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November 20, 2012
Supersonic Decelerator Project 'On Track' for Success
Huntsville AL (SPX) Nov 20, 2012
NASA has completed three key milestones in its development of new atmospheric deceleration technologies to support exploration missions across the solar system. The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project, which is developing technologies to use atmospheric drag to dramatically slow a vehicle as it penetrates the skies over worlds beyond our own, completed three successful rocket sled tests of the "SIAD-R," a Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator, the first of three innovative decelerat ... read more
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Europe, U.S. talk space program link
European plans to join the United States in building a manned spaceship could see a British astronaut in space before the end of the decade, officials said. ... more

Israel's Iron Dome plays growing role in Gaza conflict
Iron Dome, Israel's much vaunted anti-missile defence system, is playing an increasingly important role in the growing confrontation between the Jewish state and Gaza-based militants. ... more

New Israeli anti-missile system gets ready
While Israeli forces battle a growing Palestinian missile onslaught from the Gaza Strip, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is getting ready to field test its newest anti-missile weapon, David's Sling and its Stunner interceptor. ... more
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Lockheed Martin Expands Range Of Cloud Computing Services for UK Government
Lockheed Martin UK has expanded its offering of cloud computing services available to the UK government after recently being selected to provide G-Cloud 2 IT support. This new contract succeed ... more


Lockheed Martin Completes Critical Environmental Test on GPS III Pathfinder
The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force's next generation Global Positioning System III satellites has completed thermal vacuum testing for the Navigation Payload Element (NPE) of the ... more
The Year In Space

South Korea's rocket launch likely to take place Nov. 29
South Korea's third attempt to launch a space rocket is expected to take place on Nov. 29 after it has been postponed due to a last-minute technical glitch, the government said Monday. After h ... more

Roscosmos Requests Glonass Project Contractor Head's Dismissal
Russia's Federal Space Agency has initiated the dismissal of Yuri Urlichich, who headed a Glonass project contractor, the space agency's head Vladimir Popovkin said on Monday. Urlichich lost his pos ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Trump taps China ambassador, consults Obama

OGC requests public comment on its Coverage Implementation Schema

NATO urges continued sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

150 Turkish officers leave NATO command after coup bid

John Kelly, the Marine General to head Homeland Security

Sri Lanka starts fresh probe into $700 mn China deal

Book describes new Pearl Harbor attack, this time by China


Thuraya Launches Industry Leading Mobile
Thuraya Telecommunications Company has announced the certification of a suite of industry leading Solutions further enhancing its offer for the Media and Broadcast industry. At the heart of Th ... more

AVX Introduces SMD Tantalum Chip Capacitors For Aerospace Applications
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has developed two new high-reliability SMD tantalum chip capacitor series for use in European aerospace appl ... more

NASA Selects Information Technology Flight Operations Support Contract
NASA has selected Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) of McLean, Va., to provide information technology support for systems that support a wide array of flight operations across the agen ... more
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RRSAT Signs Capacity For New MCPC Platform On Africasat-1A
MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. has signed an agreement with RRsat America - Global Communications Network Inc. ("RRsat") a subsidiary of RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. for capacity on ... more

SES Launches New iPpad Application To Showcase Fleet And Coverage
SES has launched a new iPad application, showcasing the SES global fleet of 52 satellites and including over 150 footprints. Now available in the App Store, the app - SES Satellites - is designed by ... more
24/7 News Coverage
DigitalGlobe releases first high-resolution image from WorldView-4 satellite

East Asian dust deposition impacts on marine biological productivity

Geoscientists find surprising variation in early dinosaurs

Geophagy: "soil-eating" as an addictive behaviour

Sea ice hit record lows in November

Fish fossils reveal how tails evolved, Penn professor finds

Vega lofts Turkey's Earth observation satellite


Mobile GPS Tracking capability on JCB ruggedized mobile phones
Vismo GPS tracking installed on the JCB Toughphone Pro-Smart is ideal for organisations operating in harsh, inhospitable, high risk areas of the World. Aimed at the Oil and Exploration market and th ... more

SES-4 Supports Telespazio's Growth In Brazilian Market
SES has announced that Telespazio Brasil S.A. has signed a long-term capacity agreement to boost corporate and government networks across Brazil's heartland and its oil-rich ocean waters. Tele ... more

Astrium Services Extends Maritime VSAT Coverage
Astrium has completed major extensions to their worldwide VSAT (very small aperture terminal) satellite communications services. Astrium Services now provides maritime VSAT with more bandwidth, more ... more
Lockheed Martin Expands Range Of Cloud Computing Services for UK Government

Andrews Space To Manufacture Sinclair Rods

AVX Introduces SMD Tantalum Chip Capacitors For Aerospace Applications

The Skynet 5D secure telecom satellite is received in French Guiana for Arianespace's December Ariane 5 mission

Lockheed Martin Completes On Orbit Testing of Second AEHF Satellite

LynuxWorks LynxOS-SE Deployed by ITT Exelis in New Line of Software-Defined Radios

Arianespace's fourth Spaceport mission with Soyuz ready for fueling

Ariane 5's sixth launch of 2012

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

Lockheed Martin Completes Critical Environmental Test on GPS III Pathfinder

Roscosmos Requests Glonass Project Contractor Head's Dismissal

Mobile GPS Tracking capability on JCB ruggedized mobile phones


Europe juggles ambitions, constraints in talks on space
Europe faces key decisions this week about its role in space, pondering plans for a new rocket and its involvement in the International Space Station at a time of money crunch. ... more

Andrews Space To Manufacture Sinclair Rods
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 ... more

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
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Israel's Iron Dome blocks Gaza barrage


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Iron Dome intercepts two rockets over Tel Aviv: police


Britain defends shooting pigs for army medic training


Iran denies supplying Fajr 5 rockets to Gaza


Israel destroys Gaza drone workshop: army


Stone-tipped weapons older than thought


12 New York schools finally reopen post Sandy


Australia deports more Sri Lankans

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72 tonnes of food aid for quake-struck Guatemala: WFP

High radiation found in Fukushima's fish

New York authorities probe Sandy price gouging

Bug repellent for supercomputers proves effective

Keeneland Project Deploys New GPU Supercomputing System for the National Science Foundation

Landmark Chicago Buildings Leading The Way On Energy Efficiency

China state broadcaster sees record ad auction

Intel to seek new CEO, Otellini to retire in May

Walker's World: Japan's looming crisis

Samsung hits back at LG in patents row

SciTechTalk: Is email privacy possible?

Google's Android is eating Apple's lunch

China 'optimistic' about FTA talks with Japan, S. Korea

Jaguar Land Rover, Chery lay foundation for China plant

Boeing Statement Supporting House Vote on Russia PNTR

USC scientists 'clone' carbon nanotubes to unlock their potential for use in electronics

Titan is also a green powerhouse

Panda Power Funds breaks ground on Texas power plant

Google's Android is eating Apple's lunch

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