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September 29, 2017
SPACE TRAVEL
Fast-moving space industries create new ethical challenges



Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Sep 29, 2017
It's an exciting time to be working in the space sector - particularly with Australia's recently-announced commitment to developing a space agency. But with advances come new challenges. Similar to technologies such as digital communications and robotics, advances in space science bring ethical dilemmas. What rights do space tourists have? How can we prevent space terrorism? Who should regulate space activities? Now is the time to turn the spotlight on concerns about the operations of new an ... read more

ROCKET SCIENCE
New Zealand opens first rocket launch site
Wellington NZ (XNA) Sep 29, 2017
New Zealand Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce on Wednesday opened New Zealand's first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island's east coa ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Arianespace signs contract for 10 Vega and Vega C launchers
Lyon, France (SPX) Sep 29, 2017
Arianespace and ELV/AVIO have announced the signature of a contract for Arianespace to order 10 Vega and Vega C launchers from the Italian manufacturer. The signing ceremony was attended by Fr ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Launch Vehicle and Missile Ascent Trajectories
Bethesda, MD (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Almost all launch vehicles and large missiles liftoff from the ground in the vertical direction and continue toward some objective. For a space launch system the objective is orbit, achieved by usin ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
mu Space partners with Blue Origin to launch geostationary satellite
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
mu Space Corp has announced at the 68th Annual International Astronautical Congress that they have entered into an agreement with Blue Origin to partner on a future launch of a geostationary satelli ... more
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ENERGY TECH
Research led by PPPL provides reassurance that heat flux will be manageable in ITER
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
A major issue facing ITER, the international tokamak under construction in France that will be the first magnetic fusion device to produce net energy, is whether the crucial divertor plates that wil ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
SES: emergency.lu Re-establishes Critical Connectivity in the Caribbean Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Luxembourg (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
The emergency.lu Rapid Response Kit has been deployed by the Government of Luxembourg to provide vital satellite-enabled connectivity to the coordination center in Dominica, following the devastatio ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
NASA's New Hubble E-Book Series Dives into the Solar System and Beyond
Greenbelt, MD (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope team has unveiled a new e-book titled "Hubble Focus: Our Amazing Solar System." It kicks off a series of e-books that will showcase the telescope's recent contributions ... more
ROBO SPACE
From self-folding robots to computer vision
San Diego CA (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
From self-folding robots, to robotic endoscopes, to better methods for computer vision and object detection, researchers at the University of California San Diego have a wide range of papers and wor ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Putin in Turkey for talks on weapons deal, Syria
Ankara (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday met his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks on Syria and a key weapons deal, hoping to strengthen an increasingly active relationship that has troubled the West. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Navy contracts Orbital ATK for additional AARGM missiles
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Orbital ATK announced Wednesday a U.S. Navy contract to continue full-rate production of AGM-88E advanced anti-radiation guided missiles. ... more


UK warns Boeing over Bombardier trade row

AEROSPACE
European Aviation satellite is ready for commercial service
Paris, France (SPX) Sep 14, 2017
Inmarsat has confirmed that the European Aviation satellite has successfully completed in-orbit tests and is ready to support inflight internet services when the European Aviation Network (EAN) goes ... more
AEROSPACE
Israel receives F-35 aircraft
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
Two Lockheed Martin F-35 fighters have landed at Israel's Nevatim Air Force Base, bringing the number of F-35s delivered to the country to seven. ... more
AEROSPACE
Airbus opens first plane-completion centre in China
Tianjin, China (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Airbus on Wednesday inaugurated its first completion centre for large aircraft in China, a new asset for the European manufacturer in heated competition with American rival Boeing. ... more
AEROSPACE
Pilot shortage plagues Air Force
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
The U.S. Air Force is more than 1,500 pilots short of its requirements, with senior service leaders warning the problem has potentially dire consequences. ... more



