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January 10, 2017
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Cities vie to hop on super-speedy hyperloop rail



Las Vegas (AFP) Jan 7, 2017
US startup Hyperloop One on Friday disclosed a list of locations around the world vying to put near-supersonic rail transit system to the test. The startup company keen to revolutionize the way people and cargo travel said that 35 contenders remained from a field of 2,600 teams in a Hyperloop One Grand Challenge launched in May 2015. Viable submissions had to be condoned by government agencies that would likely be involved in regulating and, ideally, funding the futuristic rail. Projects in ... read more

ROCKET SCIENCE
GMV invests in PLD Space
The International Tech Company GMV, with an important presence in the global space sector, has decided to trust in the PLD Space project and will take part in the ownership of the young space compan ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
China's carrier rocket puts 3 satellites in space in first commercial mission
China's solid-fueled carrier rocket Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A) put in space on Monday three satellites as part of its first commercial launch, Xinhua news agency reported. The carrier rocket with JL- ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Michoud complete stand for testing SLS main fuel tank
Major construction is complete on NASA's largest new Space Launch System structural test stand, and engineers are now installing equipment needed to test the rocket's biggest fuel tank. The st ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Weather delays resumption of SpaceX's rocket launches
Bad weather has postponed SpaceX's plan to resume flights of its Falcon 9 rocket until at least January 14, the California-based private space firm said Sunday. ... more
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ELFI: Engine for Likelihood-Free Inference facilitates more effective simulation
The Engine for Likelihood-Free Inference is open to everyone, and it can help significantly reduce the number of simulator runs. Researchers have succeeded in building an engine for likelihood ... more
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Poor weather delays SpaceX rocket launch five days
SpaceX's planned rocket launch was delayed five days until Jan. 14 because of bad weather. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
The hidden artist of the Soviet space programme
When Galina Balashova designed her first space habitation module for Soviet cosmonauts, she drew a landscape on its interior wall, something that could remind them of home. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Two US astronauts complete spacewalk to upgrade ISS
Two American astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday to upgrade the orbiting outpost's electrical system. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Arianespace to launch Intelsat 39
Arianespace has announced that it will launch Intelsat 39 for Intelsat, one of the world's largest satellite operators. Intelsat 39 will provide broadband networking and video distribution ser ... more


Vanilla aircraft proves to be anything but plain

SPACE TRAVEL
Hubble provides interstellar road map for Voyagers' galactic trek
NASA's two Voyager spacecraft are hurtling through unexplored territory on their road trip beyond our solar system. Along the way, they are measuring the interstellar medium, the mysterious environm ... more
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Arianespace looks to the future with confidence
Following a very busy 2016 with 11 successful launches, new operational records, and 13 new launch contracts distributed across its entire family of launchers, Arianespace reaffirmed its leadership ... more

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Lockheed Martin to build NASA's trojan asteroid explorer Lucy
Lockheed Martin has been selected to design, build and operate the spacecraft for NASA's Lucy mission. One of NASA's two new Discovery Program missions, Lucy will perform the first reconnaissance of the Jupiter Trojan asteroids orbiting the sun in tandem with the gas giant. The Lucy spacecraft will launch in 2021 to study six of these exciting worlds. The mission is led by Principal Invest ... more
MIT scientists create super strong, lightweight 3D graphene

APL provides key instruments for NASA dual Discovery Missions

RADA contracted for high energy laser radars

Harris secures $403 million tactical radio support contract
Harris Corporation has received a $403 million contract to provide spare parts to support various tactical radio systems for the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency. The agreement covers services for radios to be used by both the Defense Logistics Agency and the U.S. Army. The five-year contract was a sole-source acquisition, and includes no option periods. The work is scheduled to be ... more
U.S. Navy selects Raytheon for tactical radio production

Underwater radio, anyone?

Japan to Launch First Military Communications Satellite on January 24

Russia to face strong competition from China in space launch market
In the decade to come Russia will face strong competition from China for the commercial launch of satellites for developing countries, according to Ivan Moiseev, director of the Institute of Space Policy."China is trying to expand its space launching services, developing new boosters for different segments of the market," Moiseev told RIA Novosti. "It has constructed a new spacecraft launc ... more
Vega And Gokturk-1A are present for next Arianespace lightweight mission

Antares Rides Again

Four Galileo satellites are "topped off" for Arianespace's milestone Ariane 5 launch from the Spaceport

China to offer global satellite navigation service by 2020
China plans to form a BeiDou network consisting of 35 satellites for global navigation services by 2020, said a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Tuesday. The country plans to start providing basic services to countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-century Maritime Silk Road in 2018, said the document titled "China's Space Activities in 2016." ... more
Austrian cows swap bells from 'hell' for GPS

Russia, China Making Progress in Synchronization of GLONASS, BeiDou Systems

Alpha Defence Company To Make Navigation Satellites For ISRO

Vanilla aircraft proves to be anything but plain
A DARPA-backed small business effort broke boundaries for long-endurance flight this month by launching a uniquely designed, combustion-powered unmanned aircraft that stayed aloft for more than two days and two nights. The flight was terminated several days ahead of schedule because of incoming weather. But the craft-built by Vanilla Aircraft of Falls Church, Virginia-landed safely with mo ... more
Leonardo Helicopters wins U.K. military support deal

