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January 23, 2013
DRAGON SPACE
Reshuffle for Tiangong
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jan 23, 2013
2013 is set to be an important year for China's space program. We expect to see the first landing of a Chinese spacecraft on the Moon, in addition to a sequence of Earth satellite launches. We also expect another crew of Chinese astronauts to fly to Tiangong 1, China's first space laboratory. The launch of the Shenzhou 10 spacecraft, which will carry this crew to Tiangong, was originally expected before the end of 2012. Shenzhou 10's launch has gradually slipped over time, and now seems placed at ... read more
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RUSSIAN SPACE

We have ignition in Baikonur Conflict
Only 12 Proton-M launches were approved by Kazakhstan for 2013 instead of the planned 17. The decision has put the future of Russian-Kazakh space cooperation under further threat. What does fate hav ... more
MARSDAILY

NASA's Veteran Mars Rover Ready to Start 10th Year
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, one of the twin rovers that bounced to airbag-cushioned safe landings on Mars nine years ago this week, is currently examining veined rocks on the rim of a ... more
EXO WORLDS

New Evidence Indicates Auroras Occur Outside Our Solar System
University of Leicester planetary scientists have found new evidence suggesting auroras - similar to Earth's Aurora Borealis - occur on bodies outside our solar system. Auroras occur on several pl ... more
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STATION NEWS

NASA to Send Inflatable Pod to International Space Station
The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said it wants to send an inflatable space pod to be attached to the International Space Station (ISS) by 2015, which could lead to a compl ... more


MARSDAILY

Reull Vallis: a river ran through it
ESA's Mars Express imaged the striking upper part of the Reull Vallis region of Mars with its high-resolution stereo camera last year. Reull Vallis, the river-like structure in these images, is beli ... more
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EXO LIFE

Bubbling up Organics in an Ocean Vent Simulator
This week, fizzy ocean water and the alkaline fluid that bubbles up from deep ocean vents are coursing through a structure at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. that is reminiscent ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

Why NASA Scientists Observe the Sun in Different Wavelengths
Taking a photo of the sun with a standard camera will provide a familiar image: a yellowish, featureless disk, perhaps colored a bit more red when near the horizon since the light must travel throug ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran slams US as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

Space control Airmen ensure constant communication

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors

Founding Day of Air and Missile Defense Command of Aerospace Defense Forces

Twin crises could shape Obama's twilight years in office

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS

TIME AND SPACE

'Background' light of universe measured
The brightness of the background of light photons that has filled the universe since its formation has been measured for the first time, French researchers say. ... more
IRON AND ICE

US company aims to 'harvest' asteroids
A US company said Tuesday it plans to send a fleet of spacecraft into the solar system to mine asteroids for metals and other materials in the hopes of furthering exploration of the final frontier. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

NASA Selects Experimental Commercial Suborbital Flight Payloads
NASA's Flight Opportunities Program has selected 13 cutting-edge space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons and a commercial parabolic aircraft in 2013 an ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL

TDRS-K Offers Upgrade to Vital Communications Net
NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System will get an upgrade this month when the agency launches the first of a new generation of communications satellites to connect spacecraft to the ground ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Payload elements come together in Starsem's wrap-up Soyuz mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome for Globalstar
The Soyuz launch campaign for Globalstar's final batch of second-generation satellites has entered a new phase at Baikonur Cosmodrome, with the "stack" of six spacecraft now positioned in the facili ... more
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New branch added to European family tree

Study finds Great Barrier Reef is an effective wave absorber

Coral growth rate plummets in 30-year comparison

Nature of war: Chimpanzees inherently violent

New research decodes virus-host interactions in ocean dead zones

Sharks more abundant on healthy coral reefs

Saltmarsh recovery looks good, falls short

MARSDAILY

Possible Clues to Ancient Subsurface Biosphere on Mars
The subsurface environment on Mars may hold clues to the origin of life, scientists argue in a recently published research article led by Planetary Science Institute's Joseph Michalski. A large frac ... more
GPS NEWS

AFRL Selects Surrey Satellite US to Evaluate Small Satellite Approach to GPS
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has selected Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) to investigate cost reduction and augmentation of the current GPS constellation through the applicat ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Gamma-ray burst blasted Earth in 8th century: study
A mystery wave of cosmic radiation that smashed into Earth in the eighth century may have come from two black holes that collided, a study published on Monday says. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by


STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Possible Clues to Ancient Subsurface Biosphere on Mars

US scientists find evidence of ancient Martian lake

NASA's Veteran Mars Rover Ready to Start 10th Year


STELLAR CHEMISTRY
TDRS-K Offers Upgrade to Vital Communications Net

An Astronaut's Guide

Mathematical breakthrough sets out rules for more effective teleportation


STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Reshuffle for Tiangong

China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013

Mr Xi in Space

EARTH OBSERVATION

RapidEye Commits to Data Continuity; Discusses System Health and Life Span
RapidEye has announced a positive update on the health and lifespan of its satellites. In addition, Michael Oxfort has been appointed to lead the development of the company's data continuity strateg ... more
RUSSIAN SPACE

Russia to launch fewer Proton M rockets in 2013
Russia will carry out fewer Proton M launches in 2013 than planned, a Roskosmos source said. Such a reduction is connected with a decision by Kazakhstan's authorities to cut the number of rocket la ... more
SPACEMART

Ex-Im Approves Loan Guarantee to Finance Export of American-made Satellite to Spain
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized an $87.1 million guarantee of a loan extended by Credit Agricole and other European lenders to Hispasat Canarias S.L.U., a His ... more
VSAT NEWS

SES partners with O3b NETWORKS to provide internet capacity to Digicel
SES and O3b Networks have contracted Digicel to lease capacity on SES' NSS-9 satellite and O3b's Medium Earth Orbit fleet to provide high quality internet bandwidth for their cellular network in Pap ... more
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    MARSDAILY

    Opportunity Investigating Light-toned Veins in Rock Outcrop

    ROCKET SCIENCE

    Aerojet's AJ26 Engine Completes Successful Hot Fire in Support of Antares Rocket

    EXO WORLDS

    Glitch has space telescope shut down

    TIME AND SPACE

    Black holes growing faster than expected

    ROCKET SCIENCE

    Competition for hypersonic vehicles resumes

    OUTER PLANETS

    The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch

    MARSDAILY

    Martian Crater May Once Have Held Groundwater-Fed Lake

    VSAT NEWS

    SES and Pactel sign multi-year capacity deal to provide internet access in Pacific Region

    SOLAR SCIENCE

    NASA's IRIS Spacecraft Is Fully Integrated

    NASA Beams Mona Lisa to Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Moon

    Titan Gets a Dune "Makeover"

    Comet of the Century?

    ISS to get inflatable module

    First Ariane 5 Launch For 2013 Ready With Two Birds

    US scientists find evidence of ancient Martian lake

    NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph Mission Satellite Completed

    Light From The Darkness

    Landsat Senses a Disturbance in the Forest

    Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Sustain Ground Station for Global Positioning System

    Gilat and Huawei Partnering to Deliver Cellular Backhaul Solution to a SE Asian MNO

    An Astronaut's Guide

    Suborbital Space Research and Education Conference Scheduled for June 2013

    Robofish Grace glides with the greatest of ease

    New surfaces repel most known liquids

    Dynamic, dark energy in an accelerating universe

    NASA's Webb Telescope Team Completes Optical Milestone

    Jupiter Dances with the Moon on January 21st

    Israel upgrades missile-killer Iron Dome

    UN to sanction N. Korea space agency: diplomat

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