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December 14, 2012
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ISRO planning 10 space missions in 2013
New Delhi (IANS) Dec 14, 2012
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to accomplish 10 space missions in the next one year, parliament was informed on Wednesday. Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy told the Lok Sabha that eight of these are planned by September 2013 and the remaining two by 2013-end. The missions are three polar satellite launch vehicles, one geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle, two communication satellites, one earth observation (ocean) satellite, one m ... read more
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Six satellites for Globalstar's close-out Soyuz mission ready for launch
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SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Awards Commercial Crew Certification Contracts
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Fast20XX research project - ideas for travelling at hypersonic speed
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Hat Trick for X-37B
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ROCKET SCIENCE

North Korea launches long-range rocket
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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
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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinese president wields economic might on LatAm tour

US still mulling Iraq request for militant drone strikes

China anti-terror advice: "fight back" or "run away"

The Great War Redux

France and Britain trade hypocrisy claims over MH17 sanctions

Israel strikes kill dozens in Gaza as toll tops 670

New collaboration between Australian military, universities

ROCKET SCIENCE

US sends futuristic plane back into space
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SPACE TRAVEL

China patent office becomes world's largest: WIPO
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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
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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
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15-year analysis of blue whales off California finds conflict with shipping lanes

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Ecological impact of microbial respiration in oxygen-starved oceans

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
RUSSIAN SPACE

Russia and Kazakhstan to run Baikonur together
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TECH SPACE

Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test
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TECH SPACE
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TECH SPACE
US Air Force selects Raytheon to develop future Protected SATCOM System

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TECH SPACE
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TECH SPACE
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Third Galileo satellite begins transmitting navigation signal

UAV NEWS

Boeing Demos Unmanned Little Bird for Republic of Korea Army
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MISSILE NEWS

Scud attacks signal Syrian regime alarm
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AEROSPACE

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UAV NEWS

Boeing's Reusable, Unmanned X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Begins Second Flight
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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POLITICAL ECONOMY

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TECH SPACE

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ENERGY TECH

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Mobile Internet forcing computers to evolve

US to launch anew secretive space plane

Tehran denies Iranian missile experts in North Korea

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