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February 01, 2013
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Russia-launched satellite plunges into Pacific: official
Moscow (AFP) Feb 01, 2013
A Russian rocket carrying a US telecommunications satellite plunged into the Pacific Ocean on Friday only moments after being launched from a mobile sea platform. "There was an accident during the Zenit rocket launch," a source at the Energia corporation that makes the Zenit-3SL rocket used to launch the Intelsat satellite said by telephone. "The rocket fell into the Pacific Ocean. We have formed a commission to figure out the cause." Energia chief Vitaly Lopota said the Russian rocket's eng ... read more
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SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Launches Next-Gen Communications Satellite
The first of NASA's three next-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), known as TDRS-K, launched at 8:48 p.m. EST Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. "TDR ... more
TECH SPACE

South Korean Satellite Makes First Contact with Ground
After a successful Wednesday launch, South Korea's scientific satellite made its first contact with a ground station on Thursday, the Yonhap news agency said. The country's Satellite Technolog ... more
LAUNCH PAD

NASA Launches Rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia
NASA successfully launched a Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital rocket at 5:50 p.m. EST this evening from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. During the flight, two red-colored lithium vap ... more
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TIME AND SPACE

New method of measuring the mass of supermassive black holes
In a letter to Nature, an international team of astronomers, including Marc Sarzi from the University of Hertfordshire, report the exciting discovery of a new way to measure the mass of supermassive ... more


SOLAR SCIENCE

NASA's SDO Provides First Sightings of How a CME Forms
On July 18, 2012, a fairly small explosion of light burst off the lower right limb of the sun. Such flares often come with an associated eruption of solar material, known as a coronal mass ejection ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA to Launch Ocean Wind Monitor to ISS
In a clever reuse of hardware originally built to test parts of NASA's QuikScat satellite, the agency will launch the ISS-RapidScat instrument to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure o ... more
EXO WORLDS

TW Hydrae: There's more to astronomers' favorite planetary nursery than previously thought
Using ESA's Herschel Space Telescope, astronomers including Thomas Henning from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg have used a new method to determine the mass of the planetary nur ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Pentagon scientists show off life-size robot

The battle of the Mr. Cools

China and rivals sign pact to ease maritime tensions

Dispute islands 'within scope' of US-Japan alliance: Obama

Kiev announces town 'liberated' but residents dumbfounded

Hong Kong, Philippines end emotional hostage row

Patria vehicles getting Saab communications electronics

SATURN DAILY

NASA's Cassini Watches Storm Choke on Its Own Tail
Call it a Saturnian version of the Ouroboros, the mythical serpent that bites its own tail. In a new paper that provides the most detail yet about the life and death of a monstrous thunder-and-light ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Sierra Nevada Corporation and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Partner On Dream Chaser Programs
Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems is pleased to announce Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company of Littleton, Colo., is joining the SNC Dream Chaser team. Lockheed Martin will be ... more
MARSDAILY

AAS Division For Planetary Sciences Issues Statement On Mars 2020 Program
The following statement from the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences was prepared in collaboration with the Planetary Society, the American Geophysical Union's Planetary ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

US Army SMDC Funds Andrews Space To Build Kestrel Eye 2 Earth Imaging Nanosat
Andrews Space (Andrews) has announced that they have been funded by the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command to design and deliver a Kestrel Eye Block 2 Earth imaging spacecraft as part of the ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Smartphone to hold integrated warrior gear
Soldiers on the battlefront will soon be able to run complex computerized warrior systems as integrated units on hand-held devices, including smartphones and tablets. ... more
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60% of China underground water polluted: report

Brain size matters when it comes to animal self-control

What gave us the advantage over extinct types of humans

Cyber buddy is better than 'no buddy'

