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November 29, 2015
New U.S. space mining law may violate international treaty
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2015
One company is especially happy with the space mining legislation signed into law on Wednesday, the company that stands to profit the most. Planetary Resouces welcomed the newly passed U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, or the U.S. Space Act, with open arms. Founded in 2010, the company's aim is to "expand Earth's natural resource base." In other words, they're aiming to extract water, minerals and other valuable materials from asteroids and sell them. The Space Act ... read more
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Satellite Spectrum Is Central To Future Vision For Global Connectivity
The world's governments resoundingly affirmed a clear vision for the importance of many vital and irreplaceable services provided today over satellite. They also agreed on a clear framework for futu ... more

Flight teams prepare for LISA Pathfinder liftoff
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Intelsat General to provide connectivity in support of Mid East operations
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The hottest white dwarf in the Galaxy
Astronomers at the Universities of Tubingen and Potsdam have identified the hottest white dwarf ever discovered in our Galaxy. With a temperature of 250,000 degrees Celsius, this dying star at the o ... more


UAE Launches NanoSatellite Outreach Program
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has launched the NanoSatellite Outreach Program (NSOP), which provides the opportunity for all universities across the UAE to nominate a group of their s ... more

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The Ins and Outs of NASA's First Launch of SLS and Orion
NASA is hard at work building the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the ground systems needed to send astronauts into deep space. The agency is developing the core capabilities ... more

Simulating the Death of Stars
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia's nuclear weapon arsenal surpasses US

Elbit to supply Hermes 900 HFE UAVs to Switzerland

U.S. Navy's USNS Maury completes acceptance trials

General Dynamics receives sub contract modification

Philippine Air Force receiving South Korean FA-50 jets

Saab to modernize Sweden's RBS 97 Hawk missile system

Polish call to scrap NATO-Russia deal 'extraordinarily dangerous': Moscow


Aging star's weight loss secret revealed
VY Canis Majoris is a stellar goliath, a red hypergiant, one of the largest known stars in the Milky Way. It is 30-40 times the mass of the Sun and 300 000 times more luminous. In its current state, ... more

China launches Yaogan-29 remote sensing satellite
China's Yaogan-29 remote sensing satellite was launched on Thursday at 5:24 a.m. from Taiyuan launch site in Shanxi Province, north China. The satellite will be used for experiments, land surv ... more

SES to provide satellite network for upcoming elections in Burkina Faso
SES and Commission Electorale Nationale Independante (CENI), the official electoral body of Burkina Faso, have partnered to enable secure digital transmission of the electoral results of the Burkina ... more
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China's indigenous SatNav performing well after tests
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Russia, Kazakhstan deciding on rocket carriers for Baiterek Space Complex
Russia and Kazakhstan will decide which type of rocket carrier to use for the Baiterek Space Complex under construction within the next two months, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said ... more
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Russia, Kazakhstan sign 5 deals on Baikonur Space Center in 2015
Moscow and Astana reached five intergovernmental agreements on Baikonur Space Center operations in Kazakhstan, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday. Baikonur is an internat ... more

Atlas V booster lands at Vandenberg
One of the world's largest cargo aircraft recently delivered an Atlas V booster to Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Antonov AN-124 made its way from a production facility in Decatur, Alabama, to ... more

Hubble captures a galactic waltz towards the end
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New detector perfect for asteroid mining, planetary research
The grizzled asteroid miner is a stock character in science fiction. Now, a couple of recent events - one legal and the other technological - have brought asteroid mining a step closer to reality. ... more

Clothes smarter than you are: welcome to the future
Wish there was a gadget able to transform your boring office uniform into a party outfit, or even a device that guides you straight to new friends? ... more

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World's biggest clone factory raises fears in China
The world's largest animal cloning factory is under construction in China, with plans to churn out dogs, horses and up to a million beef cattle a year, reports said, prompting online and scientific concerns Tuesday. ... more

Earth's magnetic field is not about to flip
The intensity of earth's magnetic field has been weakening in the last couple of hundred years, leading some scientists to think that its polarity might be about to flip. But the field's intensity m ... more
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