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December 28, 2012
GPS NEWS
China launches Beidou as rival to GPS
Beijing (AFP) Dec 28, 2012
China has launched commercial and public services across the Asia-Pacific region on its domestic satellite navigation network built to rival the US global positioning system. The Beidou, or Compass, system started providing services to civilians in the region on Thursday and is expected to provide global coverage by 2020, state media reported. Ran Chengqi, spokesman for the China Satellite Navigation Office, said the system's performance was "comparable" to GPS, the China Daily said. "Signal ... read more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

SKorea retrieves NKorean rocket engine debris
South Korea has recovered what it believes to be debris from the engine of the long-range rocket launched by North Korea this month, the defence ministry said Friday. ... more
RUSSIAN SPACE

Russia Launches $70 Bln Space Program for 2013-2020
Russia will spend 2.1 trillion rubles (about $70 billion) under a state program for the development of the national space industry in 2013-2020, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

China forms key lab for cryogenic propellant
China has established its first key national laboratory for space cryogenic propellant research, which will provide technological support for the country's future space missions. Established i ... more
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LAUNCH PAD

Investigation into Proton Launch Anomaly Continues as Root Cause is being Evaluated
The Russian Commission, convened by Khrunichev, continues its investigation and is preparing a report concerning the root cause of the December 8th ILS Proton launch anomaly with the Yamal 402 satel ... more


GPS NEWS

China's Beidou system starts service in Asian-Pacific
China's indigenous Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) on Thursday began providing services to users in the Asian-Pacific region, according to a spokesman of the system. The services incl ... more
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MICROSAT BLITZ

Russian Rocket will launch Scotland's First Satellite
Scotland's first satellite will be launched from a Russian Soyuz-2 rocket in March 2013. UKube-1, built by Clyde Space in Glasgow, is now completing final testing at the company's headquarters befor ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

Sun online
Russian scientists have gained access to the data of the SDO solar observatory (NASA). The SDO Data Center is created in the Lebedev Physical Institute of the RAS. After the untimely breakdown of th ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US military's robot space plane lands back on Earth

Russia to Create Space-Based Ballistic Missile Warning System

COBALT delivers app-specific IO for established military application profiles

LockMart and NGC Deliver Payload for Fourth SBIRS Satellite

zero2infinity will launch nanosatellites from the stratosphere

Sierra Nevada Corporation Awarded Satellite Contract

With IRNSS-1C, India a Step Closer to Own Navigation Satellite System

ROCKET SCIENCE

Russia Designs New Spaceship
Russian space rocket corporation Energia has completed the technical design of a new manned spacecraft whose flight tests are due to begin in 2017, Energia President Vitaly Lopota said on Wednesday. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Russia upgrading booster rocket for NASA manned missions
Russia was modernizing a booster which U.S. space agency NASA would use for manned flights, a Russian rocket engine manufacturer said Wednesday. "We are adjusting the RD-180 engine for manned missio ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Russia to Launch New Light Class Carrier Rocket in 2013
The first launch of a new Russian light class carrier rocket has been scheduled for the beginning of 2013, Russia's Aerospace Defense Forces Commander Maj. Gen. Alexander Golovko said on Thursday. ... more
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MARSDAILY

Working Through the Holidays
Opportunity is on the inboard edge of "Cape York" on the rim of Endeavour Crater, positioned at a location called "Copper Cliff." Over the long holiday period, the rover has been stationary an ... more
TECH SPACE

Liquid crystal research, future applications advance
Contributing geometric and topological analyses of micro-materials, University of Massachusetts Amherst mathematician Robert Kusner aided experimental physicists at the University of Colorado (UC) b ... more
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Lake Erie increasingly susceptible to large cyanobacteria blooms

Loss of big predators could leave herbivores in a thorny situation

MARSDAILY

Russia May Join ExoMars Project in Q1 2013
The Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos and the European Space Agency (ESA) could sign a long-anticipated agreement on Russia's participation in a Mars research project in the first quarter of 20 ... more
TECH SPACE

UKube-1 Signs up for Launch and Completes Thermal Vacuum Testing
UKube-1 - the UK's first CubeSat mission and Scotland's first satellite - has 'booked' its journey into space on a Russian Soyuz-2 rocket. The launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrone in Kazakhstan is ex ... more
PHYSICS NEWS

Chinese scientists find evidence for speed of gravity
Chinese scientists revealed Wednesday that they have found evidence supporting the hypothesis that gravity travels at the speed of light based on data gleaned from observing Earth tides. Scien ... more
PHYSICS NEWS
Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride

NASA probes crash into the moon


PHYSICS NEWS
Russia May Join ExoMars Project in Q1 2013

Working Through the Holidays

Clays on Mars: More Plentiful Than Expected


PHYSICS NEWS
NASA Puts Orion Backup Parachutes to the Test

Satellite highs, suspension lows for Indian space sector in 2012

White House to honor scientists, inventors


PHYSICS NEWS
Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft

SPACE TRAVEL

Satellite highs, suspension lows for Indian space sector in 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 ... more
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
Russian space rocket corporation Energia head Vitaly Lopota on Wednesday rejected as a "non-market" measure the idea of establishing an engine holding company in the domestic space industry. "This p ... more
MOON DAILY

Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft
Russian space company Energia has completed the technical design of a manned spacecraft whose flight tests would be initiated in 2017, company officials say. ... more
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