Wildlife response to climate change is likely underestimated

How Australia got the hump with 1 million feral camels

Too many chefs: Smaller groups exhibit more accurate decision-making

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Superbubble DEM L50
This composite image shows the superbubble DEM L50 (a.k.a. N186) located in the Large Magellanic Cloud about 160,000 light years from Earth. Superbubbles are found in regions where massive stars hav ... more
SHUTTLE NEWS

Columbia space tragedy, 10 years on
NASA on Friday will commemorate the loss of the space shuttle Columbia and its seven astronauts a decade ago, a landmark incident that triggered the end of the shuttle mission. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Computer Models Explain How Galaxies Formed and Evolved
When most people think of astronomers, they envision scientists who spend time peering at stars and galaxies through telescopes on high mountain tops. Rutgers astronomer Rachel Somerville depends on ... 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
AAS Division For Planetary Sciences Issues Statement On Mars 2020 Program

Ridges on Mars suggest ancient flowing water

Changes on Mars Caused by Seasonal Thawing of CO2


STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Sierra Nevada Corporation and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Partner On Dream Chaser Programs

Iran's Bio-Capsule Comes Back from Space

NASA Launches Next-Gen Communications Satellite


STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Reshuffle for Tiangong

China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013

Mr Xi in Space

SPACE TRAVEL

Iran's Bio-Capsule Comes Back from Space
Iran announced on Monday that it has sent a monkey into the space on the back of Pishgam (Pioneer) explorer rocket and that it has brought back and recovered the living cargo. Iranian Defense ... more
IRON AND ICE

Record Setting Asteroid Flyby
Talk about a close shave. On Feb. 15th an asteroid about half the size of a football field will fly past Earth only 17,200 miles above our planet's surface. There's no danger of a collision, but the ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Site of space rocket launch to become home of S. Korea's space program
The Naro Space Center, the site of South Korea's space rocket launch, will be further developed into the home of South Korea's space development program that seeks to produce an indigenous s ... more
LAUNCH PAD

NASA Wallops Rocket Mission January 29 Prepping for Future Projects
A NASA rocket mission to test technology for gathering science data during future projects is scheduled for launch between 5:30 - 6:50 p.m. EST, January 29, from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in ... more
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    SPACE TRAVEL

    NASA Takes Strides Forward to Launch Americans from U.S. Soil

    VENUSIAN HEAT

    The tail of Venus and the weak solar wind

    STELLAR CHEMISTRY

    Cool, New Views of Andromeda Galaxy

    SOLAR SCIENCE

    Solar Variability and Terrestrial Climate

    MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

    Boeing Completes FAB-T Software Qualification Testing For AEHF and Milstar Birds

    RUSSIAN SPACE

    The fate of Baikonur: Will Russia's space gates Open?

    LAUNCH PAD

    Russia's Troubled Rocket Cleared for Launch

    MARSDAILY

    Curiosity Maneuver Prepares for Drilling

    SPACE TRAVEL

    Iran Takes First Step to Send Man to Space

    Mercury's crust likely made of magnesium-rich basalt

    Pay-TV giant BSkyB reports 10% rise in first-half profits

    S. Korea joins global space club with satellite launch

    Ridges on Mars suggest ancient flowing water

    Russia to use ballistic missiles to fight off asteroid threat

    Space Station Crew Uses Laser Channel to Beam Data

    Globalstar's satellites encapsulated and ready for installation

    Gilat's Wavestream Wins Contract with Honeywell for In-flight Connectivity

    Spacecom And Spacex Announce Agreement For Amos-6 Satellite Launch

    New tools enable high-res observations from anywhere with internet access

    Official: No crisis in Russia's space work

    NASA to recycle parts for science work

    Changes on Mars Caused by Seasonal Thawing of CO2

    Companies prepare commercial spacecraft

    Hubble Finds Appearances can be Deceptive

    Galileo's search and rescue system passes first space test

    No comparison between space programs of two Koreas

    Doubt Cast On Sir Bernard Lovell's 'brainwashing'

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    Lockheed Martin Receives US Army Contract for Guided MLRS Rocket Production

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