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December 04, 2012
NASA Voyager 1 Encounters New Region in Deep Space
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 04, 2012
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region at the far reaches of our solar system that scientists feel is the final area the spacecraft has to cross before reaching interstellar space. Scientists refer to this new region as a magnetic highway for charged particles because our sun's magnetic field lines are connected to interstellar magnetic field lines. This connection allows lower-energy charged particles that originate from inside our heliosphere - or the bubble of charged partic ... read more
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N. Korea installs rocket on launch pad: report
North Korea has installed the first stage of a long-range rocket it plans to launch this month in position, defying growing international calls to cancel the mission, a report said Monday. ... more

S. Korea postpones rocket launch to 2013: official
South Korea has postponed its third bid to put a satellite in orbit until next year, after a technical problem forced the cancellation of last week's scheduled launch, an official said Monday. ... more

SciTechTalk: Media fixes for space junkies
Visitors to NASA's website are currently being greeted with a request for public input on how the space agency's site should look as the agency ponders a re-design. ... more
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NASA's First Minisatellite Mission Comes to Successful End
After two successful years of on-orbit operations, NASA's Fast, Affordable, Science and Technology Satellite, or FASTSAT, mission is coming to an end. FASTSAT successfully demonstrated a capability ... more


Retired GIOVE-A satellite helps SSTL demonstrate first High Altitude GPS navigation fix
An experimental GPS receiver, built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), has successfully achieved a GPS position fix at 23,300km altitude - the first position fix above the GPS constellat ... more
The Year In Space

Arianespace Lofts Pleiades 1B Using Soyuz Medium-lift launcher
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 succ ... more

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Vanishing Acts: A Call for Disappearing Delivery Vehicles

Two more Japanese detained for spying in China

'Fiercest clashes' as Syria regime advances with Russian support

ULA launches spysat for NRO

Russian Defense Ministry Receives New Early Warning Network Satellites

US Spends $1Bln Annually Protecting Vulnerable Space-Based Assets

Outgoing Army Secretary calls for larger U.S. land force


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

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

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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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

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
24/7 News Coverage
Self-regulating corals protect their skeletons against ocean acidification

Covering the bases with cover crops

Forage crop promising as ecologically friendly ornamental groundcover

Colorful caterpillar chemists

Quantifying the impact of climate on ecosystems worldwide

Accurate timing of migration prolongs life expectancy in pike

Fertilizing and recycling Si in Vietnamese fields


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

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

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
Schriever squadrons assure safe passage in space domain

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

The music of the silks

US Air Force selects Raytheon to develop future Protected SATCOM System

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

Japan Schedules Radar Satellite Launch

Arianespace Lofts Pleiades 1B Using Soyuz Medium-lift launcher

S. Korea readies new bid to join global space club

Retired GIOVE-A satellite helps SSTL demonstrate first High Altitude GPS navigation fix

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

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


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

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

X-37B Space Plane: Still in Search of a Mission
On December 11, United Launch Alliance is scheduled to launch its X-37B prototype space plane for the Air Force from Cape Canaveral for the third time. Its mission, however, still remains a mystery. ... more

Dressing U.S. Troops to Safeguard Against Insect Attacks
Outfitting soldiers with clothing that effectively repels or kills insects is one of the strategies U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are using to help protect U.S. military personnel ... more
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Liquid cooling moves onto the chip for denser electronics

Nanoscale photodetector could boost capacity of photonic circuits

Graphene teams up with 2D crystals for faster data communications

New surfaces delay ice formation

China to set new plan for troubled economy

CEC offers rate-based community solar for investor-owned utilities

Solar energy training for Antigua and Barbuda


Raytheon wins first contract for new lightweight GPS anti-jam capability for land systems


US Air Force selects Raytheon to develop future Protected SATCOM System


MEADS Intercepts Air-Breathing Target at White Sands Missile Range


Deploying Patriots in Turkey to take some weeks: US


Japan readies missile defence over N. Korean rocket


Australia reviews military base security


Prototype of European combat drone makes maiden flight


US, Israel hail cooperation on Iron Dome defense system


New system intercepts, destroys target


US drone strike kills at least one in Pakistan: officials

US drone appears to miss Pakistan target: officials

Solar energy eyed for battlefield power

Missile test fears shadow S. Korea-China talks

Raytheon awarded contract for Paveway

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

South Carolina Air National Guard's Eagle Vision IV Supports "Superstorm Sandy's" First Responders

A month after superstorm Sandy, suffering lingers

Pakistan landslides kill three soldiers, bury rescuers

Argonne National Lab Selected as DOE's Batteries and Energy Storage Hub

Engineering professor looks to whirligig beetle for bio inspired robots

ORNL develops lignin-based thermoplastic conversion process

Maths helps mobiles and tablets match eyes' ability to switch from sunshine to shadow

Geoscientists cite 'critical need' for basic research to unleash promising energy resources

Experiment yields possible 'spooky' matter

Volvo eyes 'no-death' goal in its new cars by 2020

Adani set to begin mining in Australia

Sender of first text message 'amazed' 20 years on

SEC charges top accounting firms over China data

Russia demands answers after 190 km traffic jam

Walker's World: French dis-connection

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