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June 27, 2017
DRAGON SPACE
China to launch Long March-5 Y2 in early July



Beijing (XNA) Jun 27, 2017
China has set the window to launch its Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket between July 2 and 5, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. Carrying Shijian-18 communication satellite, the rocket was vertically transferred to the launch area at Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province on Monday. Shijian-18 will test processes for the new Dongfanghong-5 satellites and carry out in-orbit experiments. After arriving at t ... read more

IRON AND ICE
Dutch scientists fete rare meteorite find
The Hague (AFP) June 26, 2017
Dutch scientists on Monday celebrated the rare discovery of meteorite in The Netherlands, which at 4.5-billion years old may hold clues to the birth of our solar system. ... more
ENERGY TECH
Deceleration of runaway electrons paves the way for fusion power
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
Fusion power has the potential to provide clean and safe energy that is free from carbon dioxide emissions. However, imitating the solar energy process is a difficult task to achieve. Two young plas ... more
IRON AND ICE
Impact Threat from Asteroid Apophis Cannot Be Ruled Out
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
The famous near-Earth asteroid Apophis caused quite a stir in 2004 when it was announced that it could hit our planet. Although the possibility of the impact during its close approach in 2029 was ex ... more
AEROSPACE
NASA Completes Milestone Toward Quieter Supersonic X-Plane
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review (PDR) of its Quiet Supersonic ... more
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Topsy-Turvy Motion Creates Light-Switch Effect at Uranus
Atlanta GA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
More than 30 years after Voyager 2 sped past Uranus, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are using the spacecraft's data to learn more about the icy planet. Their new study suggests that Ura ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
Study suggests solar eruptions hit planet Earth like a sneeze
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
New analysis of plasma clouds ejected by the sun suggest solar eruptions behave like a sneeze. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Hubble captures massive dead disk galaxy that challenges theories of galaxy evolution
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
By combining the power of a "natural lens" in space with the capability of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers made a surprising discovery - the first example of a compact yet massive, fast-s ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Dark Matter Day is approaching
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
A global hunt for the universe's missing matter is underway, and this autumn everyone is invited to join in. On and around October 31, 2017, events around the world will celebrate the hunt for ... more
IRON AND ICE
Queen's University scientist warns of asteroid danger
Belfast, UK (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
A leading astrophysicist from Queen's University Belfast has warned that an asteroid strike is just a matter of time. Professor Alan Fitzsimmons from the University's Astrophysics Research Cen ... more
MARSDAILY
Laser-targeting AI Yields More Mars Science
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 26, 2017
Artificial intelligence is changing how we study Mars. A.I. software on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has helped it zap dozens of laser targets on the Red Planet this past year, becoming a frequent sc ... more


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SPACEWAR
New Satellite Gives India the Edge Along the Border
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 26, 2017
With the ability to zoom in on areas less than 0.6 meters, India's Cartosat-2 series satellite will allow the Indian Army to keep an eagle eye on hostile activities on the border, said experts on th ... more
SPACEMART
SES Restores Capacity from AMC-9 Satellite
Luxembourg (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
SES has been able to draw on its global satellite fleet of over 50 geostationary satellites to rapidly restore customers capacity following a significant anomaly affecting the AMC-9 satellite on Sat ... more
UAV NEWS
Supercam in the ARCTIC: Manned and Unmanned planes with ADS-B
Izhevsk, Russia (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Unmanned Systems Group (Izhevsk, Russia) has successfully conducted joint flights of Supercam UAV together with manned aircrafts (both equipped with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Five projects selected from ISS funding opportunity focused on human physiology research
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has announced five g ... more



Return to the blue
Paris (ESA) Jun 22, 2017
How do you prepare for space missions on Earth? One way is to simulate an expedition into space underwater. Yesterday, six aquanauts dived almost 20 m to the sea floor where they will spend 10 days living and working below the waves. The team taking part in NEEMO 22, the 22nd NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations mission, consists of astronauts, technicians and scientists who are now ... more
