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December 13, 2017
MOON DAILY
The Second Moon Race



Gerroa, Australia (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The US and China are in an undeclared race back to the Moon. At first glance it's easy to dismiss China's efforts as being little more than what the US and Russia achieved decades ago. And while the pace of China's manned launches has been slow with over a year in many cases between launches; looks can be deceptive and China has achieved each critical step towards building a permanent space station within the next few years. Meanwhile, its overall space program builds out each critical element to ... read more

MICROSAT BLITZ
Space Kingdom Asgardia Deploys First Satellite Into Low Earth Orbit
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Dec 12, 2017
The first of its kind, the Space Kingdom of Asgardia has placed a tiny satellite into low Earth orbit making it the first "nation" to have its territory in space, despite legal disputes. Asgar ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Spaceships and Politics: Sputnik Talks to Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev
Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 11, 2017
To commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the first ever human-made object in space - the Russian Sputnik satellite - we spoke with record breaking Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev about the evolu ... more
ROBO SPACE
Not Your Grandpa's Robot: Russian Robot 'FEDOR' May Become Self-Learning
Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 13, 2017
F.E.D.O.R., which stands for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research is the first Russian humanoid robot, created within the framework of the Foundation of Advanced Studies. The robot is de ... more
MARSDAILY
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) ... more
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SPACEWAR
General Hyten alleges Russia, China building weapons against military assets in space
Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 05, 2017
US Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten has noted that there are no rules of engagement when it comes to military conflict in space, but international norms are needed. US Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Scientists make transparent materials absorb light
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
A group of physicists from Russia, Sweden, and the U.S. has demonstrated a highly unusual optical effect: They managed to "virtually" absorb light using a material that has no light-absorbing capaci ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Russia test-fires new interceptor missile
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 27, 2017
The A-135 system is part of the Russian Aerospace Forces. It protects Moscow from missiles strike and also plays an important role in the country's early warning and space control system. A new syst ... 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
GPS NEWS
China's GPS network Beidou joins global rescue data network
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
China's domestically developed navigation satellite system Beidou has been included in a global network that collects and distributes data for search and rescue missions, the Ministry of Transport s ... more
AEROSPACE
Indian aerospace behemoth reveals why Indo-Russia FGFA is highly feasible
New Delhi (Sputnik) Nov 29, 2017
Any new fighter jet procurement deal by Indian Air Force would require the foreign vendor to set up a production line in India - a time taking process. In this backdrop, HAL's claim that it can imme ... more


Dunford: US Military Superiority Over Russia, China Markedly Decreasing

MARSDAILY
From Hannover around the world and to the Mars: LZH delivers laser for ExoMars 2020
Hannover, Germany (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
In three years, the rocket of the European-Russian ExoMars 2020 mission shall start its nine-month journey to Mars, together with a rover and surface platform. The flight model of the MOMA laser has ... more
FARM NEWS
Urbanization may have a positive effect on the soils
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Soil scientist from RUDN University (Russia) and his colleagues modeled how the expansion of the boundaries of the city of Moscow would affect the rural landscape in the next 30 years. Scientists ca ... more
TECH SPACE
Metal membranes in construction: From Russia with love
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
RUDN University professor brought together disparate information about metal membrane suspended roofs, that allow designing buildings with large spans. These structures are used in the construction ... more
MOON DAILY
Russia tests new spaceship set to deliver people, cargo to moon
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 15, 2017
Russia has successfully tested a simulator of the spaceship, with the objective of reaching the moon. The experiment's goal was to create conditions similar to those encountered by a mixed crew duri ... more



