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November 07, 2012
ROCKET SCIENCE
NASA's Space Launch System Using Futuristic Technology to Build the Next Generation of Rockets
Huntsville, AL (SPX) Nov 07, 2012
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. is using a method called selective laser melting, or SLM, to create intricate metal parts for America's next heavy-lift rocket. Using this state-of-the-art technique will benefit the agency by saving millions in manufacturing costs. NASA is building the Space Launch System or SLS - a rocket managed at the Marshall Center and designed to take humans, equipment and experiments beyond low Earth orbit to nearby asteroids and eventually to M ... read more
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DRAGON SPACE

Tiangong 1 Parked And Waiting As Shenzhou 10 Mission Prep Continues
Following the July-August period when controllers used Tiangong 1's thrusters for strict control of the orbit decay rate, things went quiet and Tiangong 1 settled down to a regime of orbit decay dic ... more
UAV NEWS

Japan to develop missile-detecting drone: report
Japan is planning to develop an unmanned drone that could help detect a North Korean nuclear missile attack and to counter China's military buildup, a report said Sunday. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

Israel 'success' in new missile defence test
The Israeli air force has successfully tested an upgraded version of its "Iron Dome" missile defence system, the defence ministry said on Sunday. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Temporary storage for electrons: Natural method of producing hydrogen
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (MPI CEC) and the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (RUB) have found through spectroscopic investigations on a hydrogen-producing enzyme t ... more
UAV NEWS

Guided mortar rounds fired from small UAV
General Dynamics and the U.S. Army have demonstrated the use of precision-guided mortar rounds from a small unmanned aerial vehicle. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Turkish army warns over 'red lines' in Kurdish peace talks

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker

CHIP TECH

Japan's electronics sector in race against time
Japan's battered electronics giants are in a race against time, analysts say, as losses that threaten their very survival mount and as overseas rivals look like they are running away with the show. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Rice team boosts silicon-based batteries
Researchers at Rice University have refined silicon-based lithium-ion technology by literally crushing their previous work to make a high-capacity, long-lived and low-cost anode material with seriou ... more
ENERGY TECH
UNH Space Scientists to Develop State-of-the-Art Radiation Detector

Sensors for the real world

ORNL Debuts Titan Supercomputer

Samsung muscle versus Apple's 'cool'

Megaupload boss aims to lie low

ENERGY TECH
Raytheon BBN Technologies' WNaN next generation network software selected for NIE 13.1 experiment

Raytheon announces Small Format Guard to secure data transfer for mobile and tactical forces

Pentagon to end exclusive deal with RIM's Blackberry

Space Systems Loral Selected by USAF to Develop Next Gen Protected Military Satellite Communications

US Army's Soldier Radio Waveform demonstrated on Raytheon's next gen air and ground radios

ENERGY TECH
Russian Proton Briz-M Launches Yamal Satellites Into Orbit

SpaceX Transitions to Third Commercial Crew Phase with NASA

Globalstar Birds To Launch On Soyuz Next February

Ariane 5s are readied in parallel for Arianespace's next heavy-lift flights

Japan Plans to Launch New Carrier Rocket in 2013

ENERGY TECH
Gazprom to Launch Two Satellites by Yearend

Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships

Two SOPS accepts command and control of newest GPS satellite

Telit Introduces LTE Module Expanding Automotive Product Line with 4G for North American and European Markets

China launches another satellite for independent navigation system

ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA Seeks Options for SLS Cargo Payload Fairings and Adapters
NASA is exploring options for larger payload fairings to enhance the cargo carrying capabilities of its Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket, now in development, to carry cargo, crewed spacec ... more
AEROSPACE

Hypergravity helping aircraft fly further
ESA research has helped to develop an aircraft-grade alloy that is twice as light as conventional nickel superalloys while offering equally good properties. The path to creating this alloy required ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

24/7 News Coverage
Leading Ebola researcher says there's an effective treatment for Ebola

Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau

Marine protected areas inadequate for protecting fish and ocean ecology

Together, humans and computers can figure out the plant world

Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate

Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins

ROCKET SCIENCE

SLS Industry Day at Michoud Assembly Facility
Todd May, Space Launch System Program manager, updates the progress of the rocket program to business representatives during "SLS Industry Day at MAF" on Oct. 24 at the Michoud Assembly Facility. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

