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November 16, 2012
Andrews Space To Manufacture Sinclair Rods
Seattle, WA (SPX) Nov 16, 2012
Andrews Space (Andrews) has announced they have signed an exclusive agreement with Sinclair Interplanetary (Sinclair) of Toronto, Canada to begin selling and manufacturing Sinclair's highly popular torque rods. Under the agreement, Andrews will take over manufacturing the Sinclair TQ-15 and TQ-40 torque rod products and their variants, which are ideal for spacecraft weighing between 30 and 180 kg. "Sinclair Interplanetary has long been known as a preeminent supplier of high-performance aerospace p ... read more
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Two days that decide Europe's space future: a citizen's briefing on ESA
Next week, the future course of Europe's space sector will be set as ministers of the European Space Agency's 20 Member States come together in Italy. Find out why the issues on the table are vitall ... more

Student Teams to Build and Fly Rockets With Onboard Payloads for NASA Rocketry Challenge
Organizers of the NASA Student Launch Projects have announced the 57 student teams whose inventive creations will soar skyward in April during the space agency's 2012-13 rocketry challenge. Re ... more

Astrium Americas established to provide world-class space capabilities to the North American market
Astrium and EADS North America have jointly announced the creation of Astrium Americas, America's newest space company. A subsidiary of EADS North America, Astrium Americas will bring broad global s ... more
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Mr Xi in Space
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 pol ... more


Lockheed Martin Submits Space Fence Radar Proposal to USAF to Detect and Track Orbital Objects
Lockheed Martin has submitted its final contract proposal to build Space Fence, an advanced ground-based radar system that will improve the way the U.S. Air Force identifies and tracks orbital objec ... more
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XCOR Announces ATK as Lynx Mark I Wing Detailed Design And Build Contractor
XCOR Aerospace has issued the initial phase of a two-phase contract to ATK's Aerospace Structures Division [NYSE:ATK] for the detailed design and manufacture of the Lynx Mark I suborbital reusable l ... more

Russian Civil Satellite Links Lost After Cable Cut
A severed communications cable in the Moscow region on Wednesday has rendered Russian specialists unable to control most of the country's civilian satellites, a source in the space industry said. ... more
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Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite

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Japan rocket launches its first commercial satellite

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory


Russia Launches Dual-Purpose Telecoms Satellite
Russia's Space Forces launched on Wednesday a Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with a dual-purpose Meridian-series telecoms satellite on board, spokesman Col. Alexey Zolotukhin said. The Soyuz blasted off ... more

Raytheon submits Space Fence proposal to the USAF
Raytheon has submitted its proposal for the U.S. Air Force's Space Fence program. Space Fence, a large, S-band radar to be based in Kwajalein atoll, will be capable of detecting more and much smalle ... more

S. Korean space launch faces further delay
South Korea's third try to launch its first space satellite may again be put off due to a delay in getting a Russian replacement part, officials said Wednesday. ... more
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US to station powerful radar, space telescope in Australia
The United States military will station a powerful radar and a space telescope in Australia as part of a major refocusing of priorities towards Asia, the two countries announced Wednesday. ... more

S.Korea postpones rocket launch: official
South Korea has postponed a key satellite launch until the last week of November because of delays in the arrival of rocket parts from Russia, a senior official said Wednesday. ... more
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Russian satellite system official sacked
Russia's defense industry housecleaning continued over the weekend when satellite navigation system designer Yuri Urlichich was sacked from his job. ... more

Latest China military hardware displayed at airshow
China on Tuesday showed off a new military drone and a model of a next-generation fighter plane as it builds up its own defence capabilities and seeks customers for its hardware. ... more

S.Korea urges Russia to send rocket parts swiftly
South Korea has urged Russia to send rocket parts as soon as possible so it can go ahead with an already-delayed satellite launch this month, an official said Tuesday. ... more
Andrews Space To Manufacture Sinclair Rods

US to station powerful radar, space telescope in Australia

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Nokia buys 3D mapping firm in location services push
Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia on Tuesday announced plans to buy a California firm specializing in rendering the real-world in 3D as it beefed up mapping services for smartphone lifestyles. ... more

Buzz building for debut of Wii U videogame console
Pre-orders for Wii U have been hot ahead of the Sunday release of the new Nintendo videogame console that the Japanese electronics titan hopes will catapult it to renewed glory. ... more

Making a better invisibility cloak
The first functional "cloaking" device reported by Duke University electrical engineers in 2006 worked like a charm, but it wasn't perfect. Now a member of that laboratory has developed a new design ... more

US, Israel wrap up major joint missile drill
Israeli and US troops have wrapped up a major missile defence exercise hailed as their largest-ever joint aerial military operation, the Israeli military said on Wednesday. ... more
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