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January 09, 2013
TECH SPACE
LEON: the space chip that Europe built
Paris (ESA) Jan 09, 2013
Just like home computers, the sophisticated capabilities of today's space missions are made possible by the power of their processor chips. ESA's coming Alphasat telecom satellite, the Proba-V microsatellite, the Earth-monitoring Sentinel family and the BepiColombo mission to Mercury are among the first missions to use an advanced 32-bit microprocessor - engineered and built in Europe. All of them incorporate the new LEON2-FT chip, commercially known as the AT697. Engineered to operate within spac ... read more
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SPACEMART

US urged to relax satellite export restrictions
The Ministry of Commerce expressed concern after the United States kept a tight rein on the export of satellites and related items to China, and a senior China-US trade expert urged Washington to dr ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Arianespace says 2012 sales leapt by 30%
The European space launch company Arianespace said Tuesday that 2012 sales rose 30 percent and forecast that it would dominate Russian and US rivals this year with a market share of more than 60 percent. ... more
SPACEMART

Ball Aerospace Realigns Civil and Operational Space Business Units
Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. has announced three leadership appointments and an organizational structure change that will position operating sectors for improved customer efficiency. ... more
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TECH SPACE

Space Trash May Make Radiation Shields
Researchers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are evaluating small tiles made of space trash to find out whether they can be stored aboard spacecraft safely or even used for radiation shield ... more


ROBO SPACE

2013 FIRST Robotics Kick-Off Event
The 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition kicks off on Jan. 5, 2013. The kickoff event will be broadcast on NASA TV and marks the beginning of the season for high school students from across the nation to ... more
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LAUNCH PAD

Arianespace to launch VNREDSat-1A built by Astrium for Vietnam
Arianespace to launch VNREDSat-1A built by Astrium for Vietnam Arianespace and Astrium hassigned the launch contract for the VNREDSat-1A Earth observation satellite, on behalf of the Vietnamese Acad ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Captain's log: real space chat for Star Trek crew
Fact and fiction blurred this week when a real-life astronaut boldly went where no man has gone before and conversed from orbit via Twitter with the crew of television's "Star Trek: Enterprise." ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Turkish army warns over 'red lines' in Kurdish peace talks

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

DARPA selects SwRI's K-band space crosslink radio for flight development as part of System F6 Program
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently selected Southwest Research Institute to provide the flight low-rate crosslink wireless communications platform for the System F6 ... more
ROBO SPACE

Crew Prepares for Student Robotics Competition
The Expedition 34 crew wrapped up its first workweek of the new year aboard the International Space Station with scientific research, routine maintenance and preparations for robotics competition ta ... more
UAV NEWS

Global Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Payload Market to Reach $68.6 billion by 2022
The two month postponement of the "fiscal cliff's" automatic spending cuts, including cuts to America's defense budget originally proposed by last year's sequestration deal, may be welcome news for ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Russia develops new rocket fuel
Specialists from Russian scientific-production association Energomash have developed a state-of-the-art high-efficient fuel, news reports said on Thursday. According to Energomash chief execut ... more
CHIP TECH

Power spintronics: Producing AC voltages by manipulating magnetic fields
Scientists are putting a new spin on their approach to generating electrical current by harnessing a recently identified electromotive force known as spinmotive force, which is related to the field ... more
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Leading Ebola researcher says there's an effective treatment for Ebola

Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau

Marine protected areas inadequate for protecting fish and ocean ecology

Together, humans and computers can figure out the plant world

Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate

Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

BAE pulls out of Australian comms tender
BAE Systems sacked two employees and pulled out of the next tender phase for the Australian army's battlespace communications network. ... more
GPS NEWS

New location system could compete with GPS
A positioning technology that could compete with satellite-based global positioning systems can work indoors as well as out, its Australian developers say. ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

DoD Guidance on Spectrum Use for Hosted Payloads Needs New Approach
The recent "guidance" from the Pentagon's Chief Information Officer on hosting military payloads on commercial satellites has caused much confusion among satellite operators. The three-page document ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Space Trash May Make Radiation Shields

LEON: the space chip that Europe built

That's not what I meant: A new phase in reading photons


MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
BAE pulls out of Australian comms tender

DARPA selects SwRI's K-band space crosslink radio for flight development as part of System F6 Program

DoD Guidance on Spectrum Use for Hosted Payloads Needs New Approach


MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Arianespace to launch VNREDSat-1A built by Astrium for Vietnam

Arianespace says 2012 sales leapt by 30%

CSF Applauds Passage Of Risk-Sharing Regime Extension For Launch Industry


MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
New location system could compete with GPS

Beidou's unique services attractive to Chinese companies

China eyes greater market share for its GPS rival

MISSILE DEFENSE

Russia to add 3 new anti-missile radars
Russia will build three new Voronezh class radar stations in 2013 to improve its missile defense capabilities, a military official said this week. ... more
AEROSPACE

Canada's F-35 program problems multiply
Canada's problems with its planned purchase of F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighter aircraft seem to be multiplying, with the latest controversy surrounding the jets' capacity for in-flight refueling. ... more
UAV NEWS

US drone attacks kill eight in Pakistan: officials
At least eight militants were killed and four others wounded Tuesday when US drones fired missiles at militant compounds in a lawless Pakistani tribal area, security officials said. ... more
AEROSPACE

Airbus says in pole position for Indian air refuelling tanker contract
European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Monday that it has won a tender to supply India with six A330 air refuelling tankers, a deal potentially worth more than $1.0 billion (770 million euros). ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Process Overcomes Obstacles To Produce Renewable Fuels And Chemicals

Australian PM to visit India for potential uranium deal

Quantum physics enables revolutionary imaging method

Technique uses fraction of measurements to find quantum wave functions

Experiments explain why some liquids are 'fragile' and others are 'strong'

New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits

Booming electric car sales under fire in Norway

MISSILE DEFENSE

Dutch Patriot missiles head for Turkey's Syria border

UAV NEWS

US drones kill 12 Taliban in Pakistan: officials

MISSILE DEFENSE

US Patriot missiles begin arriving in Turkey

MILTECH

SAIC Awarded Contract By U.S. Army Environmental Command

MILTECH

Block MEMS Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract to Find Buried Explosives

MISSILE DEFENSE

NATO begins deploying Patriot missiles in Turkey

MISSILE DEFENSE

Patriot missile troops in Turkey as Syria war worsens

ENERGY TECH

Researchers seek longer battery life for electric locomotive

AEROSPACE

NASA Green Aviation Project To Move Into Next Phase Of Research

ENERGY TECH

TIAX LLC Chosen by Argonne as Affiliate Member of Battery Hub

Researchers Show New Level of Control Over Liquid Crystals

Steady tide of acquisitions mark new year

Hand-held X-ray source developed

Cloud computing expands in Latin America

TVs get bigger, bolder, smarter at CES show

Economic, climate crises raise risks for world: WEF

Canada gold giant ends talks over African assets

Free WiFi access for entire NY City neighborhood

Library of Congress has archive of tweets

Lenovo debuts 'table-top' computer

Samsung offers two shows at once on new OLED tv

Intel unveils smartphone push in emerging markets

Mobility takes center stage at CES

China train derails in test run, one dead: state media

Huawei aims for high end with new smartphones

That's not what I meant: A new phase in reading photons

New antimatter method to provide 'a major experimental advantage'

Research update: Jumping droplets help heat transfer

Using data from traffic app to identify high frequency accident locations

2013 Fiat 500e Offers Unsurpassed 108 Highway MPGe Rating and Class-Leading 87 Miles of Driving Range

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