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November 20, 2012
Supersonic Decelerator Project 'On Track' for Success
Huntsville AL (SPX) Nov 20, 2012
NASA has completed three key milestones in its development of new atmospheric deceleration technologies to support exploration missions across the solar system. The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project, which is developing technologies to use atmospheric drag to dramatically slow a vehicle as it penetrates the skies over worlds beyond our own, completed three successful rocket sled tests of the "SIAD-R," a Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator, the first of three innovative decelerat ... read more
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Europe, U.S. talk space program link
European plans to join the United States in building a manned spaceship could see a British astronaut in space before the end of the decade, officials said. ... more

BaBar Experiment Confirms Time Asymmetry
Time marches relentlessly forward for you and me; watch a movie in reverse, and you'll quickly see something is amiss. But from the point of view of a single, isolated particle, the passage of time ... more

Martian And Terran History Finding a common denominator
A team of scientists, including Carnegie's Conel Alexander and Jianhua Wang, studied the hydrogen in water from the Martian interior and found that Mars formed from similar building blocks to that o ... more
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Israel's Iron Dome plays growing role in Gaza conflict
Iron Dome, Israel's much vaunted anti-missile defence system, is playing an increasingly important role in the growing confrontation between the Jewish state and Gaza-based militants. ... more


New Israeli anti-missile system gets ready
While Israeli forces battle a growing Palestinian missile onslaught from the Gaza Strip, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is getting ready to field test its newest anti-missile weapon, David's Sling and its Stunner interceptor. ... more
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The launch of the Resurs-P spacecraft was postponed till the first quarter of 2013. This remote sensing satellite was to replace the Resurs-DK Number 1 spacecraft launched in 2006, which has already ... more

Lockheed Martin Expands Range Of Cloud Computing Services for UK Government
Lockheed Martin UK has expanded its offering of cloud computing services available to the UK government after recently being selected to provide G-Cloud 2 IT support. This new contract succeed ... more
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Lockheed Martin Completes Critical Environmental Test on GPS III Pathfinder
The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force's next generation Global Positioning System III satellites has completed thermal vacuum testing for the Navigation Payload Element (NPE) of the ... more

South Korea's rocket launch likely to take place Nov. 29
South Korea's third attempt to launch a space rocket is expected to take place on Nov. 29 after it has been postponed due to a last-minute technical glitch, the government said Monday. After h ... more

China launches third environment monitoring satellite
China on Monday sent the third satellite in its "Environment I" family into the sky, sharpening its abilities in environmental monitoring and disaster forecasting. The launch marks the complet ... more
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Roscosmos Requests Glonass Project Contractor Head's Dismissal
Russia's Federal Space Agency has initiated the dismissal of Yuri Urlichich, who headed a Glonass project contractor, the space agency's head Vladimir Popovkin said on Monday. Urlichich lost his pos ... more

Three ISS crew return to Earth in Russian capsule
Three astronauts touched down on the snowy steppes of Kazakhstan on Monday in a flawless pre-dawn landing aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule after spending over four months aboard the International Space Station (ISS). ... more
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Station Crew Off Duty After Undocking
Following a long day overseeing the departure of three International Space Station crew members, Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford and Flight Engineers Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin enjoyed an ... more

What Goes Down Must Come Back Up
For most of the past two decades, the NASA and European Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and Jason-2 satellites have tracked the gradual rise of the world's ocean in response to global warming. In August 201 ... more

Rare image of Super-Jupiter sheds light on planet formation
An infrared imaging search with the Subaru telescope has captured a rare image of a "Super-Jupiter" around the massive star Kappa Andromedae (K And). The gas giant has a mass about 13 times that of ... more
China's Chang'e-3 to land on moon next year

Moon crater yields impact clues

Study: Moon basin formed by giant impact

NASA Rover Providing New Weather and Radiation Data About Mars

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Martian And Terran History Finding a common denominator

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Astronomers Directly Image Massive Star's 'Super-Jupiter'
Astronomers using infrared data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii have discovered a "super-Jupiter" around the bright star Kappa Andromedae, which now holds the record for the most massive star kn ... more

Leonid meteor shower comes around
Fragments shed by a comet are falling to Earth this weekend in the Leonid meteor shower. ... more

Thuraya Launches Industry Leading Mobile
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Rare meteorites created in violent celestial collision
A tiny fraction of meteorites on earth contain strikingly beautiful, translucent, olive-green crystals embedded in an iron-nickel matrix. Called pallasites, these "space gems" have fascinated scient ... more
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