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July 21, 2017
SPACE TRAVEL
Space Tourist From Asian Country to Travel to ISS in 2019



Zhukovskiy (Sputnik) Jul 21, 2017
A yet unidentified space tourist from an Asian country will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) as a member of the crew in 2019, Russia's Rocket and Space Corporation (RSC) Energia Director General Vladimir Solntsev said Tuesday. "The new space tourist, who is set to travel to the ISS in 2019, is being trained already. He is a national of one of the Asian countries," Solntsev told journalists at the MAKS-2017 air show. Solntsev also said that the RSC Energia was planning to resu ... read more

EARTH OBSERVATION
Airbus built Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite ready for launch
Stevenage UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Europe's pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor is ready to leave Airbus' Stevenage site for launch on a Rokot rocket from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia. Sentinel-5 Precursor is par ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Russia to Supply Largest Ever Number of Space Rocket Engines to US This Year
Zhukovskiy (Sputnik) Jul 21, 2017
Russia will supply the largest ever number of space rocket engines to the United States in 2017 within the framework of the previous agreements, head of the Russia's NPO Energomash corporation Igor ... more
GPS NEWS
Russia, China to Set Up Pilot Zone to Test National Navigation Systems
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 21, 2017
Russia and China are set to establish a pilot zone to test the Russian GLONASS and Chinese BeiDou satellite navigation systems on passenger and freight transportation routes going through Kraskino - ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ
We Have Liftoff: Soyuz Carrier Rocket Blasts Off From Baikonur
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 17, 2017
A Russian Soyuz-2.1a rocket carrying over 70 satellites blasts off from Baikonur Cosmodrome. The rocket is expected to deliver over 70 satellites to Earth's orbit, including the Kanopus-V-IK o ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR
Laser-Armed Nuclear Icebreakers: What Russia Has in Store for Arctic
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Zvezda contributor Dmitri Yurov outlines the Russian Navy's plans for the construction of Arctic patrol ships with icebreaking capability, and Russian scientists' exploration into the use of laser t ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Stratospheric Combat: Russian MiG-31 Intercepts, Destroys Supersonic Missile
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 18, 2017
A Russian MiG-31 interceptor has successfully intercepted and destroyed a simulated supersonic cruise missile flying in the stratosphere during a drill in the Russian Far East. The press servi ... more
SPACEWAR
US Space Corps: Why the Idea of Battling China and Russia in Space is So Flawed
Washington DC (Sputnik) Jul 18, 2017
While US lawmakers are moving forward with plans to create a "Space Corps" with the announced purpose of battling China and Russia in space; American generals oppose the idea of introducing space un ... more
DRAGON SPACE
Chinese Space Program: From Setback, to Manned Flights, to the Moon
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
The past decades have seen China making great progress, both economic and also in the field of space exploration. The construction of new space launch centers, ambitious lunar and Mars exploration p ... more
TECH SPACE
Giant enhancement of electromagnetic waves revealed within small dielectric particles
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Scientists from the Lomonosov Moscow State University together with their Russian and foreign colleagues have done for the first time direct measurements of giant electromagnetic fields, emerging in ... more
TECH SPACE
Monash Earth Scientists involved in discovery of a new mineral
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
In the harshest of environments in far-east Russia, Monash scientists have played a leading role in the discovery of a new mineral, which could revolutionise the future of the mining industry. ... more


Russia to Carry Out Five Launches From Vostochny Space Center in 2018

VENUSIAN HEAT
Researchers find out how bromine fits into Venusian chemistry
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Bromine species, and hydrogen bromide (HBr) in particular, could play an important part in the photochemistry of the lower atmosphere of Venus. This conclusion was made by researchers from MIPT and ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Russia's 'Sova' Atmospheric Satellite Starts Flight Tests - Research Fund
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 03, 2017
The first Russian atmospheric satellite dubbed "Sova" (Owl) with a high-aspect ratio flexible wing began flight tests at an altitude of 49,000-65,000 feet, an official with the Advanced Research Fun ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Concurrent hot and dry summers more common in future
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
A combination of severe drought and a heatwave caused problems for Russia in the summer of 2010: fires tore through forests and peat bogs. Moscow was shrouded in thick smog, causing many deaths in t ... more
MARSDAILY
Russian Devices for ExoMars Mission to Be Ready in Fall 2017
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 28, 2017
Two Russian devices to be mounted on the Mars rover of the ExoMars 2020 mission are nearly ready, by the end of 2017 they will be supplied to the European Space Agency (ESA), head of the Russian Aca ... more



