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November 03, 2017
ROCKET SCIENCE
NASA Selects Studies for Gateway Power and Propulsion Element



Cleveland OH (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
NASA has selected five U.S. companies to conduct four-month studies for a power and propulsion element that could be used as part of the deep space gateway concept. The agency is studying the gateway concept with U.S. industry and space station partners for potential future collaborations. These latest studies will help provide data on commercial capabilities as NASA defines objectives and requirements as well as help reduce risk for a new powerful and efficient solar electric propulsion (SEP) tec ... read more

ROCKET SCIENCE
Alaska Aerospace Launches Aurora Launch Services Company
Anchorage AK (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
he Alaska Aerospace Board of Directors has approved a resolution adopting Articles of Organization and Operating Agreement establishing Aurora Launch Services, LLC. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of A ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Launch your design with Cheops
Paris (ESA) Nov 03, 2017
ESA is offering graphic designers and artists a unique opportunity to feature their work on the rocket carrying the Cheops satellite. The design will be placed on the Soyuz rocket's fairing, t ... more
ENERGY TECH
Protein can be switched on to conduct electricity like a metal
Tempe AZ (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
When pushing the boundaries of discovery, sometimes even the most experienced of scientists can get a surprise jolt from a completely unpredictable result. That was the case for ASU Regents' P ... more
ENERGY TECH
New research findings could lead to safer and more powerful lithium-ion batteries
Richmond VA (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers are working to improve conductivity and safety in lithium-ion batteries, which are used to power many electronic devices around the world, including lapt ... more
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ENERGY TECH
UNIST researchers introduce novel catalyst for rechargeable metal-air batteries
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Research in lithium-ion batteries has opened up a plethora of possibilities in the development of next-generation batteries. In particular, the metal-air batteries with significantly greater energy ... more
ENERGY TECH
Piezoelectrics stretch their potential with a method for flexible sticking
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Piezoelectric materials are used for applications ranging from the spark igniter in barbeque grills to the transducers needed by medical ultrasound imaging. Thin-film piezoelectrics, with dimensions ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Dog star: Scientist recalls training Laika for space
Moscow (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
"I asked her to forgive us and I even cried as I stroked her for the last time," says 90-year-old Russian biologist Adilya Kotovskaya, recalling the day she bid farewell to her charge Laika. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Study unveils changes in the brain during extended missions in space
Charleston SC (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
It's been 55 years since NASA astronaut John Glenn successfully launched into space to complete three orbits aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury spacecraft, becoming the first American to orbit the Eart ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Mice, fish and flies: the animals still being sent into space
Paris (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Sixty years after Laika the dog became the first living creature to go into orbit, animals are still being sent into space - though these days much smaller creatures are going up. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
The Noah's Ark of animals sent in to space
Paris, France (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Three and a half years before Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, a dog called Laika was in 1957 the first living creature to orbit the Earth. ... more


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MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
First order for Elta ELK-1882T SATCOM network system
Washington (UPI) Oct 31, 2017
Israel Aerospace Industries and its Elta subsidiary have received their first order for their satellite communication terminal with conformal electronic-steered antenna for fighter jets. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
NASA investigates use of medical-like tools to study samples of the solar system
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
A diagnostic tool, similar in theory to those used by the medical profession to non-invasively image internal organs, bones, soft tissue, and blood vessels, could be equally effective at "triaging" ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Arianespace to launch Embratel Star One D2
Paris (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Brazilian operator Embratel Star One and U.S. satellite manufacturer SSL (Space Systems Loral) have chosen Arianespace to launch the Embratel Star One D2 satellite. Arianespace reports the sig ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
SES GS Awarded US Government Satellite Solutions Contract
Luxembourg (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
SES announced that the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Future Satellite Communications Service Acquisition (FCSA) program has awarded SES Government Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary ... more



