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December 13, 2012
ROCKET SCIENCE
Fast20XX research project - ideas for travelling at hypersonic speed
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Dec 13, 2012
The vision is enticing - board in Europe, sit back, and disembark 90 minutes later on the other side of the world, in Australia. But before the SpaceLiner, which is being developed by the Institute of Space Systems at the German Aerospace Center, can fly a route like this for the first time, new technologies still have to be tested and basic requirements defined. Scientists from Germany, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Sweden have been carrying out research ... read more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Hat Trick for X-37B
The third launch of the US Air Force's X-37B robot spaceplane opens new challenges to this robust spacecraft. For the first time, an X-37B mission is underway with a used vehicle. The spaceplane tha ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

North Korea launches long-range rocket
North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Wednesday, in defiance of UN sanctions threats over what Pyongyang's critics insist is a disguised ballistic missile test. ... more
TECH SPACE

XTAR Wins $8 Million In New Business
XTAR has announced that it has gained a significant segment of the growing airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (AISR) market over the last 12 months. These contracts represent mo ... more
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TECH SPACE

Thales Makes Second Attempt to Adjust Yamal Orbit
Specialists from Thales Alenia Space carried out on Tuesday a second out of four scheduled maneuvers to bring the Yamal-402 satellite into its designated orbit, Russia's Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) ... more


ROCKET SCIENCE

US sends futuristic plane back into space
The United States on Tuesday launched for the third time its futuristic X-37B spacecraft, a small and pilotless plane that experts believe could open a new realm of espionage. ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL

China patent office becomes world's largest: WIPO
China's patent office for the first time became the world's largest last year, as the number of global patent filings continued to grow despite the sluggish economy, the UN's intellectual property agency said Tuesday. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

ULA Launch Monopoly to End
On May 2, 2005, Boeing and Lockheed Martin announced their intention to form a joint venture called the United Launch Alliance (ULA), combining the production, engineering, test and launch operation ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Plunging oil price to reset global defence budgets: IHS

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

Russia Not to Deploy Units of Strategic Missile Forces in Crimea

India Considering Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Submarine

Challenging Russia, Ukraine moves to drop neutral status

US air strikes kill several IS leaders in Iraq: Pentagon

TECH SPACE

Russia saves satellite after launch glitch
A Russian satellite that failed to achieve its intended orbit after separating from a launch rocket early has been lifted to the proper altitude, officials say. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

To reach final frontier, NASA can't go it alone: analysts
If NASA wants to help humans boldly go where no man has gone before, the US space agency must work with other countries, say experts who fear budget constraints will keep astronauts stuck on Earth. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

What happens to plant growth when you remove gravity?
It is well known that plant growth patterns are influenced by a variety of stimuli, gravity being one amongst many. On Earth plant roots exhibit characteristic behaviours called 'waving' and 'skewin ... more
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RUSSIAN SPACE

Russia and Kazakhstan to run Baikonur together
Russia and Kazakhstan are reestablishing the intergovernmental commission on the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The commission will be headed by the deputy prime ministers of the two countries who will have t ... more
TECH SPACE

Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test
Advanced ceramic composites can withstand the ultrahigh operational temperatures projected for hypersonic jet and next generation gas turbine engines, but real-time analysis of the mechanical proper ... more
24/7 News Coverage
North Atlantic signalled Ice Age thaw 1,000 years before it happened

Migrating 'supraglacial' lakes could trigger future Greenland ice loss

Clearing rainforests distorts wind and water, packs climate wallop beyond carbon

Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds

Hidden Movements of Greenland Ice Sheet, Runoff Revealed

Improving forecasts for rain-on-snow flooding

The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD

LAUNCH PAD

Russia works to fix satellite's off-target orbit
Russian scientists were working to correct the orbit of a communications satellite Sunday after it failed to reach its designated location in space - the latest setback for the country's once-pioneering space industry. ... more
TECH SPACE

