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December 19, 2012
EARTH OBSERVATION
China launches Turkish EO satellite
Beijing (AFP) Dec 18, 2012
China early Wednesday "successfully" launched a Turkish earth observation satellite into orbit aboard a Chinese rocket, according to state media, hailed in Turkey as a "historic moment". A statement from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert said the satellite was launched at 12:13 am (1613 GMT Tuesday) and was delivered into its predetermined orbit by a Long March 2D rocket, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The satellite, jointly developed by Turkey's Spa ... read more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Beating Heart of J-2X Engine Finishes Year of Testing
NASA on Thursday took another step toward human exploration of new destinations in the solar system. At the agency's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, engineers conducted the final test-firing of ... more
ROBO SPACE

CU-Boulder team develops swarm of pingpong ball-sized robots
University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor Nikolaus Correll likes to think in multiples. If one robot can accomplish a singular task, think how much more could be accomplished if you had hun ... more
EXO WORLDS

Venus transit and lunar mirror could help astronomers find worlds around other stars
On 6 June 2012 Venus passed directly between the Earth and the Sun, in a so-called transit where the planet appears as a silhouette against the solar disk, something that will not happen again until ... more
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LAUNCH PAD

Payload integration complete for final 2012 Ariane 5 mission
The Skynet 5D satellite has joined its Mexsat Bicentenario co-passenger on Ariane 5, marking a new milestone in preparations for Arianespace's seventh and final heavy-lift flight of 2012 from the Sp ... more


SPACEMART

Loral Continues Corporate Office Restructuring
Loral Space and Communications Inc. reports that its board of directors has named Avi Katz, 53, to the role of president of the company. Mr. Katz, who replaces Michael Targoff, was formerly the comp ... more
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ESA's powerful new tracking station ready for service
A new satellite tracking station at Malargue, Argentina, will be formally inaugurated on Tuesday, completing the trio of deep-space stations and confirming ESA as one of the world's most technologic ... more
VSAT NEWS

Spatial FOG Released
Advanced Navigation and KVH Industries have announced their new Spatial FOG GNSS/INS. Spatial FOG is a ruggedized GNSS aided inertial navigation system and AHRS that provides accurate position, velo ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Signs N.Korea preparing bomb material amid nuclear test threats

China's Xi wraps up Pacific talks with Fiji aid boost

Sudan rebels claim raids on Blue Nile army bases

China defence minister brushes off fears over military growth

World powers discuss extending Iran deal deadline

Albania opens Hoxha's top secret Cold War nuclear bunker to public

Lockheed advancing technologies for U.S. Navy

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Experiment Examining a SLICE of the Interstellar Medium
When you look up at the stars at night, the space between stars looks empty. But, yes there is something there. It's called the interstellar medium. An experiment from the University of Colorado wil ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Math formula gives new glimpse into the magical mind of Ramanujan
December 22 marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of Srinivasa Ramanujan, an Indian mathematician renowned for somehow intuiting extraordinary numerical patterns and connections without the use o ... more
SPACE MEDICINE

Lights to combat astronaut insomnia
NASA says it will use lighting technology to help astronauts on the International Space Station sleep better during their "nights" in orbit. ... more
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MOON DAILY

NASA probes crash into the moon
Two NASA probes crashed into the moon on Monday after spending months gathering data by orbiting miles above the lunar surface, the US space agency said. ... more
SPACEWAR

Raytheon wins DARPA contract to design new military imaging satellites
Raytheon was awarded a $1.5 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract for phase one of the agency's Space Enabled Effects for Military Engagements (SeeMe) program. Dur ... more
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Geologists Shed Light on Formation of Alaska Range

From hurricanes to drought, LatAm's volatile climate

Volcano erupts in Cape Verde

Flooding fears mount in snowed-in area of New York state

Himalaya tectonic dam with a discharge

Seychelles poachers go nutty for erotic shaped seed

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

AEHF Team Completes Major Integration Milestone Ahead Of Schedule
The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin have integrated the system module for the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite six months ahead of schedule. The milestone marks the ... more
NUKEWARS

S. Korea retrieves N. Korea rocket debris
South Korea's navy has retrieved debris from the first stage of North Korea's long-range rocket, which will be analysed to determine its level of ballistic expertise, the defense ministry said Friday. ... more
EARLY EARTH

Discovery of tiny fossil new to science
'It is exciting to discover that a common group of fossils that we thought we knew a lot about may well have been hood-winking us as to their true identity, which we now realise because we have thei ... more
EARLY EARTH
GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride

No plans of sending an Indian on moon

Rocket Burn Sets Stage for Dynamic Moon Duos' Lunar Impact


EARLY EARTH
Enabling ChemCam to Measure Key Isotopic Ratios on Mars and Other Planets

Curious About Life: Interview with Darby Dyer

Charitum Montes: a cratered winter wonderland


EARLY EARTH
NASA Progressing Toward First Launch of Orion Spacecraft

New member of the exclusive space club

What happens to plant growth when you remove gravity?


EARLY EARTH
Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft

NUKEWARS

Russia to build new heavy ICBM by 2018 - Karakayev
Russia will have built a new heavy liquid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile by late 2018, a missile that will prove largely superior to all of its predecessors, including the world's mos ... more
NUKEWARS

Russia's Strategic Missile Forces global stability pillar
Russia's Strategic Missile Forces turned 53 years old on Monday. In the Cold War era, they acted as a deterrent to preclude war. Today, they act as a counterweight to America's global domination pla ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

U.S. seeks double Israel missile funding
Israel's defense industry got two big boosts this week. ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

N. Korea satellite appears dead: scientist
A satellite launched with fanfare last week by a defiant North Korea appears to be dead as no signal can be detected, a US-based astrophysicist who monitors spaceflights said Monday. ... more
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  • TECH SPACE

    Operation to "rescue" Yamal-402 a success

    SOLAR SCIENCE

    UI-led team confirms 'gusty winds' in space turbulence

    STELLAR CHEMISTRY

    Exploding star missing from formation of solar system

    MOON DAILY

    GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride

    SPACEWAR

    Rocket launch a timely lift for N. Korea leader

    STATION NEWS

    Station Crew Does Maintenance as Soyuz Rolls to Launch Pad

    STATION NEWS

    ISS Orbit Raised Ahead of Crew Arrival

    GPS NEWS

    KAIST announced a major breakthrough in indoor positioning research

    MARSDAILY

    Enabling ChemCam to Measure Key Isotopic Ratios on Mars and Other Planets

    MERCURY RISING

    BepiColombo Mercury Transfer Module Mass Properties Measurement

    Grains Gang Up to Bear Brunt of Missile and Meteorite Impacts

    Arctic town eyes future as Europe's gateway to space

    China Makes First Asteroid Fly By

    Rocket Burn Sets Stage for Dynamic Moon Duos' Lunar Impact

    No plans of sending an Indian on moon

    Asteroid Toutatis Slowly Tumbles by Earth

    NASA Progressing Toward First Launch of Orion Spacecraft

    New member of the exclusive space club

    An elusive effect measured during the last Venus transit

    Microquasar found in neighbor galaxy, tantalizing scientists

    NASA's EUNIS Mission: Six Minutes in the Life of the Sun

    Study Reveals a Remarkable Symmetry in Black Hole Jets

    Compact 40W P1db BUC provides higher output power with less energy

    Curious About Life: Interview with Darby Dyer

    X-ray Laser Takes Aim at Cosmic Mystery

    Meteor shower dazzles in night sky

    Research: Tiny robots may think as a group

    Tracking station going online in Argentina

    Brazil invests in rocket technology

    Raytheon awarded contract for SM-2 production

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