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February 11, 2013
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Space Sciences Committee reacts
Strasbourg, France (SPX) Feb 11, 2013
The European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC) today released its position on the perspectives for the European Space Agency's (ESA) scientific programmes. The position statement provides recommendations on the outcomes of the ESA council meeting at ministerial level, which took place on 26-27 November 2012 in Naples. The statement comments on the impact for science-relevant ESA's programmes resulting from the decisions (or lack of) taken in the Naples meeting. They assert that despite some of the p ... read more
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TECH SPACE

Satellite undergoes extreme testing
Europe's largest telecom satellite has successfully faced a test recreating conditions it will deal with when it is launched this summer, scientists say. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Ariane 5 delivers record payload off back-to-back launches this week
On Thursday, February 7, 2013, Arianespace successfully carried out the 54th Ariane 5 launch in a row, orbiting two telecommunications satellites: Amazonas-3 for Spanish operator Hispasat, and Azers ... more
GPS NEWS

Lockheed Martin Completes Major GPS III Flight Software Milestone
The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force's next generation Global Position System III satellites has completed a key flight software milestone validating the software's ability to prov ... more
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MICROSAT BLITZ

Scotland's first satellite set to boldly go into orbit
Clyde-built nanosatellite set for Russian take-off as company reveals plan for US base Alex Salmond took a close-up view of Scotland's first satellite as the Glasgow-based team behind the miss ... more


LAUNCH PAD

Arianespace Launches Six Globalstar Birds Using Starsem Soyuz
Wednesday's successful orbiting of six spacecraft on a Starsem Soyuz mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome marks the wrap-up of launch services currently contracted with Arianespace by Globalstar for the ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA and ATK Complete Avionics and Controls Testing for SLS Booster
NASA and ATK (ATK) completed the second in a series of development tests for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) booster program on January 30 at ATK's Promontory, Utah, test facility. This key a ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

How the DoD Can More Efficiently Acquire Satellite Systems and Capacity
How best to increase efficiency while reducing costs in defense procurements, yet still delivering the highest quality services to the American warfighter? Those were the questions raised in an exce ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
UN nuclear watchdog head ups pressure on Iran

Submarine work contract awarded to General Dynamics Electric Boat

Australia facility to tackle chem-bio threats

Raytheon announces full-rate production of Talon rocket

Lockheed Martin partners with Saudi firm for Sniper ATP support facility

Work starts on new patrol vessel for Singapore

Renegade claims jet raid on Libya militia position

MISSILE NEWS

Javelin Demonstrates Extended Range Capability in Recent Tests
The Raytheon and Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture recently demonstrated the ability of the Javelin missile to engage targets beyond its current maximum range requirements during a series of tes ... more
TECH SPACE

Light-emitting triangles may have applications in optical technology
For the first time, scientists have created single layers of a naturally occurring rare mineral called tungstenite, or WS2. The resulting sheet of stacked sulfur and tungsten atoms forms a honeycomb ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Ariane 5 Arrives At Kourou For 4th Automated Transfer Vehicle Mission
The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's upcoming flight with an Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) resupply spacecraft has arrived in French Guiana, maintaining the mission pace for this industry-leading launc ... more
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CHIP TECH

A review of the rapidly evolving field of topological insulator hybrid structures
Topological insulators are novel materials that are insulating in the bulk but have surface states that are conducting. These surface states are topologically protected and possess several intriguin ... more
TECH SPACE

Largest prime number to date found
Thousands of volunteers, and their computers, have determined the largest prime number found to date - a 17 million digit number - a U.S. researcher says. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Asian monsoon much older than previously thought

Sharks in acidic waters avoid smell of food

Specialized species critical for reefs

M 9.0+ possible for subduction zones along 'Ring of Fire,'

Tiny Diamonds Point To Cosmic Impact For Major Period of Climate Change

Small algae with great potential

How a change in slope affects lava flows

SPACE TRAVEL

Supersonic skydiver even faster than thought
Felix Baumgartner, the Austrian skydiver who jumped from the edge of space in October, fell at 1.25 times the speed of sound, even faster than thought, organisers said Wednesday. ... more
UAV NEWS

