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November 12, 2017
ROCKET SCIENCE
Orbital ATK launches eighth cargo mission to space



Washington DC (AFP) Nov 12, 2017
An unmanned cargo ship packed with 7,400 pounds (3,350 kilograms) of food and supplies for the astronauts living at the International Space Station blasted off Sunday from Wallops Island, Virginia. Orbital ATK's barrel-shaped Cygnus cargo ship launched atop an Antares rocket at 7:19 am (1219 GMT), a day after a last-second delay due to an unexpected aircraft in the area. "Five, four, three, two, one and we have ignition," said Orbital ATK's mission control operator, as the rocket's engines l ... read more

MICROSAT BLITZ
Aerospace CubeSats launched for optical communications memo mission
El Segundo CA (SPX) Nov 12, 2017
Two innovative 1.5-unit CubeSats designed and built by The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) were successfully launched today from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Va. aboard Orbital ATK's Cygnus s ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Tracking down the origins of gold
Heidelberg, Germany (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
he European Research Council has awarded HITS astrophysicist Andreas Bauswein an ERC Starting Grant worth approximately 1.5 million euros. Using computer simulations, the aim of the project is to be ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Turkey signs missile accord with Paris and Rome
Brussels (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Turkey on Wednesday signed a letter of intent opening the way to Ankara buying ground to air missiles from a French-Italian consortium. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Brazil's tech junkies seek healing at digital detox clinic
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Like many young people, 29-year-old student L.L. loves his cell phone. So much so, in fact, that his studies, his work and even his personal relationships have suffered, and his phone eventually became a way to avoid people in the real world. ... more
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China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System Expands Into a Global Network
Beijing (XNA) Nov 10, 2017
China launched the first two of the BeiDou-3 satellites into space on Sunday evening, indicating that its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System has begun to expand into a global network, Cyol.com repor ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Boeing meets 2017 ballistic missile defense installation goal early
Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
Boeing and the Ground-based Midcourse Defense team on Tuesday announced that they have installed the 44th interceptor, the last installation of 2017 for the ground-based surface-to-air anti-ballistic missile defense system. ... more
IRON AND ICE
Dawn Explores Ceres' Interior Evolution
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 10, 2017
Surface features on Ceres - the largest world between Mars and Jupiter - and its interior evolution have a closer relationship than one might think. A recent study, published in Geophysical Re ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
The road to Orion's launch
Paris (ESA) Nov 10, 2017
NASA's Orion spacecraft aims to send humans further into space than ever before, and ESA's European Service Module will provide the essentials for keeping the astronauts alive and on course. A ... more
TIME AND SPACE
A quasiparticle quest
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
What kinds of 'particles' are allowed by nature? The answer lies in the theory of quantum mechanics, which describes the microscopic world. In a bid to stretch the boundaries of our understand ... more
MOON DAILY
NASA Team Studies CubeSat Mission to Measure Water on the Moon
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
A team of NASA scientists wants to draw a more complete picture of where water exists on the Moon and whether it migrates across the lunar surface, including in the permanently shadowed regions that ... more


China and the US are both shooting for the moon

SPACE TRAVEL
Science has more impact when researchers travel, collaborate
Washington (UPI) Nov 9, 2017
If nations and their research institutions are to produce more impactful science, they need to encourage scientists to travel, collaborate and work across international borders - not restrict them. ... more
IRON AND ICE
Unlucky dinosaurs: Scientists say asteroid had 13 percent chance of triggering extinction
Washington (UPI) Nov 9, 2017
When an asteroid came barreling into Earth some 66 million years ago, it wasn't necessarily a guarantee that life on planet Earth would be drastically altered - that 75 percent of all plant and animal species, including the dinosaurs, would disappear. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Hubble Spots Expanding Light Echo Around Supernova
Baltimore MD (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Light from a supernova explosion in the nearby starburst galaxy M82 is reverberating off a huge dust cloud in interstellar space. The supernova, called SN 2014J, occurred at the upper right of ... more
TIME AND SPACE
NIST's new patent-pending method supplies entangled atoms fast
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have come up with a way to link a group of atoms' quantum mechanical properties among themselves far more quickly than is curr ... more



