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December 27, 2012
SPACE TRAVEL
Satellite highs, suspension lows for Indian space sector in 2012
Chennai, India (IANS) Dec 27, 2012
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scored a century of launches in 2012 by putting into orbit four satellites, including the heaviest one built by it till date, entered a select group of nations that can build and launch radar imaging satellites (Risat) and held an international space summit in an impressive achievement for the internationally acclaimed space industry. The year began for ISRO with the launch of a new mission control centre at its rocket port in Sriharikota in Andhra Pra ... read more
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SPACEMART

Space Export Control Reform Passes House and Senate
Legislation reforming space-related export control has passed the House and the Senate and is expected to be signed by the President. The legislation is included in the National Defense Authorizatio ... more
SPACEMART

Energia Rejects Space Industry Engine Holding Idea
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MOON DAILY

Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft
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SPACE SCOPES

Hubble Eyes the Needle Galaxy
Like finding a silver needle in the haystack of space, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of the spiral galaxy IC 2233, one of the flattest galaxies known. T ... more


SPACE SCOPES

WMAP Team Releases Final Results, Based on Nine Years of Observations
Since its launch in 2001, the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) space mission has revolutionized our view of the universe, establishing a cosmological model that explains a widely diverse ... more
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VENUSIAN HEAT

A New State of Venus's Atmosphere
Observations from NASA's Pioneer Venus orbiter, which reached Venus in 1978, suggested that Venus's ionosphere had two states: a magnetized state with a large- scale horizontal magnetic field and an ... more
LAUNCH PAD

NASA's Space Launch System Core Stage Passes Major Milestone, Ready to Start Construction
The team designing America's new flagship rocket has completed successfully a major technical review of the vehicle's core stage. NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) will take the agency's Orion spacec ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Protests as S. Korea president defends US anti-missile system

State Dept. approves $821 million SM-2 missile sale to Japan

Suspect North Korean nuclear site identified: report

Lockheed demonstrates LRASM's surface launch capability

China slams US Republicans for 'groundless accusations'

Orbital ATK gets $182 million Missile Defense Agency contract

MBDA fires Brimstone missile from Apache helicopter

TECH SPACE

All Systems Go for Highest Altitude Supercomputer
One of the most powerful supercomputers in the world has now been fully installed and tested at its remote, high altitude site in the Andes of northern Chile. This marks one of the major remaining m ... more
UAV NEWS

Pentagon to sell spy drones for $1.2bln to South Korea
The Pentagon is going to sell four of the Block 30 versions of the Global Hawk high-altitude spy drones to South Korea, of which the US Department of Defense has informed Congress recently. Th ... more
MISSILE NEWS

Raytheon awarded $254.6 million for Tomahawk missile
The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a $254.6 million contract to procure Tomahawk Block IV tactical cruise missiles for fiscal year 2013. The contract calls for Raytheon to build and deliver Tomaha ... more
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SPACEWAR

Iran to Launch 2 New Home-Made Satellites Soon
Head of the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) announced on Saturday that the country is preparing to put two new home-made satellites, called AUT SAT and Sharif SAT, into orbit in the near future. "T ... more
SPACEWAR

Iran to unveil home-made satellite in Feb.: report
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
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NUKEWARS

S. Korea says North 'rocket' could reach US
North Korea's recent rocket launch amounted to the test of a ballistic missile capable of carrying a half-tonne payload as far as the US west coast, the South Korean defence ministry said Sunday. ... more
ICE WORLD

Antarctic ice sheet warming faster than thought: study
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TECH SPACE

Turbopump Bearing Blamed For Failed Russian Comsat Orbiting
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TECH SPACE
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TECH SPACE
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White House to honor scientists, inventors


TECH SPACE
Mr Xi in Space

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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
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
MICROSAT BLITZ

Iran to unveil home-made satellite in Feb
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DEEP IMPACT

Asteroid 2011 AG5 Given A Wide Berth In 2040 Encounter
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TECH SPACE

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SPACE TRAVEL

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MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

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DEEP IMPACT

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NUKEWARS

N. Korea leader urges development of bigger rockets

STATION NEWS

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RUSSIAN SPACE

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DEEP IMPACT

Quadrantids Create Year's First Meteor Shower

IRON AND ICE

"All-Clear" Asteroid Will Miss Earth in 2040

Smart SPHERES Fly High Aboard the International Space Station

Closest sun-like star may have planets

New meteorite suggests that asteroid surfaces more complex than previously thought

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Spiral Structure of Disk May Reveal Planets

NASA's Hubble Provides First Census of Galaxies Near Cosmic Dawn

Cassini Instrument Learns New Tricks

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The paths of photons are random - but coordinated

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DARPA developing robotic mule

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Landmark Year in Private Space Flight Development

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