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May 17, 2017
ROCKET SCIENCE
Washington Still Has No Engine to Replace Russian-Made RD-180



Moscow (Sputnik) May 17, 2017
US aerospace company Blue Origin suffered a setback while testing its Blue Engine 4 (BE-4), a staged-combustion rocket engine designed to replace Russian-made RD-180s, meaning that Washington still does not have an indigenously built version of a key piece of equipment needed to propel its Atlas V launch vehicles or its analogues into space. The private company, founded by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, lost turbopumps and valves which provide the fuel-oxidizer mix to the injectors and combustion cham ... read more

SPACEWAR
How Gorbachev Destroyed the USSR's Military Space Program, and What It Cost Russia
Moscow (Sputnik) May 16, 2017
Thirty years ago, in May 1987, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrived in the Baikonur Cosmodrome to personally order the closure of the USSR's military space program. Three decades on, Russian mili ... more
SPACEWAR
Space Wars? Moscow Seeking 'Qualitative Parity' With Washington - US Intel Chief
Moscow (Sputnik) May 12, 2017
Russia is attempting to modernize its nuclear and conventional weapons systems as well as its asymmetric capabilities in order to reach qualitative parity with the United States, Director of Nationa ... more
AEROSPACE
Russian engineers develop new surveillance, missile defense airships
Moscow (Sputnik) May 10, 2017
Russian engineers are designing new advanced airships which may become a potent element of the country's anti-ballistic missile defenses. On May 6, 1937, the German passenger airship Hindenbur ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Russia's RS-28 Sarmat ICBM: Hypersonic Disaster for US Missile Defense Shield
Moscow (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
With its state-of-art heavy liquid-propelled RS-28 Sarmat ICBM the Russian military has obviously surpassed their US counterparts, Russian military expert Alexei Leonkov told Radio Sputnik, adding t ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE
First Contract under Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation BAA Complete
Los Angeles AFB (AFNS) May 09, 2017
The first of ten contracts awarded under the Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) was recently completed. Moog Inc. successfully completed a "Non-Destructive Ev ... more
NUKEWARS
Russia to Rearm Strategic Missile Forces With 5th-Generation Arms by 2027
Moscow (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
Russia will have upgraded its Strategic Missile Forces with 5th-generation devices by 2027. All missile divisions of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) will be rearmed with 5th-generation ball ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
'Road to Nowhere': Retired Cosmonaut Reveals How It Feels to Walk in Space
Moscow (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
In an interview with Latvia's Radio Baltkom, retired Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, who became the first human to make a spacewalk, gave his thoughts on how he felt when going into outer space. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Mind Your Own Business, Stay Away From Russian Ports - Moscow on US Bill
Gorki, Russia (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
The United States should leave port management in the Russian Far East to Moscow and focus on its own affairs, Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Purchase of S-400 From Russia 'Might Signal Turkey's Estrangement From NATO'
Moscow (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
The possible purchase of Russia's S-400 missile defense system was among the issues topping the agenda of talks between Presidents Putin and Erdogan in Sochi on Wednesday. Turkish journalist and exp ... more
AEROSPACE
Russia's T-50 Super Jet Preparing to Soar With Next-Gen Engine
Moscow (Sputnik) May 04, 2017
Flight tests of Russian newest PAK FA (T-50) fighter aircraft with a standard engine will start in the near future, General Designer of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Sergei Korotkov said Wed ... more


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ROCKET SCIENCE
New Russian Medium-Class Carrier Rocket Could Compete With SpaceX's Falcon
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
A new medium-class carrier rocket to be developed in Russia will be able to compete with the Falcon rocket manufactured by the US-based SpaceX company, Russia's RSC Energia space corporation said. ... more
CYBER WARS
Information Space Turns Into New Battleground - Russian General Staff
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
The information space has become a new theater of military operations as more than 120 countries are developing information weapons, the Russian General Staff said Wednesday. "The information ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
RSC Energia, Boeing Hammer Out a Deal on Sea Launch Project
Los Angeles (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
Rocket and Space Corporation Energia (RSC Energia) and Boeing have finally managed to reach a settlement over a sizeable $330 million debt incurred by the Russian company over the Sea Launch project ... more
MOON DAILY
Russia, US Ready to Give You a Lift to Moon Orbit, ISS
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
Russian aerospace company RSC Energia and its US partners have worked out several options of sending tourists into the Moon's orbit and to the International Space Station (ISS), Energia's General Di ... more