Trump signs $700B defense budget into law
Washington (UPI) Dec 12, 2017
President Donald Trump signed the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act into law, a $700 billion defense budget that seeks to increase military spending and operational capabilities. The provisions in the 2018 NDAA includes measures like the establishment of a new U.S. Space Corps as a separate military service within the Department of the Air Force by 2019 and increases the totality ... more
Colombo (AFP) Dec 9, 2017
Sri Lanka hands over debt-laden port to Chinese owner
Nanjing, China (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
China marks 80th anniversary of Nanjing massacre
Brussels (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
Stoltenberg reappointed as NATO chief until 2020
Dennis Rodman: Trump and N. Korea's Kim 'pretty much the same'
Beijing (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
Former basketball star Dennis Rodman is perhaps the only person in the world to call both US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "friend". The ex-Chicago Bulls power forward - who has swigged vodka with Kim and been fired by Trump on "Celebrity Apprentice" - believes the two unpredictable leaders "are pretty much the same people". "They love control," Rodman to ... more
Seoul (AFP) Dec 10, 2017
S. Korea to impose new sanctions on Pyongyang: report
Washington (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
US urges talks as North Korea brags of nuclear arsenal
Beijing (AFP) Dec 13, 2017
South Korean leader starts fence-mending trip to China
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
Philippines's Duterte offers third telecom slot to China
Manila (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered China Telecom a slot to be the country's third telecom provider to break up the dominance of two local firms, his spokesman said Tuesday. The offer was part of Duterte's efforts to improve ties between China and the Philippines, taking into account political as well as economic considerations, spokesman Harry Roque told reporters. "It was ... more
Beijing (AFP) Dec 11, 2017
Former Chinese leadership contender faces graft probe
Beijing (AFP) Dec 8, 2017
EU "deeply troubled" by China's human rights record
Beijing (AFP) Dec 7, 2017
China, accused of abuses, hosts human rights forum
Nuclear fusion project faces delay over US budget cuts: director
Washington (AFP) Dec 7, 2017
The head of the multinational nuclear fusion project known as ITER, in Washington for talks with President Donald Trump's administration, has warned US budget cuts could delay completion of the experimental reactor. Launched a decade ago by seven partners - the European Union, the United States, China, Russia, Japan, India and South Korea - the project has been plagued by delays and budget ... more
Binghamton NY (SPX) Dec 13, 2017
Scientists create stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric
Surrey UK (SPX) Dec 11, 2017
Surrey scientists create cheap and safe electro-catalysts for fuel cells
Adelphi MD (SPX) Dec 11, 2017
Army researchers seek better batteries
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Military defense market faces new challenges to acquiring SatCom platforms
McLean VA (SPX) Dec 11, 2017
With high-throughput satellites covering 99% of the populated regions of the world, commercial satellite providers like Intelsat General are ready and willing to serve the growing bandwidth needs of the military defense market. But there's a catch. At the Global MilsatCom conference held earlier this month in London, new acquisition challenges came to light: Countries are still trying to figure ... more
Washington (UPI) Dec 6, 2017
Harris contracted by Army for radios for security force assistance brigades
Denver CO (SPX) Dec 07, 2017
Joint Hellas-Sat-4 and SaudiGeoSat-1 satellite ready for environmental tests
McLean VA (SPX) Dec 07, 2017
Government outsourcing disrupts space as SatComm services commercialised
Public-private partnership to speed up military technology development
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
The U.S. Department of Defense, in collaboration with the National Security Technology Accelerator, launched a new Training and Readiness Accelerator, or TREX, this week at a defense industry conference. TREX was unveiled at the Interservice, Industry Training, Simulations and Education Conference in Orlando, Fla., to members of all branches of the military and leaders in the defense in ... more
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
U.S. Army to upgrade weapons on Abrams tanks
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
Data-collecting device could make for better training of soldiers
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
General Dynamics tapped to destroy, dispose of rockets
Chinese electric carmaker to open Morocco plant
Casablanca, Morocco (AFP) Dec 9, 2017
Chinese electric car manufacturer BYD on Saturday signed an agreement to open a factory near the Moroccan city of Tangiers to build battery-powered vehicles, officials said. BYD will become the third car manufacturer, after Renault and Peugeot of French, to construct cars in the North African state. The memorandum of understanding was signed at the royal palace in the coastal city of Cas ... more
Singapore (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
Singapore launches electric car-sharing service
Beijing (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
Chinese auto giant to end petrol vehicle sales by 2025
Berlin (AFP) Dec 11, 2017
Volkswagen boss urges end to diesel tax breaks
'We're losing the battle', Macron tells Paris climate talks
