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October 11, 2017
GPS NEWS
Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Satellite receives green light from Air Force



Washington (UPI) Oct 10, 2017
The U.S. Air Force has given their final acceptance approval to Lockheed Martin's GPS III satellite, the company announced on Tuesday. The available for launch designation, or AFL, from the Air Force is the final stage in accepting new technology under Department of Defense regulations. Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Space Vehicle or GPS III SV01 is expected to deploy in 2018, according to the company, and is said to bring "new capabilities to U.S. and allied military forces, and a new civil s ... read more

SPACE TRAVEL
US spacewalkers install 'new eyes' at space station
Miami (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Two US astronauts installed a high-definition video camera at the International Space Station Tuesday and made more progress on repairs to the lab's robotic arm, NASA said. ... more
SPACEMART
SpaceX launches 10 satellites for Iridium mobile network
Los Angeles (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket on Monday carrying 10 satellites to bolster the global data communications network for Virginia-based company, Iridium. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
ASPIRE Successfully Launches from NASA Wallops
Wallops Flight Facility VA (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
A NASA Black Brant IX sounding rocket carrying a parachute test platform was successfully launched at 6:45 a.m. EST, October 4, from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The 58-fo ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
China launches remote sensing satellite for Venezuela
Beijing (XNA) Oct 10, 2017
China launched Venezuela's remote sensing satellite, VRSS-2, into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi desert at 12:13 on Monday. The VRSS-2 was th ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION
Sentinel-5P poised for liftoff
Paris (ESA) Oct 10, 2017
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled two days before launch, set for Friday ... more
MARSDAILY
Russian Space Research Institute Announces July 2020 Date for Mission to Mars
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 10, 2017
According to the head of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Space Research Institute, the launch of the ExoMars-2020 mission, which will send a European rover to the red planet, is scheduled for July ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Roscosmos: International Space Exploration to Continue Despite Geopolitical Situation
Paris (Sputnik) Oct 10, 2017
Russian state space corporation claims that complicated geopolitical situation is unlikely to have a negative impact on the development of the international cooperation in space exploration. C ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
DARPA Awards Aerojet Rocketdyne Contract to Develop Hypersonic Advanced Full Range Engine
Sacramento CA (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Aerojet Rocketdyne has entered into an agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and ground test an innovative propulsion system under the agency's Advanced Ful ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
US to sell $15 bn THAAD missile defense to Saudi Arabia
Washington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
The US government has approved the sale to Saudi Arabia of the advanced Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system for $15 billion, the State Department said Friday. ... more
ENERGY TECH
Tesla delays truck launch, eyes battery power for Puerto Rico
Washington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Tesla said Friday it was delaying the planned launch of its electric transport truck, diverting resources to step up production of its Model 3 sedan and to produce batteries for storm-ravaged Puerto Rico. ... more


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NUKEWARS
Air Force contracts for upgraded ICBM launch system
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Lockheed Martin and Rockwell Collins are to upgrade a system enabling aircraft to control the ground launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles, the Air Force announced this week. ... more
UAV NEWS
Boeing to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Boeing reports it will acquire Virginia-based Aurora Flight Sciences to accelerate the airplane manufacturer's development of autonomous aerospace vehicles. ... more
TECTONICS
Earth's tectonic plates are weaker than once thought
Philadelphia PA (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
No one can travel inside the earth to study what happens there. So scientists must do their best to replicate real-world conditions inside the lab. "We are interested in large-scale geophysical proc ... more
ROBO SPACE
Sensitivity to time improves performance at remotely controlling devices
Raleigh NC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
A new study from North Carolina State University finds that people who are more sensitive to the passage of time are better at accounting for the latency - or time lag - inherent in remotely control ... more



