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December 26, 2012
TECH SPACE
Turbopump Bearing Blamed For Failed Russian Comsat Orbiting
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Dec 26, 2012
Russian space agency Roscosmos experts say the destruction of a bearing inside the turbopump of the Briz-M upper stage's engine is the most likely reason for the initial failure of Russia's Yamal-402 satellite to reach its designated orbit, the Kommersant business daily reported on Tuesday. The satellite was launched from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan on December 8 but separated from its upper stage four minutes early, failing to reach the desired orbit. A four-step recovery plan develop ... read more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

US Firm Launches Reusable Space Rocket
The private US space engineering firm SpaceX released a video over the weekend showing its Grasshopper rocket making a short but important journey that could take space exploration to new heights: r ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Eighth Landsat Satellite Arrives At Launch Site
An oversized semi-trailer truck carrying NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) has arrived at its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in preparation for launch. This NASA ... more
STATION NEWS

New ISS crew docked at Space Station
The Russian Soyuz space capsule carrying Russian, Canadian and US spacemen successfully docked with the ISS on Friday with Roman Romanenko, Chris Hadfield and Thomas Marshburn safely floating inside ... more
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MICROSAT BLITZ

Iran to unveil home-made satellite in Feb
Iran Space Agency (ISA) has announced that it will unveil a new home-made satellite in February, Tehran Times daily reported on Sunday. Director of ISA, Hamid Fazeli, said Saturday that a new ... more


DEEP IMPACT

Asteroid 2011 AG5 Given A Wide Berth In 2040 Encounter
NASA scientists have announced that new observations of 2011 AG5 show that this asteroid, once thought to have a worrisome potential to threaten Earth, no longer poses a significant risk of impact. ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Boeing Completes Preliminary Design Review for Space Launch System Core Stage
Boeing and NASA on Dec. 20 completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the Space Launch System (SLS) core stage and avionics, validating the design of the rocket that will send humans beyond l ... more
TECH SPACE

Space Fence program moving forward
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center here recently put out a request for proposal to move the Space Fence program forward. Space Fence will be a system of up to two land-based radars, th ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Plunging oil price to reset global defence budgets: IHS

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

Russia Not to Deploy Units of Strategic Missile Forces in Crimea

India Considering Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Submarine

Challenging Russia, Ukraine moves to drop neutral status

US air strikes kill several IS leaders in Iraq: Pentagon

SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Puts Orion Backup Parachutes to the Test
NASA completed the latest in a series of parachute tests for its Orion spacecraft Thursday at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in southwestern Arizona, marking another step toward a first flight te ... more
NUKEWARS

N. Korea leader urges development of bigger rockets
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has ordered the development of bigger rockets, state media said Saturday, after Pyongyang sparked international condemnation with a long-range rocket launch. ... more
DEEP IMPACT

Christmas Sky Show
Just when you thought Christmas was over: At the end of the day on Dec. 25th, a pair of holiday lights will pop out of the deepening twilight. Jupiter and the Moon are having a Christmas conjunction ... more
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MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Raytheon's US Navy satellite terminals reach Full Rate Production milestone
Raytheon's Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT), which will be installed on more than 300 U.S. Navy ships, subs and shore stations, has successfully completed a Full Rate Production (FRP) review by the Nav ... more
STATION NEWS

Expedition 34 Spends Christmas in Space
Expedition 34 is the latest crew to spend Christmas aboard the International Space Station. The six-member crew, Commander Kevin Ford and Flight Engineers Chris Hadfield, Tom Marshburn, Roman Romane ... more
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North Atlantic signalled Ice Age thaw 1,000 years before it happened

Migrating 'supraglacial' lakes could trigger future Greenland ice loss

Clearing rainforests distorts wind and water, packs climate wallop beyond carbon

Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds

Hidden Movements of Greenland Ice Sheet, Runoff Revealed

Improving forecasts for rain-on-snow flooding

The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD

RUSSIAN SPACE

Energia Corp Lands $11 Mln Space Lab Contract
Space rocket corporation Energia has won a 350 million ruble (about $11 million) contract to design the orbital laboratory Oka-T-MKS, the state procurements agency said Friday on its website. ... more
DEEP IMPACT

Quadrantids Create Year's First Meteor Shower
A little-known meteor shower named after an extinct constellation, the Quadrantids will present an excellent chance for hardy souls to start the year off with some late-night meteor watching. ... more
IRON AND ICE

"All-Clear" Asteroid Will Miss Earth in 2040
Using the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawai'i a team of astronomers from the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy (IfA) have confirmed that the chance of asteroid 2011 AG5 impacti ... more
IRON AND ICE
Apollo's Lunar Dust Data Being Restored

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride

NASA probes crash into the moon


IRON AND ICE
Opportunity For Some Shoulder Workout At Copper Cliff

Clays on Mars: More Plentiful Than Expected

Charitum Montes: a cratered winter wonderland


IRON AND ICE
NASA Puts Orion Backup Parachutes to the Test

White House to honor scientists, inventors

What happens to plant growth when you remove gravity?


IRON AND ICE
Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft

ROBO SPACE

Smart SPHERES Fly High Aboard the International Space Station
On Dec. 12 engineers at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., and Johnson Space Center in Houston conducted an experiment using small, free-flying robotic satellites called "Smart SPHE ... more
EXO WORLDS

Closest sun-like star may have planets
An international team of scientists, including Carnegie's Paul Butler, has discovered that Tau Ceti, one of the closest and most Sun-like stars, may have five planets. Their work is published by Ast ... more
DEEP IMPACT

New meteorite suggests that asteroid surfaces more complex than previously thought
Meteorites that had fallen from an asteroid impact that lit up the skies over California and Nevada in April are showing scientists just how complex an asteroid surface can be. A new study published ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Boeing test breakthrough means more reliable connectivity on airplanes
Boeing has developed an advanced method to test wireless signals in airplane cabins, making it possible for passengers to enjoy more reliable connectivity when using networked personal electronic de ... more
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    ROBO SPACE

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