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October 02, 2017
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
NASA pushes back launch date for James Webb Space Telescope



Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
NASA's new target window for the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope is between March and June 2019. The world's most powerful space telescope was previously scheduled to launch in October 2018. "The change in launch timing is not indicative of hardware or technical performance concerns," Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at the agency's D.C. headquarters, announced in a news release this week. "Rather, the integration of the various spacecraf ... read more

EXO WORLDS
MATISSE to Shed Light on the Formation of Earth and Planets
Paris, France (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
The MATISSE instrument is ready to be sent to Chile, where in the next few weeks it will be installed on the Very Large Telescope (VLT), the world's most powerful astronomical observatory. This achi ... more
EXO WORLDS
Glenn Tests Thruster Bound for Metal World
Cleveland OH (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
As NASA looks to explore deeper into our solar system, one of the key areas of interest is studying worlds that can help researchers better understand our solar system and the universe around us. On ... more
SPACEMART
GomSpace and Luxembourg to develop space activities in the Grand Duchy
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Sep 29, 2017
GomSpace Group AB and The Ministry of Economy in Luxembourg signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for their cooperation to develop, through a company in the Grand Duchy and 100% owned by GomSpa ... more
DRAGON SPACE
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China's Mars probe will carry 13 types of payload, including six rovers, in its first mission to the planet, scheduled for 2020. "The Mars exploration program is we ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE
Ariane 5 rocket puts satellites into orbit on second attempt
Cayenne (AFP) Sept 30, 2017
An Ariane 5 rocket put two commercial satellites into orbit after an initial attempt was aborted earlier this month, operator Arianespace said early Saturday. ... more
MERCURY RISING
Small collisions make big impact on Mercury's thin atmosphere
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
Mercury, our smallest planetary neighbor, has very little to call an atmosphere, but it does have a strange weather pattern: morning micro-meteor showers. Recent modeling along with previously publi ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launched three remote sensing satellites Friday on a Long March-2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The Yaogan-30 01 satellites will con ... more
IRON AND ICE
Unexpected Surprise: A Final Image from Rosetta
Paris (ESA) Oct 02, 2017
After more than 12 years in space, and two years following Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as they orbited the Sun, Rosetta's historic mission concluded on 30 September 2016 with the spacecraft desc ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Arianespace to launch COSMO-SkyMed satellites manufactured by Thales
Lyon, France (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
Thales Alenia Space, joint-venture between Thales and Leonardo, and Arianespace has signed a launch contract for two COSMO-SkyMed Second-Generation (CSG) satellites manufactured for the Italian Spac ... more
SPACEMART
SSL-Built Satellite for AsiaSat Begins Post-Launch Maneuvers According to Plan
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), Asia's leading satellite operator and SSL, a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, has announced that the hig ... more


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TIME AND SPACE
Ravenous Black Holes Define Type I Active Galaxies
College Park MD (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
For decades, astronomers have tried to pin down why two of the most common types of active galaxies, known as Type I and Type II galaxies, appear different when observed from Earth. Although both ga ... more
IRON AND ICE
Hubble Observes the Farthest Active Inbound Comet Yet Seen
Baltimore MD (SPX) Sep 29, 2017
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the farthest active inbound comet ever seen, at a whopping distance of 1.5 billion miles from the Sun (beyond Saturn's orbit). Slightly warmed by the r ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ
Kymeta Government Solutions Receives Two NASA SBIR Grant Awards
Redmond WA (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Kymeta-the company delivering on the promise of global, mobile connectivity-announced that its Government Solutions division has been awarded two grants via the NASA SBIR (Small Business Innovation ... more
NANO TECH
Application of air-sensitive semiconductors in nanoelectronics
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
A research group consisting of scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University, Germany and Venezuela proved vulnerability of a two-dimensional semiconductor gallium selenide in air. This discovery wil ... more



