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October 22, 2014
China's Secret Moon Mission
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Oct 23, 2014
Soon, a rocket will launch a Chinese spacecraft to the Moon and back. It's the first time that China has attempted this long and perilous journey. It should be a great achievement for the nation, worthy of extensive publicity. Ironically, this mission has been shrouded in more obscurity than the "secret" X-37B spaceplane operated by the US Air Force, which even had its re-entry pre-announced and covered extensively on video. It would seem that Chinese President Xi Jinping is tightening the screws ... read more
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ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch
Europe's Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) spaceplane has completed another step in its pre-launch checkout process, and is now being readied for fueling ahead of the November 18 flight with A ... more

Proton-M Lofts Express-AM6 Satellite
Russia launched on Tuesday an Express-series communications satellite on board the Proton-M carrier rocket from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said. "T ... more

Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites
Intelsat General Corp. is one of four companies awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to study the viability of using commercial facilities and operations expertise for the tracking, telem ... more
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Cosmic rays threaten future deep-space astronaut missions
Crewed missions to Mars remain an essential goal for NASA, but scientists are only now beginning to understand and characterize the radiation hazards that could make such ventures risky, concludes a ... more


POLARBEAR seeks cosmic answers in microwave polarization
An international team of physicists has measured a subtle characteristic in the polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation that will allow them to map the large-scale structure of the ... more
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Big Black Holes Can Block New Stars
Massive black holes spewing out radio-frequency-emitting particles at near-light speed can block formation of new stars in aging galaxies, a study has found. The research provides crucial new eviden ... more

Mars Orbiter Image Shows Comet Nucleus is Small
The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured views of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring while that visitor sped past Mars on Sunday (Oct. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S Navy sending Aegis-equipped destroyers to Japan

Japan deputy PM directly urges China to hold summit

Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace: alliance

China ponders action against Hong Kong stars

Iraq's Yazidis facing 'attempted genocide': UN

USAF looks at commercial satellite control networks

Iraqi Kurds agree reinforcements for embattled Kobane


China's space policy gets even tighter
Anyone who watches China's space program is well aware of the nation's information policies. China has never been as open as we would like. We can understand that China operates under a different po ... more

China Completes Country's Largest Spaceport
Construction of the fourth and the largest spaceport in China in the country's southern city of Wenchang has been completed and it is ready for launch, People's Daily reported Friday. Completi ... more

China to send orbiter to moon and back: report
China will launch its latest lunar orbiter in the coming days, state media said Wednesday, in its first attempt to send a spacecraft around the moon and back to Earth. ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Russia to Orbit 9 MilCom Satellites by 2020
The Russian military will add nine advanced communications satellites to its orbital grouping by 2020, a senior military commander said Monday. "By 2020, the orbital grouping of military commu ... more

Physicists build reversible laser tractor beam
Laser physicists have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects, using a hollow laser beam that is bright around the edges and dark in its centre. It is the first long-distance o ... more
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Increasing cosmic radiation a danger for Mars missions
Humans have long dreamed of traveling to Mars, hopscotching across the solar system and fanning out into the cosmos beyond. Several nations and private organizations are developing plans for crewed ... more

1980s aircraft helps quantum technology take flight
What does a 1980s experimental aircraft have to do with state-of-the art quantum technology? Lots, as shown by new research from the Quantum Control Laboratory at the University of Sydney, and publi ... more

Satellites for smart logging
Satcomm birds are helping to save our trees through more efficient use of our forests. Satellites are mapping forests, sending instructions to loggers, monitoring tree-harvesting machinery and coord ... more

ISRO spy case: Kerala to decide on future course of action
The Kerala government will seek legal opinion on the Kerala High Court's ruling quashing the state government's order to drop charges against three retired police officers who had implicated and arr ... more

Partial solar eclipse to cast a shadow over the sun Thursday
Due to a partial solar eclipse, most of the United States, Mexico and Canada will see the sun look like a fingernail as it sets on Thursday evening. ... more
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In a first, astronomers map comets around another star
Astronomers using an ultra-sensitive telescope in the Chilean desert said Wednesday they had mapped hundreds of comets orbiting a star 63 light years from Earth. ... more

'Twisted rope' clue to dangerous solar storms
A "twisted rope" of magnetically-charged energy precedes solar storms that have the potential to damage satellites and electricity grids, French scientists said on Wednesday. ... more
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    U.S Navy sending Aegis-equipped destroyers to Japan

    Japan deputy PM directly urges China to hold summit

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