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December 05, 2017
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Regulation and compliance for nontraditional space missions



El Segundo CA (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Center for Space Policy and Strategy has released a policy paper, Navigating the Space Compliance Roadmap for Small Satellites. The paper explores U.S. spaceflight regulations and how they apply to the increasingly common "nontraditional missions," which do not match the historical norm of a single large government satellite on a launch vehicle. This paper provides roadmaps to help new mission planners obtain the proper approvals prior to launch. The release of Aerospace's analysis is timely, as C ... read more

MICROSAT BLITZ
Spaceflight Prepares to Launch Eleven Spacecraft on India's PSLV-C40
Seattle WA (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Spaceflight, a satellite rideshare and mission management provider, has announced it will be launching 11 spacecraft in early January from India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). Spacecraft i ... more
GPS NEWS
Space technology to drive autonomous ships
Paris (ESA) Dec 05, 2017
ESA Director General Jan Worner signed a Memorandum of Intent with Rolls-Royce today, as the two entities agree to investigate how space technology can be used to develop autonomous and remote-contr ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
NASA Extends Expandable Habitat's Time on the International Space Station
Houston TX (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, known as BEAM, will remain attached to the International Space Station to provide additional performance data on expandable habitat technologies and enable ne ... more
VSAT NEWS
Guatemala leverages SES Networks' to deliver better connectivity
Luxembourg (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Comnet, one of Guatemala's leading service providers, is the first to tap into the newly-launched SES Networks Enterprise+ Broadband for Latin America to enable the delivery of Quantum, a high-perfo ... more
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NUKEWARS
North Korea's new missile: Pyongyang vs the analysts
Seoul (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
North Korea Thursday released pictures of its latest missile launch, giving analysts a chance to test Pyongyang's claim of a breakthrough that brings the whole of the US within range of a nuclear strike. ... more
OUTER PLANETS
Research bolsters possibility of plate tectonics on Europa
Providence RI (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
A Brown University study provides new evidence that the icy shell of Jupiter's moon Europa may have plate tectonics similar to those on Earth. The presence of plate tectonic activity could have impo ... more
EXO WORLDS
An Orbital Dance May Help Preserve Oceans on Icy Worlds
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 05, 2017
Heat generated by the gravitational pull of moons formed from massive collisions could extend the lifetimes of liquid water oceans beneath the surface of large icy worlds in our outer solar system, ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Astronomer's map reveals location of mysterious fast-moving gas
Perth, Australia (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
An Australian scientist has created the most detailed map ever of clouds of high-velocity gas in the Universe around us. The map covers the entire sky and shows curious clouds of neutral hydro ... more
EARLY EARTH
Collisions After Moon Formation Remodeled Early Earth
San Antonio TX (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Southwest Research Institute scientists recently modeled the protracted period of bombardment following the Moon's formation, when leftover planetesimals pounded the Earth. Based on these simulation ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
The Voyagers in Popular Culture
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 05, 2017
Whether you're traveling across cities, continents or even oceans this holiday season, there is no long-haul flight quite like that of the Voyagers. This year, we celebrated 40 years since the ... more


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SHAKE AND BLOW
Time between world-changing volcanic super-eruptions less than previously thought
Bristol UK (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
After analysing a database of geological records dated within the last 100,000 years, a team of scientists from the University of Bristol has discovered the average time between so-called volcanic s ... more
ROBO SPACE
Cheap origami-inspired muscles are both soft and strong
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Soft robotics has made leaps and bounds over the last decade as researchers around the world have experimented with different materials and designs to allow once rigid, jerky machines to bend and fl ... more
INTERNET SPACE
New imaging technique peers inside living cells
Chicago IL (SPX) Dec 01, 2017
To undergo high-resolution imaging, cells often must be sliced and diced, dehydrated, painted with toxic stains, or embedded in resin. For cells, the result is certain death. But if researcher ... more
CARBON WORLDS
A transistor of graphene nanoribbons
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Dec 01, 2017
Graphene ribbons that are only a few atoms wide, so-called graphene nanoribbons, have special electrical properties that make them promising candidates for the nanoelectronics of the future: While g ... more



The Voyagers in Popular Culture
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 05, 2017
Whether you're traveling across cities, continents or even oceans this holiday season, there is no long-haul flight quite like that of the Voyagers. This year, we celebrated 40 years since the launch of NASA's twin Voyager probes - the two farthest, fastest spacecraft currently in operation. Each Voyager has contributed an enormous amount of knowledge about the solar system, including the ... more
