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June 26, 2017
ROCKET SCIENCE
SpaceX launch delivers Iridium satellites into orbit



Los Angeles (AFP) June 25, 2017
The American company SpaceX on Sunday successfully placed 10 satellites for the communications company Iridium into orbit using a Falcon 9 rocket. After launching as scheduled from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 1:25 pm local time (2025 GMT), the Falcon 9's first stage returned less than eight minutes after taking off. As planned, it landed on a barge floating in the Pacific Ocean. SpaceX has successfully landed multiple rockets on both land and water, as part of its effort t ... read more

ROCKET SCIENCE
Amtrak to SpaceX Launch, Wifi hack, Spectacular trip, But where's my SatPhone...
Vandenberg AFB CA (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
The rumble of the air introduces the Spacex Falcon as it roars over the hill and the crowd screams seem to propel it higher. It was quick, but slow at the same time. My brain clicks the shutte ... more
DRAGON SPACE
With a Strong Partner Like Russia, Nothing Would Stop China's New Space Station
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
China has invited Russia to participate in the construction of a Chinese space station, but Moscow has yet to make an official decision, Roscosmos head Igor Komarov has told reporters. Russian space ... more
MARSDAILY
Opportunity Straightens Wheel, Resumes Driving
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 23, 2017
Opportunity is at the top of Perseverance Valley on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover experienced a left-front wheel steering actuator stall on Sol 4750 (June 4, 2017), leaving the wheel ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
India launches PSLV rocket with 31 satellites
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 24, 2017
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched on Friday PSLV-C38 rocket on a mission to send 31 satellites, including India's Cartosat 2 and NIUSAT satellites along with 29 for ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL
Russia's Roscosmos May Provide Indian Astronauts With Training in Future
Novosibirsk (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Wednesday he was not ruling out that Indian astronauts could be trained with the help of the Russia's Roscosmos space corporation in the future. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Falcon 9 launches Bulgaria's first geostationary communications satellite
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Jun 24, 2017
A SpaceX's Falcon 9 has successfully launched Bulgaria's first geostationary communications satellite - BulgariaSat-1. Today's mission saw the second reflight of a Falcon 9 first stage, having ... more
OUTER PLANETS
The curious case of the warped Kuiper Belt
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
An unknown, unseen "planetary mass object" may lurk in the outer reaches of our solar system, according to new research on the orbits of minor planets to be published in the Astronomical Journal. Th ... more
MARSDAILY
No One Under 20 Has Experienced a Day Without NASA at Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 23, 2017
As the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft approached its destination on July 4, 1997, no NASA mission had successfully reached the Red Planet in more than 20 years. Even the mission team anxiously awa ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Return to the blue
Paris (ESA) Jun 22, 2017
How do you prepare for space missions on Earth? One way is to simulate an expedition into space underwater. Yesterday, six aquanauts dived almost 20 m to the sea floor where they will spend 10 days ... more
OUTER PLANETS
NASA Completes Study of Future 'Ice Giant' Mission Concepts
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 23, 2017
A NASA-led and NASA-sponsored study of potential future missions to the mysterious "ice giant" planets Uranus and Neptune has been released - the first in a series of mission studies NASA will condu ... more


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ENERGY TECH
Rosatom Develops Radiation-Powered Electricity Source for Medicine, Outer Space
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
Deputy head of the Russia's "Luch" laboratory Aleksander Pavkin said that a small-scale power source created in laboratory will be completely safe with respect to radiation, since the isotope does n ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Proba-V images Portuguese forest fire
Paris (ESA) Jun 23, 2017
ESA's Proba-V minisatellite has captured the forest fire raging in central Portugal, revealing blackened scars and columns of smoke as well as pinpointing active fire hotspots. More than a tho ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Orbex reveals space rocket factory
London, UK (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
Welcoming the UK's focus on low-cost, reliable commercial spaceflight activities in the Queens's Speech, a UK company has revealed details of a 1200m2 space rocket factory currently building vertica ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Developing Landing Tech for Space
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 23, 2017
Canyons, craters and cracked ice fields on other worlds might be hiding exciting scientific discoveries. But how do we get spacecraft to land on dangerous, uneven terrain? A new NASA video exp ... more



Return to the blue
Paris (ESA) Jun 22, 2017
How do you prepare for space missions on Earth? One way is to simulate an expedition into space underwater. Yesterday, six aquanauts dived almost 20 m to the sea floor where they will spend 10 days living and working below the waves. The team taking part in NEEMO 22, the 22nd NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations mission, consists of astronauts, technicians and scientists who are now ... more
Novosibirsk (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
Russia's Roscosmos May Provide Indian Astronauts With Training in Future
Fort Carson CO (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
NASA Selects Army Surgeon for Astronaut Training
Bethesda MD (SPX) Jun 19, 2017
Teachers doubt most students interested in subjects that promote space careers
Orbex reveals space rocket factory
London, UK (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
Welcoming the UK's focus on low-cost, reliable commercial spaceflight activities in the Queens's Speech, a UK company has revealed details of a 1200m2 space rocket factory currently building vertical launch vehicles that will be launched into orbit from the UK. Orbex, a UK company that has raised significant venture capital investment, is building a space micro-launcher, a small launch veh ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 23, 2017
Developing Landing Tech for Space
Vandenberg AFB CA (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
Amtrak to SpaceX Launch, Wifi hack, Spectacular trip, But where's my SatPhone...
