Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
Space News from
May 24, 2015
Newly dedicated observatory to search for gravitational waves
Washington DC (SPX) May 22, 2015
Seeking to expand how we observe and understand the universe where we live, the National Science Foundation has helped dedicate the Advanced Laser Gravitational Wave Observatories (Advanced LIGO) at the LIGO Hanford facility in Richland, Wash. The California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology designed the NSF-funded facilities and operate them with the goal of observing and recording gravitational waves for the first time. Those discoveries would allow us to learn mo ... read more
Previous Issues May 22 May 21 May 20 May 19 May 18

Patent for Navy small space debris tracker
A U.S. Navy device that detects small debris in space and provides data on their trajectory has been granted a U.S. patent. ... more

Physicist Finds Mysterious Anti-electron Clouds Inside Thunderstorm
A terrifying few moments flying into the top of an active thunderstorm in a research aircraft has led to an unexpected discovery that could help explain the longstanding mystery of how lightning get ... more

Ceres bright spots: Clearer pictures, but still no answers
Scientists had hoped sharper images of Ceres and its mysterious bright spots would provide some clarity as to their nature and origin, but they remain befuddled. ... more
Space News from


Initial Ariane 5 assembly completed for July launch of dual payloads
Another Ariane 5 has completed its initial build-up at the Spaceport in French Guiana, marking a major milestone in preparations for Arianespace's third heavy-lift mission of 2015 - which will orbit ... more


ASC Signal wins large multi-antenna order in Asia
ASC Signal Corporation was awarded a contract from one of Asia's largest information and communications technology providers for the installation of seven 9.3-meter C-band and one 7.6-meter Ku-band ... more
The World's Largest Commercial Drone Conference and Expo - Sept 9 - Las Vegas Next Generation Integrated ISR 2015 - Washington DC - July 27-29 26th Space Cryogenics Workshop Nuclear Cyber Security 2015

Superhydrophobic glass coating offers clear benefits
A moth's eye and lotus leaf were the inspirations for an antireflective water-repelling, or superhydrophobic, glass coating that holds significant potential for solar panels, lenses, detectors, wind ... more

Random nanowire configurations boost conductivity
Researchers at Lehigh University have identified for the first time that a performance gain in the electrical conductivity of random metal nanowire networks can be achieved by slightly restricting n ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Europeans eye joint development of UAV

ISRO to launch first indigenous multi-object tracking radar in next 3 months

Failure is not an option for Russian space industry

A Tough Three Weeks in Space for Russia

New Russian Super Aircraft Carrier 'Storm' to Reform Russian Navy

X-37B Mysteries Continue

Britain's commercial space project delayed due to Russian rocket failure


Using a sounding rocket to help calibrate NASA's SDO
Watching the sun is dangerous work for a telescope. Solar instruments in space naturally degrade over time, bombarded by a constant stream of solar particles that can cause a film of material to adh ... more

Gas arms form giant spiraling molecular cradles of dense molecular cores
A research team led by Dr. Hauyu Liu at the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (ASIAA) observed the luminous OB cluster-forming massive molecular clump G33.92+0.11 with the Ata ... more

Caltech astronomers observe a supernova colliding with its companion star
Type Ia supernovae, one of the most dazzling phenomena in the universe, are produced when small dense stars called white dwarfs explode with ferocious intensity. At their peak, these supernovae can ... more
Army Network Modernization 2015 - Washington DC June 23-25

Scientists tackle mystery of thunderstorms that strike at night
Thunderstorms that form at night, without a prod from the Sun's heat, are a mysterious phenomenon. This summer scientists will be staying up late in search of some answers. From June 1 through ... more

New options for spintronic devices
Scientists from Paris and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin have been able to switch ferromagnetic domains on and off with low voltage in a structure made of two different ferroic materials. The switching wo ... more
24/7 News Coverage
As carbon emissions climb, capacity to remove CO2 rises

