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January 16, 2013
ROCKET SCIENCE
NASA's Robotic Refueling Demo Set to Jumpstart Expanded Capabilities in Space
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jan 16, 2013
In mid-January, NASA will take the next step in advancing robotic satellite-servicing technologies as it tests the Robotic Refueling Mission, or RRM aboard the International Space Station. The investigation may one day substantially impact the many satellites that deliver products Americans rely upon daily, such as weather reports, cell phones and television news. During five days of operations, controllers from NASA and the Canadian Space Agency will use the space station's remotely operated Spec ... read more
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SPACE SCOPES

Hubble Views a Dwarf Galaxy
The constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear) is home to Messier 101, the Pinwheel Galaxy. Messier 101 is one of the biggest and brightest spiral galaxies in the night sky. Like the Milky Way, Me ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Notre Dame astronomers find massive supply of gas around modern galaxies
Galaxies have a voracious appetite for fuel - in this case, fresh gas - but astronomers have had difficulty finding the pristine gas that should be falling onto galaxies. Now, scientists have provid ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

NASA's SDO Has Plenty of Content for Ultra HD TVs
A new kind of television made headlines at the 2013 annual Consumer Electronics Show in early January, 2013 - Ultra High Definition TV. With four times as many pixels as a current high definition (H ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL

Iran renews plan to send monkey into space: reports
Iran will try again to send a live monkey into space after a previous attempt failed in 2011, media reports said Tuesday quoting the space chief, who gave a launch date of before mid-February. ... more


STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Nearby dwarf galaxy and possible protogalaxy discovered
Peering deep into the dim edges of a distorted pinwheel galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major (the Great Bear), astronomers at Case Western Reserve University and their colleagues have discovered a ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA Prepares for Launch of Next Earth Observation Satellite
NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is scheduled to launch Feb. 11 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission, LDCM will add to th ... more
IRON AND ICE

Herschel intercepts asteroid Apophis
ESA's Herschel space observatory made new observations of asteroid Apophis as it approached Earth this weekend. The data shows the asteroid to be bigger than first estimated, and less reflective. Ca ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
New antenna brings enhanced capabilities to the battlefield

EU should do more for its own defence: Mogherini

US destroyer came 'dangerously close' to Russian ship: Moscow

Insitu gets Coast Guard drone contract

Lockheed's Q-53 shows drone tracking capability

Hesco achieves body armor certification

Exide Technologies gets $30.7 million DOD grant

STATION NEWS

Embassy Gathers Elite Group of Space Policy Chiefs
In a multi-session conference on January 9, Francois Delattre, the Ambassador of France to the United States, hosted "French Space Policy: Providing Insights on European Space Challenges and Opportu ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

A Jumble of Exotic Stars
This new infrared image from ESO's VISTA telescope shows the globular cluster 47 Tucanae in striking detail. This cluster contains millions of stars, and there are many nestled at its core that are ... more
BLUE SKY

NASA Chases Climate Change Clues Into The Stratosphere
Starting this month, NASA will send a remotely piloted research aircraft as high as 65,000 feet over the tropical Pacific Ocean to probe unexplored regions of the upper atmosphere for answers to how ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Raytheon's Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite on the Suomi NPP satellite lauded for "truly new" weather data
Raytheon's Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite was the focus of a high-profile panel discussion at this week's annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society. The consensus among the pan ... more
EXO LIFE

Life possible on extrasolar moons
In their search for habitable worlds, astronomers have started to consider exomoons, or those likely orbiting planets outside the solar system. In a new study, a pair of researchers has found that e ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Could ancient wheat be the future of food?

