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January 18, 2013
Competition Hopes To Fine Tune ISS Solar Array Shadowing
Glastonbury CT (SPX) Jan 18, 2013
TopCoder has announced the Longeron Shadowing Optimization Challenge, a $30,000, open to the public competition, to make the energy-gathering solar arrays of the International Space Station (ISS) more efficient by eliminating the shadows it casts upon itself at different points during orbit. Registration for the three week long competition is now open at with competition ending Tuesday, February 5th at 18:00 GMT. Contestants must ... read more
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Lockheed Martin Completes Work on US Navy's Second MUOS Satellite
Lockheed Martin has completed required system testing on the second satellite in the U.S. Navy's Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), designated MUOS-2. The satellite has been placed in storage to a ... more

Black carbon larger cause of climate change than previously assessed
Black carbon is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to the first quantitative and comprehensive analysis ... more

Fusion helped by collision science
An international team of physicists has calculated the efficiency of a reaction involving an incoming electron kicking out an electron from the metal beryllium (Be) or its hydrogen compound molecule ... more
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Game on: European student codes reach ISS
Operating droids in space was no obstacle for a German-Italian alliance to reach the finish line of the Zero Robotics tournament. The European winners commanded mini-robots to dodge virtual dust clo ... more


New Sunspots Producing Space Weather
On Jan. 13, 2013, at 2:24 a.m. EST, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection or CME. Not to be confused with a solar flare, a CME is a solar phenomenon that can send solar partic ... more
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Amazonas 3 in Kourou for Ariane 5 year-opening launch campaign
The HISPASAT Amazonas 3 satellite for Arianespace's first Ariane 5 mission of 2013 has arrived in French Guiana, marking the start of payload preparations for this year-opening dual-passenger flight ... more

Pleiades 1B captures its first images using e2v sensors
Pleiades 1B, the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) Earth observation satellite, has captured its first images using e2v high performance imaging sensors. Two types of e2v sensors (for ... more
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US missile shield spotlights divisions on handling N. Korea

S. Korea, US to discuss deployment of US missile system

S. Korea navy fires warning shots at North vessel

UN condemns N. Korea rocket launch, vows sanctions soon

UAE says in favour of US-led ground troops in Syria

Saudi intercepts Scud from Yemen

Japan steps up bid to win Australia submarine contract


Jupiter Dances with the Moon on January 21st
Stargazers in the Americas have an extraordinary opportunity on the night of Monday, January 21, 2013. Jupiter, the second-brightest planet, will appear less than a finger-width from the Moon throug ... more

NASA's Webb Telescope Team Completes Optical Milestone
Engineers working on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope met another milestone recently with they completed performance testing on the observatory's aft-optics subsystem at Ball Aerospace and Technolo ... more

Dynamic, dark energy in an accelerating universe
It was cosmology that drew Irene Sendra from Valencia to the Basque Country. Cosmology also gave her the chance to collaborate with one of the winners of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics on one of t ... more
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Africasat-1a to launch on first Ariane 5 launch in 2013
Pre-launch checkout is now underway in French Guiana with Azerspace/Africasat-1a, which is one of two satellite passengers to be orbited on Arianespace's first flight in 2013 with its workhorse heav ... more

Russian scientists get first ice samples from Antarctic Lake Vostok
Russian scientists have obtained first ice samples from Lake Vostok, a huge body of liquid water buried under the Antarctic ice. The scientists presume that the ice from the lake may have special ph ... more
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France's Cahors wine is new frontier for Argentina, China

Romania asks UNESCO to protect planned open-cast goldmine site


NASA Ozone Study May Benefit Air Standards, Climate
A new NASA-led study finds that when it comes to combating global warming caused by emissions of ozone-forming chemicals, location matters. Ozone is both a major air pollutant with known adverse hea ... more

Laser sends Mona Lisa into space
NASA scientists say they beamed an image of the Mona Lisa to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, in a test of communicating with a satellite using a laser. ... more

Mars image suggests ancient water flow
A European spacecraft has captured a striking image of a river-like structure on Mars believe formed when running water flowed in the distant martian past. ... more
US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Mars rover readies first rock drilling

Choosing the right people to go to Mars

ChemCam follows the 'Yellowknife Road' to Martian wet area

Orion Teamwork Pays Off

Iran renews plan to send monkey into space: reports

Mathematical breakthrough sets out rules for more effective teleportation

China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013

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China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media


Scientists reassemble the backbone of life with a particle accelerator
Scientists have been able to reconstruct, for the first time, the intricate three-dimensional structure of the backbone of early tetrapods, the earliest four-legged animals. High-energy X-rays and a ... more

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by
The US and European space agencies announced a new partnership Wednesday pairing a European cargo module with NASA's Orion space capsule, which aims to take astronauts into deep space. ... more

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

ESA workhorse to power NASA's Orion spacecraft
ESA has agreed with NASA to contribute a driving force to the Orion spacecraft planned for launch in 2017. Ultimately, Orion will carry astronauts further into space than ever before using a module ... more
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    Mars rover readies first rock drilling


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