Fast-moving space industries create new ethical challenges
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Sep 29, 2017
It's an exciting time to be working in the space sector - particularly with Australia's recently-announced commitment to developing a space agency. But with advances come new challenges. Similar to technologies such as digital communications and robotics, advances in space science bring ethical dilemmas. What rights do space tourists have? How can we prevent space terrorism? Who should reg ... more
Greenbelt, MD (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
NASA's New Hubble E-Book Series Dives into the Solar System and Beyond
Moscow (Sputnik) Sep 24, 2017
Space Cooperation Between China, Russia Needs Long-Term Mechanism
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Mapping NASA's Space Missions
Arianespace to launch COSMO-SkyMed satellites manufactured by Thales
Lyon, France (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
Thales Alenia Space, joint-venture between Thales and Leonardo, and Arianespace has signed a launch contract for two COSMO-SkyMed Second-Generation (CSG) satellites manufactured for the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the Italian Ministry of Defense. The signing ceremony was attended by French President Emmanuel Macron and Paolo Gentiloni, the President of the Council of Ministers of the It ... more
Wellington NZ (XNA) Sep 29, 2017
New Zealand opens first rocket launch site
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
mu Space partners with Blue Origin to launch geostationary satellite
Cayenne (AFP) Sept 30, 2017
Ariane 5 rocket puts satellites into orbit on second attempt
Lockheed Martin unveils reusable water-powered Mars lander
Adelaide, Australia (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
A reusable, water-powered Mars lander that will allow humans to explore the Red Planet from an orbiting 'base camp' as early as the 2030s was unveiled Friday by US defence giant Lockheed Martin. Governments and private firms are collaborating on projects to send humans to new frontiers, with NASA planning missions next decade into the space between Earth and the Moon to prepare for trips to ... more
Adelaide, Australia (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
SpaceX's Musk unveils plan to reach Mars by 2022
Bristol UK (SPX) Sep 28, 2017
Research sheds new light on how Earth and Mars were created
Nagoya, Japan (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
The Mars 2020 Rover features new spectral abilities with its new SuperCam
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China's Mars probe will carry 13 types of payload, including six rovers, in its first mission to the planet, scheduled for 2020. "The Mars exploration program is well underway," said Zhang Rongqiao, chief architect of the Mars mission, at the Beijing International Forum on Lunar and Deep-space Exploration, which opened Wednesday. "The payloads will be used to co ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
Beijing (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Work on China's mission to Mars 'well underway'
The ESA 500: fostering start-up companies to use space technology on Earth
Paris (ESA) Sep 21, 2017
Thousands of new jobs and boosted local economies are the direct results from ESA's investment in young companies through its business incubation centres, which have now hosted more than 500 start-ups. From healthcare to manufacturing, sport to agriculture, the centres are an important driver for entrepreneurship and the creation of new businesses, as well as positioning Europe at the fore ... more
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Sep 29, 2017
GomSpace and Luxembourg to develop space activities in the Grand Duchy
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
SSL-Built Satellite for AsiaSat Begins Post-Launch Maneuvers According to Plan
Sydney (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Australia to create national space agency
Dosage formulations for anti-radiation drug being developed
Washington (UPI) Sep 26, 2017
Humanetics Corporation is to develop solid-dosage formulations of BIO 300, a drug to mitigate the toxicities of exposure to radiation. The drug, administered orally, is in clinical development by the Minnesota-based firm and is aimed for deployment to military personnel and first responders. Humanetics' work on dosage is the result of a $3.8 million grant from the U.S. Department ... more
Princeton NJ (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
Ultracold atoms point toward an intriguing magnetic behavior
Sapporo, Japan (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
UV-irradiated amorphous ice behaves like liquid at low temperatures
Nottingham UK (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
The 3-D selfie has arrived
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MATISSE to Shed Light on the Formation of Earth and Planets
Paris, France (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
The MATISSE instrument is ready to be sent to Chile, where in the next few weeks it will be installed on the Very Large Telescope (VLT), the world's most powerful astronomical observatory. This achievement is the outcome of 15 years of development, including a final year of testing at the Laboratoire J.-L. Lagrange (Observatoire Cote d'Azur/CNRS/Universite de Nice Sophia-Antipolis). The in ... more
Cleveland OH (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
Glenn Tests Thruster Bound for Metal World
Bern, Switzerland (SPX) Sep 28, 2017
Searching for Distant Worlds With a Flying Telescope
Hong Kong (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Scientists propose new concept of terrestrial planet formation
Solving the Mystery of Pluto's Giant Blades of Ice
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
NASA's New Horizons mission revolutionized our knowledge of Pluto when it flew past that distant world in July 2015. Among its many discoveries were images of strange formations resembling giant knife blades of ice, whose origin had remained a mystery. Now, scientists have turned up a fascinating explanation for this "bladed terrain": the structures are made almost entirely of methane ice, ... more
Irwindale CA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Global Aerospace Corporation to present Pluto lander concept to NASA
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 11, 2017
Pluto features given first official names
Laurel MD (SPX) Sep 14, 2017
Hibernation Over, New Horizons Continues Kuiper Belt Cruise
Lockheed Martin to invest in Submaran S10 submersible drone
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
