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December 03, 2012
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Arianespace Lofts Pleiades 1B Using Soyuz Medium-lift launcher
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Dec 02, 2012
The maturity of Arianespace's Soyuz launch system at French Guiana - and its confirmed role as a full-fledged member of the company's launcher family - were demonstrated once again by tonight's successful orbiting of the Pleiades 1B satellite from the Spaceport. During a flight lasting 55 minutes, the Soyuz vehicle deployed its 970-kg. passenger into a targeted circular orbit of 695 km., inclined 98.2 deg., marking the medium-lift vehicle's fourth mission from French Guiana since its introduction ... read more
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UAV NEWS

First Catapult Launch of X-47B Unmanned Aircraft Launched
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy have conducted the Navy's first catapult launch of an unmanned system using the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator. The test was conducted ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Japan confesses data breach on Epsilon rocket
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has reported a possible data breach on its first Epsilon solid-fueled rocket, Kyodo news agency says. Spyware was found on one of the agency's per ... more
TECH SPACE

Schriever squadrons assure safe passage in space domain
Members of the 1st and 7th Space Operations Squadrons took notice when an upper stage Russian rocket disintegrated in low earth orbit Oct. 16. The break up introduced an estimated 500 pieces of debr ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

J-2X - Back in the Saddle Again
A J-2X power pack assembly burns brightly during a hot fire test Nov. 27 at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Engineers pulled the assembly from the test stand in September to install addi ... more


ROCKET SCIENCE

Prototype Crew Access Arm Seal Tested for Orion
Preparations for the launch of NASA's new Orion spacecraft recently took an important step forward. A prototype seal for the launch tower's crew access arm, or CAA, was successfully tested at the Ke ... more
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ROBO SPACE

Robot buddy to keep Japan astronaut company
A small humanoid robot that can talk will be sent into space to provide conversational company for a Japanese astronaut on a six-month mission, according to new plans. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

The Biggest Breakthrough In Propulsion Since The Jet Engine
Reaction Engines can announce the biggest breakthrough in aerospace propulsion technology since the invention of the jet engine. Critical tests have been successfully completed on the key technology ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
UN nuclear watchdog head ups pressure on Iran

Submarine work contract awarded to General Dynamics Electric Boat

Australia facility to tackle chem-bio threats

Raytheon announces full-rate production of Talon rocket

Lockheed Martin partners with Saudi firm for Sniper ATP support facility

Work starts on new patrol vessel for Singapore

Renegade claims jet raid on Libya militia position

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Japan Schedules Radar Satellite Launch
Japanese national space agency JAXA and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. would launch an H-2A rocket with a radar intelligence satellite early next year, the Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday. ... more
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South Korean rocket launch suspended
South Korean space officials suspended a crucial rocket launch Thursday, after a technical problem halted the countdown just 17 minutes before the scheduled blast-off. ... more
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S. Korea readies new bid to join global space club
South Korea held a final dress rehearsal Wednesday for its third attempt to send a satellite into orbit and join an elite space club that includes Asian powers China, Japan and India. ... more
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SPACEMART

Sri Lanka partners Chinese communication satellite
Sri Lanka's President Wednesday welcomed the first communications satellite launch in partnership with a Chinese state-owned company, to take television to rural areas of the island. ... more
TECH SPACE

NASA Technologists Test 'Game-Changing' Data-Processing Technology
It's a digital world. Or is it? NASA technologist Jonathan Pellish isn't convinced. In fact, he believes a computing technology of yesteryear could potentially revolutionize everything from autonomo ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Asian monsoon much older than previously thought

Sharks in acidic waters avoid smell of food

Specialized species critical for reefs

M 9.0+ possible for subduction zones along 'Ring of Fire,'

Tiny Diamonds Point To Cosmic Impact For Major Period of Climate Change

Small algae with great potential

How a change in slope affects lava flows

SPACE TRAVEL

Why Study Plants in Space?
Why is NASA conducting plant research aboard the International Space Station? Because during future long-duration missions, life in space may depend on it. The ability of plants to provide a source ... more
GPS NEWS

GTX Gets Approval For Custom Two-Way GPS Tracking Devices On Planes
GTX Corp has announced the approval of a custom designed GPS tracking device for use on AirNet and Cargolux. The custom configured device will be made available as an add-on service exclusively to c ... more
VSAT NEWS

