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November 29, 2017
MICROSAT BLITZ
Dellingr CubeSat technologies available for commercial licensing



Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Two technologies flying on Dellingr, the one-of-a-kind 6U CubeSat designed and built at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, are available for licensing. "We are always looking for potential partners and licensees for our technologies," said Goddard Strategic Partnerships Office Senior Technology Manager Enidia Santiago-Arce, "It's very important to NASA to facilitate licensing of our technologies when possible for the benefit of the broader community." Deployed from NA ... read more

MICROSAT BLITZ
ISIS selected to provide two 6-Unit CubeSats for Dutch IoT service provider Hiber
Delft, The Netherlands (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
The innovative low power communications modem and its corresponding space-borne receiver payload from Hiber will be integrated into a custom designed 6-Unit CubeSat platform in the ISIS facilities i ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ
UNSW Canberra opens Australia's first space mission design facility
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Australia's first national space mission design facility was officially opened by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr at the University of New South Wales Canberra (UNSW Canberra). UNSW Canberra Sp ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ
NASA begins checkout of Dellingr spacecraft designed to improve robustness of CubeSat platforms
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
NASA ground controllers have begun checking out and commissioning a shoebox-sized spacecraft that the agency purposely built to show that CubeSat platforms could be cost-effective, reliable, and cap ... more
MARSDAILY
Opportunity Greets Winter Solstice
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 29, 2017
Opportunity is continuing her winter exploration of Perseverance Valley on the west rim of the Noachian-aged Endeavour crater. The winter solstice occurred on Sol 4915 (Nov. 20, 2017). Energy ... more
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MARSDAILY
NASA builds its next Mars rover mission
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 29, 2017
In just a few years, NASA's next Mars rover mission will be flying to the Red Planet. At a glance, it looks a lot like its predecessor, the Curiosity Mars rover. But there's no doubt it's a souped-u ... more
SPACEMART
Going green to the Red Planet
Paris (ESA) Nov 29, 2017
ESA's ground station in Western Australia routinely communicates with spacecraft at far-away places like Mars. Now, it's using sunlight to generate electricity, significantly reducing energy costs. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Russia to build launch pad for super heavy-lift carrier by 2028
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 29, 2017
The development of the Vostochny Cosmodrome will reduce Russia's dependency on Kazakhstan's Baikonur spaceport, which it is leasing until 2050. Russia plans to build a launch pad for its "supe ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
New motion sensors major step towards cheaper wearable technology
Tallahassee FL (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have developed a class of breakthrough motion sensors that could herald a near future of ubiquitous, fully integrated and affordable wearable tec ... more
EXO WORLDS
Limited phosphorus recycling can suppress a planet's biosphere
Seattle WA (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
The amount of biomass - life - in Earth's ancient oceans may have been limited due to low recycling of the key nutrient phosphorus, according to new research by the University of Washington and the ... more
EXO WORLDS
Scientists identify key factors that help microbes thrive in harsh environments
College Park MD (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Three new studies by University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) scientists have identified key factors that help microbes survive in harsh environments. The results, which have implications f ... more


Hubble and Gaia team up to measure 3-D stellar motion with record-breaking precision

MISSILE DEFENSE
Israel mounts Iron Dome battery on warship: military
Jerusalem (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Israel mounted a battery of its Iron Dome anti-missile system on a warship Monday, as the vaunted rocket interceptor went operational at sea for the first time, senior officers said. ... more
SPACEWAR
China could track B-2 stealth bombers from space within 10 Years
Beijing (Sputnik) Nov 28, 2017
The Chinese government is working to deploy spy satellites within 10 years that could track stealthy targets like US B-2 Spirit stealth bombers, the South China Morning Post reported Sunday. Researc ... more
PHYSICS NEWS
Physicists make most precise measurement ever of a proton's magnetic moment
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
An international collaboration of scientists from RIKEN's Ulmer Fundamental Symmetries Laboratory (FSL), Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg an ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Heavy nitrogen molecules reveal planetary-scale tug-of-war
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Nature whispers its stories in a faint molecular language, and Rice University scientist Laurence Yeung and colleagues can finally tell one of those stories this week, thanks to a one-of-a-kind inst ... more



