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February 02, 2013
SHUTTLE NEWS
Ten years on, US recalls Columbia shuttle disaster
Washington (AFP) Feb 1, 2013
With somber ceremonies, the United States on Friday commemorated the loss of the space shuttle Columbia and its seven-member crew on the tenth anniversary of the disaster. Columbia, NASA's first space shuttle orbiter to be put into service, disintegrated during re-entry on February 1, 2003, as it was ending its 28th mission. All seven astronauts on board died in the landmark incident that triggered the end of the shuttle mission. "Ten years ago, seven brave astronauts gave their lives in th ... read more
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SPACEMART

Russia-launched satellite plunges into Pacific
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 in Moscow's latest space failure. ... more
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
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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


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
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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
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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
New antenna brings enhanced capabilities to the battlefield

EU should do more for its own defence: Mogherini

US destroyer came 'dangerously close' to Russian ship: Moscow

Insitu gets Coast Guard drone contract

Lockheed's Q-53 shows drone tracking capability

Hesco achieves body armor certification

Exide Technologies gets $30.7 million DOD grant

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
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
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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
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
24/7 News Coverage
Could ancient wheat be the future of food?

Wind-blown Antarctic sea ice helps drive ocean circulation

Stanford scientists find 'water windfall' beneath California's Central Valley

Lionfish invading the Mediterranean Sea

Four newly identified genes could improve rice

From fire breaks to fire hazards

Household fuels exceed power plants and cars as source of smog in Beijing

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
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
SHUTTLE NEWS
US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by


SHUTTLE NEWS
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


SHUTTLE NEWS
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


SHUTTLE NEWS
Reshuffle for Tiangong

China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013

Mr Xi in Space

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
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
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NASA Wallops Rocket Mission January 29 Prepping for Future Projects

LAUNCH PAD

Payload preps continue for first Ariane 5 flights of 2013

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

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

White House backs embattled Pentagon pick

Warnings of Okinawa terrorism

Twitter hit by 'sophisticated' cyber attack

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