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January 23, 2017
ROCKET SCIENCE
India Defers Much-Awaited Heaviest Rocket Launch



New Delhi (Sputnik) Jan 23, 2017
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has decided to postpone the launch of its heaviest rocket GSLV Mk-III by a few months as it did not complete the necessary tests on time. The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) was scheduled for launch on January 20. "Subsequently, some more tests are planned for the vehicle and the stage level tests also got delayed. Now, these tests will be conducted this month. If any issues arise during the tests we will correct them," K Sivan, director, Vi ... read more

MISSILE DEFENSE
SBIRS Missile Warning Satellite Responding to Ground Control
After a successful evening launch, the third U.S. Air Force Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO satellite is now responding to commands as planned, approximately 37 minutes after lift-off. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
United Launch Alliance launches SBIRS GEO Flight 3 satellite
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO Flight 3 satellite lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 Jan. 20 at 7:42 p.m. ET. SBIRS GEO Fligh ... more
ENERGY TECH
New study will help find the best locations for thermal power stations in Iceland
A new research article, with lead authors from the University of Gothenburg, gives indications of the best places in Iceland to build thermal power stations. In Iceland, heat is extracted for ... more
ENERGY TECH
Faster recharging batteries possible after new insights
Faster recharging lithium batteries could be developed after scientists figured out why adding charged metal atoms to tunnel structures within batteries improves their performance. Rechargeabl ... more
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MICROSAT BLITZ
From School to Space: Satellite Built by Brazilian Students Launched in Orbit
A satellite built by students of a Brazilian middle school was launched into space from aboard the International Space Station on Monday, January 16. The Tancredo-1 satellite, developed by the ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
2017 Rocket Campaign Begins in Alaska
A NASA sounding rocket campaign during January through March 2017, at the Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska will support the effort to better understand the space that surrounds Earth - key situat ... more
ROBO SPACE
For white-collar staff, AI threatens new workplace revolution
If your job involves inputting reams of data for a company, you might want to think about retraining in a more specialised field. Or as a plumber. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
When One launch is not enough: SpaceX Return To Flight
SpaceX celebrated the first flight of its Falcon 9 rocket in over four and a half months on Saturday, with a remarkably smooth launch of the vehicle from California. The Falcon 9 had previously been ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
NASA to rely on Soyuz for ISS missions until 2019
If NASA intends to continue sending astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) or the moon, the space agency has little choice but to rely on Roscosmos' Soyuz spacecraft, at least until 201 ... more


Raytheon completes qualification testing of next-gen GPS Launch and Checkout System

GPS NEWS
Clocks 'failed' onboard Europe's navigation satellites: ESA
Europe's beleaguered Galileo satnav has suffered another setback, with clocks failing onboard a number of satellites in space, the European Space Agency said Wednesday. ... more
GPS NEWS
Russia, China Work on Joint High-Precision Satellite Navigation System
Russia and China are in the process of setting up a joint Differential Corrections and Monitoring (SDCM) high-precision satellite navigation system, China National Space Administration (CNSA) chief ... more

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China's quantum communication satellite delivered for use

Dressing a metal in various colors

U.S. Army taps Leidos for training and simulation equipment

Airbus to supply French satellite communication systems
The government of France has contracted Airbus Defense and Space to supply satellite communication systems supporting civilian and military uses. The four-year contract was awarded by UGAP, France's public procurement agency. The agreement tasks Airbus with providing Satcom technologies in the Ku and Ka frequencies. Eric Souleres, who leads the company's operations in the company, welco ... more
Northrop Grumman receives $140m BACN contract modification

Sharing battlefield information at multiple classification levels via mobile handheld devices

BAE Systems contracted for radio frequency countermeasure services

Russia to face strong competition from China in space launch market
In the decade to come Russia will face strong competition from China for the commercial launch of satellites for developing countries, according to Ivan Moiseev, director of the Institute of Space Policy."China is trying to expand its space launching services, developing new boosters for different segments of the market," Moiseev told RIA Novosti. "It has constructed a new spacecraft launc ... more
Vega And Gokturk-1A are present for next Arianespace lightweight mission

Antares Rides Again

Four Galileo satellites are "topped off" for Arianespace's milestone Ariane 5 launch from the Spaceport

Clocks 'failed' onboard Europe's navigation satellites: ESA
Europe's beleaguered Galileo satnav has suffered another setback, with clocks failing onboard a number of satellites in space, the European Space Agency said Wednesday. Designed to render Europe independent from America's GPS, the 10 billion-euro ($11 billion) project may experience further delays as the cause of the failure is investigated, ESA director general Jan Woerner told journalists in Paris. ... more
Russia, China Work on Joint High-Precision Satellite Navigation System

Raytheon completes qualification testing of next-gen GPS Launch and Checkout System

Oregon deploys DT Research Rugged Tablets for Construction Projects

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Discovery could lead to jet engines that run hotter - and cleaner
Researchers here have made a discovery in materials science that sounds like something from the old Saturday morning cartoon Super Friends: They've found a way to deactivate "nano twins" to improve the high-temperature properties of superalloys that are used in jet engines. The advance could speed the development of powerful and environmentally friendly turbine engines of all sorts, includ ... more
Northrop Grumman, Lufthansa partner for Australian tanker support

