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October 04, 2017
DRAGON SPACE
UN official commends China's role in space cooperation



Adelaide, Australia (XNA) Oct 03, 2017
China is an active member of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and is impressive in opening its space missions to other countries, said Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). Di Pippo made the remarks when having an interview with Xinhua on Wednesday during the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), which opened on Monday in Adelaide, South Australia. Di Pippo said China as an active member of the C ... read more

MISSILE DEFENSE
Australia's new frigates to feature long-range missile defence system
Sydney (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Australia's new frigates will be equipped with a long-range missile defence system to counter threats from rogue states like North Korea, officials announced Tuesday. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Your personal running coach
Paris (ESA) Oct 03, 2017
A start-up company from ESA's business incubator in Bavaria has developed a training app to help runners to exercise in a healthy way, and to reduce injuries from over-training. Drawing on erg ... more
UAV NEWS
BAE Systems, Cranfield University envision dual-mode UAVs
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
BAE Systems engineers, with students from Cranfield University, have come up with a new technology concept that uses unmanned aerial vehicles. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Better, cheaper bio-ink may be used to create artificial organs
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
A new bio-ink that may support a more efficient and inexpensive fabrication of human tissues and organs has been created by researchers at UBC's Okanagan campus. Keekyoung Kim, an assistant pr ... more
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IAI unmanned helo performs proof-of-concept demo
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
An unmanned helicopter by Israel Aerospace Industries has completed a proof-of-concept demonstration for the Israeli military. ... more
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. Simil ... 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
ROCKET SCIENCE
Launch Vehicle and Missile Ascent Trajectories
Bethesda, MD (SPX) Oct 03, 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
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
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Asia-Pacific nation orders Harris communications gear, network
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Harris Corporation will develop and deliver an integrated tactical communications network to an unidentified country in the Asia-Pacific region, the company announced this week. ... more


Arianespace to launch COSMO-SkyMed satellites manufactured by Thales

ROCKET SCIENCE
Ariane 5 rocket puts satellites into orbit on second attempt
Cayenne (AFP) Sept 30, 2017
An Ariane 5 rocket put two commercial satellites into orbit after an initial attempt was aborted earlier this month, operator Arianespace said early Saturday. ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ
Kymeta Government Solutions Receives Two NASA SBIR Grant Awards
Redmond WA (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Kymeta-the company delivering on the promise of global, mobile connectivity-announced that its Government Solutions division has been awarded two grants via the NASA SBIR (Small Business Innovation ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Arianespace signs contract for 10 Vega and Vega C launchers
Lyon, France (SPX) Oct 03, 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
MILTECH
Raytheon awarded contract for upgrades to Small Diameter Bomb
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Raytheon has been awarded a $450 million contract for engineering changes and development of the Small Diameter Bomb II, an update for the U.S. Air Force. ... more



