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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
Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP

Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

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
Cause of aging remains elusive

Mature forests store nitrogen in soil

Brisbane Sugarbag bees launch all-conquering raids

Recently discovered microbe is key player in climate change

New Insights on Carbonic Acid in Water

Some scientists share better than others

Global consumption driving tropical deforestation

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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    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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