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September 02, 2015
How to get rid of a satellite after its retirement
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Sep 02, 2015
Researchers at University of La Rioja (Spain) have developed a new method to eliminate artificial satellites in Highly Elliptical Orbits when they finish their mission. The methodology, which allows for a reduction of both cost and risk, has been tested with the European Space Agency INTEGRAL mission, which will re-enter into the Earth's atmosphere in order to disintegrate in 2029. The problem of space debris is one of the main challenges that aerospace engineers have to face, due to the danger it ... read more
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Comet Hitchhiker Would Take Tour of Small Bodies
Catching a ride from one solar system body to another isn't easy. You have to figure out how to land your spacecraft safely and then get it on its way to the next destination. The landing part is es ... more

New, Ultrathin Optical Devices Shape Light in Exotic Ways
Researchers have developed innovative flat, optical lenses as part of a collaboration between NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology, both in Pasadena, Californi ... more

Progress for Tiangong 2
At some time in 2016, China will launch the Tiangong 2 space laboratory. The launch will break a fairly long period of inactivity for China's human spaceflight program, which underwent an uncommon s ... more
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Opportunity brushes a rock and conducts in-situ studies
Opportunity is in 'Marathon Valley' on the west rim of Endeavour Crater exploring for phyllosilicate clay minerals. The rover is operating in persistent RAM mode (not using Flash for data storage). ... more


GSAT-6A's big antenna deployed by ISRO
The Indian space agency on Sunday said it had successfully deployed the large antenna of military communication satellite GSAT-6 and also raised its orbit. According to Indian Space Research O ... more
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Earth's mineralogy unique in the cosmos
New research from a team led by Carnegie's Robert Hazen predicts that Earth has more than 1,500 undiscovered minerals and that the exact mineral diversity of our planet is unique and could not be du ... more

HI-SEAS launches year-long isolation experiment to mimic life on Mars
Six scientists have begun a yearlong isolation experiment from within a small dome to mimic life on Mars. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Iran's 'No.1 enemy' despite nuclear deal: cleric

France submits Rafale purchase proposal to Malaysia

N.Korea would have 'no chance' in a conflict with South: US

NATO activates six command units on eastern flank with Russia

Next-gen electronic jammer passes early milestone

Thales securing Oman's airports

Taiwan politician Lien meets Xi, defying Taipei


New Horizons Team Selects Potential Kuiper Belt Flyby Target
NASA has selected the potential next destination for the New Horizons mission to visit after its historic July 14 flyby of the Pluto system. The destination is a small Kuiper Belt object (KBO) known ... more

One year and counting: Mars isolation experiment begins
Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii on Friday, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars. ... more

Interstellar seeds could create oases of life
We only have one example of a planet with life: Earth. But within the next generation, it should become possible to detect signs of life on planets orbiting distant stars. If we find alien life, new ... more
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ASU chosen to lead lunar CubeSat mission
A spacecraft the size of a shoebox with Arizona origins will soon be orbiting our nearest neighbor to create a map of water-ice on the moon. The NASA-selected CubeSat will be designed, built a ... more

Russia Gets Ready for New Moon Landing
Russia's Space Research Institute is building a space probe to send to the Moon, which will allow Russian scientists to carry out scientific research on the Moon's surface for the first time since u ... more
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Repurposing would-be wasted food to feed the hungry and create jobs

Plant species' genetic responses to climate change

Humus depletion induced by climate change

Pigments, organelles persist in fossil feathers

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Biophysicists take small step in quest for 'robot scientist'
Biophysicists have taken another small step forward in the quest for an automated method to infer models describing a system's dynamics - a so-called robot scientist. Nature Communications published ... more

Nine Real NASA Technologies in 'The Martian'
Mars has held a central place in human imagination and culture for millennia. Ancients marveled at its red color and the brightness that waxed and waned in cycles over the years. Early observations ... more

Navy gives continued development approval for EOD robot
A tactical explosive ordinance disposal robot being developed by the U.S. Navy has gotten Milestone B approval to enter an engineering and manufacturing phase. ... more

Discovery of the Origin of Saturn's F Ring and Its Shepherd Satellites
Hyodo Ryuki, a second-year student in the Doctoral Program, and Professor Ohtsuki Keiji of the Graduate School of Science at Kobe University have revealed that Saturn's F ring and its shepherd satel ... more

Smooth robot movements reduce energy consumption by up to 40 percent
By minimizing the acceleration of industrial robots, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 40 percent - while retaining the given production time. This is the result of a new optimization algor ... more
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Research May Solve Lunar Fire Fountain Mystery
Tiny beads of volcanic glass found on the lunar surface during the Apollo missions are a sign that fire fountain eruptions took place on the Moon's surface. Now, scientists from Brown University and ... more

Opportunity gives clay-mineral rocks get closer inspection
Opportunity is in 'Marathon Valley' on the west rim of Endeavour Crater exploring for phyllosilicate clay minerals. The rover is operating in persistent RAM mode (not using Flash for data stor ... more
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Methanotrophs: Could bacteria help protect our environment?

Contamination pathway for plutonium, other heavy elements, identified

Evidence suggests subatomic particles could defy the standard model

Researcher develops cheaper, better LED technology

Seeing Quantum Motion

Russian oil company Rosneft reports second-quarter loss


Russia's moon landing plan hindered by financial distress


Dawn Sends Sharper Scenes from Ceres


UA Cameras Give Sight to NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission


A new model of gas giant planet formation


Comet Impacts May Have Led to Life on Earth


A brain-computer interface for controlling an exoskeleton


Mars Rover Moves Onward After 'Marias Pass' Studies


Planetary pebbles were building blocks for the largest planets


Cassini's Final Breathtaking Close Views of Dione


India to Set Up Space Research and Satellite Monitoring Station in Fiji

Navy orders HazMat robots

Crowdfunding raises $720,000 to restore Neil Armstrong spacesuit

LADEE spacecraft finds neon in lunar atmosphere

NASA can send your name to Mars

Japanese Company to Advertise Soft Drink on Moon

Solar System formation don't mean a thing without that spin

ISS astronauts developing near real-time osteoporosis and bone cancer test

Russia to Send First Ever Robot-Cosmonaut to ISS

China's "sky eyes" help protect world heritage Angkor Wat

Controlling the uncontrollable

Cassini to Make Last Close Flyby of Saturn Moon Dione

How Much Contamination is Okay on Mars 2020 Rover?

Methane, water enshroud nearby Jupiter-like exoplanet

Cassini to Make Last Close Flyby of Saturn Moon Dione

Gemini-discovered world is most like Jupiter

One Decade after Launch, Mars Orbiter Still Going Strong

Tenth transiting 'Tatooine'

RT Logic and Spaceflight to enhanced small satellite ground support

Astronomers discover 'young Jupiter' exoplanet

MIT engineers build, test bartending robots that work together

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