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February 26, 2013
'Vulcan' wins Pluto moon name vote
Mountain View, Calif. (UPI) Feb 25, 2013
In a voting campaign to pick names for two of Pluto's smallest moons one clear winner is "Vulcan," proposed by U.S. actor William Shatner of "Star Trek" fame. Online ballot casting allowing the public to vote for the name of two recently discovered moons of the dwarf planet - for now known as just P4 and P5 - ended Friday, with Vulcan in first place followed by Cerberus. Although a late addition to the candidate names the public could vote on, Vulcan piled up a big ... read more
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NASA Partner Orbital Tests Rocket, Newest US Launch Pad
NASA commercial partner Orbital Sciences of Dulles, Va., successfully conducted an engine test of its Antares rocket Friday, February 22, at the nation's newest launch pad. The company fired d ... more

Search for 'unparticles' focuses on Earth's crust
Evidence of a minuscule force that could exist between two particle spins over long distances could be lurking in magnetized iron under the Earth's surface. That is the conclusion of a new study by ... more

World's first "phonesat", STRaND-1, launched into orbit
Launched into a 785km Sun-synchronous orbit on ISRO's PSLV launcher, the spacecraft is an innovative 3U CubeSat weighing 4.3 kg and is the world's first "phonesat" to go into orbit, as well as the f ... more
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SSTL's 40th satellite platform launch: Sapphire reaches orbit
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) is delighted that the Sapphire satellite, developed by prime contractor MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) on an SSTL-150 platform, has been succes ... more


SpaceX 2 Launch Set for March 1
NASA and its international partners are targeting Friday, March 1, as the launch date for the next cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) ... more
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NASA Releases Glory Taurus XL Launch Failure Report Summary
NASA has released a summary report on findings from a panel that investigated the unsuccessful 2011 launch of the agency's Glory spacecraft. The satellite, designed to improve our understandin ... more

Russia to Aim for 15 percent of Global Space Market
Russia plans to increase its share of the global space market from the current 10 percent to 15 percent, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview published on Saturday. The ... more
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India test fires ship-based nuclear-capable missile

Iran nuclear deal to enter into force early January: deputy FM

Hague court begins hearing into South China Sea row

N. Korea slams South's live-fire drill

NATO head urges 'calm, de-escalation' after Russian plane downed

A Tornado With Rockets: New Russian Launch Vehicles Get Guided Missiles

Russia Develops New Tactical Missiles for Iskander-M System


Opportunity Is On A Rock Hunt
Opportunity is conducting the post-walkabout in-situ (contact) science campaign at different locations around the inboard edge of 'Cape York' on the rim of Endeavour Crater. On Sol 3214 (Feb. ... more

Big Nickel Rock Target Ahead
Opportunity is conducting the post-walkabout in-situ (contact) science campaign at different locations around the inboard edge of 'Cape York' on the rim of Endeavour Crater. On Sol 3221 (Feb. ... more

India rocket launches asteroid-spotting satellite
India launched a rocket Monday carrying seven satellites into orbit, including a Canadian orbiter that will scan for asteroids that could be hurtling toward Earth. ... more
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NASA Selects Science Instrument and Hardware for European Mission to Jupiter
NASA has selected key contributions to a 2022 European Space Agency (ESA) mission that will study Jupiter and three of its largest moons in unprecedented detail. The moons are thought to harbor vast ... more

Simulation systems are key assets
Personnel training systems using simulation technology remain a key aerospace and defense market as governments try to balance costs and operational needs. ... more
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India's 102nd space mission lifts off successfully
An Indian rocket Monday evening successfully placed in orbit seven satellites - the Indo-French satellite SARAL, the world's first smart phone-operated nano satellite, a space telescope satellite an ... more

Asteroid impact mission targets Didymos
ESA's proposed Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment mission now has a target: asteroid Didymos. The recent Russian meteor and, on the same day, our planet's close encounter with an even larger ... more

Apophis Risk Assessment Updated
A recent study has updated the impact hazard assessment for 99942 Apophis, a 325-meter diameter near-Earth asteroid that has been the focus of considerable attention after it was found in December 2 ... more
Water On The Moon: It's Been There All Along

Building a lunar base with 3D printing

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Opportunity Is On A Rock Hunt

Big Nickel Rock Target Ahead

India plans mission to Mars in 2013

Supersonic skydiver's records confirmed

Educator Teams Fly On NASA Sofia Airborne Observatory

Kennedy Engineers Designing Plant Habitat For ISS

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Discovering the birth of an asteroid trail
Unlike comets, asteroids are not characterised by exhibiting a trail, but there are now ten exceptions. Spanish researchers have observed one of these rare asteroids from the Gran Telescopio Canaria ... more

Northrop Grumman Delivers First Communications Payload for USAF's Enhanced Polar System
Northrop Grumman has delivered the first of two protected communications payloads for the U.S. Air Force's Enhanced Polar System (EPS) that will provide continuous coverage in the north polar region ... more

Journey to the Limits of Spacetime
Voracious absences at the center of galaxies, black holes shape the growth and death of the stars around them through their powerful gravitational pull and explosive ejections of energy. "Over ... more

Sweeping the Dust from a Cosmic Lobster
A new image from ESO's VISTA telescope captures a celestial landscape of glowing clouds of gas and tendrils of dust surrounding hot young stars. This infrared view reveals the stellar nursery known ... more
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