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November 12, 2012
DRAGON SPACE
Mr Xi in Space
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Nov 12, 2012
The recent change of leadership in China has made foreign policy analysts very busy. Nobody is completely sure of how Xi Jinping will steer China, or how the somewhat opaque machinery of China's political system will respond to him. While it's not the most pressing issue for China watchers, it's still worthwhile asking one focused question: How will the ascendancy of Mr Xi affect China's ambitious plans in space? In the short term, we can probably expect no changes at all. The new leader of ... read more
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LAUNCH PAD

Ariane 5 orbits EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites
Two telecommunications satellites that will provide expanded relay capacity over areas that include Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and South America were orbited today by Arianespace ... more
TECH SPACE

The Van Allen Probes
Earth's magnetism has captured human attention since the first innovator noticed that a freely moving piece of magnetized iron would always align itself with Earth's poles. Throughout most of histor ... more
RUSSIAN SPACE

Russian space chiefs shaken by graft probe
Russia's cash-strapped space industry appeared headed for a new shakedown on Friday after a top police official warned about a growing embezzlement probe against its management. ... more


TECH SPACE

Atmospheric CO2 risks increasing space junk: study
A build-up of carbon dioxide in the upper levels of Earth's atmosphere risks causing a faster accumulation of man-made space junk and resulting in more collisions, scientists said on Sunday. ... more


DRAGON SPACE

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media
China is aiming to launch its next manned space mission as early as June 2013, state media reported Saturday, as the country steps up its ambitious exploration programme. ... more
The Year In Space
SPACE TRAVEL

SciTechTalk: All work and no play?
Microsoft's confirmation of an Office Mobile app that will let users of iOS and Android devices view and edit Word, PowerPoint and Excel files on their mobile devices raises, if you're willing to give it some thought, a philosophical - or perhaps at least sociological - question. ... more
RUSSIAN SPACE

Vostochny and Angara mark two major milestones for Russian space sector
Launch and technical complexes of the new Vostochny cosmodrome in Amur region will be put into balancing and commissioning in 2014. According to the plans of the Federal Space Agency, Vostochny will ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Ground X-Vehicle Program Aims to Break The "More Armor" Paradigm

General Hyten takes control of AFSPC

Aerojet Rocketdyne To Develop Large Scale Additive Manufacturing

Russia's First Exoskeleton to Help Physically Impaired

World must act to halt Iraq 'genocide': Yazidi leader's son

Octopus inspires new camouflage material

SM-6 missile undergoes follow-on testing

TECH SPACE

A New Technique to Protect Astronauts from Space Radiation
The complexities of traveling to and working in space present challenges to astronauts that NASA scientists and engineers have been working on since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first stepped on t ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Japan's gadget failures: the futures that never happened
It gave us the Walkman, the pocket calculator and heated toilet seats, but Japan's path to innovative greatness is littered with failures such as the TV-shaped radio and the "walking" toaster. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Obama Win Keeps NASA's Space Plans on Course
The reelection of US president Barack Obama could mean one small step back to the moon and a giant leap to landing astronauts on Mars and asteroids. In 2010, the Obama administration set a goa ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL

Next steps into the final frontier
Western plays host to the 2012 Canadian Space Summit, Bridging Communities: Unifying the Canadian Space Sector, Nov. 14-16. This summit will address relevant issues in Canada's current and future sp ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

CSA: Canada finds its space in space
The future's so bright, you gotta wear shades. Better yet, make it solar viewing glasses. As Western prepares to welcome delegates from academia, industry and government next week for the 2012 ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Japan to resume Fukushima rice exports

Mountain lions of Santa Monica Mountains are inbreeding and aggressive

Iceland evacuates areas close to rumbling volcano

Four dead, several missing in Japan landslides

Japan volcanic isle may collapse, create tsunami: study

Urgent action needed to tackle Sahel's lack of rainfall: UN

'Safer' pesticide could create toxic mercury: study

SPACE TRAVEL

Clarkson Professor Co-writes Book Promoting Space Exploration
For Clarkson University Professor Pier Marzocca and a group of like-minded colleagues across the nation, space isn't the "final" frontier, it's the inevitable one. Toward that goal, they've co-writt ... more
ROBO SPACE

Britain says no calculators for math tests
The British government says 11-year-old students taking primary school math tests will be banned from using calculators beginning in 2014. ... more
TECH SPACE

NASA tests 'interplanetary Internet'
NASA and the European Space Agency say they have tested an "interplanetary" communication network replicating some of the functions of the Internet. ... more
TECH SPACE
Nanocrystals and nickel catalyst substantially improve light-based hydrogen production

NASA tests 'interplanetary Internet'

Atmospheric CO2 risks increasing space junk: study


TECH SPACE
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


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

Ariane 5 orbits 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


TECH 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

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
SPACE TRAVEL

Plans for manned space missions advance
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. ... more
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
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
EXO WORLDS
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

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

Ariane 5 orbits 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

EXO WORLDS
Discovery of a Giant Gap in the Disk of a Sun-like Star May Indicate Multiple Planets

New habitable zone super-Earth found in exosolar system

Cosmic sprinklers explained in active planetary nebula

Nearby six-planet system could be life friendly

EXO WORLDS
Nanocrystals and nickel catalyst substantially improve light-based hydrogen production

NASA tests 'interplanetary Internet'

Atmospheric CO2 risks increasing space junk: study

A New Technique to Protect Astronauts from Space Radiation

EXO WORLDS
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

EXO WORLDS
Turkey discusses Patriot deployment with NATO

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

Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

EXO WORLDS
Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

Asteroids Deflected with Paint

Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid

Sonic boom rocks southwest England

EXO WORLDS
Comet collisions every 6 seconds explain 17-year-old stellar mystery

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8

Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission

Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup

24/7 Energy News Coverage
Earth's resource budget for 2014 already spent: NGO

Obama strategist jumps aboard controversial Uber app

Bidding starts for wind energy offshore Maryland

Australia tycoon blasts Chinese government 'mongrels'

Sunrun Brings Affordable Home Solar Service to Nevada

Yingli Solar Powers School in Laos with Clean Energy

Green power blooms as Japan unveils 'hydrangea solar cell'

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