Chinese ships heading for joint exercises with Russia in the Baltic Sea
Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2017
A Chinese naval group is steaming to the Baltic Sea to engage in exercises with the Russian Navy as part of the "Joint Sea" series of maneuvers running from July 24 to 27. The People's Liberation Army Navy ships were shadowed by Great Britain's Royal Navy as the vessels transited the English Channel. The task force was greeted in the North Sea by NATO warships, including the Norwegian M ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
NATO, Jordan mark establishment of new cybersecurity team
New Delhi (AFP) July 20, 2017
India says it has international backing in border dispute with China
New Delhi (AFP) July 19, 2017
China 'aggressive' in border row, says India diplomat
No response from North Korea as proposed talks loom: Seoul
Seoul (AFP) July 20, 2017
North Korea has not responded to South Korea's offer to hold military talks Friday, Seoul said, dimming prospects of any ease in tensions after Pyongyang tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile. "There has been no response yet," defence ministry spokesman Moon Sang-Gyun told journalists, adding that preparations were still underway in case the proposed meeting goes ahead. Seo ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) July 19, 2017
US locked in 'slow-going' talks with China on N.Korea sanctions
Tehran (AFP) July 19, 2017
Iran's president threatens response to new US sanctions
Tehran (AFP) July 18, 2017
Iran parliament vows to fight US 'adventurism'
China develops sea launches to boost space commerce
Beijing (XNA) Jul 10, 2017
China has a clear plan to provide sea launches for commercial payloads to be carried by Long March rockets, according to an aerospace official. Tang Yagang, vice head of the aerospace division of the No.1 institute of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC), said that the technology is not difficult and a sea launch platform can be built based on modifying 10,000-ton ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Space Program: From Setback, to Manned Flights, to the Moon
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Rocket Fizzles Out, Puts Other Launches on Hold
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
The ashes of China's late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo were buried at sea on Saturday, depriving his supporters of a place to pay tribute to the pro-democracy dissident. Officials showed a video in which his wife, Liu Xia, and relatives lowered a white round urn into the water off the northeastern coastal city of Dalian, two days after the democracy advocate died of liver cancer aged 61 while i ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) July 14, 2017
Anti-Beijing Hong Kong lawmakers disqualified from parliament
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 14, 2017
China hits back at criticism over Nobel laureate's death
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 14, 2017
China under pressure to free dissident's widow
Study: Mini cellular antennae helps turn muscle into fat
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
No matter how much you diet and hit the gym, muscle cells turn to fat as the body ages. Toned bods inevitably become flabby. Blame it on the cilia. New research shows the tiny cellular antennae plays a key role in the muscle-to-fat transformation process. While the realization is unlikely to unlock the fountain of youth, it could help scientists develop new types of regenerative therapi ... more
Livermore CA (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Optimizing hydrogen-powered passenger ferries focus of Sandia Labs study
Atlanta GA (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Using the stairs just got easier with energy-recycling steps
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Giant charge reversal observed for the first time
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
North Dakota UAS Training Center Depends on IGC Satellite Connectivity
McLean, VA (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have played an important role in the U.S. military's operations in the Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia in recent years, using ever-more-sophisticated on-board sensors and cameras to provide valuable intelligence to troops on the ground. As the UAS technology has evolved, companies serving government customers have introduced a range of non-military applicat ... more
McLean, VA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
First UAVs, Now Ships - Connectivity for the next generation of remote naval operations
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Northrop Grumman receives Australian satellite ground station contract
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
DISA extends Comtech satellite services to Marines
Nigeria starts receiving armored vehicles from Streit
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
The Streit Group has delivered 25 new 4x4 armored personnel carriers to the Nigerian armed forces, the first of 177 vehicles on order. Streit said late last month that the batch delivered was composed of its Spartan APCs and Typhoon 4×4 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles. The Spartan provides protection against both ballistic and blast threats with crew compartment protect ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
LOC Performance receives $49.1 million Bradley upgrade contract
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Rheinmetall enhancing Puma IFV for German Army
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
Orbital ATK shows ammo development for MK44 gun
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
Daimler announces emissions recall of 3 mln diesel cars in Europe
Berlin (AFP) July 18, 2017
German luxury car maker Daimler, which is being investigated for alleged emissions cheating, announced Tuesday a voluntary recall of more than three million Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles in Europe. It said it had already launched a service action for other models and that, "in order to effectively improve the emissions of additional model series, Daimler has now decided to extend the service ... more
