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September 06, 2017
ROCKET SCIENCE
Ariane 5 rocket aborts Guiana lift-off in final seconds



Cayenne (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
An Ariane 5 rocket carrying two commercial satellites aborted its launch in the final countdown as the main engine was being ignited for lift-off Tuesday from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana. "In the last seconds of Ariane Flight VA239 launch countdown as the Vulcain cryogenic main stage engine was being ignited, the checkout process detected an anomaly on the launcher, interrupting the final countdown," operator Arianespace said in a statement. "The Ariane 5 launcher and payload Intels ... read more

SPACE TRAVEL
'Star Trek' actor Shatner sends message to Voyager
Miami (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
NASA announced the winner Tuesday of a contest to send a message to the Voyager spacecraft which launched 40 years ago on a historic mission to explore the outer planets. ... more
AEROSPACE
Air Traffic "Win-Win" Wins NASA Software of the Year
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
When planes get caught in traffic, the congestion doesn't bring them to a halt. Pilots have to keep flying, of course, until the backup clears and their runways become available for landing. T ... more
ENERGY TECH
New device could turn heat energy into a viable fuel source
Pullman WA (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
A new device being developed by Washington State University physicist Yi Gu could one day turn the heat generated by a wide array of electronics into a usable fuel source. The device is a mult ... more
ENERGY TECH
Lithium-ion batteries will get more efficiency due to silicon, germanium, carbon nanowalls
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
Members of the D. V. Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics together with their colleagues from the Faculty of Chemistry of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have developed a new silicon- and g ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE
SpaceX tests first stage of 'world's most powerful rocket'
Washington DC (UPI) Sep 4, 2017
SpaceX has completed testing of all three first-stage cores on its Falcon Heavy rocket. The company is preparing for the rocket's first flight test, scheduled for early November. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
ESA retrieves NASA astronauts with new procedure in wake of hurricane
Paris (ESA) Sep 05, 2017
Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronauts Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson returned to Earth this morning after their stay on the International Space Station, landing in the steppes of K ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Pentagon Will Have to Rely on Russian Rocket Engines Until Mid-2020s
Moscow (Sputnik) Sep 05, 2017
The US Defense Department's technical and funding challenges will result in Pentagon using the Russian RD-180 rocket engines until mid-2020s which is longer than it had initially been expected, loca ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ
NASA Invites CubeSat Launch Initiative Applications
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
NASA has invited accredited education institutions, nonprofit organizations, and NASA centers to submit applications for the agency's CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI). Applicants must submit proposa ... more
AEROSPACE
Airbus Perlan Mission II Soars Into History, Sets New World Record for Glider Altitude
El Calafate, Argentina (SPX) Sep 05, 2017
Airbus Perlan Mission II, the world's first initiative to send an engineless aircraft to the edge of space, made history yesterday in the Patagonia region of Argentina by soaring to over 52,000 feet ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
What's hot and what's not at Berlin's IFA tech fair
Berlin (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Berlin's IFA technology fair, Europe's largest and a bellwether for the Christmas season, draws to a close Wednesday. Here is a quick overview of what's hot and what's not in the aisles. ... more


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MISSILE DEFENSE
S.Korea, US to deploy more anti-missile defences: Seoul
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
South Korea and the United States will deploy more of the anti-missile defences hated by China in response to Sunday's nuclear test by North Korea, Seoul's defence ministry said Monday. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Record-breaking NASA astronaut comes back to Earth
Washington (AFP) Sept 3, 2017
A record-shattering NASA astronaut touched down to Earth on Sunday, finishing a 288-day mission that put her over the top as the American who has spent the most cumulative amount of time in space. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Voyager Spacecraft: 40 Years of Solar System Discoveries
Boulder CO (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
In 1977, two NASA space probes destined to forever upend our view of the solar system launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The identical spacecraft, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, took off in Augu ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
NASA Concludes Summer of Testing with Fifth Flight Controller Hot Fire
Stennis Space Center MS (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
NASA engineers closed a summer of successful hot fire testing Aug. 30 for flight controllers on RS-25 engines that will help power the new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, being built to carry astr ... more



