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October 17, 2017
MARSDAILY
Russian Space Research Institute Announces July 2020 Date for Mission to Mars



Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 10, 2017
According to the head of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Space Research Institute, the launch of the ExoMars-2020 mission, which will send a European rover to the red planet, is scheduled for July 24, 2020. The launch of the ExoMars-2020 mission from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan is tentatively scheduled for July 24, 2020, head of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Space Research Institute (IKI) laboratory Daniil Rodionov told Sputnik. "The launch window is July 2020. The approximate ... read more

ROCKET SCIENCE
Angola's First Satellite to Be Launched From Baikonur Spaceport Dec. 7
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 10, 2017
Rocket and Space Corporation Energia's General Designer Yevgeniy Mikrin said that a Ukrainian-made Zenit carrier rocket, loaded with the AngoSat-1 satellite, built at Angola's request, will be launc ... more
SPACEMART
Turkey, Russia to Enhance Cooperation in the Field of Space Technologies
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 10, 2017
Turkey is set to develop its space agency following the passing of a draft law by the Turkish Parliament. According to some experts, Turkey will collaborate with Russia, China and India in order to ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Russia May Adjust Space Program to Construct Super-Heavy Carrier Rocket
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 10, 2017
Russia may adjust its federal space program to facilitate funding of the construction of a super-heavy-lift launch vehicle (SHLLV), General Director of Russia's Rocket and Space Corporation Energia ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Roscosmos: International Space Exploration to Continue Despite Geopolitical Situation
Paris (Sputnik) Oct 10, 2017
Russian state space corporation claims that complicated geopolitical situation is unlikely to have a negative impact on the development of the international cooperation in space exploration. C ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION
Sentinel-5P poised for liftoff
Paris (ESA) Oct 10, 2017
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled two days before launch, set for Friday ... more
SPACEMART
Private companies are launching a new space race
London, UK (The Conversation) Oct 05, 2017
The space race between the USA and Russia started with a beep from the Sputnik satellite exactly 60 years ago (October 4, 1957) and ended with a handshake in space just 18 years later. The handshake ... more
MISSILE NEWS
US-Russia-China cooperation could hinder the proliferation of hypersonic missiles
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
A new RAND report proposes that despite their differences, Russia, China and the United States should act jointly to head off a little-recognized security threat - the proliferation of hypersonic ... more
MOON DAILY
Russian space agency, NASA agree to co-build lunar-orbit space station
Moscow (XNA) Sep 28, 2017
Russia's Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States said Wednesday that they have agreed to cooperate on build ... more
MOON DAILY
NASA, Roscosmos Sign Joint Statement on Researching, Exploring Deep Space
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 28, 2017
Building a strategic capability for advancing and sustaining human space exploration in the vicinity of the Moon will require the best from NASA, interested international partners, and U.S. industry ... more
ICE WORLD
Winter cold extremes linked to high-altitude polar vortex weakening
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
When the strong winds that circle the Arctic slacken, cold polar air can escape and cause extreme winter chills in parts of the Northern hemisphere. A new study finds that these weak states have bec ... more


New type of supercomputer could be based on 'magic dust' combination of light and matter

SPACE TRAVEL
Space Cooperation Between China, Russia Needs Long-Term Mechanism
Moscow (Sputnik) Sep 24, 2017
With China and Russia poised to deepen cooperation on space exploration, a long-term mechanism is needed to realize the full potential of their joint resources. Scientists in Russia's Novosibi ... more
TECH SPACE
Ultra-light aluminum: USU chemist reports breakthrough in material design
Logan UT (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
If you drop an aluminum spoon in a sink full of water, the spoon will sink to the bottom. That's because aluminum, in its conventional form, is denser than water says Utah State University chemist A ... more
NUKEWARS
Russia Conducts Test Launch of RS-24 Yars ICBM
Plesetsk (Sputnik) Sep 25, 2017
The RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was test-launched from Russia's Plesetsk space center, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday. "On September 20, a test launch of ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Sentinel-5P launch preparations in full swing
Plesetsk, Russia (ESA) Sep 19, 2017
With liftoff set for 13 October, engineers at Russia's Plesetsk launch site are steaming ahead with the task of getting Europe's next Copernicus satellite ready for its journey into orbit. The ... more



