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December 18, 2012
ROCKET SCIENCE
Beating Heart of J-2X Engine Finishes Year of Testing
Huntiville AL (SPX) Dec 19, 2012
NASA on Thursday took another step toward human exploration of new destinations in the solar system. At the agency's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, engineers conducted the final test-firing of the J-2X powerpack assembly, an important component of America's next heavy-lift rocket. The J-2X engine is the first human-rated liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen engine developed in the United States in decades. Designed and built by NASA and industry partner Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne of Canoga Pa ... read more
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ROBO SPACE

CU-Boulder team develops swarm of pingpong ball-sized robots
University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor Nikolaus Correll likes to think in multiples. If one robot can accomplish a singular task, think how much more could be accomplished if you had hun ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Payload integration complete for final 2012 Ariane 5 mission
The Skynet 5D satellite has joined its Mexsat Bicentenario co-passenger on Ariane 5, marking a new milestone in preparations for Arianespace's seventh and final heavy-lift flight of 2012 from the Sp ... more
SPACEMART

Loral Continues Corporate Office Restructuring
Loral Space and Communications Inc. reports that its board of directors has named Avi Katz, 53, to the role of president of the company. Mr. Katz, who replaces Michael Targoff, was formerly the comp ... more
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SPACEMART

ESA's powerful new tracking station ready for service
A new satellite tracking station at Malargue, Argentina, will be formally inaugurated on Tuesday, completing the trio of deep-space stations and confirming ESA as one of the world's most technologic ... more


VSAT NEWS

Spatial FOG Released
Advanced Navigation and KVH Industries have announced their new Spatial FOG GNSS/INS. Spatial FOG is a ruggedized GNSS aided inertial navigation system and AHRS that provides accurate position, velo ... more
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SPACE MEDICINE

Lights to combat astronaut insomnia
NASA says it will use lighting technology to help astronauts on the International Space Station sleep better during their "nights" in orbit. ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

AEHF Team Completes Major Integration Milestone Ahead Of Schedule
The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin have integrated the system module for the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite six months ahead of schedule. The milestone marks the ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US must 'destroy' jihadists in Iraq, Syria: ex-general

Israeli strikes kill senior Hamas commanders in Gaza

Lebanon army arrests Arab-Israeli infiltrator: security

Military Sealift command contracts logistics services

Justice elusive for Syria chemical attack victims: HRW

Iran denies linking Iraq role to Western sanctions

British arbitration tribunal backs up Raytheon

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

N. Korea satellite appears dead: scientist
A satellite launched with fanfare last week by a defiant North Korea appears to be dead as no signal can be detected, a US-based astrophysicist who monitors spaceflights said Monday. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

U.S. seeks double Israel missile funding
Israel's defense industry got two big boosts this week. ... more
TECH SPACE

Operation to "rescue" Yamal-402 a success
Experts of the Thales Alenia Space company have completed a unique operation to "rescue" Yamal-402 satellite. On December 9 the Breeze-M upper stage of Russia's Proton heavy-lift rocket failed ... more
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GPS NEWS

KAIST announced a major breakthrough in indoor positioning research
Cell phones are getting ever smarter today, savvy enough to tell you where to go and what to buy in shopping centers or department stores. Although still in nascent stages, indoor positioning and na ... more
TECH SPACE

Grains Gang Up to Bear Brunt of Missile and Meteorite Impacts
High-speed video of projectiles slamming into a bed of disks has given scientists a new microscopic picture of the way a meteorite or missile transfers the energy of its impact to sand and dirt grai ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide

Tropical storm Karina shaped like a number 9

Neanderthals and humans interacted for thousands of years

Climate change: meteorologists preparing for the worst

Bats bolster brain hypothesis, maybe technology, too

Microbes can create dripstones

Freeways as fences, trapping the mountain lions of Los Angeles

LAUNCH PAD

Arctic town eyes future as Europe's gateway to space
Sweden's small Arctic town of Kiruna has a surprisingly international airport with regular flights to London and Tokyo, but it has even bigger plans: to offer commercial space flights. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Progressing Toward First Launch of Orion Spacecraft
Recent engineering advances by NASA and its industry partners across the country show important progress toward Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), the next step to launching humans to deep space. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

