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March 14, 2017
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China Develops Spaceship Capable of Moon Landing



Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
Chinese state media is reporting that the country's space program has developed a craft capable of both landing on the moon and flying in low-Earth orbit. The new spacecraft is claimed to be able to accommodate multiple astronauts, according to spaceship engineer Zhang Bainian, who Science and Technology Daily cited as comparing the forthcoming ship to the Orion craft currently in development by the European Space Agency and NASA. All six crewed missions of China's Shenzhou spacecraft, model ... read more

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Visions of the Future: Planetary Exploration Through 2050
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
When you're in the business of unlocking the secrets of the universe, making plans 40 years in advance doesn't seem like a stretch. That's why hundreds of visionaries from planetary science, astroph ... more
RAY GUNS
Inside China's High-Tech Space-Based Laser Arsenal
New Delhi (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
In an effort to counteract a network of US navigation, intelligence, and communication satellites capable of unmatched precision strikes, China is developing its own arsenal of electromagnetic railg ... more
INTERNET SPACE
SpaceDataHighway to reach Asia-Pacific
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Airbus Defence and Space announces the kick-off of EDRS-D, the third communication node of the SpaceDataHighway. Airbus Defence and Space will expand the EDRS-SpaceDataHighway with a third node, EDR ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Campaign Tests Parachutes Designed to Provide Astronauts a Soft Landing
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
A flight-sized boilerplate of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner touched down gently under parachutes against the backdrop of the San Andres Mountains in late February, providing a preview of how the spacec ... more
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International space docking standard updated
Paris (ESA) Mar 13, 2017
The International Space Station Multilateral Coordination Board has approved a major update to the station docking system standard. First released in 2010, the docking standard established a common ... more
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Tempe AZ (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Unlocking humanity's future as an interplanetary species is no simple feat. But students at Arizona State University and the Central University of Tamil Nadu in India are up for the challenge. The i ... more
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US Strategic Command Awards Contract for Human Space Flight Services
Washington (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
US-based Mantech Advanced Systems International has received an $8.6 million Air Force contract to provide services in support of the US Strategic Command (STRATCOM)'s Human Space Flight Support pro ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Bevy of quasars boosts understanding of galaxies' origins
San Francisco CA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Late last year, an international team including researchers from the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University announced the discovery of more than 60 extremely dist ... more
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Light From An Ultra-Cool Neighbor
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
This animation shows the amount of light detected by each pixel in a small section of the camera onboard NASA's Kepler space telescope. ... more
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Iota Orionis: Pulsating beacon of a constellation
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Astronomers from the BRITE (BRight Target Explorer) Constellation project and Ritter Observatory have discovered a repeating one-per-cent spike in the light of a very massive star which could change ... more


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Iran Postpones Rocket Carrier Launch Fearing US Threats
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
The Commander of IRGC Aerospace Force says Iran has put off a planned launch of a rocket carrier fearing threats from the United States. Iran has put off a planned launch of a rocket carrier fearing ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Volcano breath: Measuring sulfur dioxide from space
Houghton, MI (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Volcanoes erupt, they spew ash, their scarred flanks sometimes run with both lava and landslides. But only occasionally. A less dramatic but important process is continuous gas emissions from volcan ... more
GPS NEWS
Technology can reduce GPS outages from Northern Lights, researchers say
London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Scientists studying the Northern Lights say they think their research will lead to new technology to reduce outages from satellite navigation systems. ... more
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NASA's aerial survey of polar ice expands its Arctic reach
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
For the past eight years, Operation IceBridge, a NASA mission that conducts aerial surveys of polar ice, has produced unprecedented three-dimensional views of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, provid ... more