New research reveals first warm-blooded fish

Soft-tissue engineering for hard-working cartilage

Antibody's unusual abilities might inspire vaccine strategies

Brain scans show birds of a feather do flock together

Forecasting future infectious disease outbreaks

Seals threaten Scottish cod stock recovery


Exploring a new frontier of cyber-physical systems: The human body
The National Science Foundation has announced two, five-year, center-scale awards totaling $8.75 million to advance the state-of-the-art in medical and cyber-physical systems (CPS). One projec ... more

Cheap radio frequency antenna printed with graphene ink
Scientists have moved graphene - the incredibly strong and conductive single-atom-thick sheet of carbon - a significant step along the path from lab bench novelty to commercially viable material for ... more

Russian Scientists Launch Deep-Sea Neutrino Telescope Into Lake Baikal
The Dubna cluster comprises 192 optical modules which are immersed at a depth of up to 1,300 meters. It is one of the three largest neutrino detectors in the world. A team of scientists from t ... more

Two Large Hadron experiments observe rare subatomic process
Two experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, have combined their results and observed a previously unseen subatomic p ... more

NASA Soil Moisture Mission Begins Science Operations
NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission to map global soil moisture and detect whether soils are frozen or thawed has begun science operations. Launched Jan. 31 on a minimum three-yea ... more
Training Space Professionals Since 1970

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review
Military Space News
Environment News
Energy News
Mars News


Quantum physics on tap
We all know intuitively that normal liquids flow more quickly as the channel containing them tightens. Think of a river flowing through narrow rapids. But what if a pipe were so amazingly tiny that ... more

China Plans First Ever Landing On The Lunar Far Side
What lies on the "dark side" of the moon? The ruined civilization of our lunar forbearers? A pile of overplayed Pink Floyd records? ... more
Sierra Pacific Engineering And Products (SPEP) specializes in competitively priced, high quality latches, hinges, hasps, pull knobs, handles, and cam locks.
Our latest products

  • Plastic Hinges
  • Plastic Butt Hinges
  • Butt hinge
  • Cane Bolt
  • Lift Hinges
  • Flush Slam Latch
  • Wire Pulls
  • Cabinet Latch
  • SP on Facebool
  • SP on YouTube

    SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth in ocean splashdown


    UK to host biggest ever Soviet space show outside Russia


    Xi tells Kerry: Pacific Ocean big enough for China and US


    Russia flexes Central Asia military might amid Afghan fears


    India's Modi tells China to 'reconsider' approach


    Beijing rebukes US over South China Sea islands row


    Goddard Technologist Advances CubeSat Concept for Planetary Exploration


    Mexico Wanted to Cancel Satellite Launch on Russian Carrier Rocket


    The Moon or Mars: Flawed Debate, False Choice - Part Two


    NASA's CubeSat Initiative aids solar sail tests in space

    Journey to Space in a Vacuum Chamber

    Satellite mapping reveals agricultural slowdown in Latin America

    NewSpace Initiative connects ASU with space industry

    No Major U.S. Hurricane Landfalls in Nine Years: Luck?

    'Euro-drone' project gets lift-off to challenge US

    Syracuse physicists aid in discovery of subatomic process

    New chemical catalysts are less expensive, more sustainable

    Electricity generating nano-wizards

    The next step in DNA computing: GPS mapping

    Diagnostics of quality of graphene and spatial imaging of reactivity

    Hubble Catches Stellar Exodus in Action

    NASA Seeks Additional Information for Asteroid Redirect Mission Spacecraft

    Left-handed cosmic magnetic field could explain missing antimatter

    NASA Challenges Designers to Construct Habitat for Deep Space Exploration

    Russian Radio-Electronic Forces to Conduct Drills in Armenian Mountains

    Pentagon: China Launched Mysterious Objects Into Space

    Light it up: Materials crystallize with surprising properties

    Computing at the speed of light

    Scientists discover how microbes acquire electricity in making methane

    HELLADS laser weapon to undergo field testing

    Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
    Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement
    The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.