Novosibirsk (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
Russia's Roscosmos May Provide Indian Astronauts With Training in Future
Fort Carson CO (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
NASA Selects Army Surgeon for Astronaut Training
Bethesda MD (SPX) Jun 19, 2017
Teachers doubt most students interested in subjects that promote space careers
Orbex reveals space rocket factory
London, UK (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
Welcoming the UK's focus on low-cost, reliable commercial spaceflight activities in the Queens's Speech, a UK company has revealed details of a 1200m2 space rocket factory currently building vertical launch vehicles that will be launched into orbit from the UK. Orbex, a UK company that has raised significant venture capital investment, is building a space micro-launcher, a small launch veh ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 23, 2017
Developing Landing Tech for Space
Vandenberg AFB CA (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
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Michoud MS (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
SLS Core Stage Production Continues for Rocket's First Flight
Mars rover Opportunity on walkabout near crater rim
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 26, 2017
NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is examining rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater for signs that they may have been either transported by a flood or eroded in place by wind. Those scenarios are among the possible explanations rover-team scientists are considering for features seen just outside the crater rim's crest above "Perseverance Valley," which is carved into the inner slope ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 23, 2017
No One Under 20 Has Experienced a Day Without NASA at Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 26, 2017
Laser-targeting AI Yields More Mars Science
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Mars Orbiter spots rover ascending Mount Sharp
China to launch Long March-5 Y2 in early July
Beijing (XNA) Jun 27, 2017
China has set the window to launch its Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket between July 2 and 5, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. Carrying Shijian-18 communication satellite, the rocket was vertically transferred to the launch area at Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province on Monday. Shijian-18 will test ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
With a Strong Partner Like Russia, Nothing Would Stop China's New Space Station
Beijing (XNA) Jun 21, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft completes second docking with space lab
Jiuquan (XNA) Jun 19, 2017
China to launch four more probes before 2021
SES Restores Capacity from AMC-9 Satellite
Luxembourg (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
SES has been able to draw on its global satellite fleet of over 50 geostationary satellites to rapidly restore customers capacity following a significant anomaly affecting the AMC-9 satellite on Saturday 17 June 2017. SES immediately engaged with customers and was able to quickly offer a restoration capacity plan to transfer services to alternative satellites and minimise disruption. By la ... more
Paris (ESA) Jun 22, 2017
Gravitational wave mission selected, planet-hunting mission moves forward
Arlington, VA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Boeing Streamlining Defense and Space Unit to boost competitiveness
Ottawa (AFP) June 13, 2017
Trudeau under pressure to reject China bid for satellite firm
A new virtual approach to science in space
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
When Apollo astronauts on the Moon spoke with Mission Control on Earth, there was a noticeable time gap between a statement from Tranquility Base and its immediate acknowledgment from Houston. The gap lasted almost three seconds, or ten times longer than human reaction times would account for. What was happening? The answer is simple: space. The Moon orbits far enough from Earth that light ... more
Warwick UK (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Lightweight steel production breakthrough: Brittle phases controlled
Cleveland OH (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
A chemical solution to shrink digital data storage
New York NY (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
Scientists develop molecular code for melanin-like materials
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NASA discovers 10 new Earth-size exoplanets
Washington (AFP) June 19, 2017
NASA revealed Monday 10 new rocky, Earth-sized planets that could potentially have liquid water and support life. The Kepler mission team released a survey of 219 potential exoplanets - planets outside of our solar system - that had been detected by the space observatory launched in 2009 to scan the Milky Way galaxy. Ten of the new discoveries were orbiting their suns at a distance sim ... more
Gottingen, Germany (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Finding new Earths: PLATO spacecraft to be built
Paris (AFP) June 21, 2017
Europe okays project to seek alien life
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
Could a Dedicated Mission to Enceladus Detect Microbial Life There