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 24, 2017
India launches PSLV rocket with 31 satellites
NASA, French Space Agency Express Commitment to Joint Exploration
Le Bourget, France (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
France and the United States have a long history of cooperation in space, combining their talents over the years to advance science and launch exploration missions whose results have been instrumental in creating entirely new fields of research. The leaders of the two space agencies, Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot, and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall, reaffirmed the agencies' ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 23, 2017
No One Under 20 Has Experienced a Day Without NASA at Mars
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Mars Orbiter spots rover ascending Mount Sharp
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 23, 2017
Opportunity Straightens Wheel, Resumes Driving
With a Strong Partner Like Russia, Nothing Would Stop China's New Space Station
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
China has invited Russia to participate in the construction of a Chinese space station, but Moscow has yet to make an official decision, Roscosmos head Igor Komarov has told reporters. Russian space experts explain why Russian-Chinese cooperation on a new space station would undoubtedly benefit both sides. Speaking to journalists Monday on the sidelines of the international aviation show i ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jun 21, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft completes second docking with space lab
Jiuquan (XNA) Jun 19, 2017
China to launch four more probes before 2021
Xichang (XNA) Jun 20, 2017
New broadcasting satellite fails to enter preset orbit
Gravitational wave mission selected, planet-hunting mission moves forward
Paris (ESA) Jun 22, 2017
The LISA trio of satellites to detect gravitational waves from space has been selected as the third large-class mission in ESA's Science programme, while the PLATO exoplanet hunter moves into development. These important milestones were decided upon during a meeting of ESA's Science Programme Committee today, and ensure the continuation of ESA's Cosmic Vision plan through the next two decades. ... more
Arlington, VA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Boeing Streamlining Defense and Space Unit to boost competitiveness
Ottawa (AFP) June 13, 2017
Trudeau under pressure to reject China bid for satellite firm
London, UK (SPX) Jun 09, 2017
Jumpstart goes into alliance with major aerospace and defence group ADS
A new virtual approach to science in space
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
When Apollo astronauts on the Moon spoke with Mission Control on Earth, there was a noticeable time gap between a statement from Tranquility Base and its immediate acknowledgment from Houston. The gap lasted almost three seconds, or ten times longer than human reaction times would account for. What was happening? The answer is simple: space. The Moon orbits far enough from Earth that light ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
Helium droplets offer new precision to single-molecule laser measurement
Paris (ESA) Jun 21, 2017
Magnetic space tug could target dead satellites
Atlanta GA (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
New computing system takes its cues from human brain
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New Hunt for Earth-like Planets
London UK (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
The astronomers who discovered the nearest potentially habitable planet to our solar system are inviting the public to take part in their search for more Earth-like planets. Last year an international team of astronomers led by Dr. Guillem Anglada-Escude, of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), discovered a planet around the closest star to our Sun, Proxima Centauri. Details of the obse ... more
Washington (AFP) June 19, 2017
NASA discovers 10 new Earth-size exoplanets
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
NASA releases Kepler Survey Catalog with 100s of new exoplanet candidates
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
New branch in family tree of exoplanets discovered
NASA Completes Study of Future 'Ice Giant' Mission Concepts
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 23, 2017
A NASA-led and NASA-sponsored study of potential future missions to the mysterious "ice giant" planets Uranus and Neptune has been released - the first in a series of mission studies NASA will conduct in support of the next Planetary Science Decadal Survey. The results of this and future studies will be used as the Decadal Survey deliberates on NASA's planetary science priorities from 2022 ... more
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
The curious case of the warped Kuiper Belt
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 20, 2017
King of the Gods: Jupiter Dated to Be Oldest Planet in the Solar System