Speeding Space Junk Poses Risks for Spacecraft
The amount of space junk floating around the Earth grows every year, and increasingly can pose risks to spacecraft orbiting the planet. In the United States, NASA's Orbital Debris Program (ODP ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

What trends will take upper hand in space exploration?
Space exploration in the future is linked to the creation of habitable bases on the moon. This opinion was expressed by head of Russia's leading research institute of the country's space agency Genn ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
XTAR Wins $8 Million In New Business

Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test

Russia saves satellite after launch glitch


SPACE TRAVEL
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


SPACE TRAVEL
Russia works to fix satellite's off-target orbit

ULA Launch Monopoly to End

SPACEX Awarded Two EELV Class Missions From The USAF


SPACE TRAVEL
Third Boeing GPS IIF Begins Operation After Early Handover to USAF

Putin Urges CIS Countries to Join Glonass

Third Galileo satellite begins transmitting navigation signal

TECH SPACE

Elbit Systems to Provide Space Camera for the Italian OPTSAT 3000 Observation Satellite
Elbit Systems reports that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop, was awarded a contract from Israel Aerospace Industries ("IAI") to provide a space camera for the Italian O ... more
AEROSPACE

Commando II Takes To Sky
Lockheed Martin has delivered an MC-130J Commando II to Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., yesterday. Aircraft 5710 is the twelfth of 27 MC-130Js to be assigned to the Air Force Special Operations C ... more
UAV NEWS

Boeing's Reusable, Unmanned X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Begins Second Flight
Boeing has successfully returned an unmanned U.S. Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle to orbit, continuing to demonstrate how the system provides responsive, reusable access to space. An Atlas V ro ... more
AEROSPACE

Canada widens search for fighter jet beyond F-35
Canada's government on Wednesday widened its multi-billion-dollar search for a new fighter jet to models other than the F-35 it has spent 15 years helping the United States and other allies to develop. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Belgium seeks to push back closure of two nuclear plants

Oil spill closes Enbridge line in Saskatchewan

Earth's most abundant mineral finally has a name

BOC Aviation adds two more Boeing jets to earlier order spree

WTO appeals panel sides with China in US anti-dumping duties row

Nature fires back at EIA shale gas critique

Apple co-founder Wozniak skeptical on smartwatches, Google Glass

AEROSPACE

Rockwell Collins wins Navy E-6b upgrade

AEROSPACE

Brazil fighter deal seen to favor Boeing

UAV NEWS

Mystery Air Force space plane launched

MILTECH

US Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System Software Released

MISSILE DEFENSE

Russia shuts down Azerbaijan radar station: Baku

MISSILE DEFENSE

Turkey assures Russia Patriot missiles for defence: diplomat

AEROSPACE

Swiss to get Swedish jets cheaper than Swedes: report

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Apocalypse... but not as we know it

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Thirteen killed in S.Africa bridge collapse

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Fire, flood or giant calabash... pick your apocalypse

Rice cultivates green batteries from plant

Ultrasound can now monitor the health of your car engine

Boeing, BMW Group to collaborate on carbon fiber recycling

New system for aircraft forecasts potential storm hazards over oceans

Ancient Red Dye Powers New "Green" Battery

Yahoo! seeks slice of smartphone photo-sharing pie

Chinese cities becoming too costly for expats: survey

Chinese firm to build electric cars in Bulgaria: report

Wind, solar power paired with storage could be cost-effective way to power grid

Tiny compound semiconductor transistor could challenge silicon's dominance

Berkeley Lab Breaks Ground on Flexible Design Building to Test Low-energy Systems and Components

Chinese strikers weighing legal steps in Singapore

Microsoft to sell Surface at retail stores

Custom robots could do Fukushima cleanup

IMF warns Hong Kong property faces price correction

$99 Google laptops for schools sold out

Rio sells mine stake to China-S. Africa consortium

Mobile Internet forcing computers to evolve

Hungary offers residency permits for 250,000 euros

Google sells off more Motorola assets

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