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February 20, 2013
Russia to launch bioscience satellite
Moscow (UPI) Feb 18, 2013
A Russian satellite that will conduct biological experiments in space and its launch rocket have been delivered to the Baikonur space center, officials said. As part of Russia's Federal Space Program, the Bion-M spacecraft will conduct fundamental and applied research in space biology, physiology and biotechnology while in orbit, the Roscosmos space agency reported Monday. The satellite, scheduled to launch in later April from the space center in Kazakhstan, will be equipped with 24 sets ... read more
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NASA Seeks It All: High Lift, Low Drag
NASA and its industry partners have been working to disprove an aeronautical version of the notion that you can't have your cake and eat it too - and it may appear that indeed you can. The cha ... more

Antares Engine Test Aborted; New Date TBD
The planned first stage propulsion system "hot fire" test of Orbital's new Antares medium-class rocket was halted in the final seconds of the countdown by the rocket's flight computer, which detecte ... more

NASA Spinoff 2012 Features New Space Tech Bettering Your Life Today
A plant texts a farmer to say it needs more water. An invisible coating scrubs pollutants from the air. A robot roams a hospital's halls, aiding doctors and nurses by recording vital signs and regis ... more
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Astrium tapped for communications network
France has selected electronics company Astrium to build the country's first digital, military ultra-fast broadband satellite communications network. ... more


Space-Based Sensors A Ballistic Missile's Worst Nightmare
Space-based sensors can expand the range and effectiveness of the U.S. Navy's Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) capabilities, a recent missile defense test has shown. Conducted Feb ... more
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Aegis Intercepts Target Using Satellite Assist
Lockheed Martin's second-generation Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system achieved its first intercept using tracking information from the space tracking and surveillance system demonstration ... more

South Korea flexes missile power after North test
Two days after North Korea's nuclear test, South Korea signalled Thursday the deployment of a new cruise missile capable of a precision strike on members of Pyongyang's high command. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Poland wants NATO-Russia deal scrapped: minister

Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China

Reality check for Putin after Turkey shoots down plane

Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite

US Engine Dilemma: No Space Without Moscow

Japan rocket launches its first commercial satellite

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory


Kazakhstan, Russia Compromise on New Space Port
The new Kazakh-Russian space launch facility, Baiterek, will be modified for the launch of Zenit carrier rockets, Kazakhstan's National Space Agency Kazcosmos head Talgat Musabayev said on Wednesday ... more

Welcome Aboard Shenzhou 10
As we approach the launch of China's next human space mission, some questions still remain unanswered. This is not unusual for the relatively veiled nature of China's space program, but it does invi ... more

Magnetic shielding of ion beam thruster walls
Electric rocket engines known as Hall thrusters, which use a super high-velocity stream of ions to propel a spacecraft in space, have been used successfully onboard many missions for half a century. ... more
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Orion Lands Safely on Two of Three Parachutes in Test
NASA engineers have demonstrated the agency's Orion spacecraft can land safely if one of its three main parachutes fails to inflate during deployment. The test was conducted Tuesday in Yuma, A ... more

Telit Offers COMBO 2G Chip For Multi Satellite Positioning Receiver
Telit Wireless Solutions has announced the introduction of the company's first combination 2G-cellular, multi-constellation satellite positioning receiver module, the GE910-GNSS. The product w ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Sunday the day of rest for fires

River turbines turn Austria's Danube from blue to green

Good COP, bad COP: Will Paris climate summit prevail?

2 dead in Aust bushfire; Peru shakes; Pacific Sandra strengthens

Peatland Code could save more than 200 million tons of carbon dioxide

Pope warns poverty fuels conflict on landmark Africa trip

France to deploy 11,000 police for climate summit


S. Korea to step up missile defence after North test
South Korea said Wednesday it would accelerate the development of longer-range ballistic missiles that could cover the whole of North Korea in response to a third nuclear test by Pyongyang. ... more

Boeing Awarded USAF Contract to Continue GPS Modernization
Boeing will continue modernizing the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite constellation for up to five more years, extending the company's role in the vital military and civilian navigation net ... more

Advanced Communications Waveforms Ported To Navy Digital Modular Radios
General Dynamics C4 Systems received a $40 million contract modification in December 2012 from the U.S. Navy to port the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform and the Integrated Waveform into ... more
Researchers strain to improve electrical material and it's worth it

Engineers show feasibility of superfast materials

Lessons from nature could lead to the creation of new materials

Astrium tapped for communications network

Advanced Communications Waveforms Ported To Navy Digital Modular Radios

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

Another Sea Launch Failure

ILS Concludes Yamal 402 Proton Launch Investigation

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

Telit Offers COMBO 2G Chip For Multi Satellite Positioning Receiver

Boeing Awarded USAF Contract to Continue GPS Modernization

A system that improves the precision of GPS in cities by 90 percent


First F-35 Production Model Takes Flight
The first Lockheed Martin production model F-35C carrier variant, known as CF-6, flew its first sortie Thursday. Upon delivery later this year, the jet will be assigned to US Navy Fighter Atta ... more

JASSM Completes Lot 6 Reliability Assessment Program Testing
Lockheed Martin's Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) recently completed Reliability Assessment Program (RAP) Lot 6 testing with two final flights.The tests met success criteria and demons ... more

Raytheon Integrates Miniature Air Launched Decoy With UAV Platform
Raytheon and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. are working together to develop a highly autonomous, unmanned electronic warfare capability based on equipping GA-ASI's Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper ... more

Bolstering the Front Line of Biological Warfare Response
Biological warfare agents pose more than a hypothetical threat to U.S. military servicemembers. Troops operate in hostile areas where they could come under attack from adversaries wielding bio-agent ... more
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Powering the next billion devices with Wi-Fi

Greater potential for transport in climate mitigation

Energy from a fossil fuel without carbon dioxide

Projection mapping sticks visual information on moving, rotating objects

Strange quantum phenomenon achieved at room temperature in semiconductor wafers

ORNL microscopy captures real-time view of evolving fuel cell catalysts

Hardened steels for more efficient engines


France confident of selling Rafale jets to UAE


Raytheon/Thales team wins contract for helicopter helmet mounted displays


SM-3 takes out medium-range ballistic missile target


Eurocopter touts Mexico, India moves


Next Phase of Modernizing B-2 Defensive Systems Starts


Military experts doubt Sweden's ability to defend itself


Four guilty of manslaughter in Italy quake trial


Warning of emergency alert system hacks


US science policy should focus on outcomes not efficiencies


Catalyst Uses Use Iron To Split Hydrogen Gas And Make Electricity

The quest for a better bionic hand

Brain prostheses create a sense of touch

Engineers show feasibility of superfast materials

Lessons from nature could lead to the creation of new materials

Samsung launches new premium 'smart' TVs

China passes U.S. in smartphone numbers

No health effects from Fukushima: Japan researcher

Robots with lift

British government split on dealing with China: report

Silicon Valley talent dream tied to immigrant hopes

Myanmar rejects 'white phosphorus' claim report

New tests narrow 'early' Mona Lisa's age

LG unveils new full-HD smartphone

Hong Kong Disneyland turns a profit for first time

Europe to move against Google over privacy rules

Bridgestone reports soaring annual profit

Quantum Dot Harvester Turns Waste Heat Into Electricity At The Nanoscale

NYC looks at electric vehicle charging

EU financial transaction tax divides union

Private gold prospecting catching on

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