Roscosmos: International Space Exploration to Continue Despite Geopolitical Situation
Paris (Sputnik) Oct 10, 2017
Russian state space corporation claims that complicated geopolitical situation is unlikely to have a negative impact on the development of the international cooperation in space exploration. Complicated geopolitical situation is unlikely to have a negative impact on the development of the international cooperation in space exploration, Russia's Roscosmos state space corporation Deputy Dire ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Alaska antenna to improve NASA's space communications system
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
NASA May Extend BEAM's Time on the International Space Station
Miami (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
US spacewalkers install 'new eyes' at space station
DARPA Awards Aerojet Rocketdyne Contract to Develop Hypersonic Advanced Full Range Engine
Sacramento CA (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Aerojet Rocketdyne has entered into an agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and ground test an innovative propulsion system under the agency's Advanced Full Range Engine (AFRE) program. "Through the AFRE program, we aim to mature the design and component technologies and bring them together to conduct a full system-level Turbine Based Combined Cyc ... more
Wallops Flight Facility VA (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
ASPIRE Successfully Launches from NASA Wallops
Lyon, France (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
Arianespace to launch COSMO-SkyMed satellites manufactured by Thales
Wellington NZ (XNA) Sep 29, 2017
New Zealand opens first rocket launch site
Russian Space Research Institute Announces July 2020 Date for Mission to Mars
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 10, 2017
According to the head of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Space Research Institute, the launch of the ExoMars-2020 mission, which will send a European rover to the red planet, is scheduled for July 24, 2020. The launch of the ExoMars-2020 mission from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan is tentatively scheduled for July 24, 2020, head of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Space Research In ... more
Tempe AZ (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
ASU examines Mars' moon Phobos in a different light
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 03, 2017
Fresh Look at Old Data Yields Surprise Near Martian Equator
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 05, 2017
Another Chance to Put Your Name on Mars
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 conduct electromagnetic probes and other experiments. The launch is the 251st flight mission of the Long March rocket family. span class="BDL">Source: a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com">Xin ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Adelaide, Australia (XNA) Oct 03, 2017
UN official commends China's role in space cooperation
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
SpaceX launches 10 satellites for Iridium mobile network
Los Angeles (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket on Monday carrying 10 satellites to bolster the global data communications network for Virginia-based company, Iridium. The white rocket blasted off at 5:37 am (1237 GMT), before sunrise, from Vandenberg Air Force base in California. About seven minutes after launch, the tall portion of the Falcon 9, known as the first stage, returned to Earth for an u ... more
Sunnyvale CA (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Lockheed Martin Completes First Flexible Solar Array for LM 2100 Satellite
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Sep 29, 2017
GomSpace and Luxembourg to develop space activities in the Grand Duchy
London, UK (The Conversation) Oct 05, 2017
Private companies are launching a new space race
Thales demos capability of ballistic missile tracking radar
Washington (UPI) Oct 9, 2017
Thales' SMART-L MM radar system has successfully demonstrated its missile-tracking capabilities in a U.S. Navy exercise in Europe, the company announced on Monday. The radar, mounted on the test tower at a company facility in Hengelo, Netherlands, detected and tracked a ballistic missile at an average range of more than 932 miles for more than five minutes without difficulties. T ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
CONFERS to Establish "Rules of the Road" for On-Orbit Servicing of Satellites
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Microlasers get a performance boost from a bit of gold
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Students, researchers turn algae into renewable flip-flops
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Biomarker Found In Space Complicates Search For Life On Exoplanets
Paris (ESA) Oct 06, 2017
A molecule once thought to be a useful marker for life as we know it has been discovered around a young star and at a comet for the first time, suggesting these ingredients are inherited during the planet-forming phase. The discovery of methyl chloride was made by the ground-based Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, and by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft following Comet ... more
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Are Self-Replicating Starships Practical
University Park, PA (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
New telescope attachment allows ground-based observations of new worlds
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 06, 2017
The Super-Earth that Came Home for Dinner
Helicopter test for Jupiter icy moons radar
Friedrichshafen, Germany (ESA) Oct 03, 2017
A long radar boom that will probe below the surface of Jupiter's icy moons has been tested on Earth with the help of a helicopter. ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, JUICE, is scheduled for launch in 2022, arriving seven years later. JUICE will study Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere and vast magnetic fields, as well as the planet-sized moons Ganymede, Europa and Callisto. All three moons are ... more
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Solving the Mystery of Pluto's Giant Blades of Ice
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
Did rapid sea-level rise drown fossil coral reefs around Hawaii?
