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January 16, 2013
ROCKET SCIENCE
NASA's Robotic Refueling Demo Set to Jumpstart Expanded Capabilities in Space
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jan 16, 2013
In mid-January, NASA will take the next step in advancing robotic satellite-servicing technologies as it tests the Robotic Refueling Mission, or RRM aboard the International Space Station. The investigation may one day substantially impact the many satellites that deliver products Americans rely upon daily, such as weather reports, cell phones and television news. During five days of operations, controllers from NASA and the Canadian Space Agency will use the space station's remotely operated Spec ... read more
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SPACE TRAVEL

Iran renews plan to send monkey into space: reports
Iran will try again to send a live monkey into space after a previous attempt failed in 2011, media reports said Tuesday quoting the space chief, who gave a launch date of before mid-February. ... more
RUSSIAN SPACE

Moscow still waits Astana's response on Baikonur spaceport use prospects
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 spac ... more
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
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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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran slams US as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

Space control Airmen ensure constant communication

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors

Founding Day of Air and Missile Defense Command of Aerospace Defense Forces

Twin crises could shape Obama's twilight years in office

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS

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
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
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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
24/7 News Coverage
New branch added to European family tree

Study finds Great Barrier Reef is an effective wave absorber

Coral growth rate plummets in 30-year comparison

Nature of war: Chimpanzees inherently violent

New research decodes virus-host interactions in ocean dead zones

Sharks more abundant on healthy coral reefs

Saltmarsh recovery looks good, falls short

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
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Russia Set to Launch Three Military Satellites
Russia will launch on Tuesday three Cosmos series military-purpose satellites, the Defense Ministry said on Monday. A Rokot launch vehicle carrying the satellites will lift off from the Plesetsk Spa ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
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


MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
TS Receives Funding For SNAP Deployable Satellite Systems Equipment

Russia Set to Launch Three Military Satellites

MUOS Waveform Will Improve Secure Communications Capabilities


MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Roscosmos Releases Report On Proton Launch Anomaly

Russia plans replacement for Soyuz rocket

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


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

MILTECH

Operators use JLENS for IED warfare simulation
A recent demonstration proved that operators can observe surface moving targets - including a terrorist role-player planting an improvised explosive device - in real time using a Raytheon Company ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

Raytheon supports 40 years of Fleet defense through AEGIS system development
Raytheon is observing a significant program milestone, its 40th year as the U.S. Navy's provider of AN/SPY-1 radar transmitters and MK99 Fire Control Systems for the Navy's AEGIS weapon system. ... more
MILTECH

Northrop Grumman to Provide Hand Held Precision Targeting Devices to US Army
The U.S. Army has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to supply Hand Held Precision Targeting Devices (HHPTDs). The HHPTD is an advanced targeting system weighing less than 5.5 pounds and providi ... more
AEROSPACE

Lockheed Martin Highlights F-35 Program Achievements for 2012
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Program completed 30 aircraft deliveries and achieved significant advances in flight test highlighting a year of continued progress for 2012. The 30 F-35 delive ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Elusive quantum transformations found near absolute zero

Three's a charm: NIST detectors reveal entangled photon triplets

Making quantum dots glow brighter

UCI team is first to capture motion of single molecule in real time

Border stand-off overshadows China leader's India trip

Finnish Greens quit government in nuclear row

Asia's billionaires see fastest wealth growth: report

MISSILE DEFENSE

Turkey Patriot missiles operational by Feb: NATO

AEROSPACE

Taiwan expecting US-made Apaches: report

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

China factory fire hidden by thick smog: media

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Allianz sticks to profit goal despite Hurricane Sandy hit

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Canada to resettle up to 5,000 Iranian, Iraqi refugees

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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

ENERGY TECH

Fusion helped by collision science

TECH SPACE

Boeing Grows Composite Manufacturing Capability in Utah

AEROSPACE

China-owned BOC Aviation says ordering 50 Airbus A320s

CAR TECH

Nissan cuts price of electric Leaf

Lexus to launch hybrid sedan in Japan, Europe

Japan issues $87.8 bn in bonds to pay for stimulus

West is failing to capitalise on rising China: HSBC

US seeks new global trade deal for services

Hollande calls for more investments in clean energy

Facebook launches search engine for friends' content

China Internet users hit 564 million in 2012

Jeep to build cars in China with GAC

Luxury models dazzle Detroit auto show

Style, luxury and performance in Detroit as auto sales boom

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

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