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January 21, 2013
ROCKET SCIENCE
Competition for hypersonic vehicles resumes
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Jan 21, 2013
The Russian Defence Ministry will start testing advanced hypersonic missiles in the coming summer. At present, Russia is conducting research in several areas of developing hypersonic technology, but it's unclear which will be successful. The work on hypersonic vehicles conducted by the Soviet Union and the U.S. during the Cold War was suspended after it was ended. But it has restarted now. Both countries are aimed at creating guided means of destruction which should be an alternative to interconti ... read more
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VSAT NEWS

SES and Pactel sign multi-year capacity deal to provide internet access in Pacific Region
SES reports that global satellite communications provider Pactel has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder deal on NSS-9 at 183 degrees East to ramp up its voice and data service offerings within t ... more
TECH SPACE

NASA Beams Mona Lisa to Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Moon
As part of the first demonstration of laser communication with a satellite at the moon, scientists with NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) beamed an image of the Mona Lisa to the spacecraft f ... more
LAUNCH PAD

First Ariane 5 Launch For 2013 Ready With Two Birds
Arianespace's Payload preparations for Arianespace's year-opening Ariane 5 mission are in full swing, with this upcoming flight's two telecommunications relay platforms - Amazonas 3 and Azerspace/Af ... more
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GPS NEWS

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Sustain Ground Station for Global Positioning System
Continuing a legacy of more than 30 years supporting the Global Positioning System, Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to sustain the ground control segment for the GPS satellite constellat ... more


VSAT NEWS

Gilat and Huawei Partnering to Deliver Cellular Backhaul Solution to a SE Asian MNO
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. has signed an agreement with Huawei for the delivery of its SkyAbis cellular backhaul solution to a leading Southeast Asian Mobile Network Operator (MNO). As part ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL

An Astronaut's Guide
Humans make rather poor beasts of burden. Fortunately, nowadays heavy loads are pretty much relegated to machines, saving our spines for recreational activities like donning backpacks and heading in ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Suborbital Space Research and Education Conference Scheduled for June 2013
Since its debut in 2010, the Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference has rapidly become the largest gathering of suborbital researchers and educators in the world, providing an invaluable ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia to 'boost military presence' on disputed Kurils

Rouhani says Iran bears no hostility to the world

F-35 in first international flight

US to send 'non-lethal' military aid to Ukraine: Hagel

ISS to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth

US settlement reached to sell Iran-owned skyscraper in New York

Iraq policeman dies shielding recruits, attacks kill 21

ROBO SPACE

Robofish Grace glides with the greatest of ease
A high-tech robotic fish hatched at Michigan State University has a new look. A new skill. And a new name. MSU scientists have made a number of improvements on the fish, including the ability to gli ... more
TECH SPACE

New surfaces repel most known liquids
In an advance toward stain-proof, spill-proof clothing, protective garments and other products that shrug off virtually every liquid - from blood and ketchup to concentrated acids - scientists are r ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Amazonas 3 in Kourou for Ariane 5 year-opening launch campaign
The HISPASAT Amazonas 3 satellite for Arianespace's first Ariane 5 mission of 2013 has arrived in French Guiana, marking the start of payload preparations for this year-opening dual-passenger flight ... more
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Game on: European student codes reach ISS
Operating droids in space was no obstacle for a German-Italian alliance to reach the finish line of the Zero Robotics tournament. The European winners commanded mini-robots to dodge virtual dust clo ... more
ENERGY TECH

Fusion helped by collision science
An international team of physicists has calculated the efficiency of a reaction involving an incoming electron kicking out an electron from the metal beryllium (Be) or its hydrogen compound molecule ... more
24/7 News Coverage
12 Nepalese guides killed in worst-ever Everest accident

Thousands evacuated near Peru volcano

Illegal logging widespread in Peru, says study

Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

NASA Highlights Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission at Local Fair