Brazil's tech junkies seek healing at digital detox clinic
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Like many young people, 29-year-old student L.L. loves his cell phone. So much so, in fact, that his studies, his work and even his personal relationships have suffered, and his phone eventually became a way to avoid people in the real world. That was when he realized he needed help. L.L., who like other patients interviewed by AFP asked that their full names not be used, suffers from a ... more
Paris (ESA) Nov 10, 2017
The road to Orion's launch
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
NASA Completes Review of First SLS, Orion Deep Space Exploration Mission
Washington (UPI) Nov 9, 2017
Science has more impact when researchers travel, collaborate
Vega launches Earth observation satellite for Morocco
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Nov 09, 2017
Arianespace has launched a Vega rocket to deliver an Earth observation satellite into orbit for the Kingdom of Morocco. Liftoff of Vega's 11th mission from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana came at 01:42 GMT on 8 November (02:42 CET; 22:42 local time on 7 November). With a mass at liftoff of 1110 kg, Mohammed VI-A was manoeuvred into its target Sun-synchronous orbit about 5 ... more
Dulles VA (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Orbital ATK Successfully Tests First Motor Case for Next Generation Launch Vehicle
Washington DC (AFP) Nov 12, 2017
Orbital ATK launches eighth cargo mission to space
Moscow (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Russia embezzlement probe at rocket firm Soyuz
How long can microorganisms live on Mars
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Researchers from Lomonosov MSU, Faculty of Soil Science, have studied the resistance microorganisms have against gamma radiation in very low temperatures. The results have been published in the Extremophiles journal. Average temperature on Mars is -63C, but in polar areas and at night it can be as low as -145C. There is pressure lower 100-1000 times than on the Earth, strong ultraviolet an ... more
Huntsville AL (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
NASA Opens $2 Million Third Phase of 3D-Printed Habitat Competition
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 06, 2017
Insight will carry over two million names to Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 06, 2017
Opportunity Does a Wheelie and is Back on Solid Footing
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China plans to launch its reusable spacecraft in 2020, according to a statement from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Tuesday. Unlike traditional one-off spacecraft, the new spacecraft will fly into the sky like an aircraft, said Chen Hongbo, a researcher from the corporation. The spacecraft can transport people or payload into the orbit and return to Earth. C ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
European Space Week starts in Estonia
Talinn, Estonia (ESA) Nov 03, 2017
When is the last time you used space technology? Probably a matter of minutes ago, if you took bearings on your phone, checked the weather or withdrew money. Starting Friday, European Space Week celebrates space for the rest of us - as a source of services, jobs and business opportunities. Hosted in Talinn, Estonia, 3-9 November, European Space Week is bringing together space stakeholders, ... more
Beijing (XNA) Nov 01, 2017
New Chinese sat comms company awaits approval
Yangon (Xinhua) Oct 23, 2017
Myanmar to launch own satellite system-2 in 2019: vice president
Toulouse, France (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Eutelsat's Airbus-built full electric EUTELSAT 172B satellite reaches geostationary orbit
New insights into metamaterial magic
Houghton MI (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Metamaterials offer the very real possibility that our most far-fetched fancies could one day become real as rocks. From invisibility cloaks and perfect lenses to immensely powerful batteries, their super-power applications tantalize the imagination. That said, so far "tantalize" has been the operative word, even though scientists have been studying metamaterials for more than 15 years. "N ... more
Warwick UK (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Cancer cells destroyed with dinosaur extinction metal
Washington (UPI) Nov 7, 2017
General Atomics awarded $8.8M contract for low power laser demonstrator
Raleigh NC (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Technique offers advance in testing micro-scale compressive strength of cement
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Scientists find potential 'missing link' in chemistry that led to life on earth
La Jolla CA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a compound that may have been a crucial factor in the origins of life on Earth. Origins-of-life researchers have hypothesized that a chemical reaction called phosphorylation may have been crucial for the assembly of three key ingredients in early life forms: short strands of nucleotides to store genetic information, short chains ... more
Ottawa, Canada (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
18-Month Twinkle in a Forming Star Suggests a Very Young Planet
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 02, 2017
Overlooked Treasure: The First Evidence of Exoplanets
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Atmospheric beacons guide NASA scientists in search for life
Watching Jupiter's multiple pulsating X-ray Aurora
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
Jupiter's intense northern and southern lights, or auroras, behave independently of each other according to a new study using NASA's Chandra X-ray and ESA's XMM-Newton observatories. Using XMM-Newton and Chandra X-ray observations from March 2007 and May and June 2016, a team of researchers produced maps of Jupiter's X-ray emissions (shown in inset) and identified an X-ray hot spot at each pole. ... more
Mountain View CA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
Help Nickname New Horizons' Next Flyby Target
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 03, 2017
Juno Aces 8th Science Pass of Jupiter, Names New Project Manager
London UK (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Jupiter's X-ray auroras pulse independently
Researchers use forensic science to track turtles
Washington (UPI) Nov 6, 2017
Biologists tracking vulnerable turtle species in the Mediterranean have borrowed a technique from forensic scientists. By measuring "stable isotope ratios," scientists at the University of Exeter were able to determine where turtles were traveling from to breed Cyprus. Isotopes are variants of the same chemical element. Each variant boasts a different number of neutrons in its nucleus. ... more