Sputnik, the tiny sphere that launched the space race
Korolyov, Russia (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
When the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite 60 years ago, it marked both the beginning of space exploration and the start of a race between Moscow and Washington. Sputnik, the tiny silver sphere with four spider leg-like antennae, showed off Soviet technological prowess. But German scientists - who had worked on Adolf Hitler's rocket projects and brought to the USSR af ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
New laser sensor could detect explosives, dangerous gases more quickly
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
Germany-based Hensoldt acquires Kelvin Hughes
Sapporo, Japan (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
UV-irradiated amorphous ice behaves like liquid at low temperatures
Asia-Pacific nation orders Harris communications gear, network
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Harris Corporation will develop and deliver an integrated tactical communications network to an unidentified country in the Asia-Pacific region, the company announced this week. The order, received in the first quarter of the Harris' 2018 fiscal year, is worth $260 million and is part of the country's modernization program, the Melbourne, Fla.-based company said in a news release Monday ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers
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
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
Australia has 'better understanding' of where MH370 might be
Sydney (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Australian search chiefs said Tuesday they now have a better understanding of where flight MH370 might be, admitting it was inconceivable that a commercial plane could vanish in the modern era. The Malaysia Airlines jet with 239 people on board disappeared in March 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking a massive underwater search in the remote southern Indian Ocean which ended ... more
Tianjin, China (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Airbus opens first plane-completion centre in China
Bethlehem, PA (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
A beautiful wing design solution inspired by owl feathers
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
Pilot shortage plagues Air Force
Head of Taiwan microchip giant TSMC set to retire
Taipei (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
The man who founded Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) and made it the world's biggest microchip producer in terms of contracts announced Monday he would retire next year. Morris Chang, one of Taiwan's most revered business leaders, worked at US firm Texas Instruments and later headed Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute before founding TSMC in 1987. Often called the ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
New quantum computer chip uses sounds waves to store data
Exeter UK (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
Move towards 'holy grail' of computing by creation of brain-like photonic microchips
Nuremberg, Germany (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Laser can control a current in graphene within one femtosecond
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Global Airborne Mission to Make Ozone Hole Detour
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Atmospheric researchers depart this month on NASA's DC-8 research aircraft on their third survey of the global atmosphere. Taking place for the first time in Northern Hemisphere fall, the season gives them the unique opportunity to make a detour from their previous flight paths to fly underneath the Antarctic ozone hole. The flight is part of NASA's Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) mission, a ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
New Radar Sensor Provides Clear Vision in Any Weather
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Public Invited to Analyze Photos Taken by International Space Station Astronauts
Buffalo NY (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Scientists monitor Silicon Valley's underground water reserves - from space
Mountains of garbage and despair in India's dirtiest city
Gonda City, India (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Flies throng over piles of faeces, the drains overflow with sewage and the foul smell in the air is inescapable. Welcome to Awas Vikas: one of the most exclusive parts of Gonda, a city suffering the ignominy of being branded the dirtiest in India. Even in such upmarket areas, garbage trucks are rarely seen, green spaces are littered with rubbish, and residents are desperate for their bi ... more
Amsterdam (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
I.Coast toxic spill victims launch new Dutch court bid
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
Are plastic nanoparticles causing brain damage in fish?
Nantes, France (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
The waste-collecting cyclists who caught the UN's eye
UN official commends China's role in space cooperation
Adelaide, Australia (XNA) Oct 03, 2017
China is an active member of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and is impressive in opening its space missions to other countries, said Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). Di Pippo made the remarks when having an interview with Xinhua on Wednesday during the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
Beijing (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Work on China's mission to Mars 'well underway'
Australia's new frigates to feature long-range missile defence system
Sydney (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Australia's new frigates will be equipped with a long-range missile defence system to counter threats from rogue states like North Korea, officials announced Tuesday. Canberra in May revealed details of a massive shipbuilding strategy, its largest peacetime naval investment, including 12 new submarines and 12 offshore patrol vessels. The Aus$89 billion (US$70 billion) package to shore up ... more
Dallas TX (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
PAC-3 MSE Test Successful from Remote Launcher
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
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Taiwan navy personnel jailed for fatal missile misfire
Taipei (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Three naval personnel have been jailed for up to two years for mistakenly launching a missile towards China that killed one person and triggered a stern response from Beijing last year. They were convicted of causing death by negligence while on duty over the misfiring of the Hsiung-feng III (Brave Wind) supersonic missile, the district court in the southern city of Kaohsiung announced over ... 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
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
Irish Army conducts exercises with RBS 70 surface-to-air missiles
Nanoparticle supersoap creates 'bijel' with potential as sculptable fluid
Berkeley CA (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
A new two-dimensional film, made of polymers and nanoparticles and developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), can direct two different non-mixing liquids into a variety of exotic architectures. This finding could lead to soft robotics, liquid circuitry, shape-shifting fluids, and a host of new materials that use soft, rather than ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Creative use of noise brings bio-inspired electronic improvement
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Assembly of nanoparticles proceeds like a zipper
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Application of air-sensitive semiconductors in nanoelectronics
Researchers design soft, flexible origami-inspired robot
Cleveland OH (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
A Case Western Reserve University researcher has turned the origami she enjoyed as a child into a patent-pending soft robot that may one day be used on an assembly line, in surgery or even outer space. Kiju Lee, the Nord Distinguished Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and her lab have moved from paper robots to 3-D-printed models that bend, contract, extend and t ... more
Chiba, Japan (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Smash hit: Ping pong robot takes on Olympian at Tokyo tech fair
Zurich (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
UBS could slash third of staff amid technology shift: CEO
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 03, 2017
Robot Spelunkers Go for a Dip
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BAE Systems, Cranfield University envision dual-mode UAVs
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
BAE Systems engineers, with students from Cranfield University, have come up with a new technology concept that uses unmanned aerial vehicles. Called Adaptable UAVs, the concept involves unmanned aerial vehicles that can alternate between fixed-wing and rotary flight on the same mission for greater speed and versatility. The aircraft would feature adaptive flight control and adva ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
IAI unmanned helo performs proof-of-concept demo
Dubai (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Driverless hover-taxi makes first 'concept' flight in Dubai
New Delhi (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
Drones, Fighter jets on table as Mattis visits key ally India


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