Paris (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron issued a stark warning on climate change at a summit in Paris on Tuesday, telling world leaders "we are losing the battle" against global warming. "We're not moving fast enough, that's the problem," Macron told the One Planet Summit called to boost the 2015 Paris climate accord, which US President Donald Trump has renounced. "We must all act because we wi ... more
Paris (AFP) Dec 11, 2017
France's nuanced record fighting climate change
Paris (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
Investors turn back on fossil fuels at Paris climate summit
Paris (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
Leaders join France's Macron to discuss climate cash crunch
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NASA Establishes Advisory Group for National Space Council
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 13, 2017
NASA has established a new advisory group on behalf of the National Space Council that will represent the expertise, interests and perspectives of non-federal aerospace organizations to the National Space Council. The official charter for the Users' Advisory Group (UAG) was signed by acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on Dec. 6, and subsequently announced in the Federal Register. I ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 11, 2017
Spaceships and Politics: Sputnik Talks to Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 11, 2017
Space Policy Directive calls for human expansion across the solar system
San Francisco (AFP) Dec 10, 2017
Tech titans ramp up tools to win over children
Two Palestinian militants killed in Gaza explosion
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
Two Palestinian militants were killed in Gaza on Tuesday in an explosion whose cause was unclear, with Israel denying claims from authorities in the Hamas-run enclave that it was responsible. The circumstances of the incident, which occurred near the Gaza Strip's northern border with Israel, left open the question of whether the explosion was accidental. The Islamic Jihad militant group ... more
Ankara (AFP) Dec 11, 2017
On Mideast trip, Putin orders partial withdrawal from Syria
Washington (AFP) Dec 11, 2017
Pentagon skeptical about Russia's Syria pullout claims
Beirut (AFP) Dec 9, 2017
Lebanon PM slams Iraq militia head visit to Israel ceasefire line
Oil prices settle down, but still higher on North Sea outage
Washington (UPI) Dec 12, 2017
The perfect storm of a healthy appetite from China, a decline in global inventories and a major North Sea pipeline outage sent oil prices higher on Tuesday. After a relatively quiet start to the day, Brent crude oil prices shot up 2 percent during Monday's session after pipeline operator Ineos shut down the Forties crude network in the North Sea after discovering a "hairline crack" on a ... more
Paris (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
World Bank to stop financing oil, gas projects from 2019
Washington (UPI) Dec 12, 2017
Eni: More oil offshore Mexico than originally estimated
Washington (UPI) Dec 12, 2017
Gas prices even for now, but British pipeline problem could change that
Military defense market faces new challenges to acquiring SatCom platforms
McLean VA (SPX) Dec 11, 2017
With high-throughput satellites covering 99% of the populated regions of the world, commercial satellite providers like Intelsat General are ready and willing to serve the growing bandwidth needs of the military defense market. But there's a catch. At the Global MilsatCom conference held earlier this month in London, new acquisition challenges came to light: Countries are still trying to figure ... more
Washington (UPI) Dec 6, 2017
Harris contracted by Army for radios for security force assistance brigades
Denver CO (SPX) Dec 07, 2017
Joint Hellas-Sat-4 and SaudiGeoSat-1 satellite ready for environmental tests
McLean VA (SPX) Dec 07, 2017
Government outsourcing disrupts space as SatComm services commercialised
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Japan to host joint missile tracking drill amid N. Korea threat
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 10, 2017
Japan will hold a drill with the United States and South Korea this week to practise jointly detecting airborne missiles, officials said Sunday amid rising security threats from North Korea. The announcement of the joint exercise, a sixth such drill since 2016, comes less than two weeks after Pyongyang test-fired a ballistic missile which dropped into the sea inside Japan's exclusive economi ... more
Jerusalem (AFP) Dec 8, 2017
Israel shoots down rocket fired from Gaza: army
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 8, 2017
Japan plans long-range missiles amid N. Korea threat: minister
Seoul (AFP) Dec 11, 2017
US, S. Korea, Japan start missile-tracking drill, irking China
General Hyten alleges Russia, China building weapons against military assets in space
Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 05, 2017
US Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten has noted that there are no rules of engagement when it comes to military conflict in space, but international norms are needed. US Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten has alleged that China and Russia have reportedly been developing capabilities, including jamming and laser weapons, that can target military assets of the United States, based in space. "Our a ... more
Peterson AFB CO (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
Space Tactics Internship inspires creativity among operators
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 27, 2017
USAF hopes to dominate space, but faces growing challenges
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Spain's first radar satellite ready to ship to Vandenberg
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