San Francisco (AFP) July 18, 2017
Microsoft cloud to help Baidu self-driving car effort
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 13, 2017
Daimler manipulated emissions in one million cars: report
Aspen, United States (AFP) July 18, 2017
Chinese bike-sharing startup aims at US with new model
Dust deposits give new insights into the history of the Sahara
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
The Sahara is the world's largest desert and dust source with significant impacts on trans-Atlantic terrestrial and large-scale marine ecosystems. Remote Saharan dust influences the earth's radiation budget and tropical North Atlantic ocean-atmosphere temperature variability that might even attenuate Hurricane activity. In a new research study an international team of geoscientists reconst ... more
Los Angeles (AFP) July 18, 2017
California extends tough climate policy measures to 2030
Manila (AFP) July 14, 2017
ADB warns climate change 'disastrous' for Asia
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Scientists upgrade database tracking global temperatures across millennia
In Gulf of Mexico, NASA Evaluates How Crew Will Exit Orion
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 20, 2017
When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA's Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they'll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land. Using the waters off the coast of Galveston, Texas, a NASA and Department of Defense team tested Orion exit procedures in a variety of scenarios July 10-14. During the crew egress testi ... more
Zhukovskiy (Sputnik) Jul 21, 2017
Space Tourist From Asian Country to Travel to ISS in 2019
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
NASA Awards Mission Systems Operations Contract
Centennial CO (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
ULA to launch Dream Chaser for cargo runs to ISS for Sierra Nevada
Philippines orders arrests as communist talks close to collapse
Manila (AFP) July 20, 2017
The Philippine government ordered the arrest Thursday of communist rebel leaders involved in peace talks, the day after a guerrilla ambush left five presidential bodyguards wounded in the latest escalation of the half century-long conflict. The insurgents have been engaged in off-and-on peace talks with Manila to end one of the world's longest insurgencies that has claimed tens of thousands ... more
Washington (AFP) July 19, 2017
Pentagon warns of risks after Turkey discloses US forces in Syria
Bamako (AFP) July 17, 2017
Malian soldiers' bodies recovered after 'jihadist' attack
Beirut (AFP) July 14, 2017
Syria regime strikes kill 7 near Damascus: monitor
Russia boasts of Turkish gas pipeline progress
Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2017
Russian energy company Gazprom is moving forward with developments of a gas pipeline through Turkey with shallow-water preparations, a spokesperson said. Russian energy company Gazprom said construction of a pipeline known variably as TurkStream or Turkish Stream started in May. Sergei Kupriyanov, a spokesman for the energy company, told Russia news agency Tass progress is still in the ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2017
An IPO in Thailand sparks push for regional energy development
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
U.N. to help Nigeria look beyond oil for revenue
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
Brent crude oil passes the $50 threshold in early Thursday trading
North Dakota UAS Training Center Depends on IGC Satellite Connectivity
McLean, VA (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have played an important role in the U.S. military's operations in the Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia in recent years, using ever-more-sophisticated on-board sensors and cameras to provide valuable intelligence to troops on the ground. As the UAS technology has evolved, companies serving government customers have introduced a range of non-military applicat ... more
McLean, VA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
First UAVs, Now Ships - Connectivity for the next generation of remote naval operations
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Northrop Grumman receives Australian satellite ground station contract
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
DISA extends Comtech satellite services to Marines
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Lockheed awarded $130.3 million contract for Patriot missile foreign sales
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control has been awarded a $130.3 million foreign military sales contract for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 anti-ballistic missile systems, the Department of Defense announced Friday. The contract will provide for 35 missile segment enhancements, 100 launcher modifications kits, parts, software, and missile round trainers. Recipients of the systems inclu ... more
Vilnius (AFP) July 11, 2017
US deploys Patriots in Lithuania for NATO war games
Seoul (AFP) July 11, 2017
San Diego 'likely' in range of N.Korea ICBM in 2 years: US monitor
Washington (AFP) July 11, 2017
US conducts successful missile intercept test amid NKorea tensions
US Space Corps: Why the Idea of Battling China and Russia in Space is So Flawed
Washington DC (Sputnik) Jul 18, 2017
While US lawmakers are moving forward with plans to create a "Space Corps" with the announced purpose of battling China and Russia in space; American generals oppose the idea of introducing space units. Russian political analysts review why this idea is so flawed. forward with plans to create a "Space Corps" to be able to battle Russia and China in space. "National security space can no l ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Space station project seeks to crystallize the means to counteract nerve poisons
Washington (AFP) July 14, 2017
US lawmakers advance 'Space Corps' plans
Patrick AFB FL (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
45th Space Wing cuts into a new era of space exploration


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