Topsy-Turvy Motion Creates Light-Switch Effect at Uranus
Atlanta GA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
More than 30 years after Voyager 2 sped past Uranus, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are using the spacecraft's data to learn more about the icy planet. Their new study suggests that Uranus' magnetosphere, the region defined by the planet's magnetic field and the material trapped inside it, gets flipped on and off like a light switch every day as it rotates along with the planet. It' ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 23, 2017
NASA Completes Study of Future 'Ice Giant' Mission Concepts
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
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Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 20, 2017
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Water exists in two distinct liquid phases
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Water differs from other liquids in a variety of ways, many of which make it essential for life. New research has identified another unusual property: water exists in two distinct liquid phases. "Water can exist as two different liquids at low temperatures where ice crystallization is slow," Anders Nilsson, a professor of physical chemistry at Stockholm University, said in a news releas ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
Wave beams mix and stir the ocean to create climate
Palo Alto, CA (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
Algae The final frontier
Sydney (AFP) June 26, 2017
Great Barrier Reef a $42 billion asset 'too big to fail': study
Lockheed Martin nears completion of GPS III satellite
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Lockheed Martin is nearly finished with its third GPS III satellite, part of a planned order of 10 to form a new GPS network for the U.S. military. The GPS III network is meant to provide greater accuracy for air, ground, and sea-based GPS systems. It features anti-jamming systems that are supposed to be up to 8 times more effective than other satellites. The first GPS III satellite SV0 ... more
Los Angeles AFB CA (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
New reports confirm near-perfect performance record for civil GPS service
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 20, 2017
India to Make Native Navigation System Mandatory For All Aircraft
Beijing (XNA) Jun 14, 2017
BDS Precise Service System covers over 300 Chinese cities
Russian aerospace firm to cooperate with China on Lunar exploration missions
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 16, 2017
Russia's Lavochkin Research and Production Association is ready to work with China on designing lunar exploration missions, including orbital and return ones, Sergei Lemeshevsky, the Russian company's director general, told Sputnik on Thursday. Xu Yansong, the head of the International Cooperation Department of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), said on Wednesday that China an ... more
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New NELIOTA project detects flashes from lunar impacts
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Cube Quest Challenge Team Spotlight: Cislunar Explorers
Paris (ESA) May 12, 2017
Winning plans for CubeSats to the Moon
Dutch scientists fete rare meteorite find
The Hague (AFP) June 26, 2017
Dutch scientists on Monday celebrated the rare discovery of meteorite in The Netherlands, which at 4.5-billion years old may hold clues to the birth of our solar system. "Meteorites are very special because we do not have rocks of this age on earth," said geologist Leo Kriegsman from the Naturalis biodiversity centre in Leiden in a YouTube video marking the occasion. The fist-sized meteo ... more
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Impact Threat from Asteroid Apophis Cannot Be Ruled Out
Belfast, UK (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Queen's University scientist warns of asteroid danger
Bethesda, MD (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
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Proba-V images Portuguese forest fire
Paris (ESA) Jun 23, 2017
ESA's Proba-V minisatellite has captured the forest fire raging in central Portugal, revealing blackened scars and columns of smoke as well as pinpointing active fire hotspots. More than a thousand firefighters are tackling the forest fire in the Pedrogao Grande region, north east of Lisbon, which has been aflame since Saturday. Some 64 people have been reported dead and more than 130 inju ... more
Boulder CO (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Comb and Copter system maps atmospheric gases
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
A smokestack to the Northern Hemisphere stratosphere
Cotonou (AFP) June 18, 2017
Free mapping: plotting development in Africa
NASA Prepares for Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse with Live Coverage, Safety Information
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, and NASA is preparing to share this experience of a lifetime on Aug. 21. Viewers around the world will be provided a wealth of images captured before, during, and after the eclipse by 11 spacecraft, at least three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronau ... more
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