Wind-blown Antarctic sea ice helps drive ocean circulation

Stanford scientists find 'water windfall' beneath California's Central Valley

Lionfish invading the Mediterranean Sea

Four newly identified genes could improve rice

From fire breaks to fire hazards

Household fuels exceed power plants and cars as source of smog in Beijing

SPACEWAR

China Voice: Cold War mentality fuels US satellite export prejudice
Despite counting itself among China's "partners," the United States has failed to follow through on its promises. Last week, the U.S. decided to maintain its controls on satellite exports to China, ... more
SPACE SCOPES

Australian observatory survives wildfire
Telescopes at a global astronomy research hub appear to have survived a devastating Australian bushfire that destroyed nearby homes and damaged several buildings on the site, officials said on Monday. ... more
RUSSIAN SPACE

Moscow still waits Astana's response on Baikonur spaceport use prospects
Russia's still has not received an official response from Kazakhstan to its note issued on December 13, 2012 regarding the prospects of using the Baikonur space port, a source with the national spac ... more
RUSSIAN SPACE
Mission would drag asteroid to the moon

Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride


RUSSIAN SPACE
Mars One announces requirements for Red Planet colonists

Opportunity Heading Toward Light-Toned Veins

Bacteria In Rio Tinto Could Be Like Those On Mars


RUSSIAN SPACE
Unilever Buys 22 Flights On XCOR Lynx Suborbiter For AXE Campaign

Iran renews plan to send monkey into space: reports

AXE to Send 22 Guys to Space with New Apollo Campaign


RUSSIAN SPACE
Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Cloudy Mystery Bursts From Milkyway Center
It's the mystery of the curiously dense cloud. And astronomers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) are on the case. Near the crowded galactic center, where billowing clouds of gas an ... more
OUTER PLANETS

New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout
Like many of us, New Horizons is starting the new year with a workout regimen. After six months of cruising quietly through the outer solar system, NASA's Pluto-bound spacecraft came out of hibernat ... more
CONSTELLATIONS

Orbcomm Completes Term Loan Financing with AIG for Growth Capital
Orbcomm Inc. has completed a debt financing in the form of a five-year term loan through a Senior Secured Note Agreement in the principal amount of $45 million with AIG Asset Management (U.S.), LLC. ... more
TIME AND SPACE

A rock is a clock: Physicist uses matter to tell time
Ever since he was a kid growing up in Germany, Holger Muller has been asking himself a fundamental question: What is time? That question has now led Muller, an associate professor of physics at the ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

MDA awarded contract to build three radar satellites

SPACE TRAVEL

Unilever Buys 22 Flights On XCOR Lynx Suborbiter For AXE Campaign

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

TS Receives Funding For SNAP Deployable Satellite Systems Equipment

MISSILE DEFENSE

Lockheed Martin Receives Contract for Production of PAC-3 Missiles

SPACEWAR

White House uses humor to kill 'Death Star' petition

NUKEWARS

N. Korea tells China planning nuclear test: report

UAV NEWS

TerraLuma Selects Headwall's Micro Hyperspec for UAV Applications

UAV NEWS

Northrop Grumman, Cassidian Fly First Sensor-Equipped Euro Hawk

TECH SPACE

Study reveals ordinary glass's extraordinary properties

TECH SPACE

Chemical modules that mimic predator-prey and other behaviors

Bottom-up approach provides first characterization of pyroelectric nanomaterials

Faulty Behavior

Animals flourished among lush plants during the Jurassic

Antarctic lake reached after millennia

Russia calms fears over 'asteroid danger'

Magma in mantle has deep impact

Russian astronomers discover new huge comet

Russia plans replacement for Soyuz rocket

Anti-aircraft laser weapon demonstrated

NASA Rules Out Earth Impact in 2036 for Asteroid Apophis

Robot Spheres in zero-gravity action

Radio telescopes give clues to structure, history of Milky Way

The Supernova That Cried Wolf

Bacteria In Rio Tinto Could Be Like Those On Mars

First "Bone" of the Milky Way Identified

Adaptive Optics Brings Remarkable Details To Stellar Nursery

Opportunity Heading Toward Light-Toned Veins

Mars One announces requirements for Red Planet colonists

Roscosmos Releases Report On Proton Launch Anomaly

Canada Launches Final Stage of RADARSAT Project

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