Gao, Mali (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
A well changes lives in ravaged Mali city
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
50 years of data from oxygen minimum lab helps predict the oceans' future
Philadelphia PA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Penn engineers develop filters that use nanoparticles to prevent slime build-up
China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System Expands Into a Global Network
Beijing (XNA) Nov 10, 2017
China launched the first two of the BeiDou-3 satellites into space on Sunday evening, indicating that its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System has begun to expand into a global network, Cyol.com reported on November 6. Positioning accuracy of the BeiDou-3 satellites have an accuracy of 2.5 to five meters, which is comparable with that of GPS, said Xie Jun, chief designer of the satellite at ... more
Beijing (XNA) Nov 07, 2017
Better rubidium clocks increase BeiDou satnav accuracy
Xichang, China (XNA) Nov 07, 2017
China launches two BeiDou-3 navigation satellites on single carrier rocket
Antwerp, Belgium (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Airobot supplies positioning technology to single largest container terminal in Europe
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NASA Team Studies CubeSat Mission to Measure Water on the Moon
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
A team of NASA scientists wants to draw a more complete picture of where water exists on the Moon and whether it migrates across the lunar surface, including in the permanently shadowed regions that haven't seen sunlight in perhaps a billion years or more. The first hint of potential water at both lunar poles came in 1994, with the Clementine mission flown jointly by NASA and the Departmen ... more
Bristol UK (The Conversation) Nov 10, 2017
China and the US are both shooting for the moon
Moscow (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Russia locks up six for Moon flight simulation
Paris (ESA) Oct 27, 2017
Low-cost clocks for landing on the Moon
Dawn Explores Ceres' Interior Evolution
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 10, 2017
Surface features on Ceres - the largest world between Mars and Jupiter - and its interior evolution have a closer relationship than one might think. A recent study, published in Geophysical Research Letters, analyzed Ceres' surface features to reveal clues about the dwarf planet's interior evolution. Specifically, the study explored linear features - the chains of pits and small, secondary ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 9, 2017
Unlucky dinosaurs: Scientists say asteroid had 13 percent chance of triggering extinction
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Return of the Comet: 96P Spotted by ESA, NASA Satellites
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 06, 2017
Astronomers Complete First International Asteroid Tracking Exercise
Warm Air Helped Make 2017 Ozone Hole Smallest Since 1988
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Measurements from satellites this year showed the hole in Earth's ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September was the smallest observed since 1988, scientists from NASA and NOAA announced this week. According to NASA, the ozone hole reached its peak extent on Sept. 11, covering an area about two and a half times the size of the United States - 7.6 million square miles in extent - ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
NASA Satellite Tracks Ozone Pollution by Monitoring Its Key Ingredients
Tel Aviv, Israel (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
FIMI completes control acquisition transaction in IAI's ImageSat
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Nov 01, 2017
Vega to launch an Earth observation satellite for the Kingdom of Morocco
UK space science mission SMILE gets first round of funding
London, UK (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
UK teams will lead an international solar-terrestrial and space weather mission, taking on the development of a major science instrument thanks to funding from the UK Space Agency. The 3 million pounds will support academics working on SMILE (the Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer), a European Space Agency (ESA) science mission, being delivered jointly with the Chinese Acade ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
NASA Investigates Invisible Magnetic Bubbles in Outer Solar System
La Laguna, Spain (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
On the generation of solar spicules and Alfvenic waves
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
NASA sounding rocket instrument spots signatures of long-sought small solar flares
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Hubble Spots Expanding Light Echo Around Supernova
Baltimore MD (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Light from a supernova explosion in the nearby starburst galaxy M82 is reverberating off a huge dust cloud in interstellar space. The supernova, called SN 2014J, occurred at the upper right of M82, and is marked by an "X." The supernova was discovered on Jan. 21, 2014. The inset images at top reveal an expanding shell of light from the stellar explosion sweeping through interstellar ... more
Heidelberg, Germany (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Tracking down the origins of gold
Maunakea HI (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Astronomers discover a star that would not die
Berkeley CA (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Scientists narrow down the search for dark photons using decade-old particle collider data
Theoretical physicists are modeling complex quantum processes with cold atoms and ions
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
A group of researchers from Russia, Germany and Iran develops computational methods for creating a theory describing the behavior of cold atoms and ions in optical and electromagnetic traps. There is a high demand for these works due to the possibility of modeling with such completely controlled quantum systems of complex processes, from solid-state physics to high-energy physics. The proj ... more
Ithaca NY (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Where did those electrons go? X-ray measurements solve decades-old mystery
Austin TX (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Cosmos code helps probe space oddities
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
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