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January 12, 2013
SpaceX sets March 1 for launch to ISS
Cape Canaveral, Fla. (UPI) Jan 11, 2013
U.S. commercial space company SpaceX says it has picked March 1 for the next launch of its Dragon capsule to the International Space Station. The company requested the date from the Cape Canaveral, Fla., spaceport it uses for launching its Falcon rockets. It will be the third flight for a Falcon rocket to ferry a Dragon cargo capsule carrying food, supplies and scientific equipment experiments for delivery to the ISS, reported Friday. One of the Falcon rocket's nine ... read more
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Chinese tech firms pump up volume at CES
Chinese high-tech companies have showcased some of the most eye-popping gear at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, bidding to reverse their lack of global brand recognition. ... more

Turkey postpones order for its first two F-35 fighters
Turkey said Friday it has postponed an order to purchase its first two US-made F-35 fighter jets due to technical problems and rising costs, but said it still intends to buy 100 more in the long run. ... more

KVH Introduces New Business Class Service for mini-VSAT Broadband Network
In a precedent-setting move for the maritime satellite communications market, industry leader KVH Industries, Inc. is launching new Unrestricted Rate Plans featuring Business Class Service for its m ... more
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Arianespace's industry leadership will continue with 12 launcher family missions planned in 2013
Applying the full benefits of its launcher family, Arianespace is targeting a total of 12 missions with Ariane 5, Soyuz and Vega in 2013 - maintaining its launch services leadership and building on ... more


AXE to Send 22 Guys to Space with New Apollo Campaign
AXE is going where only few have gone before by giving guys the ultimate out-of-this-world experience: a trip to space. To recruit guys for this once-in-a-lifetime epic journey, AXE is creating the ... more
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Arianespace addresses The Insurance Institute of London
Speaking in the ongoing lecture series organized by The Insurance Institute of London, Arianespace reaffirmed its partnership with today's leading space insurance firms. The Insurance Institut ... more

Simulated Mars mission reveals body's sodium rhythms
Clinical pharmacologist Jens Titze, M.D., knew he had a one-of-a-kind scientific opportunity: the Russians were going to simulate a flight to Mars, and he was invited to study the participating cosm ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
North Korean ICBM program runs into major roadblock at reentry

US nuclear commander would resist 'illegal' order for strike

Chinese, N.Korean envoys discuss regional concerns: state media

NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway incident

Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks

Dunford: US Military Superiority Over Russia, China Markedly Decreasing

Nature's Silent Sentinels Could Help Detect Security Threats


Cargo loading underway with the next ATV resupply spacecraft to be launched by Ariane 5
Arianespace's busy Ariane 5 flight schedule in 2013 includes the company's fourth launch of an Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) to the International Space Station, with cargo loading of the large re ... more

MUOS Waveform Will Improve Secure Communications Capabilities
Lockheed Martin has completed and delivered the software waveform for the U.S. Navy's Mobile User Objective System (MUOS). The new waveform will enable military satellite communications terminal pro ... more

Oscillating Gel Gives Synthetic Materials the Ability to "Speak"
Self-moving gels can give synthetic materials the ability to "act alive" and mimic primitive biological communication, University of Pittsburgh researchers have found. In a paper published in ... more
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Are consumers ready for television watching back?
In the new world of technology, television is not just for watching. It is also watching you. ... more

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
24/7 News Coverage
Trump reverses elephant trophy decision, keeps ban

UN climate envoys agree on way forward, despite Trump

Keeping it real: UN climate talks struggle to stay relevant

China to help resolve Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh

Head of Puerto Rico power authority resigns

Hundreds of Haitians protest government corruption

Greek flooding toll reaches 19, as more bodies found


NASA Researchers Studying Advanced Nuclear Rocket Technologies
Advanced propulsion researchers at NASA are a step closer to solving the challenge of safely sending human explorers to Mars and other solar system destinations. By using an innovative test facility ... more

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

LEON: the space chip that Europe built
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 micro ... more
LEON: the space chip that Europe built

Oscillating Gel Gives Synthetic Materials the Ability to "Speak"

How the kilogram has put on weight

MUOS Waveform Will Improve Secure Communications Capabilities

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

BAE pulls out of Australian comms tender

Arianespace's industry leadership will continue with 12 launcher family missions planned in 2013

Arianespace addresses The Insurance Institute of London

Cargo loading underway with the next ATV resupply spacecraft to be launched by Ariane 5

New location system could compete with GPS

Beidou's unique services attractive to Chinese companies

China eyes greater market share for its GPS rival


Simulated Mars mission shows good sleep is critical
Astronauts chosen for a manned mission to Mars could be in serious trouble if their sleep patterns are disrupted on the lengthy journey, a 520 day simulation has found. ... more

British military drops US pistol for Austrian gun
Britain's military is changing its standard-issue pistol to the Austrian-made Glock from the US-built Browning it has used for 40 years, with troops in Afghanistan to get them first, officials said Friday. ... more

US Army Awards AeroVironment Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Contract
AeroVironment, Inc. reports that the United States Army has selected it and four other companies to compete for future small UAS requirements under a new Firm Fixed-Price Indefinite Delivery Indefin ... more

Elbit Systems to Supply Long-Range Observation Systems to the Israeli Ministry of Defense
Elbit Systems subsidiary, Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop ("Elop") recently was awarded a contract to supply long-range observation and target acquisition systems to the Israel Ministry of Defense ... more
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Coffee set to power London buses in green initiative

New theory rewrites opening moments of Chernobyl disaster

Post-hurricane rebuilding fuels jump in October US home construction

China to build $1.6 bn aluminium plant in Tajikistan

Panama opens embassy in China after cutting Taiwan ties


Elbit Systems to Supply the Israeli Ministry of Defense with Cardom Artillery Systems


Canada urged to buy more C-17 Globemasters


Short-range ballistic missile again fired in Syria: NATO


India says contract on French Rafale jets being fine-tuned


Raytheon's Quick Kill System Defeats Lethal Armor-Piercing RPGs


US storm turns airport into vast used-car purgatory


Philippines to move 100,000 squatters


EU grants Haiti fresh aid on quake anniversary


Nineteen children among 46 dead in China landslide


Years after quake, Haitian homeless feel abandoned

Study reveals ordinary glass's extraordinary properties

High fashion, high tech intersect at CES confab

Commodity markets win support from China data

Smartphone touted as 'remote for your life' at CES

Facebook tests steep fees to message strangers

EU raps Daimler over new coolant rules

'Gorilla Glass' maker looks beyond smartphones

Argentina: Hedge funds to blame for woes

New biochip technology uses tiny whirlpools to corral microbes

Chemical modules that mimic predator-prey and other behaviors

Bottom-up approach provides first characterization of pyroelectric nanomaterials

How the kilogram has put on weight

Portable X-Ray Source Invented at MU Could Put Medical Diagnosis and Terrorism Prevention in the Palm of the Hand

Japan premier unveils $226.5 bn stimulus package

Japan to survey Pacific seabed for rare earth

China's 2012 inflation rate slows, but risks seen rising

China auto sales disappoint in 2012: industry group

GM to hire 1,000 workers for new tech center

3D printing creates 'virtual' fossil

China trade surplus surges despite economic weakness

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