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January 29, 2015
IXV spaceplane packed and ready for Vega launch Feb 11
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Jan 29, 2015
Preparations are moving forward for next month's Vega flight, with its Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) passenger now integrated in the lightweight launcher's payload fairing. During activity at the Spaceport's S5 payload preparation facility on Monday, IXV was installed on the cone-shaped adapter that serves as its interface with Vega - the smallest member of Arianespace's launch vehicle family. The IXV was encapsulated inside Vega's payload fairing and this will be followed by the complet ... read more
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Ballooning offers platform for space-like environment
New discoveries are being made on an annual basis by researchers flying their instruments on a high-altitude balloon platform. Ease of access to ballooning, relatively low cost and the potential for ... more

Japanese businessman set to resume space tourist training
A Japanese businessman, who used to shoot space TV commercials at a cosmonaut training facility near Moscow, told journalists at a press conference, that he was happy to return to Star City as a spa ... more

SpaceX releases animation of heavy-lift Falcon rocket
The new video showing the blast off of SpaceX's heavy-lift rocket might look real, but the Falcon Heavy is still a work in progress - the video is only a simulation. ... more
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Europe to resume satnav launches in March: Arianespace
Europe in March will resume satellite launches for its troubled Galileo navigation system, hoping to boost by at least six the number of orbiters this year, Arianespace and the European Commission said Wednesday. ... more


Raytheon acquires remote sensing, UAS tech company
Raytheon reports it has enhanced the prospects of growing its unmanned aerial systems business through the acquisition of Sensintel Inc. ... more
Military Radar Summit 2015
Small Modular Reactors - USA - 2015
Nuclear Decommissioning Conference Europe May 2015

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

Sailing spacecraft LightSail to harness power of solar wind
Why burn expensive fuel, when you can harness the kinetic power of the wind - solar wind. It's always been a dream of aerospace engineers to set sail in the cosmos. ... more

Russia to Launch Three Communications Satellites
The trio of Gonets-M probes will blast off from Plesetsk in early March, their maker, Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems, has announced on its website. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu visi ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Maintaining INF Treaty is Russian, US Interest

Iran expects Russia to deliver S-300 missile systems

Brazil Hopes to Ink Pantsir-S1 Air Defense Deal With Russia by Mid-2015

Detecting chemical weapons with a color-changing film

Vanguard Delivers Advanced EHF Bus Structure Assembly

NASA, Boeing, SpaceX Outline Objectives to ISS Flights

Boeing will be first to carry US astronauts to space


Congressman claims relying on GLONASS jeopardizes US lives
Depending on a Russian satellite system to route US emergency phone calls, as outlined in a proposal being considered by the US government's main communications agency, would endanger the lives of A ... more

Elon Musk says SpaceX using electric rockets is 'impossible' after 'Simpsons' episode
Elon Musk took to Twitter Sunday to refute the idea that SpaceX could be using electric rockets, as The Simpsons implied in a recent episode. ... more

Canadian students design robotic sailboat for Atlantic challenge
Crossing the Atlantic Ocean by an unmanned sailing boat? Yes, this is a dream of a group of students from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver in west Canada. They've designed a rob ... more
Training Space Professionals Since 1970


Drone entrepreneur settles US 'reckless flying' case
A European entrepreneur who challenged the right of US authorities to regulate small drones has settled his case with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), his lawyer said Thursday. ... more

NASA, Boeing, SpaceX Outline Objectives to ISS Flights
American spacecraft systems testing followed by increasingly complex flight tests and ultimately astronauts flying orbital flights will pave the way to operational missions during the next few years ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Arctic sea ice loss expected to be bumpy in the short term

Large-scale analytics system for predicting major events described

Long series of droughts doomed Mexican city 1,000 years ago

Missing link in metal physics explains Earth's magnetic field

Global warming doubles risk of extreme La Nina event

Brazil's Soy Moratorium still needed to preserve Amazon

Did genetic links to modern maladies provide ancient benefits?


Boeing will be first to carry US astronauts to space
Boeing will be the first commercial company to carry a NASA astronaut to space in July 2017 under a contract with the US space agency, followed by its competitor SpaceX, officials said Monday. ... more

911 Assc says lobbyist behind tactics to derail GLONASS
US lobbyist is behind a campaign to derail a proposal being considered by the US government's main communications agency to use Russian satellites to help first responders more accurately locate 911 ... more

Space Launch System Booster Aimed and Ready to Fire
A full-scale version of the booster for NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System, is ready to fire for a major ground test and is paving the way on NASA's journey to Mars. When completed, tw ... more

Russia Develops Two New Drones, Ready for Testing
The Russian United Instrument Corporation (UIC) has constructed two prototype versions of reconnaissance and strike drones, code-named "Chirok," and is currently preparing them for tests, a source a ... more

Establishing a CODE for UAVs to fly together
The U.S. military's investments in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have proven invaluable for missions from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) to tactical strike. Most of the ... more

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DRS touts new laser targeting gimbal
A new laser designating gimbal from DRS Technologies Inc successfully performed multiple targeting exercises aboard a U.S. Special Operations Command aircraft. ... more

BAE Systems gets support contract for British Army vehicles
The British Army's armored track vehicle fleet is to receive support services from BAE Systems under a five-year, $75 million contract. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
membrane will make batteries safer, thinner

Researchers produce two bio-fuels from a single algae

Reassure EV buyers with battery leasing and better charging

Patents provide insight on Wall Street 'technology arms race'

Russia and DPRK May Develop $20-30 Billion Power Grid Project

NREL examines trade-offs of owning versus leasing a solar PV systems

Infrared imaging technique operates at high temperatures


Ten killed in fighter jet crash during NATO exercises in Spain


U.S. EA-18G Growlers getting new electronic warfare system


Army opens THAAD training school


Large-scale analytics system for predicting major events described


New York defends storm shutdown


Probe after 11 die in NATO training jet crash in Spain


Hackers target Malaysia Airlines, threaten data dump


membrane will make batteries safer, thinner


Infrared imaging technique operates at high temperatures


Scientists in chart latest discoveries of iron-based superconductors

Visualizing interacting electrons in a molecule

China says US tyre duty ruling has 'multiple flaws'

Chinese company wins subway deal in US: Xinhua

Soyuz Installed at Baikonur, Expected to Launch Wednesday

More Astronauts for China

Virgin Galactic Appoints Mark Stucky as Pilot

Navy OKs next-gen IRST for F/A-18s

SES Entrusts Arianespace With SES-12

Singer Sarah Brightman in training for space tourist role

Exelis producing more bomb racks for MQ-9 Reapers

Prototype weapons launcher fitted onto B-52 bomber

Shanghai stampede showed 'critical neglect': mayor

End of the road for Nepal's traditional Himalayan 'caravans'

ECB stimulus will boost China's exports: official

Protection against radiation exposure

US Emergency Services to Depend On Russian Satellites?

Rogozin Says Russia Must Continue International Space Cooperation

Optimizing optimization algorithms

Optic fiber for recording temps in extreme industrial environments

New method to generate arbitrary optical pulses

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