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November 15, 2012
Lockheed Martin Submits Space Fence Radar Proposal to USAF to Detect and Track Orbital Objects
Moorestown NJ (SPX) Nov 15, 2012
Lockheed Martin has submitted its final contract proposal to build Space Fence, an advanced ground-based radar system that will improve the way the U.S. Air Force identifies and tracks orbital objects. Space Fence will provide much-needed enhanced space situational awareness capabilities for the Air Force and allow the service to decommission the aging U.S.-based Air Force Space Surveillance System, originally installed in 1961. "The original surveillance system wasn't designed to detect and ... read more
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Tropical Indo-Pacific climate shifts to a more El Nino-like state
The Walker circulation determines much of the tropical Indo-Pacific climate and has a global impact as seen in the floods and droughts spawned by the El Nino-Southern Oscillation. Meteorological obs ... more

XCOR Announces ATK as Lynx Mark I Wing Detailed Design And Build Contractor
XCOR Aerospace has issued the initial phase of a two-phase contract to ATK's Aerospace Structures Division [NYSE:ATK] for the detailed design and manufacture of the Lynx Mark I suborbital reusable l ... more

Astrium's GRAIN service shows US corn yields are lower than expected
Astrium estimates 2012 U.S. corn yield at 116.0 bushels per acre which is at the lower end of current industry expectations. This forecast announced during Global Grain Geneva 2012, the world's prem ... more


Rover's 'SAM' Lab Instrument Suite Tastes Soil
A pinch of fine sand and dust became the first solid Martian sample deposited into the biggest instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity: the Sample Analysis at Mars, or SAM. Located inside th ... more


Proba-2 soaks up three solar eclipses
ESA's Sun-watching Proba-2 satellite experienced three partial solar eclipses last night while lucky observers watching from northern Australia were treated to a total solar eclipse. During a total ... more
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Russian Civil Satellite Links Lost After Cable Cut
A severed communications cable in the Moscow region on Wednesday has rendered Russian specialists unable to control most of the country's civilian satellites, a source in the space industry said. ... more

Russia Launches Dual-Purpose Telecoms Satellite
Russia's Space Forces launched on Wednesday a Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with a dual-purpose Meridian-series telecoms satellite on board, spokesman Col. Alexey Zolotukhin said. The Soyuz blasted off ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Navy chief hopes for 'normalization' with Russia in Baltic

Britain procuring advanced Predator B aircraft

New raids hit Syria's Aleppo amid bids to end fighting

US in desperate bid to save Syria truce as Aleppo bombed

Iraq in political limbo after Green Zone storming

Iraqi forces retake road to isolated Anbar city

Navy deploys mission control system for unmanned helicopter


Raytheon submits Space Fence proposal to the USAF
Raytheon has submitted its proposal for the U.S. Air Force's Space Fence program. Space Fence, a large, S-band radar to be based in Kwajalein atoll, will be capable of detecting more and much smalle ... more

S. Korean space launch faces further delay
South Korea's third try to launch its first space satellite may again be put off due to a delay in getting a Russian replacement part, officials said Wednesday. ... more

Mr Xi in Space
The recent change of leadership in China has made foreign policy analysts very busy. Nobody is completely sure of how Xi Jinping will steer China, or how the somewhat opaque machinery of China's pol ... more
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Lonely planet: Orphan world spotted in deep space
Astronomers on Wednesday reported they had detected a planet that had strayed from its star system and was wandering alone in deep space. ... more

US to station powerful radar, space telescope in Australia
The United States military will station a powerful radar and a space telescope in Australia as part of a major refocusing of priorities towards Asia, the two countries announced Wednesday. ... more
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Russia loses contact with satellites, space station
Russia on Wednesday lost the ability to send basic commands to most of its satellites and segment of the International Space Station following a vital cable failure near Moscow. ... more

S.Korea postpones rocket launch: official
South Korea has postponed a key satellite launch until the last week of November because of delays in the arrival of rocket parts from Russia, a senior official said Wednesday. ... more

Cut in Russian link to space station not serious: NASA
NASA minimized the impact of a cut in Russia's communications link with the International Space Station on Wednesday and said the problem would likely be fixed with the hour. ... more
China's Chang'e-3 to land on moon next year

Moon crater yields impact clues

Study: Moon basin formed by giant impact

Rover's 'SAM' Lab Instrument Suite Tastes Soil

Mars orbiter back online after system swap

What Arctic Rocks Say About Mars: An Interview with Hans Amundsen

Get some bed rest - all 21 days of it

Latest China military hardware displayed at airshow

SciTechTalk: All work and no play?

Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft


Mars orbiter back online after system swap
NASA says its Mars Odyssey orbiter has resumed duty after switching to a set of redundant equipment not used since before the spacecraft's 2001 launch. ... more

Russian satellite system official sacked
Russia's defense industry housecleaning continued over the weekend when satellite navigation system designer Yuri Urlichich was sacked from his job. ... more

Sky-gazers in awe of total eclipse
Sky-gazers in northern Australia donned protective glasses as the clouds parted Wednesday to allow them to witness one of nature's greatest phenomena - a total eclipse of the sun. ... more

Latest China military hardware displayed at airshow
China on Tuesday showed off a new military drone and a model of a next-generation fighter plane as it builds up its own defence capabilities and seeks customers for its hardware. ... more
Training Space Professionals Since 1970

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S.Korea urges Russia to send rocket parts swiftly


Nokia buys 3D mapping firm in location services push


Astronomers Measure The Universe's Deceleration Before Dark Energy Took Over


Boss Quasars Unveil A New Era In The Expansion History Of The Universe


Lowell Astronomer, Collaborators Point The Way For Exoplanet Search


The 11-Year Solar Cycle Continues During Prolonged Sunspot Minima


High-Frequency Flux Transfer Events Detected Near Mercury


Clouds Could Explain How Snowball Earth Thawed Out


Buzz building for debut of Wii U videogame console


Making a better invisibility cloak

CERN collider to become the world's fastest stopwatch?

Study provides recipe for 'supercharging' atoms with X-ray laser

N.Korea carries out tests for missiles: think tank

What Arctic Rocks Say About Mars: An Interview with Hans Amundsen

Ariane 5's sixth launch of 2012

Quattro Group Gains Visibility And Control With Ctrack

Arianespace's fourth Spaceport mission with Soyuz ready for fueling

Surveying Earth's interior with atomic clocks

Get some bed rest - all 21 days of it

China's Chang'e-3 to land on moon next year

Lockheed Martin Board Elects Marillyn Hewson CEO and President And Member Of The Board

US, Israel wrap up major joint missile drill

N. Korea shipped missile parts to Syria: media

Lockheed Martin Completes On Orbit Testing of Second AEHF Satellite

The Skynet 5D secure telecom satellite is received in French Guiana for Arianespace's December Ariane 5 mission

No Japan-China-S.Korea meet planned at ASEAN

Russia nuclear envoy on snap visit to Iran: reports

Obama vows new push to solve Iran nuclear crisis

Lockheed Martin Continues To Supporting US Air Defense, Missile Warning and Space Defense Missions

China unveils attack helicopter at airshow: report

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