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September 08, 2017
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X-37B Flies Again In First SpaceX Launch



Sydney, Australia (SPX) Sep 08, 2017
The fifth launch of the X-37B robot spaceplane almost makes this vehicle look routine. This time, liftoff has come with a Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX instead of an Atlas V, a change from old-school launchers to NewSpace. By itself, this was controversial, but the spacecraft is in orbit as requested. Security for this launch seems to have been just as tight as for previous launches, with no leaks of information. That's another point in favour of the vehicle's new launch provider. The US Air F ... read more

ROCKET SCIENCE
ISRO suspects pyro elements failed to separate rocket's heat shield
Chennai (IANS) Sep 07, 2017
The Indian space agency is strongly suspecting the failure of pyro elements for the non-separation of the heat shield of its rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle's (PSLV) XL variant on Aug 31, said ... more
GPS NEWS
Second Lockheed Martin GPS 3 Satellite completes launch simulation tests
Denver CO (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraf ... 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
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
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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
ROCKET SCIENCE
Kacific selects SpaceX to provide launch service
Port Vila, Vanuatu (SPX) Sep 05, 2017
Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has selected SpaceX as the launch provider for its Kacific-1 satellite, which is being built by The Boeing Company. Kacific-1 will be launched on a ... more


S.Korea, US to deploy more anti-missile defences: Seoul

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
MISSILE DEFENSE
S. Korea, US deploy missile defence amid China protest
Seoul (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
South Korea and the United States on Thursday completed the deployment of a US missile defence system to counter North Korean threats, sparking demonstrations by residents and a diplomatic protest from Beijing. ... more



Artificial intelligence analyzes gravitational lenses 10 million times faster
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
Researchers from the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have for the first time shown that neural networks - a form of artificial intelligence - can accurately analyze the complex distortions in spacetime known as gravitational lenses 10 million times faster than traditional methods. "Analyses that typically take weeks to months to complete, ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
New results reveal high tunability of 2-D material
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Van Allen probes survive extreme radiation five years on
Washington (UPI) Sep 1, 2017
Europe's biggest X-ray laser begins operations
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
Second Lockheed Martin GPS 3 Satellite completes launch simulation tests
Denver CO (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic si ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
IAI, Honeywell Aerospace team for GPS anti-jam system
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
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 and setting a new world altitude record for gliding. "We are celebrating an amazing victory for aerospace innovation and scientific discovery today, and we're so thankful to all the volunteers ... more
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
Washington (UPI) Sep 1, 2017
Sikorsky Aircraft wins $304 million contract add-on for King Stallion helicopters
Researchers validate UV light's use in improving semiconductors
Golden CO (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
A discovery by two scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) could aid the development of next-generation semiconductor devices. The researchers, Kwangwook Park and Kirstin Alberi, experimented with integrating two dissimilar semiconductors into a heterostructure by using light to modify the interface between them. Typically, the semiconductor materi ... more
Nagoya, Japan (SPX) Aug 29, 2017
Nagoya-led team flips the switch on ferroelectrics
Arusha, Tanzania (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
In new leap for AI: computer chips that can smell
University Park PA (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
Conformal metasurface coating eliminates crosstalk and shrinks waveguides
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Ball Aerospace Delivers the JPSS-1 Weather Satellite to Launch Site
Boulder CO (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Ball Aerospace successfully delivered the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1), NOAA's next-generation polar orbiting weather satellite, to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Aug. 31, where it is scheduled to launch Nov. 10, 2017. This follows a successful pre-ship review with NASA at Ball's Boulder, Colorado, manufacturing complex. "The arrival of the spacecraft at Vandenberg i ... more
Boulder CO (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Pinpointing the sources of trans-Pacific dust
Essex, UK (SPX) Sep 01, 2017
Teledyne e2v sensors will play a vital role in ESA's FLEX satellite mission to study plant health and stress from space
Paris (ESA) Sep 07, 2017
New era in air-quality monitoring a step away
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
Seoul (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
S. Korea, US deploy missile defence amid China protest
Washington (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
US cites its nuclear capabilities in defense against N.Korea
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Lockheed completes intitial design of helicopter-mounted missile jammers
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
The Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare system for MH-60 Seahawk helicopters has completed its Preliminary Design Review, according to Lockheed Martin. The AEOW AMP AN/ALQ-248 is designed to work independently or with shipboard systems like the SEWIP Block 2 AN/SLQ-32(V)6 to detect incoming anti-ship missiles and determine their targets. It then uses radio-frequency electronic warfare ... more
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Trump, Moon agree to end limits on payload of S. Korean missiles
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
British Royal Navy test fires Sea Ceptor missile
Tehran (AFP) Sept 3, 2017
Iran tests home-grown air defence system: official
UMass Amherst environmental chemist flashes warning light on new nanoparticle
Amherst MA (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
When environmental and soil chemist Baoshan Xing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst began reading in 2014 that a new, two-dimensional material known as layered black phosphorous (BP) was gaining the attention of biomedical researchers for use in drug delivery systems and tumor photothermal therapy, he was both intrigued and concerned. "I am not only a soil chemist, but an environme ... more
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
Livermore CA (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
Carbon nanotubes worth their salt
Voice assistants promise a light-fingered future
Berlin (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Tomorrow's digital interface may be even more revolutionary than the pinching, tapping and scrolling heralded by the smartphone: voice commands promise to unify and tame our digital lives. Tiny speakers visible at every stand at Berlin's IFA electronics fair, most of them endowed with a feminine voice, are the ears and mouths of the new artificial intelligences. Things haven't quite reac ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Chinese robotics artist makes real-life 'Transformers'
Boston MA (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
New robot rolls with the rules of pedestrian conduct
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Roboteam receives orders for tactical robots
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X-37B Flies Again In First SpaceX Launch
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Sep 08, 2017
The fifth launch of the X-37B robot spaceplane almost makes this vehicle look routine. This time, liftoff has come with a Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX instead of an Atlas V, a change from old-school launchers to NewSpace. By itself, this was controversial, but the spacecraft is in orbit as requested. Security for this launch seems to have been just as tight as for previous launches, with no ... 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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