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November 08, 2012
ROCKET SCIENCE
X-48 Blended Wing Body Research Aircraft Makes 100th Test Flight
Edwadrds AFB (SPX) Nov 08, 2012
The Boeing X-48 Blended Wing Body subscale research aircraft made its 100th flight in late October at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The milestone occurred Oct. 30 when the unmanned X-48C aircraft was flown on two separate 25-minute flights - the seventh and eighth flights for the X-48C since it began flying Aug. 7. Between 2007 and 2010, the aircraft, then in the X-48B configuration, made 92 flights. "Once again, working closely with NASA, we have bee ... read more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Storms, Ozone, Vegetation and More: NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP Satellite Returns First Year of Data
On Oct. 28, 2011, the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite successfully blasted into orbit in a spectacular night launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Now, Suomi NPP ha ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Arianespace's heavy-lift Ariane 5 flight is cleared for liftoff with EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3
The sixth heavy-lift Ariane 5 flight for Arianespace in 2012 has been given the "go" for liftoff on Friday following a successful launch readiness review at the Spaceport in French Guiana. Thi ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Study: Star formation peaked, in decline
An international team of astronomers says it has found the rate of formation of new stars in the universe is only 1/30th of its peak and is in ongoing decline. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building Prepared for Multiple Rockets
The Vehicle Assembly Building, or VAB, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is undergoing renovations to accommodate future launch vehicles. A project of Ground Systems Development and Operatio ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Cosmic GDP Crashes 97 percent As Star Formation Slumps
While parts of the world experience economic hardship, a team of Portuguese, UK, Japanese, Italian and Dutch astronomers has found an even bigger slump happening on a cosmic scale. In the largest ev ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Is Japan at Risk of Losing the Drone War?

SMC, ULA enter into CRADA to certify Vulcan Launch Vehicle

US Air Force awards Lockheed Martin $395M Contract for two GPS 3 satellites

TeleCommunications Systems continues USMC satellite services

N. Korea soldier defects to S. Korea across border

Unmanned air and sea vehicles coordinate together

US-Philippines military alliance 'ironclad': Pentagon chief

MARSDAILY

More Driving And Imaging At 'Matijevic Hill'
Opportunity is continuing the local area survey around the location called Matijevic Hill (named in honor of Jake Matijevic) at the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Endeavour Crater. Th ... more
AEROSPACE

NASA Investigates the 'FaINT' Side of Sonic Booms
Sonic booms created by aircraft flying faster than the speed of sound certainly aren't known for being faint, but rather for their loud, make-you-jump startle effect for those who experience them. H ... more
AEROSPACE
Moon crater yields impact clues

Study: Moon basin formed by giant impact

NASA's LADEE Spacecraft Gets Final Science Instrument Installed

Astrium presents results of its study into automatic landing near the Moon's south pole

European mission to search for moon water

AEROSPACE
Curiosity Team Switches Back to Earth Time

Survey of 'Matijevic Hill' Continues

More Driving And Imaging At 'Matijevic Hill'

Mars Longevity Champ Switching Computers

NASA Rover Finds Clues to Changes in Mars' Atmosphere

AEROSPACE
Voyager observes magnetic field fluctuations in heliosheath

New NASA Online Science Resource Available for Educators and Students

'First' Pakistan astronaut wants to make peace in space

Space daredevil Baumgartner is 'officially retired'

NASA must reinvest in nanotechnology research, according to new Rice University paper

AEROSPACE
Tiangong 1 Parked And Waiting As Shenzhou 10 Mission Prep Continues

China to launch 11 meteorological satellites by 2020

China makes progress in spaceflight research

Patience for Tiangong

China launches civilian technology satellites

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

A Nearby Stellar Cradle
The Milky Way and other galaxies in the universe harbor many young star clusters and associations that each contain hundreds to thousands of hot, massive, young stars known as O and B stars. The sta ... more
SPACEMART

Record Uptake For SES Occasional Use Satellite Capacity During US Elections
SES S.A. has announced a record uptake of its occasional use satellite capacity during the two-day US election period of November 6 and 7. SES customers including the EBU on behalf of Eurovisi ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

24/7 News Coverage
DG's Basemap expanded to include 250M square kilometers at 30cm

