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November 09, 2012
SPACE TRAVEL
Plans for manned space missions advance
Cape Canaveral, Fla. (UPI) Nov 8, 2012
Work to re-purpose a launch complex at Florida's Cape Canaveral to support human space flights could create 250 to 300 new jobs, officials say. United Launch Alliance, the company that provides launch services for NASA, said it has selected Hensel Phelps Construction Co. of Orlando to help plan modifications to Space Launch Complex 41 to prepare it for commercial crew missions using Atlas V launch rockets, Florida Today reported Thursday. In work expected to take 21 months, Hensel Philip ... read more
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LAUNCH PAD

Ariane 5 is poised for Arianespace's launch with the EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites
Arianespace's Ariane 5 mission campaign with the EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 telecommunications satellites has moved into the final phase following the rollout of its heavy-lift vehicle to the Spac ... more
SPACEMART

1,000+ Satellites to be Launched in the Decade Ahead; Over One-Third Commercial
Euroconsult's newly released research report, Satellites to be Built and Launched by 2021: World Market Survey, anticipates that 1,075 satellites will be built for launch worldwide over the next 10 ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Raytheon announces Small Format Guard to secure data transfer for mobile and tactical forces
Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon has announced the addition of Small Format Guard to its cross domain product portfolio. Small Format Guard is ... more


TECH SPACE

Nanocrystals and nickel catalyst substantially improve light-based hydrogen production
Hydrogen is an attractive fuel source because it can easily be converted into electric energy and gives off no greenhouse emissions. A group of chemists at the University of Rochester is adding to i ... more


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
The Year In Space
ROCKET SCIENCE

X-48 Blended Wing Body Research Aircraft Makes 100th Test Flight
The Boeing X-48 Blended Wing Body subscale research aircraft made its 100th flight in late October at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The milestone occur ... more
LAUNCH PAD

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building Prepared for Multiple Rockets
The Vehicle Assembly Building, or VAB, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is undergoing renovations to accommodate future launch vehicles. A project of Ground Systems Development and Operatio ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea slams UN vote, vows to bolster nuclear capacity

3 countries eye pooled acquisition, operation of airlifters

China protests US frigate sale to Taiwan

Poland orders more Norwegian missiles

Clock ticking on Mistral decision, Russia tells France

Canada increases global reach with new military transporter

US says delivered 10 Apaches to Egypt

AEROSPACE

NASA Investigates the 'FaINT' Side of Sonic Booms
Sonic booms created by aircraft flying faster than the speed of sound certainly aren't known for being faint, but rather for their loud, make-you-jump startle effect for those who experience them. H ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Arianespace's heavy-lift Ariane 5 flight is cleared for liftoff with EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3
The sixth heavy-lift Ariane 5 flight for Arianespace in 2012 has been given the "go" for liftoff on Friday following a successful launch readiness review at the Spaceport in French Guiana. Thi ... more
SPACEMART

Record Uptake For SES Occasional Use Satellite Capacity During US Elections
SES S.A. has announced a record uptake of its occasional use satellite capacity during the two-day US election period of November 6 and 7. SES customers including the EBU on behalf of Eurovisi ... more
spacecraft sub-system supplier
CubeSats, SmallSats and MicroSats

Solar systems for home and business
Solar systems for home and business


Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

Training Space Professionals Since 1970
ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA's Space Launch System Using Futuristic Technology to Build the Next Generation of Rockets
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 th ... more
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
24/7 News Coverage
Lives of danger, poverty on Philippines' typhoon coast

Ecuador returning German money in environment row

Major U.S. cities have passed the 'tipping point' for sea level rise, according to a new study

Umbrellas banned during China's Presidential visit to Macau

A series of tremors has Florence concerned for its 'David'

More research links pollution exposure during pregnancy to autism

Warming leads to more run-ins with polar bears

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
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
AEROSPACE
Nanocrystals and nickel catalyst substantially improve light-based hydrogen production

Radar Production Readiness Review For Indonesia National Air Space Surveillance Program Completed

Soluble circuit boards to reduce e-waste


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

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

Pentagon to end exclusive deal with RIM's Blackberry


AEROSPACE
Ariane 5 is poised for Arianespace's launch with the EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites

Arianespace's heavy-lift Ariane 5 flight is cleared for liftoff with EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building Prepared for Multiple Rockets


AEROSPACE
Gazprom to Launch Two Satellites by Yearend

Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships

Two SOPS accepts command and control of newest GPS satellite

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

Iranian jets fired on US drone in Gulf: Pentagon
Two Iranian fighter jets fired on an unarmed US Predator drone in the Gulf last week but the aircraft was not hit, the Pentagon said Thursday, warning that the United States stood ready to protect its forces in the region. ... more
AEROSPACE

Japan to make F35 parts under relaxed arms ban
Japan will allow domestic firms to take part in production of the F-35 fighter, the first such case since Tokyo last year relaxed a self-imposed ban on arms exports, a report said Thursday. ... more
AEROSPACE

Italian aerospace giant Finmeccanica reports Q3 profit
Italian aerospace and defence giant Finmeccanica on Thursday reported a net profit of 75 million euros ($32 million) in the third quarter and confirmed its 2012 forecasts, following heavy losses last year. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
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

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Ariane 5 is poised for Arianespace's launch with the EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites

Arianespace's heavy-lift Ariane 5 flight is cleared for liftoff with EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building Prepared for Multiple Rockets

Russian Proton Briz-M Launches Yamal Satellites Into Orbit

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
New habitable zone super-Earth found in exosolar system

Cosmic sprinklers explained in active planetary nebula

Physicists confirm first planet discovered in a quadruple star system

Planet-hunt data released to public

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Nanocrystals and nickel catalyst substantially improve light-based hydrogen production

Radar Production Readiness Review For Indonesia National Air Space Surveillance Program Completed

Soluble circuit boards to reduce e-waste

How Butterfly Wings Can Inspire New High-Tech Surfaces

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
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

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

Turkey discusses Patriot deployment with NATO

Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Asteroids Deflected with Paint

Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid

Sonic boom rocks southwest England

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Comet collisions every 6 seconds explain 17-year-old stellar mystery

Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8

Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup

24/7 Energy News Coverage
Future batteries: Lithium-sulfur with a graphene wrapper

Choreography of an electron pair

Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors

Pilot plant for the removal of extreme gas charges from deep waters

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough

Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity

Rice study fuels hope for natural gas cars

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