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Designing new rocket engines that don't blow up
Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The problem has haunted the space program since Apollo: the flame inside the rocket engine literally spirals out of control, producing forces that can cause the engine to explode. It's one of the reasons why some U.S. military and commercial satellite launches rely on Russian rocket engines to take them to space. Now, a team of researchers at the University of Michigan, Purdue University a ... more
Eglin AFB FL (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
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Cayenne (AFP) March 7, 2017
Europe launches fourth Earth monitoring satellite
San Francisco (AFP) March 5, 2017
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Opportunity Driving South to Gully
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 13, 2017
Opportunity is located just outside the rim of Endeavour Crater, less than half a mile (700 meters) away from the next big science objective, a gully. The rover completed the last in-situ science measurements inside Endeavour Crater on Sol 4657 (Feb. 28, 2017). Because of constrained data volume, Sol 4658 (March 1, 2017), was a dedicated 'atmospheres' day, a sol of just low-data volu ... more
Boulder CO (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Paleolake deposits on Mars might look like sediments in Indonesia
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 13, 2017
NASA Mars Orbiter Tracks Back-to-Back Regional Storms
Berkeley CA (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
New evidence for a water-rich history on Mars
China Develops Spaceship Capable of Moon Landing
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
Chinese state media is reporting that the country's space program has developed a craft capable of both landing on the moon and flying in low-Earth orbit. The new spacecraft is claimed to be able to accommodate multiple astronauts, according to spaceship engineer Zhang Bainian, who Science and Technology Daily cited as comparing the forthcoming ship to the Orion craft currently in developm ... more
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China to launch 6-8 latest navigation satellites in 2017
Wenchang, China (XNA) Mar 13, 2017
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UK funding space entrepreneurs
London, UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The UK Space Agency has awarded just under 150,000 pounds to three business incubation centres across the UK which will support entrepreneurs and small companies in the space industry. The Agency is working with UK industry to deliver world-class science innovation support, in line with the Government's Industrial Strategy, which emphasises the importance of science, innovation and skills. ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
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Kuwait Space Agency - a pipedream or reality
Orbiting in sunshine
Paris (ESA) Mar 13, 2017
Following three days of intensive work, mission control has declared the newly launched Sentinel-2B satellite fit and ready for commissioning. The 1100 kg Sentinel was launched on Tuesday atop a Vega rocket from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Joining its orbiting twin, the new satellite will double the high-resolution coverage from the Sentinel-2 mission for the EU's Copernicus env ... more
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Boston MA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
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Munich, Germany (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Polymer-coated silicon nanosheets - an alternative to graphene
Light From An Ultra-Cool Neighbor
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
This animation shows the amount of light detected by each pixel in a small section of the camera onboard NASA's Kepler space telescope. The light collected from TRAPPIST-1, an ultra-cool dwarf star approximately 40 light-years from Earth, is at the center of the image. Not directly visible in the movie are the seven Earth-size planets that orbit TRAPPIST-1. ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 09, 2017
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Beijing, China (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
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Technology can reduce GPS outages from Northern Lights, researchers say
London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Scientists studying the Northern Lights say they think their research will lead to new technology to reduce outages from satellite navigation systems. Researchers at the University of Bath in England found for the first time that turbulence does not take place within the Northern Lights and instead that unknown mechanisms are responsible for the outages of Global Navigation Satellite Sy ... more
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NASA finds missing LRO, Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiters
Washington (UPI) Mar 10, 2017
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said it has located its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft after disappearing for years. JPL said scientists found the spacecrafts orbiting the moon by using a new technological application found on ground-based interplanetary radar. "Finding LRO was relatively easy, as we were working with the mission's navigators a ... more
Tempe AZ (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Sun Devils working for a chance to induce photosynthesis on our lunar neighbor
Washington (AFP) March 12, 2017
Under Trump, the Moon regains interest as possible destination
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 03, 2017
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Mechanism underlying size-sorting of rubble on asteroid Itokawa revealed
Onna, Japan (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
In 2005, the Hayabusa spacecraft developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) landed on Itokawa, a small near-Earth asteroid named after the famous Japanese rocket scientist Hideo Itokawa. The aim of the unmanned mission was to study the asteroid and collect a sample of material to be returned to Earth for analysis. Contrary to scientific predictions that small asteroids are ... more
Mountain View CA (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
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Gottingen, Germany (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Long-Lasting Cryovolcanism on Dwarf Planet Ceres
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Taking earth's inner temperature
Cape Cod MA (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
The temperature of Earth's interior affects everything from the movement of tectonic plates to the formation of the planet. A new study led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) suggests the mantle - the mostly solid, rocky part of Earth's interior that lies between its super-heated core and its outer crustal layer - may be hotter than previously believed. The new finding, published Mar ... more
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How Arctic weather can improve mid-latitude forecasts
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Additional Arctic weather data raises forecast accuracy of Japan cold waves
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
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Solar storms trigger surprising phenomena close to Earth
Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Eruptions on the Sun's surface send clouds of electrically charged particles towards Earth, producing solar storms that - among other things - can trigger the beautiful Northern Lights over the Arctic regions. But the storms may also have a strong impact on the efficiency of communication and navigation systems at high latitudes. It is therefore important to study the phenomena. New resear ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
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Copenhagen, Denmark (UPI) Mar 3, 2017
Solar storms remove electrons from large portions of Earth's atmosphere
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
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Madison WI (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
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Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
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Washington DC (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Magnetic fields at the crossroads
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 07, 2017
NASA Wants to Create the Coolest Spot in the Universe


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