S.Africa, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching

Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Lockheed Martin Completes Work on US Navy's Second MUOS Satellite
Lockheed Martin has completed required system testing on the second satellite in the U.S. Navy's Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), designated MUOS-2. The satellite has been placed in storage to a ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Africasat-1a to launch on first Ariane 5 launch in 2013
Pre-launch checkout is now underway in French Guiana with Azerspace/Africasat-1a, which is one of two satellite passengers to be orbited on Arianespace's first flight in 2013 with its workhorse heav ... more
DRAGON SPACE

China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013
China plans to launch 20 spacecrafts this year, including the country's third lunar probe Chang'e-3 and manned spacecraft Shenzhou-10, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) annou ... more
DRAGON SPACE
New surfaces repel most known liquids

NASA Beams Mona Lisa to Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Moon

Record high radiation level found in fish: TEPCO


DRAGON SPACE
Lockheed Martin Completes Work on US Navy's Second MUOS Satellite

Russia Set to Launch Three Military Satellites

NATO member orders Falcon III radios


DRAGON SPACE
Amazonas 3 in Kourou for Ariane 5 year-opening launch campaign

Suborbital Space Research and Education Conference Scheduled for June 2013

First Ariane 5 Launch For 2013 Ready With Two Birds


DRAGON SPACE
Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Sustain Ground Station for Global Positioning System

China promotes Beidou technology on transport vehicles

New location system could compete with GPS

RUSSIAN SPACE

Soyuz rockets will be taking Americans to ISS
US President Barack Obama has signed a bill permitting NASA to pay Russia for delivering American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) till the end of 2020. The US Administration has ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

NATO member orders Falcon III radios
An unidentified member of NATO has ordered tactical line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-site radios from the U.S. communications company. Harris Corp. ... 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
AEROSPACE

Rudra attack version for Aero India 2013
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. said it will unveil the long-awaited weaponized version of its Rudra advanced light helicopter at Aero India 2013 next month. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Russia may lose energy game over Ukraine, U.S. says

Obama launches measures to support solar energy in US

Fracking study in Pennsylvania finds few water concerns

Deep sea rocks may be future source for rare earth metals

BOEM extends planning time for OCS renewables

N.D. governor questions coal pollution limits

Chinese dream trumps environment as cars sales boom

TECH SPACE

Record high radiation level found in fish: TEPCO

TECH SPACE

Researchers move Barkhausen Effect forward

CHIP TECH

DARPA, Industry Collaborate to Knock Down Microelectronics Barriers

INTERNET SPACE

Sci-Tech-Talk: Has Apple stumbled?

POLITICAL ECONOMY

U.K. under pressure to stay in EU

INTERNET SPACE

Kim Dotcom launches successor to outlawed Megaupload

TRADE WARS

Apple, Google chiefs face grilling on 'no-poaching'

POLITICAL ECONOMY

China annual growth hits 13-year low

INTERNET SPACE

Integrated Dual-mode Active and Passive Infrared Camera Developed

TECH SPACE

Sustainable reinforcement for concrete has newly discovered benefits

Mathematical breakthrough sets out rules for more effective teleportation

Nexter joins robot development business

Knight grant boosts Wikipedia move to mobile phones

China eyes $104 bn rail spending in 2013: state media

US software engineer outsources his job to China

Japan's Sharp in TV tie-up talks with Lenovo

China annual growth hits 13-year low

Amazon says music catalog open to Apple users

Prosecutor defends handling on Internet activist case

Intel profits slide, outlook weak as woes continue

China Mining Corporation to list in Hong Kong this month

China moviegoers show Hollywood the money

Kim Dotcom poised for return with Megaupload successor

Chilean mining investment to top $100B

BAE extends pilot training deal in Papua

Boeing Offers New Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Software for any EFB Hardware

FlySafe adds new dimension to safe flying

Orbcomm Completes Term Loan Financing with AIG for Growth Capital

Hughes Awarded Order by EPA for Satellite Broadband Services

China promotes Beidou technology on transport vehicles

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