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February 06, 2013
IRON AND ICE
Asteroid 2012 DA14 - Earth Flyby Reality Check
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 06, 2013
Small near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass very close to Earth on February 15, so close that it will pass inside the ring of geosynchronous weather and communications satellites. NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office can accurately predict the asteroid's path with the observations obtained, and it is therefore known that there is no chance that the asteroid might be on a collision course with Earth. Nevertheless, the flyby will provide a unique opportunity for researchers to study a nea ... read more
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MARSDAILY

Sampling Several Rock Targets
Opportunity is moving around the inboard edge of "Cape York" on the rim of Endeavour Crater, performing in-situ (contact) science investigations. On Sol 3200 (Jan. 23, 2013), the rover complet ... more
MARSDAILY

Mapping Mars
Nearly 90% of Mars' surface has been mapped by the high-resolution stereo camera on ESA's Mars Express, which celebrates ten years since launch this June. The mosaic comprises 2702 individual ... more
MARSDAILY

Weekend Test on Mars Was Preparation to Drill a Rock
The bit of the rock-sampling drill on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity left its mark on a Martian rock this weekend during brief testing of the tool's percussive action. The successful activity, ca ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

DigitalGlobe and GeoEye Complete Combination
DigitalGlobe and GeoEye have completed their merger, creating a global leader in earth imagery and geospatial analysis. The combined company will trade on the NYSE stock exchange as DigitalGlobe und ... more


CONSTELLATIONS

Russia Set to Orbit Six US Telecoms Satellites
Russia will launch on Tuesday a Soyuz-2.1a rocket carrying six Globalstar-2 telecommunications satellites from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, the Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said. ... more
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TIME AND SPACE

Hubble Catches the Moment the Lights Went Out
The further away you look, the further back in time you see. Astronomers use this fact to study the evolution of the Universe by looking at nearby and more distant galaxies and comparing their featu ... more
EXO WORLDS

Are Super-Earths Actually Mini-Neptunes?
In the last two decades astronomers have found hundreds of planets in orbit around other stars. One type of these so-called 'exoplanets' is the super-Earths that are thought to have a high proportio ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Putin defiant in face of new EU arms sanctions

N. Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House

China's Xi approaches Mao in state media mentions: study

Beyond GPS: 5 Next-Generation Technologies

SES Awarded Hosted Payload Solutions ID/IQ Contract

RF detector for law enforcement, intel purposes in the wings

Ukraine army wrests control of part of MH17 crash site: rebels

SATURN DAILY

Cassini Sees Titan Cooking up Smog
A paper published this week using data from NASA's Cassini mission describes in more detail than ever before how aerosols in the highest part of the atmosphere are kick-started at Saturn's moon Tita ... more
MERCURY RISING

BepiColombo Mercury Planetary Orbiter Proto-Flight Mechanical and Propulsion Bus undergoes bake-out
The BepiColombo Mercury Planetary Orbiter Mechanical and Propulsion Bus Proto-Flight Model (the structure with integrated heat pipes and chemical propulsion subsystem) has been baked out in the Phen ... more
AEROSPACE

Twenty NASA Balloons Studying the Radiation Belts
In the bright, constant sun of the Antarctic summer, a NASA-funded team is launching balloons. There are twenty of these big, white balloons, each of which sets off on a different day for a leisurel ... more
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VSAT NEWS

TeleCommunication Systems Receives Incremental Funding From US Army For SNAP Deployable Satellite Systems
TeleCommunication Systems has received $3.4 million in incremental funding from the U.S. Army for equipment, field services support and maintenance of Secure Internet Protocol Router and Non-Secure ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Final checkout underway for the Starsem Soyuz launch with Globalstar spacecraft
The Soyuz launcher with six Globalstar spacecraft is poised for liftoff from Baikonur Cosmodrome on the final mission currently contracted with Arianespace for this mobile satellite voice and data s ... more
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Dinosaurs fell victim to perfect storm of events

New study confirms water vapor as global warming amplifier

Generating a Genome to Feed the World

Wisconsin mayfly swarm causes car accident

Climate experts estimate risk of rapid crop slowdown

Europe's habitat and wildlife is vulnerable to climate change

Invertebrate numbers nearly halve as human population doubles

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Massive stellar winds are made of tiny pieces
ESA's XMM-Newton space observatory has completed the most detailed study ever of the fierce wind from a giant star, showing for the first time that it is not a uniform breeze but is fragmented into ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

Seeing the Aurora in a New Light
On a cold February night in Poker Flat, Alaska, a team of scientists will wait patiently for the exotic red and green glow of an aurora to illuminate the sky. Instead of simply admiring the vi ... more
IRON AND ICE

Small Asteroid to Whiz Past Earth Safely
The small near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass very close to Earth on February 15, so close that it will pass inside the ring of geosynchronous weather and communications satellites. NASA's ... more
IRON AND ICE
Building a lunar base with 3D printing

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015


IRON AND ICE
Mapping Mars

Sampling Several Rock Targets

Weekend Test on Mars Was Preparation to Drill a Rock


IRON AND ICE
Ahmadinejad says ready to be Iran's first spaceman

NASA Launches Next-Gen Communications Satellite

A Hero For Humankind: Yuri Gagarin's Spaceflight


IRON AND ICE
Reshuffle for Tiangong

China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013

Mr Xi in Space

SPACE TRAVEL

Ahmadinejad says ready to be Iran's first spaceman
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday he is ready "to be the first man in space" under Iran's ambitious programme which aims to send a human being into orbit by 2020. ... more
MOON DAILY

Building a lunar base with 3D printing
Setting up a lunar base could be made much simpler by using a 3D printer to build it from local materials. Industrial partners including renowned architects Foster + Partners have joined with ESA to ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Flight Control Test-2 for SLS at ATK
An ATK technician performs one last check on the avionics test article for solid rocket boosters in preparation for the second Flight Control Test of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) at the ATK faci ... more
GPS NEWS

Trimble Introduces High-Accuracy Correction Service For Agriculture
Trimble has introduced a new high-accuracy correction service available to the agriculture market. The Trimble RangePoint RTX correction service is an introductory, cost-effective correction service ... more
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  • VSAT NEWS

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    VSAT NEWS

    SES and VimpelCom sign deal for additional capacity to serve Russia's Far Eastern regions

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    Big Sky Associates Helps NASA Adapt Mobile Technology

    GPS NEWS

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    Eutelsat Moves into New-generation In-flight Connectivity Services via KA-SAT

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    A Hero For Humankind: Yuri Gagarin's Spaceflight

    Students: are you ready to fly your satellites in space?

    Floating platform unharmed after Zenit launch failure

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    Herschel Finds Past-Prime Star May Be Making Planets

    Astrium wins ESA contracts to design Ariane 6 and continue development of Ariane 5 ME

    Study rebuts hypothesis that comet attacks ended 9,000-year-old Clovis culture

    International Team Observe 'Hungry Twin' Stars Gobbling Their First Meals

    Researchers develop model for identifying habitable zones around star

    Soyuz Ready For Close-Out At Baikonur For Globalstar Launch

    Northrop Grumman Completes All Flight Optics for Webb Telescope

    Stars can be late parents

    Prehistoric humans not wiped out by comet

    Gas promises bumper black hole weigh-in

    Internet wonders which monkey Iran sent into space

    Ten years on, US recalls Columbia shuttle disaster

    Russia-launched satellite plunges into Pacific

    NASA Launches Next-Gen Communications Satellite

    S. Korea leader says North may stage multiple nuke tests

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