India, Russia to hold first 'tri-service' war games
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 16, 2017
India and Russia will hold large-scale military exercises engaging their armies, navies and air forces for the first time, the defence ministry in New Delhi said Monday. The two countries have held annual naval exercises since 2003 but this is the first occasion that both will combine all military services. They come on the back of regional tensions, with New Delhi and China ending a mon ... more
Beijing (AFP) Oct 16, 2017
China's Xi caught between Kim nukes, Trump tweets
Washington (AFP) Oct 15, 2017
Trump puts America first, but more and more alone
Vilnius (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
Lithuania hikes defence budget to meet NATO target
EU ministers close ranks to support Iran deal
Luxembourg (AFP) Oct 16, 2017
The EU is to dispatch its chief diplomat Federica Mogherini to Washington next month to fight for the Iran nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump threatened to tear it up. EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Monday joined a chorus of international support for the landmark 2015 accord, warning that Trump's hardline stance jeopardised efforts to find a peaceful solution to the ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) Oct 16, 2017
North Korea tells UN will not negotiate with a 'hostile' US
Washington (AFP) Oct 15, 2017
Iran move won't weaken US hand with N.Korea: Tillerson
Geneva (AFP) Oct 13, 2017
Nobel peace laureates denounce Trump's Iran move
China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launched three remote sensing satellites Friday on a Long March-2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The Yaogan-30 01 satellites will conduct electromagnetic probes and other experiments. The launch is the 251st flight mission of the Long March rocket family. span class="BDL">Source: a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com">Xin ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Adelaide, Australia (XNA) Oct 03, 2017
UN official commends China's role in space cooperation
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
Mao or never: In Xi's China, a village clings to past
Nanjie , China (AFP) Oct 13, 2017
Disneyland has "Main Street, USA", a monorail and Mickey Mouse. China's Nanjie village has "East is Red Square", red trams and Mao Zedong. Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to the hamlet in central Henan province which has become an attraction with its idealised vision of village life right out of the Communist past. While the Communist Party prepares to give a second t ... more
Beijing (AFP) Oct 15, 2017
China's People's Daily launches English app in soft power push
Beijing (AFP) Oct 15, 2017
Xi to tighten clutch on power at Communist conclave
Beijing (AFP) Oct 15, 2017
Five things to know about China's Communist congress
Low-cost battery from waste graphite
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Kostiantyn Kravchyk works in the group of Maksym Kovalenko. This research group is based at both ETH Zurich and in Empa's Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics. The two researchers' ambitious goal at the Empa branch is to make a battery out of the most common elements in the Earth's crust - such as magnesium or aluminum. These metals offer a high degree of safety, even if the anode i ... more
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
PPPL takes detailed look at 2-D structure of turbulence in tokamaks
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
A new miniature solution for storing renewable energy
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
'Air-breathing' battery could cut costs of renewable energy storage
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
SES GS to Provide More MEO-enabled SATCOM Solutions for U.S. Government
Luxembourg (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
SES reports that its wholly owned subsidiary, SES Government Solutions (SES GS), has won several key contracts to provide critically important managed network services leveraging SES's unique high throughput, low latency Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) O3b satellite network capabilities. By the end of 2017, SES GS will be delivering nearly 4 Gigabits per second of managed O3b services supporting 13 sit ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers
Washington (UPI) Oct 9, 2017
L3 satellite terminals for Air National Guard
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Asia-Pacific nation orders Harris communications gear, network
Israeli artillery shells becoming precision guided weapons
Washington (UPI) Oct 9, 2017
Israel Aerospace Industries is to further develop, produce and supply the Israeli Army with course correction artillery fuzes, the company announced on Monday. The work comes under a tender issued by the Israeli Ministry of Defense's Directorate of Defense Research and Development. Its financial value was not disclosed. "Following years of challenging technological development ef ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Rheinmetall, Paravan team on autonomous vehicle technology
Greenbelt, MD (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Orbit Logic Awarded Navy Autonomy Contract
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Australia seeks small diameter bombs from U.S.
Norway seeks 'Tesla tax' on electric cars
Oslo (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
Norway, a world leader of zero-emission vehicles, on Thursday proposed a "Tesla tax" aimed at cutting a tax advantage granted to large electric cars in a heavily criticised move. Electric cars, which have hitherto been exempted from heavy taxes imposed on other vehicles, accounted for 20 percent of new registrations in the Nordic country since the beginning of this year, an unprecedented mar ... more
Ljubljana (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
Slovenia sets tough emissions limits for cars