New property found in unusual crystalline materials
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Most metals and semiconductors, from the steel in a knife blade to the silicon in a solar panel, are made up of many tiny crystalline grains. The way these grains meet at their edges can have a major impact on the solid's properties, including mechanical strength, electrical conductivity, thermal properties, flexibility, and so on. When the boundaries between the grains are of a particular ... more
Boulder CO (VOA) Oct 31, 2017
Radio Pollution Creates Space Shield for Satellites
Tucson AZ (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Guiding the random laser
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Small droplets are a surprise: They disappear more slowly than they 'should'
First order for Elta ELK-1882T SATCOM network system
Washington (UPI) Oct 31, 2017
Israel Aerospace Industries and its Elta subsidiary have received their first order for their satellite communication terminal with conformal electronic-steered antenna for fighter jets. The Elta ELK-1882T SATCOM network system will be delivered to the unidentified country beginning in 2021. "This is a strategic and important cooperation for ELTA's SATCOM products line with a lea ... more
Luxembourg (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
SES GS Awarded US Government Satellite Solutions Contract
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers
Peterson AFB CO (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
16th SPCS Defenders of critical satellite communications
Airobot supplies positioning technology to single largest container terminal in Europe
Antwerp, Belgium (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Currently, the MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) in Antwerp, Belgium, is moving its operations from the Delwaidedock on the right bank of the river Schelde to the Deurganckdock on the left bank. In this context, this terminal is being expanded to a throughput capacity of 9 million TEUs annually. This will make it the single largest container terminal in Europe. When fully moved and operatio ... more
Paris (ESA) Oct 24, 2017
Galileo in place for launch: then there were four
Washington (UPI) Oct 10, 2017
Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Satellite receives green light from Air Force
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
exactEarth Announces Agreement with Alltek Marine to Expand Small Vessel Tracking Service Offering
Japan donating Beechcraft TC-90 aircraft to Philippines
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Japan is donating five Beechcraft TC-90 training aircraft to the Philippines to help the country protect its coasts, the Nikkei Asian Review reported. Two of the aircraft are currently being leased by the Philippines while the remaining three aircraft were scheduled for lease. The newspaper quoted the Japanese ministry of defense as saying the donation will take effect in March o ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 29, 2017
L3 to provide enhanced MUMT-X capability for Apache helicopters
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
India clears $3.2 billion purchase of naval choppers
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
U.S., Australian aircraft to receive electronic warfare upgrades
NREL research yields significant thermoelectric performance
Golden CO (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) reported significant advances in the thermoelectric performance of organic semiconductors based on carbon nanotube thin films that could be integrated into fabrics to convert waste heat into electricity or serve as a small power source. The research demonstrates significant potential for semiconductin ... more
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
How a $10 microchip turns 2-D ultrasound machines to 3-D imaging devices
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
Deep-depletion: A new concept for MOSFETs
New Haven CT (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Resistive memory components the computer industry can't resist
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Wind satellite vacuum packed
Paris (ESA) Nov 03, 2017
With liftoff on the horizon, ESA's Aeolus satellite is going through its last round of tests to make sure that this complex mission will work in orbit. Over the next month, it is sitting in a large chamber that has had all the air sucked out to simulate the vacuum of space. Aeolus carries one of the most sophisticated instruments ever to be put into orbit: Aladin, which includes two powerf ... more
Palo Alto, CA (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Initial Signals Received From Six Small Satellites Built by SSL for Planet
Dulles VA (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Orbital ATK Successfully Launches Minotaur C Rocket Carrying 10 Spacecraft to Orbit for Planet
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Warm Air Helped Make 2017 Ozone Hole Smallest Since 1988
Survival of coral reefs depends on pollution cuts: study
Miami (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Some corals may naturally adapt to climate change, but their ability to survive could be outpaced by global warming unless cuts are made to greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said Wednesday. Coral reefs carry an annual global economic value of $375 billion per year because they provide shelter for fish and marine life, protect shorelines and draw tourism to coastal areas. But climate ... more
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Dynamic catalytic converters for clean air in the city
Santiago (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Chile to ban plastic bags in coastal regions
Rome (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Schools closed over fears of toxic wind from Italy steel plant
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China plans to launch its reusable spacecraft in 2020, according to a statement from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Tuesday. Unlike traditional one-off spacecraft, the new spacecraft will fly into the sky like an aircraft, said Chen Hongbo, a researcher from the corporation. The spacecraft can transport people or payload into the orbit and return to Earth. C ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Russia conducts ballistic missile tests
Moscow (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Russia conducted several ballistic missile tests on Thursday from "land, air and sea" as part of its strategic nuclear programme, the Defence ministry announced. A "Topol" intercontinental ballistic missile was fired from the Plesetsk testing ground in the northwest of the country and three ballistic missiles were launched by two nuclear missile submarines (SSBNs), two from the Okhotsk Sea, ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Report: Japan eyeing SM-6 missiles for defense program
Syracuse NY (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
Lockheed Martin missile defense sensor technology receives prototyping contract
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Lockheed Martin to develop missile defense tools under DoD deal
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Indonesia orders NASAMS air defense system
Washington (UPI) Oct 31, 2017
Indonesia has ordered an air defense system from Kongsberg of Norway, the company announced on Tuesday. The system is to be delivered under a $77 million contract between Kongsberg and the Indonesian Ministry of Defense includes command posts, radars, launchers and radios. NASAMS, or the Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System, is a medium- to long-range air-defense syst ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 29, 2017
Brazil orders man-portable air defense system from Saab
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
Royal Canadian Air Force to buy air-to-air missiles from U.S.
Tehran (AFP) Oct 29, 2017
Iran says to continue developing ballistic missiles
New research explore the limits of nanomaterials and atomic effects for nanotechnology
Swansea UK (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Research by scientists at Swansea University has shown that improvements in nanowire structures will allow for the manufacture of more stable and durable nanotechnology for use in semiconductor devices in the future. Dr Alex Lord and Professor Steve Wilks from the Centre for NanoHealth led the collaborative research published in Nano Letters. The research team defined the limits of electri ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Researchers reveal the effect of nano-diamond on magnetorheological fluids
Providence RI (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Researchers show how nanoscale patterning can decrease metal fatigue
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Metal-silicone microstructures could enable new flexible optical and electrical devices
Researchers unveil tool to debug 'black box' deep learning algorithms
New York NY (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Computers can now beat humans at chess and Go, but it may be a while before people trust their driving. The danger of self-driving cars was highlighted last year when Tesla's autonomous car collided with a truck it mistook for a cloud, killing its passenger. Self-driving cars depend on a form of machine learning called deep learning. Modeled after the human brain, layers of artificial neur ... more
Pasadena CA (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Physics boosts artificial intelligence methods
Sussex UK (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Liquid metal brings soft robotics a step closer
Laguna Beach, United States (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
Intel working with Facebook on chips for AI
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Insitu awarded $9.2M for parts, sustainment of RQ-21A
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
The Pentagon announced Insitu Inc., a subsidiary of Boeing Defense, Space and Security, has been awarded a new $9.2 million firm-fixed price contract for spare and sustainment parts for the RQ-21A Blackjack. The RQ-21 Blackjack is a small tactical unmanned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform used by the Department of the Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps. The RQ-2 ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
New RoboBee flies, dives, swims and explodes out the of water
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Boeing invests in autonomous flight technology company
Jacksonville FL (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Drone Aviation awarded contract for Enhanced WASP Tactical Aerostat from US Defense Dept
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