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October 23, 2014
China launches first mission to moon and back
Beijing (AFP) Oct 24, 2014
China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth's only natural satellite. The unnamed, unmanned probe will travel to the moon, fly around it and head back to Earth, re-entering the atmosphere and landing, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) said in a statement. ... read more
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Two families of comets found around nearby star
Beta Pictoris is a young star located about 63 light-years from the Sun. It is only about 20 million years old and is surrounded by a huge disc of material - a very active young planetary system whe ... more

Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed
While studying the atmosphere on Saturn's moon Titan, scientists discovered intriguing zones of organic molecules unexpectedly shifted away from its north and south poles. These misaligned features ... more

U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability
The U.S. military has demonstrated that Lockheed Martin's Aegis weapon system can destroy a ballistic missile solely on tracks from remote airborne sensors. ... more
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Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar
The military forces of Qatar are receiving a satellite communications system and network operations center from Thales. ... more


NASA uses ultra-black nano-coating for solar coronagraph
An emerging super-black nanotechnology that is to be tested for the first time this fall on the International Space Station will be applied to a complex, 3-D component critical for suppressing stray ... more
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Cosmonauts complete 3rd EVA for October
Russian spacewalkers Max Suraev and Alexander Samokutyaev closed the Pirs docking compartment hatch at 1:06 p.m. EDT ending the third spacewalk for Expedition 41. The cosmonauts were outside the Int ... more

New lunar mission to test Chang'e-5 technology
China will launch a new lunar mission this week to test technology likely to be used in Chang'e-5, a future lunar probe with the ability to return to Earth. The experimental spacecraft launche ... more
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Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria


Next Chinese mission to moon will return to Earth
This week China will launch a new lunar orbiter, which, in contrast with previous space probes, will return to Earth after orbiting the Moon, China's official Xinhua news agency reports. Ye Pe ... more

NASA-led study sees Titan glowing at dusk and dawn
New maps of Saturn's moon Titan reveal large patches of trace gases shining brightly near the north and south poles. These regions are curiously shifted off the poles, to the east or west, so that d ... more

Suomi team ward off recent space debris threat
While space debris was the uncontrolled adversary in the award-winning space thriller film "Gravity," space debris, also known as "space junk," is an ongoing real-life concern for teams managing sat ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


NASA's Fermi Satellite Finds Hints of Starquakes in Magnetar 'Storm'
NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected a rapid-fire "storm" of high-energy blasts from a highly magnetized neutron star, also called a magnetar, on Jan. 22, 2009. Now astronomers analyzing ... more

NASA Awards Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder for the JPSS-2 Mission
NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, of Azusa, California, for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Instrument for flight on the J ... more
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Successful test for India's Nirbhay cruise missile
The second test flight of India's Nirbhay long-range cruise missile achieved all its mission objectives, the India Defense R&D Organization reports. ... more

NASA Webb's Heart Survives Deep Freeze Test
After 116 days of being subjected to extremely frigid temperatures like that in space, the heart of the James Webb Space Telescope, the Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) and its sensitive ... more

POLARBEAR detects B-modes in the cosmic microwave background
Cosmologists have made the most sensitive and precise measurements yet of the polarization of the cosmic microwave background. The report, published in the Astrophysical Journal, marks an early succ ... more

Australian volcanic mystery explained
Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery surrounding Australia's only active volcanic area, in the country's southeast. The research explains a volcanic region that has seen more than 400 volc ... more

Scientists create possible precursor to life
How did life originate? And can scientists create life? These questions not only occupy the minds of scientists interested in the origin of life, but also researchers working with technology of the ... more
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Engineers find a way to win in laser performance by losing
Energy loss in optical systems, such as lasers, is a chief hindrance to their performance and efficiency, and it occurs on an ongoing, frustrating basis. To help laser systems overcome loss, operato ... more

Researchers develop world's thinnest electric generator
Researchers from Columbia Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology report that they have made the first experimental observation of piezoelectricity and the piezotronic effect in an atomi ... more
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    Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Studies Comet Flyby

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