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January 23, 2013
DRAGON SPACE
Reshuffle for Tiangong
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jan 23, 2013
2013 is set to be an important year for China's space program. We expect to see the first landing of a Chinese spacecraft on the Moon, in addition to a sequence of Earth satellite launches. We also expect another crew of Chinese astronauts to fly to Tiangong 1, China's first space laboratory. The launch of the Shenzhou 10 spacecraft, which will carry this crew to Tiangong, was originally expected before the end of 2012. Shenzhou 10's launch has gradually slipped over time, and now seems placed at ... read more
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RUSSIAN SPACE

We have ignition in Baikonur Conflict
Only 12 Proton-M launches were approved by Kazakhstan for 2013 instead of the planned 17. The decision has put the future of Russian-Kazakh space cooperation under further threat. What does fate hav ... more
LAUNCH PAD

NASA Selects Experimental Commercial Suborbital Flight Payloads
NASA's Flight Opportunities Program has selected 13 cutting-edge space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons and a commercial parabolic aircraft in 2013 an ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

TDRS-K Offers Upgrade to Vital Communications Net
NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System will get an upgrade this month when the agency launches the first of a new generation of communications satellites to connect spacecraft to the ground ... more
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LAUNCH PAD

Payload elements come together in Starsem's wrap-up Soyuz mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome for Globalstar
The Soyuz launch campaign for Globalstar's final batch of second-generation satellites has entered a new phase at Baikonur Cosmodrome, with the "stack" of six spacecraft now positioned in the facili ... more


GPS NEWS

AFRL Selects Surrey Satellite US to Evaluate Small Satellite Approach to GPS
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has selected Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) to investigate cost reduction and augmentation of the current GPS constellation through the applicat ... more
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RUSSIAN SPACE

Russia to launch fewer Proton M rockets in 2013
Russia will carry out fewer Proton M launches in 2013 than planned, a Roskosmos source said. Such a reduction is connected with a decision by Kazakhstan's authorities to cut the number of rocket la ... more
SPACEMART

Ex-Im Approves Loan Guarantee to Finance Export of American-made Satellite to Spain
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized an $87.1 million guarantee of a loan extended by Credit Agricole and other European lenders to Hispasat Canarias S.L.U., a His ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S Navy sending Aegis-equipped destroyers to Japan

Japan deputy PM directly urges China to hold summit

Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace: alliance

China ponders action against Hong Kong stars

Iraq's Yazidis facing 'attempted genocide': UN

USAF looks at commercial satellite control networks

Iraqi Kurds agree reinforcements for embattled Kobane

VSAT NEWS

SES partners with O3b NETWORKS to provide internet capacity to Digicel
SES and O3b Networks have contracted Digicel to lease capacity on SES' NSS-9 satellite and O3b's Medium Earth Orbit fleet to provide high quality internet bandwidth for their cellular network in Pap ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Aerojet's AJ26 Engine Completes Successful Hot Fire in Support of Antares Rocket
Aerojet has announced that its AJ26 engine successfully completed a hot fire test this evening at NASA's Stennis Space Center. Orbital Sciences Corporation (ORB), Aerojet and NASA monitored the full ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Competition for hypersonic vehicles resumes
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 ... more
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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
24/7 News Coverage
At least four months to contain Ebola: Red Cross chief

When the isthmus is an island: Madison's hottest, and coldest, spots

Let There Be Light

Rising above the risk: America's first tsunami refuge

Identifying hidden minds in impaired consciousness

Europeans lactose intolerant for 5,000 years after agriculture began

Is climate change downsizing goats

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
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
VSAT NEWS
New surfaces repel most known liquids

NASA Beams Mona Lisa to Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Moon

World's Most Complex 2D Laser Beamsteering Array Demonstrated


VSAT NEWS
Insights from the SIA DoD Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop

Boeing to Upgrade Combat Survivor Evader Locator Radios, Base Stations

NATO member orders Falcon III radios


VSAT NEWS
NASA Selects Experimental Commercial Suborbital Flight Payloads

Payload elements come together in Starsem's wrap-up Soyuz mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome for Globalstar

Suborbital Space Research and Education Conference Scheduled for June 2013


VSAT NEWS
AFRL Selects Surrey Satellite US to Evaluate Small Satellite Approach to GPS

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

China promotes Beidou technology on transport vehicles

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
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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
UAE's Masdar to build $125-million wind farm in Oman

Shaky Japanese economy hit by growing trade deficit

Italy keen to take a fast boat to China

Beijing's focus on coal lost in haze of smog: experts

Areva names number two Knoche as interim CEO

Soft Cost Reduction Through Power Electronics

Aquion Energy Unveils Next Generation of AHI Battery Technology

MISSILE DEFENSE

Israel upgrades missile-killer Iron Dome

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Insights from the SIA DoD Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop

MILTECH

Raytheon, USAF complete Small Diameter Bomb II fit check on F-35 aircraft

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Boeing to Upgrade Combat Survivor Evader Locator Radios, Base Stations

MISSILE DEFENSE

Protest in Ankara against Patriot missile deployment

UAV NEWS

Sagetech, ING Robotic Aviation Demonstrate "Sense and Avoid" Capabilities of UAV's

AEROSPACE

Sikorsky, Boeing Partner for Joint Multi-Role Future Vertical Lift Requirements

TECH SPACE

World's Most Complex 2D Laser Beamsteering Array Demonstrated

AEROSPACE

Brazil signs deal to manufacture 'copters

MISSILE DEFENSE

German, Dutch Patriot missiles arrive in Turkey: NATO

Record high radiation level found in fish: TEPCO

New 2D material for next generation high-speed electronics

BoJ meeting expected to usher in fresh easing measures

America archives its billions of tweets

Rumors of multiple iPhones from Apple

Kim Dotcom apologises for Mega bugs

Microsoft in talks on Dell buyout: reports

Wen urges 'healthy' economy as China slows

Airlines turn profit from EU freeze on carbon tax: environmentalists

UGA researchers invent new material for warm-white LEDs

Researchers Create Method for More Sensitive Electrochemical Sensors

Doubling Down on Energy Efficiency

European collaboration to prepare European electricity networks for influx of electric vehicles

BoJ starts first meeting under new Japan government

Walker's World: Cameron's EU choice

Sound may protect airliners from birds

Researchers move Barkhausen Effect forward

DARPA, Industry Collaborate to Knock Down Microelectronics Barriers

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

Sci-Tech-Talk: Has Apple stumbled?

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