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January 18, 2013
STATION NEWS
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 http://community.topcoder.com/longcontest/?module=ViewActiveContests with competition ending Tuesday, February 5th at 18:00 GMT. Contestants must ... read more
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MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

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
CARBON WORLDS

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
ENERGY TECH

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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ROBO SPACE

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


SOLAR SCIENCE

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
EARTH OBSERVATION

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Back to square one

Number of Russian troops on Ukraine border rising: NATO

N. Korea may be closer to full ICBM test: US think-tank

N.Korea fires four short-range 'projectiles'

Congress receives FMS request notifications for Iraq

US launches 2 spy geo-satellites to track 'nefarious capability' of other nations

Javelin Joint Venture Demonstrates Vehicle-Mounted Missile Launch

SKY NIGHTLY

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
SPACE SCOPES

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
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

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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LAUNCH PAD

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
EXO LIFE

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
24/7 News Coverage
Huge waves measured for first time in Arctic Ocean

Worldwide water shortage by 2040

New research reveals Pele is powerful, even in the sky

Alaska fisheries and communities at risk from ocean acidification

Evolution in rainforest flies points to climate change survival

From Finding Nemo to minerals - what riches lie in the deep sea?

Underwater Elephants

OZONE NEWS

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
SKY NIGHTLY

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
MARSDAILY

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
MARSDAILY
US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by


MARSDAILY
Mars rover readies first rock drilling

Choosing the right people to go to Mars

ChemCam follows the 'Yellowknife Road' to Martian wet area


MARSDAILY
Orion Teamwork Pays Off

Iran renews plan to send monkey into space: reports

Mathematical breakthrough sets out rules for more effective teleportation


MARSDAILY
China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013

Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

EARLY EARTH

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
MOON DAILY

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
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
STATION NEWS

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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  • MARSDAILY

    Choosing the right people to go to Mars

    DRAGON SPACE

    China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013

    MARSDAILY

    ChemCam follows the 'Yellowknife Road' to Martian wet area

    RUSSIAN SPACE

    Soyuz rockets will be taking Americans to ISS

    MOON DAILY

    Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

    MARSDAILY

    NASA Mars Rover Preparing to Drill Into First Martian Rock

    MOON DAILY

    US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

    MARSDAILY

    Mars rover readies first rock drilling

    VSAT NEWS

    Hughes Awarded Order by EPA for Satellite Broadband Services

    GPS NEWS

    China promotes Beidou technology on transport vehicles

    Neon lights up exploding stars

    NASA Engineers Resurrect And Test Mighty F-1 Engine Gas Generator

    Asteroid deflection mission seeks smashing ideas

    Orion Teamwork Pays Off

    New study reveals gas that triggers ozone destruction

    ECAPS signs contract with Skybox for complete propulsion system

    Herschel intercepts asteroid Apophis

    Embassy Gathers Elite Group of Space Policy Chiefs

    Hubble Views a Dwarf Galaxy

    NASA's SDO Has Plenty of Content for Ultra HD TVs

    NASA's Robotic Refueling Demo Set to Jumpstart Expanded Capabilities in Space

    Nearby dwarf galaxy and possible protogalaxy discovered

    Notre Dame astronomers find massive supply of gas around modern galaxies

    Life possible on extrasolar moons

    A Jumble of Exotic Stars

    Iran renews plan to send monkey into space: reports

    Raytheon wins DARPA contract to design new military imaging satellites

    S. Korea satellite rocket launch set for Jan 30-Feb 8

    China media seize on Japan ex-PM's memorial visit

    Three dead in S.Korean fishing boat fire: Japan coastguard

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