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December 05, 2016
Russia seeks answers on ISS cargo ship crash
Moscow (AFP) Dec 2, 2016
Russian investigators on Friday were probing the crash shortly after launch of an unmanned spaceship taking cargo to the International Space Station, focusing on the Soyuz carrier rocket. Russia's space agency said the Progress ship - carrying tons of food and equipment as well as gifts for the ISS crew of six - was lost minutes after launch Thursday evening in "an abnormal situation." The Russian agency said a state commission would probe the failure but did not say whether the timing of futu ... read more

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Europe okays 1.4 bn euros for Mars rover, ISS
European ministers approved a 1.4-billion-euro ($1.5-billion) lifeline Friday for plans to place a life-seeking rover on Mars and maintain a presence on the International Space Station. ... more

Swiss firm acquires Mars One private project
A British-Dutch project aiming to send an unmanned mission to Mars by 2018 announced Friday that the shareholders of a Swiss financial services company have agreed a takeover bid. ... more

United Launch Alliance Launches Innovative "RocketBuilder" Website
United Launch Alliance (ULA) has announced its new website that enhances the way customers shop for launch services and sets a new standard for pricing transparency. It also provides insight into re ... more
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China-made satellites in high demand
China will construct and launch two remote sensing satellites for foreign countries in the coming two years, an industry insider said. China Great Wall Industry Corp, the nation's only authorized fi ... more


Lockheed Martin Advances Modernization of Current GPS Ground Control System for USAF
Lockheed Martin has completed a major upgrade to modernize the current ground control system of the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite constellation. The Commercial Off ... more

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LeoSat and Globalsat Group Sign Strategic Worldwide Agreement
LeoSat Enterprises, which is launching a constellation of up to 108 low-earth-orbit communications satellites, has entered into a strategic agreement with the Globalsat Group, the leading Pan-Americ ... more

India's Space Program Makes Steady Gains
The Indian space program falters in the area of manned missions, but ISRO has made steady gains in unmanned missions and commercial launches of satellites, fueling keen interest by competitors like ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Some US conservatives praise Trump over Taiwan phone call

Six key issues facing Trump's Pentagon pick

N. Korea artillery drill targets South, Seoul unveils sanctions

Iran says it will respond to US sanctions renewal

U.K. Defense Ministry to spend $1.26 billion on modernizing test sites

Chinese media blame Trump 'inexperience' over Taiwan call

Secret weddings and phone calls in Mosul under IS


Indian Space Agency to Launch 83 Satellites in One Go
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is gearing up to gain a bigger slice of the micro-satellite launch market. Its commercial arm Antrix Corporation plans to launch 83 satellites on-board its ... more

Chinese missile giant seeks 20% of a satellite market
China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, the largest missile maker in the country, is taking aim at 20 percent or more of the small-satellite launch contracts in the world by 2020, company executi ... more

Life before oxygen
Somewhere between Earth's creation and where we are today, scientists have demonstrated that some early life forms existed just fine without any oxygen. While researchers proclaim the first half of ... more
ISIS OBC Bundle Deal 6th Annual Modular Construction Summit for Oil and Gas Agenda - December 7-9 - Houston Develop commercial strategies for the global deployment of SMRs and Advanced Reactors

Going against the grain - nitrogen turns out to be hypersociable!
Going against the grain - nitrogen turns out to be hypersociable! Nitrogen is everywhere: even in the air there is four times as much of it as oxygen. However, it is reluctant to form chemical bonds ... more

Where the rains come from
Intense storms have become more frequent and longer-lasting in the Great Plains and Midwest in the last 35 years. What has fueled these storms? The temperature difference between the Southern Great ... more
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Laser technique boosts aerial imaging of woodlands

Gamifying the Search for Strategic Surprise

The economy of cold soil blues

Geographers provide new insight into commuter megaregions of the US

Intensification of land use leads to the same species everywhere

Corals much older than previously thought, study finds

Arctic freeze slows down


Making graphene using laser-induced phase separation
All our smart phones have shiny flat AMOLED displays. Behind each single pixel of these displays hide at least two silicon transistors which were mass-manufactured using laser annealing technologies ... more

New process produces hydrogen at much lower temperature
Waseda University researchers have developed a new method for producing hydrogen, which is fast, irreversible, and takes place at much lower temperature using less energy. This innovation is expecte ... more

Cold plasma freshens up French fries
Bad smells from deep-fat frying in restaurants and take-away food venues could soon be eradicated thanks to experiments funded by ESA on the International Space Station. Cooking food such as French ... more

It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's the Tiniest Asteroid
Astronomers have obtained observations of the smallest asteroid ever characterized in detail. At 2 meters (6 feet) in diameter, the tiny space rock is small enough to be straddled by a person in a h ... more

Ultrafast imaging reveals existence of 'polarons'
Many people picture electrical conductivity as the flow of charged particles (mainly electrons) without really thinking about the atomic structure of the material through which those charges are mov ... more


Creating new physical properties in materials
A collaborative effort between research groups at the Technical University of Freiberg and the University of Siegen in Germany demonstrates that the physical properties of SrTiO3, or strontium titan ... more

NASA Radio on Europe's New Mars Orbiter Aces Relay Test
Data from each of the two rovers active on Mars reached Earth last week in the successful first relay test of a NASA radio aboard Europe's new Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO). The transmissions from N ... more
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Space exploration plans unveiled


NASA Research Helps Take Silver-Zinc Batteries from Idea to the Shelf


NASA's Sun-Observing IRIS Mission


Airbus Safran Launchers Becomes a 74% Shareholder in Arianespace


UCLA astronomers watch star clusters spewing out dust


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GREGOR first results published in special issue of Astronomy and Astrophysics


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Climate cycles may explain how running water carved Mars' surface features


Tangled threads weave through cosmic oddity

Arizona Astronomers Characterize Smallest Known Asteroid

Embryonic Galaxy Immersed in Giant Cloud of Cold Gas

Could There Be Life in Pluto's Ocean?

Space freighter burns up after launch to to ISS: Russia

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin stable after South Pole health scare

First Signs of Weird Quantum Property of Empty Space

New Perspective on How Pluto's "Icy Heart" Came to Be

XCOR Partners With Immortal Data To Enhance And Commercialize Shipslog Data Acquisition System

The Vega launcher is complete for next week's Arianespace mission with Gokturk-1

From Monterey Bay to Europa

Cool Theory on Galaxy Formation

LIGO Resumes Search for Gravitational Waves

Squeezed states of light can improve feedback cooling significantly

Some US conservatives praise Trump over Taiwan phone call

Six key issues facing Trump's Pentagon pick

N. Korea artillery drill targets South, Seoul unveils sanctions

Iran says it will respond to US sanctions renewal

U.K. Defense Ministry to spend $1.26 billion on modernizing test sites

Chinese media blame Trump 'inexperience' over Taiwan call

Secret weddings and phone calls in Mosul under IS

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