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November 20, 2012
ROCKET SCIENCE
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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SPACE TRAVEL

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
TIME AND SPACE

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
MARSDAILY

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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MISSILE DEFENSE

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


MISSILE DEFENSE

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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EARTH OBSERVATION

How many Russian Earth observation satellites will be in orbit by 2015?
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
TECH SPACE

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
French fighter jet deal: an Indian saga

US Air Force set to replace intercontinental nuke arsenal

N. Korea air show thumbs nose at sanctions

Russia jails space engineer for 7 years for treason

Syria's Aleppo reels from new wave of air strikes

U.S. intel agency renews contract for satellite imagery

Rouhani uses UN to hit US over nuclear deal

GPS NEWS

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
ROCKET SCIENCE

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
EARTH OBSERVATION

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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GPS NEWS

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
STATION NEWS

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
24/7 News Coverage
Caspian terns found breeding 1,000 miles farther north than previous record

Experts see few paths to planet-saving climate goal

Aerial pesticide 'key driver' of Zika's end in Miami: US

Two million people without water in Syria's Aleppo: UN

Shy pangolins need world spotlight to survive

Italy PM vows to restore quake towns to former glory

Great white sharks and tuna share super predator genes

STATION NEWS

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
EARTH OBSERVATION

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
EXO WORLDS

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

Moon crater yields impact clues

Study: Moon basin formed by giant impact


EXO WORLDS
NASA Rover Providing New Weather and Radiation Data About Mars

CU LASP package ready for MAVEN integration bound for Mars

Martian And Terran History Finding a common denominator


EXO WORLDS
NASA Selects Information Technology Flight Operations Support Contract

Europe, U.S. talk space program link

SciTechTalk: All work and no play?


EXO WORLDS
Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft

EXO WORLDS

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
DEEP IMPACT

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

Thuraya Launches Industry Leading Mobile
Thuraya Telecommunications Company has announced the certification of a suite of industry leading Solutions further enhancing its offer for the Media and Broadcast industry. At the heart of Th ... more
DEEP IMPACT

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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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

LLNL scientists assist in building detector to search for elusive dark matter material

MARSDAILY

Meteorites reveal warm water existed on Mars

TECH SPACE

AVX Introduces SMD Tantalum Chip Capacitors For Aerospace Applications

MARSDAILY

Instrument Delivered for NASA's Upcoming Mars Mission

MARSDAILY

Melt water on Mars could sustain life

MARSDAILY

NASA Rover Providing New Weather and Radiation Data About Mars

SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Selects Information Technology Flight Operations Support Contract

MARSDAILY

CU LASP package ready for MAVEN integration bound for Mars

SPACE SCOPES

Hubble Traps Galactic Fireflies

EXO LIFE

SETI Institute Major Donation From Qualcomm Chief Scientist Franklin Antonio

Black Holes and How to Use Them

RRSAT Signs Capacity For New MCPC Platform On Africasat-1A

SES Launches New iPpad Application To Showcase Fleet And Coverage

Mobile GPS Tracking capability on JCB ruggedized mobile phones

SES-4 Supports Telespazio's Growth In Brazilian Market

Astrium Services Extends Maritime VSAT Coverage

Instrument Will Observe Spiral Galaxy Near Big Dipper's Handle

Space station command changes

Europe juggles ambitions, constraints in talks on space

Mars radiation levels not lethal to humans

BOSS Quasars Unveil a New Era in the Expansion History of the Universe

Andrews Space To Manufacture Sinclair Rods

Lowell astronomer, collaborators point the way for exoplanet search

The curious shape of a supernova remnant in a star-forming cloud

Two days that decide Europe's space future: a citizen's briefing on ESA

Student Teams to Build and Fly Rockets With Onboard Payloads for NASA Rocketry Challenge

Astrium Americas established to provide world-class space capabilities to the North American market

DARPA's Advanced Space Surveillance Telescope Could Be Looking Up From Down Under

Combined Power Of Space Telescopes Finds Candidate For Most Distant Object Yet

NASA Rover Providing New Weather and Radiation Data About Mars

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