Broadband For Every Ship - The Changing Maritime Market
The paradigm is shifting in the provision of broadband connectivity through satellite networks to the commercial maritime market. A number of technological, economic, and social factors are currentl ... more
VSAT NEWS
Schriever squadrons assure safe passage in space domain

NASA Technologists Test 'Game-Changing' Data-Processing Technology

Experiment yields possible 'spooky' matter


VSAT NEWS
General Dynamics Awarded Contract Under New U.S. Army Rapid-Acquisition Communications Program

Astrium to provide military X-band satcoms to six UK Royal Navy vessels

Lockheed Martin to Demonstrate Key Component of Tactical MilSat Communications System


VSAT NEWS
South Korean rocket launch suspended

Japan Schedules Radar Satellite Launch

S. Korea readies new bid to join global space club


VSAT NEWS
GTX Gets Approval For Custom Two-Way GPS Tracking Devices On Planes

East Riding Of Yorkshire Council Selects Ctrack For Specialist Vehicle Tracking Solution

Researchers Use GPS Tracking to Monitor Crab Behavior

LAUNCH PAD

Ariane 5 joins Soyuz in mission preparations at the Spaceport
The Spaceport is once again handling parallel campaigns with two different members of the Arianespace launcher family, as a heavy-lift Ariane 5 has moved to the Final Assembly Building to be readied ... more
TECH SPACE

Experiment yields possible 'spooky' matter
U.S. physicists say unexpected results from the Large Hadron Collider suggest its particle collisions may be producing a new type of matter. ... more
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Who will challenge Dragon? Dragon spaceship postponed until March
The head of the Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) Elon Musk has foretold a grim future for the European Ariane 5 rocket launcher, but SpaceX's own project, the Dragon spaceship, bound fo ... more
UAV NEWS

Prototype of European combat drone makes maiden flight
A prototype of a European combat drone, the Neuron, made its maiden flight Saturday from a base in the south of France, project leader Dassault Aviation announced. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Moventas to service two turbines in Eesti Energia's Aulepa wind park

Businesses go solar to save millions

AREVA signs a contract to manufacture a panel prototype for ITER project

Construction begins on World's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant

New Family of Materials for Energy-Efficient Information Storage and Processing

Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking of Kansas' First Community Solar Array

Launch of Australia's largest solar farm a much-needed bright spot in a tough year

MISSILE DEFENSE

US, Israel hail cooperation on Iron Dome defense system

MISSILE DEFENSE

New system intercepts, destroys target

UAV NEWS

US drone strike kills at least one in Pakistan: officials

UAV NEWS

US drone appears to miss Pakistan target: officials

MILTECH

Solar energy eyed for battlefield power

MISSILE NEWS

Missile test fears shadow S. Korea-China talks

MILTECH

Raytheon awarded contract for Paveway

MILTECH

GD Delivers 1,000th Beryllium Sensor Housing Mast For Kiowa Helicopter

MILTECH

BAE, EXPAL team up for munitions deal

MISSILE DEFENSE

NATO surveys possible missile sites in Turkey: report

Ground Based Laser System Demonstrates In Tests Against Rockets and UAVs

Pakistan test fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Driving drones can be a drag

Astrium to provide military X-band satcoms to six UK Royal Navy vessels

UTC Aerospace Systems Selects Headwall Hyperspectral Imaging Sensor For SYERS-2 Program

General Dynamics Awarded Contract Under New U.S. Army Rapid-Acquisition Communications Program

A month after superstorm Sandy, suffering lingers

Pakistan landslides kill three soldiers, bury rescuers

Fed official sees only slight GDP hit from Sandy

Haiti opts for ID security program

Japan shows 310 mph bullet train prototype

Suu Kyi to lead probe into China-backed Myanmar mine

Japan approves $10.7 billion stimulus package

Americans love (and hate) their mobile phones: survey

Investors turn to car parks as H.K. property cools

Australia's Lynas fires up Malaysian plant

Microsoft, Google in catfight over online shopping

Chemicals freight train falls off broken US bridge

China manufacturing grows for second month

Smith Electric Vehicles to Open Manufacturing Facility in Chicago

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