Does the Outer Space Treaty at 50 need a rethink
New York NY (Sputnik) Nov 28, 2017
As more private enterprises turns their gaze toward outer space, there are certain international limitations that leave many questions unanswered so that private entrepreneurship is is effectively paralyzed. When the US and the USSR engaged in a nuclear weapons race, there was a real possibility that doomsday weapons would go to outer space and, eventually, to the moon. In order to prevent ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
NASA to send critical science, instruments to Space Station
Tallahassee FL (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
New motion sensors major step towards cheaper wearable technology
Frankfurt, Germany (SPX) Nov 20, 2017
Can a magnetic sail slow down an interstellar probe
Flat-Earther's self-launch plan hits a snag
Los Angeles CA (Sputnik) Nov 27, 2017
Unfazed by an official ban to launch himself in a homemade rocket over a California desert in a bid to prove that Earth is flat, Mike Hughes remains confident that he will eventually fly to the atmosflat as part of his ambitious flat-Earth project. Hughes said he was postponing the flight, scheduled for Saturday, after he failed to get permission from the Bureau of Land Management to condu ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 29, 2017
Russia to build launch pad for super heavy-lift carrier by 2028
Bethesda MD (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Mechanisms are critical to all space vehicles
Guildford UK (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
SSTL ships CARBONITE-2 and Telesat's LEO-1 for PSLV launch
Earthworms can reproduce in Mars-like soil
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
A pair of newborn earthworms in a Dutch lab suggests earthworms can reproduce in Martian soil. Researchers at Wageningen University introduced earthworms to pots of Mars-like soil featuring arugula plants and organic matter. Early results suggest the earthworms were able to successfully reproduce. If humans are to establish permanent colonies on Mars, they'll need to grow their o ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 29, 2017
Opportunity Greets Winter Solstice
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 29, 2017
NASA builds its next Mars rover mission
Paris (ESA) Nov 22, 2017
Gadgets for Mars
Nation 'leads world' in remote sensing technology
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
China is now the world leader in remote sensing technologies for scientific purposes and is able to provide an unprecedented amount of data to support research and development for the world, officials said on Tuesday. Remote sensing refers to aerial or satellite-based technologies to detect and measure objects on Earth's surface, atmosphere and oceans. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Sci ... more
Beijing (XNA) Nov 19, 2017
China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040
Beijing (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
China plans first sea based launch by 2018
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Going green to the Red Planet
Paris (ESA) Nov 29, 2017
ESA's ground station in Western Australia routinely communicates with spacecraft at far-away places like Mars. Now, it's using sunlight to generate electricity, significantly reducing energy costs. Whether orbiting a planet, following a comet or peering deep into our Universe, spacecraft have long used solar cells to generate electricity from sunlight to power their mission. Now, ESA ... more
London, UK (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
UK space launch program receives funding boost from Westminster
New Delhi (IANS) Nov 22, 2017
Need to double number of operational satellites: ISRO chief
London, UK (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Space Launch plans UK industry tour
New catalyst controls activation of a carbon-hydrogen bond
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Chemists have developed another catalyst that can selectively activate a carbon-hydrogen bond, part of an ongoing strategy to revolutionize the field of organic synthesis and open up new chemical space. The journal Nature is publishing the work by chemists at Emory University, following on their development of a similar catalyst last year. Both of the catalysts are able to selectively func ... more
Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
3rd SES bids farewell to ANGELS satellite
London, UK (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
New way to write magnetic info could pave the way for hardware neural networks
Singapore (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Device could reduce the carbon footprint of ethylene production
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Scientists identify key factors that help microbes thrive in harsh environments
College Park MD (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Three new studies by University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) scientists have identified key factors that help microbes survive in harsh environments. The results, which have implications for biotechnology and understanding life in extreme conditions, were in the Proceedings of the National Academy Of Sciences (PNAS), Astrobiology, and the International Journal of Astrobiology. "O ... more
Seattle WA (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Limited phosphorus recycling can suppress a planet's biosphere
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula reveals a cryptic methane-fueled ecosystem in flooded caves
Honolulu HI (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
First known interstellar visitor is an 'oddball'
Pluto's hydrocarbon haze keeps dwarf planet colder than expected
Santa Cruz CA (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
The gas composition of a planet's atmosphere generally determines how much heat gets trapped in the atmosphere. For the dwarf planet Pluto, however, the predicted temperature based on the composition of its atmosphere was much higher than actual measurements taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft in 2015. A new study published November 16 in Nature proposes a novel cooling mechanism contr ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
Jupiter's Stunning Southern Hemisphere
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
Watching Jupiter's multiple pulsating X-ray Aurora
Mountain View CA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
Help Nickname New Horizons' Next Flyby Target
Children who avoid tap water have lower lead levels but more tooth decay
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
