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September 11, 2017
SPACE TRAVEL
ESA retrieves NASA astronauts with new procedure in wake of hurricane



Paris (ESA) Sep 05, 2017
Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronauts Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson returned to Earth this morning after their stay on the International Space Station, landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan. From there, Jack and Peggy flew to ESA's European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany. One of the consequences of the devastating hurricane Harvey was the delayed take-off for NASA's G5 plane out of Houston. In order to cope with this delay and start with postflight science as soon as possib ... read more

ROCKET SCIENCE
Pentagon Will Have to Rely on Russian Rocket Engines Until Mid-2020s
Moscow (Sputnik) Sep 05, 2017
The US Defense Department's technical and funding challenges will result in Pentagon using the Russian RD-180 rocket engines until mid-2020s which is longer than it had initially been expected, loca ... 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
SUPERPOWERS
Russia, China Note Rapprochement of Positions in Space, Aviation Cooperation
Volgograd (Sputnik) Sep 05, 2017
Representatives of Russia and China pointed out during a meeting in Russia's southwestern city of Volgograd the narrowing of the gap between positions of both countries in the cooperation in space, ... more
MARSDAILY
Big dishes band together
Paris (ESA) Aug 28, 2017
Earlier this month, radio dishes from three deep-space networks combined to catch faint 'survival' whispers from one of ESA's Mars orbiters, underlining the value of international collaboration for ... more
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IRON AND ICE
House-Sized Near-Earth Objects Rarer Than We Thought
Tucson AZ (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
n 2013 a small meteoroid, the size of a house, hurtled through Earth's atmosphere and exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. The explosion shattered windows, and more than a thousand people ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China, Russia to Have Smooth Space Cooperation, Says Expert
Washington DC (Sputnik) Aug 31, 2017
China and Russia plan to sign an agreement in October on joint space exploration from 2018 and 2022, which would benefit both nations particularly in manned and future missions to the moon, CGTN rep ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Russian scientists invent device allowing them to sense kilometers into Earth
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 28, 2017
Scientists from three major Russian research institutes have made an important breakthrough in the field of muon tomography, creating tracking devices which allow geologists to 'see through' objects ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Weightlessness affects health of cosmonauts at molecular level
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
A team of scientists from Russia and Canada has analyzed the effect of space conditions on the protein composition in blood samples of 18 Russian cosmonauts. The results indicated many significant c ... more
CHIP TECH
Researchers create magnetic RAM
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Aug 23, 2017
MIPT researchers teamed up with their colleagues from the Kotelnikov Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics (IRE) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and the International Associated La ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Astrophysicists explain the mysterious behavior of cosmic rays
Moscow (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
A team of scientists from Russia and China has developed a model which explains the nature of high-energy cosmic rays (CRs) in our Galaxy. These CRs have energies exceeding those produced by superno ... more


Soyuz-2 Rocket to Arrive at Vostochny on September 20 for November Launch

SPACEWAR
Russian Military Likely to Give Up Using Baikonur Spaceport Soon: Here's Why
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 21, 2017
Roscosmos and the Russian Ministry of Defense are likely to team up to facilitate the construction of the launch pad for the Angara heavy-lift carrier rockets, RIA Novosti contributor Andrei Stanavo ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Equipment for Angara heavy-class rocket arrives at Vostochny Cosmodrome
Vostochny (Sputnik) Aug 21, 2017
The first technological equipment for the launch of the Angara heavy class carrier rocket has been delivered to the Vostochny Space Center in Russian Far East, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry R ... more
SPACEWAR
Russia's Space Forces Assume Control Over New Military Satellite
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 21, 2017
A new Russian military satellite has reached its final orbit after a launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakstan on Wednesday night. Russian Aerospace Forces assumed control over newest m ... more
MOON DAILY
Roscosmos Approves Luna-25 Space Station Model in Moon Exploration Project
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 21, 2017
Russia's Roscosmos State Space Corporation on Friday said it approved a model of the Luna-25 space station created as part of the development project Luna-Glob Moon exploration program with the star ... more



