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March 04, 2015
UK Space Agency's second CubeSat mission is taking shape
London, UK (SPX) Mar 04, 2015
The UK Space Agency's next CubeSat mission, AlSat Nano, is starting to take shape, following the selection of the mission's payloads. The suite of 3 payloads will be developed by UK academic-industrial partnerships that will use the mission for rapid and cost-effective demonstration of new and innovative space technologies. AlSat Nano is a joint space mission between the UK Space Agency and Algerian Space Agency (ASAL). In March 2014 the UK Space Agency and ASAL signed a Memorandum of Understandin ... read more

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Satellite Services supplies on-board sub-systems for smallsats and microsats.
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US Military Satellite Explodes, Sending Chunks of Debris Into Orbit
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The first ever photograph of light as a particle and a wave

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UK Space Agency's second CubeSat mission is taking shape

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ADS delivers LISA Pathfinder propulsion and science modules for testing
LISA Pathfinder's propulsion and science modules are leaving the UK for the last time. Airbus Defence and Space will ship the two modules to IABG (Industrie Anlagen Betriebs Gesellschaft), near Muni ... more
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U.S. weather satellite explodes into 43 pieces
The U.S. Air Force confirmed on Feb. 26 a "catastrophic event" that led to the destruction of a weather satellite on Feb. 3. ... more
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Boeing: First All-Electric Propulsion Satellites Send First On-Orbit Signals
Two Boeing 702SP (small platform) satellites, the first all-electric propulsion satellites to launch, have sent initial signals from space, marking the first step toward ABS, based in Bermuda, and E ... more
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SpaceX to Orbit the World's First All-Electric Satellites
A Space Exploration Technologies rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral on Sunday to put a pair of the world's first all-electric communications satellites into orbit, Reuters reports. The pro ... more
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SES Satellite Plays Key Role In Future Networks
Satellite has a key role to play in the architecture of future networks and the acceleration of digitization. This was one of the main conclusions of a keynote that Karim Michel Sabbagh, President a ... more
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New NASA Space Cowboy Deploys Its 'Lasso'
Like a cowboy at a rodeo, NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite, the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP), has triumphantly raised its "arm" and unfurled a huge golden "lasso" (antenna) that it wil ... more
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NREL refines method to convert lignin to nylon precursor
A new study from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) demonstrates the conversion of lignin-derived compounds to adipic acid, an important industrial dicarboxylic acid ... more
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The rub with friction
Here's the rub with friction - scientists don't really know how it works. Sure, humans have been harnessing the power of friction since rubbing two sticks together to build the first fire, but the ... more
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3D printed parts provide cheap, custom alternatives for lab equipment
The 3-D printing scene, a growing favorite of do-it-yourselfers, has spread to the study of plasma physics. With a series of experiments, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princet ... more
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New filter could advance terahertz data transmission
University of Utah engineers have discovered a new approach for designing filters capable of separating different frequencies in the terahertz spectrum, the next generation of communications bandwid ... more
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New research predicts when, how materials will act
In science, it's commonly known that materials can change in a number of ways when subjected to different temperatures, pressures or other environmental forces. A material might melt or snap in half ... more
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Watching bonds form using femtosecond X-ray liquidography
The research team of the Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has successfully visualized the entire process of bond formation in solution by usin ... more
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Moving molecule writes letters
On the search for high performance materials for applications such as gas storage, thermal insulators or dynamic nanosystems it is essential to understand the thermal behavior of matter down to the ... more
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A simple way to make and reconfigure complex emulsions
MIT researchers have devised a new way to make complex liquid mixtures, known as emulsions, that could have many applications in drug delivery, sensing, cleaning up pollutants, and performing chemic ... more
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Australia researchers create 'world first' 3D-printed jet engines
Australian researchers said Thursday they have created two jet engines using 3D printing in what is described as a world-first that has attracted the interest of major manufacturers and engineering firms. ... more
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Japan's NTT to buy German data centre operator: report
Japanese telecom giant NTT Communications is looking to acquire German data centre operator e-shelter, as it seeks to cash in on growing demand in Europe, a newspaper reported Saturday. ... more
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Last look at Sentinel-2A
Before Sentinel-2A is packed up and shipped to French Guiana for its launch targeted on 12 June, media representatives and specialists got one last look at the second satellite for Europe's Copernic ... more
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MUOS - a Vital Next Step for Narrowband Satellite Communications
All of us at Intelsat General congratulate our government colleagues at SPAWAR PMW-146 on the successful launch of MUOS-3. MUOS, the Mobile User Objective System, is a critical government-operated p ... more
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Getting in shape
New research from the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) looks at how to create various non-spherical particles by releasing dr ... more
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3-D printing with custom molecules creates low-cost mechanical sensor
Imagine printing out molecules that can respond to their surroundings. A research project at the University of Washington merges custom chemistry and 3-D printing. Scientists created a bone-shaped p ... more
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Building trustworthy big data algorithms
Much of our reams of data sit in large databases of unstructured text. Finding insights among emails, text documents, and websites is extremely difficult unless we can search, characterize, and clas ... more
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OHB and AAC develop InnoSat platform
OHB Sweden, Stockholm, and AAC Microtec, Uppsala, have been appointed by the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) to deliver a highly capable small satellite platform, named InnoSat, and to accomplis ... more
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See here now: Telescopic contact lenses and wink-control glasses
An estimated 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide. Age-related macular degeneration alone is the leading cause of blindness among older adults in the Western world. But this week at th ... more
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UV exposure keeps damaging skin after sunset: study
Significant ultraviolet radiation damage to skin can still occur hours after its exposure to sunlight, scientific researches have determined. ... more
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