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Building for a future in space: An interview with Dava Newman and Gui Trotti
Wageningen, Netherlands (Sputnik) Nov 30, 2017
Space Farms: 'Mark Watney in The Martian Was Right to Add Poop to the Soil'
Washington (AFP) Dec 2, 2017
NASA successfully fires Voyager 1 thrusters after 37 years
ISRO eyes one rocket launch a month in 2018
New Delhi (IANS) Nov 30, 2017
India plans to have at least one rocket launch every month in 2018 from its spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh to deploy satellites in orbit, said a top space official on Tuesday. "We are planning to have at least one launch mission a month in 2018 to deploy satellites in the earth's orbit for various applications," said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 29, 2017
Russia to build launch pad for super heavy-lift carrier by 2028
Los Angeles CA (Sputnik) Nov 27, 2017
Flat-Earther's self-launch plan hits a snag
Bethesda MD (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Mechanisms are critical to all space vehicles
EU exempts fuel for ExoMars mission from Russian sanctions
Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 04, 2017
The ExoMars 2020 mission is the first joint program between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russia's Roscosmos space corporation. "On November 30, 2017, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2017/2214 in order to permit certain operations concerning hydrazine (CAS 302-01-2) in concentrations of 70 % or more, which is included in the Common Military List of the European Union," the Counci ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 04, 2017
Winter wanderings put Opportunity at 28 Miles on the odometer
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Scientists developed a new sensor for future missions to the Moon and Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 29, 2017
Opportunity Greets Winter Solstice
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
Regulation and compliance for nontraditional space missions
El Segundo CA (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Center for Space Policy and Strategy has released a policy paper, Navigating the Space Compliance Roadmap for Small Satellites. The paper explores U.S. spaceflight regulations and how they apply to the increasingly common "nontraditional missions," which do not match the historical norm of a single large government satellite on a launch vehicle. This paper provides roadmaps to help new mission p ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
Orbital ATK purchase by Northrop Grumman approved by shareholders
London, UK (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
UK space launch program receives funding boost from Westminster
Paris (ESA) Nov 29, 2017
Going green to the Red Planet
New 3-D printer is 10 times faster than commercial counterparts
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
MIT engineers have developed a new desktop 3-D printer that performs up to 10 times faster than existing commercial counterparts. Whereas the most common printers may fabricate a few Lego-sized bricks in one hour, the new design can print similarly sized objects in just a few minutes. The key to the team's nimble design lies in the printer's compact printhead, which incorporates two new, s ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Borophene shines alone as 2-D plasmonic material
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
UCLA engineers use deep learning to reconstruct holograms and improve optical microscopy
Boston MA (SPX) Dec 01, 2017
Study shows how to get sprayed metal coatings to stick
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An Orbital Dance May Help Preserve Oceans on Icy Worlds
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 05, 2017
Heat generated by the gravitational pull of moons formed from massive collisions could extend the lifetimes of liquid water oceans beneath the surface of large icy worlds in our outer solar system, according to new NASA research. This greatly expands the number of locations where extraterrestrial life might be found, since liquid water is necessary to support known forms of life and astronomers ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 29, 2017
Scientists study Earth's earliest life forms in Nevada hot spring
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
The answer to planetary habitability is blowing in the stellar wind
London, UK (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Traces of life on nearest exoplanets may be hidden in equatorial trap
Jupiter Blues
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 04, 2017
The Juno spacecraft captured this image when the spacecraft was only 11,747 miles (18,906 kilometers) from the tops of Jupiter's clouds - that's roughly as far as the distance between New York City and Perth, Australia. The color-enhanced image, which captures a cloud system in Jupiter's northern hemisphere, was taken on Oct. 24, 2017 at 10:24 a.m. PDT (1:24 p.m. EDT) when Juno was at a la ... more
Providence RI (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Research bolsters possibility of plate tectonics on Europa
Santa Cruz CA (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Pluto's hydrocarbon haze keeps dwarf planet colder than expected
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
Jupiter's Stunning Southern Hemisphere
Seagrass is a key fishing ground globally
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
New research demonstrates that seagrass meadows are important fishing grounds all around the globe. The work highlights that there is an urgent need to start appreciating and understanding this role to be able to build more sustainable fisheries. A study led by Dr Lina Mtwana Nordlund at Stockholm University, published in the scientific journal Fish and Fisheries, examines the global extent to w ... more
Watamu, Kenya (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Sea turtles' sad fate: from restaurant menus to plastic 'soup'
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
