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February 21, 2013
NASA Seeks University Participants for Summer Rocket Workshop
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 21, 2013
University faculty and students interested in learning how to build scientific experiments for spaceflight are invited to join RockOn 2013 from June 15-20 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. RockOn 2013 is an annual workshop held in partnership with the Colorado and Virginia Space Grant Consortia. Registration is open through May. "Now in its sixth year, this program provides the basics on building, testing and flying a science payload on a suborbital rocket," said Phil Eberspeake ... read more
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Start Me Up!
NASA engineers conducted the first in a new round of tests on the next-generation J-2X rocket engine Feb. 15 at Stennis Space Center. The 35-second test continued progress in development of the engi ... more

NASA Awards Final Space Launch System Advanced Booster Contract
NASA has selected Aerojet of Sacramento, Calif., for a $23.3 million contract to develop engineering demonstrations and risk reduction concepts for future advanced boosters for the agency's Space La ... more

India to launch seven satellites on February 25
The Indian space agency will February 25 put into orbit seven foreign satellites including an Indo-French collaborative satellite SARAL and thus earn much wanted revenue. "The launch of the Po ... more
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NASA plant study headed to space station
NASA engineers say they're working on a habitat to learn the effects on plants of long-duration microgravity exposure in space. ... more


'Explorers' to don Google Internet glasses
Google on Wednesday invited "explorers" with creative vision and $1,500 to spare to be part of a select group of people who get to experiment with glasses synched to the Internet. ... more
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Russia to launch bioscience satellite
A Russian satellite that will conduct biological experiments in space and its launch rocket have been delivered to the Baikonur space center, officials said. ... more

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Boeing's digital upgrade of B-52s to be completed soon

Russia's Aerospace Forces Never Miss a Missile Launch... Anywhere

GPS III Launch Services RFP Released by Air Force

Space-based missile warning continues expansion

Russia Unveils Plans to Modernize Nuke-Powered Submarines

First Lady to christen U.S. Navy submarine Illinois Saturday

Russian TV forecasts 'good weather for bombing' in Syria


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

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

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
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Brazil to open talks on buying Russian missiles
Brazil agreed Wednesday to open talks with Russia on buying surface-to-air missile batteries. ... more

Caribbean security firms see niche market
Caribbean security industry operators are seeing business growth in response to both prosperity of an emerging wealthy class and a rise in crime risks to rich individuals and business organizations. ... more
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Large trees - key climate influencers - die first in drought

More rain threatens Guatemala mudslide victims search

Air quality and ozone pollution models for forested areas may be too simple

Researchers find key link in understanding agriculture pests


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

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
'Explorers' to don Google Internet glasses

Engineers show feasibility of superfast materials

Lessons from nature could lead to the creation of new materials

Advanced Communications Waveforms Ported To Navy Digital Modular Radios

Astrium tapped for communications network

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

NASA Seeks University Participants for Summer Rocket Workshop

Another Sea Launch Failure

ILS Concludes Yamal 402 Proton Launch Investigation

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Boeing Awarded USAF Contract to Continue GPS Modernization

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


Israel sends Turks EW systems despite rift
Israel's Elta Systems has provided advanced electronic warfare units to Turkey to equip Boeing AWACs aircraft despite a 3-year rift between the onetime strategic allies, suggesting they may be moving toward a reconciliation. ... more

Raytheon/Thales team wins contract for helicopter helmet mounted displays
Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon, together with teammate Thales Visionix(TVI), has won an award valued at $3.5 million for the engineering and manufacturing d ... more

SM-3 takes out medium-range ballistic missile target
A Raytheon Standard Missile-3 Block IA fired from the USS Lake Erie destroyed a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) target using tracking data from a remote Raytheon sensor payload on the Space Tr ... 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
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China appetite for pricey contemporary art 'suddenly evaporates'

World Bank trims Asia forecast but says no China hard landing

Nuclear power plants warned on cyber security

France seeking Asian investors for Areva-EDF reactor unit

Shell starts new work offshore Nigeria

Woodside defends bid for rival Oil Search Ltd


Bolstering the Front Line of Biological Warfare Response


France confident of selling Rafale jets to UAE


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Zambia seizes control of Chinese-owned coal mine

Sony pressured to change game with PS4 console

US vows to 'vigorously' combat trade secrets theft

Japan logs worst monthly trade deficit of $17.4 bn

Apple hit by hackers

Yahoo! gets Marissa Mayer make-over

Italy commits to Alps rail tunnel funding

London elbows out HK for pricey offices, as Rio rises

Samsung launches new premium 'smart' TVs

China passes U.S. in smartphone numbers

Robots with lift

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