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August 27, 2014
Russia May Continue ISS Work Beyond 2020
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Aug 26, 2014
Russia may continue working at the International Space Station (ISS) beyond 2020, Izvestia newspaper reported Monday. "The issue of Russia's participation at the ISS after 2020 remains open, but there is a 90-percent chance that the state's leadership will agree to participate in the project further," the paper wrote citing a source at Russia's Federal Space Agency Roscosmos. Russian space enterprises continue to make new modules for the space station according to the schedule, the paper sai ... read more
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Regulating Asteroid Mining
The idea of mining asteroids is definitely in vogue. In the past few years commercial space advocates have been pursuing new private-sector space business activities. Profiting from orbital operatio ... more

Russia Considers Meteor Impact Prevention Project
A project to protect people and economic facilities from the impact of space objects could be launched in Russia this year, Russian Emergencies Ministry has announced. "The Emergencies Ministr ... more

New Horizons Crosses Neptune Orbit On Route To First Pluto Flyby
NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on Ju ... more
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Singapore launches world's first ZigBee inter-satellite comms system
Engineers at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have successfully piloted the world's first ZigBee-based inter-satellite communication system. The team at the Satellite Research ... more


Officials expand space-tracking website
Defense Department officials announced additions to its space situational awareness program's website. In a recent telephone interview with DOD News, Maj. Gen. David D. Thompso ... more
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Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz

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Opportunity Mars Rover Suffers a Series of Resets
Opportunity is moving south along the west rim of Endeavour Crater heading towards 'Marathon Valley,' a putative location for abundant clay minerals. More recently, the incidence of Flash memo ... more

Same-beam VLBI Tech monitors Chang'E-3 movement on moon
By using the same-beam VLBI technology, differential phase delay successfully monitored the lunar rover's movement during the Chang'E-3 mission when rover and lander was carrying out the tasks of se ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Japan mulls enhancing missile detecting capability

R-7 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Delivery by drone

Engineers and Technicians Install Protective Shell on NASA's Orion Spacecraft

Researchers find security flaws in backscatter X-ray scanners

GenDyn providing support services for Littoral Combat Ships

British police urge public to inform on 'aspiring terrorists'


How Titan's Haze Help Us Understand Life's Origins
Where did life on Earth come from? There are several theories as to what might have happened. Maybe comets came bearing organic material, or life was transported from another planet such as Mars, or ... more

NASA Completes Battery of Tests on Composite Cryotank
NASA has completed a complex series of tests on one of the largest composite cryogenic fuel tanks ever manufactured, bringing the aerospace industry much closer to designing, building, and flying li ... more

25 Years After Neptune: Reflections on Voyager
Neptune is in view. It is the middle of the night and everything is happening fast at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Voyager team members have had little or no sleep. Vice ... more
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Exoskeleton technology set for Navy testing and evaluation
Exoskeltons from Lockheed Martin that boost a person's strength and endurance are to be tested and evaluated for industrial use by the U.S. Navy. ... more

Scientists confirm array of microorganisms in buried Antarctic lake
Scientists have confirmed the presence of an array of microorganisms, including an extensive family of rock-eating bacteria, living in a subglacial lake in Antarctica. The discovery gives hope to scientists who suggest life could still be lurking deep under the surface of Mars. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Decision support system makes malaria diagnostics more effective

Composition of Earth's mantle revisited

Marine protected areas might not be enough to help overfished reefs recover

Trash burning worldwide significantly worsens air pollution

Earth can sustain more terrestrial plant growth than previously thought

Black carbon linked to cardiovascular health

A long childhood feeds the hungry human brain


Russia's First Exoskeleton to Help Physically Impaired
A team of Russian exoskeleton designers said Monday they were looking for disabled patients who would agree to volunteer for human tests in the country's unique ExoAtlet Project, according to Izvest ... more

Roscosmos Intends to Spend About $298 Million on Removing Orbital Clutter
The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) is planning to spend 10.8 million rubles to develop a new spacecraft that would be used to remove space debris which is locked in a geostationary orbit, ... more

US to Stop Using Soyuz Spacecraft, Invest in Domestic Private Space Industry
NASA is expected to sign a multibillion-dollar deal with a private company to launch US astronauts from the United States instead of paying Russia to use its Soyuz spacecraft, according to The Washi ... more

SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight
A SpaceX rocket exploded in midair during a test flight Friday, though no one was injured, as the company seeks to develop a spacecraft that can return to Earth and be used again. ... more

Sea Launch Takes Proactive Steps to Address Manifest Gap
Sea Launch has announced a series of cost-reduction measures designed to address an upcoming gap in the launch manifest of the Zenit-3SL system. According to plan, it is expected that Sea Laun ... more


Indian orbiter to reach Mars in 33 days
India's Mars Orbiter Mission was nine million km away from the red planet and is expected to reach it in 33 days, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said Saturday. "Mars Orbiter Mission ... more

NASA Awaits Boeing's Completion of Soyuz Replacement
NASA has announced that the US is currently close to completing development of its new commercial space taxi, which is designed to transport American astronauts to the International Space Station, r ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Introducing the multi-tasking nanoparticle

Scientists observe quantum vortices in cold helium droplets

Removing the outcome unpredictability of ultracold atomic reactions

Real 20 per cent Renewable Energy Target would decimate industry

New Properties of Rotating Superfluids Discovered in Helium Nanodroplets

Electron microscopy enables imaging of gold nanoparticles

Cutting solar support would scrap jobs


Russia to develop scavenger to collect cosmic debris by 2025


Mars thigh bone is really just a rock spotted by Curiosity


Mitsubishi Electric Ready to Deliver Himawari-8 to Tanegashima


New EIAST Primary Sat Fab Facilities Ready Soon


Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis


Electric Sparks May Alter Evolution of Lunar Soil


Mars Rover Team Chooses Not to Drill 'Bonanza King'


Has sea plankton been discovered on the ISS outer hull


Long-term spaceflights challenged as harm to astronauts' health revealed


Voyager Map Details Neptune's Strange Moon Triton

NASA Selects 26 Space Biology Research Proposals

Hitchhiking robot reaches journey's end in Canada

Humans to Mars a Principle of Space Exploration

Curiosity's Brushwork on Martian 'Bonanza King' Target

A self-organizing thousand-robot swarm

500 million year reset for the immune system

Belka and Strelka, the canine cosmonauts

Twin Galileos meet, ready for Thursday's launch

Russian Cosmonauts Carry Out Science-Oriented Spacewalk Outside ISS

Lockheed taps GenDyn unit for Space Fence ground equipment structures

Optus 10 delivered to French Guiana for Ariane 5 Sept launch

China to spend $1-bn. on massive Caribbean resort

Orbital cargo ship makes planned re-entry to Earth

The Future of CubeSats

Flexible tapes from the nanoworld

Curiosity Mars Rover Prepares for Fourth Rock Drilling

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports Fifth Successful Launch in Six Weeks

Canada's MDA receives radar antennas for satellite use

Robots inspired by origami can fold selves, walk away

The ISS just dumped 3,300 lbs of space trash to burn up in Earth's atmosphere

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