Fishing nets pose grave threat to New Zealand's yellow-eyed penguin
St. Louis MO (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Sharks evolved aircraft-like attributes to suit habitats
Space technology to drive autonomous ships
Paris (ESA) Dec 05, 2017
ESA Director General Jan Worner signed a Memorandum of Intent with Rolls-Royce today, as the two entities agree to investigate how space technology can be used to develop autonomous and remote-controlled ships. The partners will pool their expertise to analyse and implement space-enabled services for autonomous and remote-controlled shipping, which reduces the opportunity for human error a ... more
Denver CO (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Lockheed Martin assembles third US Air Force GPS 3 satellite
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
DARPA digging for ideas to revolutionize subterranean mapping
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
China's GPS network Beidou joins global rescue data network
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December's 'supermoon' expected to be bigggest, brightest of 2017
Washington (UPI) Nov 28, 2017
The 'supermoon' set for next week is expected to be the brightest of the year as the moon's orbit will be at its closest point to the earth. Public astronomer Dr. Marek Kukula at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Britain, told AGN News a supermoon is when"a full moon happens to occur when the moon is also at its closest point" to the earth and appears brighter and bigger than usual. ... more
Tokyo, Japan (Sputnik) Nov 27, 2017
Japan signals growing support for Deep Space Gateway concept
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
Selected asteroids detected by GAIA between August 2014 And May 2016
Paris (ESA) Nov 30, 2017
While scanning the sky, ESA's Gaia mission maps not only the stellar content of our Galaxy, but also the Solar System's asteroid population. This visualisation shows the detection by Gaia of more than 13 000 asteroids as the spacecraft (represented by the pale blue dot) scanned the sky between August 2014 and May 2016. This is a subset of the total number of asteroids seen by Gaia - the sa ... more
Stirling UK (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
Metal asteroid Psyche is all set for an early visit from NASA
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
NASA telescope studies quirky comet 45P
Kaliningrad (Sputnik) Nov 20, 2017
Russian Astronomers Show Big Asteroid Approaching the Earth
OGC seeks public comment on CDB Multi-spectral Imagery Extension
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
The "Multi-Spectral Imagery" extension defines how to encode and store reflected electromagnetic radiation from the infrared wavelengths into a CDB data store. This extension is limited to only adding this new data type and does not change any existing requirements or structure defined in the CDB standard. This extension also attempts to harmonize with the existing component selectors used in th ... more
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
First global maps of traits that drive vegetation growth
Paris (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
French NGO helps African mums shake off AIDS stigma
London, UK (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
UK-built satellite shines first light on air pollution
All missions on board for NASA heliophysics research
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Scientists have been studying the near-Earth environment for the better part of a century, but many mysteries - like where the energetic particles that pervade the area originate and become energized - still remain. In a new type of collaborative study, scientists combined data from 16 separate NASA and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) spacecraft to understand how a particle phenomeno ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
New NASA instrument continues measuring solar energy input to Earth
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Solar minimum surprisingly constant
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 20, 2017
NASA detects solar flare pulses at Sun and Earth
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First finding of China's DAMPE may shed light on dark matter research
Beijing, China (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
The Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE, also known as Wukong) mission published its first scientific results on Nov. 30 in Nature, presenting the precise measurement of cosmic ray electron flux, especially a spectral break at ~0.9 TeV. The data may shed light on the annihilation or decay of particle dark matter. DAMPE is a collaboration of more than a hundred scientists, technicians and ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Chinese satellite closes in on dark matter mystery
Houston TX (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
Webb Telescope emerges from Chamber A at JSC
Washington (UPI) Nov 29, 2017
What's slowing the universe's star formation rate?
The WHT measures the size of a stellar-mass black hole jet
La Palma, Canary Islands (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
Nothing can emerge from a black hole. Yet, in nature, we find ultra-powerful jets of energy that shoot out from the immediate vicinities of growing black holes. How these jets form remains a puzzle but they consist of a hot plasma soup, which is somehow sped up to speeds approaching that of light. Along the way, this plasma begins to glow with radiation, forming two bright columns along the blac ... more
Providence RI (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
Gravitational waves could shed light on the origin of black holes
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Dec 01, 2017
Key component for quantum computing invented
Perth, Australia (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Astronomer's map reveals location of mysterious fast-moving gas
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