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March 06, 2013
SPACE TRAVEL
Sequestration and the Civil Space Industry
Bethesda MD (SPX) Mar 06, 2013
Amazingly, the space industry appears to have survived the so called "fiscal cliff" at the end of 2012. The next big and scary fiscal event is already upon us and it is called "sequestration." Although most of us were not familiar with this term prior to 2011, it has been around for some time. Technically, it is a legal term referring to the act of valuables being separated or taken into custody by an agent of the court and locked away for safekeeping. The intent was to prevent property or v ... read more
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A Window into Europa's Ocean Right at the Surface
If you could lick the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa, you would actually be sampling a bit of the ocean beneath. A new paper by Mike Brown, an astronomer at the California Institute of Technol ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

2014 maiden launch for Long March-7 rocket
China's indigenous carrier rocket Long March-7 will hopefully make its first launch in 2014, a senior official of the rocket's designing institute said on Friday. Liang Xiaohong, Party chief o ... more
IRON AND ICE

Comet to Make Close Flyby of Red Planet in October 2014
Comet 2013 A1 (Siding Spring) will make a very close approach to Mars in October 2014. The latest trajectory of comet 2013 A1 (Siding Spring) generated by the Near-Earth Object Program Office at NAS ... more
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Scientists at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Discover 18kg Antarctic Meteorite
A team of scientists working at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica have recently discovered a meteorite weighing 18kg embedded in the East Antarctic ice sheet, the largest such meteorite found in the reg ... more


SPACE TRAVEL

General Dynamics Modernizes Ground System Terminals for NASA's Next-generation TDRS Satellites
General Dynamics C4 Systems successfully completed critical ground system modifications and technology updates needed to support the mission of NASA's three, next-generation Tracking and Data Relay ... more
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LAUNCH PAD

Vega launcher integration continues for its April mission
The no. 2 Vega light-lift launcher has been fitted with its solid propellant third stage, marking another milestone in preparations for its April mission from French Guiana with a multi-satellite pa ... more
EXO LIFE

Discoveries Suggest Icy Cosmic Start for Amino Acids and DNA Ingredients
Using new technology at the telescope and in laboratories, researchers have discovered an important pair of prebiotic molecules in interstellar space. The discoveries indicate that some basic chemic ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China faces 'most complex time in history' at home and abroad - Xi Jinping

ATK supplying hardware, composites for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

Russian Rockets used by the US

21st Space Wing reaches inspection milestone

Lockheed Martin Contracted To Maintain MK-48 Torpedoes

Sensitive detection method may help impede illicit nuclear trafficking

China to boost space defense in 'new-type combat force'

VSAT NEWS

Gilat Peru Wins Contract with Peruvian Ministry of Education
Gilat Satellite Networks has been was awarded a three year contract by the Peruvian Ministry of Education to provide SkyEdge II-c hub and 'Aries' VSAT equipment, installation, maintenance and techni ... more
EXO WORLDS

The Birth of a Giant Planet?
Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have obtained what is likely the first direct observation of a forming planet still embedded in a thick disc of gas and dust. If confirmed, this discover ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Chinese probe in breakthrough outer space travel
China's second moon orbiter, Chang'e-2, has arrived in outer space about 20 million km from the Earth, marking a new breakthrough in the nation's efforts for deep space exploration, Chinese scientis ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Third radiation belt discovered with UNH-led instrument suite
Although scientists involved in NASA's Van Allen Probes mission were confident they would eventually be able to rewrite the textbook on Earth's twin radiation belts, getting material for the new edi ... more
TECH SPACE

SimCity rebuilt for modern life
A 10-year wait ends Tuesday with the arrival of 'SimCity,' a computer game that challenges players to build thriving cities in the face of conditions such as limited funds and climate change. ... more
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Earthquake simulation tops one quadrillion flops