India's army chief says China 'testing limits' after stand-off
New Delhi (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
India's army chief has said his country must be prepared for war and accused China of "testing our limits", days after the nuclear-armed neighbours ended one of their worst border stand-offs in decades. General Bipin Rawat said India could not afford to be complacent and should be prepared for the possibility of an all-out war. "As far as our northern adversary is concerned, flexing of m ... more
Chisinau (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
Row in Moldova over US military drills in Ukraine
Konya, Turkey (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
German MPs in Turkey for soldier visit amid tensions
Moscow (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Russia tells NATO not to worry over war games
N.Korea crisis sparks nuclear debate in Japan, S.Korea
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Nuclear-armed North Korea's testing of long-range missiles that could possibly reach US soil has kindled debate in Japan and South Korea about developing their own nuclear deterrent, prompting fears of a North East Asian arms race. In the event of all-out war with North Korea, would US President Donald Trump risk American cities being targeted to protect traditional allies in Seoul and Tokyo ... more
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Big Bang Theory for North Korea's Nukes
Seoul (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
N. Korea warns US of 'greatest pain' over sanctions; Japan eyes stronger defence
Geneva (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
N. Korea vows more 'gift packages' for the US in nuclear row
China, Russia to Have Smooth Space Cooperation, Says Expert
Washington DC (Sputnik) Aug 31, 2017
China and Russia plan to sign an agreement in October on joint space exploration from 2018 and 2022, which would benefit both nations particularly in manned and future missions to the moon, CGTN reported on Monday. The bilateral agreement will cover five areas including lunar to deep space exploration, special materials development, collaborations in the area of satellite systems, Earth re ... more
Beijing (XNA) Aug 31, 2017
Kuaizhou-11 to send six satellites into space
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 29, 2017
Russia, China May Sign 5-Year Agreement on Joint Space Exploration
Paris (ESA) Aug 28, 2017
ESA and Chinese astronauts train together
Student backlash in Hong Kong independence row
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Hong Kong students have accused their universities of suppressing freedom of speech after banners and signs calling for the city's independence from China were taken down from campuses. The move has fuelled fears that freedoms are being squeezed in the semi-autonomous city and that Beijing is tightening its grip in a range of areas, from politics to media and education. Since the failure ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
'Oldest jazz band' a constant in fast-modernising Shanghai
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Hanergy tycoon gets 8-year ban in Hong Kong
Researchers devise a new way of producing hydrogen fuel
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
A U.S.-based team of researchers featuring MIPT scientists has assembled a nanoscale biological structure capable of producing hydrogen from water using light. They inserted a photosensitive protein into nanodiscs - circular fragments of cell membrane composed of a lipid bilayer - and enhanced the resultant structure with particles of titanium dioxide, a photocatalyst. The research findings were ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Electricity production: When enzymes rival platinum
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
Making better batteries via real-time TEM observation
Golden CO (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
NREL analysis identifies where commercial customers might benefit from energy storage
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Northrop awarded contract for support of Air Force communications system
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
The U.S. Air Force's Battlefield Airborne Communications Node system will continue to receive aircraft maintenance and logistics support from Northrop Grumman. The support is for four BACN E-11A aircraft operations and carries a $265 million price tag. The contract is for a one-year base period with four option years. Northrop Grumman's current BACN contract expires next year. "T ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers
McLean, VA (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
North Dakota UAS Training Center Depends on IGC Satellite Connectivity
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
Industry team demonstrates Low Cost Terminal for AEHF satellites
General Dynamics receives contracts for upgraded Abrams tanks
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
General Dynamics Land Systems has received two contracts for upgrades to the M1A2 series of main battle tanks for the U.S. Army. The first contract would upgrade Abrams tanks from the M1A2 System Enhancement Package 3 into a SEPv4 variant. The SEPv4 includes upgrades of the Commander and Gunner's Primary Sights, thermal systems, and other enhancements to the tank's armor and mobi ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Black Hills receives $49.9M contract for special 5.56mm
Washington (UPI) Sep 1, 2017
British air force opens ground combat to women
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
LOC Performance receives $49.1 million Bradley upgrade contract
US House passes bill to clear path for self-driving cars
Washington (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
The US House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation aimed at clearing the path for deployment of self-driving vehicles by requiring consistent regulations across the 50 states. The "Self Drive Act" approved by voice vote "will help pave the way for self-driving cars nationwide and ensures America stays a global leader in innovation," said a tweet from Representative Greg Walden ... more
New York (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Post-Harvey Houston faces a car crunch