Air transport sector at climate juncture

Regional Forecasts of Solar Storms Set to Begin Oct. 1

New research undermines 'RNA world' of early evolution

Deakin builds world-first robotic surgical system with sense of touch

Feelin' the Burn with Faux Fire

Health workers, hospitals targeted in Syria war

ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA's Space Launch System Using Futuristic Technology to Build the Next Generation of Rockets
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. is using a method called selective laser melting, or SLM, to create intricate metal parts for America's next heavy-lift rocket. Using th ... more
MARSDAILY

Curiosity Team Switches Back to Earth Time
After three months working on "Mars time," the team operating NASA Mars rover Curiosity has switched to more regular hours, as planned. A Martian day, called a sol, is about 40 minutes longer ... more
EXO LIFE

Strange diet for methane consuming microorganisms
Methane is formed under the absence of oxygen by natural biological and physical processes, e.g. in the sea floor. It is a much more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Thanks to the activi ... more
MARSDAILY

Survey of 'Matijevic Hill' Continues
Opportunity has completed approximately half of the local area survey around the location called Matijevic Hill (named in honor of Jake Matijevic) at the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Ende ... more
IRON AND ICE

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8
Scientists working with NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., have obtained several radar images depicting near-Earth asteroid 2007 PA8. The images w ... more
MOON DAILY

Moon crater yields impact clues
NASA scientists say an almost perfectly preserved crater on the moon should yield clues to the evolution of impact craters on Earth and other rocky bodies. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

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SPACE SCOPES

Optical Telescopes Benefit From Precision Hyperboloids
Optical Surfaces Ltd. has established a worldwide reputation of being able to deal with the extremely tight tolerances and accuracy that hyperbolic optics demand. Hyperboloids are generally us ... more
DRAGON SPACE

Tiangong 1 Parked And Waiting As Shenzhou 10 Mission Prep Continues
Following the July-August period when controllers used Tiangong 1's thrusters for strict control of the orbit decay rate, things went quiet and Tiangong 1 settled down to a regime of orbit decay dic ... more
UAV NEWS

Japan to develop missile-detecting drone: report
Japan is planning to develop an unmanned drone that could help detect a North Korean nuclear missile attack and to counter China's military buildup, a report said Sunday. ... more
ECLIPSES

Total Solar Eclipse - Australia 14 November 2012
A total eclipse of the Sun is arguably nature's most spectacular and awe-inspiring phenomenon. Australia will play host to such an event next week and all eyes will be on the horizon overlooking the ... more
AEROSPACE
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

Crew Prepares for Spacewalk After Progress Docks

Crew Preparing for Cargo Ship, Spacewalk

Russian cargo ship docks with ISS: official

Packed Week Ahead for Six-Member Crew

AEROSPACE
Arianespace's heavy-lift Ariane 5 flight is cleared for liftoff with EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building Prepared for Multiple Rockets

SpaceX Transitions to Third Commercial Crew Phase with NASA

Russian Proton Briz-M Launches Yamal Satellites Into Orbit

Globalstar Birds To Launch On Soyuz Next February

AEROSPACE
Physicists confirm first planet discovered in a quadruple star system

Planet-hunt data released to public

New Study Brings a Doubted Exoplanet 'Back from the Dead'

New small satellite will study super-Earths for ESA

Most Planetary Systems are 'Flatter than Pancakes'

AEROSPACE
Radar Production Readiness Review For Indonesia National Air Space Surveillance Program Completed

Sensors for the real world

How Butterfly Wings Can Inspire New High-Tech Surfaces

NJIT professor promotes building material of millennium: Autoclave aerated concrete

Apple ordered to pay $368 million in patent case

AEROSPACE
Gazprom to Launch Two Satellites by Yearend

Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships

Two SOPS accepts command and control of newest GPS satellite

Telit Introduces LTE Module Expanding Automotive Product Line with 4G for North American and European Markets

China launches another satellite for independent navigation system

AEROSPACE
Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Qatar, UAE request $7.6 bn in missile defense: US

Turkey discusses Patriot deployment with NATO

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

Integrated Missile Defense System Test Sees Multiple Targets Engaged

AEROSPACE
Asteroids Deflected with Paint

Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid

Sonic boom rocks southwest England

Russia may build rocket to destroy Earth-threatening asteroids

AEROSPACE
Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8

Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup

Protoplanet Vesta: Forever young?

Dawn Sees "Young" Surface on Giant Asteroid

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