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August 11, 2017
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 orbiting spacecraft equipped with Earth-viewing cameras to map the planet in color to aid emergency responders, crop managers and environmental scientists. "The launch took place at the estimated time," a Roscosmos official told reporters. The Kanopus-V-IK is designed for real-time monitoring of na ... read more

SPACEMART
Airbus DS to expand cooperation with Russia
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 02, 2017
Airbus Defence and Space aerospace company is expanding its cooperation with Russia, Jean-Pierre Domenget, the head of Space Equipment, told Sputnik. "As you know, Synertech is a joint enterpr ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Let's cut them off from access to Space
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 01, 2017
There are several ways Russia could respond to the new US sanctions bill. At the same time, according to experts, the response should be cautious and well calculated. The US Senate has passed ... more
SUPERPOWERS
NASA, ESA understand major setback inevitable if cooperation in stops
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 01, 2017
Russia's Roscosmos State Space Corporation, US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and European Space Agency (ESA) understand that possible suspension of cooperation may negatively ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Sea Launch to be modernized for Russia's Soyuz-5 carrier rocket
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 01, 2017
The Sea Launch international spacecraft launch service will be modernized to be suited for launches of Soyuz-5 medium-launch carrier rocket, the director general of Russia's Roscosmos state space co ... more
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TECH SPACE
JV with Russia to build up to 50 satellite solid-state power amplifiers
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 02, 2017
The head of Space Equipment at Airbus DS stated that SynerTech company and Russian Space Systems is planning to make up to 50 solid-state power amplifiers within the next year. SynerTech compa ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Sky's the Limit for Joint Russian-Chinese Eurasian Air Defense Zone
Beijing (Sputnik) Aug 02, 2017
The commander of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has signaled China's intention to continue the development of full-fledged cooperation with Russia's Aerospace Defense Forces. Russian ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Three-man crew reaches International Space Station
Baikonur, Kazakhstan (AFP) July 28, 2017
A three-man space crew from Italy, Russia and the United States on Friday arrived at the International Space Station for a five-month mission Friday. Footage broadcast by Russia's space agency ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Three Good Reasons Why Russia May Not Actually Need a Supercarrier
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 25, 2017
Russia has adopted a new Navy Policy Framework up to the year 2030. The document devotes considerable attention to creating high-precision long-range cruise missiles, hypersonic weapons, robotics, a ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Russian sanctions won't affect cooperation in space
Washington (Sputnik) Jul 25, 2017
US anti-Russian sanctions should not affect the work of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and damage bilateral cooperation in space, the bill published on the website of the US Co ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Ensuing the US Navy prevails in a contest for maritime supremacy
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
The U.S. Navy has enjoyed uncontested global maritime supremacy for the past 25 years, said Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo ... more


Airbus built Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite ready for launch

OIL AND GAS
Russia's use of the 'energy weapon' against Western European countries a strategic threat
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Although it has not been widely successful to date in the former Soviet zone, Russia's use of the "energy weapon" against Western European countries in various forms still constitutes a strategic th ... more
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 Dire ... 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



