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January 15, 2013
RUSSIAN SPACE
Moscow still waits Astana's response on Baikonur spaceport use prospects
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Jan 15, 2013
Russia's still has not received an official response from Kazakhstan to its note issued on December 13, 2012 regarding the prospects of using the Baikonur space port, a source with the national space industry told Interfax Saturday. The Russian government sent its note in response to a statement made by the head of the Kazakh Space agency Talgat Musabayev on December 2012. "The Russian note dated December 13, 2012 aroused numerous publications in the Kazakh media but so far there has been no infor ... read more
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CONSTELLATIONS

Orbcomm Completes Term Loan Financing with AIG for Growth Capital
Orbcomm Inc. has completed a debt financing in the form of a five-year term loan through a Senior Secured Note Agreement in the principal amount of $45 million with AIG Asset Management (U.S.), LLC. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Unilever Buys 22 Flights On XCOR Lynx Suborbiter For AXE Campaign
Commercial spaceflight is entering the main stream and looking (and smelling) quite good! United Kingdom-based Unilever Group, and Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) announced a 22 flight purchase o ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

TS Receives Funding For SNAP Deployable Satellite Systems Equipment
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. has received $3.4 million in incremental funding from the U.S. Army for equipment, field services support and maintenance of Secure Internet Protocol Router and Non-S ... more
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MISSILE DEFENSE

Lockheed Martin Receives Contract for Production of PAC-3 Missiles
Lockheed Martin received a contract totaling $755 million from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command for hardware and services associated with the combat-proven PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 (P ... more


UAV NEWS

TerraLuma Selects Headwall's Micro Hyperspec for UAV Applications
The TerraLuma Project (University of Tasmania, Australia) is partnering with Headwall Photonics to bring hyperspectral technology to its fleet of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Because the r ... more
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UAV NEWS

Northrop Grumman, Cassidian Fly First Sensor-Equipped Euro Hawk
Northrop Grumman and EADS Deutschland GmbH, operating through Cassidian, together achieved a major milestone with the first full system test flight of the EURO HAWK unmanned aircraft system (UAS) eq ... more
TECH SPACE

Study reveals ordinary glass's extraordinary properties
Technologically valuable ultrastable glasses can be produced in days or hours with properties corresponding to those that have been aged for thousands of years, computational and laboratory studies ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Sweden to boost military spending over Ukraine crisis

'Russian Facebook' founder flees country after being pushed out

US 'closely watching' for signs of N.Korea nuclear test

Lockheed Martin Team's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Tops 100,000 Testing Miles During EMD Phase

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden leaves

Ukraine military plane hit by gunfire above rebel-held town

Sikorsky, Army demonstrate optionally piloted Black Hawk

TECH SPACE

Chemical modules that mimic predator-prey and other behaviors
Scientists are reporting development of chemical modules that can reproduce, on an "unprecedented" molecular level, changes and interactions that occur in natural populations of plants and animals, ... more
TECH SPACE

Bottom-up approach provides first characterization of pyroelectric nanomaterials
By taking a "bottom-up" approach, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have observed for the first time that "size does matter" in regards "pyroelectricity"-the current/volt ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Russia plans replacement for Soyuz rocket
Russia's struggling space agency has unveiled a new multi-billion-dollar plan that will see the development of a replacement for the ageing Soyuz rocket by 2020. ... more
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ROBO SPACE

Robot Spheres in zero-gravity action
A squadron of mini satellites on the International Space Station will wake up this Friday to obey remote commands from students across Europe. Watch a live broadcast from space as teams make the dro ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Roscosmos Releases Report On Proton Launch Anomaly
Roscosmos management has reviewed and approved the report provided by the Russian working group investigating the Proton launch anomaly during the Yamal 402 mission and have provided the report to K ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Methane climate change risk suggested by proof of redox cycling of humic substances

Long-term predictions for Miami sea level rise could be available relatively soon

Taking the pulse of mountain formation in the Andes

Lab researcher discovers the green in Greenland

Ancient shark fossil reveals new insights into jaw evolution

Chickens to chili peppers

Researchers question published no-till soil organic carbon sequestration rates

LAUNCH PAD

SpaceX sets March 1 for launch to ISS
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. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

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
AEROSPACE

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
AEROSPACE
Study reveals ordinary glass's extraordinary properties

Bottom-up approach provides first characterization of pyroelectric nanomaterials

Chemical modules that mimic predator-prey and other behaviors


AEROSPACE
TS Receives Funding For SNAP Deployable Satellite Systems Equipment

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


AEROSPACE
Roscosmos Releases Report On Proton Launch Anomaly

Russia plans replacement for Soyuz rocket

SpaceX sets March 1 for launch to ISS


AEROSPACE
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

Turkey Patriot missiles operational by Feb: NATO
The Patriot missile system being deployed to help protect Turkey from any spillover of the conflict in neighbouring Syria should be operational by early February, perhaps sooner, NATO said Monday. ... more
AEROSPACE

Taiwan expecting US-made Apaches: report
The first of a fleet of Apache helicopters ordered by Taiwan from the United States are due to be delivered in October as the island modernises its military despite warming ties with China, local media reported Sunday. ... more
MILTECH

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
MILTECH

Elbit Systems to Supply the Israeli Ministry of Defense with Cardom Artillery Systems
Elbit Systems subsidiary, Elbit Systems Land and C4I, was recently awarded a contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defense ("IMOD") to supply Cardom artillery systems (known in the Israel Defense Forc ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Nanoparticles Create Skinny Solar Cells

Better thermal-imaging lens from waste sulfur

Wireless power transfer achieved at 5-meter distance

Surprising material could play role in saving energy

Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue

Research Underway For Companion Plants To PV

Thinnest feasible membrane produced

UAV NEWS

Elbit Systems to Supply Long-Range Observation Systems to the Israeli Ministry of Defense

UAV NEWS

US Army Awards AeroVironment Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Contract

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Hannover Re hit by 261-million-euro loss from Sandy

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Haiti is recovering, leader tells quake ceremony

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Nineteen children among 46 dead in China landslide

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Philippines to move 100,000 squatters

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

US storm turns airport into vast used-car purgatory

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Nineteen children among 46 dead in China landslide

CAR TECH

Style, luxury and performance in Detroit as auto sales boom

POLITICAL ECONOMY

China eyes hiking foreign investment quota for markets

Toyota regains global auto sales crown

GM says China car sales hit record high in 2012

Daimler could take stake in China's BAIC

VW hits global sales record, still trails Toyota

Samsung announces 100 mn Galaxy S smartphone sales

Walker's World: EU - from acute to chronic

Honda chief hopes for end to China, Japan dispute

US student could "doodle" way to college money

Dell shares soar on talk of going private

China approves second Beijing airport: state media

New material harvests energy from water vapor

Molecular machine could hold key to more efficient manufacturing

Government funding for 'super-material'

Triumphant Detroit set to shine at auto show

Smartphone touted as 'remote for your life' at CES

SciTechTalk: Smartphone OS war heats up

Anger at suicide of US Internet activist

Foxconn faces another strike in China: rights group

China economy to rebound in 2013: AFP survey

High fashion, high tech intersect at CES confab

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