Bit data goes anti-skyrmions
Halle, Germany (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Today's world, rapidly changing because of "big data", is encapsulated in trillions of tiny magnetic objects - magnetic bits - each of which stores one bit of data in magnetic disk drives. A group of scientists from the Max Planck Institutes in Halle and Dresden have discovered a new kind of magnetic nano-object in a novel material that could serve as a magnetic bit with cloaking properties to m ... more
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
Artificial intelligence analyzes gravitational lenses 10 million times faster
Tallahassee FL (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
National Maglab achieves new world record with strongest resistive magnet
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Van Allen probes survive extreme radiation five years on
Northrop awarded contract for support of Air Force communications system
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
The U.S. Air Force's Battlefield Airborne Communications Node system will continue to receive aircraft maintenance and logistics support from Northrop Grumman. The support is for four BACN E-11A aircraft operations and carries a $265 million price tag. The contract is for a one-year base period with four option years. Northrop Grumman's current BACN contract expires next year. "T ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers
McLean, VA (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
North Dakota UAS Training Center Depends on IGC Satellite Connectivity
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
Industry team demonstrates Low Cost Terminal for AEHF satellites
IAI, Honeywell Aerospace team for GPS anti-jam system
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
An advance GPS anti-jam navigation system is to be jointly developed and manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries and Honeywell Aerospace, the companies announced on Monday. The technology, covered under a recent memorandum of understanding between the two companies, will combine IAI's existing ADA GPS Anti-Jamming system together with Honeywell's embedded GPS Inertial Navigation Sys ... more
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
Nine Satellites in exactEarth's Real-Time Constellation Now in Service
New Delhi (Sputnik) Aug 28, 2017
India to launch satellite next week to fix malfunctioning navigation system
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
Japan launches satellite for better GPS system
Air Traffic "Win-Win" Wins NASA Software of the Year
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
When planes get caught in traffic, the congestion doesn't bring them to a halt. Pilots have to keep flying, of course, until the backup clears and their runways become available for landing. This means that air traffic controllers must send them on less-direct paths to their final destination, using more fuel in the process. An innovative software tool for air traffic management, cal ... more
El Calafate, Argentina (SPX) Sep 05, 2017
Airbus Perlan Mission II Soars Into History, Sets New World Record for Glider Altitude
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Orbital ATK, U.S. Air Force team for composite aerostructure needs
Washington (UPI) Sep 1, 2017
Australia seeks upgrade program for MH-60R helos
In new leap for AI: computer chips that can smell
Arusha, Tanzania (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
Nigerian neuroscientist Oshiorenoya Agabi may have found a way to solve one of life's puzzling dilemmas: how to make air travel pleasant again. What if you could skip tedious airport security lines, while a special device able to sniff out explosives works silently in the background? This is only one of the possible uses of what Agabi says is the world's first neurotechnology device dev ... more
University Park PA (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
Conformal metasurface coating eliminates crosstalk and shrinks waveguides
Golden CO (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
Researchers validate UV light's use in improving semiconductors
Nagoya, Japan (SPX) Aug 29, 2017
Nagoya-led team flips the switch on ferroelectrics
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Teledyne e2v sensors will play a vital role in ESA's FLEX satellite mission to study plant health and stress from space
Essex, UK (SPX) Sep 01, 2017
eledyne e2v has been awarded a multimillion euro contract by OHB System AG to supply customised Charge Coupled Device (CCD) image sensors for the Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) satellite mission, under a programme of and funded by the European Space Agency (ESA). The FLEX mission, which is the eighth in ESA's Earth Explorer programme, is scheduled to launch in 2022. For the first time, it wi ... more
Boulder CO (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Pinpointing the sources of trans-Pacific dust
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Nickel key to Earth's magnetic field, research shows
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 28, 2017
Russian scientists invent device allowing them to sense kilometers into Earth
Sri Lanka bans plastic after garbage crisis
Colombo (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Sri Lanka banned plastic bags and other disposable products on Friday after the collapse of the island's biggest dump led to a rubbish disposal crisis. Rotting garbage piled up in many parts of the capital after the giant rubbish tip collapsed in April, crushing dozens of homes and killing 32 people. Many blamed the haphazard use of plastic, which was also cited in flash flooding in the ... more