Paris (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
Paris wants to phase out diesel cars by 2024
San Francisco (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
Tesla recalls Model X vehicles for seat fix
Trump environment chief: US to end Obama climate plan
Washington (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
The head of the US Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that President Donald Trump's administration will move to repeal his predecessor Barack Obama's plan to restrict greenhouse gas emissions. Speaking in Kentucky at a political event attended by coal miners, EPA chief Scott Pruitt said he would Tuesday "be signing a proposed rule to withdraw the so-called Clean Power Plan of the pa ... more
Berlin (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
'Plan B': Seven ways to engineer the climate
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
British government unveils green spending plans
Berlin (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
As Paris climate goals recede, geoengineering looms larger
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Russia launches cargo ship to space station
Moscow (AFP) Oct 14, 2017
Russia on Saturday launched an unmanned Progress space freighter carrying supplies to the International Space Station from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz 2.1a rocket carrying the ship successfully reached orbit eight minutes after taking off at 11:47am Moscow time (0847 GMT), a Russian space agency commentator said in the live feed from mission control. The event was pu ... more
Miami (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
US spacewalkers install 'new eyes' at space station
Paris (Sputnik) Oct 10, 2017
Roscosmos: International Space Exploration to Continue Despite Geopolitical Situation
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
NASA May Extend BEAM's Time on the International Space Station
Syria, Lebanon will be 'one front' if war erupts against Israel: minister
Jerusalem (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday that Lebanon and Syria would constitute "one front" against his country if a new war were to break out. Hezbollah and Israel fought a devastating conflict in 2006, and the Lebanese Shiite group is currently backing President Bashar al-Assad's regime in the Syrian civil war. Both countries border Israel to its north. "In the next ... more
Ankara (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
Turkish army says launches reconnaissance mission in Syria's Idlib
Moscow (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Russian strikes in Syria hit rebels' underground arsenal
Moscow (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
Russia kills 180 jihadists, mercenaries in Syria, claims al-Shishani's death
Geopolitical risk adds big premium to oil prices Monday
Washington (UPI) Oct 16, 2017
Geopolitical issues and concerns added a considerable risk premium to the price of oil on Monday as fighting erupted in the north of OPEC-member Iraq. Much of the oil production and distribution centers in Iraq are near the southern port city of Basra, though traders have focused on operations in the north since the Kurdish region held a contentious referendum for independence in late S ... more
Brussels (AFP) Oct 16, 2017
EU launches expert mission to Iraq
Washington (UPI) Oct 16, 2017
Amid fighting, Kurdish oil payments continue
Caracas (AFP) Oct 16, 2017
Maduro claims landslide win in disputed Venezuela elections
SES GS to Provide More MEO-enabled SATCOM Solutions for U.S. Government
Luxembourg (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
SES reports that its wholly owned subsidiary, SES Government Solutions (SES GS), has won several key contracts to provide critically important managed network services leveraging SES's unique high throughput, low latency Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) O3b satellite network capabilities. By the end of 2017, SES GS will be delivering nearly 4 Gigabits per second of managed O3b services supporting 13 sit ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers
Washington (UPI) Oct 9, 2017
L3 satellite terminals for Air National Guard
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Asia-Pacific nation orders Harris communications gear, network
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
US to sell $15 bn THAAD missile defense to Saudi Arabia
Washington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
The US government has approved the sale to Saudi Arabia of the advanced Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system for $15 billion, the State Department said Friday. "This sale furthers US national security and foreign policy interests, and supports the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of Iranian and other regional threats," a stateme ... more
Sydney (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Australia's new frigates to feature long-range missile defence system
Dallas TX (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
PAC-3 MSE Test Successful from Remote Launcher
Riyadh (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
Saudi intercepts Yemen rebel missile
SecAF addresses air and space innovation
Washington DC (AFNS) Oct 05, 2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the importance of modernization and innovation in space during a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2017. "Our mission is to organize, train and equip air and space forces," said Wilson. "We are the ones, since 1954, who are responsible for everything from 100 feet below the earth in missil ... more
Adelphi MD (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Army refines recipe for quantum-enhanced technologies
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
New DARPA radar sensor captures video through clouds
Beijing, China (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
China builds integrated space-ground quantum communication network


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