Manila, Beijing to open South China Sea talks next week: envoy
Manila (AFP) May 13, 2017
The Philippines and China will open bilateral talks on their dispute over the South China Sea next week, Manila's ambassador to Beijing said on Saturday. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to deepen relations with China despite its extensive island-building in disputed parts of the South China Sea, in the hopes of securing billions of dollars' worth of investments from Beijing. ... more
Colombo (AFP) May 11, 2017
Sri Lanka refuse Chinese submarine docking: official
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
Putin the piano man plays Soviet-era tunes in Beijing
Brussels (AFP) May 12, 2017
Britain blocking EU military HQ: sources
N. Korea says 'new missile' can carry nuclear warhead
Seoul (AFP) May 15, 2017
North Korea Monday celebrated the launch of what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet tested in a bid to bring the US mainland within reach, saying it was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead". Leader Kim Jong-Un personally oversaw the test on Sunday, the official Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) said, and pictures by state media showed him gazing at the missile in ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
ICBM launch facility receives comprehensive maintenance
United Nations, United States (AFP) May 16, 2017
US would talk to N. Korea if missile, nuclear tests stop: Haley
Tehran (AFP) May 14, 2017
Iran's delayed gold rush disillusions voters
A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
While it remains unclear exactly how long China's first lunar explorers will spend on the surface, the country is already planning for longer stays. Eight Chinese volunteers will live in "Yuegong-1," a simulated space "cabin" in Beijing for the next year, strengthening China's knowledge and technical know-how, and helping the country's scientists understand exactly what will be required fo ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2017
China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it eyes moon mission
Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
Beijing (Sputnik) May 01, 2017
Reach for the Stars: China Plans to Ramp Up Space Flight Activity
China frees human rights lawyer on bail: Amnesty
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China has freed a prominent human rights lawyer on bail, Amnesty International said Wednesday, after he admitted to his crimes in what critics called a show trial. Xie Yang, who had worked on cases considered politically sensitive by China's ruling Communist Party, was among hundreds of legal staff and activists detained in the so-called "709 crackdown" in 2015. He pleaded guilty Monday ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China lawyer's wife seeks US asylum after brazen escape
Beijing (AFP) May 9, 2017
China wants its anthem sung, but maybe not at parties
Beijing (AFP) May 8, 2017
Chinese human rights lawyers seen as enemies of the state
Laser pulses reveal the superconductors of the future
Trieste, Italy (SPX) May 15, 2017
Another step forward towards superconductivity at room temperature: an experiment at the cutting edge of condensed matter physics and materials science has revealed that the dream of more efficient energy usage can turn into reality. An international collaboration, led by the scientists of Italy's International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Universita Cattolica di Brescia ... more
Kent UK (SPX) May 15, 2017
Harnessing geometric frustration to tune batteries for greater power
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Mini heat engine could power tomorrow's tiny machines
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
No batteries necessary, new medical implant derives energy from the human body
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Navy receiving data terminal sets from Leonardo DRS
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
High-performance Link-11/Link-22 data terminal sets and related communications equipment are to be delivered to the U.S. Navy by Leonardo DRS. The U.S. military and allied forces use Link-11 and Link-22 data systems to exchange information - including radar tracking information - among airborne, land-based and ship-board tactical data systems. "Under multiple contracts with the ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
European country orders Harris tactical radios
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Israel orders satellite-on-the-go for military vehicles
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Elbit Systems receives Brazilian contract for C4ISR
U.S. Army testing Saab camouflage
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Saab's mobile camouflage system is undergoing field evaluation in Germany by the U.S. Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment during its operational training. The mobile camouflage, made by the company's Barracuda business unit, provides protection to stationary vehicles as well as vehicles on the move. "Mobile camouflage and signature management is more important now than at any time in the ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Elbit introduces upgraded vehicle mortar system
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
India seeks CBRN protective equipment
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
Jointly-developed Indonesian, Turkish tank makes debut
Judge seeks criminal review of Uber-Alphabet dispute
San Francisco (AFP) May 12, 2017
A federal judge has asked for a criminal justice review in the case brought by Alphabet self-driving car unit Waymo accusing Uber of stealing its technology. Judge William Alsup, in an order posted late Thursday, said he was referring the case to the Justice Department "for investigation of possible theft of trade secrets." Alsup said he made the recommendation "based on the evidentiary ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 10, 2017