Phnom Penh (AFP) July 13, 2017
Cambodia bans overseas exports of coastal sand
Brasília (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Brazil government freezes Amazon mining plans
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories (AFP) Aug 26, 2017
Gaza boy swimmer death puts spotlight on pollution crisis
China, Russia to Have Smooth Space Cooperation, Says Expert
Washington DC (Sputnik) Aug 31, 2017
China and Russia plan to sign an agreement in October on joint space exploration from 2018 and 2022, which would benefit both nations particularly in manned and future missions to the moon, CGTN reported on Monday. The bilateral agreement will cover five areas including lunar to deep space exploration, special materials development, collaborations in the area of satellite systems, Earth re ... more
Beijing (XNA) Aug 31, 2017
Kuaizhou-11 to send six satellites into space
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 29, 2017
Russia, China May Sign 5-Year Agreement on Joint Space Exploration
Paris (ESA) Aug 28, 2017
ESA and Chinese astronauts train together
S.Korea, US to deploy more anti-missile defences: Seoul
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
South Korea and the United States will deploy more of the anti-missile defences hated by China in response to Sunday's nuclear test by North Korea, Seoul's defence ministry said Monday. Two launchers of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system are already operational, but public concern about the possible environmental impact of the US system forced Seoul to suspend the install ... more
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
S. Korea launches missile drill after North's nuclear test
Washington (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
US cites its nuclear capabilities in defense against N.Korea
Sacramento CA (SPX) Sep 01, 2017
Aerojet Rocketdyne Providing Propulsion System Support to Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Program
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Raytheon receives $614.5M for SM-3 Block IIA ballistic missile interceptors
(UPI) Aug 29, 2017
Raytheon Missile Systems is being awarded a $614.5 million modification to an existing contract for the production of Standard Missile 3 Block IIA surface-to-air missiles, the Department of Defense announced on Monday. The modification will also provide engineering support and missile containers. The production run will take place in Tucson, Ariz., and is expected to be finished by Marc ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Lockheed completes intitial design of helicopter-mounted missile jammers
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Trump, Moon agree to end limits on payload of S. Korean missiles
Washington (UPI) Aug 31, 2017
Raytheon receives contract to develop anti-ship Tomahawk cruise missile
'Nano-hashtags' could provide definite proof of Majorana particles
Eindhoven, Netherlands (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
In Nature an international team of researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology and the University of California - Santa Barbara presents an advanced quantum chip that will be able to provide definitive proof of the mysterious Majorana particles. These particles, first demonstrated in 2012, are their own antiparticle at one and the same time. The chip, whic ... more
Amherst MA (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
UMass Amherst environmental chemist flashes warning light on new nanoparticle
Bethlehem PA (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
A more complete picture of the nano world
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
What the world's tiniest 'monster truck' reveals
Roboteam receives orders for tactical robots
(UPI) Aug 29, 2017
Maryland-headquartered Robot provider Roboteam Inc. reports it has received new orders for its Micro Tactical Ground Robot to support U.S. and international military missions. The third-generation robot is an all-terrain system used for explosive ordnance disposal, and in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear material missions and HAZMAT operations. Roboteam said the two ... more
Berlin (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Voice assistants promise a light-fingered future
Boston MA (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
New robot rolls with the rules of pedestrian conduct
Chicago IL (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
Illinois researchers develop origami-inspired robot
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Insitu receives $21M order for RQ-21A Blackjack drone parts
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Insitu Inc. has received a $21 million order against a previously awarded contract for parts and sustainment of the RQ-21A unmanned aircraft system. The maintenance of the RQ-21A, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, will be in support of Naval Special Warfare fleet operations. Procurement of the parts will take place in Bingen, Wash., and is expected to run through June 2018 ... more
Washington (AFNS) Sep 01, 2017
Air Force preparing to launch fifth Orbital Test Vehicle mission
Arusha, Tanzania (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
TED: Phones and drones transforming healthcare
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
Lockheed pairs drone with counter-UAS system


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