US drones kill nine in Pakistan: officials
US drones fired two missiles into a compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt Friday, killing at least nine militants and wounding more than five others, local security officials said. ... more
UAV NEWS

Boeing Phantom Eye Completes Taxi Tests, Readies for Return to Flight
Boeing's liquid hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned aircraft system has completed taxi testing at Edwards Air Force Base in California as it progresses toward its second flight. During the t ... more
UAV NEWS
Satellite undergoes extreme testing

Largest prime number to date found

Light-emitting triangles may have applications in optical technology


UAV NEWS
How the DoD Can More Efficiently Acquire Satellite Systems and Capacity

XTAR To Expand Beyond NATO As African And Asian Hot Spots Flare

TACLANE-1G Encryptor Certified by NSA


UAV NEWS
Ariane 5 delivers record payload off back-to-back launches this week

Ariane 5 Arrives At Kourou For 4th Automated Transfer Vehicle Mission

Arianespace Launches Six Globalstar Birds Using Starsem Soyuz


UAV NEWS
Lockheed Martin Completes Major GPS III Flight Software Milestone

Trimble Introduces High-Accuracy Correction Service For Agriculture

MediaTek Announces World's First 5-in-1 Multi-GNSS Receiver

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

XTAR To Expand Beyond NATO As African And Asian Hot Spots Flare
Commercial X-band operator XTAR LLC announced plans to grow its business and expand its reach into international markets, specifically beyond Western Europe. XTAR has retained Mercury Swift Solution ... more
UAV NEWS

Iran TV airs video of captured US drone
Iranian state television has aired video footage that it says was extracted from a CIA drone it captured inside the Islamic republic's airspace in December 2011. ... more
AEROSPACE

India uses Russian avionics in new fighter
India's new Perspective Multirole Fighter will be equipped with Russian avionics. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Rescuers struggle to aid Solomons quake victims
Relief workers scrambled to reach quake-ravaged villages in the Solomon Islands Saturday, with "unusual seismic activity" sighted as strong aftershocks continued to jolt the remote Pacific region. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Moventas to service two turbines in Eesti Energia's Aulepa wind park

Businesses go solar to save millions

AREVA signs a contract to manufacture a panel prototype for ITER project

Construction begins on World's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant

New Family of Materials for Energy-Efficient Information Storage and Processing

Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking of Kansas' First Community Solar Array

Launch of Australia's largest solar farm a much-needed bright spot in a tough year

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Smartphones, tablets help UW researchers improve storm forecasts

TECH SPACE

New classes of magnetoelectric materials promise advances in computing technology

CHIP TECH

Researchers create 'building block' of quanutm networks

TECH SPACE

3D Printing on the Micrometer Scale

TECH SPACE

Mercury contamination in water can be detected with a mobile phone

TECH SPACE

Scientists team with business innovators to solve 'big data' bottleneck

TECH SPACE

Looking out for lasers

AEROSPACE

Northrop Grumman Signs Airport Realtime Collaboration Passenger Flow Contract With East Midlands Airport

INTERNET SPACE

Sony faces challenge with new PlayStation

CAR TECH

Nissan profit tumbles on China, Europe woes

Mercosur seeks Canada deal, but Cuba looms

EU reaches accord on token budget cuts

SciTechTalk: Feel secure about your phone?

All aboard as millions race home for China's biggest holiday

China's trade surplus surges in January

AOL shows signs of revival on advertising growth

Taylor Retires As Strain Takes Lead At Ball Aerospace

Many moving PC tasks to phones, tablets

India keen to sign Rafale deal by mid-2013: air force chief

Kerry to meet Canadian FM in first bilateral talks

China auto sales hit record in January: industry group

Chinese make record foreign investments in 2012: PwC

Trade secrets theft linked to ex-employees: study

Japan's Mazda swings back to profit

Japan's Suzuki sees April-December net profit rise 19%

Twenty NASA Balloons Studying the Radiation Belts

China, India tourists triple Australian visits

TeleCommunication Systems Receives Incremental Funding From US Army For SNAP Deployable Satellite Systems

Eutelsat Moves into New-generation In-flight Connectivity Services via KA-SAT

Final checkout underway for the Starsem Soyuz launch with Globalstar spacecraft

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