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January 30, 2013
NUKEWARS
S. Korea launches third bid to join global space club
Seoul (AFP) Jan 30, 2013
South Korea launched a rocket Wednesday in its third bid to put a satellite in orbit - a high-stakes challenge to national pride after rival North Korea succeeded in the same mission last month. A positive outcome after successive failures in 2009 and 2010 is critical to ensuring the future of South Korea's launch programme and realising its ambition of full membership of the elite global space club. The 140-tonne Korea Space Launch Vehicle (KSLV-I) blasted off at 4:00 pm (0700 GMT) from the Na ... read more
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RUSSIAN SPACE

Official: No crisis in Russia's space work
Despite a recent string of failures, rumors of a crisis in the Russian space industry are "absolutely wrong," the head of Russia's space agency said. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

NASA to recycle parts for science work
NASA says it is recycling parts used to test satellites to create an instrument for the International Space Station to measure ocean surface winds. ... more
NUKEWARS

Iran monkey in space 'masks missile plan'
Iran's claim to have lofted a monkey into space atop a Kavoshgar rocket as a step toward a manned space program is making headlines but Western experts worry it's really part of Tehran's quest for more powerful ballistic missiles. ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL

Companies prepare commercial spacecraft
NASA says three commercial companies now are engaged in activities to confirm commercial spacecraft are safe to carry crews to the International Space Station. ... more


SPACE SCOPES

Hubble Finds Appearances can be Deceptive
Globular clusters are roughly spherical collections of extremely old stars, and around 150 of them are scattered around our galaxy. Hubble is one of the best telescopes for studying these, as its ex ... more
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GPS NEWS

Galileo's search and rescue system passes first space test
The first switch-on of a Galileo search and rescue package shows it to be working well. Its activation begins a major expansion of the space-based Cospas-Sarsat network, which brings help to air and ... more
SPACE SCOPES

NASA Readies Chamber A For James Webb Space Telescope Fitout
NASA's "Chamber A" thermal vacuum testing chamber famous for being used during Apollo missions has now been upgraded and remodeled to accommodate testing the James Webb Space Telescope. When t ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch

China conducts land-based missile interception test

Lockheed Martin Selected For USAF Satellite Hosted Payload Initiative

Nano-sized Chip Sniffs Out Explosives Far Better than Trained Dogs

USAF will provide assured access to space

Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

Russia firing across border on Ukraine troops: US

SOLAR SCIENCE

Sounding Rocket Mission Offers Roadmap To Future Solar Missions
A NASA sounding rocket flight in 2012 captured five minutes of the highest-resolution images ever taken of the Sun's million-degree outer atmosphere, the corona. The new images have provided tantali ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Remote Sensing Solution Takes Wing Aboard Ultralight Aircraft
Using the Headwall Photonics Micro-Hyperspec VNIR sensor, Headwall's integration partner Alava Ingenieros (Madrid, Spain) will provide the worldwide scientific community with a completely integrated ... more
DEEP IMPACT

Celestial Sleuths Track Historic Meteor Procession To South Atlantic
A century ago, one of the most spectacular astronomical sights ever recorded lit up the skies when a grand procession of meteors blazed their way through the Earth's atmosphere. The event made headl ... more
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EXO LIFE

Exploring the Seafloors of Earth and Europa in search of exo lifeforms
Hydrogen sulfide is a poison gas that's lethal for humans even in very low concentrations. Yet, this compound-two parts hydrogen, one part sulfur-turned out to be the food source for bacteria that w ... more
TIME AND SPACE

More than one brain behind E=mc2
Two American physicists outline the role played by Austrian physicist Friedrich Hasenohrl in establishing the proportionality between the energy (E) of a quantity of matter with its mass (m) in a ca ... more
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Water, water - not everywhere: Mapping water trends for African maize

