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December 20, 2012
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GOGO Inks Major Capacity Deal With SES To Launch Transatlantic Aeronautical Broadband Service
Betzdorf, Luxembourg (SPX) Dec 20, 2012
Gogo, a leader in in-flight connectivity, and global satellite operator SES has announced the signature of milestone capacity and ground support agreements to deliver Gogo broadband services aboard commercial airliners. Coverage includes commercial aircraft flying over the North Atlantic Ocean Region, Europe and the United States. As part of the long-term deal covering more than six transponders of Ku-band capacity, three SES satellites will enable Gogo to expand its broadband offering in th ... read more
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Gilat Expands Military Customer Portfolio with Southeast Asian Navy Contract
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. has been selected by a Southeast Asian Navy to upgrade its ground operations with IP-based satellite communications system. As part of the contract, Gilat will de ... more
SPACE MEDICINE

Health Concerns Could Ground Citizen Astronauts
A group of former NASA executives plans to offer excursions to the moon to anyone who can afford the $1.4-million-dollar-per-couple ticket price. Golden Spike Co. is the latest private company ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Sierra Nevada Corporation Selected by NASA to Receive Human Spaceflight Certification Products Contract
Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems is pleased to announce that its Dream Chaser Space System Program has been selected by NASA's Commercial Crew Program to receive a Certification Produ ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Rocketdyne Reaches Milestone for J-2X powerpack
Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed the last hot-fire test on the J-2X powerpack - an important step toward development of America's next rocket engine designed for human spaceflight ... more


SPACEMART

Boeing Ships 3rd Intelsat 702MP Satellite for Launch
The third of four 702 Medium Power (MP) satellites that Boeing [NYSE: BA] is manufacturing for Intelsat S.A., the world's leading provider of satellite services, arrived at the Long Beach, Calif., h ... more
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MICROSAT BLITZ

Boeing Delivers 2 Nanosatellites to US Air Force
Boeing has delivered two Space Environmental NanoSat Experiment (SENSE) satellites to the U.S. Air Force that will help assess the value of small satellites in military space operations. Weigh ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

TDRS-K Arrives at Kennedy for Launch Processing
The first in a new class of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Dec. 18 to begin the final phase of launch preparations ahead of a targeted liftof ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea defies UN censure to fire missile into sea

Stronger rules needed on flight paths: Malaysia Airlines official

K-MAX unmanned cargo helo finishes Afghan deployment

Iraq's Mosul counts the cost of insurgent rule

U.S. military aims to overcome GPS' weaknesses

Shiite militia display jihadist bodies in Iraq city

For incoming US airmen in S.Korea, a 30-day ban on booze

TECH SPACE

Berkeley Lab Scientists Developing Quick Way to ID People Exposed to Ionizing Radiation
Berkeley CA (SPX) Dec 19, 2012 There's a reason emergency personnel train for the aftermath of a dirty bomb or an explosion at a nuclear power plant. They'll be faced with a deluge of urgent tasks, ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Beating Heart of J-2X Engine Finishes Year of Testing
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 ... more
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
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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
24/7 News Coverage
By 2050 temperatures might be helpful to growth of forage plants

Synchronization of North Atlantic, North Pacific preceded warming, end of ice age

Saharan dust key to the formation of Bahamas' Great Bank

Federal judge overturns Washington DC ban on guns in public

Insecticides Similar to Nicotine Widespread in Midwest

Filter bed substrates, plant types recommended for rain gardens

Nanoparticle "Alarm Clock" Awakens Immune Systems Put To Sleep By Cancer

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
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
SPACE MEDICINE
Berkeley Lab Scientists Developing Quick Way to ID People Exposed to Ionizing Radiation

Operation to "rescue" Yamal-402 a success

Missile Defense Agency awards Raytheon contract modification for AN/TPY-2 radar


SPACE MEDICINE
N. Korea satellite appears dead: scientist

AEHF Team Completes Major Integration Milestone Ahead Of Schedule

Europe launches major British military satellite


SPACE MEDICINE
Payload integration complete for final 2012 Ariane 5 mission

Arctic town eyes future as Europe's gateway to space

ISRO planning 10 space missions in 2013


SPACE MEDICINE
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

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
MISSILE DEFENSE

U.S. seeks double Israel missile funding
Israel's defense industry got two big boosts this week. ... more
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
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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster

A Crystal Wedding in the Nanocosmos

Carbyne morphs when stretched

Quantum Dots Boost Conversion Efficiency Of GaAs Solar Cells

Canada lobs economic shot across Russian energy bow

Portuguese consortium to spend $300 million on wind

Fukushima Accident Underscores Need to Act on Nuclear Plant Hazards

GPS NEWS

KAIST announced a major breakthrough in indoor positioning research

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Europe launches major British military satellite

MILTECH

Integrated soldier kits for more troops

AEROSPACE

BAE says Saudi jet deal facing unresolved 'issues'

AEROSPACE

Embraer, Astronics collaborate on KC-390

AEROSPACE

Upgraded MiG-29s supplied to India

AEROSPACE

Bulgaria to modernise air force

MISSILE NEWS

Brazil invests in rocket technology

MISSILE NEWS

Raytheon awarded contract for SM-2 production

TECH SPACE

Missile Defense Agency awards Raytheon contract modification for AN/TPY-2 radar

NGC Provides Attitude Heading Reference For Sikorsky's S-76D Helicopter

Lockheed Martin Wins Role on Army Software and Systems Engineering Contract

Brazil, S. Africa collaborate on missile

NATO chief denounces Iran's allegations on Patriots

China arrests nearly 1,000 doomsday 'cult' members

Zuckerberg donates $500 mn to charity

China opens disaster research laboratory

Doomsday cult arrests surpass 400 in China

Signs of evolving US gun debate after school tragedy

Fitting 'smart' mobile phone with magnifying optics creates 'real' cell phone

UCLA engineers develop new energy-efficient computer memory using magnetic materials

Flexing fingers for micro-robotics: Berkeley Lab scientists create a powerful, microscale actuator

Engineers roll up their sleeves - and then do same with inductors

World Bank ups Chinese growth projection for 2013

Outside View: U.S economy in 2013

US, China talk trade amid transitions

Megaupload New Zealand extradition case delayed again

Apple "pinch-to-zoom" patent deemed invalid

US toughens online privacy rules for children

Google sells Motorola Mobility Home for $2.35 bn

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