Lockheed Martin is investing in Ocean Aero alongside Teledyne Technologies for the development of the Submaran unmanned maritime vehicle. The Submaran S10 is an autonomous unmanned submarine that is powered by solar and wind energy, giving it virtually unlimited endurance and letting it operate for months at a time. It can raise a small sail that can propel it at over 5 knots to conserv ... more
Cambridge UK (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Getting the measure of mud
Southampton, UK (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Scientists call for more research on how human activities affect the seabed
Onna, Japan (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
A sustainable future powered by sea
exactEarth Announces Agreement with Alltek Marine to Expand Small Vessel Tracking Service Offering
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
exactEarth Ltd. reports that its exactTrax small vessel monitoring technology is now incorporated into Alltek Marine Electronic Corp's (AMEC) AIS Tracking Beacon (TB560). The AMEC TB560 is a simplified Class B AIS device that offers an efficient and cost-effective vessel monitoring solution within AIS VHF transmission range. Now outfitted with exactTrax technology from exactEarth, which ex ... more
Beijing (XNA) Sep 15, 2017
BeiDou navigation to cover Belt and Road countries by 2018
Beijing (XNA) Sep 19, 2017
China's BeiDou-3 satellites get new chips
Denver CO (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
US Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin GPS M-Code Early Use Ground System Upgrade Contract
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Chinese moon missions delayed by rocket failure: report
Beijing (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Two Chinese lunar missions will be delayed by the failed launch of a powerful rocket in July, a state-run newspaper said, in a setback for the country's ambitious space programme. Beijing sees its multi-billion-dollar forays into space as a symbol of China's rise and the success of the Communist Party in turning around the fortunes of the once poverty-stricken nation. Officials are still ... more
Moscow (XNA) Sep 28, 2017
Russian space agency, NASA agree to co-build lunar-orbit space station
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 28, 2017
NASA, Roscosmos Sign Joint Statement on Researching, Exploring Deep Space
Adelaide, Australia (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA
Hubble Observes the Farthest Active Inbound Comet Yet Seen
Baltimore MD (SPX) Sep 29, 2017
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the farthest active inbound comet ever seen, at a whopping distance of 1.5 billion miles from the Sun (beyond Saturn's orbit). Slightly warmed by the remote Sun, it has already begun to develop an 80,000-mile-wide fuzzy cloud of dust, called a coma, enveloping a tiny, solid nucleus of frozen gas and dust. These observations represent the earliest si ... more
Paris (ESA) Oct 02, 2017
Unexpected Surprise: A Final Image from Rosetta
Huntsville AL (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
NASA's Near-Earth Asteroid CubeSat Goes Full Sail
Riga, Latvia (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Nanosat Fleet Proposed for Voyage to 300 Asteroids
Scientists monitor Silicon Valley's underground water reserves - from space
Buffalo NY (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Scientists have used satellite data to monitor underground water reserves in California's Silicon Valley, discovering that water levels rebounded quickly after a severe drought that lasted from 2012-15. The research points to the success of aggressive conservation measures. It also helps to lay the groundwork for low-cost monitoring of subterranean water reserves in California and elsewher ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
OSIRIS-REx views Pacifica on Earth Flyby
Hanover NH (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
How aerial thermal imagery is revolutionizing archaeology
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 25, 2017
A Box of 'Black Magic' to Study Earth from Space
Parker Solar Probe Gets Its Revolutionary Heat Shield
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
On Sept. 25, 2017, media were invited to see NASA's Parker Solar Probe in its flight configuration at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, where it is being built. The revolutionary heat shield that will protect the first spacecraft to fly directly into the Sun's atmosphere was installed for the first time on Sept. 21. This is the only time the spacecraft wil ... more
Paris (ESA) Sep 21, 2017
Solar antics
Daytona Beach FL (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Solar wind impacts on giant 'space hurricanes' may affect satellite safety
Washington (UPI) Sep 11, 2017
NASA captures significant solar flare
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New type of supercomputer could be based on 'magic dust' combination of light and matter
Cambridge UK (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
A team of researchers from the UK and Russia have successfully demonstrated that a type of 'magic dust' which combines light and matter can be used to solve complex problems and could eventually surpass the capabilities of even the most powerful supercomputers. The researchers, from Cambridge, Southampton and Cardiff Universities in the UK and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technolo ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
NASA pushes back launch date for James Webb Space Telescope
Houghton MI (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Detecting cosmic rays from a galaxy far, far away
Munich, Germany (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Molecular motors: Slowing the clockwork
Quantum twisted Loong confirms the physical reality of wavefunctions
Beijing, China (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Quantum mechanics, as a pillar of modern civilization, has benefited human society for a century, in which wavefunctions played a crucial role. In the past 100 years, what most people did was 'Shut up and calculate', and wavefunctions always gave us a correct probability list of measurement outcomes. However, the debate on the following deeper philosophical issue behind it still persists: ... more
College Park MD (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Ravenous Black Holes Define Type I Active Galaxies
Boston MA (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Two Stars, Three Dimensions, and Oodles of Energy
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
Mathematicians develop new models to describe ripples


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