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May 18, 2016
MinXSS CubeSat deployed from ISS to study Sun's soft x-rays
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 18, 2016
On May 16, 2016, the bread loaf-sized Miniature X-Ray Solar Spectrometer, or MinXSS, CubeSat deployed from an airlock on the International Space Station to begin its journey into space. The NASA-funded MinXSS studies emissions from the sun that can affect our communications systems. MinXSS will operate for up to 12 months. The CubeSat observes soft X-rays from the sun, which can disrupt Earth's upper atmosphere and hamper radio and GPS signals traveling through the region. The intensity of the sof ... read more
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Pre-launch processing is underway with Indonesia's BRIsat for the next Arianespace heavy-lift flight
The second of two Space Systems Loral-built (SSL) payloads on Arianespace's upcoming Ariane 5 mission is well into its pre-launch processing at the Spaceport as Indonesia's BRIsat is readied for a J ... more

Out of this world: 'Moon and Mars veggies' grow in Dutch greenhouse
Establishing a human colony on the Moon and travelling to Mars has been the stuff of dreams since the dawn of the space age. ... more

Hybrid hydrostatic transmission enables robots with human-like grace and precision
A new type of hydrostatic transmission that combines hydraulic and pneumatic lines can safely and precisely drive robot arms, giving them the delicacy necessary to pick up an egg without breaking it ... more
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New Antares Rocket Rolls Out at NASA Wallops
Orbital ATK's Antares first stage with the new engines is rolled from NASA Wallops Flight Facility's Horizontal Integration Facility to Virginia Space's Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A on May ... more


NASA Invests in Next Stage of Visionary Technology Development
NASA has selected eight technology proposals for investment that have the potential to transform future aerospace missions, introduce new capabilities, and significantly improve current approaches t ... more

Space Tech Expo - Design - Build - Test - Pasadena CA - May 24-26, 2016

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AAC Microtec avionics aboard microsatellite deployed from the ISS
AAC Microtec has supplied a key avionics component for the new Philippine microsatellite Diwata-1, which was launched from Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station (ISS) on March 23 a ... more

Researchers teach AI system to run complex physics experiment
A pair of physicists in Australia have trained an artificial intelligence system to replicate the experiment that won the 2001 Nobel Prize. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Airbus Defence and Space opens a ground station in Australia for its Skynet military satellite

Russia to start financing new Phoenix carrier rocket development in 2018

Russia's Glonass system to get 8 more satellites by end of 2017

Navy to industry: it's all about plug-and-play

White House threatens veto over House defense bill

U.S. tests Saab's Sea Wasp underwater anti-IED device

U.S. Navy tests Raytheon's SeaRAM system


Industry Wants to Ensure the Warfighter Is Always Supported
On April 12th in a darkened room at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Gen. John Hyten prefaced his talk to the 32nd Space Symposium with a short, stark video. Its theme: This is how much the warfighte ... more

Payload integration begins for Arianespace's next Soyuz mission with Galileo spacecraft
The first of two Galileo navigation satellites to be orbited on Arianespace's May 24 Soyuz flight has been integrated on its payload dispenser system, marking a key step as preparations advance for ... more

Hyperloop One test bodes well for transit's fast future
The possible future of transit zipped along a short track in the desert outside Las Vegas on Wednesday before sliding to a stop in a bed of sand, sending up a tan wave. ... more
Human 2 Mars Conference May 17-19 2016 - Washington DC
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UPSat, an open-source Greek satellite
University of Patras (MEAD and ECE departments) initiated the design and development the first micro-satellite made in Greece: UPsat. The project was completed with the contribution, development and ... more

Airbus Defence and Space opens a ground station in Australia for its Skynet military satellite
A brand new purpose built satellite ground station has been established in Adelaide, to land Airbus Defence and Space's Skynet secure military satellite communications. The Australian facility exten ... more
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Tiny ocean organism has big role in climate regulation

Pacific stores the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide at depths of thousands of metres

Wildfires: More people, less fires

Rice-led study offers new answer to why Earth's atmosphere became oxygenated

Genetic history of the 'ship of the desert' revealed

Proton-conducting material found in electrosensory organs of sharks

Earthworms build huge mounds dotting tropical wetlands in South America


Russia to start financing new Phoenix carrier rocket development in 2018
Russia will begin financing the development of a new carrier rocket dubbed Phoenix in 2018, Deputy General Director of Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center Aleksandr Medvedev said F ... more

Russia's Glonass system to get 8 more satellites by end of 2017
Russia's Glonass navigation system will receive eight more satellites by the end of 2017, the head of Russia's Roscosmos's Department of Navigational Space Systems said Thursday. "Launches to ... more

U.S. Navy tests Raytheon's SeaRAM system
Raytheon reports that its SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense system has successfully completed test shots in U.S. Navy testing. ... more

Air Force demos key rocket engine technologies for new launch systems
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and contractor Aerojet Rocketdyne achieved a major milestone under the Hydrocarbon Boost program, which is advancing domestic rocket engine technologies in sup ... more

Russia Spent $1.3Bln on Vostochny Cosmodrome So Far
Russia has so far spent 84 billion rubles ($1.3 billion) on the construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday. Vostochny had been under construct ... more

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China, U.S. hold first dialogue on outer space safety
China and the United States have held their first dialogue here on outer space safety. During the dialogue on Tuesday the two sides exchanged views on issues such as outer space policy, bilateral co ... more

New TH-119 helicopter unveiled for military pilot training
Italy's Leonardo-Finmeccanica has introduced a single-engine helicopter it is offering to the U.S. Navy for its Advanced Helicopter Trainer Program. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Towards decommissioning Fukushima: 'Seeing' boron distribution in molten debris

Printing metal in midair

Humans have been causing earthquakes in Texas since the 1920s

Animal training techniques teach robots new tricks

Alkol Biotech sells large batch of sugarcane bagasse for 2G ethanol testing

Combining nanotextures with Leidenfrost effect for water repellency

Argonne coating shows surprising potential to improve reliability in wind power


U.S. Navy contracts Boeing for P-8A aircraft component repair


Thousands of Hellfire missiles for UAE


Egypt approved for Harpoon missile buy


Lockheed gets $321M Long Range Anti-Ship Missile contract


Saab to unveil first Gripen E aircraft this week


Russian Armed Forces Use Glonass Satellites for Aiming in Syria


Binocular vision-based UAVs autonomous aerial refueling platform


AeroVironment: Navy deploying underwater-launched UAS


Paramount announces armed ISR aircraft


SES Enables Danish Defence Wideband Global Satcom System Connectivity

US missile shield in Romania goes live to Russian fury

Ukraine's National Guard gets new vehicles

How the Marriage of Third Offset, Better Buying Power Affects Industry

A year of mystery swirls around latest X-37B mission

Animal training techniques teach robots new tricks

Soft wearable robot lightens heavy loads

Enhancing lab-on-a-chip peristalsis with electro-osmosis

Chinese pouring billions into US real estate: study

Ingestible robot operates in simulated stomach

NASA satellite data could help reduce flights sidelined by volcanic eruptions

China economy eases in April, sparking worries on rebound

F-35 test pilot completes 1,000th vertical landing

European vote against China market status not 'constructive': Beijing

Iran says it has equipped tanks with anti-TOW jamming system

US, Russia step up war of words over missile shield

First work platforms powered tested in VAB for Space Launch System

Danish govt recommends F-35s for combat jet order

Raytheon gets Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile contract

French EC145 helicopters getting avionics upgrade

Tamar missile fired from U.S. Army Multi-Mission Launcher

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