North Korea: Trump fire talk singes Tillerson's wings
Washington (AFP) Aug 10, 2017
Will the United States defeat the North Korean nuclear threat through "peaceful pressure" or "fire and fury"? This week US Secretary of State and diplomatic good cop Rex Tillerson was in southeast Asia, working with allies to isolate and cajole Kim Jong-Un's regime. Meanwhile, back home, bad cop in chief President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with "fire and fury like the world has ... more
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
US, allies slam Chinese island-building
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
India's army steps up troop level on China border: report
Paris (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Guam: strategic island in the Pacific
Trump says NKorea would 'truly regret' attacking US
Washington (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
President Donald Trump tightened the screws on North Korea Friday, warning Pyongyang would "truly regret" taking any hostile action against the US as he prepared for talks with China's leader on the crisis. Trump has been engaged all week in a war of words with the North over its weapons and missile programs, as US media reported Pyongyang has successfully miniaturized a nuclear warhead. ... more
Seoul (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
As tensions soar, South Korea mulls nuclear arms
Seoul (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
N. Korea threatens missile strike near US territory Guam: KCNA
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
North Korea defiant after new sanctions, rejects talks
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
Hundreds of Cambodian maids to work in Hong Kong
Phnom Penh (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Cambodia is recruiting hundreds of maids to work in Hong Kong, an official said Wednesday, as the wealthy city scrambles to meet growing demand for domestic helpers and fend off concerns about exploitation. Hong Kong is home to more than 300,000 foreign maids, mostly from the Philippines and Indonesia. But a series of high-profile abuse cases have seized global headlines in recent years ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Flag-waving Chinese blockbuster smashes box-office records
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Anger over calls to limit air-con for Hong Kong maids
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Chinese auntie enforcers jailed after reign of grey terror
Saliva-powered battery could be helpful in extreme conditions
Binghamton NY (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs): a battery activated by spit that can be used in extreme conditions where normal batteries don't function. For the last five years, Binghamton University Electrical and Computer Science Assistant Professor Seokheun Choi has focused on developing micro-power sources ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Rice develops dual-surface graphene electrode to split water into hydrogen and oxygen
Washington (UPI) Aug 4, 2017
BAE Systems installing heat and power plant at Portsmouth, England
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Metal clouds to protect fusion reactor walls from heat flux
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
ViaSat, Data Link receive $123.4M for MIDS JRTS radios
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
ViaSat and Data Link Solutions have each received a $123.4 million modification to an existing contract for development and production of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System terminals, the Department of Defense announced on Thursday. The contract will go toward purchases for the U.S.military and foreign military sales. The work will be perform ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Envistacom wins $10M Army communications contract
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Joint Stars aircraft getting communications upgrade
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers
New railgun ready for testing
Washington (UPI) Aug 1, 2017
A new 10 mega joule medium-range multi-mission railgun from General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems has been assembled and is ready for testing, the company announced on Monday. The railgun, which provides multi-mission, multi-domain capability with greater flexibility for ship, land and mobile platforms will be put through its paces at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, the company said. / ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 1, 2017
Northrop Grumman receives $57.7M contract for IED jammers
Washington (UPI) Aug 1, 2017
Army orders additional Joint Light Tactical Vehicles
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives contract for Squad X infantry technology program
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
Electric vehicles to eat into global oil demand by 6 million barrels
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
An increased consumer use of electric vehicles means global oil demand could shrink by at least 6 million barrels, a report from Wood Mackenzie found. In what was described as a carbon-constrained scenario, the new report, prepared in coordination with GTM Research, which covers the global electricity sector, said electric vehicles could make up about 20 percent of all of the car ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Czech Republic aims for nation-wide vehicle charging points
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
VW offers discounts against dirty old diesels
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Mining giant BHP hops on EV bandwagon
UNEP chief urges China to do more on climate
Seoul (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
The world's biggest polluter China has a "big job" ahead of it in the global fight against climate change, the UN's environment chief said Wednesday. Since US President Donald Trump's decision in June to quit the Paris agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Beijing has proclaimed its willingness to stick to the pact. Analysts say the US move gives China an opportunity to establi ... more
Beijing (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Warm periods in the 20th century are not unprecedented during the last 2,000 years
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 09, 2017
Can poor air quality mask global warming's effects
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
US to join climate talks despite Paris accord exit
A look inside the Space Station's experimental BEAM module
Houston TX (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik looks through the hatch of the International Space Station's Bigelow Expandable Aerospace Module (BEAM) on July 31, 2017. He shared this photo on social media on August 2, commenting, "Ever wonder how you look when you enter a new part of a spacecraft? Well, this is it. First time inside the expandable BEAM module." The BEAM is an experimental expandable ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 03, 2017
Two Voyagers Taught Us How to Listen to Space
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 17, 2017
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Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 01, 2017
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Book gives voice to Vietnam's strangled anger over war
Paris (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
When Americans debate the Vietnam War, what the Vietnamese thought rarely gets a mention. Not any more. "The Sympathizer," by Vietnamese-American academic Viet Thanh Nguyen, has ended that silence. An excoriating tragi-comic novel, a bestseller in the US, it not only dismantles the Hollywood myth of the conflict but turns it inside out. Told from the perspective of an American-ed ... more
Bogota (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Colombia FARC rebels want to form pro football club
Beirut (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Dozens dead in central Syria as IS battles regime push: monitor
Manila (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
Philippine military needs 20,000 more troops due to greater threats: Duterte
Mexican energy sector escapes Franklin more or less unscathed
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Mexican refiners along the country's western coast were relatively spared as the remnants of Tropical Storm Franklin move out to sea, an industry report found. Franklin bounced along the western Mexican coast this week, hitting the country twice as a Category 1 hurricane. According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, Franklin is still producing strong thunderstorms offshore and could ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Amec Foster Wheeler ready for new life with Wood Group
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Rig movements increase offshore Norway
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Saudis ready to export more oil to Iraq
ViaSat, Data Link receive $123.4M for MIDS JRTS radios
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
ViaSat and Data Link Solutions have each received a $123.4 million modification to an existing contract for development and production of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System terminals, the Department of Defense announced on Thursday. The contract will go toward purchases for the U.S.military and foreign military sales. The work will be perform ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Envistacom wins $10M Army communications contract
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Joint Stars aircraft getting communications upgrade
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers
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Jacobs Technology awarded $4.6B contract for missile defense services
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Jacobs Technology is receiving a contract with a maximum value of $4.6 billion for services for the Missile Defense Agency, the Department of Defense announced on Wednesday. The services will go toward the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center and communications and informations technology for MDA. The work will primarily be conducted at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado, ... more
Washington (AFP) July 30, 2017
US successfully tests missile intercept system
Seoul (AFP) July 29, 2017
S. Korea speeds up US missile defence over North's missile test
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Ralph Johnson completes builders trials
Italian Ministry of Defense to launch military recon satellite
Washington (UPI) Jul 31, 2017
Leonardo announced Monday it will launch the OPTSAT-3000 reconnaissance satellite Wednesday from the Kourou Europe's spaceport in French Guyana on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Defense. The satellite was delivered by Leonardo and developed via a joint venture with Thales, Telespazio, and other companies, including Israel Aerospace Industries. It will be placed in orbit using the VEG ... more
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Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
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Washington (AFP) July 14, 2017
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