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November 05, 2017
ROCKET SCIENCE
Russia embezzlement probe at rocket firm Soyuz



Moscow (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Russian authorities said Friday they had launched an inquiry into alleged embezzlement at the Progress factory which develops Soyuz rockets for the country's space industry. "Two investigations into abuse of power have been opened" into officials at the factory in the southern central city of Samara around 1,000 km (625 miles) southeast of Moscow, authorities said, investing allegations 5.8 million euros ($6.7 million) had been siphoned off. Investigators say Progress signed a deal in 2010 with ... read more

SPACE TRAVEL
Orbital ATK's to deliver supplies to International Space Station
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Orbital ATK will launch its Cygnus spacecraft into orbit to the International Space Station, targeted for November 11, 2017, from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Cygnus will launch on an Antare ... 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
ENERGY TECH
Microscopic defects make batteries better
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
High-performance electrodes for lithium-ion batteries can be improved by paying closer attention to their defects - and capitalizing on them, according to Rice University scientists. Rice mate ... more
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 gatewa ... more
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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
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


Saudi Arabia to invest $1 billion in Virgin Galactic

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
MISSILE DEFENSE
Missile from Yemen intercepted near Riyadh airport
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile near Riyadh's international airport after it was launched from conflict-torn Yemen, in an escalation of the kingdom's war against Iran-backed Huthi rebels. ... more
UAV NEWS
Niger to let US forces arm drones in counter-terrorism fight
Niamey (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
Niger will allow US forces stationed in the country to arm the drones being used to track jihadists, having previously allowed their use only for surveillance, the government said Saturday. ... more
MILTECH
Swedish army to buy BONUS ammunition from BAE
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
A new contract awarded to BAE Systems calls for the delivery of 254 additional Bofors 155mm BONUS artillery rounds for the Swedish army, the company announced on Thursday. ... more



Radio Pollution Creates Space Shield for Satellites
Boulder CO (VOA) Oct 31, 2017
People are big polluters, on the land, in the sea and even in outer space, that can include anything from a hammer that floats away from the space station, to radiation from a nuclear weapons test in the atmosphere. "This can range from little chips of paint all the way up to spent rocket bodies and things like that," said Dan Baker, director of the Laboratory of Atmosphere and Space Physi ... more
Tucson AZ (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Guiding the random laser
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Opening the Van der Waals' sandwich
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
'Tensor algebra' software speeds big-data analysis 100-fold
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
Raytheon awarded $22.1M for Next Generation Jammer support
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
The Department of Defense on Thursday announced that Raytheon Co. has been awarded a $22.1 million contract for hardware and software requirements to support the Navy's Next Generation Jammer. The products provided by Raytheon will be installed on the Ground Power and Cooling System in support of the Next Generation Jammer. The modification was selected by the U.S. Navy in 2013 to repla ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 29, 2017
L3 to provide enhanced MUMT-X capability for Apache helicopters
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
State Dept approves Qatari F-15QA aircraft support contract
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
India clears $3.2 billion purchase of naval choppers
Chip-based sensors with incredible sensitivity
University Park PA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
In London's St. Paul's Cathedral, a whisper can be heard far across the circular whispering gallery as the sound curves around the walls. Now, an optical whispering gallery mode resonator developed by Penn State electrical engineers can spin light around the circumference of a tiny sphere millions of times, creating an ultrasensitive microchip-based sensor for multiple applications. "Whisp ... more
San Francisco (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
Broadcom eyes mega-deal for US chip rival Qualcomm: reports
Golden CO (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
NREL research yields significant thermoelectric performance
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
How a $10 microchip turns 2-D ultrasound machines to 3-D imaging devices
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Blue Canyon to build CubeSat constellation for NASA hurricane observation
Boulder CO (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
It's no secret that hurricanes are affecting the United States in a dramatic way this year. In the past few months alone, the US and Caribbean regions have been impacted by multiple catastrophic storms. To help understand why we are seeing such drastic changes in tropical storm patterns, Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) will build a constellation of CubeSats for an observing system for NASA to mea ... more
Paris (ESA) Nov 03, 2017
Wind satellite vacuum packed
Palo Alto, CA (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Initial Signals Received From Six Small Satellites Built by SSL for Planet
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
JPSS-1 to Provide More Accurate Environmental Forecasts
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
Missile from Yemen intercepted near Riyadh airport
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile near Riyadh's international airport after it was launched from conflict-torn Yemen, in an escalation of the kingdom's war against Iran-backed Huthi rebels. The missile attack was the first aimed by the Shiite rebels at the heart of the Saudi capital, underscoring the growing threat posed by the raging conflict in Yemen. ... more
Moscow (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Russia conducts ballistic missile tests
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
International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit 2018 - March 27-28 - Atlanta USA
Royal Canadian Air Force to buy air-to-air missiles from U.S.
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
The State Department announced Wednesday a possible sale of up to 32 AIM-120D Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles to one of America's "Five Eyes" partner, Canada. Congress was notified of the possible $140 million sale on Tuesday, which includes the 32 AMRAAMs, as well as 18 AMRAAM Captive Air Training Missiles; four AMRAAM Non-Development Item-Airborne Instrumentation Units, two ... more
Tehran (AFP) Oct 29, 2017
Iran says to continue developing ballistic missiles
Washington (UPI) Oct 31, 2017
Indonesia orders NASAMS air defense system
Washington (UPI) Oct 29, 2017
Brazil orders man-portable air defense system from Saab
Researchers reveal the effect of nano-diamond on magnetorheological fluids
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Chinese researchers have found that nano-diamond has significant impact on the performance of magnetorheological fluids (MRFs). The shear yield strength and settling stability of the MRFs were found to have potential to be highly enhanced through the process. The higher the strength of the magnetic field, the higher the difference in the shear yield strength. In order to analyze the effect ... more
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
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Gold nanoantennas help in creation of more powerful nanoelectronics
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
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Niger to let US forces arm drones in counter-terrorism fight
Niamey (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
Niger will allow US forces stationed in the country to arm the drones being used to track jihadists, having previously allowed their use only for surveillance, the government said Saturday. The decision comes a month after jihadists ambushed a joint US-Niger patrol in a volatile area near the border with Mali, killing four American soldiers and four Nigerien troops. But Defence Minister ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Insitu awarded $9.2M for parts, sustainment of RQ-21A
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
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