Berlin (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Battling to thwart diesel bans, Merkel throws in the cash
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
VW shares gain as dieselgate bullet dodged
Periodic table of ecological niches could aid in predicting effects of climate change
Austin TX (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
A group of ecologists has started creating a periodic table of ecological niches similar to chemistry's periodic table. And just as chemists have used their periodic table as a point of reference to understand relationships among elements, the emerging table for ecologists shows relationships over time among animals, plants and their environments - acting as a critical resource for scientists se ... more
Washington (AFP) Sept 9, 2017
Series of potent hurricanes stokes scientific debate
Sydney (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Australia has hottest winter on record
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
Researchers tackle methane emissions with gas-guzzling bacteria
International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit 2018 - March 27-28 - Atlanta USA
What's hot and what's not at Berlin's IFA tech fair
Berlin (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Berlin's IFA technology fair, Europe's largest and a bellwether for the Christmas season, draws to a close Wednesday. Here is a quick overview of what's hot and what's not in the aisles. - On the out - - Tablets: the fever that greeted Apple's launch of the iPad in 2010 has long dissipated. Smartphones boast increasingly large screens and high performance in a handier package than the no ... more
Miami (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
'Star Trek' actor Shatner sends message to Voyager
Paris (ESA) Sep 05, 2017
ESA retrieves NASA astronauts with new procedure in wake of hurricane
Washington (AFP) Sept 3, 2017
Record-breaking NASA astronaut comes back to Earth
Red Cross exhumes Argentine remains in Falklands
Buenos Aires (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Experts have completed the exhumation of scores of unidentified Argentine soldiers buried on the Falkland Islands who were killed fighting Britain over the territory, the Red Cross said Wednesday. The remains of 121 unknown soldiers were buried at Darwin military cemetery on the remote South Atlantic islands, known in Spanish as Malvinas, at the end of the 1982 war. Laurent Corbaz, head ... more
Beirut (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
Russian strikes kill 34 civilians in Syria's Deir Ezzor: monitor
Damascus (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Israel hits Syria site reportedly used for chemical weapons
Bogota (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Drug gangs included in Colombia peace deal; Pope departs
DNO gains oil lead in the north of Iraq
Washington (UPI) Sep 8, 2017
The foot is "on the accelerator" for Kurdish oil operations with new assets gained through a deal with Exxon Mobil, Norwegian energy company DNO said. The Norwegian company, which has a core focus on oil basins in the Kurdish north of Iraq, said it assumed the role of operator after acquiring 50 percent of Exxon Mobil's stake in the Baeshiqa reserve area. DNO joins a consortium that inc ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 8, 2017
TransCanada mulling pipeline options after regulatory review
Washington (UPI) Sep 8, 2017
U.S. part of energy security strategy, Ukraine says
Washington (UPI) Sep 8, 2017
US dollar, not OPEC, driving markets, Russian oil boss says
Northrop awarded contract for support of Air Force communications system
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
The U.S. Air Force's Battlefield Airborne Communications Node system will continue to receive aircraft maintenance and logistics support from Northrop Grumman. The support is for four BACN E-11A aircraft operations and carries a $265 million price tag. The contract is for a one-year base period with four option years. Northrop Grumman's current BACN contract expires next year. "T ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers
McLean, VA (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
North Dakota UAS Training Center Depends on IGC Satellite Connectivity
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
Industry team demonstrates Low Cost Terminal for AEHF satellites
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
S.Korea, US to deploy more anti-missile defences: Seoul
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
South Korea and the United States will deploy more of the anti-missile defences hated by China in response to Sunday's nuclear test by North Korea, Seoul's defence ministry said Monday. Two launchers of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system are already operational, but public concern about the possible environmental impact of the US system forced Seoul to suspend the install ... more
Seoul (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
S. Korea, US deploy missile defence amid China protest
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
S. Korea launches missile drill after North's nuclear test
Washington (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
US cites its nuclear capabilities in defense against N.Korea
GomSpace partners with Airbus Defence and Space to enhance space-based aircraft surveillance
Paris (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
omSpace A/S ("GomSpace") a subsidiary of GomSpace Group AB (publ) (the "Company") has entered a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") with Airbus Defence and Space. At Paris Airshow Airbus Defence and Space recently announced their intent to create the "Airbus Surveillance Digital Eco-System" fusing space and ground data to provide global, near real time, data to track every aircraft, ... more
Colorado Springs CO (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
Multi-domain command and control a priority for Air Force Space Command
Seattle WA (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
BlackSky awarded contract by Air Force for next-generation Geospatial Intelligence Brokering Platform
Los Angeles AFP CA (AFNS) Aug 21, 2017
Air Force, mission partners prepare satellite for August launch


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