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December 26, 2012
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Turbopump Bearing Blamed For Failed Russian Comsat Orbiting
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Dec 26, 2012
Russian space agency Roscosmos experts say the destruction of a bearing inside the turbopump of the Briz-M upper stage's engine is the most likely reason for the initial failure of Russia's Yamal-402 satellite to reach its designated orbit, the Kommersant business daily reported on Tuesday. The satellite was launched from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan on December 8 but separated from its upper stage four minutes early, failing to reach the desired orbit. A four-step recovery plan develop ... read more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

US Firm Launches Reusable Space Rocket
The private US space engineering firm SpaceX released a video over the weekend showing its Grasshopper rocket making a short but important journey that could take space exploration to new heights: r ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ

Iran to unveil home-made satellite in Feb
Iran Space Agency (ISA) has announced that it will unveil a new home-made satellite in February, Tehran Times daily reported on Sunday. Director of ISA, Hamid Fazeli, said Saturday that a new ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Boeing Completes Preliminary Design Review for Space Launch System Core Stage
Boeing and NASA on Dec. 20 completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the Space Launch System (SLS) core stage and avionics, validating the design of the rocket that will send humans beyond l ... more
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TECH SPACE

Space Fence program moving forward
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center here recently put out a request for proposal to move the Space Fence program forward. Space Fence will be a system of up to two land-based radars, th ... more


SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Puts Orion Backup Parachutes to the Test
NASA completed the latest in a series of parachute tests for its Orion spacecraft Thursday at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in southwestern Arizona, marking another step toward a first flight te ... more
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MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Raytheon's US Navy satellite terminals reach Full Rate Production milestone
Raytheon's Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT), which will be installed on more than 300 U.S. Navy ships, subs and shore stations, has successfully completed a Full Rate Production (FRP) review by the Nav ... more
RUSSIAN SPACE

Energia Corp Lands $11 Mln Space Lab Contract
Space rocket corporation Energia has won a 350 million ruble (about $11 million) contract to design the orbital laboratory Oka-T-MKS, the state procurements agency said Friday on its website. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP

Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

ROBO SPACE

Smart SPHERES Fly High Aboard the International Space Station
On Dec. 12 engineers at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., and Johnson Space Center in Houston conducted an experiment using small, free-flying robotic satellites called "Smart SPHE ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Boeing test breakthrough means more reliable connectivity on airplanes
Boeing has developed an advanced method to test wireless signals in airplane cabins, making it possible for passengers to enjoy more reliable connectivity when using networked personal electronic de ... more
GPS NEWS

Cellphone, GPS data suggest new strategy for alleviating traffic tie-ups
Asking all commuters to cut back on rush-hour driving reduces traffic congestion somewhat, but asking specific groups of drivers to stay off the road may work even better. The conclusion comes from ... more
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Russia to build autonomous space lab
Russia's Energia Corp. space manufacturer has won an $11 million contract to design an orbital space laboratory, the national procurements agency says. ... more
ROBO SPACE

DARPA developing robotic mule
The use of robotics and similar technology has added a new dimension to the battlefield for all fighting forces, but the U.S. military in particular. ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL

White House to honor scientists, inventors
U.S. President Barack Obama has named 12 eminent researchers and 11 extraordinary inventors as recipients of national medal awards, the White House said Friday. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Landmark Year in Private Space Flight Development
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 a ... more
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
ROCKET SCIENCE
MEXSAT Bicentenario Satellite Sends First Signals from Space

Space Fence program moving forward

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Cellphone, GPS data suggest new strategy for alleviating traffic tie-ups

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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
UAV NEWS

Pentagon to sell spy drones for $1.2bln to South Korea
The Pentagon is going to sell four of the Block 30 versions of the Global Hawk high-altitude spy drones to South Korea, of which the US Department of Defense has informed Congress recently. Th ... more
MILTECH

Russia may soon draft new law on military service for women
A bill on voluntary military conscription for women could be introduced in the lower house of the Russian parliament by February 1, 2013, a Russian lawmaker said. "We will be surveying the pub ... more
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TECH SPACE

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MISSILE NEWS

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MISSILE DEFENSE

NATO to deploy Patriots in Turkey over next few weeks

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MILTECH

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MISSILE NEWS

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AEROSPACE

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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