The microbes make the sake brewery

Leaf-mining insects destroyed with the dinosaurs, others quickly appeared

Rising temperatures hinder Indian wheat production

More than glitter

New perspective on agricultural plastic, debris burning, and air quality

The geography of the global electronic waste e-waste burden

MISSILE DEFENSE

Missile defense EEKV shows value
Raytheon's new enhanced Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle demonstrated its capability in a recent non-intercept homeland missile defense test. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA Awards Space Launch System Advanced Development Grants
NASA has awarded grants to nine universities for advanced development activities for the nation's next heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). The agency is providing approximately $2.25 m ... more
CHIP TECH

Quantum Communication: Each Photon Counts
Ultrafast, efficient, and reliable single-photon detectors are among the most sought-after components in photonics and quantum communication, which have not yet reached maturity for practical applic ... more
CHIP TECH
US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by


CHIP TECH
Is there life on Mars?

Opportunity At Work At Whitewater Lake

Thawing Dry Ice Drives Groovy Action On Mars


CHIP TECH
TDRS-K Offers Upgrade to Vital Communications Net

Companies prepare commercial spacecraft

NASA to recycle parts for science work


CHIP TECH
Reshuffle for Tiangong

China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013

Mr Xi in Space

TECH SPACE

Liquid metal makes silicon crystals at record low temperatures
A new way of making crystalline silicon, developed by U-M researchers, could make this crucial ingredient of computers and solar cells much cheaper and greener. Silicon dioxide, or sand, makes ... more
TECH SPACE

DNA and quantum dots: All that glitters is not gold
A team of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has shown that by bringing gold nanoparticles close to the dots and using a DNA template to control the distances, ... more
ICE WORLD

Deep ice shows Greenland was warmer; offers clued to future warming impacts
A new study by an international team of scientists analyzing ice cores from the Greenland ice sheet going back in time more than 100,000 years indicates the last interglacial period may be a good an ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

How to predict the future of technology
The bread and butter of investing for Silicon Valley tech companies is stale. Instead, a new method of predicting the evolution of technology could save tech giants millions in research and developm ... more
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    NIST's 'nanotubes on a chip' may simplify optical power measurements

    MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

    US Army Upgrades Manpack Radios For MUOS Network

    ROBO SPACE

    Engineers Building Hard-working Mining Robot

    ROCKET SCIENCE

    Dextre Refuels Mock Satellite and Aces a Major Test for Space Robotics

    ROCKET SCIENCE

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

    SPACE TRAVEL

    TDRS-K Offers Upgrade to Vital Communications Net

    SPACE MEDICINE

    Flies to hitch ride into space for heart study

    STELLAR CHEMISTRY

    Dung beetles follow the Milky Way

    EXO WORLDS

    The Origin And Maintenance Of A Retrograde Exoplanet

    TECH SPACE

    Supercomputer sets computing record

    Hi-C Mission Sees Energy in the Sun's Corona

    The 3D fireworks of a star

    N. Korea defiant over nuclear test

    Baffling pulsar leaves astronomers in the dark

    NASA Super-Tiger Balloon Shatters Flight Record

    First Ariane 5 For 2013 Ready For Loading

    NASA Officially Joins ESA's 'Dark Universe' Mission

    Six Globalstar birds set to fly on Soyuz from from Baikonur

    Betelgeuse braces for a collision

    Red Explosions - Secret Life of Binary Stars Revealed

    Chameleon Star Baffles Astronomers

    Astronomer Creates Computer Models That Help Explain How Galaxies Formed And Evolved

    Sun-Gazing Sorce Satellite, Designed To Last 5 Years, Turns 10

    Commercial Asteroid Hunters Announce Plans For New Robotic Exploration Fleet

    Scientists create tractor beam

    Is there life on Mars?

    Russia warns Kazakhstan in Baikonur cosmodrome dispute

    N. Korea threat 'merciless' retaliation on South

    China, Japan scholars seek way out in islands row

    Outside View: Demise of American politics

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