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Investigations to predict changes in sea levels and their impacts on coastal systems are a step closer, as a result of international collaboration between the University of Sydney and researchers from Japan, Spain, and the United States. Scientists globally are investigating just how quickly sea-level rise can occur as a result of global warming and ice sheets melting. Recent findings sugg ... more
Wellington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Pacific's Niue creates huge marine sanctuary
Ottawa (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Shipping, fishing killed Canada right whales: autopsy
Valletta (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Prince Charles warns 'plastic on the menu' in world's fish
Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Satellite receives green light from Air Force
Washington (UPI) Oct 10, 2017
The U.S. Air Force has given their final acceptance approval to Lockheed Martin's GPS III satellite, the company announced on Tuesday. The available for launch designation, or AFL, from the Air Force is the final stage in accepting new technology under Department of Defense regulations. Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Space Vehicle or GPS III SV01 is expected to deploy in 2018, accordin ... more
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
exactEarth Announces Agreement with Alltek Marine to Expand Small Vessel Tracking Service Offering
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
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Moon Once Had an Atmosphere
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
A new study shows that an atmosphere was produced around the ancient Moon, 3 to 4 billion years ago, when intense volcanic eruptions spewed gases above the surface faster than they could escape to space. The study, supported by NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, was published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters. When one looks up at the Moon, dark surfaces of vo ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Chinese moon missions delayed by rocket failure: report
Adelaide, Australia (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA
Moscow (XNA) Sep 28, 2017
Russian space agency, NASA agree to co-build lunar-orbit space station
A geochemist from MSU has assessed the oxidative environment inside asteroids
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
A postgraduate of the Faculty of Geology at Moscow State University working as a part of an international team has assessed the oxidative environment and its changes inside asteroids from the core to the surface. This gives the authors of the study a better understanding of how the planets were formed. The paper was published in Meteoritics and Planetary Science. Asteroids were formed by a ... more
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Team led by UCLA astrophysicist observes primitive comet 2 billion kilometres from the sun
Riga, Latvia (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Studies of 'Crater Capital' in the Baltics Show Impactful History
Paris (ESA) Oct 02, 2017
Unexpected Surprise: A Final Image from Rosetta
Sentinel-5P poised for liftoff
Paris (ESA) Oct 10, 2017
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled two days before launch, set for Friday at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). The Sentinel-5P satellite has been at the cosmodrome since early September going through a series of tests and being readied for the big day. After being sealed from ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 10, 2017
China launches remote sensing satellite for Venezuela
Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Satellite transmissions cease, no impact to weather mission
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 06, 2017
Satellites See Silicon Valley's Quick Drought Recovery
Scientists propose space shield to protect Earth from solar storms
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
If governments and their space agencies are serious about protecting Earth from solar storms, one team of researchers argues a giant space shield is the most logical solution. Much attention is paid to the threat of comets and asteroids. In the past, violent collisions have triggered mass extinctions. Solar storms - intense waves of high energy particles flung into space during coronal ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Scientists model magnetic storm that inspired red aurora over Kyoto
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
A RAVAN in the sun
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Parker Solar Probe Gets Its Revolutionary Heat Shield
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Astronomers reveal evidence of dynamical dark energy
Portsmouth, UK (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
An international research team, including astronomers from the University of Portsmouth, has revealed evidence of dynamical dark energy. The discovery, recently published in the journal Nature Astronomy, found that the nature of dark energy may not be the cosmological constant introduced by Albert Einstein 100 years ago, which is crucial for the study of dark energy. Lead author of the stu ... more
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
The Scientific Quest to Explain Kepler's Most Enigmatic Find
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Asymmetric sound absorption lets in the light
La Laguna, Spain (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Astronomers use IAC instrument to probe the origins of cosmic rays
We're not living in a simulation, scientists confirm
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
The idea that all of human existence might simply be a computer simulation - most recently popularized by Elon Musk - has captivated the minds of millions of computer chair philosophers and college stoners. But new research by a pair of theoretical physicists suggests it is simply not possible to build a computer big enough to run such a massive simulation. Zohar Ringel and Dmi ... more
Providence RI (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
What Earth's climate system and topological insulators have in common
London, UK (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Electron behavior under extreme conditions described for the first time
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
What can be discovered at the junction of physics and chemistry?


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