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December 21, 2012
ROCKET SCIENCE
Landmark Year in Private Space Flight Development
Washington DC (VOA) Dec 21, 2012
With NASA's retired shuttles mothballed in museums, 2012 saw a new kind of spacecraft blaze its own path toward the International Space Station. In May, the Dragon space capsule - developed, owned and operated by California-based SpaceX - was launched from atop a Falcon-9 rocket, becoming the first private craft to dock with the ISS. A feat achieved by only a few governments, the docking, says SpaceX chief Elon Musk, signaled more than a mere technological breakthrough. "This was a crucial s ... read more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

SSL And Sea Launch Announce Successful Completion Of Investigation
Space Systems/Loral (SSL) and Sea Launch AG have jointly reported that the Independent Oversight Board (IOB) formed to investigate the solar array deployment anomaly on a satellite launched in the s ... more
TECH SPACE

MEXSAT Bicentenario Satellite Sends First Signals from Space
The MEXSAT Bicentenario satellite, built by Boeing [NYSE: BA] partner Orbital Sciences Corporation [NYSE: ORB], sent its first signals from space Wednesday following launch from Kourou aboard an Ari ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Ariane 5 ECA orbits Skynet 5D and Mexsat Bicentenario satellites
On Wednesday, December 19, 2012, Arianespace successfully carried out the 53rd Ariane 5 launch in a row, orbiting two payloads: the Skynet 5D military communications satellite for Astrium Services, ... more
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VSAT NEWS

GOGO Inks Major Capacity Deal With SES To Launch Transatlantic Aeronautical Broadband Service
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 ... more


VSAT NEWS

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
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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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
AFSPC Commander advocates defending space superiority

IBC Advanced Alloys Delivers First UAS Components for Analysis

Exosuit Aims to Prevent Injury in Warfighters

Jihadists in social network cross-hairs

NATO says Russian forces 'still inside Ukraine'

Watch: MQ-4C Triton UAV flies cross-country for new testing

Indonesia names four foreigners as terror suspects

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
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
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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
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
24/7 News Coverage
NJIT researchers working to safeguard the shoreline

Human faces are so variable because we evolved to look unique

Computerized emotion detector

First eyewitness accounts of mystery volcanic eruption

Modern Europeans descended from three groups of ancestors

Global change: Trees continue to grow at a faster rate

Dwindling wind may tip predator-prey balance

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
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
LAUNCH PAD
Berkeley Lab Scientists Developing Quick Way to ID People Exposed to Ionizing Radiation

MEXSAT Bicentenario Satellite Sends First Signals from Space

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


LAUNCH PAD
AEHF Team Completes Major Integration Milestone Ahead Of Schedule

General Dynamics' 30,000th Combat Search and Rescue Radio Goes to Work for USAF

Europe launches major British military satellite


LAUNCH PAD
Ariane 5 ECA orbits Skynet 5D and Mexsat Bicentenario satellites

Payload integration complete for final 2012 Ariane 5 mission

Arctic town eyes future as Europe's gateway to space


LAUNCH PAD
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

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
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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Physicists teleport photon over 15 miles

New research suggests China's CO2 output is almost twice U.S.'s

BYU electric car sets new E1 land speed record at 204 mph

Japan minister attempts to convince public on nuclear

Energy companies remain committed to Scotland

RWE Innogy gets new British wind energy running

Larry Ellison releases helm of mighty Oracle ship

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

AEHF Team Completes Major Integration Milestone Ahead Of Schedule

AEROSPACE

Israel's air force gets ready for a blitz against missile foes

UAV NEWS

Northrop Grumman, US Navy Complete At-Sea Deck Handling Trials of X-47B Unmanned Demonstrator

AEROSPACE

Boeing's Final Design for Wedgetail AEW and C Airborne Mission Segment Accepted by Australia

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Raytheon's US Navy satellite terminals reach Full Rate Production milestone

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

General Dynamics' 30,000th Combat Search and Rescue Radio Goes to Work for USAF

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

Upgraded MiG-29s supplied to India

Bulgaria to modernise air force

Brazil invests in rocket technology

Raytheon awarded contract for SM-2 production

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

'Apocalypse Noah': Dutch Christian readies escape Ark

China arrests nearly 1,000 doomsday 'cult' members

Zuckerberg donates $500 mn to charity

Researchers Use Liquid Metal to Create Wires That Stretch Eight Times Their Original Length

Team develops a microwave-assisted method for producing thin films

Paper waste used to make bricks

Sustainable way to make a prized fragrance ingredient

JILA physicists achieve elusive 'evaporative cooling' of molecules

pH measurements: How to see the real face of electrochemistry and corrosion?

Bird strike prevention radar system takes off

Japan files complaint against China over steel duties: WTO

EU says to set out anti-trust case against Samsung soon

Taiwan's UMC to buy majority stake in Chinese firm

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