Holograms for molecules
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Much can be detected in blood or urine: viral illnesses, metabolic disorders or autoimmune diseases can be diagnosed with laboratory tests, for instance. But such examinations often take a few hours and are quite complex, which is why doctors hand the samples over to specialist laboratories. Scientists at ETH Zurich and the company Roche have jointly developed a completely new analysis met ... more
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Fast magnetic writing of data
Washington (UPI) Sep 26, 2017
Dosage formulations for anti-radiation drug being developed
Nottingham UK (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
The 3-D selfie has arrived
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
The U.S. Army's Global Response Force composed of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division successfully conducted an airborne exercise using the En route Mission Command tactical networking system. The system, mounted on C-17 cargo planes, provided plane-to-plane and plane-to-ground audio, video, and data communications to the 1st Brigade's commander and subordinate commander ... more
London, UK (SPX) Sep 12, 2017
Spectra Airbus SlingShot Partnership Extension
Paris (SPX) Sep 12, 2017
Airbus prepares the future European Governmental Satellite Communications programme
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Northrop awarded contract for support of Air Force communications system
exactEarth Announces Agreement with Alltek Marine to Expand Small Vessel Tracking Service Offering
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
exactEarth Ltd. reports that its exactTrax small vessel monitoring technology is now incorporated into Alltek Marine Electronic Corp's (AMEC) AIS Tracking Beacon (TB560). The AMEC TB560 is a simplified Class B AIS device that offers an efficient and cost-effective vessel monitoring solution within AIS VHF transmission range. Now outfitted with exactTrax technology from exactEarth, which ex ... more
Beijing (XNA) Sep 15, 2017
BeiDou navigation to cover Belt and Road countries by 2018
Beijing (XNA) Sep 19, 2017
China's BeiDou-3 satellites get new chips
Denver CO (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
US Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin GPS M-Code Early Use Ground System Upgrade Contract
Pilot shortage plagues Air Force
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
The U.S. Air Force is more than 1,500 pilots short of its requirements, with senior service leaders warning the problem has potentially dire consequences. The pilot and aircrew shortage was discussed at a meeting Friday of more than 60 leaders at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. "We are in a crisis," Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein said at the day-long Aircrew Summ ... more
Tianjin, China (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Airbus opens first plane-completion centre in China
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
Israel receives F-35 aircraft
London (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
UK warns Boeing over Bombardier trade row
Laser can control a current in graphene within one femtosecond
Nuremberg, Germany (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Controlling electronic current is essential to modern electronics, as data and signals are transferred by streams of electrons which are controlled at high speed. Demands on transmission speeds are also increasing as technology develops. Scientists from the Chair of Laser Physics and the Chair of Applied Physics at Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU) have succeeded in s ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
China-backed fund to buy British chipmaker after US snub
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Quantum sensors decipher magnetic ordering in semiconducting material
Eindhoven, Netherlands (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
The dark side of quantum computers
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Scientists monitor Silicon Valley's underground water reserves - from space
Buffalo NY (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Scientists have used satellite data to monitor underground water reserves in California's Silicon Valley, discovering that water levels rebounded quickly after a severe drought that lasted from 2012-15. The research points to the success of aggressive conservation measures. It also helps to lay the groundwork for low-cost monitoring of subterranean water reserves in California and elsewher ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
OSIRIS-REx views Pacifica on Earth Flyby
Hanover NH (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
How aerial thermal imagery is revolutionizing archaeology
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 25, 2017
A Box of 'Black Magic' to Study Earth from Space
Are plastic nanoparticles causing brain damage in fish?
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
Fish may be suffering brain damage as a result of plastic pollution. New research shows plastic nanoparticles can end up inside the brains of fish. "Our study is the first to show that nanosized plastic particles can accumulate in fish brains," Tommy Cedervall, a chemistry researcher at Lund University in Sweden, said in a news release. Cedervall and his colleagues tracked the pa ... more
Amsterdam (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
I.Coast toxic spill victims launch new Dutch court bid
Nantes, France (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
The waste-collecting cyclists who caught the UN's eye
Manila (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
Nestle tackles 'ocean-polluter' tag in Philippines
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, separated from Tiangong-2 space lab at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday. At 3:29 p.m. on Sunday, the cargo ship started to separate from the space lab under orders from the ground. After separation, it operated at an orbit of about 400 kilometers above the earth. Tianzhou-1 will continue to carry out experiments before it leaves orbit, and will gain exp ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Work on China's mission to Mars 'well underway'
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Chinese company eyes development of reusable launch vehicle
Beijing (XNA) Sep 15, 2017
Spacecraft passes docking test
PAC-3 MSE Test Successful from Remote Launcher
Dallas TX (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptor successfully intercepted a tactical ballistic missile target on Saturday in the first-ever MSE test from a remote launcher. As part of a U.S. Army-led missile defense flight test at the Reagan Test Site at the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, the test demonstrated the expanded defended footprint available by depl ... more
Riyadh (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
Saudi intercepts Yemen rebel missile
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
Lockheed Martin to replace USS Fitzgerald's SPY-1D AEGIS radar
Washington (UPI) Sep 21, 2017
Orbital ATK launches Patriot system target vehicle
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Irish Army conducts exercises with RBS 70 surface-to-air missiles
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
The Irish Army has completed a series of live-fire exercises using the RBS 70 and RBS 70 NG man-portable surface-to-air missiles. The exercises were recently conducted over a period of four days by soldiers and technicians from the Irish Army at Saab Bofors Test Center in Karlskoga, Sweden. Soldiers fired 10 RBS 70 and RBS 70 NG missiles at aerial target drones and static surface ... more
Ankara (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Putin in Turkey for talks on weapons deal, Syria
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Navy contracts Orbital ATK for additional AARGM missiles
Tehran (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
Iran tests new medium-range missile, defying US warnings
Assembly of nanoparticles proceeds like a zipper
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
It has always been the Holy Grail of materials science to describe and control the material's structure-function relationship. Nanoparticles are an attractive class of components to be used in functional materials because they exhibit size-dependent properties, such as superparamagnetism and plasmonic absorption of light. Furthermore, controlling the arrangement of nanoparticles can result ... more
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Application of air-sensitive semiconductors in nanoelectronics
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Creative use of noise brings bio-inspired electronic improvement
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
A new kind of optical nanosensor uses torque for signal processing
From self-folding robots to computer vision
San Diego CA (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
From self-folding robots, to robotic endoscopes, to better methods for computer vision and object detection, researchers at the University of California San Diego have a wide range of papers and workshop presentations at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (or IROS) which takes place from Sept. 24 to 28 in Vancouver, Canada. UC San Diego researchers also are organizing ... more
(UPI) Sep 26, 2017
Northrop subsidiary unveils new unmanned ground vehicle
Champaign IL (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Click beetles inspire design of self-righting robots
Milan (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
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Driverless hover-taxi makes first 'concept' flight in Dubai
Dubai (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Dubai has edged closer to its goal of launching a pioneering hover-taxi service, with the authorities announcing a successful "concept" flight was made on Monday without passengers. Safety features for the two-seater air taxi include emergency parachutes and nine independent battery systems, according to Dubai's Road and Transport Authority (RTA). It said the prototype, supplied by Germa ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
Drones, Fighter jets on table as Mattis visits key ally India
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Wanted: Novel Approaches for Detecting and Stopping Small Unmanned Air Systems
Blacksburg VA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Landmark study suggests risks vary widely in drone-human impacts


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