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January 29, 2013
Engineers Building Hard-working Mining Robot
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Jan 29, 2013
After decades of designing and operating robots full of scientific gear to study other worlds, NASA is working on a prototype that leaves the delicate instruments at home in exchange for a sturdy pair of diggers and the reliability and strength to work all day, every day for years. Think of it as a blue collar robot. Dubbed RASSOR, for Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot and pronounced "razor," the autonomous machine is far from space-ready, but the earliest design has shown e ... read more
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Dextre Refuels Mock Satellite and Aces a Major Test for Space Robotics
Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency's robotic "handyman" on board the International Space Station (ISS), made space history last night by successfully refueling a mock satellite on the exterior of the ... more

NASA Engineers Resurrect And Test Mighty F-1 Engine Gas Generator
Imagine a young engineer examining an artifact from the Apollo era that helped send people on humankind's first venture to another world. The engineer has seen diagrams of the rocket engine. She has ... more

TDRS-K Offers Upgrade to Vital Communications Net
NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System, also known as the Space Network, will get an upgrade this month when the agency launches the first of a new generation of communications satellites t ... more
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Flies to hitch ride into space for heart study
Peter H.U. Lee, MD, is reaching for the stars. The Stanford heart surgeon has combined his twin passions - medicine and outer space - in a joint proposal for an experiment on the effects of weightle ... more


Space monkey 'big step' for Iran: defence minister
Iran on Monday took a "big step" towards sending astronauts into space by 2020, successfully launching a monkey above the Earth's atmosphere, Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi told state television. ... more
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Supercomputer sets computing record
Engineers at California's Stanford University say they set a record in computer science by using a supercomputer with more than 1 million computing cores. ... more

NASA Super-Tiger Balloon Shatters Flight Record
Flying high over Antarctica, a NASA long duration balloon has broken the record for longest flight by a balloon of its size. The record-breaking balloon, carrying the Super Trans-Iron Galactic Eleme ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
India welcomes Tillerson call for deeper ties to counter China

Fact or fiction? Doubts over China's 'rising nationalism'

USAF Space Command wargames concludes

NATO ill-prepared for a Russian attack: report

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NATO states open counter-espionage hub in Poland

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First Ariane 5 For 2013 Ready For Loading
Arianespace's first Ariane 5 for launch in 2013 is now ready to receive its two satellite passengers after this heavy-lift launcher was moved to the Spaceport's Final Assembly Building in French Gui ... more

Six Globalstar birds set to fly on Soyuz from from Baikonur
Globalstar's cluster of second-generation satellites to be orbited by Soyuz from Baikonur Cosmodrome has been installed atop the Fregat upper stage, marking another milestone in a wrap-up flight for ... more

Scientists create tractor beam
Scientists at Scotland's St. Andrews University have invented a miniature working version of a Star Trek-style "tractor beam." ... more
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Russia Set for Year's First Baikonur Space Launch Feb. 5
In the first space launch from the Baikonur space port this year, a Russian carrier rocket Soyuz-2.1a is to orbit six Globalstar-2 communication satellites on February 5, the Federal Space Agency Ro ... more

Russia warns Kazakhstan in Baikonur cosmodrome dispute
Russia has warned Kazakhstan it could withdraw from joint projects if Astana insists on restricting satellite launches from Russia's rented Baikonur cosmodrome, Izvestia daily reported Thursday. ... more
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Smog defies China's Communist Party congress

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Azerspace And Africasat-1a "fit" for Ariane 5 launch
The Azerspace/Africasat-1a satellite on Arianespace's 2013 year-opening Ariane 5 mission has undergone its fit-check as preparations move ahead for the February 7 dual-passenger flight from French G ... more

Iran Manufacturing Hi-Tech Spacesuits
Iran's Space Agency officials announced that they have launched production of spacesuits along with their attempts to produce spacecrafts. Head of Aerospace Research Institute (ARI) of Iran Mohammad ... more

Phoenix Rising: New Video Shows Advances in Satellite Repurposing Program
Inserting new capabilities into a satellite is no simple task. Doing so as that satellite hurdles through space 22,000 miles above the Earth is a bit more challenging still. DARPA's Phoenix pr ... more
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Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Sustain Ground Station for Global Positioning System

China promotes Beidou technology on transport vehicles


2013 to be bumper year for space science: ESA
European probes this year will return a treasure trove of data from explorations into the Big Bang, water on Mars and climate change, European Space Agency (ESA) chief Jean-Jacques Dordain said on Thursday. ... more

Israel upgrades missile-killer Iron Dome
Israel's Defense Ministry is testing an upgraded version of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems' combat-tested Iron Dome counter-rocket system that will have "improved capabilities against an unprecedented range of threats." ... more

Insights from the SIA DoD Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop
Last month, the Satellite Industry Association (SIA) held its 2012 DoD Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop, which brought together government leaders from the Department of Defense along with commerci ... more

Missile defense EEKV shows value
Raytheon's new enhanced Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle demonstrated its capability in a recent non-intercept homeland missile defense test. ... more
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New Delhi shuts power plant in fight against Diwali smog

Cognac craze in US, China prompts Hennessy expansion


Chinese military plane boosts global reach


US military plans drone base near Mali: official


Moscow Plays Down Kazakhstan Space Port Row


Second F-35A Reaches 500 Flight Hour Milestone


US Army Upgrades Manpack Radios For MUOS Network


China tests new military transport plane


India wheels out new long-range missile in annual parade


First Patriot missiles 'operational' on Turkey-Syria border


Canada receives upgraded LAV III


Japan's top three automakers post record 2012 sales

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