Deforestation could intensify climate change in Congo Basin by half

Recycling industrial waste water

Building Better Soybeans for a Hot, Dry, Hungry World

Earliest ancestor of land herbivores discovered

Air temperature influenced African glacial movements

Moth study suggests hidden climate change impacts

TECH SPACE

3D printer wows world's top high-tech fair
Of all the futuristic gadgets on show at CeBIT, the world's top high-tech fair, few drew bigger crowds Tuesday than a 3D printer creating solid objects in plastic from a computer display. ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Space race under way to create quantum satellite
In this month's special edition of Physics World, focusing on quantum physics, Thomas Jennewein and Brendon Higgins from the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, Canada, de ... more
SPACEWAR

DARPA's New TERN Program Aims for Eyes in the Sky from the Sea
Effective 21st-century warfare requires the ability to conduct airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and strike mobile targets anywhere, around the clock. Current technologies ... more
SPACEWAR
China to use modified rocket for moon landing mission

Water On The Moon: It's Been There All Along

Building a lunar base with 3D printing


SPACEWAR
Short Bump Gets Robotic Arm Closer to Rock Target

NASA fixing computer glitch on Mars Curiosity rover

Inspiration Mars to Pursue Human Mission to the Red Planet in 2018


SPACEWAR
Sequestration and the Civil Space Industry

General Dynamics Modernizes Ground System Terminals for NASA's Next-generation TDRS Satellites

Chinese probe in breakthrough outer space travel


SPACEWAR
China to launch new manned spacecraft

Woman expected again to join next China crew roster

China's space station will be energy-efficient

IRON AND ICE

Dawn forging through the main asteroid belt
The indefatigable Dawn spacecraft is continuing to forge through the main asteroid belt, gently thrusting with its ion propulsion system. As it gradually changes its orbit around the sun, the distan ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Connecting the (quantum) dots
Recent research offers a new spin on using nanoscale semiconductor structures to build faster computers and electronics. Literally. University of Pittsburgh and Delft University of Technology resear ... more
DRAGON SPACE

China's space station will be energy-efficient
China's space station, which is expected to be completed around 2020, will set an example of green technology, a Chinese space scientist said. The space station will use a slew of cutting-edge ... more
DRAGON SPACE

China to launch new manned spacecraft
China's new spacecraft will be launched sometime between June and August, a spokesperson for the office of the country's space manned program said in a statement released Thursday. Three Chine ... more
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    Woman expected again to join next China crew roster

    TIME AND SPACE

    Playing quantum tricks with measurements

    SPACEMART

    Arianespace wins Australian broadband satellite contract

    BLUE SKY

    Formation of nanoparticles can now be studied molecule-by-molecule

    EARLY EARTH

    Feeding limbs and nervous system of one of Earth's earliest animals discovered

    STELLAR CHEMISTRY

    Light particles illuminate the vacuum

    MOON DAILY

    China to use modified rocket for moon landing mission

    GPS NEWS

    Tracking trains with satellite precision

    AEROSPACE

    Sikorsky, Boeing Propose X2 Technology Helicopter Design for US Army's JMR FVL

    CYBER WARS

    Bolstering US Resilience Against Cyberattacks On Critical Infrastructure

    Blueprint for an artificial brain

    SpaceX's capsule arrives at ISS

    Additional Details on the Large Fireball Event over Russia on Feb. 15, 2013

    Short Bump Gets Robotic Arm Closer to Rock Target

    China's first solid-fuel rocket to debut before 2016

    J-2X Engine 'Goes the Distance' at Stennis

    Inspiration Mars to Pursue Human Mission to the Red Planet in 2018

    Low Stray Light Ellipsoidal Mirror Helps Push the Boundaries of Solar Research

    NASA fixing computer glitch on Mars Curiosity rover

    Russian meteor misidentified by most

    Better workstations for drone operators may reduce mishaps

    Dragon Transporting Two ISS Experiments For AMES

    Cyber sleuths unravel Stuxnet mysteries

    Van Allen belt study reveals surprises

    Boeing Phantom Eye Completes Second Flight

    Scientists spot birth of giant planet

    USAF Awards Lockheed Martin Contract for Next Set of Infrared Surveillance Satellites

    Lockheed Martin Receives Long Range Anti-Ship Missile Contract From DARPA

    Brazil's submarine project well on way

    British troops to leave Germany by 2019

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