SpaceX Transitions to Third Commercial Crew Phase with NASA
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has completed its first three performance milestones for NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, which is intended to lead to the av ... more
TECH SPACE

UNH Space Scientists to Develop State-of-the-Art Radiation Detector
Scientists from the Space Science Center (SSC) at the University of New Hampshire have been selected by NASA to develop a space radiation detector that possesses unprecedented performance capabiliti ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Russian Proton Briz-M Launches Yamal Satellites Into Orbit
Both Yamal satellites launched earlier have successfully reached orbit, Russia's space agency Roscosmos confirmed on Saturday morning. "The separation of the Yamal-300K from the Briz-M booster ... more
RUSSIAN SPACE

Russia tries easier scheme of launching spaceships
Russia's second attempt to dock the cargo spaceship "Progress" to the International Space Station according to a new simplified scheme was as successful as the first one. The new scheme suppos ... more
SPACEMART

MDA completes acquisition of Space Systems Loral
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd has completed and formally closed the previously announced acquisition of Space Systems/Loral, Inc. (SS/L). The combination of MDA and SS/L creates a le ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

24/7 Energy News Coverage
Process Overcomes Obstacles To Produce Renewable Fuels And Chemicals

Australian PM to visit India for potential uranium deal

Quantum physics enables revolutionary imaging method

Technique uses fraction of measurements to find quantum wave functions

Experiments explain why some liquids are 'fragile' and others are 'strong'

New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits

Booming electric car sales under fire in Norway

MISSILE DEFENSE

Qatar, UAE request $7.6 bn in missile defense: US
Qatar and the United Arab Emirates have asked to buy more than $7.6 billion in US missile defense technology, the Pentagon said Tuesday. ... more
MISSILE NEWS

Russian FM says Syria rebels have 50 Stingers
Syrian rebels under increasing attack from regime warplanes have obtained 50 Stinger shoulder-launched missiles, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Amman Tuesday after talks with a top dissident. ... more
AEROSPACE

Boeing Delivers Fifth Production P-8A Poseidon Aircraft to US Navy
Boeing has delivered the fifth production P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the U.S. Navy. The P-8A is one of 24 low-rate initial production (LRIP) maritime patrol aircraft that Boeing is building for the N ... more
AEROSPACE

Australia's Chief of Air Force Visits Northrop Grumman's F-35 Production Facility in Palmdale
The Royal Australian Air Force's Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, met Northrop Grumman executives during a visit to the company's F-35 Lightning II production facility in Palmdale. As pa ... more
DRAGON SPACE
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

Crew Prepares for Spacewalk After Progress Docks

Crew Preparing for Cargo Ship, Spacewalk

Russian cargo ship docks with ISS: official

Packed Week Ahead for Six-Member Crew

DRAGON SPACE
Russian Proton Briz-M Launches Yamal Satellites Into Orbit

SpaceX Transitions to Third Commercial Crew Phase with NASA

Globalstar Birds To Launch On Soyuz Next February

Ariane 5s are readied in parallel for Arianespace's next heavy-lift flights

Japan Plans to Launch New Carrier Rocket in 2013

DRAGON SPACE
Physicists confirm first planet discovered in a quadruple star system

Planet-hunt data released to public

New Study Brings a Doubted Exoplanet 'Back from the Dead'

New small satellite will study super-Earths for ESA

Most Planetary Systems are 'Flatter than Pancakes'

DRAGON SPACE
UNH Space Scientists to Develop State-of-the-Art Radiation Detector

Sensors for the real world

ORNL Debuts Titan Supercomputer

Samsung muscle versus Apple's 'cool'

Megaupload boss aims to lie low

DRAGON SPACE
Gazprom to Launch Two Satellites by Yearend

Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships

Two SOPS accepts command and control of newest GPS satellite

Telit Introduces LTE Module Expanding Automotive Product Line with 4G for North American and European Markets

China launches another satellite for independent navigation system

DRAGON SPACE
Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Qatar, UAE request $7.6 bn in missile defense: US

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

Integrated Missile Defense System Test Sees Multiple Targets Engaged

U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin Initial Contract for Next Set of Missile Warning Satellites

DRAGON SPACE
Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

Asteroids Deflected with Paint

Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid

Sonic boom rocks southwest England

Russia may build rocket to destroy Earth-threatening asteroids

DRAGON SPACE
Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8

Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup

Protoplanet Vesta: Forever young?

Dawn Sees "Young" Surface on Giant Asteroid

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