New member of the exclusive space club
The successful launch of North Korea's Unha-3 rocket on December 12, 2012 became the top news in the world of cosmonautics. Even the previous day's story of the United States launching, for the thir ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Operation to "rescue" Yamal-402 a success

XTAR Wins $8 Million In New Business

Grains Gang Up to Bear Brunt of Missile and Meteorite Impacts


SPACE TRAVEL
N. Korea satellite appears dead: scientist

AEHF Team Completes Major Integration Milestone Ahead Of Schedule

US Air Force selects Raytheon to develop future Protected SATCOM System


SPACE TRAVEL
ISRO planning 10 space missions in 2013

Arctic town eyes future as Europe's gateway to space

Payload integration complete for final 2012 Ariane 5 mission


SPACE TRAVEL
KAIST announced a major breakthrough in indoor positioning research

Third Boeing GPS IIF Begins Operation After Early Handover to USAF

Putin Urges CIS Countries to Join Glonass

VSAT NEWS

Compact 40W P1db BUC provides higher output power with less energy
Gilat Satellite Networks has announced the immediate availability of the Wavestream Ku-band Matchbox Mini Block Upconverter. The Matchbox Mini incorporates Wavestream's next generation Spatial advan ... more
TECH SPACE

X-ray Laser Takes Aim at Cosmic Mystery
Scientists have used powerful X-rays from the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to study and measure, in atomic detail, ... more
ROBO SPACE

Research: Tiny robots may think as a group
A U.S. researcher says a swarm of tiny robots could be a better solution to accomplishing tasks than one big one and has made "ping-pong" ball-sized examples. ... more
SPACEMART

Tracking station going online in Argentina
The European Space Agency says a satellite tracking station in Argentina will help track missions voyaging hundreds of millions of miles into our solar system. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Organic photovoltaic cells of the future

EV consumers better off with a range under 100 miles

Calculations with Nanoscale Smart Particles

Ferroelectric Materials Suffer Unexpected Electric Polarizations

Researchers inspired by marine life to design camouflage systems

Paper offers insights into new class of semiconductors

New tool makes a single picture worth a thousand images

LAUNCH PAD

ISRO planning 10 space missions in 2013

CONSTELLATIONS

Six satellites for Globalstar's close-out Soyuz mission ready for launch

SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Awards Commercial Crew Certification Contracts

ROCKET SCIENCE

Fast20XX research project - ideas for travelling at hypersonic speed

ROCKET SCIENCE

Hat Trick for X-37B

ROCKET SCIENCE

North Korea launches long-range rocket

TECH SPACE

XTAR Wins $8 Million In New Business

MISSILE DEFENSE

NATO chief denounces Iran's allegations on Patriots

MISSILE NEWS

Brazil, S. Africa collaborate on missile

MILTECH

Britain's Charles shown Tata's new military-grade steel

Boeing Demos Unmanned Little Bird for Republic of Korea Army

Scud attacks signal Syrian regime alarm

Signs of evolving US gun debate after school tragedy

Doomsday cult arrests surpass 400 in China

US gun lobby silent on social media after shooting

China cracks down on doomsday rumours: state media

Avalanche kills six Indian troops on Siachen glacier

Insurance industry paying increasing attention to climate change

Philippines says rebels violating typhoon truce

Stretchable electronics

New Factor could Limit the Life of Hybrid and Electric Car Batteries

Rice uses light to remotely trigger biochemical reactions

Adhesion disturbed by noise

WTO appoints panel to probe China, US trade disputes

Markets cheer Japan conservatives' return to power

Most US publications have mobile presence: industry

Walker's World: A mega trade pact?

Japan economy woes may temper Abe's zeal: analysts

AIG raises $6.45 bn in final stake sale of insurer AIA

Foreign investment in China falls again in November

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