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
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Algae The final frontier
Palo Alto, CA (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
Algae dominate the oceans that cover nearly three-quarters of our planet, and produce half of the oxygen that we breathe. And yet fewer than 10 percent of the algae have been formally described in the scientific literature, as noted in a new review co-authored by Carnegie's Arthur Grossman in Trends in Plant Science. Algae are everywhere. They are part of crusts on desert surfaces and form ... more
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Amazonia's future will be jeopardized by dams
Los Angeles (AFP) June 18, 2017
Hawaiian canoe comes home after epic round-the-world odyssey
Washington (AFP) June 20, 2017
Global coral bleaching may be ending, US agency says
India to Make Native Navigation System Mandatory For All Aircraft
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 20, 2017
The Indian government will soon require all aircraft registered to fly in India to use Gagan, the country's own navigation system. The notification for this will be issued in the next few weeks and will be effective from January 2019. The availability of Gagan signal in space will bridge the gap between European Union's EGNOS and Japan's MSAS coverage areas, thereby offering seamless navig ... more
Los Angeles AFB CA (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
New reports confirm near-perfect performance record for civil GPS service
Beijing (XNA) Jun 14, 2017
BDS Precise Service System covers over 300 Chinese cities
Paris (ESA) Jun 09, 2017
Galileo grows: two more satellites join working constellation
Russian aerospace firm to cooperate with China on Lunar exploration missions
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 16, 2017
Russia's Lavochkin Research and Production Association is ready to work with China on designing lunar exploration missions, including orbital and return ones, Sergei Lemeshevsky, the Russian company's director general, told Sputnik on Thursday. Xu Yansong, the head of the International Cooperation Department of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), said on Wednesday that China an ... more
Paris (ESA) Jun 12, 2017
New NELIOTA project detects flashes from lunar impacts
Washington DC (SPX) May 25, 2017
Cube Quest Challenge Team Spotlight: Cislunar Explorers
Paris (ESA) May 12, 2017
Winning plans for CubeSats to the Moon
Are NEOs Coming to Earth?
Bethesda, MD (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) are comets and asteroids in heliocentric orbits that have been influenced by planetary flybys causing them to approach Earth. Comets are composed mostly of water ice and dust particles that were formed in the cold outer planet system. Most of the rocky asteroids were formed in the warmer inner solar system between the orbits of Mars and Earth. There is a great dea ... more
Le Bourget, France (AFP) June 20, 2017
ESA boss urges action on 'ticking timebombs' in Earth orbit
Silicon Valley CA (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
B612 Creates Asteroid Institute
Paris (ESA) Jun 12, 2017
Rosetta finds comet connection to Earth's atmosphere
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Proba-V images Portuguese forest fire
Paris (ESA) Jun 23, 2017
ESA's Proba-V minisatellite has captured the forest fire raging in central Portugal, revealing blackened scars and columns of smoke as well as pinpointing active fire hotspots. More than a thousand firefighters are tackling the forest fire in the Pedrogao Grande region, north east of Lisbon, which has been aflame since Saturday. Some 64 people have been reported dead and more than 130 inju ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
A smokestack to the Northern Hemisphere stratosphere
Cotonou (AFP) June 18, 2017
Free mapping: plotting development in Africa
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Watching cities grow
NASA Prepares for Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse with Live Coverage, Safety Information
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, and NASA is preparing to share this experience of a lifetime on Aug. 21. Viewers around the world will be provided a wealth of images captured before, during, and after the eclipse by 11 spacecraft, at least three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronau ... more
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Amsterdam, Netherlands (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
An international team of astronomers, led by Dutch scientists, has discovered a region in our Milky Way that contains many nitrogen compounds in the southeast of a butterfly-shaped star formation disk and very little in the north-west. The astronomers suspect that multiple stars-to-be share the same star formation disk, but the precise process is still a puzzle. The article with their find ... more
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