U.S. Air Force upgrades A-10C search capability

MH370: No suspicions of crew, passengers, says French probe

Germanium's semiconducting and optical properties probed under pressure
Germanium may not be a household name like silicon, its group-mate on the periodic table, but it has great potential for use in next-generation electronics and energy technology. Of particular interest are forms of germanium that can be synthesized in the lab under extreme pressure conditions. However, one of the most-promising forms of germanium for practical applications, called ST12, ha ... more
Random access memory on a low energy diet

Physicists solve decades-old scientific mystery of negative differential resistance

Scientists turn memory chips into processors to speed up computing tasks

Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
First colour image for joint UK and Algerian CubeSat
AlSat Nano, a UK-Algeria CubeSat mission, has captured its first full colour image following its launch in September 2016. The image was taken by the Open University C3D2 instrument's wide field camera on 3rd December, 2016, over the Arkhangelsk Oblast region, on the North West coast of Russia. It was captured under twilight conditions at dawn, showing the coastline to the top, and a brief winte ... more
Newly proposed reference datasets improve weather satellite data quality

Are we exploring in the wrong direction

Fossil fuel formation: Key to atmosphere's oxygen?

Slovak 'Wastebusters' on anti-litter crusade
Slovak financial analyst Rastislav Krul and his wife once waited out an hour-long traffic jam by picking up several bags worth of rubbish around a rest area off the motorway. "No one joined in. People just watched us from their cars," recalls the 30-year-old, who has launched an anti-litter campaign from his western village of Rovinka. "For us time flew by, for them it went slowly," he ... more
Mayor of Beijing promises new environmental police force

Where is heavy air pollution in Beijing from

Madrid lifts partial car ban as pollution eases

InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
China Space Plan to Develop "Strength and Size"
China wants to develop "strength and size" in its space program, a China National Space Administration official said last week. In the next five years, the country plans to speed up the development of its space program. China wants to become the first country to carry out a controlled landing of a probe on the far side of the moon in 2018. China also has plans to launch its first probe to the pl ... more
Beijing's space program soars in 2016

China Plans to Launch 1st Mars Probe by 2020 - State Council Information Office

China to expand int'l cooperation on space sciences

S. Korea vows US missile system as opposition lawmakers head to China
South Korea is committed to deploying an advanced US missile defense system this year despite opposition from China, a minister said Wednesday, even as opposition lawmakers headed to Beijing with a different message. Seoul and Washington agreed to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in the South after a string of North Korean nuclear and missile tests - prompting s ... more
US can defend itself from N.Korea missile attack: Pentagon

Unidentified country orders Patriot system upgrade

MBDA submits proposal for TLVS development in Germany

Raytheon to provide missile defense training for Qatar
Raytheon has received a $163 million foreign military sales contract to provide integrated air and missile defense training for the government of Qatar. Under the contract, Qatar Emir Air Force personnel will receive a series of pre-Patriot and Patriot training classes in addition to English language training. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, all work for the contract ... more
India test fires Agni-IV ballistic missile

Pakistan test-fires first nuclear-capable submarine cruise missile

Qatar, India, Italy purchase Raytheon Stinger missiles

Nano-chimneys can cool circuits
A few nanoscale adjustments may be all that is required to make graphene-nanotube junctions excel at transferring heat, according to Rice University scientists. The Rice lab of theoretical physicist Boris Yakobson found that putting a cone-like "chimney" between the graphene and nanotube all but eliminates a barrier that blocks heat from escaping. The research appears in the American Chemi ... more
The researchers created a tiny laser using nanoparticles

Nanoscale 'conversations' create complex, multi-layered structures

Going green with nanotechnology

Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
ELFI: Engine for Likelihood-Free Inference facilitates more effective simulation
The Engine for Likelihood-Free Inference is open to everyone, and it can help significantly reduce the number of simulator runs. Researchers have succeeded in building an engine for likelihood-free inference, which can be used to model reality as accurately as possible in a simulator. The engine may revolutionise the many fields in which computational simulation is utilised. This dev ... more
Brazil orders remote-controlled weapon stations from Elbit

Baidu family robot a Chinese spin on Amazon Echo

Fractional calculus helps control systems hit their mark

Chinese startups making world's largest space plane and more
Access to space has long been an interest area of space agencies. In this domain, China became a force to be reckoned with as several Chinese space companies made great strides in the space race.For several years China's space program has been kept secret. But earlier this year China launched its Long March 7 rocket, developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, marking "a mome ... more
Aerojet Rocketdyne to supply electric power system for Dream Chaser

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Station crew get special delivery from Virginia
This week, astronauts are unloading more than 5,000 pounds of cargo and crew supplies from the Cygnus spacecraft to support dozens of science and research investigations. However, this shipment has special significance. This shipment arrived via an Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. Rocket launches to the International Space ... more
Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station

New Instrument on ISS to Study Ultra-Cold Quantum Gases

Two Russians, one American blast off to ISS

U.S. Army selects Textron for Shadow UAV sustainment
Textron has received a $206 million contract to perform sustainment services for the U.S. Army's Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft system. Support services covered in the contract include engineering, logistics, field service operations, depot materiel repair and post-productions software support. Textron officials say the agreement bolsters its ties with the Army and its fleet of 117 S ... more
U.S. Army engineers use 3D printing for small drone

Small drone achieves flight endurance record

Embry-Riddle offers free online course on FAA regulations for UAVs



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