Israeli air force conducts first F-35 night sortie

MH370: what's next in hunt for missing airliner

Chip-sized, high-speed terahertz modulator raises possibility of faster data transmission
Tufts University engineers have invented a chip-sized, high-speed modulator that operates at terahertz (THz) frequencies and at room temperature at low voltages without consuming DC power. The discovery could help fill the "THz gap" that is limiting development of new and more powerful wireless devices that could transmit data at significantly higher speeds than currently possible. Measure ... more
Apple antitrust suit: Qualcomm overcharged 'billions'

China's largest chip company to build $30 billion semiconductor factory

Microbiologists make big leap in developing 'green' electronics

NASA's Terra Satellite Sees Alaskan Volcanic Eruption Wrapped in White
When NASA's Terra satellite passed over Alaska's erupting Bogoslof Volcano the MODIS instrument aboard captured an image of a large ash plume surrounded by clouds making it appear to be wrapped in white. The Bogoslof Volcano is located on Bogoslof Island at 53 55'38" north latitude and 168 2'4" west longitude, along the southern edge of the Bering Sea. It is about 35 miles northwest of Una ... more
World's First Weather-Cracking Wind Satellite Aeolus to Improve Future Forecasts

China to launch electromagnetic monitoring satellite for earthquake study

Study tracks 'memory' of soil moisture

Advanced cookstoves provide environmental benefits, but less than expected
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have found that while advanced wood-burning cookstoves can provide benefits to the environment and climate, these benefits are less than expected due to higher emissions measured in the field compared to laboratory settings. The study, conducted in rural Malawi, found that pollutant emissions from thes ... more
China tells local meteorological bureaus to stop smog alerts

Trump could enact sweeping changes to environment policy

Researchers develop environmentally friendly soy air filter

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China's first cargo spacecraft to leave factory
China's first cargo spacecraft will leave the factory, according to the website of China's manned space mission. A review meeting was convened last Thursday, during which officials and experts unanimously concluded that the Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft had met all the requirements to leave the factory. The take-off weight of Tianzhou-1 is 13 tonnes and it can ship material of up to si ... more
China launches commercial rocket mission Kuaizhou-1A

China Space Plan to Develop "Strength and Size"

Beijing's space program soars in 2016

SBIRS Missile Warning Satellite Responding to Ground Control
After a successful evening launch, the third U.S. Air Force Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO satellite is now responding to commands as planned, approximately 37 minutes after lift-off. Built by Lockheed Martin, SBIRS GEO Flight 3 is equipped with powerful scanning and staring sensors that collect and transmit infrared surveillance information to ground stations. This information is ... more
Israel Introduces Arrow-3 Missile Interceptor System

Israel army gets new ballistic missile interceptors

Italy joins EUROSAM's Aster 30 B1NT program

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B-52 bomber drops unarmed nuclear cruise missiles in demo
The nuclear capability of U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers was demonstrated recently with the launch of three unarmed AGM-86B cruise missiles. The Air-Launched Cruise Missile, or ALCM, is designed to deliver a nuclear payload and is a key air component of the nation's nuclear triad. In the recent test over the Utah Test and Training Range, a B-52H Stratofortress bomber dropped three A ... more
Russian Smerch, Uragan Rocket Launchers to Get Stealth Cloaks

U.S. Navy helos getting Lockheed Martin counter-missile capability

India test-fires guided Pinaka Rocket Mark-II

New research helps to meet the challenges of nanotechnology
Research by scientists at Swansea University is helping to meet the challenge of incorporating nanoscale structures into future semiconductor devices that will create new technologies and impact on all aspects of everyday life. Dr Alex Lord and Professor Steve Wilks from the Centre for Nanohealth led the collaborative research published in Nano Letters. The research team looked at ways to ... more
New low-cost technique converts bulk alloys to oxide nanowires

Lighting up ultrathin films

Zeroing in on the true nature of fluids within nanocapillaries

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For white-collar staff, AI threatens new workplace revolution
If your job involves inputting reams of data for a company, you might want to think about retraining in a more specialised field. Or as a plumber. After industrial robots and international trade put paid to many manufacturing jobs in the West, millions of white-collar workers could now be under threat from new technology such as artificial intelligence (AI). The issue of how best to fa ... more
Scientists proposed a novel regional path tracking scheme for autonomous ground vehicles

Cheery robots may make creepy companions, but could be intelligent assistants

Robots need 'kill switches', warn Euro MPs

Chinese startups making world's largest space plane and more
Access to space has long been an interest area of space agencies. In this domain, China became a force to be reckoned with as several Chinese space companies made great strides in the space race.For several years China's space program has been kept secret. But earlier this year China launched its Long March 7 rocket, developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, marking "a mome ... more
Aerojet Rocketdyne to supply electric power system for Dream Chaser

Station crew get special delivery from Virginia
This week, astronauts are unloading more than 5,000 pounds of cargo and crew supplies from the Cygnus spacecraft to support dozens of science and research investigations. However, this shipment has special significance. This shipment arrived via an Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. Rocket launches to the International Space ... more
Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station

New Instrument on ISS to Study Ultra-Cold Quantum Gases

Two Russians, one American blast off to ISS

AUDS counter-UAV system achieves TRL-9 status
Blighter Surveillance Systems' AUDS counter-UAV defense system recently achieved TRL-9 status following deployment with the U.S. armed forces. The achievement places the unmanned aircraft detection device at the highest technology readiness level, or TRL. The scale, used by the U.S. Department of Defense and NASA, ranges from 1 to 9 with 9 referring the most technology mature devices. / ... more
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UAV performs first ever perched landing using machine learning algorithms

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