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February 08, 2013
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Ariane 5 delivers record payload off back-to-back launches this week
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Feb 08, 2013
On Thursday, February 7, 2013, Arianespace successfully carried out the 54th Ariane 5 launch in a row, orbiting two telecommunications satellites: Amazonas-3 for Spanish operator Hispasat, and Azerspace/Africasat-1a for the Azerbaijani operator Azercosmos 0JSC and the Azerbaijan Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies. First Ariane 5 launch of 2013 and a new record Today's successful mission, the 54th in a row for the European launcher, once again proves the reliability and a ... read more
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IRON AND ICE

New NASA Mission To Help Us Better Estimate Asteroid Impact Hazard
Every year, sensors designed to detect nuclear explosions see harmless bursts in Earth's upper atmosphere from the breakup of an asteroid a few yards across. Tiny asteroids are much more numerous th ... more
IRON AND ICE

Near impact: asteroid to narrowly miss Earth
Hold on to your hats: an asteroid will zoom within spitting distance of Earth next week, in what NASA said Thursday is the closest flyby ever predicted for an object this large. ... more
IRON AND ICE

A Possible Naked-eye Comet in March
Feb. 6, 2013: Far beyond the orbits of Neptune and Pluto, where the sun is a pinprick of light not much brighter than other stars, a vast swarm of icy bodies circles the solar system. Astronomers ca ... more
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GPS NEWS

Lockheed Martin Completes Major GPS III Flight Software Milestone
The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force's next generation Global Position System III satellites has completed a key flight software milestone validating the software's ability to prov ... more


EXO WORLDS

Kepler Data Suggest Earth-size Planets May Be Next Door
Using publicly available data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics estimate that six percent of red dwarf stars in the galaxy have Earth ... more
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Scotland's first satellite set to boldly go into orbit
Clyde-built nanosatellite set for Russian take-off as company reveals plan for US base Alex Salmond took a close-up view of Scotland's first satellite as the Glasgow-based team behind the miss ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Arianespace Launches Six Globalstar Birds Using Starsem Soyuz
Wednesday's successful orbiting of six spacecraft on a Starsem Soyuz mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome marks the wrap-up of launch services currently contracted with Arianespace by Globalstar for the ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Dispute islands 'within scope' of US-Japan alliance: Obama

China frees Japan ship after $28 mn paid in 1930s row

Raytheon touts ballistic missile defense weapon

Sweden to arm fighter jets with cruise missile 'deterrent'

N. Korea seals nuclear test tunnel: Seoul official

US Navy deploys Standard Missile-3 Block IB for first time

High Gain Amplifiers for Commercial and Military Radar Released by Pasternack

EARTH OBSERVATION

Avoiding a cartography catastrophe
Since the mid-nineteenth century, maps have helped elucidate the deadly mysteries of diseases like cholera and yellow fever. Yet today's global mapping of infectious diseases is considerably unrelia ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

NASA and ATK Complete Avionics and Controls Testing for SLS Booster
NASA and ATK (ATK) completed the second in a series of development tests for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) booster program on January 30 at ATK's Promontory, Utah, test facility. This key a ... more
SPACE SCOPES

WISE Feels the Heat from Orion's Sword
The tangle of clouds and stars that lie in Orion's sword is showcased in a new, expansive view from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. Orion, the famous hunter, is visible in ... more
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IRON AND ICE

NASA's Deep Impact Spacecraft Eyes Comet ISON
NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft has acquired its first images of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON). The images were taken by the spacecraft's Medium-Resolution Imager over a 36-hour period on Jan. 17 and 18, 201 ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

New "retention model" explains enigmatic ribbon at edge of solar system
Since its October 2008 launch, NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has provided images of the invisible interactions between our home in the galaxy and interstellar space. Particles emanati ... more
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Russia postpones planting of GMOs by 3 years

Minnesota projects offer hope and practical help to communities facing more extreme storms

China Considers Russian Satellite-Based Emergency Response System

Scientists Identify Source of Mysterious Low-Frequency Sound Heard for Decades in the Southern Ocean

Cow manure harbors diverse new antibiotic resistance genes

Study finds long-term survival of human neural stem cells transplanted into primate brain

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

A spiral galaxy with a secret
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope - with a little help from an amateur astronomer - has produced one of the best views yet of nearby spiral galaxy Messier 106. Located a little over 20 million lig ... more
SPACE SCOPES

2012: The Webb Telescope's Big Year of Progress
The James Webb Space Telescope marked another year of significant progress in 2012 as flight instrumentation was completed and delivered to NASA. The year brought forth the delivery of two typ ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Ariane 5 Arrives At Kourou For 4th Automated Transfer Vehicle Mission
The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's upcoming flight with an Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) resupply spacecraft has arrived in French Guiana, maintaining the mission pace for this industry-leading launc ... more
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Building a lunar base with 3D printing

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015


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Mapping Mars

Sampling Several Rock Targets

Weekend Test on Mars Was Preparation to Drill a Rock


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Ahmadinejad says ready to be Iran's first spaceman

Supersonic skydiver even faster than thought

Iran's Bio-Capsule Comes Back from Space


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Reshuffle for Tiangong

China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013

Mr Xi in Space

SOLAR SCIENCE

Enigmatic "Ribbon" Of Energy Discovered by NASA Satellite Explained
After three years of puzzling over a striking "ribbon" of energy and particles discovered by NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) at the edge of our solar system, scientists may be on the ve ... more
EXO WORLDS

Earth-like planets may be closer than thought: study
Scientists looking for habitable planets may not have to stray far from our galactic neighborhood, said a new study Wednesday, which calculated an Earth-size planet could be orbiting a red dwarf as near as 13 light years away. ... more
TECH SPACE

Largest prime number to date found
Thousands of volunteers, and their computers, have determined the largest prime number found to date - a 17 million digit number - a U.S. researcher says. ... more
IRON AND ICE

Asteroid 2012 DA14 - Earth Flyby Reality Check
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 Nea ... more
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