South Korea building world's largest test site for self-driving cars
Washington (AFP) May 11, 2017
Judge blesses $1 bn compensation deal in VW diesel case
Chicago IL (SPX) May 12, 2017
Experiments show that a few self-driving cars can dramatically improve traffic flow
New scrutiny of poles as world braces for climate shifts: UN
Geneva (AFP) May 15, 2017
Scientists will intensify scrutiny of the polar regions as part of an international campaign to improve global weather predictions and minimise risks linked to rapid climate change, the UN said Monday. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said a full year would be dedicated to improving polar forecasting capacities in the Arctic and another year would be spent doing the same in Antarc ... more
Paris (AFP) May 17, 2017
The EU: What happened to climate's poster child; Canada blocks audit change
Atlanta GA (SPX) May 15, 2017
Rising temperatures threaten stability of Tibetan alpine grasslands
Fairbanks, United States (AFP) May 11, 2017
Tillerson: Trump will not rush US climate policy review
International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit 2018 - March 27-28 - Atlanta USA
ISS crew harvest new crop of vegetables grown in space
Houston TX (SPX) May 17, 2017
While preparing for the 200th spacewalk on the International Space Station, the crew members in orbit performed the latest harvest of vegetables grown in space. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer collected the latest crop of Tokyo Bekana Chinese cabbage for the Veg-03 investigation. Some of this was consumed at meal-time, and the rest sealed for analysis back on Earth. Understanding how plants re ... more
Miami (AFP) May 12, 2017
'Awesomesauce,' proclaims US astronaut on historic spacewalk
Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) May 15, 2017
Six-legged livestock - sustainable food production
Houston TX (SPX) May 09, 2017
External commercial ISS platform starts second mission
Colombia, ELN rebels resume talks
Quito (AFP) May 17, 2017
Colombia and the left-wing National Liberation Army insurgency resumed talks Tuesday aimed at reducing everyday violence on the road to a peace deal. The two sides got back to talks in Ecuador's capital looking to end a half century of conflict as the larger FARC is doing. In November, the FARC signed a peace deal with the Colombian government after four years of talks. Now, the ELN as i ... more
Beirut (AFP) May 13, 2017
Syria army seizes airbase from IS: military source, monitor
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories (AFP) May 15, 2017
Israeli navy shoots Gaza fisherman after 'blockade breach'
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories (AFP) May 15, 2017
Israeli navy shoots dead Gaza fisherman
BHP Billiton: Growth potential apparent
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Australian energy and mining giant BHP Billiton could see value increase by 50 percent under a variety of market scenarios, the company's CEO said Tuesday. The company in April dismissed a push by managers at hedge fund Elliot Associates and Elliot International, which hold minor shares in BHP Billiton, to split off its U.S. oil division in order to unlock tens of billions of U.S. dolla ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
U.S. gas prices stable despite market headwinds
Rome (AFP) May 16, 2017
Ancient olive trees make way for pipeline
Ottawa (AFP) May 16, 2017
Canada blocked climate change audit: official
Navy receiving data terminal sets from Leonardo DRS
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
High-performance Link-11/Link-22 data terminal sets and related communications equipment are to be delivered to the U.S. Navy by Leonardo DRS. The U.S. military and allied forces use Link-11 and Link-22 data systems to exchange information - including radar tracking information - among airborne, land-based and ship-board tactical data systems. "Under multiple contracts with the ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
European country orders Harris tactical radios
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Israel orders satellite-on-the-go for military vehicles
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Elbit Systems receives Brazilian contract for C4ISR
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
State Dept. approves UAE for possible PAC-3 missile buy
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Thursday the possible sale of Patriot PAC-3 and GEM-T missiles to the United Arab Emirates. The proposed sale, approved by the U.S. State Department, is worth an estimated $2 billion. "The proposed sale will enhance the UAE's capability to meet current and future aircraft and missile threats," the agency said in a press release. " ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin contract for AEGIS system development
Washington (AFP) May 11, 2017
US approves sale of $2 billion in missiles to UAE: Pentagon
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives Patriot missile contract for Qatar
Space Wars? Moscow Seeking 'Qualitative Parity' With Washington - US Intel Chief
Moscow (Sputnik) May 12, 2017
Russia is attempting to modernize its nuclear and conventional weapons systems as well as its asymmetric capabilities in order to reach qualitative parity with the United States, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said in a congressional testimony on Thursday. "Moscow is pursuing a wide range of nuclear, conventional, and asymmetric capabilities designed to achieve qualitative par ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) May 16, 2017
How Gorbachev Destroyed the USSR's Military Space Program, and What It Cost Russia
Washington DC (Sputnik) May 09, 2017
Pentagon Awards Contract to Develop Knowledge-Based Space Command Tools
Colorado Springs CO (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Lockheed Martin Debuts System to Protect Space Assets


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