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January 21, 2013
Competition for hypersonic vehicles resumes
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Jan 21, 2013
The Russian Defence Ministry will start testing advanced hypersonic missiles in the coming summer. At present, Russia is conducting research in several areas of developing hypersonic technology, but it's unclear which will be successful. The work on hypersonic vehicles conducted by the Soviet Union and the U.S. during the Cold War was suspended after it was ended. But it has restarted now. Both countries are aimed at creating guided means of destruction which should be an alternative to interconti ... read more
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The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch
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Martian Crater May Once Have Held Groundwater-Fed Lake
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SES and Pactel sign multi-year capacity deal to provide internet access in Pacific Region
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NASA's IRIS Spacecraft Is Fully Integrated
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NASA Beams Mona Lisa to Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Moon
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Titan Gets a Dune "Makeover"
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Comet of the Century?
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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Russian military reveals rocket launching, flame throwing tank killer drone

Drones give scientists a new self-service approach

DARPA's Fast Lightweight Autonomy program takes flight


ISS to get inflatable module
The International Space Station's American segment will receive an inflatable module in 2015. NASA has awarded a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow Aerospace to provide a Bigelow Expandable Activity ... more

First Ariane 5 Launch For 2013 Ready With Two Birds
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US scientists find evidence of ancient Martian lake
A US spacecraft orbiting Mars has provided evidence of an ancient crater lake fed by groundwater, adding further support to theories that the Red Planet may once have hosted life, NASA said Sunday. ... more
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NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph Mission Satellite Completed
The spacecraft and science instrument integration for the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) - NASA's next Small Explorer (SMEX) Mission - has been completed, and final testing is underway ... more

Light From The Darkness
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Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Sustain Ground Station for Global Positioning System
Continuing a legacy of more than 30 years supporting the Global Positioning System, Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to sustain the ground control segment for the GPS satellite constellat ... more

Gilat and Huawei Partnering to Deliver Cellular Backhaul Solution to a SE Asian MNO
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An Astronaut's Guide
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Suborbital Space Research and Education Conference Scheduled for June 2013
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