For American children, tap water's health benefits come with risks. New research shows children and adolescents in the United States who avoid tap water are more likely to have tooth decay. The data also shows young people who avoid tap have lower levels of lead in their blood. Most municipal water in the U.S. is fluoridated, which numerous studies have proven prevents cavities. ... more
Swansea UK (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
The tragedy of the seagrass commons
Beijing (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Xi orders China's 'toilet revolution' to march on
Sydney (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Coral transplant raises Barrier Reef survival hopes
DARPA digging for ideas to revolutionize subterranean mapping
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Subterranean warfare-whether involving human-made tunnels, underground urban infrastructure, or natural cave networks-has been an element of U.S. military operations from World War II and Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan. As above-ground commercial and military intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities continue to grow more capable and ubiquitous, adversaries are inc ... more
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
China's GPS network Beidou joins global rescue data network
Paris (ESA) Nov 22, 2017
Galileo quartet fuelled and ready to fly
Beijing (XNA) Nov 10, 2017
China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System Expands Into a Global Network
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Japan signals growing support for Deep Space Gateway concept
Tokyo, Japan (Sputnik) Nov 27, 2017
The Land of the Rising Sun hopes to be able to put its astronauts on the moon sometime during the 2020s as part of an international program to build a space station in the moon's orbit, local Iomiuri newspapers reported, citing sources in the government. Tokyo believes that contributing to the multinational mission and sharing Japanese technology in water and air purification and to protec ... more
Austin TX (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Moon's crust underwent resurfacing after forming from magma ocean
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 15, 2017
Russia tests new spaceship set to deliver people, cargo to moon
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
NASA Team Studies CubeSat Mission to Measure Water on the Moon
NASA telescope studies quirky comet 45P
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
When comet 45P zipped past Earth early in 2017, researchers observing from NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility, or IRTF, in Hawai'i gave the long-time trekker a thorough astronomical checkup. The results help fill in crucial details about ices in Jupiter-family comets and reveal that quirky 45P doesn't quite match any comet studied so far. Like a doctor recording vital signs, the team measu ... more
Kaliningrad (Sputnik) Nov 20, 2017
Russian Astronomers Show Big Asteroid Approaching the Earth
Munich, Germany (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
ESO observations show first interstellar asteroid is like nothing seen before
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
First observed interstellar visitor dazzles scientists
Heavy nitrogen molecules reveal planetary-scale tug-of-war
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Nature whispers its stories in a faint molecular language, and Rice University scientist Laurence Yeung and colleagues can finally tell one of those stories this week, thanks to a one-of-a-kind instrument that allowed them to hear what the atmosphere is saying with rare nitrogen molecules. Yeung and colleagues at Rice, UCLA, Michigan State University and the University of New Mexico counte ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 29, 2017
NASA finds VA metro area is sinking unevenly
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
China launches remote sensing satellites in multiple launches
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
NASA's TSIS-1 keeps an eye on Sun's power over ozone
Solar minimum surprisingly constant
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Using more than half a century of observations, Japanese astronomers have discovered that the microwaves coming from the Sun at the minimums of the past five solar cycles have been the same each time, despite large differences in the maximums of the cycles. In Japan, continuous four-frequency solar microwave observations (1, 2, 3.75 and 9.4 GHz) began in 1957 at the Toyokawa Branch of the ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 20, 2017
NASA detects solar flare pulses at Sun and Earth
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
FIREBIRD II and NASA mission locate whistling space electrons' origins
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
Proposed NASA mission would investigate where space weather begins
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Researchers tunnel to a new light source
Changchun, China (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
With concerns over moving to a clean energy platform worldwide with electric vehicles and renewables, the energy we consume, or should we say do NOT consume, is as important as the green energy we produce. Thus, solid state lighting, more efficient than incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, based upon light emitting diodes (LED) is touted as the solution. However, LEDs struggle to deliver high bri ... more
Rome, Italy (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
House hunting for the supernova event SN 2015J
Berkeley CA (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
How the Earth stops high-energy neutrinos in their tracks
Madison WI (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Icebound detector reveals how ghostly neutrinos are stopped cold
The possibility of vestiges of an earlier Universe before the Big Bang
Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Although for five decades, the Big Bang theory has been the best known and most accepted explanation for the beginning and evolution of the Universe, it is hardly a consensus among scientists. Brazilian physicist Juliano Cesar Silva Neves part of a group of researchers who dare to imagine a different origin. In a study recently published in the journal General Relativity and Gravitation, N ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
A new window into electron behavior
Pasadena CA (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
LIGO and Virgo announce detection of black hole binary merger
Krakow, Poland (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Nearby pulsars shed light on the antimatter puzzle
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