancient Chinese board game of Go on Tuesday, reaffirming the arrival of what its developers tout as a ground-breaking new form of artificial intelligence. AlphaGo took the first of a scheduled three games against brash 19-year-old Chinese world number one Ke Jie, who after the match annointed the programme ... more
Boston MA (SPX) May 25, 2017
Robots help shed light on how humans walk
Tampa FL (SPX) May 22, 2017
Lockheed Martin exoskeleton helps soldiers carry heavy gear
New Haven CT (SPX) May 19, 2017
Building a better 'bot': Artificial intelligence helps human groups
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Northrop Grumman awarded contract for MQ-4C drone maintenance
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Northrop Grumman has received a $49.4 million contract for parts, material and labor required for the maintenance of the MQ-4C unmanned aircraft system in accordance with planned production, the Department of Defense reported Monday. Work will be performed in Baltimore, Md., Bridgeport, W. VA., Salt Lake City, Utah, and other locations in the United States. Fiscal 2017 Navy procurement ... more
Paris (ESA) May 22, 2017
Exploring underground with a colliding drone
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Drone to replace Israeli manned maritime patrol aircraft
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
General Atomics receives MQ-9 contract


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